New Patient Kit
Dr. Trussler and his staff would like to welcome you to his plastic surgery practice. We know that choosing a plastic surgeon can be challenging and we appreciate your choice to schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Trussler.
Our new patients are provided with information designed to educate and introduce you to facts and Dr. Trussler’s recommendations for the care before, during and after your plastic surgery procedure. You will find that in discussing with friends and family, as well as through internet-research that there are many opinions and ways to manage and care for common plastic surgery problems. Dr. Trussler encourages you to learn as much as you can about your plastic surgery procedure, but he will provide you with his own personal philosophy and intuitive approach to plastic surgery.
- Comprehensive plastic surgery care delivered with safety and compassion
- Individual attention to provide objective information on your options
- An honest opinion to help you make well-informed decisions
What to Expect During Your Consultation
During the initial consultation, Dr. Trussler will incorporate your individual requests to develop a plastic surgery procedure that is right for you. General questions are usually answered before they come up in the consultation, and a list of common questions that should be asked of every plastic surgeon, can be found in our blog entitled “10 questions to ask your plastic surgeon”.
The Importance of Preoperative Planning
Preoperative planning is a significant component to a successful final result. Please take the time to fill out the medical questionnaire accurately, so Dr. Trussler can incorporate any pre-existing conditions or previous procedures into the formulation of an individual plastic surgery plan. In addition to the medical questionnaire, Dr. Trussler has made the procedure specific aftercare instructions available for his new patients so that they can be informed of his recovery regimen.
What Additional Items Should You Bring to the Consultation
Previous surgical reports and medical records that may pertain to your plastic surgery procedure can assist Dr. Trussler in developing a comprehensive treatment plan. Breast implant records that include the volume of the implant are helpful to bring to the initial consultation. Your medical insurance card and a copy of your last general medical examination, mammogram report, blood work, as well as EKG and xray reports are helpful to complete your pre-operative medical clearance and avoid any need for repetition, or delay before your surgery.
If you should need to reschedule this consultation, please immediately notify Dr. Trussler’s office at (512)450-1077. This will allow us to reschedule your consult to another date and fill the time reserved for your consultation. You will receive a reminder notification of your consultation time 48 hours in advance. The fee for a cosmetic consultation is $200. This does include medical photography and skin care consultation.
After your initial consultation, any additional questions can be answered by Dr. Trussler and his staff; either by email or phone. Follow-up consultations are of no additional charge. Dr. Trussler encourages you to return for a pre-operative visit one to two weeks before your consultation. This does not incur any additional fee, and can help reinforce the plastic surgery plan and relieve you of any unanswered questions. Pre-operative imaging and surgical marking can be performed at this consultation.
Cosmetic Scheduling Policy
If a surgical date is reserved for a cosmetic procedure, a non-refundable deposit will be required to hold the surgery date and then payment in full is required two weeks in advance. Dr. Trussler does not offer financing, but multiple payment options; including payment with most major credit cards is available.
Payment & Financing Options
- Monday to Friday: 8:30am – 5pm