Why doesn't Dr. Brueck charge for plastic surgery consultations?
A lot of potential patients are reluctant to have that first meeting with their plastic surgeon, may I offer part of a recent testimonial I received?
"From the moment I walked in the door I was treated with great respect. During our initial consultation, I felt absolutely no pressure from you what so ever. I felt that you wanted me to choose a surgeon based on who I was most comfortable with. I felt that you were there for me to ask any questions and give any information. I needed, to make a very informed decision. I never once felt rushed or persuaded." (To read the rest of this testimonial, please click this link)
Here's another patient's testimonial concerning a consultation:
A note of thanks to you, Dr. Brueck, and your staff for a most delightful visit yesterday! I felt immediately at ease and confident in pursuing surgical intervention in your care. I did not know quite what to expect, and I appreciate your making the initial consultation a positive and comfortable one. I am committed to the procedure, Dr. Brueck, and hope to call on you soon. Thanks very much for using your gifts to help others. Have a wonderful week!:)" - LW
Now, to answer the question - I believe there are two basic reasons to offer free consultations.
First, when you and I meet, we will discuss a lot of things about you, your desires and goals and the state of your current health.
a. Based on my experience and observation, I may counsel you to have a different procedure than you are asking about, .
b. I may advise you not to have a procedure if it will not fulfill your expectations.
c. I may find that your current health is such that you should defer any plastic surgery procedure until your general health improves.
I can't in good conscience charge you for a consultation that may have any of those results.
Second, the decision to have plastic surgery is one that should be approached only after careful consideration.
a. All surgery carries some risk with it. (Any aurgeon who tells you otherwise should raise immediate questions in your mind.). Plastic surgery is no exception.
b. I will show you examples of the results other plastic surgery patients have realized.
c. If making your initial, confidential consultation free will encourage you to become informed as you decide about plastic surgery, it's the right thing to do.
Perhaps knowing that it is free, confidential and without any obligations to proceed, will encourage you to sit down with me. To make this easy, I offer consultations in all my offices - Fort Myers, Cape Coral and Punta Gorda. When you call, we can work out the time and place.
Finally, while it is critically important to select a plastic surgeon who is Board Certified by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, it also is important that you feel good about your surgeon as a person. You should trust your plastic surgeon's training, demeanor, aesthertic eye and concern for you. The consultation should reassure you about all these characteristics.
You should know, "I have never regretted a case I didn't accept."
Now for a little background about me:
I am Board Certified and fellowship-trained in cosmetic plastic surgery. I practice in Southwest Florida offering face lifts, rhinoplasty (nose surgery), breast enhancement, tummy tucks and other procedures. The highest quality patient care is my number one priority.
I have been performing plastic surgery, cosmetic surgery and reconstructive surgery procedures for more than 30 years. I have been honored to be designated a Top Doctor, by the users of RealSelf.com, an independent website that answers patient questions and solicits patient reviews:
I currently practice in a state-of-the-art plastic surgery, cosmetic surgery and reconstructive surgery facility in Fort Myers, incorporating the most advanced cosmetic surgery technologies and the latest plastic surgery therapies available. I also have a satellite office for cosmetic surgery patients in Cape Coral.Click here for more about my medical and surgical training.
You may contact Dr. Brueck for a free, confidential and private consultation by telephone at 239-204-5040, the most confidential medium, or through email or, if you prefer contact with a woman, through his Aesthetic Co-ordinator, Judy. Please understand that email, even encrypted email, as is our Ask the Doctor form, is inherently unsecure since your written rmessage may be seen by unauthorized people after it is received in our office.