Setting up a Consultation & Asking the Right Questions
When scheduling a plastic surgery consultation, there are a lot of questions and concerns that arise that sometimes can be overwhelming. We want to assist you in making this a smooth process and prepare you for your consultation that will help you book that dream procedure you have been considering for years!
Scheduling a Consultation
Please keep in mind that we do have a 48-hour cancellation policy and require a credit or debit card to hold the appointment. The consultation should take between 1 to 1½ hours. Please give yourself an ample amount of parking time to ensure you have plenty of time to meet with Dr. Firouz.
Dr. Firouz will spend a good amount of time going over the procedure you would like, recommend which procedure he feels is best for you, and answer all your questions. He will discuss your concerns and educate you on your options before you make one of the most exciting and important decisions of your life!
Before Your Consultation
After you have scheduled your appointment with our office, we will email you online paperwork to fill out before you come in as well as send you appointment confirmations.
Unfortunately, we do not validate for parking. Please park at the Bedford Drive Parking Garage located at 461 North Bedford Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. It is located next to the Rite-Aid on the corner of Santa Monica and Bedford Drive. The first two hours are FREE. If the lot is full, you can park at any other parking garage nearby or street parking.
What to Expect at your Consultation with Dr. Firouz
The consultation appointment should take between 1 to 1½ hours. The length of the consultation varies depending on how many questions you have. Please try to write down all your questions and bring them in with you at this time to ensure all your questions are answered regarding your potential procedure.
At your consultation appointment, you will meet with Dr. Firouz who will give you an overview of the procedure(s) you are interested in, and he will talk to you about your individual concerns and issues. Dr. Firouz will then examine you, address your concerns, and provide knowledge and advice on what he recommends as the best solution for you to achieve your goals.
Cost of the Procedure & Financing Options
After Dr. Firouz has examined you at your consultation, you will meet with the Plastic Surgery Coordinator. She will go over the cost of the procedure as well as all financing information.
Please click HERE if you would like to look at financing options before coming in for a consultation.
Scheduling a Surgery Date
We recommend booking your surgery date with Dr. Firouz as far in advance as possible, so that we can accommodate your schedule to the best of our ability. However, we will do whatever we can to assist patients who are looking for a surgery soon after their consultation. Please call our Plastic Surgery Consultant to find out more about Dr. Firouz’s current availability.
Please note: We require a 10% deposit of the total fees at the time scheduling a surgery.
What Kind of Questions to Ask at a Consultation
Is the surgeon board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery?
Any “Board Certification” other than “Board Certified in Plastic Surgery” is NOT the same and usually indicates that the doctor has had significantly less training. Verify the plastic surgeon is board certified in plastic surgery by looking him or her up online at the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
- Dr. Firouz is doubled board certified in plastic surgery as well as general surgery.
Is the surgeon a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons?
Anyone can wear a white coat, but not everyone is board certified in plastic surgery.
Is the surgeon authorized to perform the procedure and/or have privileges at a hospital?
Plastic surgeons who are trained to perform certain procedures are allowed by hospitals to perform them. Hospitals review such surgeon’s education and training. They also have committees in place to monitor potential problems to insure patient protection.
- Dr. Firouz has privileges at Cedars-Sinai and is able to perform procedures there.
If the surgeon operates in a private ambulatory facility, a good question to ask is whether it is an accredited facility.
For all your plastic surgery needs, trust only an accredited facility and board-certified plastic surgeon for your health and well being during a surgical procedure. An accredited facility is a member of the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF). Such facility accreditation reflects an optimal standard of care within industry standards. Although not legally required, it is better to opt for a facility with strict requirements regarding the operation and routine daily activities with an influx of patients. Levels of cleanliness, sterility and other safety procedures are implemented. For example, an accredited facility by this association will be inspected every 3 years. Also, the routine operations of a facility are beneficial whether you are opting for a minimally invasive surgery or a more extensive procedure like a breast augmentation, mommy makeover or tummy tuck.
- Dr. Firouz performs surgery at two fully accredited facilities: Summit Surgery Center and La Peer Surgery Center.
Do you feel comfortable with the surgeon?
Feeling comfortable with the surgeon can actually effect the outcome because it may cause you to become more stressed if you have a surgeon that you do not feel at ease with. You may also be hesitant to ask questions that are important about your recovery and possible outcome.
- Dr. Firouz prides himself on having impeccable bedside manners. He treats every patient like they are a part of his family and patiently answers every question. Whether you had surgery a day ago or ten years ago, he is very thorough and accommodating to any questions you may have regarding the procedure you had with him.
Do you feel comfortable with the staff?
Trusting the staff is also a very important aspect in deciding on your surgeon. The staff is important as you will be spending a lot of time with them as well as the surgeon.
- At Dr. Firouz’s office, we pride ourselves with having patience and understanding throughout the entire surgery process. From the receptionists, to the nurses and the Plastic Surgery Coordinator, you will feel at home and confident with your decisions. Our team will be there for you not only to book your procedure but also as a confidant. You will receive our Plastic Surgery Coordinator’s personal cell phone number, which you will be able to call and/or text her.
Resquest An Appointment
To learn more about scheduling a consultation with Dr. Jimmy Firouz, call us today at 310.274.4321.