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Burgess Plastic Surgery | Portland, OR Area

FAQs

Is there a consultation fee? What is the cost of surgery? What does it include?

To meet with Dr. Burgess, there is a one-time fee of $100. This fee will apply towards your surgery or in office procedure if done within one year of the consultation. The consultation fee is collected over the phone when making your appointment, and a receipt will be mailed along with your new patient information packet.

Our cosmetic surgeries are priced per hour for anesthesia and operating room, with a separate surgeon’s fee. Therefore the final cost depends on the procedure and time that it takes to perform. After an in-office consultation with Dr. Burgess, you will be provided with a cosmetic price quote. You may visit our resource page for price estimates of surgery.

Once you receive your price quote it will include the following:

  • Surgeon’s fee
  • Operating room fee
  • Anesthesia fee
  • Miscellaneous items needed for your specific procedure. (i.e. implants, bra, and garment)
  • Pre op and all of your post op visits for one year

Additional costs may include: Mammogram and lab work depending on your age and health, prescription medications, pathology, and possibly an overnight facility fee.

Can I make payments on my surgery?

You may apply for a pre-approved credit card specifically for medical care through CareCredit or Alphaeon. We also accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. Read more about financing for plastic surgery.

How long do I need to recover?

For smaller cosmetic cases such as breast augmentation or lift, we would prefer you to have around a week of recovery. With larger, more complex surgeries such as a tummy tuck, we would prefer you to have two weeks of recovery.

Where is surgery performed?

Many of the surgeries are done at Meridian Park Medical Center, but some surgeries may be performed at other Legacy or Providence hospitals or certified surgery centers. A complete list of facilities where Dr. Burgess has privileges is below:

  • Legacy Meridian Park Hospital
  • Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Providence Newberg Hospital
  • Providence St. Vincent Hospital
  • Meridian Center for Surgical Excellence
  • Center for Specialty Surgery
  • Surgery Center at Tanasbourne
  • Tuality Hospital

How soon can I have surgery done?

Depending on the surgery, you may be able to schedule within the same month. However, we are usually scheduling 1-2 months out from your consultation date. Please plan in advance.

We are currently scheduling about 2 months out for a new patient consultation.

How often are follow-up visits?

You will visit the office 1-5 days after surgery. You will then come back to the office weekly as needed, and then we love to see patients for their one year anniversary.

How soon can I get into a swimming pool or hot tub?

This depends on the procedure. After most surgeries you can get into a pool when your incisions have healed, usually after four weeks. However, hot tubs provide potential thermal injury and should not be entered for at least three months, especially after an abdominoplasty.

How soon after surgery can I travel?

Long distance travel is not recommended until at least 2-3 weeks after smaller procedures, and 3-4 weeks after larger procedures.

Do you have more questions about our services? Contact Burgess Plastic Surgery for more information.

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