It seems today that many physicians offering aesthetic procedures are offering free consultations. At Blue Water Plastic Surgery, the cost of a consultation goes toward the price of surgery, so there is no cost for patients. But, we do charge and up front cost and here’s why.
To give a prospective patient 100% of our attention, to listen, share ideas and create a surgery plan takes time. I don’t want to rush through this important part of the patient process. By the time we meet in consultation, whether that consultation is in person, or takes place virtually, patients have read my bio, they know about my training, and they have seen many of my before and after images and they may have watched dozens of videos of me discussing the procedure they desire. They know about my experience and the measures I take to show the importance I place on patient safety. But, that first consultation is the first opportunity for the patient and I to really connect with each other, to see if we have the same aesthetic vision. It’s time for me to listen and for me to let them know if I feel I can provide the results they desire. I don’t rush through these initial meetings. It’s an important first step in a partnership. A partnership that allows my patients to achieve their goals.
Dr. Alexandra Schmidt is a fellowship trained, board-certified plastic surgeon practicing in Raleigh, NC. Dr. Schmidt has been described as the Best Female Plastic Surgeon in North Carolina in many patient reviews. Dr. Schmidt performs aesthetic surgery of the face an body with a special emphasis on very natural looking results with a comfortable and rapid recovery. Patient safety and privacy are Dr. Schmidt’s highest priorities.