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If you are planning to undergo a cosmetic procedure, you deserve to understand all the details. We make a point of educating our patients about the planned procedure, what to expect in recovery, and any risks. As cosmetic procedures are elective surgeries, your first step is to select a surgeon you trust. It is always advised that you review the qualifications and credentials of the surgeon, look over ratings and reviews, and meet with the surgeon in person. It is vital that you feel comfortable and establish an instant rapport.

Dr. Joel Beck is a highly-skilled, board-certified plastic surgeon who is known for his ability to create natural-looking results. Beyond his high ratings on realself.com and healthgrades.com, where he has a five-star rating, he is known for his warm demeanor, genuine interest in his patients as individuals, and his high-level skills in performing an array of cosmetic procedures.

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Our friendly staff is available to assist you and to answer your individual questions. You can reach out to us by phone or email to find out more about a specific procedure. Once you reach us, we are happy to forward you information on the surgical procedure you are considering so you gain more knowledge about what to expect.

If you are interested in the costs involved in a procedure, we can provide you with general information, as only an in-person consultation will reveal the extent of the surgery appropriate for you.

Your Initial Appointment

We offer in office and virtual consultations. All appointments are first come, first served and we do maintain a waiting list. We strongly encourage patients to schedule their consultation 2-3 months prior to their desired surgery date in order to have priority scheduling their surgery. For patient safety and healing and the best results, the required BMI is 30 or less for almost all surgeries Dr. Beck performs under general anesthesia.

Downloadable forms in PDF format:

Upon scheduling your consultation, you will receive an email confirmation with instructions on how to register as a new patient and complete your forms. We require this new patient paperwork completed prior to your consultation appointment. (Virtual Consultations will also need to upload photos for review.) If you are unable to complete your forms via our patient portal prior to your appointment, please let us know and plan on arriving at least 15 minutes early to your appointment to complete hard copies in office.

At Your Consultation

When you meet with Dr. Beck, you will have the opportunity to get all your questions answered about the procedure. There are many advances in aesthetic surgery, and Dr. Beck will provide the various options that could achieve the improvement you envision. You won't be rushed; we plan our days so that Dr. Beck has plenty of time with each patient. You will have the opportunity to look at images of other patients Dr. Beck has treated so you can see the real-world results of the procedure. Digital images will be taken of you as a starting point. A quote will be provided so you know what to expect in cost, as well as financing options.

Schedule Your Surgery

We will schedule your procedure at a convenient date and time that works with your schedule.

Upon scheduling your surgery, you will receive an email linking you to a legal form called and “Informed Consent” to sign along with all of your Pre and Post Operative instructions to prepare you for your Pre-Op appointment with Dr. Beck and his clinical team. At this visit, approximately 3 weeks prior to your surgery, they will answer any remaining questions and make sure you are fully prepared for your upcoming procedure. You will receive instructions for medications and orders to proceed with any required pre-operative lab work or medical clearances at this appointment.

Your Surgery

You will come to the surgery center to be prepared for your procedure. Our surgical suite has been established with all of the latest technology and is operated with the highest standards for patient safety. We believe that a successful procedure should be in an environment that is nurturing, secure, and tranquil.

Prior to your procedure, you will meet with our anesthesiologist and Dr. Beck. The type of anesthesia used will vary, based upon the type of surgical procedure, and may be general, local, or include intravenous sedation.

Recovery After Surgery

We closely monitor our patients in the days following any surgery. To be released to return home, you will need to have the assistance of an adult friend or family member to drive you, and for some procedures, to stay with you for a few days. You will have full aftercare instructions that must be followed very carefully – they are for your benefit. Your first follow-up appointment takes place the day following the surgery.

Vitamins and Supplements

We believe that your recovery can be faster and more successful with the help of nutritional supplements. The supplements we use were developed specifically to aid in healing after cosmetic procedures. The VitaMedica product line includes supplements to support the immune system, ward off infection, reduce inflammation, and limit bruising. These supplements can help your healing proceed faster, and are easy to use.

VitaMedica

Aftercare

Some more extensive surgical procedures, such as a full body lift, may require a short stay at an aftercare center where you can be monitored by medical professionals. The majority of patients can return home, but should plan to have another adult assist you during the early stages of recovery. Other minor procedures will not require this extent of aftercare, but we will work closely with you so you plan out your recovery correctly. Should you need a safe, medically-supervised center at which to spend a day or a few days, we will direct you to the most pleasant, convenient, center in the Charlotte area.

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