FAQs

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How much does plastic surgery cost?

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Pricing is highly variable and is procedure specific. Since we have our own private free-standing surgical facility, costs are kept to a minimum and are far less than if the same operation were performed at a hospital.

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How much is the consultation fee?

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From $75.00 to $150.00, depending on the time necessary for the consultation.

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How long after my consultation can I have my surgery done?

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Typically three to six weeks depending on the procedure in question.

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Will my insurance cover cosmetic surgery?

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No.

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Does your office offer patient financing?

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We currently offer financing through Care Credit®, a division of GE Capital Consumer Card Company and Lending USA. The application process is simple and can be done online.  To learn more about these or other forms of payment please visit the Financial Information page of our website.

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Why is it called “plastic” surgery?

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“Plastic” comes from the Greek word “plastikos” which means to change or mold. Though we occasionally use synthetic materials in our surgery, the true meaning dates back to the Greek language.

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How long does it take to recover from plastic surgery?

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The recovery time is largely procedure specific but most outpatient cosmetic surgical recoveries fall in the 3-14 day range.

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Will I have a scar?

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Any incision in the skin will leave a scar. We are adept at placing the scar in locations and orientations that tend to blend very well and/or are readily concealed by clothing.

 

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Can I see before and after photos of other patients?

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Because of new federal regulations regarding privacy (HIPAA laws), we are very limited in being able to show photos of other people.

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Is there a charge for touch-up procedures?

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This is highly variable. Our goal is to make you happy. However, sometimes issues enter into the equation that are beyond our control. If a charge is to be incurred, we strive to make it as economically feasible as possible, usually just enough to cover costs.

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Is there a discount for multiple procedures?

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It is usually more cost-effective to combine two or more operations in a single surgical procedure as charges are reduced. However, we will not compromise patient safety by doing too many operations at one time just to minimize expense.

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Do I have to stay in Greensboro the night of surgery?

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This is variable depending upon the type and length of the operation and the distance you would need to travel to reach home. Typically, though, you do not need to stay in Greensboro the night of your surgery. Please ask about our patient care consultant about our unique relationship with the luxurious O’Henry Hotel.

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What’s the difference between a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) and liposuction?

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Liposuction deals exclusively w/ excess fat whereas an abdominoplasty addresses excess fat and skin while at the same time tightening the underlying muscles.

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How much weight do you lose with liposuction?

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Liposuction should not be considered a weight reduction operation but rather a body contouring procedure. Typically, people will lose a small amount of weight but the greatest benefit is in the shape/size change that results.

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Do breast implants go under the muscle or on top of it?

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Dr. Barber almost always puts implants UNDER the muscle as there is less risk of scarring problems and the breasts tend to look and feel more natural.

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Are breast implants safe?

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There is no evidence that breast implants lead to cancer or any other disease process. Dr. Barber can answer more specific questions at the time of
your consultation.

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How long does a facelift last?

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A facelift lasts forever. Though a person will continue to age, the gains created by the facelift will always be present.