Facial Surgery FAQ

Does Insurance Cover Cosmetic Surgery?
Are there financing options and other payment methods?
Will I look like I had plastic surgery?
Can I have my sinuses fixed at the same time as rhinoplasty?
I’m too old to have Rhinoplasty, right?
What procedure has the quickest down time?
How can I get my forehead and eyes to look better without surgery?
What is Princeton Eye & Ear?
Does Insurance Cover Cosmetic Surgery?

Most cosmetic surgery is elective, and therefore most insurance plans will not cover it. However, there are exceptions such as:

  • Functional rhinoplasty and the portions of nasal surgery for breathing improvement
  • Blepharoplasty for decreased visual fields
  • Facelift surgery for facial paralysis.

In these instances, we will help you work with your insurance provider.

Are there financing options and other payment methods?

Plastic surgery and cosmetic treatments are sought by and performed for anyone looking to enhance their appearance and strengthen their confidence. It is no longer done for just the rich and famous. Because of this changing trend, more options have become available. We’re here only to help you achieve your goal, and offer a host of surgical and non-surgical options so that we can construct a plan that best works with you.

A.  Care Credit. Care Credit is esentially a medical credit card and is a great way to finance your medical treatment with low interest rates. They offer short term financing for up to 24 months with nearly 0% interest, and long term financing options as well.  Here’s how it works!

B.  HSA – Health Savings Account.  HSA cards are a great way to use those dollars allotted to you by your employer.  Not all HSA’s are applicable, so you must first check with your HSA administrator.

C.   There are support options that also exist for injectables like Botox® Dysport®, Juvederm® and Restylane®.   The manufacturers of these products offer incentives that come in the form of reward dollars for your purchases.  Every time you use their product, you will get a specified dollar amount off for your next purchase.  You simply download their app, create an account and we’ll take care of the rest!

Will I look like I had plastic surgery?

We pride ourselves on our surgical outcomes. We strive to achieve natural appearing enhancements, and work hard to make sure you don’t look “surgical”. During your consultation we will discuss your exact goal for surgery, and show you a computer simulation of your photo’s to project our surgical goal. This will help you understand what can be achieved for you.

Can I have my sinuses fixed at the same time as rhinoplasty?

Absolutely. In fact, it makes perfect sense to have one recovery time period for both surgeries. If you have recurrent sinus infections, or headaches and facial pressure, ask Dr. Undavia if having your sinuses opened is right for you.

I’m too old to have Rhinoplasty, right?

Absolutely not! In fact, as we age, the functional aspect of rhinoplasty becomes so much more important. A droopy tip can contribute to nasal obstruction. Furthermore, nasal obstruction can synergistically act with other aspects of your breathing to decrease your quality of life. With only a week of down time, you can breathe better and permanently improve your quality of life, while also improving the appearance of your nose!

What procedure has the quickest down time?

Injectables have the quickest downtimes, which are typically just a few hours. For the most part, the only aspect of the downtime is the appearance of the needle sticks that persists for a few hours. After that, its business as usual!

How can I get my forehead and eyes to look better without surgery?

There are many ways to address the eyelid / eyebrow / forehead complex. Surgery is not indicated for everyone, and frankly not an option for many. For these patients, injectables can be the perfect anecdote. Typically, wrinkle relaxers (Botox ® & Dysport® ) with or without wrinkle fillers (Juvederm®, Restylane®) are needed.

What is Princeton Eye & Ear?

Princeton Eye & Ear is a group of Otolaryngologists – Head and Neck (Ear Nose and Throat) Surgeons. Dr. Undavia is an attending physician within the group and is dual board certified in both Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery.

Form and function must go hand in hand. Dr. Undavia believes that in order to deliver sophisticated facial plastic treatments, it is of absolute importance that he be an expert in functional areas of the face and neck as well.   This means having a deep understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the underlying structures of the face and neck.  Addressing form without addressing function can result in significant negative outcomes.  The clearest example of this is in rhinoplasty.  Making a nose smaller (or changing appearance in any way) without addressing the breathing components of the nose can result in more difficulty breathing after the surgery.  This also applies to less invasive treatments like injectables as well.  Poor technique, or poor judgement in the placement of injectables because of the lack of a deep understanding of the anatomy of the face can result in significantly adverse events that can affect the function of the face.  Dr. Undavia is frequently consulted by patients with negative outcomes seeking second opinions on treatments they received by physicians not board certified in these treatments. Having a complex understanding on the underlying anatomy and physiology can ensure that bad outcomes are minimized!

Have more questions?

Contact us at info@drundavia.com or call 609-799-4200.

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