Patient Appointments and Consultation Process
Your first visit provides an opportunity to meet Dr William Mooney and his team. Before you attend your appointment, all patients, including cosmetic patients will be required to provide a referral letter from your General Practitioner (GP).
Prior to your first consultation with Dr Mooney, think through your expectations, especially with cosmetic surgery so that you can discuss them openly with the doctor. Cosmetic and re-constructive surgery can improve your appearance and enhance your self-esteem, but it alone will not change your life. It is important to come with realistic expectations about achievable outcomes.
During your initial visit, Dr Mooney will explain the specifics of the procedure you want, using 2D and 3D imaging technology he will help you visualise potential end results. Dr Mooney will guide you in a realistic manner through what is achievable with your face structure. These before and after images can be then taken away personally at the end of the consultation so that you can also discuss the changes with your family, partner or friends. Often this process can take several consultations. We always observe appropriate ‘cooling off periods’ before considering surgery.
Dr Mooney insists on at least two consultations before rhinoplasty surgery, and may involve his partners at Rhinoplasty Sydney for second opinion consultation, and we even have a psychologist on our team if there are potentially other issues.
For patients with general ear, nose and throat concerns or non-cosmetic procedures Dr Mooney is often able to address many minor concerns in his rooms, however some patients will be referred for further consultations or possible surgery.