Q: Dr. Eppley, I was reviewing your Patriotic Program for plastic surgery. Honestly, I never in my wildest dreams thought I could receive a military discount for cosmetic surgery. I’m interested in having a consultation for an Tummy Tuck and liposuction around my knees. I have been waiting for close to 10 years to do this surgery. I think now is the time. My husband of almost 20 years is now serving in Afghanistan.
He should be home in the next two months. That being mentioned, I would like to be healed buy the time he comes home and look fantastic or at least as good as it gets. My husband has been telling me to go ahead and do it but I never do. I always find other ways to spend the money. I know I will feel so much better when my clothes fit nice and I don’t have to wear spanks…especially in a formal gown. Yep, I know I have at least 4 more formals to attend before retirement because of my four children. Thank you so much for taking your professional time to support our troops and their families using your gift.
A: Tummy tuck surgery can make a dramatic difference in your body shape and how you fit in clothes. Since you are done having children the results of a tummy tuck can last a lifetime and is one investment that cap pay dividends for decades.
We have offered military discounts for years for a wide variety of cosmetic surgery procedures. We are happy to do so and try to make a small contribution to those that serve or have served to protect the freedoms for what we have the opportunity
to choose to do every day.
Dr. Barry Eppley
Q: Hello! I’d love to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Eppley. I’m also interested in the program Dr. Eppley offers for military families as my husband is an active duty soldier who’s been in the Army for over 10 years. After two deployments and a new baby, we are ready to try and normalize our lives again. For me, feeling normal and happy is critical and in order to achieve my dreams, I must address my post-baby body! Although I’m nervous about heading down this road; I’m ready and I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you very much.
A: When you consider the post-partum body changes and being in the military, what you need is the Military Mommy Makeover! (M cubed so to speak) All mommy makeovers involve contour changes on the abdomen and breasts. While there are many variations and combinations of these procedures, it could be as simple as abdominal and waistline liposuction and breast augmentation to a full tummy tuck with flank liposuction and breast implants with a lift. More times than not, it is the latter as pregnancies usually leave extra skin on the stomach and sagging skin on the breasts partticularly if one has had more than one child. My Patriot Plastic Surgery program offers military members and their direct family a discount for surgical procedures. This will hopefully enable them to have some desired physical changes done, and as you have described, normalize your life again.
Dr. Barry Eppley
Q: I am currently a nurse in the US Marines stationed in Afghanistan and will be visiting home for a month in September later this year. I’m interested in breast augmentation surgery and have thought having this done for some time. Do I get a discount because of the Patriot Program? I am also interested in having a Skype consultation which would be great for me given the distance. That way I could get everything arranged so when I return I can have my surgery within a day or two after my arrival.
A: The Patriot Plastic Surgery program has had a good response since we have offered it over the past year. I have gotten numerous inquiries from around the world, particularly from overseas in Europe and Afghanistan. I am happy to offer what we can to a very deserving group of men and women who are doing far more for our country that I ever could.
Because of the age group (ages 18 to 35) that make up a significant percent of the military, most requests have been for body procedures such as breast augmentation and liposuction and face procedures such as rhinoplasty, otoplasty, and chin augmentation.
Many of these military patients come in for surgery during their leave back to the United States or from where they are stationed here in the United States. The use of Skype as a free internet method of discussions and consultations makes the consideration and coordination of surgery possible from afar. By using the video feature of Skype, one can have a good conversation about potential surgery almost as if one was in the office. I often review pictures that are sent to me before these Skype discussions to help focus the conversation. Patients can then have surgery arranged and come in and see me the day before for a real hands-on evaluation and final discussion prior to surgery the next day.
Dr. Barry Eppley