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Planning Cosmetic Surgery

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 set appointments over the phone or by email. Use our online appointment form to set a convenient time for your initial consultation and exam. You won’t be rushed; we plan our days so that we have plenty of time with each patient. We will contact you two days prior to your initial appointment to remind you.

At Your Consultation

When you come to our Charlotte plastic surgery clinic, our friendly receptionist will guide you through the first steps, which includes filling out an extensive health questionnaire. Take care in answering questions so we get all the information on your medical history, any medications and supplements you currently take and any health conditions you have.

When you meet with our surgeon, you will have the opportunity to get all your questions answered about the procedure. There are many advances in cosmetic technology, and we provide the various options that could achieve the improvement you envision. You have the opportunity to look at images of other patients we have treated so you can see the real-world results of the procedure. Digital images will be taken of you as a starting point. A fee 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. A legal form called an “Informed Consent” will be given to you for review, which explains issues such as potential risks or complications.

You will have a pre-op appointment at which we confirm you are a safe to undergo the procedure with medical and lab reports. The prescriptions for the medications you will need after surgery will be provided so you have all you need at hand prior to the surgical 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.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 View Update Virtual Consultation

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

During this time, we would like to ensure your safety and take the necessary precautions, so we are continuing to offer patients virtual consultations for surgical and non-surgical procedures, medspa treatments, and skincare products.

Consultations can be made with Dr. Beck and April Walter, our medical aesthetician. Our patient care coordinator will provide quotes for procedures and correspond with patients regarding scheduling as we all navigate the situation in regards to COVID-19. Patients who have already scheduled surgery will be our top priority in rescheduling their procedures. Patients who have undergone their video consultations will be placed on a waiting list for first come first served status.

We are now also scheduling in-office consultations. Your comfort at this time is most important to Dr. Beck, so rest assured that our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued. This means a new protocol for in-office appointments, which will be provided prior to your arrival to keep our patients as informed and safe as possible.

Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors, and friends.

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