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Your FAQs Answered by the Best Plastic Surgeon in Lubbock

Each plastic surgery candidate is unique and has different needs, goals, and expectations. But patients considering cosmetic procedures often have the same types of questions. There is no harm in doing research online, but it is important to talk to a board-certified plastic surgeon you trust to get the accurate information you need. Banking on unreliable sources could lead you in the wrong direction and can end up being detrimental to your surgical experience.

Your decision whether or not to have a surgical procedure requires good information and knowledge. The more you know about a procedure and its expected outcome and recovery, the better your experience will be. The first key to having a positive experience with plastic surgery is finding the best plastic surgeon in Lubbock for you, and asking them the questions you feel are important for your understanding. Some of the most commonly asked questions include the following:

Is Plastic Surgery Safe?

All surgery has risks. Always discuss with your doctor your medical history and ask about the specific risk factors of the procedure you are planning. For patients in good overall health and who follow their doctor’s instructions, plastic surgery does not have any unique risks over other surgeries. Complete disclosure to your doctor of your previous or current medical conditions and any prescription or non-prescription drugs or supplements you may be taking is a crucial part of ensuring your safety.

Another important element for your safety is the qualification of your plastic surgeon. Board-certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery is a must. When looking for the best plastic surgeon, Lubbock patients should make sure their doctor has the experience and training necessary to perform their specific procedure. Positive referrals from trustworthy sources can be very helpful in finding a surgeon who can provide you with high quality care.

What Makes a Good Plastic Surgery Candidate?

With any plastic surgery, a patient should be in good health, not smoke, and carefully consult with his or her doctor. Your plastic surgery candidacy will also depend on specific factors associated with the procedure you are planning. If you are interested in breast augmentation, you will need to discuss your body size, breast tissue, and breast skin with your doctor. Patients who want procedures like liposuction will have their skin elasticity and muscle tone evaluated to determine their candidacy. Having a positive outlook and realistic goals and expectations are important for any patient considering plastic surgery.

Will My Insurance Cover the Costs?

Most plastic surgeries are considered elective, and even great insurance does not usually pay for procedures that are not considered medically necessary. Check with your insurance policy to know what your payment options are. Some plastic surgery procedures are covered by insurances. If you are interested in a nose job, breast reduction, or eyelid surgery, you may be covered by insurance if the procedure is needed for medical reasons. It is always important to check with your insurance company before having any medical treatment or procedure to clearly understand what your benefits are. Always discuss with your doctor expected expenses and payment options and expectations before treatment.

What are My Payment Options?

If an out of pocket payment sounds scary, then consider a credit option. The cosmetic boost you are wanting just might be more than the budget can handle with an all at once, one time payment. Most doctors have policies that require payment to be made in full at or before the time of service. Even the best plastic surgeon in Lubbock is not set up to keep track of payments and balances like a credit company would.

Many patients find their plastic surgery payment to be more manageable with CareCredit. CareCredit is a credit card that is specifically designed for procedures and treatments that are not generally covered under a medical insurance plan. This card is a little different than a regular credit card, as it has no-interest payment plans and a variety of payoff options. CareCredit offers short repayment times giving you the ability to manage your healthcare costs better. Visit their site for more information.

What Factors Impact the Success of My Surgery?

Each patient is an individual case for plastic surgery. There are a wide variety of factors that play into the outcome of your procedure. The best plastic surgeons in Lubbock will be happy to answer all of your questions, and they should thoroughly cover all aspects of your surgery, including recovery. A key factor to a successful plastic surgery experience is starting with an experienced, board-certified surgeon. Dr. Jane Rowley is the best plastic surgeon in Lubbock and is dedicated to providing her patients with a superior experience.

The Trusted Source for Your Plastic Surgery Needs

With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Rowley has the skills and expertise to restore your confidence in your appearance. She will spend the time needed for you to understand your plastic surgery options. Schedule your no-obligation consultation today with the best plastic surgeon Lubbock has to offer to find all the answers to your plastic surgery questions.

