Koger Cosmetic Clinic & Medspa offers plastic surgery for men and women in Palm Beach County, including West Palm Beach, Vero Beach, Wellington, and the surrounding areas of Florida.
As we age, many people become dissatisfied with their appearance. Although a proper diet and exercise can be beneficial to one’s health, it doesn’t always allow for the specific changes one may desire. That is where plastic surgery can help. People struggling with issues of this sort should consider plastic surgery as an option to improve and help them feel better about their appearance.
Koger Cosmetic Clinic & Medspa offers the following types of plastic surgery:
Benefits of plastic surgery
Plastic surgery encompasses many different procedures. In simple terms, it is a title given to a group of procedures designed to give new or improved shape or look to certain features of the body. This type of surgery is also often implemented in hopes of improving one’s body image and self-esteem. Having plastic surgery done requires a patient to be in good health, physically and psychologically. They should also have a realistic idea of what the outcome will be and understand what cosmetic surgery can and cannot do.
- Increased self-esteem and confidence
- Improved comfort and quality of life
- Procedures may be combined for convenience and less down-time
- Possible reduction of pain and other related health issues
Candidates For Plastic Surgery
If you are thinking about undergoing plastic surgery, you should first do a self-examination and ask yourself questions like, “Why do I want to have surgery?” “What are my goals?” and “What do I expect to gain?” You should really take your time and consider every aspect of the surgery.
Overall, there are typically two different types of candidates for plastic surgery. The first group is people who already have a good self-image, but are interested in changing and enhancing a particular physical trait.
The other group consists of individuals who may have physical flaws that are causing them to lose self-esteem. Improving their appearance with surgery helps the patient to begin to like their new look and hopefully, their self-image improves as well. The change in this type of surgery can be very dramatic.
Getting Started With Your Plastic Surgery Procedure
The first step is scheduling a personal consultation. Our consultations are complimentary and take approximately 45 minutes. During this time you will meet with Dr. Koger to discuss all of your concerns and desires. You will have ample time to learn all about the procedures you are interested in, review before and after photos and understand what’s involved including down-time and costs involved.
How Will Plastic Surgery Affect How I Feel About Myself?
Everyone has an idea of the way they think others perceive them. But how they perceive themselves is known as self-image. A good image of one’s self – equates to more confidence that is reflected in many areas of one’s life, including relationships and interactions with others. If someone is content with themselves, they will be with other people. In contrast, people who are not comfortable with themselves can be self-conscious, socially inhibited or both.
Those considering surgery should also be aware that plastic surgery can change one’s self-esteem positively. However, patients who undergo plastic surgery with the intent to change others’ thoughts and opinions of them, often don’t achieve this and end up feeling discouraged. Remember, plastic surgery can benefit a person from the outside in but not other people.
Plastic surgery, reconstructive or cosmetic, is performed to instill self-esteem in someone who is lacking. Improving one small outward feature can lead to major change inside a person, allowing their confidence to grow and flourish.
What About Insurance?
Plastic surgery that is not reconstructive in nature is usually not covered by medical insurance plans. Most health insurance companies consider this type of surgery an elective procedure that is not medically necessary. During these situations, financing options, such as CareCredit®,(link) are offered, allowing monthly payments.
Surgery performed for Reconstructive purposes is typically covered by most healthcare insurance policies, but of course, there are some variations in coverage between different plans. Some providers will cover the entire procedure, and some will only cover a portion.
When it comes to this type of surgery, there are a lot of questions that an insurance carrier needs answered, in terms of coverage and determining Medical Necessity. When determining if the procedure should be covered, insurance companies look at the main reason for the surgery. They have to decide whether the surgery is for medical reasons or just to change one’s appearance.
If you are unhappy with your outward appearance, it may be time for you to consider plastic surgery so that the outside positively reflects the inside. Residents of the Jupiter, Palm Beach, Vero or Wellington areas should contact Koger Cosmetic Clinic & Medspa, Kim Edward Koger, M.D., at his Jupiter, FL clinic to schedule a complimentary consultation.