Facial plast Surg 2010; 26(1): 003-006
DOI: 10.1055/s-0029-1245056
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Reaching Out for Patients: Public Relations and Events with Real Results

Marie Czenko Kuechel1
  • 1Czenko Kuechel Consulting, Chicago, Illinois
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Publication Date:
21 January 2010 (online)

ABSTRACT

In today's market, the aesthetic physician needs to connect with patients using methods that are personal, educational, and that will glean the interest of prospective patients whose attention and dollars are sought by countless facial plastic surgery competitors near and far. Public relations, or reaching your prospective patient without a direct solicitation (advertising) for services, are traditional means that include media relations and charitable and social events. With the added component of social media, today the opportunities to reach out for new patients and garner real results are more varied and more affordable than ever before.