The Best Plastic Surgeon in Lubbock: A “Mommy Makeover” with Dr. Rowley

Are you ready for a change? Do you want to feel more confident? Are there aspects of your physical appearance you wish looked different? Many women find their bodies simply aren’t what they used to be. Whether from pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight gain, or weight loss, regaining the physique you once had can be difficult. A “mommy makeover” with Lubbock’s best plastic surgeon, Dr. Jane Rowley, could be the solution.

What is a “Mommy Makeover”?

Combining various surgical and non-surgical procedures is one way to achieve multiple desired results all at once. Dr. Rowley explains:

“A ‘mommy makeover’ technically is a combination of a tummy procedure and a breast procedure. Most often a tummy tuck, and a breast lift or augmentation, but sometimes even a breast reduction. Often times, liposuction is in the mix. But regardless, it’s a bigger procedure. Almost always a little longer operative time, and you need to be realistic about what we can accomplish. But you also need to know that the term ‘mommy makeover’ sounds really cute, but it’s always more than one surgery. It’s going to be more than one recovery. A little more recovery time, a little more down time. There’s lots of people that are excellent candidates for a ‘mommy makeover’, but there are some that there’s just too much to do in one setting, so it’s about the pros and cons, deciding for that person what’s going to be best for them.”

The Best Plastic Surgeon In Lubbock

When choosing a plastic surgeon, there is a lot to consider. As the best plastic surgeon in Lubbock, Texas, Dr. Rowley understands that every woman seeking a “mommy makeover” has unique needs and personal goals. This is why she makes patient education her top priority. She works directly with each one of her patients to make sure they feel comfortable with combining procedures and what that entails. Through an in-depth consultation process, Dr. Rowley takes the time to learn the individual desires and expectations of her patients. If you have concerns, she listens. If you have questions, she provides answers. You will work as a team to develop a customized treatment plan designed just for you. Watch the video below to understand more of Dr. Rowley’s approach to plastic surgery.

What to Consider

Before undergoing plastic surgery, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) offers a few suggestions:

“A mommy makeover is typically performed as a single stage procedure. There are many techniques used to perform a mommy makeover, and many factors should be taken into consideration when choosing which techniques are best:

  • Desired amount of restoration
  • Placement of the incisions
  • Type of implant used

… The mommy makeover is one of today’s most popular combination plastic surgery techniques, designed specifically to address common issues faced by women who have been through pregnancy and breastfeeding.”

Choosing a Plastic Surgeon

You have many choices to make when planning out a “mommy makeover”. Choosing a plastic surgeon is one of them. Dr. Rowley comes highly qualified as a board-certified plastic surgeon by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and an IDEAL IMPLANT® Premier Surgeon. A 2016 patient testimonial on Realself by hivalerie1 states:

“I’m not overstating when I say Dr. Rowley is a miracle worker. Eight weeks ago I flew to Lubbock because I felt she was the only plastic surgeon I could trust. She did a combined procedure (tummy/hips/arms/chin). I expected an improvement, but I was completely shocked at what she was able to accomplish. I feel like I got a full ‘hardware upgrade’ and still can’t believe it when I look in the mirror. Before I knew Jane, I really never considered plastic surgery and had a lot of preconceptions about why people do it. It has made such a difference in my personal comfort and confidence, and it frees up so much mental energy for the rest of my life to just not worry about body issues. Her staff just adds to that, they are stellar, super on the ball and experienced, and really do treat you like family—they made me feel right at home while staying in an unknown city on my own for two weeks. They just went above and beyond throughout the recovery process. Even after I came home, there has been continual follow up. I trusted Dr. Jane because of her intensive, high-level training, deep experience, and that she sets clear expectations with straightforward honesty … Based on my experience, I can’t recommend her highly enough, even if you don’t live in Lubbock, it’s worth travelling to know you are in the best hands. I wouldn’t go anywhere else, even though it means a flight. Thank you so much, Dr. Rowley & team, you’ve really changed my life.”

Is a “mommy makeover” right for you? Don’t let choosing a plastic surgeon be a stressful task. Contact Dr. Rowley, Lubbock’s best plastic surgeon, to schedule a no-obligation consultation. Call 806-792-3715 today, or visit www.rowleyplasticsurgery.com to learn more.

