Step 1: Plan Your Visit
You can make an appointment by phone, email or in person. Our office at 4661 Sawmill Road in Columbus, Ohio is easy to find, and there’s always plenty of parking. Your journey starts here!
Step 2: Welcome to Donaldson Plastic Surgery!
Inside our office, you can rest easy as our receptionist Katie is always ready to welcome new patients and get them started.
Step 3: Relax in Our Reception Area
You’ll enjoy coffee and refreshments in our comfy reception area while you review the information you submitted online. We want to make sure we have everything just right.
Step 4: Learn About Implant Types with Bobbie
Bobbie is Dr. Donaldson’s surgical first assistant, and she is the best person to teach you all about breast implants. She’ll go over the basics with you in a private consultation suite and then explain your options in detail. Whether you’re looking for silicone, saline, or not quite sure, Bobbie will get a feel for your goals and help you choose the perfect implant.
Step 5: Meet Dr. Donaldson
After you’ve met with Bobbie, Dr. Donaldson will begin his personal consultation with you. Dr. Donaldson is known for his wonderful bedside manner and facile expertise, and we’re sure you’ll feel comfortable and fairly impressed! He’ll spend time listening to your goals, hopes and concerns, and then you will form a surgical plan together.
Dr. Donaldson will take five or six measurements of each breast to determine your exact shape and size. He will also perform a breast exam to make sure there are no reasons for concern. After taking “before” photos, he will determine what range of breast implant sizes might fit you best.
Step 7: Try Them On For Size
An implant sizing bra will show you how your breasts might look after surgery. Bobbie is very experienced with sizing and is happy to help you make the right choice. Try a few different implants until you find the perfect fit — it’s helpful to bring an extra shirt or two so you can imagine them in different clothing situations.
Step 8: Review Before and After Photos with Dr. Donaldson
After you’ve finished sizing, Dr. Donaldson will sit down with you again to review before and after photos and to answer specific questions. Dr. Donaldson will outline the risks and recovery process, and he’ll make sure you leave the consultation feeling comfortable and informed.
Step 9: Rely on Cheryl for Financing and Coordination
Cheryl is your financing expert, and she will clearly explain each of your options. As our office manager and patient coordinator, Cheryl will discuss pricing and scheduling, and she will help you take care of all of the details. If you decide to proceed with surgery, you can select a date anywhere from a couple of weeks away to six months in advance and you’ll leave with prescriptions in hand — congratulations!