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FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the frequently asked questions we have received:

 

  • Do you do butt implants, fat transfers?
    • We perform buttock augmentation with fat grafting – the “Brazilian Butt Lift.”  This is done by removing fat from the thighs and abdomen and placing it in the buttocks to create a fuller and rounder shape.  A BBL costs about $5,000.
  • Do you provide services to the transgender community?
    • Our services are available to all patients, but we do not perform gender reassignment or related surgeries here.
  • I am interested in getting a rhinoplasty and breast aumentation. Is it better to do these surgeries together and does it save money?  What is the average cost for rhinoplasty?
    • It is up to you, but doing these two procedures together is fine and may be easier on you to go through one recovery period rather than two.  We do not perform combination procedures that would take longer than 5-6 hours to perform.  It would save you money because we have a multiple procedure discount.  Average rhinoplasty cost is $5,500.
  • What is the range in cost for breast augmentation?
    • The cost for breast augmentation usually depends on whether you are interested in saline or silicone.  We charge $5,400 for silicone or saline implants, and over 95% of our patients choose silicone gel.  Occasionally there are specials on surgical services, so check our specials page.
  • Do you recommend any scar creams?
    • We have tried many different scar creams, and have found the best results with 100% silicone based products.  Our office offers Silagen scar gel which has had excellent results in decreasing redness and thickness of scars.
  • Do you perform the DIEP or SGAP flaps for breast reconstruction?
    • We perform implant-based breast reconstructions.  We do not offer DIEP or SGAP procedures, but would be happy to refer you to a center that does if this is what you are looking for.
  • How much does a breast lift cost?
    • The cost of a breast lift depends on the patient’s specific needs, but average is about $5,000.
  • Do you do a delta lift?  What is the recovery time?
    • We do a facelift called a MACS (Minimal Access Cranial Suspension).  This is similar to a “delta lift” in that it minimizes the scar and lifts the SMAS muscle layer below the skin.  Recovery is quicker than a traditional facelift.  Most patients are back to work after 1 week.
  • Who is a good candidate for a mini-tummy tuck?
    • We perform both full and mini abdominoplasties.  Candidates for the mini have smaller amounts of excess skin to be removed and it is concentrated in the area below the belly button.
  • Would you do dermal fillers for wrinkles in the chest/ cleavage area?
    • The FDA has not given an official indication for any filler injections except the nasolabial area.  However, multiple off-label uses are commonly performed and we do consider them if the patient is a good candidate and the procedure is deemed safe.
  • What is your consultation fee?
    • The fee for a new cosmetic consultation is $75.  This fee is applied towards any procedure you might have that day.
  •  How much is liposuction? 
    • The cost of liposuction, like most procedures, depends on the patient’s specific needs.  It is impossible to give an accurate assessment of needs without a full consultation.  In general, it is about $2,500 per area.
  • Do you offer keloid removal/revision? 
    • We frequently treat keloid scars.  The best approach is through multiple modalities including steroid injections, pressure/silicone gel, and excision or scar revision.
  • Do you use silicone or saline implants?
    • We offer both and help you make the decision that is right for you.
  • Is “Laser Lipo” better than regular liposuction?
    • We perform both traditional tumescent liposuction and Laser Assisted Lipectomy, or SmartLipo®.  The great majority of what we do, however, is laser assisted liposuction because we have found that the results are superior.  This technology allows for less bleeding and bruising, easier fat removal due to melting prior to suctioning, and the great benefit of skin tightening.

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