The Internet can be an excellent tool for acquiring new patients. However, it can also provide patients with a little extra comfort if needed. Just consider the multitude of forums and message boards out there that are geared toward medical issues. There are forums specifically for hair transplantation, rhinoplasty, breast augmentation and more. At these sites, patients considering a particular procedure can get advice and information, but they’re not just for potential patients.
You’ll also find recent patients discussing their procedures and also seeking advice, hoping to discover if their recovery is proceeding as usual and that they’re not encountering any complications. In essence, they’re looking for a little extra comfort and reassurance. Even better are those forums where the doctor himself or herself is available to answer patients’ posts about plastic surgery, providing accurate information and direct reassurance. While this is a tool that can help the patients you already have, it can also be seen as a very enticing tool for potential patients.