Gustavo E. Galante, M.D. - Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Your First Visit
The first visit to our office is an exciting time. We've found that knowing what to expect during the initial visit helps as patients embark on a journey of personal transformation. We understand you have many choices of plastic surgeons in Munster, Merrillville, Valparaiso, and throughout Northwest Indiana. Dr. Gus Galante appreciates the chance to discuss the best way to meet your cosmetic goals. We encourage you to read on to learn how you can optimize your time during your first consultation.
When you're ready to schedule a visit to one of our Indiana plastic surgery clinics in Schererville or Valparaiso, request a complimentary consultationrequest a complimentary consultation online or call us at +1-800-721-3244.
Make a List
Many of our patients do extensive research about the plastic surgery or non-surgical procedure they want before arriving for their initial consultation. It's helpful to make a list of questions you may have before arriving for your first visit. It's also a good idea to reflect on the goals you have for your procedure so you can communicate those as specifically as possible during your consultation.
Schedule Your Consultation
Dr. Galante offers all cosmetic patients a complimentary consultation that you can request using our online form or by calling our office. We know our patients are busy and schedule appointments at convenient times. To help our staff do that, please have your calendar available. The basic information our staff asks includes:
- The type of procedure you are considering
- Dates and times you're available for a consultation
- Your phone number, email address, and mailing address
Complete Pre-Consultation Forms
Once you've scheduled a consultation, we'll email you some paperwork. We pride ourselves on creating a relaxed, efficient environment and encourage you to fill out these forms before your consultation. You can bring in the completed forms with you at your appointment. We're happy to answer any questions you might have during this process. On the day of your appointment, you'll be warmly greeted.
Meeting Dr. Galante
Dr. Galante believes beautiful cosmetic results begin at your consultation. This is the time when you can describe the results you want, ask questions, and express any concerns you may have. Dr. Galante's personable demeanor helps put patients at ease, and his expertise in all areas of cosmetic plastic surgery instills confidence. We strive to create an unhurried atmosphere and will take as much time as you need to address all your questions.
Dr. Galante also reviews your medical history during the consultation, noting any conditions or issues that may have an impact on your treatment plan. Your blood pressure and weight might be checked.
The physical exam is a vital part of creating a custom treatment plan for your procedure. You are taken to an examination room, where you privately change into a gown. Dr. Galante returns, accompanied by a member of his staff, who assists the surgeon and ensures your comfort. Measurements and photographs document your physical condition and are used by Dr. Galante to prepare for your procedure.
When the consultation is completed, our patient coordinator assists you by reviewing the costs associated with your procedure. A written estimate details those costs and includes all associated fees. Those can include:
- Surgeon's fee
- Facility fee
- Medical devices, if needed (such as breast implants)
- Compression garments or other materials
- Postsurgical care
We accept several payment options and offer convenient payment plans through healthcare financing companies.
Scheduling Your Procedure
Many patients decide to schedule their procedures after a single consultation with Dr. Galante, although we are glad to meet more than once. If you choose to do so, we ask for a deposit that is applied to the cost of your procedure and is non-refundable.