Frequently Asked Questions

Dr. Alyson Wells and the staff at Valley Plastic Surgery & Medi-Spa — a premier provider of cosmetic plastic surgery and med spa services for Baltimore and surrounding communities — want to personally ensure that you have the knowledge and confidence to make the decision that’s right for you.

For that reason, they have provided the following answers to commonly asked questions.

What procedures does Dr. Wells specialize in?

Dr. Wells is board certified in plastic surgery as well as otolaryngology — head and neck surgery.

Her areas of expertise include facial rejuvenation (facelift, brow lift, eyelid lift, neck lift, laser resurfacing, fat transfer, injectables), cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery (breast augmentation, breast lift, implant exchange and revision, breast reconstruction, fat transfer, breast reduction), body contouring (tummy tuck, liposuction, body lift), post-bariatric body contouring, and facial reconstruction following Mohs surgery.

How do I know whether plastic surgery is right for me?

Although you are the only one who can answer this question for yourself, Dr. Wells can help you make an informed decision. Dr. Wells believes in the power of plastic surgery to transform people’s lives — to make people whole again, to make them see in the mirror what they feel on the inside, to restore their sense of vitality and beauty.

When it is right for you, you will know, and Dr. Wells will help you achieve your best self.

Is Dr. Wells board certified in plastic surgery?

Dr. Wells is board certified in both plastic surgery and otolaryngology — head and neck surgery. She is among a smaller group of surgeons who have been, because of their full training in 2 different specialties, able to attain double board certification.

Dr. Wells also feels that this type of very specialized training lends an extra dimension to her practice of plastic surgery.

Why is board certification from The American Board of Plastic Surgery important?

Certification from The American Board of Plastic Surgery is very important because it ensures a plastic surgeon’s expertise, specialized training, and experience. All board-certified plastic surgeons have successfully completed specialized residencies in plastic surgery, as well as rigorous oral and written examinations in plastic surgery. They are held to high ethical standards and are required to maintain their skills through continuing education.

There are many organizations that have created “boards” that sound like The American Board of Plastic Surgery, allowing some doctors who are associated to make claims to super-specialization.

Only one board is recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties and the American Medical Association for the certification of plastic surgeons: The American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Will my procedure be covered by insurance? Does Dr. Wells accept insurance?

Dr. Wells participates with many insurance companies, and some procedures that she performs are covered by insurance. In general, only procedures recognized as medically necessary are eligible for any type of insurance coverage. Breast reconstruction following mastectomy is an example of a procedure that qualifies for insurance coverage.

What are the fees associated with cosmetic surgery? Do you have any financing options?

Many procedures Dr. Wells performs are cosmetic in nature and are not covered by insurance.

The fees associated with cosmetic surgery vary by procedure and can only be determined precisely once you have had a consultation with Dr. Wells. Financing is available, which allows you to make affordable payments that fit within your budget.

What are your office hours?

Valley Plastic Surgery is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to noon on Friday.

If you have additional questions, you can discuss them personally with Dr. Wells in the privacy and comfort of her office. Request a consultation online, or call (410) 628-8200 to schedule your appointment.