Frequently Asked Questions About Plastic Surgery
If I know what I need, why do I need a consultation?
During your visit, your surgeon and Patient Coordinator will meet with you and listen as you discuss your hopes and expectations. Each patient has unique dreams and goals. So, as with all cosmetic surgery procedures, meeting your unique needs and preferences are paramount to us. To create the look you want, we listen to you describe your preferred look, and we ask about your concerns. Once we understand the changes you want to make and have evaluated your physical health and medical history, we will then recommend the procedure(s) and artistry that will best meet your preferences.
Then, with state-of-the-art digital imaging, you can preview your results. These photographs will help develop a mutual understanding between you and your surgeon, and will enable you to see the results we believe can be created – unique to you.
We welcome your questions and look forward to meeting you. This initial consultation involves no obligation or commitment. Your only obligation is to share your dreams with us and tell us how Changes can help you.
How do I schedule an appointment?
For the most accurate and appropriate medical assessment, there is no substitute for a one-on-one consultation with your doctor. You and your physician can discuss your expectations, and can identify exactly what can be done for you.
We invite you to call us at 858-720-1440 or fill out our appointment request form.
Will insurance cover my procedure
Some insurance companies pay part or all of the costs of surgery if the condition impairs normal function. Each insurance company is different, however, and it is recommended that individuals check with their own agents to determine if there is coverage.
Insurance companies do not cover the costs associated with elective, cosmetic procedures. During your initial consultation, ask your Patient Coordinator for additional information about insurance coverage options.
What are the costs of plastic surgery?
Each patient has unique needs. Factors that must be taken into consideration are medical history, type and combination of procedures needed and desired, anesthesia preferences, and facility options. Because of variations, cost of plastic surgery can only accurately be quoted after making a visit to our office and meeting with your plastic surgery physician. During the meeting with the Patient Coordinator, you will receive a price quote and can discuss financing options. Go to general cost information about our plastic surgery procedures.