Consultation Experience – Why We Are Different
If you have considered plastic surgery, a consultation appointment with a qualified plastic surgeon is the next step toward determining if the procedure you have in mind is right for you. The consultation appointment is your opportunity to meet the surgeon, learn more about the surgical process, and get answers to any questions you may have. John M. Hilinski, M.D. is highly experienced in facial plastic surgery and utilizes his extensive training and skill to offer treatments for enhancement and rejuvenation. He is also widely regarded as a compassionate and caring surgeon who is dedicated to educating patients and ensuring their surgical experience is positive. Learn more about Dr. John Hilinski and the advantages of choosing a board certified facial plastic surgeon.
Preparing for Your Consultation
In the time leading up to your consultation, you may want to write down any questions you have for Dr. Hilinski so that you remember to ask them during your appointment. Feel free to review our Frequently Asked Questions when developing your own questions. Plan to leave yourself adequate travel time to your appointment so that you do not feel rushed and are able to make the most of your time with Dr. Hilinski. If you have previously had cosmetic surgery it is important to disclose this and it can be helpful to bring along your medical records if possible. Dr. Hilinski is highly experienced and sought after for revision rhinoplasty surgeries.
The Plastic Surgery Consultation Process
Your consultation appointment is an important time to learn more about the procedure you are interested in. Dr. Hilinski will assess your physical health and discuss your goals to determine if you are candidate. Photos may be taken for your medical file. The consultation process can vary, but appointments generally take about 45 minutes. If your consultation is for a surgical procedure your appointment will be with Dr. Hilinski, and if it is for a non-surgical procedure your consultation may be scheduled with our aesthetic registered nurse.
Plastic Surgery Simulator Imaging
As part of Dr. Hilinski’s commitment to helping patients make informed decisions, he may utilize advanced imaging software during your plastic surgery consultation. This unique part of the consultation process allows you to visualize what your likely post operative result would look like. Dr. Hilinski is careful to use his own experience and professional judgement, along with the imaging tools, to create realistic patient expectations. Whether you are seeking to restore a youthful look with a browlift, strengthen your profile with a chin implant, or correct an asymmetrical nose, Dr. Hilinski will always focus on beneficial results that enhance your natural beauty.
Scheduling Your Plastic Surgery
If Dr. Hilinski determines that you are a good candidate for plastic surgery, and you decide to move forward with our practice, then the next step is to schedule your surgery. The wait time for surgical appointments can vary based upon many factors, but surgery is typically scheduled a month or two in advance. Whether you decide to become a patient of Dr. Hilinski or not, we urge you to have patience with the surgical process in order to have the best outcome possible. If you encounter a plastic surgeon with no wait time for scheduling surgery, you may want to question why they are able to schedule your surgery so quickly. Did they just have a cancellation? Or, if that surgeon is not in high demand, you may want to learn why before you commit to them. When you schedule surgery with Dr. Hilinski, our team will take the time to answer any questions you may still have and we will review detailed pre-surgical instructions with you.
Pricing and Financing for Plastic Surgery
Dr. Hilinski is committed to making the plastic surgery process as simple as possible and we are dedicated to offering high quality care with transparent pricing. You will have an opportunity to discuss pricing for your personalized treatment plan at the time of your consultation appointment. In addition to working with health insurance providers whenever possible, we also accept a range of payment types and offer financing through Care Credit®. Learn more about financing options for plastic surgery with Dr. Hilinski.
Tips for Choosing a Plastic Surgeon
A plastic surgery consultation is not an obligation to have surgery. It is your chance to develop a rapport with a surgeon and get all the information needed to make an informed choice. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when choosing a plastic surgeon.
- Research qualifications Make sure that the surgeon’s credentials and experience meet your expectations. Dr. Hilinski attended Harvard Medical School and is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology (ABO) and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS). The Hilinski Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) is accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities.
- View Results Take time to read actual patient testimonials and look at the surgeon’s before and after photos for the procedure you are interested in. View Dr. Hilinski’s patient gallery, including results for rhinoplasty, facelift, and more.
- Follow Your Instinct Once you have considered the facts, including a surgeon’s education, experience, accreditations, and results, then reflect on how you feel during a consultation appointment. You should feel comfortable with the surgeon, and should not feel pressured into surgery.
We look forward to meeting you and we would be honored to guide you through the life-changing process of plastic surgery. Contact us with any questions or to schedule your consultation appointment.
Dr. John Hilinski has either authored or reviewed and approved this content.