Patient Assessment and Evaluation
The invaluable preoperative visit remains the most important aspect of the proper patient evaluation prior to surgery. The physician’s interview should attempt to gather as much information as possible around the patient’s medical and surgical history. The physical exam should be focused and thorough. If indicated, appropriate testing and preoperative workup should be obtained. This chapter will discuss the preoperative workup of the maxillofacial cosmetic surgery patient.
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