Arturo Aguillon, MD
Specialty: Plastic/reconstructive Surgery
Location and Office HoursPlastikka
69 Hall Rd
Sturbridge, MA 01566
- monday: 8:30AM - 5:00PM
- tuesday: 8:30AM - 5:00PM
- wednesday: 8:30AM - 5:00PM
- thursday: 8:30AM - 5:00PM
- BlueCross BlueShield
- BlueCross BlueShield of Massachusetts
- BlueCross BlueShield of Rhode Island
- ConnectiCare (EmblemHealth)
- Fallon Health
- First Health
- Great-West Healthcare Cigna
- Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
- Health New England
- Neighborhood Health Plan
- Tufts Health Plan
- United Healthcare
- Baystate Mary Lane Hospital
- Harrington Memorial Hospital
- Wing Memorial Hospital & Medical Center
What is the super-wet lipoplasty technique?
Stuart Linder, MD, Plastic/reconstructive Surgery, answeredThe super-wet liposuction technique uses half of the fluid volume infiltrated as tumescent technique. The expected blood loss with the aspirate is approximately 8%. The components of the fluid are similar and include lidocaine, epinephrine, and NaCl or Lactated Ringer solution.
How much will my plastic surgery cost?
Stuart Linder, MD, Plastic/reconstructive Surgery, answeredOnce you discuss your procedure in depth, talk about the cost and get a quote in writing. This helps tremendously when comparing each doctor, and, again, ask questions. One important thing to remember about fees is that, while you will pay a somewhat higher fee for a board-certified doctor, the most expensive is not always the best. Some doctors charge exorbitant fees because they know that some people equate price with quality. Be warned: some of these high-priced doctors are not board certified. So don't let a higher price alone convince you that you're getting something spectacular. Cost is only one factor in your decision-making process. And if the fee is way below the rest of your quotes from doctors in the same geographic area, then you have to ask yourself, "Why?"
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How does cosmetic dermatology make people look young?
Ellen Marmur, MD, Dermatology, answered
The ramifications of rejuvenation go deeper than the surface, in more ways than one. On a physical level, tools such as Botox, lasers, and dermal fillers can reliably and safely solve problems that have been bothering someone for years. Some procedures supply immediate gratification, such as zapping away brown spots or erasing lines, and some can provide long-term antiaging results by growing more collagen and invigorating the extracellular matrix. These procedures actually restore what is being lost with age, and they eliminate the bad stuff (wrinkles, sun damage, sagging) that comes fast and furious with each passing year, or sometimes it seems each month. The scientific breakthroughs in cosmetic dermatology are revolutionary, yet (in the hands of an artful physician) they produce subtle changes that allow a person to age naturally, and beautifully. On the inside, the way you look definitely plays into how you feel, and I firmly believe that doing something proactive to improve both is not vanity but empowerment.
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