Frequently Asked Questions about Atlanta Plastic Surgery
At Atlanta Plastic Surgery, P.C., more than fifty years of experience has proven, time and again, that the best cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery results are achieved when patients really understand all of their plastic surgery options and know exactly what they should expect. Unfortunately, in their excitement about all the things that plastic surgery can accomplish, patients can sometimes overlook important practical details that need to be taken into consideration. This is why every one of the board certified plastic surgeons at Atlanta Plastic Surgery, P.C. places such an emphasis on patient education and goes the extra mile to answer all the questions that might arise. When patients are fully informed, they can work closely with their surgeons to establish clear and reasonable goals, which in turn will lead to much higher levels of patient satisfaction. There are several general questions about our Atlanta plastic surgery practice that patients often ask:
How can I be sure that my plastic surgeon is qualified?
Any licensed physician fresh out of medical school can attempt to perform the most basic plastic surgery procedures and claim to be a “cosmetic surgeon.” However a true plastic surgeon is something far more impressive. Every one of our providers is board certified in plastic surgery, a distinguished honor that not all surgeons possess. Certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery requires extensive education and training beyond medical school and surgical residency, including years of experience performing highly specialized plastic surgery techniques. Looking for board certification is the single best way to ensure that a doctor has expertise in a particular medical or surgical specialty.
What can I expect to happen during a plastic surgery consultation?
All of our consultations and evaluations are conducted by one of our board certified plastic surgeons, and each has his or her own individual approach. Some of our providers use the newest plastic surgery technology, like the Vectra® M3 imaging system, to give patients a chance to view possible surgical outcomes on a three-dimensional virtual model generated from digital photographs. To help patients keep track of all the information we go over during a consultation, many also make use of TouchMD software which allows consultation notes, educational content, before and after photos, and procedural videos, to be saved and accessed outside the office from any computer, tablet, or mobile device. This gives patients access to all of the information from the consultation at their fingertips. No matter which doctor you choose, you can be sure that your consultation will be professional and thorough and that your concerns and goals will be a priority.
What plastic surgery procedures can be covered by health insurance?
Some health insurance plans will cover reconstructive plastic surgery procedures, such as breast reconstruction and facial reconstruction, and may also cover procedures that provide relief for chronic health conditions, as may be the case with rhinoplasty (nose surgery) or breast reduction. However cosmetic procedures that provide purely aesthetic benefits, like breast augmentation or tummy tuck surgery, will not be covered by insurance. This is why we offer a variety of different financing options for plastic surgery. The specific details of individual health insurance plans can vary considerably, so be sure to contact your insurance carrier to determine the specific details of your plan.
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As one of the premier cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery centers in the Southeast, Atlanta Plastic Surgery, P.C. have decades of experience dealing with every kind of cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. You can find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about various plastic surgery procedures here:
- Frequently Asked Questions about Breast Surgery
- Frequently Asked Questions about Facial Plastic Surgery Procedures
- Frequently Asked Questions about Body Contouring Plastic Surgery Procedures
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