Everyone has questions about plastic surgery. Here are answers to some common topics and concerns people often have before and during your appointment.
What does RPS stand for?
RPS is the acronym for Renaissance Plastic Surgery, P.C. a medical/surgical practice consisting of board-certified surgeons qualified in their respective fields of medicine and practicing within those fields. It also represents a private skin care product line of cosmeceuticals called Repair Protect Strengthen, found in our office.
Can I pay over the phone?
Spa packages, salon/spa treatments, surgery deposits and billing for RPS can be paid over the phone as long as the Credit Card Authorization form is filled out and returned.
What are injectables?
Injectables are neurotoxins and facial (or dermal) fillers most commonly used to improve facial features in both male and female adults. These prescription medicines should only be injected by a reliable, specialty-trained healthcare provider. Neurotoxin, more commonly referred to as Botox, is used to relax the muscle and improve the look of frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead wrinkles. Dermal fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane restore youthful fullness to the face, provide plump lips, enhance shallow contours and soften deep wrinkles. Click here for more information or here for injector bios!
Am I required to attend follow-up appointments?
It’s best to make and attend all follow-up appointments recommended by your provider. These appointments ensure your safety and satisfaction.
What is your cancellation policy? (RPS)
What insurances do you accept?
Insurances we participate in:
- Blue Cross/Blue Shield PPO
- Blue Cross/Blue Shield PPO Plus
- Blue Care Network (needs referral)
- Blue Care Advantage
- Medicare Plus Blue/Advantage
- Hap HMO
- Hap PPO
- Hap Senior Plus/Medicare Advantage
- Priority Health PPO/HMO
- Mclaren PPO/HMO (only Dr Stefani and Dr Williams)
What hospitals are you on staff at?
Ascension, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, St. John Macomb Center, Ascension St. John Surgery Center
Clarkston Surgery Center
What financing options are available?
We accept cash, check or credit cards. MLend is a long-term financing option when necessary, but we do NOT accept CareCredit.
How do I choose the right plastic surgeon?
It is important to consider many things when looking to undergo surgery. Instead of the quickest schedule or cheapest rate, our patients often look for:
- Training and education
- Board certifications
- Referrals from friends, family and colleagues
- Personality and comfortability
We always suggest our patients get more than one opinion and research the physicians they’d like to see. The more questions you have answered, the better you will feel before, during and after the surgery process.
Do you have age restrictions?
Yes, most procedures are typically performed on consenting adults. Some procedures are applicable for children such as wound care, cleft lip/palette, septo/rhinoplasty, and otoplasty. Please check out the various surgery descriptions for more information.
How can I prepare for my surgery?
We recommend you strive to be as healthy as possible when preparing for elective surgery. Our instructions suggest quitting smoking, consuming alcoholic beverages and other unhealthy habits. There are also preventative vitamin mineral supplements that can enhance healing.
What are your hours? Do you take after-hours requests?
Appointments are available Monday through Friday by appointment. Our staff tries to make appointments convenient and will make special arrangements, if needed.
Do you charge for consultations?
Our cosmetic consultations are $100. This can be applied to a procedure. Insurances are billed according to contractual guidelines.
Are office surgeries safe?
Yes, office surgeries are completely safe as long as you follow the doctors pre- and post-operative guidelines where health baselines have been reviewed. Our surgeons have staff privileges at various hospitals and will choose the appropriate setting for your healthcare needs. Our on-site surgery facility has the highest accreditation, “QuadA”.