Asheville Plastic Surgery FAQs

Based in Asheville, North Carolina, Dr. Eric Halvorson and his team at Halvorson Plastic Surgery are always there to ensure your questions are answered with clarity and care.

Whether you’re considering a transformative procedure or looking for post-operative care tips, find the answers to your most pressing plastic surgery questions here.

Asheville Plastic Surgery FAQs


What aesthetic procedures do you perform in Asheville?

We offer a comprehensive suite of cosmetic surgical solutions to address your aesthetic concerns and goals, including:

  • Facial procedures: facelift, neck lift, brow lift, blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), otoplasty (prominent ear surgery), earlobe correction
  • Breast procedures: breast augmentation, mastopexy (breast lift), breast reduction, cosmetic breast surgery revisions
  • Body procedures: tummy tuck, liposuction, brachioplasty (upper arm skin removal), thigh lift

How do I know I’m a good candidate for cosmetic surgery?

At Halvorson Plastic Surgery, we consider a range of factors to determine if you’re a suitable candidate for cosmetic surgery, including your overall health, expectations, and personal motivations.

With that being said, the exact “ideal” candidate will vary from procedure to procedure.

During your consultation, we’ll assess your individual concerns, discuss your aesthetic goals, and ensure you have all the information needed to make an informed decision.


Which reconstructive procedures does your Asheville plastic surgery clinic specialize in?

Halvorson Plastic Surgery performs reconstructive surgery on the face and breast, with procedures including:

  • Facial reconstruction after skin cancer
  • Implant-based breast reconstruction
  • Breast reconstruction revision
  • Breast reduction
  • Top surgery

Double board-certified, Dr. Halvorson also has experience treating breast implant illness (BII), which often requires surgical removal of the implant.

How many procedures will I need to achieve my desired outcome?

The number of reconstructive procedures varies based on the complexity of your procedure and your specific goals. In certain circumstances, like breast reductions, you oftentimes only need one procedure to achieve the results you’re looking for.

Dr. Halvorson will provide a tailored plan during your consultation that outlines the steps and potential number of surgeries needed to reach your optimal results.

What are my options for top surgery?

There are many options available for top surgery, depending on your unique goals and native anatomy.

While the most common procedure we perform is a double-incision mastectomy, we also perform keyhole mastectomies, breast augmentations, and a variety of procedures for non-binary patients, including aggressive breast reductions.


What non-surgical procedures are offered?

Halvorson Plastic Surgery offers non-surgical treatments for patients who prefer less invasive options to achieve their aesthetic goals or those seeking to enhance their surgical results with minimal downtime. These include:

  • Injectables: Botox, Dysport, Daxxify, Restylane, Revance
  • Lasers: Skin resurfacing, pigmentation, fine blood vessels
  • Skin Care: Obagi, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, microneedling, dermaplaning

How long do the effects of injectable treatments last?

The results of injectable treatments like Botox and Dysport, which are neuromodulators, typically last about 3 months. Daxxify typically lasts about 6 months. Restylane, a hyaluronic acid dermal filler, can last anywhere from 9 to 18 months. Revance typically lasts 15-18 months.

The specific duration depends on factors such as the area treated, your metabolism, lifestyle, and the amount of product used. We will provide a more personalized expectation of how long the results may last for you during your consultation and treatment planning.

Can I combine laser treatments with other cosmetic procedures?

Yes, laser treatments can often be combined with other cosmetic procedures for more comprehensive results. However, the decision to combine treatments depends on your individual skin concerns, overall health, and the specific procedures being considered.

We’ll discuss the optimal timing and sequence of procedures during your consultation to ensure the safest and most effective outcome.

How often should I receive treatments like microneedling or chemical peels to maintain my skin’s appearance?

Typically, microneedling can be performed every 4 to 6 weeks, while chemical peels can range from every 2 to 6 weeks for lighter peels and several months apart for deeper peels. However, the exact frequency of treatments needed to maintain your skin’s appearance varies based on individual skin conditions and desired outcomes. Our dedicated and experienced aestheticians will assess your skin and goals to develop a plan that meets your needs.


What steps should I take to prepare for my procedure?

When preparing for surgery, It’s important to follow all preoperative instructions given by our team, which may include medication adjustments, dietary guidelines, and cessation of smoking to ensure optimal healing. Also, be sure to make arrangements for transportation and post-operative care to aid in your recovery.

We will also provide specific guidelines for preparing your home for the post-surgery period to facilitate a comfortable and safe healing environment.

What are the immediate post-operative care steps I need to follow?

After your surgery, it’s crucial to follow the post-operative care plan provided by Dr. Halvorson, which includes resting, managing pain with prescribed medications, and caring for the surgical site as instructed. You should keep the area clean, monitor for any signs of infection, and avoid strenuous activities that might disrupt your healing. It’s also important to stay hydrated, maintain a healthy diet to support recovery, and attend all scheduled follow-up appointments to ensure proper healing.

Always reach out to us with any questions or concerns that may arise during your recovery! You will be provided with an after-hours number that will let you contact Dr Halvorson if any issues arise.


Do you accept insurance?

Yes, we accept most insurance plans from Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS), Cigna, and Medicare. However, please note that we do not accept UnitedHealthcare or Medicaid plans. If you have any further questions or require assistance with insurance verification, our insurance coordinator is always available to help you understand your coverage.

Contact Our Asheville Plastic Surgery Clinic

Halvorson Plastic Surgery is here to guide you through your plastic surgery journey from beginning to end.

To schedule your consultation, please fill out our online form, and we will be with you shortly. For any post-procedure questions or concerns, call our Asheville office directly to speak with a member of our team. You will always reach a human being that can assist you – we do not have a phone tree!