Frequently Ask Questions
What should I expect from my consultation?
During your initial consultation Dr. Krummen will obtain your medical history and listen as you tell her what problem areas you would like addressed. She will then discuss with you the various treatment options available and make a recommendation regarding which treatment she thinks would work best in your situation. This is your chance to also review what to expect with the procedure, to discuss the risks of the procedure and what benefit you are likely to see. We understand that surgery is a big decision and we want to make sure all of your questions and concerns are addressed. If you think of a question after you leave the consultation, just call, we are happy to answer any additional questions you may have.
How much does it cost?
That depends. We try to be very transparent about all costs upfront. We do not want you to have any surprises. Typically at your consultation with Dr. Krummen a surgical plan is formulated. That allows a precise surgical quote to be provided. In most instances you will know the cost of things before you leave your consultation. In some situations, especially if multiple options are being calculated, it may take 24 hours to receive the quotes.
Are financing plans available?
Yes! We offer CareCredit. Information is available at www.carecredit.com . You can apply for credit online or over the phone, which ever you find more convenient. We offer several repayment plans, some even have zero interest.
Is follow-up care included?
Yes, it is typically included. Depending on the type of surgery. The number of postoperative visits you will require can vary. In general, you should expect to follow with Dr. Krummen for several months after any surgical procedure. In some cases, she even recommends yearly follow-up visits (such as after breast augmentation).
Does the website list all the procedures you perform?
Absolutely not! The field of plastic surgery is quite vast, Dr. Krummen performs a plethora of surgeries not listed. We do however list the most commonly requested procedures on the website. So if you’re interested in something different, just ask and we will let you know!
Where will surgery be performed?
That depends on the type of surgery being performed. Dr. Krummen only perform surgery in fully accredited hospital operating rooms and outpatient surgery facilities. She maintains privileges at Bethesda North Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, The Christ Hospital, all Mercy hospitals, as well as several outpatient facilities.
Will I be satisfied with my results?
That depends. It is important that you are realistic about surgery results. Surgery will not fix other problems in your life. Surgery will not make all dreams come true. Most surgeries will leave some scar. During your consultation with Dr. Krummen it is important to make certain all of your questions are answered, so that your expectations are realistic. As long as there has been appropriate communication before surgery we find that most patients are extremely satisfied.