The Protection You Deserve With Breast Implants

What should you consider before getting breast implants? Do you know the different types available? What long-term maintenance or monitoring is required? When partnering with Dr. Jane Rowley, she takes the time to answer these questions and address any other concerns her patients have about their breast implant options.

Dr. Rowley’s Commitment to Patient Education

Dr. Rowley is devoted to helping her patients find confidence in their breast augmentation decision. She understands that undergoing breast surgery is a highly personal choice. Every woman has different expectations and varying goals for their appearance. That’s why Dr. Rowley is committed to making sure her patients receive all the information they need to achieve the results they desire.

Every patient at Rowley Plastic Surgery receives specialized care. Since no two women are the same, Dr. Rowley creates customized treatment plans to meet the individual needs of her patients. During the consultation process, she goes over the three kinds of breast implants on the market today – saline, silicone gel, and the new IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant.

What are Structured Breast Implants?

As a plastic surgeon board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Rowley is part of an exclusive network eligible to offer the IDEAL IMPLANT. This technology-driven implant combines the benefits, without the drawbacks, of both silicone gel and saline. For many years, women have been caught choosing between the natural feel and realistic look associated with silicone gel, and the peace of mind that comes with saline.

But now, women wanting a breast augmentation no longer have to compromise beauty for security. The unique design of the IDEAL IMPLANT delivers the best of both worlds. It is comprised of a series of implant shells nested together that hold two separate chambers filled with saline. This advanced internal structure controls the movement of the saline to mitigate sloshing, supports the implant edge to prevent wrinkling and collapse when upright, and provides projection and volume. Plus, with no use of sticky silicone gel, the IDEAL IMPLANT is 100% risk-free of “silent rupture.”

Basic Protection Plan for No Extra Cost

When women choose the IDEAL IMPLANT, they are automatically enrolled in the Basic Protection Plan provided by IDEAL IMPLANT Incorporated. This limited warranty provides women with financial assistance of up to $3,500 to help with uninsured out-of-pocket surgery costs for deflation for 10 years. So if their IDEAL IMPLANT deflates, women can receive a free replacement implant during their lifetime for deflation, and for the first 10 years for capsular contracture.

Additional Protection

For a more extensive protection, the Premium Protection Plan is also available. Since many health insurance plans do not extend coverage for cosmetic surgery or postoperative problems related to cosmetic surgery, the Premium Protection Plan offers additional benefits to help women be protected from complications related to their breast implants throughout their entire life.

What is Included in the Premium Protection Plan?

The Premium Protection Plan includes all the elements of the Basic Protection Plan, then added protection as well.

The First 60 days – The risk of postoperative problems that are expensive to treat is higher just after surgery, and as time goes on becomes less likely. The Premium Protection Plan extends up to $10,000 in financial assistance during the first 60 days after breast augmentation surgery for bleeding, infection, anesthesia, blood clots, and wound healing events.

The First Year – The Premium Protection Plan includes $5,000 in financial assistance for postoperative events women might face during the first year following their procedure such as capsular contracture, deflation, insertional scar revision, and related events.

Subsequent Years – Women can have the peace of mind knowing their IDEAL IMPLANTS are covered for their entire life. The Premium Protection Plan doesn’t end after the first year.  $5,000 in financial assistance continues on for capsular contracture, deflation, insertional scar revision, and related events.

For further explanation of the Premium Protection Plan, watch the video below.

How To Get the Premium Protection Plan

To get this added protection, women can simply enroll with their plastic surgeon prior to their procedure. The cost is $189 for primary breast augmentation, or $249 if exchanging existing implants. Each year thereafter, renewal is only $79. Since unexpected or uninsured costs can come about at any time, this affordable lifetime protection is an investment for a worry-free future. And if the Premium Protection Plan is not renewed, the Basic Protection Plan automatically still applies for the remainder of its original term.

A Breast Augmentation with Dr. Rowley

The IDEAL IMPLANT was designed to give women the look they desire, with the confidence they deserve. Women can enjoy lifelong security knowing their breast implants are protected with the Premium Protection Plan. If you have questions regarding the financial assistance available to you with the IDEAL IMPLANT, Dr. Rowley can help you understand your options. Call 806-792-3715 today to schedule your no-obligation consultation, or visit www.rowleyplasticsurgery.com to learn more.