Cost

The cost of the first visit covers consultation and patient record creation. There is a surcharge if you want digital photo manipulation.

The cost of the operation must be paid in full at least two weeks before the procedure. The advanced payment confirms that you are clear in your decision and agree to complete the process. This payment also ensures the use of our surgery center where any operations are performed. We do not charge for postoperative visits.

Steps to follow

Learn all you can about the procedures you are considering. Once you decide, make an appointment with the Patient Coordinator two or three weeks before the date of the procedure. We will answer any questions you may have, review the operating plan, and set a date for your procedure. During this appointment we will take pictures for your records; and give you all the information necessary to know the steps to follow before, during and after surgery. In some cases it may be necessary to perform lab tests or to coordinate an appointment with an internist for a preoperative evaluation.

Photographic Records

When you decide you want to have surgery we will open a photo record. Preoperative photographs are essential to analyze the procedure before and during the operation. Photos are developed in the office and are absolutely confidential. There are photos taken during and after surgery to compare the changes or for scientific purposes with the consent of the patient. In some cases the preoperative digital photos can be altered by computer to give you a better idea of the possible outcome.

Scarring

All incisions cause skin wounds and the scar is the way your body heals these wounds. Plastic surgeons know how to hide the incisions in skin folds or in areas normally covered by clothing, thus making scars less visible. The scars are permanent and are not usually the source of distress for the patient, although, as already discussed, no one can guarantee the outcome. Scars on the face tend to be less visible than scars on other body parts. If you have a history of hypertrophic scarring or keloids you may run the risk of this happening again.

Surgeon pre-requisites

It is very important that you understand the requirements for a doctors refer to themselves as a plastic surgeon, since doctors can advertise themselves in any specialty, offering the services they want, regardless of their training and credentials.

Many aesthetic clinics which do not have medical services provide the customer products and treatments based on profits and not in science and medicine. Be careful not to consult with this type of establishment when seeking medical advice.

Preparatory Process

This information is provided to make the process more enjoyable for you and so that you may be well prepared for operation. We have included the things that patients most often forget to do, and others that are required to do to operate. Failure to follow these instructions may result in your procedure being canceled. There are certain parts that apply only in certain cases. If you have any questions about these instructions, or anything else related to the operation, please ask as soon as possible and not wait until the day of the procedure.

Home Care

Home patient care has become an increasingly common option for patients. The aim is to meet the needs of each patient. At Eden Esthetics we offer suggestions that are simple and easy to implement and whose sole purpose is to improve the quality of life. We offer visiting nurse services, in coordination with the patient that can help provide care and specialized attention. Costs vary according to the needs of each patient.

Post-operative care

Most cosmetic procedures are ambulatory and do not require a hospital stay. Outpatient procedures require someone to drive you home or hotel. At Eden Esthetics we offer nurse-led, home care services for those first days after surgery, if you should desire.

Getting Ready

Once you decide to have surgery you should do certain things that improve the outcome of your operation The better your health, the faster your recovery will be and the fewer complications you will have. If you have high blood pressure or any other chronic physical condition see your family doctor to help you get fit before the procedure. Refrain from smoking for at least one month before and three months after the operation. Smoking interferes with the healing process and raises the risk of complications.