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We found 4 plastic surgeons who accept Blue Care Network near Novi, MI.

Dr. Alberto Julian Aviles, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, General Surgery
47601 Grand River Avenue; Suite B223
Novi, MI

Dr. Alberto Aviles specializes in plastic surgery, hand surgery, and general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Aviles include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patients rated Dr. Aviles highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Aviles honors. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his residency, Dr. Aviles trained at Rush University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with St. John Hospital and Medical Center and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant ... (Read more)

Dr. Rebecca Marie Studinger, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3270 West Big Beaver Road; Suite 415
Novi, MI

Dr. Rebecca Studinger specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Novi, MI, Troy, MI, and Brighton, MI. Clinical interests for Dr. Studinger include laser resurfacing, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and lymphedema. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. She honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. She is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Providence Hospital. Dr. Studinger is professionally affiliated with St. John Providence Health System.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Botox Injection, Laser Resurfacing, Injectable ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Michael Lofman, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
640 North Old Woodward
Farmington, MI

Dr. Andrew Lofman is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mercy Catholic Medical Center. Dr. Lofman's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lofman accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, and St. John Providence Health System.

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Clinical interests: Eyelid Surgery, Body Contouring, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Rhinoplasty, Breast Augmentation, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 250
Novi, MI

Dr. Robert Forte specializes in plastic surgery and practices in West Bloomfield, MI and Novi, MI. Patients gave Dr. Forte an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with St. John Providence Health System. He accepts AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and a graduate of Providence Hospital's residency program.

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

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What is Plastic Surgery?

When you hear the words “plastic surgeon,” you might call to mind actresses with outlandish body proportions or aging stars with surreal facial features. Plastic surgery to alter appearance is referred to as “aesthetic” or “cosmetic” surgery. As is the case with celebrities, cosmetic surgery is often performed to change the appearance of a feature that a patient has always disliked, or to prevent changes from happening due to aging. However, cosmetic surgery can also restore appearance after an injury or illness -- when a medical condition leaves a physical mark that makes a patient look different, it can be very upsetting. Cosmetic plastic surgery gives patients more control over how they look.

But plastic surgery is about much more than changing someone's appearance. Plastic surgery is also about changing the form and function of the body, and often that means restoring what has been lost to injury or illness. A body part can lose its ability to function (meaning, for example, to move, grip, protect underlying tissues, or feel sensation) to many causes. Some common ones are burns, infections, injuries (e.g. from car accidents), illnesses (such as cancer), problems present from birth (such as cleft palate), or even scar tissue from previous surgeries. When plastic surgery is used to repair a damaged part, it is called “reconstructive surgery.” Reconstructive procedures restore the abilities of the patient so that they can use their body in as normal and healthy a way as possible.

Plastic surgeons are experts at safely moving tissue from one part of the body to another, using microsurgery techniques to reconnect the tiny blood vessels and nerves. They use these skills not only to improve appearance (cosmetic surgery), but also to repair damaged body parts (reconstructive surgery).