Frequently Asked Questions
1. Does Dr. Stevens provide free consultations?
Dr. Stevens is invested in providing you with the best advice and answers to help you make an informed decision about having your procedure. There is a fee charged for all consults with Dr. Stevens who will provide his valuable expertise on your unique case as a board-certified and respected plastic surgeon. Instead of using free consultations to attract new clients, Dr. Stevens does not offer you a sales pitch, but rather tailored information to help you make an informed decision about your procedure.
2. I do not live in Beverly Hills. Could I schedule a Skype consultation?
Get connected with Dr. Stevens online for your consultation to get answers to your reconstruction procedure questions. The office at Lasky Clinic can schedule an online consult via Skype. To prepare for your time with Dr. Stevens, have available images of yourself identifying the areas you are considering for reconstruction.
3. Does Dr. Stevens take insurance?
While most insurance companies do not cover elective cosmetics procedures there are a few cases, like breast augmentation or a deviated septum, where your costs may be defrayed. Learn more about Dr. Steven’s financing options here.
4. I don’t like the way I look, but I’m new to plastic surgery and unsure about what procedures to consider. Can Dr. Stevens help me decide on the appropriate procedures?
Before you consider having plastic surgery to address any of your physical concerns, it’s important that you evaluate your reasons for choosing surgery. Ask yourself: What is your motivation? What flaws do you want to correct and why? What are your expectations from plastic surgery?
Reconstructive surgery is a significant investment of time, effort, emotions and resources. Evaluate your decision to make sure that you are considering your procedure for the right reasons. Dr. Stevens will speak with you about your options after an evaluation of your goals, expectations and emotional outlook before making any recommendations.
5. How much time should I take off from work?
Each procedure will warrant a different recovery time. During your consult with Dr. Stevens, he will discuss with you expected recovery length, how to care for yourself post-operation and expectations on when you can get back on your feet to a normal, everyday life.
6. How long until I can travel after plastic surgery?
After your surgery, Dr. Stevens recommends waiting at least one week post-operation before traveling long distances for long periods of time. For some procedures, you may have to wait to fly approximately 10 to 14 days after surgery. Always discuss your travel plans with Dr. Stevens as you will require follow-up care after your surgery.
7. Some of the plastic surgeons I’ve spoken to charge extra for operating room costs, anesthesia and more. Does Dr. Stevens have extra costs such as these?
Many surgeons charge extra for operating room costs and anesthesia services either in an itemized quote or a global quote prior to performing your surgery. Dr. Stevens breaks down the fee for your procedure so that you can see exactly what you are paying for and where your payment is going.
8. What are the best healing centers near the Lasky Clinic?
The Lasky Clinic is centered in the “mecca” of plastic surgery – there are a number of wonderful, local retreats for adequate healing and relaxation. Dr. Stevens recommends JadeRetreat, PearlRecoveryRetreat and Serenity for post-operative care and recovery in a private and peaceful setting.
9. Does Dr. Stevens have any plastic surgery specialties?
As a well-trained and reputable surgeon, Dr. Stevens focuses on creating natural results for all of his patients and specializes in facial and eyelid as well as breast and body contouring procedures. Take a look at the reconstructive services offered at the Lasky Clinic and schedule a consultation.
10. Does Dr. Stevens work with other plastic surgeons?
Dr. Stevens works with board certified and reputable surgeons to perform rhinoplasty at the Lasky Clinic but available upon request. Contactus for a consultation with our affiliate surgeons who specialize in rhinoplasty.