Providing the best possible care is what we’re all about – and that’s why we offer you a wide range of helpful resources on our web site. Here you will find everything from patient information forms to details about what you can expect during your surgery. You can learn about specific cosmetic procedures by watching videos or view our photo gallery of before and after pictures.
We’ve provided you with details about financing and insurance issues – as well as educational links about plastic surgery and a list of our local healthcare affiliations. Should you have questions about our practice or any of the services we offer, please feel free to contact us anytime.
Patient Information Forms
We have provided you with access to our patient information forms for your convenience. You can greatly speed up your initial visit to our offices by downloading these forms, filling them out and bringing them with you to your appointment.
Contact Associates in Plastic Surgery if you have questions about these forms or our surgical procedure pricing.
About Your Surgery
Your surgical procedure will be performed at our state-of-the-art Cumberland Surgery center.
A comfortable waiting area will be provided for your family and friends – while you relax in a quiet, restful preoperative room during preparatory sedation. You will then be transported to a fully equipped operating room.
Anesthesia, when needed, is performed or supervised by physicians who regularly work at our facility. The most modern equipment and monitoring devices are utilized – and the physician will also oversee your recovery following general anesthesia.
Upon your discharge from the recovery area, your family members will be instructed on what to expect and any assistance you may need upon returning home. This meeting will take place in a patient-family conference room. Following this, you and your family will be free to return home.
If you have any questions about your surgery, please contact Associates in Plastic Surgery.
Before you decide to undergo a procedure, we realize that you want to learn as much as possible about that particular procedure. That’s why we have provided you with access to short video presentations about many of the procedures that we offer at Associates in Plastic Surgery.
Please contact Associates in Plastic Surgery if you have questions about surgical procedures or pricing.
For your convenience, Associates in Plastic Surgery accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card and American Express. Should you need another resource, we offer financing options through Care Credit. Care Credit provides rapid approval processes as well as reasonable repayment provisions for those with approved credit. If you need help with applying for the Care Credit program, our surgery schedulers will be happy to assist you when you visit our offices.
If you have any questions about surgical procedure pricing or financing, please contact Associates in Plastic Surgery.
Below is a list of area hospitals and ambulatory surgery facilities where Associates in Plastic Surgery physicians have medical privileges to perform procedures.
- Baton Rouge General Health System
- St. Elizabeth Hospital
- Woman’s Hospital
- Ochsner Hospital Baton Rouge
Please note that not all Associates in Plastic Surgery doctors perform services at these facilities.
Your health and well-being are very important to us. Before you decide to have any procedure, we want to make sure that you have all of the information you need to make the right decision for you. Below you will find several links that lead to a wealth of information and resources that can help you decide whether to pursue cosmetic surgery.
If you have any questions about surgical procedures and pricing, please contact Associates in Plastic Surgery.
BreastImplantSafety.org – Good resource focusing on breast implants.
Insurance Requirements for Breast Reductions
The following insurance companies have certain requirements that must be met before they will give an approval for breast reduction surgery:
- Fiserv Health
- Benefit Management
- Blue Cross (out of state plans)
Their requirements are as follows:
- A mammogram report within the last year.
- AETNA requires that a woman 40 years of age or older supply a copy of a recent mammogram. (This usually means one performed within the last three months.)
Documentation that the member has seen their primary care doctor two or more times within one year with complaints of two or more of the following symptoms: headaches, upper back pain, neck pain and/or shoulder pain.
- Documentation of treatments that were tried and failed. This would include any type of anti-inflammatory or other medications taken for the symptoms mentioned above.
- Documentation that physical therapy or chiropractic care has been unresponsive to a three- to six-month course of treatment.
Please note that there may be other requirements for different insurance companies not listed above. Our office staff will be happy to help you with any questions you may have concerning this matter.
If you have any questions about plastic surgery procedures or procedural pricing, please contact Associates in Plastic Surgery.