Dr. Hayduke specializes in aesthetic plastic surgery for the most discerning. His cadres of clientele are those searching for true surgical artistry combined with the highest level of credentialing in cosmetic plastic surgery – board certification by The American Board of Plastic Surgery. Our clients are generally not interested in (or even impressed by) aggressively marketed, deeply discounted, high-volume, or rushed plastic surgery. They understand (and thoroughly researched) the significance of the fact that The American Board of Plastic Surgery is a recognized member of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). Our clients do not accept other non-ABMS boards (because literally hundreds of unapproved independent boards exist that are not recognized by the ABMS) – these boards only sound similar in name or simply look very similar in advertisements. Instead, our clients believe there should be no compromising when it comes to their health, safety and appearance. We believe this attitude is appropriate since cosmetic plastic surgery is a serious undertaking – with the inherent potential for significant complications no matter who performs your procedure. Your choice of plastic surgeon is unquestionably the single most important decision that you will have to make in your quest for an aesthetically pleasing result.
If you are “comparison price shopping” for a plastic surgeon, we highly recommend that you first visit the website of The American Board of Plastic Surgery. You should click on their “contact” page and call their phone number personally to confirm that your potential surgeon is actually a formally trained board certified plastic surgeon. Especially in the State of California where virtually every physician advertises the phrase “board certified” in their ads, one must take it one step further and ask “by which specific board are you board certified?.” It is almost impossible for the non-medical lay public to decipher which specific “boards” are actually legitimate recognized members of American Board of Medical Specialties and which are not (there are hundreds of non-recognized independent boards that look very official in advertisements). We urge you to visit the website of the American Board of Medical Specialties and view the list of approved specialty boards very carefully. In the State of California, any physician from any specialty (dermatology, general surgery, gynecology, family practice, etc) can perform plastic surgery after taking only a short weekend course – it’s hard to believe – but you do not have to be board certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery to actually perform plastic surgery in California. The onus is upon the consumer to do their homework, research thoroughly, and not be easily manipulated by slick advertising tactics. We have found that it takes most intelligent clients at least one week of intense internet research before discovering the truth behind legitimate credentialing in plastic surgery.
After your thorough, unrushed, private consultation with Dr. Hayduke, his office coordinator will provide you with a price quote for the particular cosmetic procedure that has been recommended for you. Revisional or "corrective" procedures of another surgeon’s work will be significantly more costly than primary (first-time) cosmetic procedures due to the obvious complexities involved in these difficult cases. If you wish additional professional opinions, Dr. Hayduke will be more than happy to refer you to other highly qualified plastic surgeons in Southern California. Above all, we want you to feel comfortable, un-pressured and confident in your decision regarding your cosmetic procedure. It is truly a major decision, so take your time and choose wisely.
Payment options for cosmetic procedures:
Payment for cosmetic procedures is due in full two weeks prior to your surgery.