Do I Need To Have 3D CT Scans For A Virtual Consultation?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I wanted to ask if a patient has to have a procedure in mind for the virtual consultation or can you also book it to get ideas what can be improved with a procedure? And would it make sense to have scans ready for a virtual consultation?

A: It would usually be most helpful if the patient provided some insight into their concerns and/or  their goals. The greatest likelihood of high patient satisfaction is if the surgeon performs surgery that aligns with the patient’s primary concerns.

A scan usually does not tell the surgeon what procedures to perform, it merely provides a platform on which to design the surgery. (e.g., custom facial implants)

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon