Plastic surgery can improve your appearance, self esteem, and confidence, however all patients are different and not everyone is a candidate for a particular procedure. We feel that the better informed you are, the more comfortable you will be with your decision to proceed with plastic surgery. Your involvement is an important part of the process. Only a thorough consultation by a qualified plastic surgeon can help you to understand the indications, alternatives, benefits, and risks of each procedure. Your safety and well-being are always our primary concern, and we will do everything we can to ensure that you receive the individualized care necessary to help make your procedure a success.
The field of plastic surgery encompasses aesthetic and reconstructive surgery, as well as numerous minimally invasive and nonsurgical procedures that have gained widespread popularity. Along with the increased popularity of cosmetic surgery has come a rise in public misinformation regarding various procedures. Adding to the confusion is the fact that many cosmetic surgery procedures are currently being performed by unqualified practitioners with inadequate training who simply call themselves “plastic surgeons.” The descriptive procedural links on this page are endorsed by The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), which is the largest plastic surgery specialty organization in the world. Founded in 1931, the society is composed of board-certified plastic surgeons who perform 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. Cosmetic surgery is usually not covered by health insurance because it is elective. Reconstructive surgery is performed on abnormal structures of the body, caused by congenital defects, developmental abnormalities, trauma, infection, tumors or disease. It is generally performed to improve functions, but may also be done to approximate a normal appearance. Reconstructive surgery is generally covered by most health insurance policies, although coverage for specific procedures and levels of coverage may vary greatly. There are a number of “gray areas” in coverage for plastic surgery that sometimes require special consideration by an insurance carrier. These areas usually involve surgical operations which may be reconstructive or cosmetic, depending on each patient’s situation.
Dr. Miles is a participating provider on several insurance plans and our staff will work with your insurance company to facilitate reimbursement for covered procedures as well as those in the “gray area” described above. You may also be eligible for out of network benefits if we do not have a contract with your provider. Please contact the office with any insurance questions you have.
Our Office Facilities
Our office is well equipped to safely perform a variety of complex surgical procedures. Dr. Miles has successfully performed hundreds of office-based facial cosmetic surgery procedures under local anesthesia, achieving excellent results and satisfied patients. These procedures include facelifts, upper and lower eyelid surgery, neck contouring, liposuction, and brow lifts. In the appropriate surgical candidate, this is a great alternative to traditional facial rejuvenation procedures routinely performed in the hospital setting. These procedures can usually achieve excellent results without the increased risks of general anesthesia and higher associated costs. The recovery period is usually quicker as well. If you are contemplating having a traditional facelift or other facial plastic surgery procedure, we encourage you to make an appointment to see if you are a good candidate for these types of procedures which have gained national media attention.
Outpatient surgical procedures requiring monitored anesthesia are currently performed at Novant Medical Center-Huntersville. Dr. Miles’ new office location on Kincey Ave. in Huntersville, NC is fully equipped with a state-of-the art surgical suite where he will soon be performing cosmetic procedures in the office setting using monitored general anesthesia.
Dr. Miles also has plastic surgery privileges in the following major hospitals in the Charlotte area:
- NOVANT Health Huntersville Medical Center
- NOVANT Health Presbyterian Medical Center
- Carolinas Medical Center-Northeast
- Carolinas Medical Center University
He also treats patients at several local Long Term Acute Care and wound treatment centers.