It’s natural to have many questions about plastic surgery and nonsurgical cosmetic treatments. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Frederick K. Park and his staff at Park Plastic Surgery welcome your questions about cosmetic procedures, what to expect during a consultation, the recovery process, and any other topic related to your treatment at our Rocky Mount, NC, plastic surgery practice.

Below, find answers to some of your most frequently asked questions about plastic surgery and nonsurgical aesthetic procedures. Remember that Dr. Park can best answer questions and elaborate based on his evaluation of your needs at a consultation.

Questions & Answers

How much does a cosmetic consultation cost?

Cosmetic consultations range between $100 and $125. We deduct the fee if you decide to proceed with surgery within one year of your consultation.

How long does it take to get a consultation appointment?

In most cases, we can schedule your consultation within 3 weeks.

Do I need a doctor’s referral to schedule a consultation?

No, you may make an appointment directly.

What happens during a consultation? How long does the appointment take?

During your appointment, Dr. Park will examine you and discuss your goals. He will offer options and make recommendations based on his evaluation. You may view videos and receive written materials to review. Your total time in the office will average between 30 to 60 minutes.

How soon can I schedule plastic surgery after the consultation?

After your initial evaluation, we may schedule your surgery within a month, depending on availability. It is sometimes necessary to obtain testing and clearance from other physicians before scheduling.

Are surgeries performed on specific days?

Dr. Park performs most cosmetic surgeries on Wednesdays. In certain situations, he may perform more minor procedures on other days.

Does Dr. Park perform cosmetic surgery at his office or at a hospital?

Dr. Park performs most cosmetic procedures in Park Plastic Surgery’s certified on-site operating room. After Dr. Park’s evaluation, some cosmetic procedures may be performed at the Day Hospital if deemed appropriate.

How much does plastic surgery cost in the Rocky Mount, NC, area?

Costs for plastic surgery in Rocky Mount, Greenville, and the surrounding areas vary widely depending on the specific procedure and individual factors. Some procedures involve extras such as special equipment, implants, or lasers, which will also affect the pricing. After discussing your procedure with Dr. Park during your consultation, we will provide a specific price quote.

Does insurance cover some cosmetic surgeries?

Insurance does not cover surgeries performed for cosmetic changes. Some procedures are in a “gray” area. If that’s the case, you should ask your insurance carrier before scheduling your procedure.

Can I finance the cost of cosmetic surgery?

Many patients prefer to finance their surgery instead of paying all at once. CareCredit® is a healthcare financing company that offers qualified patients short-term and long-term options. Patients can pre-qualify without affecting their credit score.

Can I make monthly payments for cosmetic surgery?

Our patients often use a credit card or Care Credit to make monthly payments. Our practice does not arrange monthly payment plans.

Can I combine cosmetic surgeries in one operation?

Yes, Dr. Park often combines certain procedures for healthy patients who want multiple improvements with a single surgery and recovery period. Popular combinations include:

  • Breast augmentation and breast lift
  • Tummy tuck  and liposuction 
  • Facelift  and neck lift
  • Brow lift and eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) 

Do you offer discounted pricing for additional procedures?

Yes, we offer discounts when a patient schedules multiple procedures.

Will I be asleep during plastic surgery?

Our most common anesthesia is “twilight” anesthesia. You receive medicine through an IV and also receive numbing medicine. We won’t place you on a ventilator. We find this method very safe and comfortable for the patient.

How long does surgery take?

Procedure times vary widely, and Dr. Park will discuss this during your consultation. If you have IV anesthesia, you will need to stay in the recovery room for at least an hour after the completion of your procedure.

How often will I see Dr. Park after my surgery?

In many cases, follow-ups are frequent right after surgery, including the next day. As your recovery goes well, the visits become less frequent.

How long does it take to recover after plastic surgery?

Each procedure has different recovery times. You will not be allowed to drive the day after surgery and if you are taking any pain medications. Otherwise, Dr. Park will discuss your expected recovery at your consultation. After many surgeries, you may resume a desk job within days; more active jobs may require additional restrictions, i.e., “heavy lifting.” Dr. Park will discuss all required restrictions with you before your procedure.

Will I need someone to stay with me after my surgery?

We require someone to stay with you for at least 24 hours after anesthesia.

What kind of tests do I need before surgery?

Different procedures require different pre-operative preparation. Depending on your age, general health, current medications, and the procedure being performed, you may need blood or urine tests, an EKG, or clearance from other physicians.

How many cosmetic surgeries has Dr. Park performed?

Dr. Park has been performing cosmetic surgery for more than 30 years. He’s completed thousands of procedures.

Meet With Dr. Park

If you’re considering plastic surgery in Greenville, Raleigh, Wilson, or anywhere else in North Carolina, you can request a consultation with Dr. Park at our Rocky Mount plastic surgery practice using the online form. Or give us a call at (252) 937-5003 to schedule an appointment.