Listening to Your Goals and Expectations
Dr. Ditesheim begins building the surgeon-patient relationship by asking you to complete a questionnaire about yourself and your expectations for the tummy tuck procedure. This form helps him understand:
- Your motivations for having the surgery
- Your frustrations about your body
- Methods you have tried in the past
- Your medical, financial, and professional limitations
- Your expectations about the surgery
Dr. Ditesheim values his patient’s openness when responding to the questionnaire, as it helps him get a better sense of how he can help. Your answers serve as a starting point for creating your treatment plan.
The Importance of Transparency Between Patient and Surgeon
Our surgical team strives to be as transparent as possible with our patients about the tummy tuck procedure. We continuously update our before-and-after gallery of former patients. Dr. Ditesheim also regularly writes material on this surgery to help patients understand the operation and his approach.
We want our patients to have all available resources at their disposal. For this reason, Dr. Ditesheim is open with his patients about potential risks. Surgery and recovery are not always predictable, but if there are issues such as swelling or bruising, our medical team will be there to care for you until you are fully healed.
Direct Communication with Your Surgeon
It is crucial to have direct communication with your surgeon. When you become a patient at Ditesheim Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Ditesheim will give you his cellphone number. Our practice does not use a nurse triage or answering service.
Any time you have a problem or question about your procedure, you can call him directly—even at night and on weekends. We find this system very effective in strengthening the surgeon-patient relationship after the tummy tuck.
Providing Thorough Post-Operative Care for Tummy Tuck Patients
Our team will continue to support you as you recover from your surgery. There is never a charge for post-operative care at Ditesheim Cosmetic Surgery. Whether you need to come in every day for a week or once every year, Dr. Ditesheim can provide medical support. We understand that many of our patients have busy lives. If you have a medical issue, Dr. Ditesheim generally can see you right away.
Call Our Charlotte Office to Discuss the Surgeon-Patient Relationship for a Tummy Tuck Surgery
Every practice and every doctor has a different approach to building relationships with their patients. Consider scheduling a consultation at Ditesheim Cosmetic Surgery to learn more about what it is like to be a patient at this practice.
We want to build a solid surgeon-patient relationship throughout the tummy tuck procedure in Charlotte. Contact us to learn more about how we can support you throughout the entire surgical process.