Who is a candidate for plastic surgery?
A good candidate is someone looking to improve or enhance their
physical image in a realistic manner.
Motivation for undergoing surgery should
be personally driven, and not from wanting to change
of them, their social status, or reversing a life crisis.
How do you book consultation with Dr. James Wolfli?
Reconstructive procedures require referral letters
from another physician. Esthetic consultation does
not require a referral letter and appointments can be booked
thru the office.
Is plastic surgery covered by insurance?
Alberta Health will cover reconstructive and functional procedures.
Purely esthetic procedures are not covered, and therefore
surgical fees must
be paid for by the patient.
Is there financing available for esthetic procedures?
There are many companies that provide financing for elective
surgery. Dr. Wolfli’s office can provide you with contact
information to one of these firms.
Where is surgery performed?
Dr. Wolfli mainly operates at the Grey Nuns and University of Alberta
Hospitals. Esthetic procedures are performed either at
Alberta Surgical Centre or Meadowlark’s Cosmetic and Laser Surgical
What should I expect for post-operative recovery?
Recovery time after surgery depends on the type of surgery and
unique recuperative abilities of each
patient. In some procedures (i.e. tummy-tuck,
sub muscular breast augmentation) it is important that
the patient does not perform any heavy lifting (>10 lbs.) for 6 weeks
after surgery. Review of post-operative instructions and expectations
are important aspects
of surgical planning.