How many people undergo plastic surgery each year?
About 15.6 million Americans had plastic surgery in 2014 according to the annual report released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Has Dr. Digenis ever been sanctioned by a medical board or lost privileges at any hospital for any length of time?
In his 23 years of practice, Dr. Digenis has never been sanctioned by a medical board or lost privileges at any hospital due to sanctions or medical malpractice claims. When deciding to have any surgical procedure, choosing your doctor wisely is the most important step. You should research the doctor’s credentials, experience, and whether he/she has a record of disciplinary problems or malpractice.
How much does cosmetic surgery cost in Louisville?
We understand price is a factor to consider when deciding to have a cosmetic procedure. While we do not consider appropriate to post prices on our website, we would be happy to speak with you and
answer any questions about plastic surgery procedures costs and payment options. Please feel free to call our office at 502-589-5544 to speak to one of our team members.
What payment options do you offer?
The Digenis Plastic Surgery Institute offers medical financing options through carecredit.com. Please call 502-589-5544 to discuss which one our practice offers.
Does the consultation fee apply towards the costs of the procedure?
No. Your consultation appointment will take about one hour during which time you will meet with Dr. Digenis and nurse Beth. The fee charged at consultation is a one-time fee. Anytime you elect to return to speak with Dr. Digenis, your consultation will be complimentary.
Is plastic surgery covered by insurance?
Insurance companies generally don’t cover cosmetic surgery; therefore you will be responsible for all the fees. We offer financing options through www.carecredit.com and accept multiple forms of payment (credit cards, check, cash, etc.). Dr. Digenis’ fee is due two weeks prior to your surgery date. All other fees (hospital and anesthesia) are due the day of surgery.
How do I know what size breast implant is right for me?
At the time of your consultation, Dr. Digenis will help you determine the right size for you based on your desires, body type and proportions, and other factors. He will also explain in detail the benefits of each type of FDA approved implants. Dr. Digenis’ goal is to achieve a better figure and to avoid an overdone look.
What is the difference between silicone and saline implants? Are they safe?
Dr. Digenis uses both saline and silicone FDA approved implants. The question of which kind of implant—silicone or saline—is better for you, depends on many factors, including the look and feel you are trying to achieve and the current state and size of your breasts. At the time of your consultation, you will be able to learn more about each kind, and to feel the difference between saline and silicone implants. The odds of implant rupture-either saline or silicone—have dramatically decreased in the past few years with the technological advances resulting in resilient shells and
more natural forms.
How long will the benefits of Botox®, Dysport®, Restylane® and Juvederm® last?
The results may vary, but in average, Botox® and Dysport® last about three to four months, and it appears that their results become more long lasting with repeated use. Wrinkle fillers like Juvederm® tend to have effects lasting nine months or longer, and can be repeated as needed.
Is the surgery performed under local or general anesthesia?
A growing number of procedures are performed in office under local anesthesia. Dr. Digenis routinely performs in-office Blepharoplasties (eyelid surgery) and Laser Resurfacing under local anesthesia. Most all other surgeries are performed under general anesthesia.