Q: Why do facelift patients stay overnight in an “off-site” facility?
A: Safety is always my number one priority. After a full face and neck rejuvenation, I ask that my patients recover in the care of one of my specially trained private-duty nurses at a private facility — instead of in a hospital — so that they are not exposed to people who are sick or otherwise unwell. Reducing patients’ exposure to germs reduces the risk for infection and provides the best odds at a smoother recovery.
Q: Why are your fees a little higher than other plastic surgeons in the area?
Making the decision to enhance your life through plastic surgery is a very important decision, and one that should not be based on price. As a plastic surgeon certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology (ENT), I understand the importance that safety plays in providing our patients with good surgical outcomes. Because safety is my number one priority, our surgical procedures take place after much careful planning in our state-licensed private operatory, under the care of a board-certified anesthesiologist who is also a medical doctor. My objective is to provide my patients with the very best care they could receive anywhere in the world — and that does not come at a low cost. We do not cut corners when it comes to safety and quality.
Q: What about privacy? Rhode Island is such a small state.
My staff and I are committed to ensuring the privacy of all of our patients. We have a private entrance and waiting area for those patients who wish to remain anonymous. In addition, our patients undergo their procedures in a state-licensed private operatory that is staffed by private nurses and hand-picked personnel. For our out-of-town patients, we make arrangements with special hotels to ensure patient confidentiality. We have much experience in planning for these patients, as our patients come from all over the United States and from overseas.