Long Beach Plastic Surgery Patients
Southern California Plastic Surgery Group
When approaching plastic surgery procedures, Dr. Hicks in Beverly Hills, Long Beach, and Los Angeles, California, provides total patient care, addressing both beauty and function.
Plastic surgery includes reconstructive and cosmetic surgery
Abnormal body structures may be caused by birth defects, injury or medical conditions. Correcting an abnormal structure raises self-esteem and often restores function. This type of procedure requires a highly skilled and well rounded surgeon with a detailed understanding of anatomy and how the body works, an eye for the aesthetic aspects of the body, and a thorough understanding of healing and how to minimize scarring.
Reconstructive surgery can be emotional
Most people have a strong desire to restore their original appearance and look like themselves again. In order to accomplish this, a doctor must be very sensitive to your feelings, be willing to take the time to listen to your goals, and use all the tools at his disposal to get a clear picture of what you are trying to accomplish.
If you have photos taken before the need for reconstructive surgery arose, you will want to provide them during your consultation and may be asked to bring them in for your procedure.
Plastic surgeons are often called upon when babies are born with a physical abnormality or after an injury or disease causes the problem.
A team approach
Dr. Hicks may work closely with other health care professionals such as:
- Your doctor
- A pediatrician
- An orthodontist
- A speech pathologist
In many cases reconstructive surgery is covered by insurance. Some procedures may be questioned by your insurance company. Dr. Hicks and his staff will help you during the claims process and provide any letters and other information that is needed or requested by your insurance company.