Plastic Surgery & Cosmetic Procedures The Woodlands

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. 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. For example, eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) – a procedure normally performed to achieve cosmetic improvement – may be covered if the eyelids are drooping severely and obscuring a patient’s vision.


There are a wide variety of plastic surgery procedures, such as Body-Contouring after Massive Weight Loss, that our practice performs.…
Procedures at a glance This page offers a general overview of cosmetic surgery procedures. For more in-depth information on these…
If You're Considering a Skin-Refinishing Treatment... Dermabrasion and dermaplaning help to refinish the skin's top layers through a method of…
There are a wide variety of plastic surgery procedures, such as Laser Hair Removal, that our practice performs. Please contact…
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Skin Cancer - And Your Plastic Surgeon Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States.…
There are a wide variety of plastic surgery procedures, such as Thigh Lift, that our practice performs. Please contact us…
If You're Considering Abdominoplasty... Abdominoplasty, known more commonly as a tummy tuck, is a major surgical procedure to remove excess…
Brachioplasty An arm lift, also known as brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure to remove loose skin and excess fat deposits…
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Breast augmentation, technically known as augmentation mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure to enhance the size and shape of a woman's…
There are a wide variety of plastic surgery procedures, such as Breast Implant Removal, that our practice performs. Please contact…
Over the years, factors such as pregnancy, nursing, and the force of gravity take their toll on a woman's breasts.…
Reconstruction of a breast that has been removed due to cancer or other disease is one of the most rewarding…
Women with very large, pendulous breasts may experience a variety of medical problems caused by the excessive weight-from back and…
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The surgery will normally take 3 to 4 hours with general anesthesia. Many patients will spend the night in the…
Chemical peel uses a chemical solution to improve and smooth the texture of the facial skin by removing its damaged…
Chin surgery, also known as mentoplasty, is a surgical procedure to reshape the chin either by enhancement with an implant…
Ear surgery, or otoplasty, is usually done to set prominent ears back closer to the head or to reduce the…
If You're Considering Eyelid Surgery... Eyelid surgery (technically called blepharoplasty) is a procedure to remove fat--usually along with excess skin…
If You're Considering a Facelift... As people age, the effects of gravity, exposure to the sun, and the stresses of…
If You're Considering a Forehead Lift... A forehead lift or browlift is a procedure that restores a more youthful, refreshed…
If You're Considering Liposuction... Liposuction is a procedure that can help sculpt the body by removing unwanted fat from specific…
If You’re Considering Rhinoplasty… Rhinoplasty, or surgery to reshape the nose, is one of the most common of all plastic…
RADIESSE Volumizing Filler The best solution for erasing lines and folds is to replace lost structure with immediate volume. RADIESSE®…
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Sculptra Collagen Stimulation Facial collagen loss is a key factor in an aging appearance. Collagen acts as a support structure…
If You're Considering Injectables... As we age, our faces begin to show the effects of gravity, sun exposure and years…
The Woodlands Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Lahiri offers JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC injections to help add volume the cheek area. …
Almost all of us lose fullness in our facial features as we age. The loss of youthful fullness begins in…