People look in the mirror on a daily basis and see something they would like to change about themselves. It is human nature to want to continually improve on what we were born with, but more and more people are finding that the changes they seek cannot be taken care of with hair color change or different make-up. These people are looking for changes that can improve their appearance more permanently. These are the people who consider medical or dental procedures as an option.
Anyone considering medical or dental procedures should be comfortable with the doctor(s) they choose, and should have a comprehensive consultation. We have designed our consultation process for both our local patients, who can easily come in for a consultation and for those who live far away to experience a thorough and informative consultation.
At Image Clinic, we have been in the business of handling international patients for over 7 years. We have a comprehensive program medical tourism program which helps to make your trip worry free. Before you arrive, we do all the research for you, suggest the finest Medical facility and physician, the best recuperation hotel, facilitate the transfer of your Medical documents, and arrange for a conference call between: you, your doctor abroad, and the Image Clinic Medical Team. Your own Host Country Manager will assist you throughout your stay in India.
LOCAL CONSULTATION PROCESS
1) Complete the Contact Us form:
We would like to help you make your dreams turn into a reality, but you must take the first step by contacting us. You can call or email us with your questions by filling the Contact Us form. We will answer your questions and then will be happy to schedule you for an in-person consultation with our specialist. We understand that an in-person consultation can be seen as an intimidating or unnerving experience. Our goal is primarily to educate the patient about the surgery in question, answer all of your questions and ensure that you feel comfortable, confident and relaxed.
2) Meeting the Doctors
You will meet your doctor in a private, comfortable consultation room where you will spend time communicating your specific desires and wishes. The doctor will examine you and give you his advice on how to best achieve the results that you desire.
International & Out-Of-State Guests
Many patients, across the miles (domestically and internationally), have found our doctor's surgical skills, patient care and state-of-the-art techniques to be well worth the trip. Imagine taking off for vacation, and actually returning looking and feeling rejuvenated and refreshed!! Your vacation will have taken years off your appearance!
LONG DISTANCE CONSULTATION
We understand that it is often inconvenient, time-consuming and expensive for patients, who live far away from our facility to travel long distances by car, train or flight to our office for a consultation then travel back again a few weeks later for surgery. We have designed a program to facilitate your experience that will allow you to determine the options that are available to you with ease and understanding.
Here's how it works:
1) Make Contact
The first step is to call us or email our Contact Us Form to our Patient Care Consultant. You can let us know what you are interested in having performed, your questions, a rough timeline and your contact information so we can help you with any information you require.
2) Fill in the Blanks
Fill out our Patient Medical Information Form, and if required, the Travel Form and return it to our office via email or regular mail, possibly with photographs (look at step 3 on how to take your own photographs).
3) Say Cheese
Please provide clear, recent close-up photos. These photos will help our physicians recommend the best treatment for your desired results. Photos should clearly how your area of concern and can be sent regular mail or e-mailed. These are some easy directions on how to take your pictures:
Facial and Neck Photographs
At least three close up photographs are needed showing the front, right and left profiles of the face including the neck area. The photographs should be taken from a straight angle with NO make-up and the hair pulled back.
At least four photographs are required showing the front, right and left side views. The fourth photograph should be taken from a low angle showing clearly the contour of the nostrils. All photographs should be taken from a straight angle with NO make-up and the hair pulled back.
At least three close up photographs are needed showing the front, right and left profiles of the breasts. All photographs should be taken with no bra and please EXCLUDE your face.
Torso, Buttocks and Leg photographs.
At least four photographs are required showing the front, right, left and back view of your middle and low (legs, lower back and buttocks areas) All photographs should be taken with minimal clothing (bikini, small underwear, etc.).
At least two photographs are needed showing the front and back views of your arms fully extended to the sides. All photographs should be taken with minimal clothing (sleeveless shirt, bikini, small underwear, etc.)
Scars and Pigmentation
Take one distance photograph to assess the size of the scar or pigmented area. If is one the face, take a full face picture; if there scar or pigmented area is on the arm, take a full picture of the arm, etc. Then take a clear close-up picture of the concerned area.
4) Obtain an Assessment
Our doctors will assess if you are a good candidate for procedures that you are interested in. You will then be contacted by our Patient Care Consultant who will discuss pre-operative care, costs, recovery, and any questions related to your procedure(s).
5) Schedule your Phone Consultation
We would be happy to schedule a phone consultation with your doctor. You can directly pose your medical questions to the doctor and discuss your concerns and desired results.
6) Schedule Your Procedure
Once you have decided to proceed, a minimal 10% deposit along with your scheduled itinerary is required to reserve your surgery date. Shortly after your surgery is scheduled, you will receive a packet in the mail containing pre-operative instructions and procedure consents. These documents must be read carefully and all instructions followed closely. If you have questions at this time please call or email our office.
7) Scheduling Your Trip
We would be happy to assist you with your trip.
We understand that coming in to Delhi does incur an expense separate from the surgery cost. We would like to minimize the days wasted waiting for surgery. Therefore we recommend the following:
You should arrive at least 36 hours prior to your scheduled procedure.
Try to arrive between Sunday night to Wednesday night.
You will be scheduled for an in depth in-person Consultation and Pre-Operative Testing on your first day here and surgery is generally scheduled for 9am the following day.
Surgery is performed Monday through Saturday, unless there is a holiday. Surgery is not performed on Sunday.
Therefore, an example schedule is as follows –
Arrive Sunday night, Consultation and Pre-Op testing is scheduled for Monday and Surgery is scheduled for Tuesday. Or if you arrive Wednesday night, your Consultation and Pre-Operative testing is on Thursday and Surgery can be scheduled for Friday.
We advise all patients that fly-in for surgery performed under general anesthesia, to spend at least the first night at the surgical facility thus ensuring any required medical attention necessary. If the surgery involves multiple procedures, you will be advised to stay for more than one night, depending on your surgery. In the days that follow we will see you post-operatively and depending upon the procedures that have been performed you may return home 2 -14 days later.