WHAT TO EXPECT
Your first office visit will consist of an initial consultation. During this meeting, Dr. Dodde will get to know you, learn about your goals and determine your needs. No surgery is performed during the initial consultation.
Once you and Dr. Dodde have discussed your personal goals and priorities, he will develop a treatment plan. He will then educate you on the procedure, goals, limitations, anticipated post-operative recovery period and restrictions, as well as any potential risks involved with the procedure.
After this has all been discussed, our staff will provide you with a cost estimate or contact your insurance company to determine if the surgery or procedure is a covered benefit before proceeding. If the surgery or procedure is a cosmetic surgery or procedure, financing options from CareCredit are available to you. To schedule a surgery or procedure, you will need to make a 20-percent deposit. The balance of the cost estimate is due 30 days prior to the procedure.
A week prior to the surgery or procedure, a nurse will contact you to go over pre-operative instructions. Frequently, a second visit will be scheduled to allow you to ask questions, clarify goals, and review any instructions.