A consultation is the essential first step in your desire to refine, restore or enhance your appearance, whether surgically or through non-surgical treatments. It is mutually beneficial for you and Dr. Codner to meet, discuss your goals and to ask questions, in order that he may individually recommend and you may best understand your treatment options and the resulting outcomes.
- Ambulatory, meaning you are able to stand and walk under your own strength and able to be released to the care of a responsible adult to recover at home.
- You may prefer to recover overnight with nursing care at the surgery center at Piedmont West or the Waters’ Pavilion at Piedmont Hospital.
- You may prefer to recover overnight with or without nursing care in the comfort of a nearby luxury hotel. We can coordinate your transportation with a nurse, as well as your overnight care at The Mansion on Peachtree.
During your consultation, you and Dr. Codner will discuss what is appropriate for your recovery and the choices you have to select for your recovery. If your case is an insurance case, your insurance coverage may cover your overnight stay at Piedmont Hospital.
If you are able to recover at home, you will be discharged with a responsible adult. You may also elect to have a private nurse care for you at home. At any of the recommended recovery centers, you will be cared for by licensed medical professionals specifically trained to care for post-surgical patients, who are under the supervision of a physician.
Every individual and every procedure is different. Your recovery will be discussed with you in detail during your consultation, including how you will feel, how to treat your incisions, potential bruises and medications to take for discomfort, and what you should and should not do during recovery.
You will see Dr. Codner before you are released for your post-surgical care, whether your recovery will be at home or in a recovery center. When you are released a member of Dr. Codner’s staff will fully explain the time and purpose of your next visit. On the evening of your procedure, Dr. Codner will call you, or will visit you to evaluate your progress and recovery.
You will be given a full listing of potential signs of complication, as well as normal conditions to experience during recovery. If you have questions at any time during your recovery, please contact us immediately. Dr. Codner and his staff are readily available to take your calls and instruct you on what to do.