Your First Visit
At our Idaho Falls plastic surgery clinic, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Freeman and his staff look forward to getting to know you and serving your aesthetic needs. The team understands that planning a surgical procedure can be a challenge, so to streamline the process we’ve provided some details on what you can expect when you first visit our practice.
Getting to Know You
After introducing yourself at our front desk and completing your patient forms, you are introduced to Kim, our patient care coordinator, before meeting with Dr. Freeman. Kim reviews your medical history and asks you questions about your areas of concern. You’ll also work together with Kim to begin to visualize your desired results.
After spending some time with Kim, you’re introduced to Dr. Freeman for your formal consultation. It’s important to him to completely understand your concerns and your ideal outcome to help him formulate the best surgical plan customized for you. He will invest a good deal of time talking to you about your lifestyle to paint a broader picture of you as an individual and understand how your surgery fits into your life. He will also review all of the various options available to you, as well as the downtime required for each.
Dr. Freeman encourages you to ask questions during your consultation. He’s happy to address your concerns regarding your procedure or answer questions about his credentials. Patient education is an important element of a successful procedure, and Dr. Freeman wants you to feel perfectly comfortable about your decisions.
During your consultation, Dr. Freeman also performs a physical examination specific to your areas of concern. The examination is limited to the area in question, and we attempt to preserve your modesty at every step along the way. The physical exam is an important step to examine factors such as your skin quality, muscle tone, and other factors that could affect your surgery.
Your Next Steps
After your consultation with Dr. Freeman, you’ll visit again with Kim about your potential next steps. If you choose to undergo cosmetic surgery with Dr. Freeman, you’ll discuss your payment and financing options. You will also need to schedule your pre-op appointment and surgery date. Nearly every surgical patient will need a preoperative visit to again review all of the details regarding surgery and your recovery within a few weeks of your scheduled surgery.
Dr. Freeman and his staff understand that plastic surgery is a big decision, so your initial visit is a low-pressure appointment intended to help you gather information about your desired procedure and our practice.Back to Top