The consultation starts in the exam room. You'll show Dr. Perry what you don't like and what you'd like changed. He'll take photographs and you'll both sit down in the consultation office and look at your photos. If appropriate, he'll digitally alter your photos to show you what you might look like after surgery. Dr. Perry is just beginning to use the latest 3D technology, with the Vectra camera. Come in and experience this fascinating new technology.
Dr. Perry will discuss possible solutions for you, from the simplest skin care to the most complex surgical procedures. He'll give you an honest assessment of how you might or might not benefit from procedures and he will frankly discuss the risks involved. Then he'll show you photographs of other patients who have had similar procedures. You'll spend about an hour with Dr. Perry and, as a bonus, you will receive a copy of Dr. Perry's award winning book, "Straight Talk about Cosmetic Surgery.
The fee for the consultation is $300 and is paid one week in advance to reserve your appointment. The fee is not refundable if your consultation is canceled after this date. The consultation fee is subtracted from any service or procedure valued over $500 that is performed within 6 months of the consultation.
This consultation is very comprehensive and may encompass a discussion of skincare, weight loss, and nonsurgical and surgical procedures. This experience differs significantly from free or low fee consultations that other doctors offer. In those consultations, often a very short amount of time is spent with the doctor and the remainder of the consultation is spent with a nurse, a marketer, or even a DVD. As they say, you get what you pay for. Even if your consultation results in a decision to not have surgery, most people acknowledge that the knowledge gained was well worth the price of admission...
Formal Second Opinions
Sometimes you’re just not sure whether you should have surgery or whether the surgeon who you have chosen has the correct plan for you. You can take advantage of Dr. Perry's education and extensive experience by having a second opinion. During this hour long consultation, you will review the problems that you would like corrected and discuss the options that your surgeon has chosen for you. Dr. Perry will give you his best opinion as to whether the plan proposed to you is the best for you. He will make suggestions that you can bring back to your surgeon to discuss.
This consultation can be done in person or through video chatting (Apple’s Facetime on a Mac computer, iPad, or iPhone works best and is encrypted on each end). You should have your office records from your doctor and your prior operative reports available for the consultation.
Dr. Perry will summarize his recommendations for you in a written report that you can bring to your doctor.
The fee for this type of second opinion is $600.