We will be doing
computer imaging of the face on the first visit. You
will be given a copy of the computer drawings of
both front and side views. Regular
film photographs may be taken for future study, and
on a subsequent visit a copy of the prints will be
given to you. On the first appointment we will try
to describe all of the alternatives that are
available from which you may choose. We will show
what can be done to improve the appearance by
showing how good the face can be made to look.
We will show
how the most excellent possible result and the best
possible appearance can be pre- determined with the
following four methods:
drawings, done with a computer.
other faces, including before and after pictures.
in front of a mirror.
4. Photographic analysis and
sketching on photocopies. We all want to look our
best. To find out if we can really look better, we
need to see what can be done. This is shown in the
drawings as well as in the mirror.
There are two tremendous
advantages to the drawings:
1. You will be given
of what is to be done and what the final appearance
is to be. You may even design for yourself the final
appearance. Without the different drawings
showing different alternatives, the only choice is
whether or not to have surgery. There is no
objective goal. Without drawings, the alternatives
have not been considered. We will do many drawings
in order to show various possibilities.
2. You will have some
Knowledge of the final appearance.
You will see in advance what can be done. This means
that before you choose to do the surgery, you can
determine what the outcome is to be from the
The drawings (see
all of which are taken home, allow further study and
consultation with others as to the attractiveness of
the result each portrays.
drawings are each a little different from one
another. Some may choose one and other persons a
different one. It is best to get all the opinions of
trusted close friends and loving and caring
relatives before the decision is made, rather than
after. The result may come very close to the
chosen drawing. The result can be about as permanent
as the person. Therefore, it is very important that
the result is preplanned. If the drawings show how
the person is going to look for the rest of their
lives, they are more important than any garments,
hairstyle, cosmetics or any other type of grooming
The important choices
need not be made alone. We give you our guidance and
our opinions of what is most attractive and what may
be best. The drawings can be taken for consulting
with friends, family, or professionals whose
judgments and tastes you trust. In other words, look
at the pictures of your face and all the
drawings. Then give them some time and study before
deciding what is best-looking and what you should
We are searching for
what looks best and is most beautiful. What is the
most attractive we can be? This is the question we
seek to answer. And you are the final judge. You
choose what looks best to you. Also, you may
participate in the drawing and designing as much as
No one really wants
to have surgery. What we want is to look the best we
can. We want the best possible, most attractive
result with the least amount of surgery, injury,
discomfort, time-off, and other costs.
To determine if
cosmetic surgery would be worthwhile or if cosmetic
surgery would be good for you, here are six steps
that we can help you take:
1. See what can
2. Select what
looks good enough for consideration.
3. Understand the
requirements for each drawing selection.
4. Choose a
5. See results of
others to observe what has been accomplished
6. See what the
typical recovery time and appearance are.
After seeing the
alternatives (drawings) that we will show, the
second step is to select those drawings that appear
most desirable to the patient.
To be able to make an
informed and wise judgment about whether or not we
want to have surgery to achieve a certain goal, we
need to know if it can be done.
If something can be
done, the before and after pictures will show this
fact more clearly than any words. If you do not
see excellent results when looking at the before and
after photos, then you should be very leery of any
verbal assurances. Believe none of what you
hear and only half of what you see. The results you
see are the best prediction of the result you will
In other words, see
if it can be done by seeing if it has been done. If
it has not been done and the surgeon cannot show you
any excellent results of cases similar to what you
want to accomplish, you should not believe it can be
You will also want to
see how close to the drawings we can come with the
result of surgery. This can be determined in a
factual way by picking one or more sets of before
and after photos, and asking to see the drawings.
Then you may compare to see how close to the
drawings we were able to come with the surgery.
The best result can
be chosen as the goal without knowing what is
required to achieve it. By looking at before
and after pictures of what other people have had
done, you can see what is possible.
For each different
goal that may be chosen, the experience of obtaining
it may be different.
experiences to be expected with each different goal
is to be explained and understood as clearly as
possible so that you can make the wisest choice of
the result that will be most fitting to your needs
and with which you will be most pleased. This
means providing you with a lot of information, and
it will be our pleasure to do this for you.
Now we need to know
what the experience would be to obtain this
improvement in appearance and what all the ill
effects could be. We can imagine the good effects
from an improvement in appearance, but what is it
like to go through the recovery? What will we feel
like? How much time is needed to recover? What
problems could occur? What assurances can we have
that we will be pleased? What have the experiences
of others been who have had similar work done? We
have pictures of patients taken every day after
surgery that show what it is like to go through the
recovery process. Also, we hope that during your
initial visits to our office, we are able to
introduce you to our patients who have had surgery
and are at various stages in their recovery. This
way you can ask them questions and feel more
prepared for the steps ahead of you if you decide to
It is as if we were
going on a trip or to climb a mountain. Once a goal
has been selected, we have determined where we are
going or which mountain we are to climb, so we can
describe what the trip will be like and a person can
decide if it is worth it to go or if they want to do
it. And if they choose to go, they can be prepared.
We want to search for
those alternatives that provide the most improvement
in appearance with the least change. We want
to find for each person the best possible result
with the least amount of surgery.
Cosmetic surgery can
be a major consideration with permanent effects.
At stake is not only the appearance but also the
person's health and comfort, as well as considerable
costs in time and money. Each of the
procedures that we do is custom designed to safely
and comfortably provide maximum benefit with the
decisions, it is best to have a thorough
understanding of all of the information that can be
obtained. To be able to choose what fits our
needs, we should find out all of the differences in
price and quality and know as much as we can about
what we are going to get.
Obtaining all of this
information usually takes some time. A poorly
planned result from cosmetic surgery can be very
disappointing, and a very good result can be a joy
forever. What each of us needs to do to get
the best result can be summarized as "careful
We take it very
seriously that each person has the best possible
result. Still, it should be fun. Like going
shopping, having a good time along the way can make
it very enjoyable.
We charge a moderate
office visit fee, as do most physicians for initial
consultation. This one charge includes a
second and third visit, if needed. We use an
arbitration agreement based on the recommendations
of the California Medical Association that is signed
on the first visit.
It would be our
pleasure to provide you with as much factual
information and assistance as we can.
William Roy Morgan M.D., F.A.C.S.
1419 Superior Avenue, Suite 2
Newport Beach CA 92663