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Texas Plastic Surgery Associates is a multidisciplinary group that specializes in Plastic Surgery, especially complex reconstructive procedures like breast reconstruction. Our physicians are board certified and respected members of their fields. Our office has the convenience of being located in the Medical City Dallas Hospital medical center, and the advantage of being close to many medical specialists.  Our philosophy is to use the most advanced techniques available to achieve the best results that you are able in the setting and comfort of a doctor-patient relationship reminiscent of days gone by.

Our office will specifically accommodate your needs and will arrange the following services upon request:

  • Prearranged transportation that will take you from the surgery center to your home or hotel
  • Nursing care, at home or in a hotel, for those who desire additional assistance
  • A review of the options and techniques available for minimally invasive surgery that produce maximum results utilizing minimal incisions and allow for quicker healing, recovery, and a return to work (e.g., endoscopic forehead lift or minimal incision facelift)
  • E-mail communication regarding follow-up times or rescheduling, with messages answered in a quick, efficient, and appropriate manner
  • Flexibility and privacy in scheduling

Please contact Dr. McKane through our ONLINE FORM or by phone at (972) 566-3939 if you have any questions or would like to receive further information.

 


Patient resources

Questions that you should be asking your surgeon…

Once you decide that you want to undergo an aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the next step is to choose your surgeon. This is a vital decision, and patients must determine that their surgeon is competent and qualified to perform his or her surgery. Unfortunately, there are many unqualified practitioners that claim to be a “cosmetic” surgeon; therefore, it can be very difficult to determine what a surgeon’s qualifications really are. Beware of deceptive advertising that gives the patient a false impression of the doctor and his or her credentials. When evaluating a potential surgeon, we recommend that you ask all of the following questions:

  1. Are you a board-certified Plastic Surgeon? If not, what medical specialty are you board-certified in?
    It is imperative that you determine that your physician is certified by a board approved by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). The American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) is the only ABMS-recognized board that certifies surgeons to perform cosmetic procedures of the head and neck, trunk, and extremities. You may confirm that your physician is a board-certified Plastic Surgeon by going to the ABMS website: www.abms.org. If your “surgeon” reports to being a dermatologist, a family practitioner, or an internist, you should understand that it is likely that he or she has never completed a surgical residency. Therefore, it is unlikely that he or she is adequately trained in the necessary anatomy, surgical techniques, resuscitation, and the management of surgical complications. Dr. McKane is a board-certified Plastic Surgeon and has completed additional fellowship training specifically in the area of cosmetic and microsurgery.
  2. What facility do you have privileges to perform my procedure in? Is this facility accredited?
    Every  surgery procedure performed by your surgeon should be done in an accredited center where he or she has privileges to perform the surgery. This can be either in a hospital or an outpatient surgical center. If the center is accredited, you can rest assured that it has met or exceeds the requirements established by an oversight agency for sterility, technique, recovery, and patient safety. Furthermore, if your surgeon has privileges in a hospital to perform your cosmetic surgery, you can be reasonably confident that he or she has completed appropriate training in surgery and has demonstrated proficiency in the procedure. Dr. McKane performs surgery at Medical City Dallas, Presbyterian Dallas Hospital, STAR Medical Center, North Central Surgical Center, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flowermound.
  3. Do you have hospital operating room privileges, which will allow you to manage my problem in the event that I want my procedure performed in a hospital or if I experience a complication?
    Unfortunately, complications can occur following cosmetic surgery; therefore, it is imperative that you determine who will care for you following your procedure. Significant complications may require a hospital admission and potential surgery. Find out if your surgeon has privileges in a hospital to take care of your problem, considering hospitals will not give operating room privileges to physicians who are not appropriately trained in surgery. To your benefit, Dr. McKane has operating room and admitting privileges at Medical City Dallas, Presbyterian Dallas Hospital, STAR Medical Center, North Central Surgical Center, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flowermound.
  4. Is a medical evaluation part of my preoperative workup?
    Dr. McKane performs a thorough medical evaluation before your surgery. Appropriate laboratory studies will be ordered and additional consultations with a medical physician may be advised.
  5. Will I be informed?
    Dr. McKane will spend as much time as you need discussing the nature, benefits, alternatives, and risks of your surgery. You will be given an opportunity to ask any questions to which these will be fully answered before surgery.
  6. Who administers anesthesia during my operation?
    Dr. McKane’s primary concern during your procedure is safety. He does not feel that it is appropriate to perform your surgery as well as be the physician who administers the anesthesia. Therefore, anesthesia is administered by an anesthesiologist or a licensed nurse anesthetist. This allows Dr. McKane to concentrate on your surgery and to give you the best result possible
  7. What is the extent of your medical and Plastic Surgery training?
    Dr. McKane has trained extensively at one of the finest programs in the country for general surgery and for Plastic Surgery. He is board-certified by the ABPS, and has also sought advanced training in microsurgery and cosmetic surgery procedures of the head and neck, breast, body, and extremities. He has performed surgery now for over 10 years.
  8. Is there more than one technique for my surgery? Which one will you be using?
    During your consultation, Dr. McKane will have an in-depth conversation with you about the technique that he uses for your specific procedure. He attends meetings and continues to educate himself regarding the field of aesthetic Plastic Surgery. This allows him to recommend and perform the most up-to-date techniques for your procedure.
  9. What is the length of my surgical procedure?
    The length of your surgery is procedure-dependent, and Dr. McKane will be happy to discuss this with you during the consultation process.
  10. What should I expect of the recovery period following my surgery?
    The recovery period following surgery depends on the type of surgery that is performed. Dr. McKane will be happy to discuss average recovery periods for the procedure that you have selected during the consultation process.
  11. Will I receive instruction sheets pre- and post-operation?
    Dr. McKane will provide you with preprinted instruction sheets during the consultation process. These will include information about your preparation for surgery, medications to take and to avoid, instructions about eating and bathing before surgery, and instructions for after surgery.
  12. May I see before and after photographs of previous patients?
    Dr. McKane provides patients an opportunity to see before and after pictures of the procedures that he performs. You will have an opportunity to see incisions at various points of healing. This will give you greater insight to the procedure you are considering, and if it is appropriate for your needs. You may also view before and after photographs of Dr. McKane’s patients in the photo gallery featuring right here, on this website.
  13. Do you have any patients that would be willing to discuss their surgery?
    Dr. McKane has several patients who are willing to speak to new patients about their experiences and their surgery. He is happy to make arrangements that will allow you to obtain as much information as you need when determining which procedure and which surgeon is right for you.

