At Coeur d’Alene Plastic Surgery, we are committed to providing you with the best possible Plastic Surgery care in North Idaho and Eastern Washington. It begins with listening to your needs and continues through appropriate education and care across your entire plastic surgery experience. This includes providing you the care you need while you recover.
Your First Visit to Coeur d'Alene Plastic Surgery
During your consultation with Dr. Kuhlman-Wood, be prepared to discuss:
Why you want the surgery, your expectations, and the desired outcome.
Medical conditions, drug allergies, and previous medical treatments.
Current medications, vitamins, herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco, and drug use.
Family history of breast cancer and results of any mammograms or previous biopsies.
Dramatic changes in weight, if it applies.
Major social changes, such as divorces, deaths in your family, new relationships.
In addition to a meaningful discussion, Dr. Kuhlman-Wood will more than likely do the following:
Evaluate your general health status and any pre-existing health conditions or risk factors.
If your considering Breast Augmentation, she will examine and measure your breasts, including detailed measurements of their size and shape, skin quality, and placement of your nipples and areolas.
If applicable, and with your written consent, take photographs for "Before & After" comparisons.
Discuss your plastic surgery options and recommend a course of treatment, including non-surgical options available.
Discuss likely outcomes any risks or potential complications.
If surgery is the appropriate course of action, you will be asked to:
Get a blood and urine test.
Take certain medications or adjust your current medications.
Stop Smoking (at least one month prior to surgery). Please be aware that we conduct nicotine testing prior to surgery.