General Questions

What's the difference between Cosmetic Surgery and Plastic Surgery?
Cosmetic surgery is a subspecialty that uniquely restricts itself to the enhancement of appearance through surgical and medical techniques. It is specifically concerned with maintaining normal appearance, restoring it, or enhancing it toward some aesthetic ideal. Cosmetic surgery is a multi-disciplinary and comprehensive approach directed to all areas of the head neck and body. Cosmetic surgery is practiced by surgeons from a variety of disciplines including board-certified dermatologists, general surgeons, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, othalmologists, otolaryngologists, plastic surgeons and physicians from other fields. All of these disciplines have contributed to the vital growth of cosmetic surgery. Cosmetic surgery is primarily learned during a surgeon's post residency through on going continuing education, training and experience. Dr Chu completed a post residency training fellowship in dermatologic cosmetic surgery.

Does Insurance pay for any cosmetic Procedure?
No. Only in rare cases has a procedure been deemed medically necessary. You may file a claim with your insurance, but there is no guarantee of payment.

Will I be put to sleep?
No. Every procedure is performed with local anesthesia, nerve blocks or tumescent anesthesia.

What kind of recovery time will I need?
Recovery times vary upon procedures. In most cases 1 week is sufficient.

What are my payment options?
Fees may be paid by cash, check, credit card, cashier's check or money order.

Where will the surgery be performed?
All surgeries are performed in office.

Most procedures performed in our office do not allow children to be present. Please arrange childcare for your appointment time.