Frequently Asked Questions
Dr. Stephen Greenberg is happy to answer frequently asked questions about cosmetic surgery performed at his offices serving Long Island, Manhattan and the greater New York City area. You can also visit our specific FAQ pages on breast augmentation, breast lift, tummy tuck, rhinoplasty, and liposuction.
Who are the best candidates for cosmetic plastic surgery?
The optimal candidates for cosmetic plastic surgery are those individuals who want to look their best by improving on their natural beauty, while at the same time, have realistic expectations. They understand that there are limitations as to what the surgery can achieve. People should also realize that while plastic surgery can significantly improve physical traits and self-image, surgery will not necessarily change their lives or their relationships.
Does health insurance cover any plastic surgery procedures?
Cosmetic surgery procedures are not covered by health insurance. Financing options may be available for patients with good credit standings.
Will I need to go to a hospital for my cosmetic surgery?
Dr. Greenberg performs most of his cosmetic surgeries in his own state-of-the-art, licensed ambulatory surgical center located in Woodbury, Long Island. Most cosmetic surgery is performed as outpatient procedures. However, an overnight stay in a hospital may be warranted for certain extensive surgeries. Dr. Greenberg is affiliated with many of the North Shore University Hospitals, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, and New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center-Queens.
Do you offer financing for cosmetic surgery?
Yes. In an effort to make plastic surgery accessible for everyone, Dr. Greenberg does offer plastic surgery financing options. Please contact his Manhattan or Long Island cosmetic surgery office for details. We also accept credit cards.
What is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and why is important?
A Board Certified Plastic Surgeon is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). By choosing a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon for your cosmetic procedure you can be certain that your doctor has the required basic training and education including:
- A degree from an accredited medical school
- Completion of 3 years of general surgery
- Completion of 2-3 years of supervised residency in plastic surgery
- Completion of at least 2 years of professional practice
- Passed rigorous written and oral exams (only about 70% of physicians who take the test pass it)
Dr. Greenberg is an Ivy-league trained board certified plastic surgeon. He is board certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. Read more about Dr. Greenberg's credentials.
If you have other questions about cosmetic surgery, please contact our Long Island practice today.
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