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SPECIAL OFFERS

BOTOX FRIDAYS: Call now to reserve your spot and enjoy $50 off the regular price of Botox for each treatment area!

BREAST AUGMENTATION:
New low prices!
Saline Breast Implants $ 3465
Silicone Breast Implants $ 4615
(Price includes surgeon’s fee, facility fee, breast implants, surgical bra, anesthesia, initial consultation with Dr. Vinyard, and all follow up visits)

SKIN CARE: All Vivite and Obagi skin care products are 15% off!

LATISSE: Enjoy longer, thicker lashes at 15% off!

NON-SURGICAL

  • Complimentary Cosmetic Consultations
  • Buy 3 Fraxel Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatments and Receive the 4th Treatment FREE
  • CoolSculpting Special–Save $250 on EACH regular treatment area
  • Botox offered at $10 per unit on the 1st area, $9 per unit on the 2nd area and $8 per unit on the 3rd area treated (minimum of 20 units per area treated)
  • VIPS Botox patients can purchase Latisse at $75 per 3mL bottle (+ tax)
  • SkinMedica- Buy 2 TNS Essential Serums and receive a Lytera Skin Lightening System for FREE! (All on Dr. Vinyard’s “Must Have List”!!!)- while supplies last

SURGICAL

  • Breast Augmentation- See your anticipated results BEFORE surgery with our state-of-the-art Vectra X3 3D-Imaging System
  • Saline Breast Augmentation- $3465
  • Silicone Gel Breast Augmentation- $4615
  • (fee includes: Dr. Vinyard’s professional fee, all pre and post-operative visits, anesthesia fee, facility fee, breast implants, and brassiere)

DESCRIPTION

Dr. Vinyard wants to help his patients restore their self-image after losing one or both breasts from cancer or other illness. Breast reconstruction is a surgical procedure that recreates the breast. Dr. Vinyard’s advanced fellowship training has allowed him to bring Marshall County a variety of choices for Breast Reconstruction. With personalized treatment options available, you will feel empowered as you make an informed decision to help reestablish your sense of self. Breast reconstruction has developed over the years and depending upon your health, your surgical history, your breast cancer treatment and your desires, Dr. Vinyard will design a breast reconstruction plan that is right for you. Breast reconstruction is generally a staged process with reconstruction being completed in approximately 1 year. It is ideal to meet with your plastic surgeon prior to making a final decision regarding the treatment for your breast cancer. Dr. Vinyard can explain your reconstruction options and discuss the anticipated results of your reconstruction based on the specific breast cancer treatment you decide on. There are multiple approaches to breast reconstruction. These approaches can be categorized as either Autologous Breast Reconstruction or Alloplastic Breast Reconstruction. Autologous Breast Reconstruction uses your own skin, fat and muscle from another area of your body (typically from the back or tummy region) to create a breast mound. Alloplastic Breast Reconstruction uses an expandable breast implant called a tissue expander to allow your body to regain the skin that was lost during the removal of the breast. The tissue expander will be filled in our office on a weekly basis until you are pleased with the new size of your breast. At that point, the tissue expander will be exchanged for a softer more natural appearing breast implant. After the completion of either the Autologous or Alloplastic Breast Reconstruction, you will have the option of having a nipple reconstruction. Dr. Vinyard will educate you regarding your options and help you navigate through to an informed decision and back on the road to feeling like yourself again!Photo Gallery

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CONSULTATION FAQ

How do I schedule a breast reconstruction consultation with Dr. Vinyard?

Please contact our office at 256-571-VIPS (8477) and any of our team members will be happy to schedule an appointment at a time that is convenient for you.

Is there a breast reconstruction consultation fee?

Breast reconstruction is typically not considered cosmetic and is usually covered by your insurance policy. You will be responsible for your specialists' copay for your visit and we will file your visit with your insurance company on your behalf.

What can I expect in my breast reconstruction consultation?

