Plastic surgery can dramatically enhance your appearance and your self-confidence. If you consider yourself to be a physically and emotionally healthy person and have realistic expectations for the procedure, you should be a good candidate.

In your private consultation, you will meet with Dr. Sanders so you can discuss your interests, concerns, and ask a variety of questions. He will review your medical history and ask you questions in order to understand your condition, goals and concerns. The doctor will also provide you with reading material about the procedure(s) you’re considering. The initial consultation will include a nominal fee which is refunded at the time of surgery scheduling. It will last approximately 30-60 minutes depending on what is discussed. A cost analysis is also provided for any procedures you are interested in.

Each patient will tolerate pain post-operatively in a different way, and this has to be considered. While some patients may describe the pain as an ache, others may experience greater discomfort. Appropriate pain medications are prescribed for post-operative patients in order to help minimize discomfort. Operations that require elevation or tightening of the muscles, such as a facelift or browlift, require more recovery time than those that are less invasive. In general, the recovery time is between one and two weeks with the minimally invasive procedures being less and the standard procedures being more.

Antibiotics should be used when a patient undergoes any procedure in which bacteria may be released into the blood stream. The pre-operative and post-operative care will be discussed in detail and written instructions will be provided with the operative packet you will receive at the preoperative visit.

Generally speaking, no it will not. Cosmetic surgery is considered elective surgery and is not covered by most insurance plans. However, sometimes certain procedures are performed to improve function rather than appearance. For example, eyelid surgery to correct drooping eyelids, which causes impaired vision may be considered necessary. If this is the case, contact your insurance company before surgery to determine if it is covered.