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Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Meriter Monona 6408 Copps Avenue Monona, WI 53716 Clinic Phone: 608-417-3000 Clinic Fax: 608-417-3114 Meriter Dermatology Clinic 2275 Deming Way Middleton, WI 53562 Clinic Phone: 608-417-8550 Comprehensive Vein Care Center Meriter Wisconsin Heart 2601 W. Beltline Hwy., Suite 200 Madison, WI 53713 Clinic Phone: 608.260.2100
The decision to get plastic surgery is intensely personal. We understand the amount of thought that goes into your choice to pursue cosmetic surgery. We also understand the apprehension that can come with the decision. Our goal is to make the entire process as easy and comfortable as possible, from initial consultation to recovery and beyond.
Our skilled team of surgical specialists performs a wide variety of surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures on all areas of the body. Having skill with the full spectrum of cosmetic procedures, our experts can recommend the appropriate procedure, based on your unique body type, aging process and desired outcome. Using the most advanced practices, we work with you to develop a treatment plan that is tailored perfectly to your wants and needs.
Meriter’s Cosmetic Plastic Surgery program participates in Brilliant Distinctions. Brilliant Distinctions participants can receive special offers, exclusive invitations and membership to the Brilliant Distinctions Points Program. Your membership can earn you points on select Allergan products and services, including Botox, Juvederm and Latisse.
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I a good candidate for a cosmetic procedure? A good plastic surgery candidate is a physically and mentally healthy individual with realistic expectations and a well-developed reason for pursuing a plastic surgery procedure. The best candidates are those seeking to match their outer physical appearance with their positive self-image. It is best to discuss your expectations during your initial consultation to ensure that your goals can be achieved.
How do I know which procedure is "right" for me? The appropriateness of each procedure is determined on a case-by-case basis by looking at the individual's unique body type and aging process. With experience in the full spectrum of cosmetic surgery, Dr. Larson can recommend the ideal procedure to help you get the results you desire.
What is the recovery time? You will be guided through every step of the process, including being provided with general timeline for recovery. As with any surgical procedure, the exact recovery time cannot be predicted. Recovery will vary from procedure to procedure and also from patient to patient.
Will it hurt? Each procedure carries a different level of discomfort and requires different methods of anesthesia. Minor, non-invasive surgeries might involve a topical anesthetic, while minor invasive surgeries may call for local anesthetic or local combined with sedation. In more involved surgery, general anesthesia is usually used.
What are the risks? All surgeries and nonsurgical procedures carry risks. Those with a history of cardiovascular disease, lung disease, diabetes or obesity have a higher risk of developing complications such as pneumonia, stroke, heart attack or blood clots in the legs or lungs. Smoking also increases risks and interferes with healing.
Prior to having your procedure, our surgical specialists will sit down with you to ensure all of your questions have been answered, concerns have been addressed, and you understand the risks, benefits and recovery time.
Will people notice the change in my appearance? Depending on the procedure, the change in your appearance can be subtle or profound. Our ultimate goal is to make a positive change that is in harmony with your overall appearance and positive self-image.
Where will my procedure take place? Dr. Larson performs procedures at the Meriter Monona clinic, the Madison Plastic Surgery Associates and Meriter Hospital. The location of your plastic surgery will depend on the type of operation, length of surgery and anesthesia required.
What is the difference between cosmetic and reconstructive surgery? Cosmetic plastic surgery is performed to enhance or change a healthy, normal, functioning part of the body. Nothing except the patient's desire for physical improvement necessitates cosmetic plastic surgery. Reconstructive surgery is intended to correct a physical abnormality caused by a birth defect, disease or tumor, physical trauma, or infection. The goal of reconstructive surgery may be to restore function or to achieve physical normality.
Is plastic surgery covered by insurance? If the plastic surgery procedure is being performed for cosmetic reasons, insurance will not be involved. When the surgery is necessary for reconstructive purposes, it may be partially or fully covered by insurance. As each insurance varies, check with your provider.
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