Plastic Surgery FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

What should you expect during your consultation?

Our doctors realize that good communication with their patients can be as important as their surgical skills for achieving successful surgical results and patient satisfaction. They encourage their patients to talk openly about what changes and expectations they would like to see from surgery. Our doctors thoroughly explain what cosmetic surgery can and cannot do and they like to make sure that all patients realistically understand the potential outcomes.

We talk to the patient about fees and pre- and post-operative instructions, take photos, discuss financing options and a surgery date, and provide the opportunity for the patient to review photos of “before” and “after” examples of surgeries of previous patients.

Where do our doctors perform surgery?

Our doctors have privileges at Miami Valley Hospital, Miami Valley Hospital South, Good Samaritan Hospital, Good Samaritan North Surgery Center, Kettering Medical Center and Dayton Children’s Hospital.

What questions should you ask during the consultation?

  • Are you board certified? If yes, by whom and in what specialty?
  • How long will the procedure take?
  • What kind of anesthesia will be used?
  • What type of pain management do you offer?
  • What are the risks and complications of the surgery?
  • How many of these surgeries have you done?
  • What do I have to do after surgery?
  • How long will I be off work?
  • Can I see before and after photos?
  • Do you have financing or payment plans?
  • How long will it take to schedule surgery?

These are just a few questions that our doctors will address during their time with you. Our doctors make sure that each and every patient has the proper education and information to be able to make an informed decision about surgically enhancing his or her appearance. Not all offices do consultations in the same way; in some offices, you will not meet the doctor at the first visit. At our office, your appointment is scheduled for at least 30 minutes. We feel that it is important for the doctor and patient to have this bonding time to form a relationship. If, after talking to the doctor, you have more questions, our patient coordinator is available to talk to you. This may be done at the time of the consult, over the phone, or at a different appointment that can be made with the coordinator. All of our patients will see the doctor again before they have surgery.

Our cosmetic consultation fee is $100, however, this amount is deducted from the cost for any future procedure you may schedule. Please keep in mind these appointments are booked well in advance. If you feel that you will be unable to make your appointment, the courtesy of a phone call is appreciated.

Patients who have had bariatric surgery: Your insurance will pay for a consultation, so you will pay your copay at the time of your visit. We will provide quotes for cosmetic procedures that are not covered by insurance. Any other questions about insurance will be addressed by the patient coordinator on an individual basis.