On the day of your consultation, the surgeon will:
- Take a detailed medical history and discuss any points necessary to obtain more information about you.
- Try to gain an understanding of your goals and expectations.
- Take your measurements.
- Suggest an appropriate size for your measurements. Ultimately, you choose the size. The surgeon can only suggest what will fit.
- Discuss the risks of surgery.
It is important to communicate with the surgeon about whether or not you like or dislike something. The surgeon can only show you what to look at – he cannot tell you what to like. And if you are not sure, then it is near impossible for the surgeon to deliver a result.
Often as a patient, you may feel that the surgeon is not “comforting: or “reassuring”. The surgeon will not sugar-coat or attempt to sell a result. It is a legal requirement that the surgeon does not overstate the result or diminish your perception of the risks. This may seem that the surgeon is not caring, but this is not the case. It is simply that he must ensure you are able to make an informed decision about whether to proceed, which means advising you of every element required to do that.