McFarland Clinic

Plastic Surgery

Plastic surgery encompasses both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.

Cosmetic Surgery

Cosmetic surgery is performed to reshape normal structures of the body in order to improve the patient's appearance and self-esteem.

Reconstructive Surgery

Reconstructive surgery is performed to correct functional impairments or abnormal structures of the body. Reconstructive surgery can be performed for congenital defects, facial trauma, skin cancer, and hand and breast reconstruction. It is generally performed to improve functions, but may also be done to approximate a normal appearance.

Related Specialties

Locations & Hours

1215 Duff Avenue Office

1215 Duff Ave
Ames, IA 50010


Location Details on 1215 Duff Avenue Office




Cosmetic Surgery

  • Facelift
  • Breast augmentation
  • Tummy tuck
  • Breast lifts
  • Eyelid surgery/ blepharoplasty

Comprehensive Breast Surgery

  • Reconstruction
  • Reduction
  • Augmentation
  • Breast lift/ mastopexy

Skin Cancer

  • Face, hands, and any other site of the body
  • Melanoma
  • Squamous cell carcinoma
  • Basal cell carcinoma

Benign Skin Lesions

  • Nevi/ moles
  • Seborrheic keratoses
  • Actinic keratosis
  • Skin tags
  • Warts

Other Services

  • Nerve injuries
  • Vascular malformations
  • Soft tissue tumors
  • Amputations
  • Congenital anomalies
    • Hands, feet, face, ears, skin, other
  • Other general reconstruction

Patient Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

What do cosmetic procedures cost?

Every patient is very individualized as well as the work to be done for them.  After having your consultation with Dr. Poag, the McFarland Clinic business office will put together a personalized estimate for you.

Does my insurance cover cosmetic procedures?

No.  Sometimes insurance companies will cover reconstructive procedures, but purely cosmetic procedures are patient responsibility.

How long will I have to be off work after my surgery?

Many factors go into determining what recovery time will be after surgery.  Typically, patients need to be off work 2-4 weeks for carpal tunnel surgery and 6-8 weeks after fracture repair.  Dr. Poag will be able to give you an estimate after visiting with you at your consultation.

Patient Education

Breast Implant Information
See details for Breast Implants for Reconstruction Patients
Breast Implants for Reconstruction Patients

Information for reconstruction patients about Mentor MemoryGel™ silicone gel-filled breast implants.

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