Uncover answers to common queries about our procedures and the experience at our clinic through our informative FAQ section.
How Do I Book a Consultation?
Our office is open Monday-Friday from 10-5. You are more than welcome to call during that time to secure your consultation. We require a $200 non-refundable deposit to hold appointments. If you decided to move forward with the process, we apply that deposit towards the balance for your surgery.
Is There a Weight Requirement?
We do not have a weight requirement, however patients should have a body mass index (BMI) that is below 31 in order to have consultation or a surgery.
Do You Accept Insurance?
We do not accept insurance, but we do have alternative financing options.
What Are Your Financing Options?
We work with CareCredit and Prosper Healthcare Lending. To access the application for financing, please go to our website, wrightjonesplasticsurgery.com, and click on our “About” tab then click “Financing” to bring you to the applications.
I Live Out of Town; Can I Still Have Surgery?
Yes, we have patients who travel from all over the world to have their procedure with us.
If I Were Coming from Out of Town, How Long Would I Need to Stay in Atlanta After Having My Surgery?
Depending on the procedure, patients are required to remain in town for one to three weeks.
Are There Any Hotels in the Area?
Yes, we are located in the heart of Atlanta, so there are great hotels to choose from. We can recommend hotels close to our office.
If I Have a Medical Condition, Can I Still Have Surgery?
Possibly, we require that your condition is controlled and other safety factors that will be discussed in your consultation are met prior to surgery.
What Is the Age Limit for Surgery?
We operate on patients between 18-65.
Who Performs the Surgeries and Consultations?
Dr. Jones, Dr. Lovell, or Dr. Yuan will perform your surgery, however, for your initial consultation, you will be seen by our Patient Advisor.
Are You Open on Weekends for Consultations?
We are only open Monday-Friday; we see our consultations between 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Do I need a full tummy tuck or minni tuck? I've had three kids by c section. (photos)
Based on your photos, a full tummy tuck is needed for an optimal result. A mini tummy tuck involves a shorter incision to remove lower abdominal skin and tighten the muscle BELOW the umbilicus. There is excess skin above and below the umbilicus. Also, a significant muscle separation can be appreciated by a faint vertical shadow above your belly button progressing up to your chest. When it comes to tummy tucks mini is not always better. Best of luck with your surgery.
My belly button closed after a tummy tuck. I had a revision done, but it's closing up again. I inserted an earplug for 3 months, but after I stopped, it started closing up again. My plastic surgeon said he will do another revision, but I am afraid it will close up again afterward. What can I do, or is there something wrong with my belly that's causing it? I am 10 months post-op from the tummy tuck and 4 months out from the belly button revision.(photos)
Your belly button problem is more common than most realize. It is typically caused by an occurrence known a cicatricial scarring, where the scar contracts in a circular manner and the forces pull the surrounding tissue inwardly. I am sorry to hear that you are having this issue. Fortunately, your surgeon is attentive and is willing to take care of your problem. It is likely that you will need an additional revision but I would recommend allowing the scar to fully mature first. Scar maturity may take up to one year. In the meantime, steroid injection with or without 5-FU may be attempted to halt or stop the aggressive scarring. In the event of a revision it will be important that the scar is not simply excised and closed again in a similar circular fashion. An intervening flap of skin interposed into the belly button can serve to break up the contracting forces in the new scar. I know this can be disheartening but I predict a successful outcome if you exercise patience, have a positive attitude, and continue work with your surgeon. - Dr. Jones