Before you come into the office, you’ll have the chance to chat with some of our friendly office staff and ask them questions. Many patients find this helpful to understand more details about a procedure before coming in for an initial visit. You’ll receive a good deal of information about treatment options, but you’ll need to schedule a consultation to get more specific advice on which procedure can help you.
What To Bring on Your First Visit
After scheduling your consultation, you will receive paperwork that you can print and fill out at home before your appointment. If you are unable to complete the paperwork before your visit, make sure to arrive ten to fifteen minutes before your appointment.
At the beginning of your consultation, Dr. Comizio will need to go through a detailed medical history to screen for any conditions that may pose an additional risk for surgery. Helpful information to mention during this conversation is:
- Any medications you are currently taking.
- Supplements or vitamins that you take regularly.
- Chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure.
- Records from previous surgical procedures.
- Any implant information.
- Mammogram or other breast imaging reports.
- Allergies to medications and anesthesia.
- Lifestyle choices such as smoking.
While many patients can still undergo surgery if they have medical conditions, Dr. Comizio may need to take certain precautions during surgery and requests that you abstain from smoking at least 4 weeks before and 2 weeks after your procedure.
How Long Will My First Visit Be?
Your visit will take between forty-five minutes to an hour and fifteen minutes. During this time, you will have the chance to ask Dr. Comizio any questions that you have about the procedure and create a treatment plan that will act as her guide if you decide to undergo surgery. This first visit gives you insight into Dr. Comizio’s approach and is the best way for you to find out if she is the right plastic surgeon for you.
For additional advice on what to bring for your first visit, contact our Morristown office at 973.775.9248.