As plastic surgeons we think little about what it takes for a patient to come in to see us. Whether it is a first time consultation or even a follow-up visit, patients have to take time out of their schedule and make the effort and transportation expense to come in to see us. As we go from room to room to see different patients (hopefully on time), it takes minimal effort for us covering that distance in a few short steps.
While follow-up visits for after surgery evaluation are inevitable, initial consultations and just seeking information can be done in a more efficient manner. Many people have interest in plastic surgery and may or may not be ready to undergo the operation(s). While a tremendous amount of information is available on the internet about hundreds of cosmetic procedures, how any of it applies to oneself is the missing link in this sea of web information. Do I need a mini- or a full tummy tuck? Do I need a lift with breast implants to get the look I want? What happens to my loose skin after liposuction? Should the tip of my nose be lifted if my hump is removed? These and many other questions can only be given qualified answers by historically seeing a plastic surgeon.
Can’t find the time in your busy schedule to get in to see a plastic surgeon? Not sure which plastic surgeon to go to or whom to ask? Do you just have a few basic questions about plastic surgery and don’t want the hassle of making an appointment and waiting just to get a few quick answers? Even though you may live in Indianapolis and across town is not that far, wouldn’t it be great if you didn’t even have to leave the house to get more information about plastic surgery?
As the internet has changed, and continues to change, all of our lives, so should it be for plastic surgery. Not everyone needs or is ready for a formal plastic surgery consultation. This is where DocChatLive makes it simple and convenient. Simply fill out the consult request box on the DocChatLive page and let us know when is a good time to talk. We will then contact you to confirm or find another convenient time for your schedule when Dr. Eppley is available. We can then talk by phone or even Skype for a live conversation with a board-certified plastic surgeon….all at no cost to you. Save gas…..save time….and get what you need to know with just a few clicks of the mouse.
Off-site plastic surgery consultations are one-on-one conversations, whether they are done by phone or webcam. Their purpose is purely educational and they are not guarantees that the specific procedures are the right ones for you or that a good outcome would be obtained if they were ever performed. No conversation can ever replace an actual in-person evaluation and examination by a board-certified plastic surgeon. Such an online consultation is meant to be the first step in an informational process that will have you better prepared if you move forward with a formal plastic surgery consultation.
Dr. Eppley is one of the few plastic surgeons to offer online consultations which can be done in the convenience of your own home. Whether it is done by phone or if you have a webcam on your computer, you can sign up and talk to Dr. Eppley to get your questions answered. DocChatLive is the closest you can get to a plastic surgeon without actually being there.