The Consultation

The first step in the surgical process is your initial consultation. As a dedicated plastic surgery specialist, Dr. Papanicolaou meets personally with every one of his patients. During your consultation with Dr. Papanicolaou, he will listen to your specific concerns in order to provide you with an evaluation to help you achieve the results you desire based upon your goals, lifestyle, and unique anatomy.

In the consultation, Dr. Papanicolaou will do a physical exam and take a complete history. He will carefully evaluate the part of your body (your breasts, your nose, your abdomen) for which you are considering surgery, and explain the procedure to you in detail, including the benefits, drawbacks, risks and potential complications, and different surgical approaches. He will discuss your expectations with you to ensure they are realistic, and provide you with resources and literature about the type of surgery you have chosen.

If you have photos (from a magazine, or from another plastic surgery site) that reflect your expectations, bring them in as part of your consult. They will help Dr. Papanicolaou determine what you’re looking for, and help him explain whether or not it can be achieved through surgery. He will also show you before and after photographs to illustrate what certain techniques can accomplish and to help you understand what the results would look like.

Before your appointment, we encourage you to write down any questions you might have about the surgery or about Dr. Papanicolaou as they occur to you. Many patients get “caught up in the moment” and often forget to ask key questions.

After your consultation, you should feel like the decision you’re making is an informed one.

We’ll take the time – really listen to you – to see what cosmetic and plastic surgery can do for you.

Do not hesitate to contact Dr. Papanicolaou or his team at Soma Plastic Surgery and schedule a consultation and we will explain to you everything about popular cosmetic surgeries.