The Virtual Steps
Please complete our consultation form, including your medical and surgical history.
We request that you “attach several photos” regarding the aesthetic area(s) of concern. The initial photos required are the front view and two side views. These photos can be easily attached to your consultation form and emailed to the office.
The Surgeon will personally review each consultation form submitted.
Following this, the surgeon or his patient coordinator will respond to you directly. This correspondence will address if you are a surgical candidate for the procedure inquired or if another procedure would be better suited for optimal aesthetic results. At this time, a “Virtual Consultation” may be scheduled. Likewise, we welcome all questions while reviewing costs, recovery and the anticipated length of stay for healing in Cape Town, South Africa.
Typically, we can combine both an in-person visit to confirm the surgeon’s cosmetic or reconstructive assessments, and then the following day the surgeon performs the surgical procedure.
Two weeks before surgery, we will contact you to review important items such as preoperative guidelines, postoperative care and medications or supplements to discontinue. We will be on hand to help coordinate any medical tests needed either in your home town or in Cape Town, upon your arrival. The surgeon affords his patients corporate rates with many local hotels, and we’d be delighted to help you with those arrangements. Likewise, a specially trained nurse can personally assist with your recovery at the recovery retreat.
Generally, patients visit with the surgeon several times within 7 to 12 days after surgery. While each patient recovers at a different rate, most are able to return home in about two weeks.
Should you feel that a secondary ‘virtual consultation’ is required, the surgeon’s office staff will schedule this for you at a convenient time.
We will tailor your ‘face to face’ appointment to fit within your schedule and travel arrangements.
*Special Note: The “Virtual Consultation” service offered by the surgeon is based only on the medical information and photographs made available by the patient through the provided service. Therefore, this is not an adequate substitute for an in person office visit.