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Factors Affecting Results

In a facial plastic surgery procedure, your results will depend on the skill and artistry of your surgeon, as well as many other factors, including:

  • General health
  • Age
  • Bone structure
  • Skin texture and thickness
  • Capacity to heal

Risks Associated with Facial Plastic Surgery

No surgery should be taken lightly as there is always a slight but genuine risk involved. Risks can be defined as possible complications with surgery or results that do not meet patient expectations. Risks may include:

  • Reactions to anesthesia or medications
  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Swelling
  • Asymmetry
  • Numbness
  • Poor healing
  • Tissue discoloration
  • Damage to muscles or nerves
  • Unfavorable Scarring
  • Death

Medical Photographs

During your consultation with Dr. Kim, medical photographs will be taken for use in developing a surgical plan and will become an integral part of your medical record. We may specifically request your permission to use these photographs for educational or promotional purposes. It is your right to decline such permission and to rescind permission at a future date should you no longer want your images featured.

Anesthesia

We administer anesthesia to provide the utmost comfort during and after your procedure. The best and safest type of anesthesia for your surgical procedure will be selected from the following:

  • General anesthesia attended by a board-certified anesthesia provider
  • “Twilight” intravenous sedation
  • Local anesthesia

Finances and Insurance

During your initial consultation visit, we will discuss our fees and provide a written estimate of the charges for your procedure. For most cosmetic surgical procedures, the total fee is comprised of the practice fees, operating room fees, and anesthesia fees. The total fee will also include all preoperative and postoperative visits. Consultation fees are applicable to the total.

In order to secure a surgery date, we require a non-refundable deposit of 10% of the total cost of the operation with the remainder paid in full at least two weeks prior to the surgery date. For added flexibility, you may seek financing through reputable lenders such as CareCredit.

Generally, insurance companies will not pay for cosmetic surgery procedures, unless they are performed to improve function, relieve symptoms, repair damage from an injury, or correct a congenital deformity. Please check with your insurance company to find out what portion, if any, of your procedure is covered, and if your policy requires precertification or a second opinion.

Considerations for Surgery

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PRACTICE UPDATE REGARDING MAY RE-OPENING

We are excited to announce that we will start seeing patients on a limited basis in our clinic starting Friday, May 1st for select procedures and visits. The vast majority of postoperative checks and new patient consultations will still be done through our telehealth platform in order to minimize any unnecessary exposure for patients and staff alike. A future in-person consultation will not require an additional consultation fee.

As part of our commitment to the highest safety standards, we have made the following modification to your patient experience for the foreseeable future. We greatly appreciate your compliance and understanding.

  1. Online check-in must be completed through our online portal 48-hours prior to the appointment.
  2. We are instituting a curbside waiting room. Please text us at 503-575-1910 upon arrival and wait in your parked car until you are notified via text message that we are ready to begin your appointment. Complimentary patient parking is located below our building.
  3. Patients are required to bring and wear masks for the duration of their appointment.
  4. Guests, children, or visitors other than the patient will not be permitted. In the case of patients who are minors, one accompanying parent or guardian is permissible.
  5. Restrooms will not be accessible during this time.
  6. We will obtain credit card information over the phone prior to the appointment. Payment will be processed after the treatment is completed. No payment will be handled onsite.
  7. Patients will enter our main entrance and exit out of our back exit. This one-way patient flow will allow us to comprehensively disinfect our clinic to be ready for the next patient.
  8. We will limit our injectable treatments to upper face neuromodulators indefinitely (Botox, Dysport, Jeuveau).

We appreciate your continued patience and flexibility. We miss you and can’t wait to see you again.

Dr. Kim and Staff

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