FAQs  (Frequently Asked Questions)

Why should I come in for a consultation?

The consultation includes a complete analysis of your face from one of the most educated and experienced facial plastic surgeons in the world. All of your concerns and questions will be answered in depth. You will learn of the various treatments that are indicated for your specific situation. Digital images and computer imaging is offered as part of the consultation. You will be able to review examples of procedures or treatments that are right for you. In addition, a skin care analysis is performed and specific recommendations are given with professional skin care products.

How do I know if cosmetic enhancement is right for me?

Individuals considering plastic surgery of the face should discuss their expectations with a board certified facial plastic surgeon. While surgery is designed to change or enhance the physical appearance, it can also have the effect of enhancing self-confidence, self-esteem, and happiness. For each individual, a unique set of circumstances guides their desires. Our doctors listen and engage your concerns so that your experience will be a positive one. Often times, less invasive procedures are applicable and should be the primary treatment. The best way of determining what is right for you is to have a personal consultation in our office. Please visit our Appointment page to schedule a convenient time for your consultation.

In choosing a surgeon, how important is board certification?

Physicians who have completed surgical residencies approved by the American Board Of Medical Specialties and completed a rigorous oral and written examination as well as demonstrating proficiency in surgical skills and judgment are certified by the American Board Of Facial Plastic And Reconstructive Surgery.

Dr. Newman is certified by this board and has been an Associate Professor of Surgery at Stanford University for the past 10 years. Dr. Newman feels that achieving board certification is the minimum requirement and that prospective patients should look beyond this for experience and reputation. Dr. Newman has helped thousands of patients with his surgical expertise and care as a physician.

What are the risks of plastic surgery?

Any surgical procedure carries risks, and plastic surgery is no exception. Fortunately, the field of plastic surgery rarely has serious problems which can be life threatening. The most common risks include a wound infection or visible scar. The good news is that these unwanted problems are preventable and treatable. Our surgeons and his staff constantly strive to minimize the risks of developing a complication by the following means: thorough the careful preparation of patients prior to surgery with health risk assessments, education of our patients about their preoperative and postoperative course, maintaining the highest level of safety at our facility with trained staff, state-of-the-art equipment and close patient monitoring with board certified anesthesiologist.

How common is plastic surgery?

For the past 10 years, the number of people having cosmetic surgery continues to increase. Over 10 millions persons in the United States alone have had cosmetic enhancements during this time. More likely than not, one of your friends or family have had a cosmetic procedure whether it is a laser treatment of the skin or a surgical procedure to enhance the looks of a facial feature. More commonly, patients are also taking an active role in skin health through proper skin care and noninvasive therapies which are discussed in several areas of this website. People today are intervening and educating themselves about the new types of treatment, Botox, Fraxel Laser, CoolSculpting, Thermage, Ultherapy, Exilis, SOFWAVE and Vanquish to delay or avoid surgical procedures.

Where can I learn more about plastic surgery and skin health?

Our website is designed to provide both specific and general information about the most common treatments which we offer. Please visit the Surgical and Non-surgical procedure areas as well as the Skin Care and Skin Care & Facials pages. To learn more about a specific topic or a general health concern, go to our Links page and explore other topics through reliable sources of information including the American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery, American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery, and others.

What does plastic surgery cost?

In general, people are surprised about the affordability of plastic surgery. Cosmetic procedures are not covered by insurance and must be paid for by the individual although financing programs are now available through facilities like CareCredit.com . A consultation in our office is $275 with the doctor and $175 with our nurses. The Consultation fee is applied to treatments performed during the office visit or in the future for a surgical procedure. Most office treatments for Botox, Juvederm, Restylane, or Laser Treatments begin at $400 and average around $600 for most patients. A listing of the most common surgical procedures are given here and include the cost of anesthesia and operating facility.

  • Rhinoplasty or nose reshaping — $7500 and up.
  • Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery — $4000 and up.
  • Forehead Lift and Brow Lift — $7000 and up.
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing — $5000 and up.
  • Otoplasty or ear reshaping — $3500 and up.
  • Face Lift and Neck Lift surgery — $12,000 and up.
  • Liposuction of neck and face — $3000 and up.
  • Body Tite and Contouring Procedures–$7500 and up.

Skin care treatments with chemical peels, micro-needling and laser toning begin at $350 and a good skin care program with products cost around $125/month.

The earlier you start with proper skin care and nutrition the greater return on your investment for your enhanced image.