Plastic surgery is receiving the gift of self-esteem and confidence and it is a privilege to have the opportunity to help my patients get that.
- Guy Rochman, M.D.
Yes, there is a charge for consultations for cosmetic procedures and cosmetic surgery. The cost of the consultation is applied to any procedures that are subsequently scheduled.
Cosmetic Surgery, often referred to as Aesthetic Surgery, is not covered by health insurance; however, many reconstructive surgical procedures, including breast reconstruction, breast reduction, and skin cancer surgery are covered by your insurance. We accept most major health insurances for those types of surgery. Our office staff can assist you with providing guidance to decide which procedures might be covered and if referrals are required from your primary care physician
Many of the newest, non-invasive procedures we offer require no recovery time and patients can return directly to work. Some procedures may even be done on a lunch hour! Other procedures may be associated with some bruising which can be covered by make-up or a little down time.
Our “Friday Night Lights” program is designed for those patients who can have an office based procedure on Friday evening and use the weekend to rest and recuperate before returning to work on Monday. We also offer certain office procedures on both Saturday and Sunday by special arrangement. Major surgical procedures are associated with a recuperation period which can be several days or several weeks. This discussion will be part of your consultation.
The goal of facial rejuvenation is to make you look as good as you can for your age, not to make you look like you had something done. The most common response from friends and colleagues will be that you look “rested” or that you have been away on vacation. While they notice how well you look, they will not generally be able to tell what exactly you have had done.
How long the benefits will last depend upon the procedure. Some procedures like nose surgery, laser procedures, breast surgery, and body fat reduction (invasively or non-invasively with Ultra Shape) are permanent or very long lasting. Fillers for facial rejuvenation can last up to a year or longer and other procedures, like Botox, will need to be repeated more frequently.
Our office accepts Visa, Master Card and American Express for payment. Payment for office-based procedures may be requested at the time of booking or at the time of the procedure, depending upon the treatment. Payment for surgical procedures performed in the hospital is requested three weeks in advance of the date of your surgery.
To limit or avoid bruising and swelling we will request that patients refrain from taking medications that increase the risk of bruising for a period of at least 10 days prior to the procedure. These medications include Advil, Motrin, Ibuprofen, Naprosyn, Alieve, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, some herbal medications, Vitamin E and Aspirin. If you are taking anticoagulation medications (Coumadin, Eloquest, Xarelto, other such medications, or Aspirin as prescribed for therapeutic reasons) you should have a discussion with your primary care physician prior to discontinuing these, or any other prescription medications.
Dr. Rochman and his staff will review your individual medications as well and make recommendations as to which medications might be discontinued before surgery. There are additional things that can be done to minimize swelling in addition to avoiding medications that might cause bruising or bleeding. These may include, ice, elevation, and avoidance of strenuous activity, bending and lifting. Also, it is good to eat pineapple products before and after your procedure, and to take Arnica.
In the past 10 years, the number of men seeking cosmetic surgery nationally has increased by over 100 percent! Men are seeking procedures to make them look and feel better about themselves. By offering state of the art non-invasive procedures, our office is uniquely designed for men who require little or no down time. Men now comprise about 50 percent of our cosmetic patients. The most common procedures include eyelid surgery, facial surgery, nasal surgery, non-invasive facial rejuvenation, lasers, Botox, fillers, liposuction, non-invasive body fat reduction (Ultra Shape), male breast contouring (Gynecomastia), as well as using the skin product regimen that we have designed specifically for male skin.
Plastic Surgery derives its name from the Greek word “plastics” which means to shape or to mold. There are several types of plastic surgery. Reconstructive procedures are those which address almost any body part due to trauma, burns, cancer, birth defects, etc. Cosmetic Surgery, also referred to as Aesthetic Surgery is the aesthetic enhancement of the body or reshaping of normal tissue to improve appearance.
Reconstructive surgical procedures are frequently covered by health insurance. Cosmetic surgical procedures are not covered by health insurance.
All plastic surgery procedures can be associated with risk. It is important to have a discussion with your plastic surgeon to determine the risks and benefits of any procedure, and which procedures will be best suited for you.