Since our founding nearly fifty years ago, Atlanta Plastic Surgery has been recognized throughout the medical community as one of the premier cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery centers in the southeast. During that time, we have seen attitudes towards plastic surgery evolve considerably. Once thought to be an indulgence exclusive to the rich and famous, cosmetic plastic surgery procedures have gradually moved into the mainstream, becoming increasingly common among men and women from all walks of life. Advancements in cosmetic surgery technology, combined with convenient financing options, have managed to place the possibilities of cosmetic plastic surgery within realistic financial reach.
Major plastic surgery, like a mommy makeover which may include a variety of related procedures like a breast augmentation, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), and liposuction or even less comprehensive but equally intricate facial plastic surgery, like a face lift, can be significant investments. However, many patients can achieve results similar to those enjoyed by plastic surgery patients using technologically advanced, non-surgical techniques. Botox® treatments, for example, can relax the facial muscles responsible for the formation of frown lines and crow’s feet, leaving the forehead and areas around the eyes smooth and wrinkle-free. Similarly the loss of facial volume, sagging jowls and shallow cheeks can often be alleviated with injectable facial fillers, like Juvéderm® or Restylane®. Laser skin resurfacing with the Sciton® laser system can smooth out fine lines and wrinkles with pulses of laser light while Ultherapy® skin tightening uses high-frequency sonic vibrations to gently warm the deepest layers of skin, stimulating collagen production and firming loose skin from within. Finally, CoolSculpting®, a technologically advanced non-surgical fat reduction technique, uses a process known as cryolipolysis to freeze and reduce unwanted fat cells without damaging the skin. Any of these methods can give the face or body a lifted and more youthful appearance for only a fraction of the cost of a full plastic surgery procedure, and with considerably less surgical recovery time.
At Atlanta Plastic Surgery, P.C. we also understand that proper financial planning can play an important role for many of our patients. All of our board-certified plastic surgeons currently accept health insurance from Humana®, and certain individual APS surgeons may also accept Blue Cross Blue Shield®, Aetna®, Cigna®, United Health Care® and, in some cases, Kaiser Permanente® for medically necessary or reconstructive plastic surgery. For cosmetic procedures not covered by insurance, Atlanta Plastic Surgery can provide financing through Alphaeon® or CareCreditSM, a credit card specifically for medical payments that can be used for any number of plastic surgery procedures. Finally, we also provide an online bill-pay service, easily accessible from our web site, that allows patients to pay for procedures using major credit cards, including Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover from the comforts of home or on the go with a mobile device.
If you are interested in learning more about any of the plastic surgery procedures we perform, or about how the variety of financing options, including Alphaeon® and CareCreditSM, that we provide can help you, please contact us at one of our Atlanta, Alpharetta, Cumming, or Newnan offices. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for the latest news in plastic surgery.