Frequently Asked Questions
1) What kind of payment does Duet accept?
We accept cash, checks and credit cards. Financing is also available.
2) Can I use financing to pay for my plastic surgery?
Dr. Lim and Dr. Weintraub are participating providers with CareCredit, which provides a range of payment plans and financing options for cosmetic surgery.
3) Where do you operate?
We are affiliated with and perform cosmetic procedures as well as plastic and reconstructive surgical operations at El Camino Hospital and Surgery Center in Mountain View, Hospital Drive Surgery Center in Mountain View, Plastic Surgery Center in Palo Alto and Valley Medical Center in Santa Clara.
4) Do you charge for consultations?
We offer complimentary cosmetic consultations. However, if you have been recently treated by or are currently under the care of another surgeon, we do have a fee for "second opinion" consultations.
If you would like to have a consultation with us for an insurance-based procedure, we bill your insurance company for your visit; you would be responsible for whatever copay your plan dictates. Regardless of the type of consultation, we do ask for a credit card to confirm your appointment. If you cancel your appointment with less than 24 hours notice, your card will be charged $150.
5) How are you different from other Bay Area plastic surgeons?
At Duet Plastic Surgery, we understand that there are so many choices in the Bay Area. We also know that choosing the right plastic surgeon for you is a very important and personal decision.
By choosing Duet, you benefit from having a team of two female board-certified Stanford-trained plastic surgeons who work with you to achieve your goals. Dr. Lim and Dr. Weintraub are known for their approachable manner and natural aesthetic, making what is often an awkward situation elsewhere into a comfortable partnership in your plastic surgery journey at Duet.
6) Do I really need surgery?
Dr. Lim and Dr. Weintraub want to help you find out what is best for you – in terms of results that you’ll be happy with, in a way that is safe and suitable for you and your life. As plastic surgeons, we possess the complete range of skills to perform everything from the simplest office procedures to full-body makeovers. We are also comprehensive physicians, so we can offer options other than surgery. The best way to get your question answered is to come in to Duet for a consultation so we can evaluate you personally and individualize a plan for you.
7) I’m not sure that my family will be able to handle taking care of me after surgery. What can I do?
We hold staff privileges at several local hospitals, including El Camino Hospital in Mountain View and Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose.
Another option is our partnership with Deborah Rice, who has been an invaluable source of comfort, support, and good cooking. Her services at Rest Assured Recovery Care, based in Los Gatos, have garnered rave reviews from our patients.
8) Why don’t you have before and after pictures of your own patients on your website?
Out of respect for our patients’ privacy, we do not post our patients' photos on the internet. We are very proud of our results at Duet Plastic Surgery, but we are not willing to risk misappropriation of our patients’ images. We encourage you to look through our photo album in our office in Palo Alto, where we have pictures of patients who have given us permission to share their photos.
9) Do you perform breast reconstruction?
Yes. We have had extensive experience working with breast cancer patients, helping them achieve their goals of natural-looking results. As women, we offer a different perspective on breast reconstruction from many of the traditionally male reconstructive surgeons; for this reason, we definitely encourage any woman who is considering breast reconstruction to explore her options, in terms of male vs. female plastic surgeons.
There is a great deal of information surrounding breast reconstruction, and at Duet, we take the time to go over all of the details and choices available to women with breast cancer, and their loved ones. The team dynamic that is unique to Duet is especially valuable when working hand in hand with the general surgeons, primary care physicians, oncologists, and radiation oncologists.