Plastic Surgery

Surgery

James R. Miller, MD, a board-certified plastic surgeon, offers you personalized private and expert care at Parkview Physicians Group – Plastic Surgery.

What is a plastic surgeon?

A plastic surgeon (also known as a reconstructive surgeon) is a general surgeon who has received two additional years of training in plastic and reconstructive surgery. These surgeons are typically board certified, meaning they have passed a special test in plastic surgery. Plastic surgery is divided into two categories: cosmetic and reconstructive.  Plastic surgery is a medical art that seeks to heal, restore form and improve function. The profession  incorporates aesthetic techniques to maintain or enhance an individual’s appearance, contributing to improved self-esteem and psychological well-beings.

Why would I see a plastic surgeon?

There are many reasons to see a plastic surgeon. A plastic surgeon can:

  • Perform reconstructive surgery for those born with physical deformities

  • Correct physical deformities caused by cancer, trauma or severe burns 

  • Improve or enhance your appearance to your liking

Whether necessitated by a medical condition or to enhance one’s appearance and self-image, the decision to undergo a surgical procedure is an extremely important and personal one.

What procedures does a plastic surgeon do?

Reconstructive Procedure

  • Repair of facial trauma/fractures (broken bones)
  • Breast surgery – post mastectomy
  • Breast reduction
  • Nasal reconstruction/septoplasty
  • Blepharoplasty- eyelid repair
  • Ptosis repair- droopy eyelid
  • Skin Surgery for skin cancer/melanoma treatment
  • Hand surgery/reconstruction- tendon and nerve repair
  • Traumatic and chronic wound repair- skin grafts and muscle flaps

Cosmetic Procedure

  • Face lift
  • Neck lift
  • Brow lift
  • Rhinoplasty (nose repair)
  • Otoplasty (ear repair)
  • Facial implants
  • Fat grafting
  • Liposuction
  • Body contouring
  • Breast augmentation
  • Breast reduction
  • Breast lift
  • Labiaplasty
  • Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)
  • Botox
  • Facial fillers
  • Skin care

Do I need a referral from a family practice physician to see a plastic surgeon?

Every insurance company is different. Some insurance companies require a referral before seeing a specialist. Before scheduling an appointment, call your insurance company and ask what if your appointment and procedures will be covered.   For cosmetic procedures, you will be provided with a free, detailed quote.  Most patients elect to pay for these services using cash, credit card or bank check. Options for flexible financing are available upon request.

How do I make an appointment to see a plastic surgeon?

To make an appointment at Parkview Physicians Group – Plastic Surgery, call (260) 425-6050.

What should I bring to my first appointment?

When you come to your first appointment, bring someone you are comfortable discussing your visit and who can help you at home after your surgery. You should also bring your:

  • Insurance card
  • Driver’s license or other state/federally issued identification
  • List of medications
  • Any paper work that you received

What can I expect during my first appointment?

Your first appointment is a personal consultation with Dr. Miller and is an integral part of the decision-making process. During your consultation, Dr. Miller will listen to your concerns and offer both surgical and nonsurgical options that may be appropriate for you. You are encouraged to be an active participant in your evaluation, asking questions regarding any issues that may arise before, during and after the procedure. We want to fully understand your goals, expectations, aesthetic perceptions and anticipated results before surgery in order to achieve the surgical results that you desire.

Parkview Physicians Group – Plastic Surgery

Entrance 3
11141 Parkview Plaza Drive
Suite 305
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46845
(260) 425-6050

 

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