Considering Plastic Surgery? This Book is for You!
The Essential Cosmetic Surgery Companion
This step-by-step workbook features:
- A 5-minute Telephone Screening Script to use when speaking with a surgeon’s office manager before committing to a time-consuming and costly consultation.
- Checklists for the 14 Most Popular Procedures, including rhinoplasty, breast augmentation and liposuction.
- The 29 Most Important Questions to Ask at the Consultation as well as a Consultation Summary Form for each practice.
- A 37- Question Quiz to rate and compare each cosmetic surgery practice (including anesthesia and surgical facilities).
- A Cost Tabulation Worksheet.
A Glossary of Medical Terms, a Directory of Companies that Finance Plastic Surgery and Anatomical Sketches for the doctor to illustrate his game plan.
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Now, from the author of Secrets of A Beverly Hills Cosmetic Surgeon, comes a valuable new learning resource in a unique and practical format. A consultation workbook to supply the essential questions patients must ask the doctor during their consultation.
Dr. Kotler, a pre-eminent patient advocate with over 30 years practice experience and the acclaimed “Voice of Experience” on E! Entertainment’s Dr. 90210, coaches patients through the entire consultation process. Don’t consult a cosmetic surgeon without this book!
A Prospective Patient Decides to Have Cosmetic Surgery. But Then What?
For starters, the prospective patient is often confused by just discerning who is, and who is not, qualified to perform cosmetic surgery. There is no American Board of Medical Specialties certification in cosmetic surgery as there is for 24 other recognized specialties. How, then, does one differentiate the “cosmetic surgeon” from the “plastic surgeon,” the “ophthalmic plastic surgeon,” the “dermatologic plastic surgeon” and the “facial plastic surgeon?”
Procedure selection is even more complicated because each surgeon is an artist; no two perform an identical procedure. The terminology is inconsistent, confusing. What is the difference between a “Cheek lift,” a “Mid-face lift,” a “Mini-lift,” the “S-lift” and the brand new “Threadlift?” Regarding wrinkle erasure, is a chemical peel superior to a laser peel? And which chemical peel: Phenol? TCA (tri-chloroacetic acid)? Glycolic acid? Should a nose job be performed “open”, utilizing a visible, external incision or “closed” through hidden, internal incisions?
A Well-Prepared Patient, Who Knows the Most Important Questions to Ask, Stands the Best Chance of a Successful Result
Good preparation means knowing which questions to ask. And, then, remembering to ask them. One patient related she was so flustered by an intimidating and haughty surgeon, she forgot what she wanted to ask. One of many good reasons for a patient to have the questions in hand, in an organized format.
A New and Unique Concept in Patient Education
I have learned from patients in my 28 years in private practice. And after listening to patients bemoan the challenges of knowing which questions to ask at the consultation, I realized I could impart my knowledge and offer a valuable learning resource in a unique and practical format. A consultation workbook that supplies the essential questions you must ask the doctor during your consultation. The closest thing to my sitting beside the patient at the consultation and coaching them on what to ask the doctor.
Patients Can Now Be Empowered
This step-by-step workbook includes custom Checklists for the 14 Most Common Procedures, a 5-minute Telephone Screening-Script to sort out a practice mis-match before committing to a time-consuming and costly consultation and a 37-Question Quiz to objectively “score” each practice visited. The higher the score, the more likely the patient will have found the practice right for him or her. The book also includes A Cost Tabulation Worksheet, Anatomical Sketches for the doctor to illustrate his game plan and a Directory of Companies that Finance Cosmetic Surgery.
WHAT THE EXPERTS ARE SAYING
“Dr. Kotler’s The Essential Cosmetic Surgery Companion presents the essential requisite information in an organized format that’s easy to understand. A ‘must read’ for anyone considering plastic surgery. Read it before your first consultation and take this guide with you to all your consultations with the appropriate pages pre-marked!”
Garth Fisher, MD, FACS – The original Extreme Makeover plastic surgeon
Dr. Kotler provides the important questions that only a cosmetic surgeon would know to ask. His agenda-like format is what patients – and doctors – need to stay on target during their consultation. Highly recommended.
Linda Li, MD, FACS – Featured plastic surgeon on E! Entertainment’s Dr. 90210
Dr. Kotler is one of the most respected cosmetic surgeons in the world.
Neil Cavuto – Fox News Network
A new concept in patient education. Dr. Robert Kotler coaches patients through the cosmetic surgery consultation process with this user-friendly workbook, enabling patients to maximize their time with the doctor. A powerful new tool for consumers.
Neil Baum, MD – Tulane University Medical School
Once again, Dr. Kotler is at the forefront of patient education. This unique workbook is the logical sequel to last year’s superb primer, Secrets Of A Beverly Hills Cosmetic Surgeon. Advances in cosmetic surgery, while beneficial, make decision-making more difficult. To have a successful result, patient’s need guidance and direction. Now, from one of the specialty’s best teachers, they have it.
Keith Wahl, MD, FACS Clinical Attending, University of California San Diego
This expert walks you through the specific questions to ask that will determine if a procedure and a doctor are right for you. I am recommending this book to my patients and viewers.
Mary Ann Malloy, MD – Cardiologist and Lecturer, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Medical Reporter, NBC 5 Chicago
If you’re even thinking of having cosmetic surgery, buy this book. A terrific guide filled with insider tips.
Bill Fulcher, MD – Board-certified anesthesiologist featured on E Entertainment’s Dr. 90210
As with SECRETS OF A BEVERLY HILLS COSMETIC SURGEON, author royalties are donated to fund leukemia research in memory of my brother, and in honor of my daughter, a leukemia survivor.