Plastic surgery encompasses both cosmetic and reconstructive 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 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.
Locations & Hours
1215 Duff Avenue Office
1215 Duff Ave
Ames, IA 50010
- Breast augmentation
- Tummy tuck
- Breast lifts
- Eyelid surgery/ blepharoplasty
Comprehensive Breast Surgery
- Breast lift/ mastopexy
- Face, hands, and any other site of the body
- Squamous cell carcinoma
- Basal cell carcinoma
Benign Skin Lesions
- Nevi/ moles
- Seborrheic keratoses
- Actinic keratosis
- Skin tags
- Nerve injuries
- Vascular malformations
- Soft tissue tumors
- Congenital anomalies
- Hands, feet, face, ears, skin, other
- Other general reconstruction
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.
Breast Implant Information
Breast Implants for Reconstruction Patients
Information for reconstruction patients about Mentor MemoryGel™ silicone gel-filled breast implants.