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Frequently Asked Questions

A : It depends on the individual, but most surgeons prefer to wait until there is a significant amount of redundant facial skin before doing a facelift. The exception is a patient who has experienced significant weight loss.

Q:  How can I pay for my cosmetic procedures?

A :We are able to accept VISA, Mastercard, American Express, personal checks and cash. We also offer financing through CareCredit. See FINANCING for more information.

Q:  Am I too old for a facelift? Too young?

Q : How much does each procedure cost?

Q:  Am I a good candidate for breast reduction?

A : The amount of time needed to recover after tummy tuck surgery will vary for each patient. Most patients are able to go back to work within two to four weeks after their procedure, though more strenuous activities will need to be postponed for four to six weeks.

A : If you are interested in pursuing a breast reduction under health insurance, please contact Dr. Andochick's associate, Dr. Adam Mecinski at 301-620-4200, option 2. 

Q:  Will health insurance pay for my cosmetic procedures?

A : We are happy to see new patients regarding a breast reduction, however, we unfortunately are not able to submit these procedures to be covered by health insurance. Breast reductions are done in our surgical center cosmetically, not through health insurance. If you were interested in pursuing a breast reduction under insurance, we would refer you to another physician.

A :Each procedure is customized for the patient. The cost for each procedure is based on several factors. Please call our office at (301) 620-4200 for more information.

A : During your consultation with Dr. Andochick, we encourage you to ask to see photos of past patients. Without violating their privacy, these photographs are used to explain the expectations of a particular plastic surgery procedure and show realistic results. Also visit our PROCEDURES pages and PHOTO GALLERY.

Q:  May I look at before and after photos of past patients?

Q:  What is the typical recovery time for a tummy tuck?

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Q:  How long does the surgery for breast augmentation last?

A : Typically breast augmentation takes between one and three hours to complete, but the exact time will vary according to the particular patient, the implant placement, and the type of anesthesia used.

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