What to Expect at Your Consultation

Congrats on taking the first step to your new body by scheduling your consultation with Madison area’s premier cosmetic surgeon Dr. Thomas Bartell! As you mentally prepare for this first step, here’s what to expect at your consultation:

  • Meet Dr. Thomas Bartell
  • Share Your Body Goals and Ask Questions
  • See Real Before-and-After Photos

Meet Dr. Thomas Bartell: Madison’s Body Recontouring Expert

One of the most important things that will happen at your body recontouring consultation is that you will meet the doctor performing the surgery–Dr. Bartell! Feeling comfortable with your doctor is absolutely essential for guaranteeing a good surgical outcome. Because if you don’t feel comfortable even talking to him or her, how much less comfortable will you feel going into the operating room?

At your consult, you’ll meet Dr. Bartell, a Madison native and below-the-neck body recontouring expert. Dr. Bartell has decades of cosmetic surgery experience, as well as top-notch medical training.

For a little background on Dr. Bartell, it might be helpful to know that after graduating from Yale’s nationally recognized pre-medicine program, Dr. Bartell returned to Madison to attend UW Madison’s Medical School, taking classes in the same hospital in which he was born. Dr. Bartell then spent several years afterward attending top-ranked surgery programs, authoring over a dozen scientific articles, and completing a prized surgical fellowship. 

After working in a large plastic surgery practice in the Chicago suburbs, Dr. Bartell returned home to Madison to open his solo practice. Here, at his outpatient surgery center, Dr. Bartell has been performing only below-the-neck procedures for the past thirty years. After a few minutes, it’ll be clear that you’re discussing procedures with a seasoned expert in the field!  

Share Your Body Goals and Ask Questions

Next, you’ll have the opportunity to ask Dr. Bartell about your desired procedure and the changes you want to see in your body. 

Dr. Bartell offers breast augmentation, breast lifts, and male and female breast reduction, as well as tummy tucks, arm lifts, and liposuction. (Note: If you have multiple procedures that you’d like to have done, focus on your top priority and begin there. In outpatient centers like Dr. Bartell’s, it’s safest to only do one procedure at a time.)

Dr. Bartell is committed to truly listening to each patient to understand exactly the kind of results he or she wants to achieve. Dr. Bartell will be listening closely to the type of change you want to make to your body. Before your consultation, it’s helpful to have a clear idea of the look you’re going for so that you feel comfortable and prepared to communicate your desired body changes during the consultation. 

Dr. Bartell will also assess your overall health, BMI, and body goals to decide if you might be a good candidate for your surgery. Dr. Bartell will explain how the surgery is performed, what to expect during recovery, and how soon you can enjoy your new shape. Be sure to come to the consult with any questions you might have about the surgery and recovery.

Additionally, we recommend that you bring your support person to the consultation. On the day of surgery, you’ll need a person to drop you off at the surgery center, be available during surgery, and pick you up afterward and spend the next 24 hours with you. Bringing this support person to the consult will give him or her the opportunity to ask any questions, better understand your decision to have surgery, and prepare to provide support immediately following the procedure. 

See Real Before-and-After Photos

Trust between a doctor and his patient is essential for a great cosmetic surgery experience. After listening to your body goals, Dr. Bartell will be straightforward about the kinds of results he can deliver. You’ll have the opportunity to see real before-and-after photos of actual patients of Dr. Bartell to help give you a better idea of the results you can enjoy with your procedure. 

Tip: If you’re interviewing other doctors who can’t show you pictures of their actual patients, that might be a warning sign that you’re not in the hands of a true expert.

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To get the most out of your consultation, be sure to do your research ahead of time. By the end of your consultation, you should have a clear idea of what the procedure will entail, issues to consider, and if the procedure is a good fit for your unique needs. 

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Schedule Your Consultation Today

Dr. Thomas Bartell is the Madison area’s expert in below-the-neck body recontouring procedures. Dr. Bartell offers tummy tuck , liposuction, arm lift, and breast augmentation in Madison, Wisconsin. To schedule your consultation today, click here.

Dr. Bartell Body Recontouring Specialist

6418 Normandy Lane, Suite 210
Madison, WI 53719
United States (US)
Fax: (608) 271-0502

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