The Art of the Consultation Experience : Plastic and Aesthetic Nursing

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The Art of the Consultation Experience

Brennan, Connie BSN, RN, CPSN, CANS, CPC

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Plastic Surgical Nursing 38(1):p 25-30, January/March 2018. | DOI: 10.1097/PSN.0000000000000216


Looks matter! “Almost from the moment of birth, each of us is judged—silently, unconsciously, and nearly instantly on the basis of everything that goes into the mix of qualities known as “physical attractiveness” (G. Patzer, 2008). Aging may be one of the most foreseeable facts of life. As aesthetic providers, we routinely hear concerns about the effects of aging on our looks; it is important that we address these concerns. How do we set our client/provider relationship up for success by providing superb aesthetic solutions to the age-old challenges that we are faced with every day? Having an advanced clinical knowledge, a thorough aesthetic analysis, and an aesthetic plan specific to the client's needs ensure success. The aesthetic plan requires a shift from a two-dimensional to a three-dimensional approach as well as a shift from one product and/or procedure to combination therapy. Providing safe treatments, establishing trust, managing expectations, producing positive outcomes, and creating an engaging experience will ensure loyalty, future treatments, referrals, and a long-term client/provider relationship.

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