Financial & Scheduling
Will insurance pay for my breast reduction surgery?
Every insurance company is different when it comes to breast reduction coverage. We are very used to working with insurance companies and know what type of information they require. At your consultation, Dr. Randolph will examine you and explain to you your treatment options for breast reduction. If she feels you are an appropriate candidate for the procedure and you would like us to proceed with the preauthorization process, we will send all the required documentation to your insurance company. In most instances we will have an answer for you in 2-6 weeks.
What are Dr. Randolph’s qualifications?
Dr. Randolph is Board certified in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. She is a member of the Illinois Society of Plastic Surgeons, Illinois State Medical Society, American Society of Plastic Surgeons and American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Read her entire bio here.
What type of method does Dr. Randolph use for her breast reductions?
Dr. Randolph uses an inferior pedicle method, which minimizes nipple trauma and has the highest likelihood to preserve nipple sensation.
Are Silicone breast implants safe?
According to the FDA, there is no correlation between silicone breast implants and illness. Please see this link for more information (http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/ProductsandMedicalProcedures/ImplantsandProsthetics/BreastImplants/default.htm)
What is the difference between saline and silicone breast implants?
Both types of implants have an outer shell made of silicone. For information on the differences, please see our breast page.
Can liposuction be combined with tummy tuck surgery?
Liposuction is often combined in a limited fashion with tummy tuck.
Can I gain weight after liposuction?
Liposuction does not remove all fat cells. If you gain weight after surgery, you will gain weight in those remaining fat cells.
What will my tummy tuck scar look like?
We place the tummy tuck scar as low as possible in the bikini line. Scar length depends on how much loose skin you have and how much is to be removed.
What is a mommy makeover?
A mommy makeover refers to surgery to improve those areas that were stretched after having children. It is usually a combination of a tummy tuck with either a breast augmentation or a breast lift.
Who is the best candidate for liposuction?
The best candidate for liposuction is someone who is at or near normal weight with localized areas of protruding fat. Liposuction is not a tool to be used for primary weight reduction.
How do I know if I am a good candidate for a tummy tuck?
If you feel like your skin or belly has been overstretched after having children- either one or multiple- you are a great candidate for tummy tuck.
Botox & Fillers
Who is a good candidate for Botox?
If you are bothered by your frown lines and ever-deepening lines in your forehead or crow’s feet area, you are a great candidate for Botox.
How does Botox work?
Botox is injected into a specific muscle group and temporarily stops that muscle from firing. It usually lasts anywhere for 3-5 months before full function of the muscle group is regained.
How do fillers work?
Juvederm and Belotero are hyaluronic acid fillers. They are an injectable gel that we use to lessen deep lines and some superficial lines in the lower face- restoring volume and giving the face a less aged look.
Day of Surgery
What kind of anesthesia will I have for my surgery?
Most of our surgeries are performed under the supervision of an anesthesiologist under general anesthesia.
Where will my procedure be performed?
Most of our cosmetic surgeries are performed adjacent to our office at The Center for Outpatient Medicine. This surgery center is fully accredited by the Joint Commission.
When can I resume regular exercise?
The time a patient needs to take off from exercise depends on the operation performed. All our patients are encouraged to start a slow walking routine around the house on the second postoperative day. Regular aerobic and vigorous activities are not allowed during the first 2 weeks in order to decrease the risk of bleeding, swelling, and bruising. Weight lifting and high impact (running) activities are not allowed for at least 1 month in most cases.
How much time will I have to take off from work to recuperate?
Depending on the type of surgery performed as well as the type of work you do, it is safe to say that at least one week and up to four weeks should be taken off after surgery.