Who is the best candidate for plastic surgery?
The best candidate for plastic surgery is someone who has a positive body image and has realistic expectations about their outcome, realizing that every body type is different and the healing process affects everyone differently. Dr. Humphreys, Dr. Whidden and Dr. Byers will discuss all of these issues and concerns with you in a consultation, as well as discuss all your health issues prior to booking a date for surgery.
How long is the wait to book a consultation and surgical date?
Due to the high demand for our Doctors, our consultation and surgical days can fill up quickly. We suggest that you book your consultation 6 – 8 weeks prior to your desired surgical date. When determining your surgical date, choose a time when you can take up to two weeks off of work and rigorous activity to allow for healing.
Does Insurance or Alberta Health Care cover surgery?
Generally, most plastic surgery is not covered by Health Care or private insurance plans. There are a few cases, such as breast reduction and breast reconstruction that are fully covered.
Where is surgery performed?
Dr. Humphreys, Dr. Whidden and Dr. Byers perform their plastic surgeries in our fully accredited private hospital, Macleod Trail Surgical Centre located in the same building.
What type of financing options do you offer?
There are several companies who provide financing for elective surgical procedures. The staff and Surgeon's at Macleod Trail Plastic Surgery are in no way involved in the contract between clients and their chosen finance company. You are certainly welcome to use any company you wish to finance your procedure.
Is there a cost for a consultation?
Alberta Health Care will cover the cost of the consultation with Dr. Humphreys, Dr. Whidden and Dr. Byers for procedures covered by Alberta Health Care. All of our surgeons charge $100.00 + G.S.T for cosmetic consultations.
What do the individual cosmetic surgeries cost?
After your initial consultation with Dr. Humphreys, Dr. Whidden or Dr. Byers, we will send you home with a quote specific to each person's needs. If you would like to get an approximation on the cost of surgery, you may contact the Medical Office Assistant associated with your specific Surgeon since each of our Surgeon's charge varying amounts for the surgeries they perform.
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Our staff at Macleod Trail Plastic Surgery in Calgary is dedicated and available to answer any questions you may have about our practice and the plastic surgery procedures we offer.