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Plastic Surgery Taxes In Uk On The Rise

Recently the press reported that costs for plastic surgery for patients in the United Kingdom are to rise 20% due to a value added tax (VAT).  This tax is to apply to all surgeries where a physician is not fixing function but form.  One example would be breast reconstruction following a mastectomy versus breast augmentation surgery for enlargement.  Plastic surgeons in the UK who perform primarily plastic surgery are required to register for this 20% tax, which they may pass on to patients.  Thought he purpose of this VAT is to raise revenues during this time of economic hardship, British plastic surgeons urge that there is a fine balance between public finance and the well-being of patients.  One plastic surgeon challenged Her Royal Majesty by asking whether otoplasty to fix a child’s prominent ears so he/she can fit in and avoid bullying should be subject to the VAT.  While the UK has a national healthcare system, perhaps citizens in the US should be glad that this is not the case as government taxation can harshly impact a patient’s choice for what some officials categorize as frivolous.  What may be frivolous to a government bureaucrat may be life changing and extremely helpful to the patient’s self image and self-esteem.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 View Update Virtual Consultation

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Dr. Michael Eisemann, Dr. Bradley Eisemann, and the entire staff at Eisemann Plastic Surgery are committed to the health and safety of all of our patients and ourselves.

We are thankful to be connected to Houston Methodist Hospital, one of the most respected hospitals in the country. Because of this, our screening policy is aided by the hospital's official policies and checkpoint screening measures completed prior to entering our building. These measures allow us to do everything we can, at this point in time, to minimize the chance that we expose ourselves or our patients to someone who has been sick or contagious with the virus.

We are fully open seeing new and existing patients, and we continue to offer consults and patient follow-ups utilizing ZOOM video conferencing.

All major hospitals in the Houston area allowing scheduling of elective surgeries and we are performing operative procedures in our procedure room and in our AAAASF certified operating room under local and IV sedation.

We have added new policies regarding the number of patients in the office, and all staff and patients must wear facemasks. We continue to maintain vigilance for hygiene and plan to maintain these policies for some time.

As always, both Dr. Michael Eisemann and Dr. Bradley Eisemann are available by phone and email to answer any questions you may have.

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