Mayo Clinic's approach

The physicians who perform cosmetic surgery at Mayo Clinic are board-certified specialists experienced in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Mayo Clinic's cosmetic surgery team will take the time to explain all aspects of care, including cost and complications, and to address your questions and concerns.

Cosmetic surgery patients have access to the same world-class medical professionals, facilities and technology and the same level of service available to every Mayo Clinic patient.

Also, Mayo Clinic can address other medical needs at the same time. Virtually all medical services a patient might need — doctor visits, testing, surgery, hospital care — are available "under one roof" at Mayo Clinic. The scheduling of these services is done in a coordinated and efficient way, so that care can usually be completed in a few days.

At Mayo Clinic, you can be treated in private and return home recovered and renewed.

Expertise and rankings

  • Expertise and experience. The physicians who perform cosmetic surgery at Mayo Clinic are board-certified specialists experienced in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Many have earned national reputations for their expertise.
  • Research. In the Center for Regenerative Medicine, Mayo Clinic plastic surgeons and researchers are developing regenerative medicine-based treatments for people with congenital anomalies.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for ear, nose and throat by U.S. News & World Report.

Locations, travel and lodging

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

For more information on visiting Mayo Clinic, choose your location below:

Costs and insurance

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

Learn more about appointments at Mayo Clinic.

Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.

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Aug. 21, 2020
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