What to expect at your consultation
We believe that consultations are a forum for both the patient and cosmetic surgeon to gather and communicate information to each other. We’ve designed the patient consultation experience around what we would like in a visit to a Charlotte, NC cosmetic surgeon—and we’re pretty picky. We like seeing the doctor quickly, not feeling pressured by sales tactics, being able to reach our doctor if we’re worried or just have a question, and of course we expect friendly office staff. So that’s what we offer you.
FOR A FREE CONSULTATION
Your consultation journey begins
When you open the door, you’ll enter our quiet, inviting lounge. Whether it is just you or you have brought a significant other (who are always welcome!), you will be greeted by Jan Stanbro, our friendly and knowledgeable Director of Patient Experiences. She’s the one you most likely spoke with on the phone. Jan isn’t going to have you fill out pages of paperwork, but rather welcome you to our office.
Our experienced nursing staff will say hello and escort you to our consultation room, where you will meet with Dr. Ditesheim. If you are seeing us about a breast enhancement or body contouring procedure, we will provide you with a soft, warm cloth robe to change into.
Your full cosmetic surgery consultation will probably take about one hour from start to finish, but can take longer if needed. Most important is that all your questions are answered and that you feel you have received all the information you need. You’ll never feel rushed at our office. In our experience, a thorough consultation allows us to better meet your needs.
A few things you should know…
- We aim to spend the majority of your consultation listening and understanding your needs as a patient.
- There are never too many questions or the wrong questions to ask.
- We’re passionate about helping patients and love to talk about cosmetic surgery.
Our consultation fee is $85, and is reserved with a credit card when you call to schedule your appointment.
Meeting with Dr. Ditesheim
When you’re ready, Dr. Ditesheim will introduce himself and give you a chance to discuss your desires and motivations for cosmetic surgery. He will evaluate your area of concern and explain the possible ways that cosmetic surgery can help you to acheive your specific goals.
“I felt like Dr. Ditesheim really listened to my concerns and guided me to the procedure that would give me the best possible outcome…It was obvious he wanted to know what I wanted, rather than trying to convince me what my ideal body should look like.”
K.L., Breast Augmentation Patient
During your examination, a nurse will be right there with Dr. Ditesheim. We do not use non-physician “consultants,” as in many plastic surgery practices. We believe you should have your questions answered directly by the plastic surgeon who will be performing your surgery and meet the same caring medical professionals who will be with you from your first consultation to the operating room and throughout your recovery and aftercare.
Wrapping things up
After you and Dr. Ditesheim have addressed your concerns and questions to your satisfaction, you will meet back up with a member of our staff. We’ll go over all the phases of your cosmetic surgery with you:
- Details of the surgery scheduling
- What to expect between now and your procedure day
- Your expected recovery process
- Your post-procedure visits to our cosmetic surgery center
- Your payment and financing options
No question unanswered
Dr. Ditesheim and his team will answer all of your questions in detail. However, with the extent of information you will receive during the cosmetic surgery consultation, you may have questions that arise after you after you have left the office. We encourage you to call back with any lingering or new questions.