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Dr. McKane’s approach to new patients considering Plastic Surgery

Step 1: First contact

After deciding to undergo cosmetic surgery, selecting your Plastic Surgeon is the most important decision you will need to make. You may contact Dr. McKane’s office online at patients@texaspsa.com or you may call (972) 566-3939 to speak with Dr. McKane’s patient coordinator. The patient coordinator will be able to schedule your consultation and answer many of the questions that you have about cosmetic surgery.

Step 2: The initial consultation

Unlike many surgeons’ offices that will have you meet with the patient coordinator or a nurse before meeting with the doctor at another appointment, Dr. McKane personally sees all of his patients during their initial consultations. He feels this is a very important step that will positively impact the doctor-patient relationship even before committing to surgery. This time allows you to gain immediate feedback on whether the surgical procedure you want is right for you, and will meet your goals. Dr. McKane believes it to be paramount that he understands and agrees with your goals and expectations before you commit to undergoing cosmetic surgery. During the initial consultation, you will have an opportunity to see computer imaging of your proposed surgery and to review pre- and post-operative photographs of patients who have undergone a similar procedure to yours. Lastly, you will meet with our patient coordinator to discuss fees and financing options available to you.

Step 3: Preoperative consultation

After deciding to have surgery, you will be given a preoperative consultation. A comprehensive examination will be performed during this appointment to evaluate your general health for surgery. Depending on your health status, indicated laboratory studies and consultations will be ordered. You will be provided additional comprehensive educational materials about your surgery. Dr. McKane will have further discussions with you about the nature, benefits, alternatives, and risks of your surgery. You will also have the opportunity to ask any final questions that you might have. It may be helpful to bring a list of questions to this appointment. Then once you feel adequately informed, you will sign your consent forms.

Step 4: Day of Surgery

Dr. McKane will perform your surgery either at a fully accredited SurgiCenter or at Medical City Dallas Hospital.  Depending on your recovery needs, Dr. McKane may recommend an overnight stay or arrange to have nursing care at your home.

Step 5: Postoperative Appointments

Typically, you will have your first postoperative appointment the morning following surgery. Additional followups with Dr. McKane will be arranged this day.

