USEFUL INFORMATION FOR THOSE CONSIDERING PLASTIC SURGERY
The purpose of the information on this website is not to provide you with specific medical advice. The purpose is, however, to assist you in selecting the right surgeon and in realizing the risks and benefits of any elective procedure, such as plastic surgery.
How much does the procedure cost?
At the time of the consultation, a definite fee for the procedure will be given. Our prices are reasonable and affordable.
Do you offer financing?
We accept most major insurances for payment of medical procedures. Cosmetic procedures are typically not covered by insurance. Payments for cosmetic procedures are required in advance. A $500.00 deposit is required at the time the procedure is scheduled. We accept Visa, MasterCard & Discover cards. We also offer financing through CareCredit. CareCredit is a healthcare credit card. It’s easy to apply for CareCredit and you will receive a fast decision. You may also apply online at www.CareCredit.com or call 1-800-365-8295.
What about confidentiality?
Information concerning patients and their treatment is confidential and is released only with the permission of the patient.
Should I undergo cosmetic surgery?
The decision to undergo cosmetic surgery requires your careful consideration. You should consider what can reasonably be undertaken surgically, your motivation, the risks involved, and costs. Since it is important for the patient to learn about the procedure, and for Dr. Lucas to identify the most appropriate procedure(s) a consultation is required.
We think it is important to understand the limitations as well as the potential benefits of plastic surgery. Most patients have unrealistic expectations concerning the outcome of a plastic surgery procedure. The outcome rarely lives up to the patient’s hopes and expectations. All operations have a downside potential.
As with many choices throughout life, the decision on having plastic surgery should be made after weighing whether the benefits of the surgery outweigh the risks and the potential downside. The fact that an advertisement containing “before” and “after” photographs shows a dramatic improvement does not mean that everyone will have an improved outcome, nor does it mean that all plastic surgeons will be able to achieve that outcome. The reason for this is that people’s bodies are different, and the same surgery can achieve a very different result on one person that it does on another.
It is also important to know that within the field of plastic surgery the skills required for various kinds of operations differ widely. Thus, the plastic surgeon who may be able to achieve a successful result for one kind of problem may not be able to so for another.