What kind of payment does Duet accept?
We accept cash, checks and credit cards (Visa and Mastercard). Financing is also available.
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. We also offer financing through United Medical Credit, which also offers a variety of options.
If you do your banking at a local credit union, they can also be a good resource for helping to finance your surgery. Several of our patients have found that credit unions are often able to offer their customers more favorable rates on loans or lines of credit.
Do you accept insurance? What about using my HSA/FSA?
For certain procedures (including breast reductions or reduction mammoplasty), some insurance plans will help cover the cost of surgery, including fees associated with the operating room/surgery center, anesthesia, and pathology. If you are interested in pursuing insurance coverage or reimbursement for a procedure with Dr. Lim and Dr. Weintraub, please call our office at 650.380.0415, and have your insurance card available. One of our staff members will be able to assist you in determining if your insurance benefits would be applicable at Duet.
Some of our patients have been able to use their HSA (health savings account) or FSA (flexible savings account) from work to pay for part or all of their procedures with Duet. The benefits of the account will vary with your employer; a quick phone call to your HR representative may help you find out if there are any restrictions or documentation requirements.
Where do you operate?
We are affiliated with several AAAASF (American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities) surgery centers, including the Plastic Surgery Center in Palo Alto, as well as Hospital Drive Surgery Center in Mountain View. We also have admitting privileges to several local hospitals, including El Camino Hospital in Mountain View and Los Gatos, and Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose.
Do you charge for consultations?
If you would like to have a consultation with us for an insurance-based procedure, your insurance company will be billed for your visit; you would be responsible for whatever copay your plan dictates. Please refer to your particular insurance plan for specific details regarding your benefits.
We do require a credit card to hold all appointments. When you schedule an appointment, Dr. Lim's and Dr. Weintraub's time is reserved especially for you. Please call us if you need to reschedule or cancel your appointment a minimum of 48 hours in advance to avoid a $150 charge. "Missed" appointments or no-shows will also be charged $150 to the credit card number with which they were held.
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.
Many of our patients simply feel more comfortable having a female physician. Quite a few have told us that they had been frustrated by their search for a female plastic surgeon, until they found us at Duet.
By choosing Duet, you benefit from having two board-certified Stanford-trained plastic surgeons who work with you to achieve your goals. Because the surgeons operate together as a team, they are able to safely perform combination procedures like "mommy makeovers" (breast lift and/or implants, abdominoplasty, liposuction) and body contouring after weight loss, reducing your risk and time asleep under anesthesia.
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.
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. Special arrangements for overnight stays at the surgery center and monitoring by medical personnel can be made with advance notice. We can also refer you to experienced caregivers who can provide varying levels of assistance after surgery; please let us know at your consultation if you are interested in receiving more information about any of these options.
Can I see more before and after pictures?
Many of our patients have generously offered to share their results, but prefer to have their photos kept off-line. If you schedule a consultation with us at Duet, we would be happy to let you see more photos in our before and after books in our office.
Do you have any specials?
We frequently update our Yelp page with promotions and offers.
We are also delighted to announce our new referral program. It is such a privilege to get to know and take care of our patients, and we are so grateful that our ever-growing extended Duet family is composed of the nicest people. So please - introduce us to your friends and family; your referrals will receive $50 in a new Duet account towards the procedure of their choice, while you will receive a $50 credit that can be applied towards a future procedure for you.