Specialists in Plastic Surgery
If you’re considering plastic surgery, the medical specialists at LewisGale can provide information, advice and a full range of plastic, reconstructive and cosmetic surgical treatment options.
Plastic surgery refers to any surgery that reshapes or repairs body structures.
Reconstructive surgery is a type of plastic surgery that repairs deformities resulting from accidents, disease or birth defects. This type of surgery is intended to improve movement and minimize disfigurement.
Cosmetic surgery is a type of plastic surgery that reshapes facial or body features to improve appearance.
Common Plastic Surgery Procedures
The plastic surgeons at LewisGale are experienced in a wide range of procedures including:
- Abdominoplasty — Removes wrinkled skin and fatty tissue from the stomach
- Body fat reduction — Uses liposuction to remove fatty deposits from the hips, buttock, thighs and other areas
- Breast augmentation — Enlarges the breasts
- Breast reconstruction — Restores form to the breast after mastectomy; also reduces or lifts the breast
- Cheek implants — Give the appearance of cheekbones
- Chemical peel — Uses chemicals to repair damaged skin
- Chin augmentation — Uses an implant to redefine the shape of the chin
- Cleft lip and palate surgery — Repairs birth defects of the mouth
- Dermabrasion — Scrapes the facial skin to smooth out fine wrinkles, especially around the mouth
- Ear surgery — Repositions or reshapes the ears
- Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) — Removes excess fat and skin on the upper and lower eyelids
- Facelift (rhytidectomy) — Removes wrinkles and sagging skin on the face and neck
- Forehead lift — Removes wrinkles on the forehead
- Hand surgery — Corrects defects of the hand that are the result of injury or genetics
- Nose surgery (rhinoplasty) — Reshapes the nose
- Prosthesis change — Removes the old prosthesis, replacing it with a new one
- Scar revision — Reduces the surface area of scars, making them less noticeable
- Tissue expansion — Involves stretching adjacent healthy skin to cover an incision
Learn more about plastic surgery at our online Health Library.
Considering Plastic Surgery?
To help you decide if plastic surgery is right for you, talk with one of our nurse specialists about treatment options. If you decide surgery is right for you, you’ll meet with a plastic surgeon who’ll provide more in-depth detail about your surgery and recovery.
After your surgery, we’ll schedule a follow-up appointment with your primary care physician who will make sure your recovery is on track. You’ll be informed about any medications you’ll need, and a professional technician will teach you how to use cosmetics to help conceal incisions, discoloration or swelling.
Payment for Plastic Surgery
Reconstructive surgical procedures may be covered by major insurers and HMOs. Payment for consultations is due at the time of your visit. Payment for cosmetic procedures is due before the day of surgery unless other arrangements have been made.
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