Your initial consultation is crucial to the success of any treatment.
It is your chance to explain and discuss your goals, fears and hopes, so it may help if you write down a list of ideas and questions in advance. You may want to bring along a friend or family member for moral support or to ask additional questions.
It allows Mr Malhotra to review your medical history and lifestyle, photograph you (with your permission), assess your suitability for treatment and explain your options.
Finally, you can discuss possible procedures together so that you have a thorough understanding of what can be achieved and what risks there might be.
Unless you are seeing Mr Malhotra through the National Health Service, there is a fee for the initial consultation. It is not deducted from the cost of treatment, if you decide to go ahead.
After the consultation, Mr Malhotra will write to you summarising the consultation and giving a quotation for treatment or surgery. He may also provide additional information. Your GP will be informed — if the procedure is elective, Mr Malhotra will ask your written permission.