The goal of your facial plastic surgery consultation with Dr. David Magilke of The Portland Face Doctor is two-fold: for you to learn more about your procedure of choice and Dr. Magilke, and for the surgeon to determine your candidacy and gather information on your cosmetic needs and goals. To make the most out of your consultation with Dr. Magilke, we encourage you to review our website beforehand and learn about your procedure of choice and Dr. Magilke’s qualifications. The doctor and his staff will gladly answer any questions and concerns you may have during your appointment.

Here is what you can expect from your initial facial plastic surgery consultation:

Review of Your Complete Medical History

Before anything else, Dr. Magilke must evaluate your health and determine whether you are an appropriate candidate for plastic surgery. The surgeon will review your medical history and current health status, including any medications you are currently taking. Your safety is of utmost importance to Dr. Magilke. Knowing your complete medical history, including preexisting health conditions, allergies and medications, will allow Dr. Magilke to make the right recommendations for treatment. For instance, if you have a certain health condition that disqualifies you from surgery, he may recommend a non-surgical alternative.

Discussion of Your Cosmetic Needs and Goals

Next, Dr. Magilke will discuss with you your reasons for pursuing facial cosmetic surgery. The surgeon will ask you to point out the areas you are unhappy with, as well as your desired outcome. It is important to be transparent about your aesthetic concerns and goals. This will ensure that you and the doctor are on the same page, and will allow the doctor to make the right recommendations for treatment. We encourage you to visit Dr. Magilke’s before-and-after gallery to give you an idea of what results you can reasonably expect.

Recommendations for Cosmetic Treatment

Once Dr. Magilke has a full understanding of your health and aesthetic needs, he can make recommendations on a treatment that best achieves your desired results. The doctor will thoroughly explain what the treatment entails, including possible risks, limitations (i.e., what the procedure can and cannot do) and pricing. He will also discuss alternative treatment options with you. Ultimately, the doctor and you will work together to create an individualized treatment plan.


Every initial facial plastic surgery consultation includes a Q&A portion during which you can ask the surgeon any questions you may have. For example, you can ask about the surgeon’s credentials, the technology they use, your procedure and details about the recovery period. We encourage you to prepare a list of questions before your consultation, so you don’t forget anything in the moment.

To schedule your facial plastic surgery consultation with The Portland Face Doctor, please call (503) 297-6511 or email our office today.