The first step to a more beautiful (and more confident) you…
Your Surgical Consultation is the very first step in your cosmetic surgery journey. And a very important first step it is too: you are likely to feel excited and nervous in equal measure. So our job is to make you feel comfortable, put you at ease, and give you all the information you need to make an informed decision on your cosmetic surgery.
Here’s what happens at your Surgical Consultation…
Arriving at our clinic
When you arrive at Canova Medical, you will be greeted warmly and offered an authentic Italian coffee. The coffee is freshly made with a proper machine (the same used in Italian Caffeteria), and is served in fine Villeroy & Boch bone china cups. The finishing touch: an Italian Ferrero Rocher chocolate. E’ delizioso!
You will have our undivided attention, as you will never see another patient at Canova Medical. Your appointment with us will be in total confidence.
Your Consultation will start promptly at the time you’ve arranged with us.
The Consultation with your Surgeon
The entire duration of your one-hour Consultation will be with the Surgeon performing your cosmetic surgery procedure. (Click here to meet the team at Canova Medical.)
He will take the time to get to know you and the outcomes you’re looking for. The recommendations he’ll make will be based upon your specific needs.
You can expect the Surgical Consultation to include:
- A thorough review of your medical history.
- A discussion on your expectations from your desired cosmetic surgery, and what cosmetic surgery may realistically offer you. (Including what you cannot realistically expect from surgery.)
- A general physical examination of the area to be treated.
Having decided that you are a suitable candidate for cosmetic surgery, your Surgeon will then recommend a treatment plan. The treatment plan will generally cover:
- The intended operation.
- The type of anaesthesia to be used.
- Whether it will be a day case or overnight stay.
- The date of surgery.
- Details of the hospital where the surgery will take place.
- Type and size of implants (if you’re having a breast enlargement).
You will be able to ask as many questions as you like, and will be given all the information you need to make an informed decision.
After your Consultation: the cooling-off period
Once you’ve had your Surgical Consultation, and you feel that you have all the necessary information to proceed, Canova Medical will give you a cooling-off period. This cooling-off period gives you the opportunity to think your cosmetic surgery procedure through.
The vast majority of our patients undergo their surgery at least two weeks after their Consultation.
You will never be asked to make a decision directly after your Consultation. In fact, we will refuse to schedule any surgery at that time, as we want you to make an informed decision that you’ll be happy with in the long-term.
What if you want to have your cosmetic surgery immediately?
Only in exceptional cases will we schedule the cosmetic surgery right away. This is entirely at your Surgeon’s discretion, as your long-term well being is the most important factor.
So how do you book your cosmetic surgery?
When you’ve decided that you’d like to go ahead, you’ll be invited to call our medical team to book your operation.
You can read more about the subsequent steps in the cosmetic surgery process.
Consultation fee for Surgical Consultations
There is a one-off £120 consultation fee for your one-hour Surgical Consultation.
It is normal for medical specialists to charge a fee for their time. The cosmetic surgery clinics that do not charge a fee use the Consultation as a promotion. So when you have a Consultation at Canova Medical you will receive our professional, medical opinion, as you would expect from a medical specialist.
The Consultation fee is a one-off charge: there are no further Consultation fees, neither for your follow-up review appointments, nor for any other treatments you may consider in future. Once you’ve seen us, you’ll be part of the Canova family.
100% Satisfaction Guarantee
When you pay for a Consultation, you want to make sure that you get value for money. And for us, that means that the Surgeon gives you detailed and personalised advice based on your own, unique needs. (Whereas at other Clinics, you may receive a sales pitch from a Patient Coordinator with no medical training.) At Canova Medical, many patients find the Consultation so in-depth that they take notes, as there’s so much good advice on offer.
However, you’ll receive a refund (without you needing to ask for it) if you are not a good candidate for cosmetic surgery. This way you can try Canova Medical risk-free to see if we’re right for you.