WHAT IS AN OCULOPLASTIC SURGEON?
Because of the complexity and importance of the eyes, treating the surrounding areas should be reserved for only surgeons with the highest level of expertise. An oculoplastic, or oculofacial plastic surgeon is a board-certified ophthalmologist who has completed additional fellowship training that focuses exclusively on the eyelids, eyebrows, orbits, mid-face and tear ducts.
There are only a few hundred surgeons worldwide who are trained and accredited by the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (ASOPRS), the governing body of the field.
DOES DR. NEIMKIN ACCEPT INSURANCE?
Yes, for functional and reconstructive procedures. Cosmetic surgery and cosmetic treatments are not covered by insurance. We accept the insurances listed below, please contact us directly if you do not see your plan to verify.
Aetna (HMO/POS/PPO/Open Access/Medicare)
Blue Cross (HMO/POS/PPO/Open Access)
Cigna (HMO/POS/PPO/Open Access)
Humana (HMO/POS/PPO/Open Access/Medicare)
United Healthcare (HMO/POS/PPO/Open Access/Medicare)
WHERE CAN I HAVE SURGERY?
We use the following locations for outpatient surgery:
Our office-based Surgical Center
Peachtree Dunwoody Advanced Surgery Center of Northside Hospital (5505 Peachtree Dunwoody Outpatient Center)
Piedmont Ambulatory Surgical Center
Our inpatient surgeries are performed:
WHEN CAN I RETURN TO WORK AFTER SURGERY?
Generally less than 1 week, but this depends on the specific procedure and your type of work. This will be discussed during your consultation, and can be accommodated when scheduling surgery.
HOW MUCH DOES COSMETIC SURGERY COST?
A detailed all-inclusive quote will be provided during consultation. For appropriate cases, we offer office-based surgery to reduce operating room and anaesthesia fees.
AM I SUITABLE FOR SURGERY?
Each patient is unique and this is a collaborative decision between the patient and Dr. Neimkin. This can only be made after in-person consultation and review of medical history. For our out of town guests, we offer virtual consultation but finalization of treatment is made in-person the day of or day before surgery.
CAN I UNDERGO MULTIPLE PROCEDURES AT ONCE?
Yes. Dr. Neimkin believes in combining procedures as appropriate to minimize recovery time, patient costs, and trips to the doctor!
CAN I DRIVE AFTER THE SURGERY?
Not within 24 hours of receiving anaesthesia. Most patients are comfortable driving 2-3 days after surgery. Patients having in-office minor procedures can drive after the appointment. If this is a concern, please ask during consultation.
HOW LONG UNTIL THE BRUISING GOES AWAY?
It depends on genetics, health history, medications, and a little bit of luck but generally 1-2 weeks. We recommend Arnica to aid with recovery.
DOES DR. NEIMKIN PERFORM LOWER FACELIFTS AND NECKLIFTS?
No, he specializes exclusively in the eyelids, eyebrows, forehead, orbits, tear duct and mid face. We routinely work with other plastic and facial plastic surgeons to ensure the best results if a face or necklift is indicated.
DOES DR. NEIMKIN PERSONALLY PERFORM ALL PROCEDURES?
Dr. Neimkin personally performs all surgery, undereye filler and ablative laser treatments. Stephen Bradlyn (PA-C) also performs Botox and dermal filler treatments, patients are given the choice of provider for booking.
WILL MY PICTURE BE POSTED ONLINE?
Up to you! A photo consent form is provided during registration for initial consultation; OPCS staff will not attempt to influence your decision in anyway. Patients have the option to decline having photos shown in any capacity, even in office to perspective patients. We reserve the right to present unique cases at medical conferences to advance the medical profession and seek input from multi-disciplinary teams when appropriate. This typically refers to tumor cases and rare pathology; not cosmetic cases.
IS THERE A CONSULTATION FEE?
Cosmetic consultations are 150$. This amount is applied to future surgical and non-surgical services.
DOES DR. NEIMKIN PERFORM REVISIONAL LOWER EYELID SURGERY?
Yes, Dr. Neimkin is one of the few providers that does perform revision lower eyelid surgery. His areas of expertise include repair of lower eyelid retraction, which is an extremely complex surgery and generally involves a tissue graft to raise and reshape the lower eyelids. Due to the time intensive nature of these consultations, there is a 500$ consultation fee, which is not applicable to future services. We do not accept insurance for this procedure as complications from cosmetic surgery is excluded from coverage by all commercial insurance carriers and CMS (medicare).