Restore functional anatomy with aesthetics always in mind

Cancer, trauma, or birth differences are not planned; however, treatment must be expertly approached. The techniques of plastic surgery correct deformities while restoring a sense of normalcy.

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Mohs surgery treats non-melanoma-type skin cancer of the face.

Plastic surgical reconstruction is a standard tool used to close wound defects caused by Mohs surgery. Specific techniques will provide the best scar possible.

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Children are not small adults. 

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to pediatric plastic surgery. Each patient requires a specialized care plan for success. When children feel safe and respected, and families work together as a team the best outcomes can be achieved.

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Scars resulting from trauma or surgery don’t have to last a lifetime. 

Not all scars are created equally. Depending on shape, texture, color and the effect a scar has on nearby structures different treatment approaches may be required.

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Lumps, bumps, birthmarks and spots can be real problems needing real treatments.

While little lesions may seem like no big deal, they can affect daily life and self-image.  Most can be treated with local anesthesia in the office and minimal downtime. 

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In-Office Procedures

  • Will I have a scar?

    All surgeries regardless of technique leave some type of scar. Every effort will be made to optimize the aesthetic outcome of your scar (i.e., hide along natural skin lines, minimize scar length).

  • Should I eat before my procedure?

    If you are scheduled for an in-office procedure, it will involve local anesthetic only and does not require fasting. You are encouraged to eat before your appointment.

  • Should I discontinue medications before my procedure?

    Blood-thinners (e.g., Coumadin/Warfarin©, Plavix©, Pletal©, Ticlid©) and over-the-counter medications/supplements (i.e., Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Vitamin E, St. John’s Wort) can increase bleeding during surgery and may cause bleeding or worse bruising after the surgery.  These medications should be discontinued 5 days before your appointment.

    All other medications should be taken as prescribed by your primary physician.

  • Will I have stitches (sutures)?

    This depends on what procedure you are having done. If you are having a lesion or skin cancer removed there are typically stitches. Depending on the location, these stitches are typically removed 5 – 14 days after your procedure by a medical assistant.

  • Will I need special pain medications after my procedure?

    The local anesthetic used during your procedure will last between 4 – 6 hours following your procedure.  Beyond this point, you may experience some mild soreness along your incision; this soreness is typically well-controlled with ibuprofen or acetaminophen.  You can also ice the area to help alleviate the swelling.

  • Will I be able to drive after my procedure?

    Most of the time, yes. However, if you have surgery near your eyes you may require a bandage or have swelling that can make driving difficult or unsafe. Talk to our patient coordinator to help make your plans.

  • Will I be able to exercise after my procedure?

    No, not immediately. As a general rule, you should not exercise until your sutures are removed at the earliest. Areas of the skin that are under ‘higher tension’ may require a longer break from working out to heal properly.


  • Will my insurance cover the cost of my procedure?

    Under most circumstances, your carrier will pay for all or a portion of your surgery if it has been recommended by another provider and medically necessary. If you are a member of an HMO, it will be necessary to obtain a referral or authorization from your primary physician. If you are in doubt about your particular coverage, you should check with your insurance carrier prior to your appointment.  If you have specific questions regarding insurance or billing matters, please contact our office.

  • Is there a consultation fee?

    The fee for a cosmetic consultation (e.g., Botox, breast lift, breast augmentation) is $100. This fee is applied to the cost of subsequent services.

    If you are having a consultation for a medical condition that is covered by your insurance, the consultation fee will be billed to your insurance. This may require a copay or deductible.  Please contact your insurance carrier for more details.

  • Is there a charge if I miss my appointment?

    Our office is busy and maintains a waiting list. No show and cancellations within 24 hours do not afford our staff the time to fill these visits.  Appointment cancellations may be made up to 24 hours before your scheduled appointment for no cost. Cancellations for consultations or office follow-up visits within 24 hours will be subject to a $65 fee. Cancellations for office-based surgery or procedures will be subject to a $100 fee. No shows will be billed $100 regardless of appointment type. These fees are non-refundable and non-transferable and must be paid prior to rescheduling your appointment. We appreciate your courtesy in contacting us promptly in the event you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment.