Plastic surgery can dramatically enhance your appearance and your self-confidence. If you consider yourself to be a physically and emotionally healthy person and have realistic expectations from the procedure, you should be a good candidate.

In your private consultation, you will meet with Dr. Knight or Dr. Sanders so you can explain your interests, concerns, and ask a variety of questions. They will review your medical history and ask you questions in order to understand your condition, goals and concerns. The doctors will also provide you with reading material about the procedure(s) you’re considering. The initial consultation will include a nominal fee which is refunded at the time of surgery scheduling. It will last approximately 30-60 minutes depending on what is discussed. A cost analysis is also provided for any procedures you are interested in.

Each patient will tolerate pain post-operatively in a different way, and this has to be considered. While some patients may describe the pain as an ache, others may experience greater discomfort. Appropriate pain medications are prescribed for the post-operative patients, and these help minimize discomfort. Operations that require elevation or tightening of the muscles-such as a facelift or browlift require more recovery time than those that are less invasive. In general, the recovery time is between one and two weeks with the “minimally invasive” procedures being less and the standard procedures being more.

Antibiotics should probably be used when a patient undergoes any procedure in which “bacteria” may be released into the blood stream. The preoperative and postoperative care will be discussed in detail and written instructions are provided with the operative packet you will receive at the preoperative visit.

Generally speaking, NO it will not. Cosmetic surgery is considered “elective surgery” and is not covered by most insurance plans. However, sometimes certain procedures are performed to improve function rather than appearance. For eyelid surgery to correct drooping eyelids, which cause impaired vision. If this is the case, contact your insurance company before surgery to determine if it is covered.