The initial consultation with Dr. Fechner represents the cornerstone of the relationship between the patient and Dr. Fechner. It is the perfect time for the patient to meet the doctor, learn about his background and qualifications. It also allows Dr. Fechner to get to know his patients and understand their precise concerns, desires and aesthetic goals.
Because time pressure may be an obstacle in the communication between patient and doctor, we reserve a minimum of one hour for the initial encounter of our new patients with Dr. Fechner. The main emphasis during the consultation lies on frank discussion and education about all possible options that plastic surgery procedures and minimal-invasive treatments may offer.
After a systematic medical and surgical history has been taken, Dr. Fechner will evaluate thoroughly the overall aesthetics and anatomy of the patient’s face. This facial analysis allows Dr. Fechner and the patient to focus on the specific areas of concern. The understanding is greatly enhanced by the mirror examination. Carefully, desired facial improvements can by shown on the patient, the process of the plastic surgery procedure explained and hidden incisions pointed out.
Next, Dr. Fechner will explain in detail the importance of proper preparation for plastic surgery of the face, the specifics of the procedure itself and the recovery period expected afterwards. Ample time is given to address any questions or concerns the patient may have about their facial cosmetic or reconstructive surgery.
Finally, digital photographs are taken and represent an important part of the patient’s medical record. For certain procedures (i.e., rhinoplasty, chin surgery, liposuction), Dr. Fechner uses digital photo imaging, a technology that is extremely helpful to agree on realistic plastic surgery goals with the patient. During the next visit, these digitally altered photographs are presented to the patient and allow reassurance that a common goal for the facial plastic surgery procedure has been established.
For more information about our comprehensive facial plastic surgery consultations, please contact us.
On behalf of the entire team at Fechner MD Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa, we would like to take a moment to say thank you again for your loyalty and support during this unprecedented time. The past several months have been unlike anything we've ever experienced, and we're working hard to evolve so that we can continue to provide you with the patient experience you have come to expect from our practice.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic, Fechner MD Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa has taken extreme precautionary measures, in addition to following the most up to date CDC recommendations and state guidelines to maximize the health and safety of our patients, staff and facility. Our surgical center and medical spa remain committed to providing the best patient care, and we are actively working to take all necessary precautions as we plan to safely re-open our practice. Please help us continue to protect the health and well-being of our patients and workplace by cooperating with all of our precautionary measures and protocols against COVID-19 at your next appointment, or as you plan for your surgery.
As a fully accredited surgical facility, Fechner MD has always observed the highest level of safety and sanitation. In fact, as a surgeon, Dr. Fechner is an expert in infection control. We want to ensure that we are doing everything possible for our patients to safely return for surgical and medical spa treatments alike.
The upgraded work flow and safety protocols we have implemented at Fechner MD far exceed those being recommended by any government agency.
Fechner MD will adhere to all local, state, and government mandates. We expect to cautiously resume medical spa and injectable treatments during Phase 2 of the Massachusetts phased reopening. We are awaiting a definitive date from Governor Baker. Cosmetic surgery is expected to resume during Phase 3 of Governor Baker’s plan. We ask for your patience and understanding as our staff is working diligently to reschedule all surgeries and procedures affected by our closure. Please understand that in order to open and adhere to Massachusetts guidelines, we will need to limit the number of staff and patients we have in our building and extend the time between patient appointments in order to sanitize rooms. This means we will have fewer available openings for procedures. In order to maximize our provider appointments, we will continue to hold consultations virtually rather than in person, with a few exceptions (body contouring, Instalift, vein treatments).
We thank you in advance for your patience throughout this time, and we look forward to seeing you here again as we begin to resume business operations. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Fechner MD Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa at (508) 754-4000 and our team will gladly assist you. Thank you!