At the Andochick Center, you’re not a procedure. You’re our patient. We find that many patients consider cosmetic surgery for years before making an inquiry. Patients are often nervous and experience a bit of anxiety. Rest assured, you are not alone in this life-altering experience. You are undergoing this journey with Dr. Scott Andochick and his staff, who will guide you through the process every step of the way.
It all begins with the first simple step of calling our cosmetic specialist; Lisa (301) 620-4200 to schedule an appointment. At your initial visit, you will take a tour of the facility and be introduced to Dr. Andochick and his staff. You'll learn about specific procedures, scheduling options, procedure costs, and financing plans. Plan to spend an hour getting to know the staff, asking questions, and reviewing the information.
Once you decide that the Andochick Center is a fit for your cosmetic surgery goals, Dr. Andochick will meet with you to finalize your plans. Patients are advised to bring a list of written questions and be ready to talk openly and honestly about their goals.
Here are some additional things to consider prior to undergoing plastic surgery:
In general, surgical procedures require a minimum of 8 weeks of recovery. In most cases, you will be able to return to work in 2 weeks, but you will need to avoid vigorous activities. The specifications of your procedure and treatment will determine the exact recovery time and any limitations on your activities during that period.
Patients contemplating eyelid surgery need an appointment with an optometrist or ophthalmologist in the last 12 months.
For certain medical issues, but especially if you have any heart issues, you will need to see your cardiologist prior to procedure with general anesthesia.
If you are overweight and in the process of losing weight, we strongly recommend that you continue your weight-loss regiment prior to any cosmetic surgical procedure. This will allow your results to last longer and you will be a better candidate for surgery.
If you use a CPAP machine for sleep apnea, you need to let the staff know during your evaluation. You may need an evaluation by your pulmonologist prior to surgery and you should bring your CPAP machine to your surgery.
We look forward to meeting you. There is no reason to delay life-enriching procedures, begin your journey to a more confident, desirable appearance today.
To make an appointment or simply talk to a staff member, please call (301) 620-4200. Our office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. We look forward to replacing your self-consciousness with self-confidence.