970-828-1199

175 Mercado St,
Ste 111, Durango,
CO 81301

FAQ

 

Is Dr. Naffziger board certified? Yes, Dr. Naffziger is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

What types of surgeries do you do? As plastic surgeons we specialize in restoring form and function to the entire body – specifically cosmetic and reconstructive surgery that includes congenital deformities, burns, hand injuries, reconstruction following cancer removal and aesthetic surgery of the face and body.

You’re a plastic surgeon, should I be seeing you for my hand injury? Yes, a significant portion of plastic surgery training focuses on repair and restoration of function to the fine structures (tendons, vessels, nerves, and bones) of the hand and wrist. Dr. Naffziger has special interest and training in surgery of the hand.

How much does a cosmetic consultation cost, and what if I already know what procedure I want? Based on national government and hospital guidelines, every patient is required to have a consultation prior to undergoing a surgical procedure. This allows the surgeon to assess medical history, anesthesia risk and discuss potential benefits and potential complications of a desired procedure so the patient may be well informed prior to consenting to proceed with surgery. Consultation fee is $50 and is requested at the time of scheduling the consult.

How long is a cosmetic consult and will I receive a quote? We request that you tell the receptionist what you’d like to be seen for so you can be appropriately scheduled for 30 or 60 minute consultations to allow adequate time. A price quote will be given for all cosmetic procedures or any not covered by insurance on the same day as your consultation.

How much does a breast augmentation cost? Depending on the type of implant used, and provided a breast lift is not also required– average cost including anesthesia and operating room charges ranges $6,500-$7,500

How long will I be off work following breast augmentation? Average time off work is 7-10 days.

Are silicone implants available for breast augmentation? Yes, for 14 years they were only available for use in breast reconstruction but as of January 2007 they were again made available for breast augmentation.

How much does liposuction cost? Costs for liposuction vary greatly depending on the location, number of sites and volume being addressed at each site but start at ~ $1,250 per area not including anesthesia or operating room costs.

How much does rhinoplasty (nose reshaping) cost? Rhinoplasty costs also vary greatly depending upon the complexity of the procedure. This may include fixing just the tip to rebreaking the nose or improving airway function. Including anesthesia and operating room fees most range between $4,500-$6,500.

How much does an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) cost? Tummy tucks come in two varieties; a mini and a full. The mini removes extra tissue below the belly button only and costs roughly $6,100 including anesthesia and operating room. A full abdominoplasty requires extended work, movement of the belly button and will remove tissue up to and above the belly button. It usually runs nearly $9,300. Liposuction may or may not be required with each procedure to obtain the desired result. This then may also contribute to the overall cost.

How long will I be off work following abdominoplasty? For most sedentary (desk jobs) a minimum of 10 days will be required of time off. No lifting greater than 15 pounds is usually recommended for ~ 6 weeks to allow for adequate healing.

Do you accept payment plans for surgery? All fees for services of the surgeon, supplies such as implants or specialty garments, and the service of anesthesia and operating room time are required in advance of any scheduled procedure. This includes all forms of personal payment (cash, check, credit card) or if a financing company is being utilized. Currently we are participating with CareCredit.com but others may provide a better interest rates for cosmetic surgery patients. Some individuals have set up monthly pre payment plans until the balance is met and then surgery or services will be scheduled. In any case we will be glad to assist you with your questions and concerns.