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Archive for July, 2012

Education of Cosmetic Surgeons VS Plastic Surgeons

As there is no residency program specifically focused on Cosmetic surgery, physicians who wish to pursue Cosmetic surgery have different backgrounds. First, a physician must go through medical school and a residency program, preferably in a surgical specialty such as general surgery, otolaryngology (head and neck surgery), dermatologic surgery or Plastic surgery. After proving competent […]

Board Certified

Board certification is one of the many yardsticks in determining a surgeon’s qualifications. It is important to ask your doctor about his or her credentials and study them carefully. Each certifying board has different requirements and measures a physician’s education and experience in different fields. Check your doctor’s board certification and professional society affiliation(s) and […]

American Board of Cosmetic Surgery

The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery is the only certifying board exam devoted to examining a surgeon’s skill in cosmetic surgery of the face and body. It is an independent sub-specialty board that examines and certifies physicians in general, facial and dermatological cosmetic surgery. Eligibility requirements include: Being certified in one of several ABMS Boards […]

Recovery Time

Recovery time varies substantially depending on the procedure. Click on the procedure button of this site and then choose the procedure desired for detailed information on that procedure including recovery time. Procedures detailed on this site include: Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty, Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty, Cervicoplasty, S-Lift, Dermabrasion, Chemical Peel, Earlobe Repair, chin and cheek augmentation, rhytidectomy […]

Age and Cosmetic Surgery

According to AACS procedural statistics the average age of patients receiving cosmetic surgery is 41. Treatments such as breast augmentation, liposuction, rhinoplasty and dermabrasion are common among younger patients while procedures including blepharoplasty, breast lift, facelift and Botox are more commonly sought after by older patients. Back to Facial Cosmetic Surgery

Fellow / Associate

Fellow members of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery must be board certified by an ABMS-approved surgical specialty or the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, be actively involved in cosmetic surgery by performing at least 100 cases per year, and provide a letter of recommendation from a current AACS Fellow member or hospital Chief of […]


Insurance benefits vary significantly and depend on your individual policy. Dr. Pogue’s knowledgeable team will assist you with all your insurance needs, including verification of benefits, pre-authorization and claim filing. Dr. Pogue is a contracted Premier Provider with Delta Dental Back to Facial Cosmetic Surgery

Usual and Customary

Each insurance company determines what they consider to be the usual and customary charge for a specific procedure/visit. These determinations vary between insurance companies and no two are ever the same. If our fee is over their determined amount, the patient is expected to pay the difference between the two. The patient is permitted to […]

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons are medical and dental specialists who treat conditions, defects, injuries and esthetic aspects of the mouth, teeth, jaws, and face. Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons care for patients who experience such conditions as problem wisdom teeth, facial pain, and misaligned jaws. They treat accident victims suffering facial injuries, offer reconstructive surgery, and […]

Cosmetic Surgery vs Plastic Surgery

Cosmetic surgery is a unique discipline of medicine focused on enhancing appearance through surgical and medical techniques. Cosmetic surgery can be performed on all areas of the head, neck and body. Because treated areas function properly but lack aesthetic appeal, Cosmetic surgery is elective. Plastic surgery is defined as a surgical specialty dedicated to reconstruction […]