Dr. Mark S. Anthony, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Dawn M. Heil, M.D., F.A.C.S.
445 East Water Street * Elmira, NY 14901
Below is a list of surgical procedures we offer.
· Abdominoplasty - "Tummy Tuck"
· Blepharoplasty - Eyelid Surgery
· Forehead Lift
· Injectable fillers - JUVEDERM
· Otoplasty - Surgery of the Ear
· Breast Reconstruction
· Breast Enlargement (Breast Augmentation)
· Breast Lift
· Breast Reduction Mammaplasty
· Gynecomastia - Correction of Enlarged Male Breasts
· Skin Care
· Cleft Lip & Palate
· Skin Cancer Removal
· Hand Surgery
· Tendon & Nerve Repair
· Repair after finger amputations
· Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
· Scar Revision
· Treatment of Spider Veins
· Hair Removal
What is the Difference Between Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery?
Cosmetic surgery is performed to reshape normal structures of the body in order to improve the patient's appearance and self-esteem. Cosmetic surgery is usually not covered by health insurance because it is elective. There is a consultation fee of $100 for cosmetic procedures. If surgery is scheduled, the consult fee is deducted from the total cost of surgery.
Reconstructive surgery is performed on abnormal structures of the body, caused by congenital defects, developmental abnormalities, trauma, infection, tumors or disease. It is generally performed to improve function but may also be done to approximate a normal appearance. Reconstructive surgery is generally covered by most health insurance policies although coverage for specific procedures and levels of coverage may vary greatly.
There are a number of "gray areas" in coverage for plastic surgery that sometimes require special consideration by an insurance carrier. These areas usually involve surgical operations that may be reconstructive or cosmetic, depending on each patient's situation. For example, eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) a procedure normally performed to achieve cosmetic improvement may be covered if the eyelids are drooping severely and obscuring a patient's vision.