Frequently Asked Questions

What should I look for when choosing a plastic surgeon?
Experience and qualifications are very important. Ask if your surgeon is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Don't be afraid to ask about experience, such as how long the surgeon has been in practice, and their experience in particular with the procedure you are considering.

Another important factor is your relationship with the surgeon and with the staff as well. You should feel comfortable with the staff and establish a relationship of open communication in which you feel respected and supported.

You might also want to ask family and friends who have had similar procedures, or talk to other people you know who are in the medical field. Good surgeons and facilities have good reputations. It's important for you to feel comfortable moving forward with your decision based on sound information. Your attitude, confidence, and communication with your care team will all contribute to the quality of your outcome.

Is there a fee for consultation?
Your initial consultation is free. We'll discuss your options and provide you with information you need to make an informed decision about what's best for your needs.

Does insurance cover the cost of cosmetic surgery?
Like other elective procedures, cosmetic surgery is not covered by insurance. We'll discuss the costs with you and provide you with information on payment options.

What payment options are available?
If you have the funds currently available to cover the costs, you can pay by cash or personal check. Other options include credit cards (Discover, MasterCard or Visa), a personal bank loan, or financing through CareCreditSM.

Can I use my FLEX account for cosmetic surgery?
Most elective cosmetic procedures are not eligible for payment through FLEX plans. However, some procedures to correct deformities or injuries may be eligible. Reconstructive breast surgery following mastectomy may also be eligible. Check with your FLEX plan administrator before surgery to see if your procedure is reimbursable.

Do you offer gift certificates?
Yes, you can purchase gift certificates for a variety of procedures ranging from skin treatments to Botox® injections to surgical procedures. We can customize a gift certificate for any amount you choose.
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