About Our Plastic Surgery Office

Dr. Swail is proud to continue a tradition of excellence in patient care that has served the Boulder area for more than 30 years. Boulder Valley Plastic Surgery is more than your average cosmetic surgery provider. Our facility also boasts a state-of-the-art surgical facility certified by the American Association for the Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities (AAAASF). In addition to traditional cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, we offer a full range of less invasive treatments including laser skin resurfacing, Botox® treatments, other injectable soft tissue fillers (Restylane®, collagen, Juvéderm®, etc.), and a full-service skin care center.

Your Consultation

We do not charge a fee for our cosmetic surgery consultations. This is because the great majority of patients who see Dr. Swail end up booking surgery with him. A refundable scheduling fee may be charged in order to discourage “no-shows” that prevent other patients from being seen.

Personal consultation with a plastic surgeon allows a patient to determine if he or she feels comfortable with the surgeon and his or her office staff. In order to allow enough time for your consultation, please plan to spend about an hour at our office. Please also plan to arrive 10 to 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment time to complete your registration paperwork.

You will then spend approximately 30 minutes with Dr. Swail. He will explain the details of the surgical procedure, the risks involved, and the probability of success. He will also review your medical history to evaluate any health conditions that might affect your surgical results. Your expectations and goals will also be discussed to make certain that the desired surgical outcome is realistic. After meeting with Dr. Swail, you will have the opportunity to sit down with our patient care coordinator to discuss scheduling and cost of procedures.

We will provide you with educational brochures from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). These brochures have clear explanations and pictures that cover details of many common cosmetic surgery procedures. Patients are encouraged to bring a list of their own questions and a notepad to write down any information that is not included in the take-home reading materials. Often, it is difficult to digest all of the necessary information in one visit and we encourage patients who have further questions to schedule a second appointment, if needed.

Insurance Coverage

Many of the procedures we perform for congenital or acquired deformities are covered by health insurance. In those cases, we will be your advocate and try to help you in obtaining the coverage you deserve. For purely cosmetic procedures, we strive to provide care at a reasonable cost. In some cases, a procedure covered by insurance can be combined with a cosmetic procedure. In those instances, we will charge for the surgery in a way that is both favorable to you and ethically fair to your insurance provider.

We are members of numerous insurance plans. Please refer to your insurance provider directory to confirm our participation. If your insurance plan requires a referral, you must obtain this from your primary care physician and provide it to us with you insurance card at your first visit.

Financing

American HealthCare Lending

American HealthCare Lending is the premier financing company in the cosmetic surgery industry. With more than $5 Billion funded and over 300,000 loan inquiries serviced through their lenders, this is a name and a program you can trust.

Here are some of the benefits you’ll receive with a loan from American HealthCare Lending:

  • Immediate decisions for loans less than $35,000
  • Affordable monthly payments with term options out to 84 months
  • No collateral required
  • No prepayment penalties
  • Fast and easy loan inquiry process
  • 100 percent confidentiality

Risks and Complications

“No ethical or wise surgeon will try to tell you that they never have complications. The key is to avoid serious or life-threatening complications and to deal with the less serious complications appropriately. Serious and life-threatening complications are usually the result of overly lengthy surgery, overly aggressive surgery, or inadequate precautions. I do not perform eight to 12 hour total-body makeovers. All of these procedures can be performed in separate surgeries without the risks of a prolonged anesthetic. In any individual case where the choice is between a more aggressive technique and a lower risk of serious complications, I will recommend the safer course to you. When less serious complications occur (as they inevitably do in all surgeon’s practices), I will manage them appropriately. When I operate on you I make a commitment to your safety and satisfaction. I will not abandon that commitment.”

-Jeff Swail MD FRCSC