Plastic Surgery Patient Resources
The consultation provides complete information about the Los Angeles Plastic Surgery procedure(s) of interest. First, the prospective patient views a procedure specific videotape, produced by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Next, Dr. Keyes conducts a thorough examination, answering any questions concerning the expected results and challenges associated with the surgery. Brochures illuminating the information in the videotapes are provided. In addition, photographs of other patients who have elected to have similar cosmetic surgery are shown. A computerized video-imaging session allows visualization of the changes that are possible to achieve.
Important information referring to patients’ most commonly asked questions concerning preparation for surgery are provided. The staff renders assistance during this pre-operative period. Prior to surgery, a complete medical history and physical examination is conducted and laboratory testing is obtained. On the morning of surgery, Dr. Keyes reviews the surgery with the patient after he or she has been checked in by the nurse and the anesthesiologist/anesthetist.
Following surgery, patients are monitored and attended by a registered nurse in the recovery room until ready for discharge. Postoperative pain medication is prescribed for all surgeries. There is minimal discomfort with the majority of the procedures. Postoperative care is provided according to individual patient needs. Detailed written instructions are provided for postoperative convalescence. Patients are called the night of surgery by both Dr. Keyes and the anesthesiologist to assure a comfortable and safe postoperative course. An office visit is scheduled the day after surgery to assess early wound healing. Sutures are usually removed five to seven days after surgery depending upon the anatomic area operated. Exercise may be resumed three to four weeks after surgery upon the advice of Dr. Keyes.
Note: All patients presented on this website have given consent for their photographs to be displayed in order to highlight the benefits of cosmetic surgery. Compare the preoperative photos, some pictures display nudity, for those prospective patients who prefer written materials only, please contact Dr. Keyes. The results shown in these before and after pictures may not occur in all patients.
Hospital and Surgical Center Affiliations
The Office of Dr. Geoffrey R. Keyes, M.D. does not perform surgical procedures in our main office. We partner with accredited surgical centers and hospitals in the area to provide a range of locations and flexibility is scheduling to meet our patient’s needs. Our team of Board Certified Anesthesiologists and Registered Nurses provide the highest level of care with uncompromising professional quality. To learn more about our partnering surgical centers and hospitals, please contact our office.
Plastic and cosmetic surgery is not covered by most insurance plans, but please call our office to learn more. We at the Office of Dr. Geoffrey R. Keyes, M.D. understand that budgeting may be a large factor to your decision, and we offer a variety of payment options and financing plans. We also accept major credit cards.
CareCredit is an independent company specializing in financing healthcare procedures. The Office of Dr. Geoffrey R. Keyes, M.D. does not have any financial interest with or endorse the company, but recommend it as an honest, reliable and promising option for qualifying patients. We would be happy to provide you with a quote for an approximate cost for your procedure of interest during your consultation, as well as discuss other payment and financing options.
To learn more about CareCredit, visit www.carecredit.com or call our office at (310) 859-9388.
Pre and Post Operative Photos
FRONTAL VIEW: This view is full image of the head. The image should include areas from the top of the head to the bottom of the chin. Both ears should show.
RIGHT & LEFT LATERAL: The left and right lateral views should include the entire head (from back to front)
RIGHT & LEFT OBLIQUE: The oblique views should align the tip of the nose with the opposite cheek. The image should show the entire head from the top of the head to the chin, and tip of nose to the back of the head.
VIEW FROM BELOW: The view from below (worm’s eye view) should align the tip of the nose between the eyebrows. Zoom in to show the top of the forehead to the lower lip and just beyond the outside edges of the eyelids.