Step 6: Medical Spa Services

Dr. McKane offers medical spa services through the Viera Visage Medical Spa and Skin Clinic. The spa can help prepare you for surgery as well as help you look your best following your procedure. The medical spa offers a variety of procedures, including facials, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, permanent hair reduction, therapeutic massage, endermologie, Botox, Restylane, Sculptra, professional makeup, acne treatments, and visits with personal trainers.

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CosmetAssure

While medical complications are rare after Plastic Surgery, events during or after your procedure could require an unplanned visit to a hospital or surgical center. In most cases, medical expenses of complications resulting from elective procedures may not be covered by your health insurance carrier. Therefore, Dr. McKane offers all of his cosmetic surgery patients CosmetAssure.

CosmetAssure is an insurance program that provides coverage for 30 days following your surgery in the unlikely event that you should experience a covered complication. CosmetAssure is only available to patients of Plastic Surgeons who are board certified by the ABPS.

Covered procedures:

  • Abdominoplasty
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Lift
  • Breast Reduction
  • Brow lift
  • Buttock Lift
  • Cheek implants
  • Chin augmentation
  • Cosmetic eyelid surgery
  • Facelift
  • Gynecomastia
  • Liposuction
  • Lower body lift
  • Otoplasty
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Thigh Lift
  • Upper Arm Lift

 

Covered Expenses for Hospitalization of 24 Hours or Longer and ICU/Trauma Admittance:

  1. Services of physicians, other than the Plastic Surgeon who performed the covered procedure, and registered nurses (R.N.)
  2. Anesthetics and their administration
  3. Laboratory tests
  4. Oxygen and its administration
  5. Blood and blood derivatives that are not donated or replaced, and their administration
  6. Radiological procedures
  7. Prescription drugs given during the hospitalization, and a follow-up thereto; and
  8. Room and board up to the most common charge for a semi-private room or ICU/Trauma, when required, and hospital ancillary services (including but not limited to use of operating room)

Covered Expenses for Hospitalization of Less than 24 Hours:

  1. Services of physicians, other than the Plastic Surgeon who performed the covered procedure, and registered nurses (R.N.)
  2. Anesthetics and their administration
  3. Laboratory tests
  4. Oxygen and its administration
  5. Blood and blood derivatives that are not donated or replaced, and their administration
  6. Radiological procedures
  7. Prescription drugs given during the hospitalization, and a follow-up thereto; and
  8. Hospital ancillary charges (including but not limited to use of the operating room or an observation room)

Covered Expenses for Non-Hospital Rule-Out DVT:

  1. Services of physicians, other than the Plastic Surgeon who performed the covered procedure.
  2. Laboratory tests.
  3. Radiological procedures.

Covered Expenses for Ambulance Service:

  1. 1.Professional ambulance service to a hospital within 50 miles of the patient’s home
  2. 1.Air ambulance service to a hospital when such service is ordered by a physician and is accomplished in an aircraft used primarily for transporting sick or injured persons

Covered Expenses for Follow-up Physician Services:

  1. Services of physicians, other than the Plastic Surgeon who performed the covered procedure
  2. Anesthetics and their administration
  3. Laboratory tests
  4. Oxygen and its administration.
  5. Blood and blood derivatives that are not donated or replaced, and their administration.
  6. Radiological procedures
  7. Prescription drugs given during a follow-up visit or as a follow-up thereto

BENEFIT PERIOD

Covered Expenses for a Covered Complication are Payable until the Earliest of:

  1. The date the covered complication no longer requires further hospitalization, or follow-up physician services; or
  2. The date the maximum benefit amounts are paid; or
  3. The expiration of the benefit period (six months from the date of the original qualifying admission due to a covered complication)

Maximum Benefit Amounts:

The following amounts are the maximums that apply during any one benefit period for all covered complications due to the same surgical event:

Benefit Maximum Amount
Hospitalization of 24 hours or longer $5,000 per day up to a maximum of 45 days
ICU/Trauma Admittance Additional $1,000 per day up to a maximum of 10 days
Hospitalization of less than 24 hours $2,500
Ambulance Service $2,000
Follow Up Physician Services $1,500
Rule Out Deep Vein Thrombosis-Non Hospital procedure $750

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DR. BRICE W. MCKANE

Texas Plastic Surgery Associates

7777 Forest Lane, Suite C-504
Dallas, TX 75230

Office:  972-566-3939
Fax:      972-566-3999