Cosmetic surgery virtual consultations are a great way for patients to be introduced to a surgeon, gather information and discuss surgical possibilities and goals. Patients get the opportunity to speak with the doctor either by teleconference or i-chat from the comfort of their own home.
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez has been offering Virtual Consults to his plastic surgery patients for several years. His patients are able to have their consultation in either English, Spanish, or French as Dr. Rodriguez is trilingual, speaking all three languages. Dr. Rodriguez is a Yale trained Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who has been in practice for 20 years.
Many of his of town patients use Virtual Consultations as a way to pre-screen for a certain procedure before making the trip to his plastic surgery practice in Baltimore, Maryland. Patients travel from all over the world to have cosmetic surgery procedures with Dr. Rodriguez. He performs unique procedures such as the total Body lift, Brazilian butt lift, and specializes in fat grafting techniques used to rejuvenate the face, breast, buttocks, or hands.
Dr. Rodriguez utilizes fat processing techniques which result in stem cell rich fat cells which, when injected with correct techniques, produce permanent results. All procedures are performed in his state of the art Outpatient Surgery Center which is fully accredited by AAAASF and Medicare.
Patients who are having a virtual consult typically send photographs prior to the consultation. When Dr. Rodriguez first offered Virtual Consultations, most were done via telephone conference. However, with the advances and prevalence of video technology, some patients now opt for i-chat, a form of video chat. In this capacity, Dr. Rodriguez and his patient can have a virtual meeting and discuss possible surgical alternatives. Virtual Consultations usually last 20-45 minutes and have become an important tool in providing information to consumers.
In order to facilitate the virtual consultation process, Kelly, our patient coordinator, offers a step by step guide of how to prepare for your virtual consult in the video above. Details are given with regards to how to take photographs for various body areas. The photographs are discussed in detail during the virtual consultation with Dr. Rodriguez.