Plastic Surgery Financing in Philadelphia Patient Financing – CareCredit® Insurance typically does not cover the cost of elective plastic surgery procedures that are not medically necessary. That leaves patients with three main options: pay out of pocket, take out a loan, or tie up the credit line from your regular credit card which you could be using for other necessary purchases. At Lohner Plastic Surgery, patients need not wait until they have every last penny saved to bring their cosmetic goals to fruition. You should have the face and body you want. That is now closer within your reach than you thought with CareCredit®. Dr. Lohner accepts CareCredit® at his practice as an additional payment option for his patients. CareCredit® is a credit card designed specifically for you to use for your health and beauty needs. There are no up-front costs or prepayment penalties. The 6- to 24-month plans offer convenient monthly payment options. Longer plans are also available. This particular form of patient financing can be used repeatedly for follow-up appointments or other procedures, as long as the allotment of funds has not been exceeded. Use it for high-cost surgeries, such as rhinoplasty, or a series of less expensive injectable treatments. Learn more about CareCredit® or contact our office at 610-519-0600 to discuss payment options for one or several of the cosmetic procedures Dr. Lohner performs. Breast Surgery Breast surgery consists of procedures which improve breast size, shape, and feel. This includes adding implants or removing excess breast tissue. Breast augmentation is the most popular plastic surgery procedure. Women undergo the surgery to enhance the size of their breasts and improve shape and symmetry. Implant size, type, and location are selected based on what will yield the best results for a specific patient. Performed independently, or in addition to other breast surgeries, a breast lift will elevate the breasts to a youthful position. Although breast lifts alone do not add volume to the breasts, raising them can drastically improve the appearance and cause them to look fuller. The procedure is often performed due to age, pregnancy, breast feeding, or other factors that have caused the breasts to sag. Women who have overly developed breasts may desire a reduction to relieve problems caused by the heaviness of the breasts. Resulting issues include discomfort, such as back and neck pain, and difficulty wearing certain fashions. Breast reduction involves the removal of excess breast tissue and sometimes liposuction to improve the contour around the underarms. Another form of breast reduction specifically for men helps to alleviate a condition known as gynecomastia, which causes a “womanly” appearance to the male chest. Body Surgery Age, weight fluctuation, child bearing, and genetics can also have a great impact on the contours of the body. Even when leading a healthy lifestyle, a little assistance from cosmetic surgery may be needed. A buttock lift or buttock augmentation reshapes the area with injections, surgery, or the insertion of implants. One method of buttocks lift involves tightening the skin from the buttocks and outer thighs, pulling it upward, and removing any excess. The result is a firmer, more toned appearance. An abdominoplasty, more commonly known as a tummy tuck, tightens muscles in the abdomen and removes excess tissue and skin. Tummy tuck is performed on patients who are concerned about sagging in the abdominal region. Weight loss and pregnancy are often the cause of this issue. Some fat deposits are especially difficult to tackle through non-surgical means. Liposuction is a popular procedure that removes stubborn fat from nearly any area of the body, including the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, hips, flanks (love handles), breasts, and even the chin. New technologies, such as VASER liposuction, make it possible to deliver even more targeted and successful results. Facial Surgery The earliest signs of aging usually appear in the face. A wide array of plastic surgery procedures make it possible to treat all areas of the face for a more youthful, attractive, and rested appearance. Wrinkles around the mouth, folds in the skin, and sagging facial tissue are one of the less attractive results of aging. A facelift can counteract these side effects and result in a firmer, more attractive contour of the lower face, jawline, chin, and neck. The procedure can help many patients to look significantly younger by as many as 10 years. Often performed alongside a facelift, the forehead lift, or browlift, addresses worry lines and drooping brows which may cause a person to look constantly tired or angry. A forehead lift opens up the face and restores a youthful, refreshed appearance. An eyelid lift will target sagging and puffy eyelids, which can also lead to a tired appearance as well. Rhinoplasty is consistently among the most popular plastic surgery procedures. The procedure is performed on patients who would like to improve the aesthetic appearance of their nose, including reducing a nasal hump, refining the tip of the nose, and increasing or decreasing the projection. Rhinoplasty can improve facial balance and may also be able to help restore the full function of the nose. Prominent ears or those that are misshapen can be a source of embarrassment, especially among young children. However, patients of all ages (as young as 5 years old) may undergo otoplasty. Traditional otoplasty involves reducing the size of the ears or pinning them back closer to the head, though steps can also be taken to improve the shape. Skin Rejuvenation Dr. Lohner also performs minimally invasive procedures to bring renewed vitality to the skin. Wrinkles, creases, and fine lines are signs of aging that many men and women would rather do without. Injectable fillers, also commonly known as dermal fillers or soft tissue fillers, can be injected into the skin of the face to smooth and soften lines. Injectable likes Juvederm can also be used to add volume to certain areas of the face, fill in depressed scars, and augment the lips. Another product for wrinkle reduction, Botox is one of the most popular and effective substances used today. Instead of filling in lines, Botox interrupts nerve impulses that cause facial muscles to contract and form dynamic wrinkles like frown lines. Safe paralysis of the muscles will result in a smoother, more youthful appearance. Chemical peels are performed to reduce wrinkles around the mouth and eyes, treat acne, improve the appearance of scarring, address concerns caused by sun damage, and other skin conditions. Fair skinned patients are ideal candidates for the procedure. During treatment, a chemical solution ranging from a “light” to “deep” strength is applied to the skin. New, healthy skin is seen anywhere from three days to two weeks, depending on the type of peel used. Surgeons Outside of Philadelphia For prospective patients who are unable to travel to Philadelphia for cosmetic procedures, Dr. Lohner recommends the following plastic surgeons on account of their profound expertise, dedication to outstanding patient care, and keen aesthetic sense: Dr. Max Polo is an expert plastic surgeon who specializes in body contouring as well as breast implants in Miami. He has over a decade of experience and has performed thousands of procedures including liposuction and breast reduction. Visit poloplasticsurgery.com for more information.