THE COSMETIC SURGERY DECISION
People look in the mirror on a daily basis and see something they would like to change about themselves. Whether it is as simple as the color of their hair or the condition of their skin, it is human nature to want to continually improve on what nature has bestowed on us. In addition, more and more people are finding that the changes they seek cannot be taken care of with hair dye or a facial cream. These people are looking for changes that can improve their appearance more permanently. These are the people who consider cosmetic surgery as an option. Anyone considering cosmetic surgery should be comfortable with the doctor(s) they choose, and feel that the time spent in their Cosmetic Consultation was thorough and informative.
THE COSMETIC CONSULTATION
In order to make your dreams become a reality, you must take the first step – contact us to make an appointment for the Cosmetic Consultation. The goal of a cosmetic consultation is primarily to educate the patient about the surgery in question, the process of preparing for surgery, and the recovery period involved. The cosmetic consult is an important step in the process of considering cosmetic surgery. We understand more than anyone that a cosmetic consultation can be seen as an intimidating or daunting experience. Because of this, we take special care to ensure that our patients feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible in a professional, yet friendly atmosphere.
A consultation with Dr. Urzola generally takes 1 hour to 1.5 hours. Upon arrival, you will check in with our front office staff, and fill out all necessary paperwork. This will include a brief health history, giving our physicians the information they need to determine that you are a good candidate for elective surgery.
You will meet Dr. Urzola in a private, comfortable consultation room where you will spend time communicating your specific desires and wishes. The doctor will examine you and give you his advice on how to best achieve the results that you desire.
After meeting with Dr. Urzola our care consultant will discuss cost with you. She will ensure that all your questions and concerns are answered. You will receive a fee quote that you can take home with you that day. We hope that you leave our office an informed patient, excited about the future, and it’s many possibilities. We are available for any follow up questions by phone or even for a 2nd consult to assist you in making your decision. To schedule a consultation, click here
It is Dr. Urzola’s policy to perform every procedure with a board certified anesthesiologist to maximize your safety. This will ensure that all components are at their optimum during your surgical procedure.
Before the surgery you will meet with Dr. Daniel Masis, he will examine your pre-operative lab works and perform a thorough medical examination and discuss any doubts and concerns you might have.
TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO SURGERY
and TWO WEEKS FOLLOWING SURGERY
- NO VITAMIN E except in a daily multi-vitamin.
- NO aspirin or aspirin products.
- NO anti-inflammatory products (Advil, Motrin, Alleve or any ibuprofen products).
- NO ALCOHOL ( very important: NO RED WINE ).
- NO SMOKING or nicotine products.
- You must notify our office of ANY medications you are taking, including over the counter drugs such as cold or headache medications, nose drops, etc.
- Extra-strength Tylenol (acetaminophen) is allowed pre- and post- operatively for pain and /or fever.
- NO herbs of any kind.
- NO recreational drugs at all- EXTREMELY DANGEROUS.
- Drink 8-10 glasses of bottled water per day.
- Read the information about your surgery in this website.
- Read and understand the informed consent.
THE NIGHT BEFORE SURGERY
Wash the area to be treated and shampoo hair using an antibacterial soap and shampoo.
If instructed, take pre-op medication.
DO NOT EAT OR DRINK anything 8 hours before surgery, except as directed by our staff.
THE DAY OF SURGERY
Take pre-op medications if instructed.
Remove all make-up and wash your face using an antibacterial soap before coming to the hospital for surgery.
Do not use any hair spray or hair fixatives on the day of surgery.
For men, shave closely prior to the day of your surgery.
Do not wear contact lenses to your surgery.
Leave valuables at home, in the recovery, or with family members.
Wear loose, comfortable BUTTON DOWN THE FRONT clothing. If desired bring a scarf and sunglasses to wear when leaving the surgery center.
Please arrange for someone to drive you to and from the Surgery Center on the day of your surgery. The recovery center offers this service.
Make arrangements for someone to pick you up and remain with you for at least 24 hours following surgery. A FRIEND, A FAMILY MEMBER OR A MEMBER OF THE STAFF OF THE RECOVERY CENTER MUST ACCOMPANY YOU WHEN YOU LEAVE THE SURGERY CENTER . DO NOT DRIVE following surgery until cleared by Dr. Urzola or his staff.
Do not sign any papers or make important decisions for 24 hours after surgery. Medications in your system may alter your judgment.