Asheville's complete plastic surgery & aesthetics center
Why You Should Choose Us for Plastic Surgery
Colette Stern, MD ~ Eric Halvorson, MD
Since we are a full service plastic surgery center, we can individualize each procedure to be the right one for each patient. We have a very comprehensive approach to how we treat each of our patients. No one procedure is right for every person. Each person’s body and situation is different, so we look at every option, what the patient’s goals and desires are, and choose the right direction for our patients’ needs. All surgical and injectable procedures are performed by our board certified plastic surgeons.
At the first consultation, we spend a great deal of time with the patient, discussing their concerns and desires in detail. This is essential to understanding the patient’s goals, as well as explaining the details of the procedure and the post-operative course. It is important for the patient to have ample opportunity to ask as many questions as possible and voice any fears or worries they may have. A second consultation is usually scheduled before the surgery date, as this ensures that the patient has time to process information, ask more questions, and further discuss details or concerns. We believe it is important for the patient to know exactly what will be happening before, during, and after surgery, so that they will feel safe and have a sound understanding of the entire process.
We offer continuity of care for our patients, as our patients see the same doctor and nurses before, during and after their surgical procedure. Besides having an immense amount of experience, the center’s nurses and staff build a connection with each and every patient. Seeing familiar faces and having time to build relationships with the staff is important. Our surgeons are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for patients in their care.
People come through our doors with many different emotions – they’re scared, nervous, excited, worried – and we do everything we can to provide a safe and caring environment for them. While we operate and care for patients on a daily basis, we recognize that this is likely their first time going through this experience.
We have three plastic surgeons in one building, all board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, giving us the ability to draw on each others strengths. It is a cooperative management and a continuing learning environment for all of us. If one of us sees a patient with an unusual problem, we can consult with our associates and get their individual feedback. Both we and our patients benefit from this, it’s like having three consultations in one. We stay up to date on the latest techniques with continuing education through literature and attendance at national and international plastic surgery conferences.
Why should you choose a plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery?
Go to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons website for more information by clicking on this link: http://www.plasticsurgery.org
Not all board certifications are recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties. For more information, click this link: http://www.abms.org