Virtual Consultations

People from all over the world come to Northwest Face & Body to seek plastic surgery and other care. To accommodate patients who are outside Washington State or cannot get to the office easily, Dr. Ludwig Allegra and other providers offer virtual consultations through video chat.

How A Virtual Consultation Works At Northwest Face & Body

After you schedule your consultation, a patient care coordinator will assign you paperwork via our online portal. They may also ask you to upload pictures of the body areas you want to address. This helps your provider evaluate your medical history, anatomy, and candidacy before the consultation.

Virtual consultations at Northwest Face & Body are performed through either FaceTime or Skype. They are usually towards the end of the day. Feel free to use any device with a camera. Generally, you are asked to be in a private space where you can comfortably undress if needed. All HIPAA guidelines are followed and your privacy is protected to the same level as an in-person consultation.

Otherwise, your consultation will function the same as an in-person consultation. Dr. Allegra will ask questions about your medical history, lifestyle, and goals for surgery or treatment. They may ask to see the area. Dr. Allegra will then describe and create a personalized surgical or treatment plan. Before ending your consultation, you will receive a customized price based on your procedure(s) as well as financing information.

Other Appointments Done Virtually

Other than your surgery, most appointments can be conducted virtually. Generally, for surgical procedures, Dr. Allegra requests that patients stay in town long enough for their first post-operative appointment. However, depending on the surgery and recovery, you may need to stay nearby longer.

Finding Accommodations

Northwest Face & Body offers concierge services to help out-of-town patients find lodging, activities, caregiving services, and transportation, if necessary. They work with local hotels to offer discounts on your stay, have contacts for caregiving services, and can help arrange transportation. If relevant, they can also provide recommendations for local restaurants and attractions. Northwest Face & Body wants to make your visit to Kirkland for plastic surgery as stress-free and streamlined as possible. Visit our hotel pages to learn more about local lodging options.

Booking A Virtual Consultation

To schedule a virtual consultation at Seattle Plastic Surgery, call us at 206-324-1120 or reach out online using chat, contact form, or Price Simulator.