The Georgia Center for Facial Plastic Surgery
613 Ponder Place Drive
Evans, GA 30809
Phone: (706) 210-2625
Fax: (706) 210-9882
Monday–Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.


Dr. Achih Chen, Cosmetic Surgeon Serving Augusta and Evans, Georgia – FAQ

For any patient, the key to a positive plastic surgery experience is being informed. By knowing what to expect from your surgeon, your body, and the procedure you have chosen, you can get the most out of your treatment. Dr. Achih H. Chen, an experienced cosmetic facial plastic surgeon serving Augusta and Evans, Georgia, works with patients to make sure that they understand everything they need to know about their procedures.

What makes the Georgia Center unique?

The Georgia Center is solely committed to facial plastic surgery and laser aesthetic treatments. Dr. Chen and his staff concentrate on safety, comfort, and absolute privacy in every aspect of the cosmetic surgery process. The Georgia Center is a fully accredited plastic surgery facility, with certification from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) in recognition of the quality of our clinical and surgical facilities.

How do I know whether surgery is right for me?

Good candidates for cosmetic surgery are typically people who are generally healthy but are bothered by areas of their bodies that they see as needing cosmetic improvement. Modern cosmetic surgeons have an array of advanced techniques and treatments available to them, allowing them to address almost any cosmetic imperfection that concerns you. By meeting with Dr. Chen for a consultation, you can discuss your goals and concerns in detail and work towards making the right decision. Please contact our cosmetic surgery center to schedule an appointment with Achih H. Chen, M.D.

Which procedures will have the most significant results?

Surgical aesthetic enhancement procedures typically have the most significant results. These include facelift, mid-facelift, eyelid surgery, neck lift, brow lift, rhinoplasty, and facial implants. While surgical procedures are invasive and usually require recovery time, keep in mind that they are highly effective facial rejuvenation treatments, and Dr. Chen will make every effort to ensure that his patients’ facial plastic surgery results look natural and beautiful.

Is cosmetic surgery safe?

There is no such thing as a totally risk-free surgical procedure. However, a skilled, experienced surgeon and supporting staff operating in a state-of-the-art surgical and clinical facility can minimize the risks of any cosmetic procedure to offer the safest possible treatment as well as excellent results. The Georgia Center, under the direction of cosmetic facial plastic surgeon Dr. Achih Chen in the Augusta and Evans, Georgia area, has an exemplary safety record. Our patients receive the safest, most effective care available at all times.

Will my insurance cover plastic surgery?

Insurance may cover procedures that are considered reconstructive, such as facial reconstruction after an accident. A medically necessary procedure like skin cancer treatment may also be covered. If a procedure is purely cosmetic, it will typically not be covered by insurance. The Georgia Center for Facial Plastic Surgery and Laser Aesthetics serving Evans, Georgia and the Augusta region offers financing options to help you pay for procedures that are not covered by insurance.

What can I expect when recovering from surgery?

Recovery varies widely depending on the procedure or procedures a patient chooses to undergo. There are a few general considerations to keep in mind, however. First, you will need to plan ahead and arrange to take some time away from work. Immediately after surgery, you should be able to rest and concentrate on recovery. Private in-home nursing care is also available to assist you following your procedure.

Dr. Chen offers detailed directions for all patients to follow during recovery in order to make sure that they heal well. By following our cosmetic surgeon’s advice closely, our Augusta and Evans, Georgia-area patients can recover as quickly as possible and begin enjoying their new selves!

I want to try a cosmetic procedure, but I don’t want to commit to surgery. What are my options?

Though Dr. Chen is a facial cosmetic surgeon, his center serving Augusta and Evans, Georgia also offers a variety of non-surgical procedures to patients who want to enjoy the benefits of a cosmetic procedure without committing to surgery. BOTOX® Cosmetic, Restylane®, JUVÉDERM™, and other injectables are safe and flexible enough to be used in many different ways, from lip augmentation to wrinkle treatment. Laser skin resurfacing leaves the face looking smoother and healthier, while a selection of powerful skin care products can be used to treat skin conditions conveniently at home. Modern cosmetic medicine makes many options available even to those who prefer to avoid surgery completely.

Contact Our Cosmetic Surgeon

Please contact our cosmetic surgeon serving Augusta and Evans, Georgia with any other questions or concerns you have. Dr. Achih H. Chen can meet with you and discuss your aesthetic enhancement options to determine what may be best to suit your needs.