Dr. Vinyard values the time spent in consultation with each patient and the communication that occurs during your visit here. You can expect that he will spend quite a bit of time with you himself. Initially, you will be greeted with a smile by our receptionist who will offer you the beverage of your choice and provide you with the necessary paperwork to complete. You can now enter your own demographic information and medical health history at the convenience of your own home through our state-of-the-art SAFE Internet-based Patient Portal on our website.Then, you will be escorted upstairs to our new patient floor and into your consultation room. Once there, you will be oriented about your visit with us and escorted to the professional photography suite. There, you will have 2-D photos taken for documentation and surgical planning. Next, our nurse or patient care coordinator will take your detailed health history. Once she has conveyed this information to Dr. Vinyard, he will then begin your consultation which will consist of a physical exam, specific exam of your breasts, and commence with a detailed discussion of your options for breast reconstruction. Lastly, you will meet with the patient care coordinator who will discuss dates that are available for your breast reconstruction.

How long will my breast reconstruction consultation last?

Please allow 1.5 hours to spend with us during your consultation to discuss your breast reconstruction options.

PROCEDURE

Where will my breast reconstruction procedure be performed?

Dr. Vinyard will perform your breast reconstruction at either Marshall Medical Center North hospital near Arab, Alabama or Marshall Medical Center South hospital in Boaz, Alabama depending on your desires.

What type of anesthesia is required for my breast reconstruction?

Breast reconstruction will be performed under general anesthesia.

How long will my breast reconstruction procedure take?

It typically requires 1 ½ -3 hours for Dr. Vinyard to reconstruct each breast. However, the time required in surgery depends on several factors. Dr. Vinyard will discuss these factors with you in detail during your breast reconstruction consultation.

Can my breast reconstruction procedure be combined with other procedures?

Breast reconstruction is not usually combined with any other procedures except the initial surgical breast cancer treatment.

Is my breast reconstruction considered an outpatient procedure?

Your initial breast reconstruction surgery requires an overnight stay in one of the Marshall Medical Centers hospitals so that your recovery can be monitored by the nursing team. Dr. Vinyard will evaluate you in the hospital the next morning to assess your medical condition for discharge. Usually, patients will return home the day after breast reconstruction. Subsequent procedures are usually considered outpatient.

RECOVERY

Where will I stay the night of my breast reconstruction procedure?

You will stay in the hospital where you had your breast reconstruction surgery, either at Marshall Medical Center North or South.

How long will it take to recover from my breast reconstruction procedure?

Each patient's recovery varies slightly depending upon their past medical history, current medical treatment, and approach to breast reconstruction. On average, you will be able to return to most of your regular activities in about 2 weeks to include sedentary work and very light tasks around the house. Due to the unique nature of each patient's recovery, Dr. Vinyard and our staff will walk you through what to expect at each visit.

How long can I expect the bruising last after my breast reconstruction?

Bruising can persist for up to 3 weeks after breast reconstruction.

How long can I expect the swelling to last after my breast reconstruction?

The majority of the swelling will be gone by 6 weeks after surgery.

When can I expect to see the final result from my breast reconstruction procedure?

Since breast reconstruction is a staged procedure, it may take up to a year to complete the whole process. You will be able to see the final result about 3 months after your last procedure in your breast reconstruction process.

When do I follow up with Dr. Vinyard after my breast reconstruction procedure?

Dr. Vinyard likes to keep a close watch on his patients. You will see him the morning after your surgery in the hospital, at 1 week, 2 weeks, 3 weeks, 4 weeks, 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months and 1 year.

FINANCING

How much will my breast reconstruction procedure cost?

Breast reconstruction is typically covered by insurance and you will be responsible for your specialists' co-pay and coinsurance.

What is included in the cost of my breast reconstruction procedure?

We will submit all of your office visits and surgical procedures for breast reconstruction to your insurance company. You will be responsible for your copays and co-insurance.

When do I pay for my breast reconstruction procedure?

Breast reconstruction is typically covered by insurance. We will submit all of your office visits and surgical procedures for breast reconstruction to your insurance company. Co-pays and coinsurance are due at the time of service.

Will my insurance cover my breast reconstruction procedure?

Breast reconstruction is typically covered by insurance. We will submit all of your office visits and surgical procedure for breast reconstruction to your insurance company.

Are there financing options available?

For your copays and coinsurance, we accept all major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.