Lewis Plastic Surgery: Gordon Lewis, MD
2331-A Robious Station Circle
Midlothian, VA 23113
Frequently Asked Questions
No Question is Too Trivial
Please explore the paragraphs below to find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about plastic surgery procedures and pre- and post-operative care. We are committed to patient education and hope that you will find this information useful.
No matter where you are in your journey to choose a cosmetic surgeon, you are sure to have a lot of questions, and rightly so. Where your health, your appearance and your overall well-being are concerned there is no question too trivial, no request for information too big. We invite all new patients to book a free no obligation consultation to discuss your needs, but if you simply want to ask a question (that doesn’t appear here) to help with your research, we are more than happy to provide the answers you need either on the telephone or by email.
Will my health insurance cover any procedures you offer?
When plastic surgery is being performed for cosmetic purposes, your insurance will not cover any of the cost. When surgery is needed for reconstructive purposes, you insurance may cover a portion or most of the cost. Lewis Plastic Surgery offers financing options for patients who may not be able to cover all of the cost up front. Please visit our financing page to learn more.
Who is a candidate for plastic surgery?
The best Richmond plastic surgery candidates are individuals who are in good physical and mental health, and have realistic expectations. Dr. Lewis prefers to treat patients who have a strong sense of self and legitimate reasons for pursuing cosmetic surgery. A consultation appointment with Dr. Lewis is the best way to determine your candidacy for a specific procedure that you have in mind.
Where will my surgery be performed?
Surgical procedures are performed at an accredited outpatient surgical center or a local hospital. Dr Gordon Lewis is affiliated with several local medical centers where his patients undergo surgery. He primarily operates at these locations:
- Johnston-Willis Hospital
- Stony Point Surgery Center
- Chippenham Hospital
- Parham Surgery Center
He also has privileges at St. Mary’s Hospital and Henrico Doctors Hospital, but operates there less frequently.
Initial consultations, follow up appointments and all non-surgical treatments and minor surgical procedures are performed at Lewis Plastic Surgery practice which is located in the grounds of the Johnston Willis Hospital, Richmond, VA.
Is plastic surgery painful?
Plastic surgery is not painful because it is performed under local or general anesthesia. However, just like any operation, plastic surgery can cause mild to moderate discomfort after treatment. Each individual has a personal pain threshold, thus the discomfort level may vary from one patient to another. Appropriate pain medicine is provided to relieve any discomfort.
What is the difference between reconstructive and cosmetic surgery?
Reconstructive surgery focuses on correcting physical deformities caused by injury or illness. It is designed to restore both function and appearance. Examples of reconstructive procedures are breast reconstruction and hand surgery. Cosmetic surgery, on the other hand, is performed to enhance the beauty of an already healthy and fully functional body part. Some of the more common cosmetic procedures include breast augmentation, liposuction and face lift.
What is the right age to pursue plastic surgery?
Plastic surgery can be performed at any point in a patient’s life. However, some cosmetic procedures cannot be performed on children and adolescents until they have reached full development. Dr. Lewis can help you determine if a specific procedure is right for you considering your age, lifestyle and aesthetic or functional concerns.