During your initial consultation, Dr. Wooten will inquire
about your general physical and mental health status, pre-existing health
conditions, prior surgeries, your medications, allergies, and smoking habits.
Relevant questions include:
- The most you have weighed
- The least you have weighed
- The stability of your weight within the last year
- Your level of success with various diets
- Number of pregnancies
- A detailed history of current medical and psychological problems, e.g.
heart disease, diabetes, a history of thromboembolic disease, connective
tissue disorders, and wound healing problems
It is important that you be thorough when providing the
requested information as this will allow Dr. Wooten to proactively address any
medical concerns. When asked about medications, be sure to include any diet
pills, vitamin, or herbal preparations since some vitamins and herbal
medications can affect your blood pressure and clotting ability. Honesty
regarding your smoking and alcohol use is also very important, as these will
have a profound impact on your recovery period and your ability to heal.
After reviewing your medical history, Dr. Wooten will discuss your concerns,
priorities and will subsequently provide you with information on different
options and explain the advantages and disadvantages of the procedures to you.
Call our Plastic surgery office at 412-952-9299 to schedule your