What makes a good Plastic Surgeon?

SS_14_JunJul_Cover_HighResabI’m reviewing patient satisfaction forms we have received over the year. (Yes, they really do get read.) It’s interesting to see our patient’s opinions put into words. “Words” like, “excellent, nice, happy, listens, informative, great experience, fair price, satisfied, comfortable, background, amazing job, I’m hot, nice staff” all have been used more often than not when Dr. Dehghan’s patients talk about their experience with Artistic Plastic Surgery Center.  It just makes me feel happy.  Our patients are GREAT!  They are why we are all here every day. So, please keep sharing your thoughts with us.  We appreciate it.   And thank you for the bottom of our hearts for voting for Dr. Dehghan as best Plastic Surgeon this year in the South Sound Magazine’s readership poll. That really meant so much.

 

What’s in your syringe?

Lately I have answered several phone calls for patients inquiring on BOTOX pricing. They have asked; “How much do you sell your BOTOX for?”. To which I respond; “$12.50 a unit”. Then they ask; “What’s a unit?”. Come to find out, these patients are buying their BOTOX by the syringe. So I ask them; “How many units did your injector put into the syringe?”.  I typically get the response; “I don’t know”.

I’m stirred to blog about this because a syringe can hold 2.5 units to 25 units at “full”. Once BOTOX has been put into a syringe and it’s not used, it has to be thrown away.   I personally alternate between 10 units to 25 units.

10 units will cost me $125.   25 units will cost $312.50.

I honestly do not want to pay for product I don’t need.  So, please ask your injector “how many units are in that syringe?”.

Dr. Dehghan will only use the amount you need; therefore you only pay for what you need.

Also, we do offer Military and Healthcare professional discounts on injections. Don’t forget to mention it!! 🙂8146241e124705896613503

Ear Reconstruction and Gauge Repair

Have you thought about Gauge Repair?  Is it is possible? What could you expect the results to be or what are the costs?  Lately we have seen a few cases that should be shared.  So yes, it is definitely possible.  Dr. Dehghan can work with the tissue of your ear to reconstruct a whole and intact earlobe.  This is done under local anesthesia and here in one of our treatment rooms.  The results will vary from patient to patient.  So, take a look at our before and after gallery to see a few examples. The price will vary from approximately $750 to $1200.

 

What is a Panniculectomy?

Before Panniculectomy

Before Panniculectomy

Panniculectomy candidates may have recently experienced significant weight loss after bariatric surgery to treat obesity or a post-pregnancy complication resulting in inordinate amounts of fat below the belly button.

Candidates may have fat extending as low as their knees, over their hips, genitals and around their back. This hanging pannus can cause a host of health issues including back problems, the breakdown of skin, rashes, ulcers, or skin disorders . These conditions may interfere with everyday life, and walking, standing, or sitting may become difficult.  This procedure is covered by most insurances as long as medical necessity can be proven.

Restylane and Perlane Rewards Redemption

The Restylane Family of Injectable Gels has One HOT offer for your summer treatment: May 1, 2012 – June 30, 2012. 

Save $40 per mL on Restylane(R) or Restylane-L(R) when you purchase 2 mL. 

Our everyday rate of 2 mL of Restylane(R) is $800: Your after rebate cost is $720.

Save $50 per mL on Perlane(R). The after treatment rebate cost for you would be $450 per mL.

The rebate submissions need to be postmarked by July 31, 2012 with your treatment received during May, 1, 2012 – June 30, 2012.

Please call the office to schedule your appointment.