SPECIAL NOTE REGARDING BIA-ALCL (Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large-Cell Lymphoma)
Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large-Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) is a very very rare condition that may be associated with breast implants. BIA-ALCL has been given a lot of media play recently. Many women with breast implants are becoming more concerned as the stories presented on TV, talk shows, and news stations increase.
The FDA has ruled that there is no additional specific treatment or course change for the average breast implant patient. There has been no recommendation for implant avoidance, removal, replacement or even special imaging studies to evaluate a woman with a breast implant.
Studies are ongoing to try to look at this unusual and rare entity. It appears that it may be more associated with a particular style of textured implant. It may show up as a one sided swelling and a firm capsule around the implant. If there is evidence of significant swelling and fluid accumulation around the implant, then further studies are warranted. Please see the links below for further information.
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Financing & Insurance
Grand Strand Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Center, P.A. is not a participating provider (in-network) with most private insurance companies. If you have private health insurance and choose to have Dr. Goh consult or perform a medical procedure anyway, the fee for your consultation and/or procedure is due at checkout. If a non-cosmetic procedure is performed, as a courtesy to our patients, we will file a claim for you with your insurance carrier; however, please remember that GSPRS is not a network provider with most insurance companies and your reimbursement will be reduced for choosing an out-of-network physician. This penalty can be a substantial amount.
Cosmetic procedures are not covered by insurance providers. A deposit of $1000 or 50% of your total fee (whichever is less) must be paid at the time your cosmetic procedure is scheduled. This permits us to commit the surgeon and anesthesia provider's time. Half of this deposit will not be refunded in case of cancellation (see below for further information). The balance of the surgery cost must be paid two weeks prior to the surgery at your history and physical appointment.
A deposit of 50% of the quoted cost is required when scheduling CoolSculpting® treatments with the balance due when you arrive for the actual treatment.
If you cancel or reschedule within 3 weeks of your scheduled procedure date you will forfeit the full deposit. If you cancel more than 3 weeks before your procedure, you will forfeit half of the deposit. If you reschedule more than 3 weeks before your procedure, we are willing to hold your remaining deposit balance and apply it towards your rescheduled surgery. However, the 50% non-refundable booking fee will not be applied and will require additional payment before selecting a new procedure date. Dr. Goh's discretion will prevail regarding refunds for cancellation due to medical results from pre-operative tests that would delay or prevent any procedure from being performed.
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Please be advised that completing preliminary health and insurance questionnaires does not establish a physician-patient relationship with this practice.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long has Dr. Goh been associated with Grand Strand Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery?
Dr. Goh has been with Grand Strand Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery since 1991.
What factors should I consider when selecting a plastic surgeon?
Ensure that the surgeon is board certified, the operating room is certified, and that the surgeon has privileges at local hospitals. Dr. Goh is board certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. Our surgery facility is certified by the American Association for the Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities. Dr. Goh has privileges at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center and at Conway Medical Center.
How do I know what's right for me?
The consultation with your surgeon should provide all the answers to every question you have regarding a procedure. You should also develop a sense of comfort and rapport with the doctor at this time. If you are not comfortable with his/her demeanor or do not develop a sense of safety and comfort, you should continue your search for the surgeon who is right for you.
How much will my surgery cost?
The cost of your surgery has three components: Dr. Goh's fees, the anesthesia fee, and the operating room expenses. (Breast augmentation patients also have a fee for the cost of the implants.) Other factors are the procedures you select and the duration of your surgery. Dr. Goh will give you a precise estimate after your consultation.
What is the general recovery time for plastic surgery?
Recovery time is relative to specific procedures. Most patients return to work within 1-2 weeks, and in general, all patients can resume normal activities six weeks after surgery.