Step One

Get to Know Your Physician

Your surgeon should clearly explain his or her credentials, education, training and experience. Also ask about your surgeon's background. A well-trained surgeon is proud of their accomplishments and will certainly share them with you.

Step Two

Honest Discussion

A clear understanding of the process, from scheduling the procedure through post-surgery recovery, will help you make a more informed decision. During your initial consultation, your surgeon should ask you about your concerns and motivations for pursuing surgery and explain reasonable expectations for the procedure outcome. The surgeon will use images and diagrams to facilitate communication.

Step Three

Clinical Exam

The surgeon’s exam consists of measuring and, depending on the procedure, rules out masses or other pathology. A registered nurse is present throughout the exam and will complete the consultation by taking photos of the intended surgical site. These will be used to track your results and sent home with you after the procedure.

Step Four

Post-Consultation

All patients will meet with the cosmetic coordinator after their consultation with the surgeon. She will review pricing and options, and schedule procedures.

Things to Consider

Cosmetic surgery and aesthetic services can help improve your appearance, but may not be appropriate for everyone. Before any surgical or aesthetic procedure, make sure you are informed about facility safety regulations and staff license and certifications.

Surgical Suite

Safe operating rooms must be accredited by a recognized national certifying agency. Office-based surgical suites are a huge advantage for you and your surgeon.

Anesthesiologist

At our facility, anesthesia is administered by a board-certified or board-eligible anesthesiologist or certified nurse anesthetist.

Board-Certified

Plastic surgeons who complete 6-8 years of specialized training after medical school and pass written and oral exams may become certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS).

Hospital Privileges

Our surgeons have privileges to perform the same procedure at a local hospital and have the ability to admit patients to that hospital in the event of an emergency.

Our Facility

Take a peek at our facility before your first consultation.
Carilion Clinic Cosmetic Center
Business Hours
Weekdays 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday 8 a.m. 6:00 p.m.
Phone
540-853-0510
Address
2107 Rosalind Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24014