About the Office
About the Office
Our Verve Plastic Surgery office is located in beautiful Solana Beach, Calif. The office is uniquely designed to provide you with the optimal environment for your consultation, in-office procedure (if applicable) and post-operative care. You are guaranteed to fall in love with its beautiful and calming presence. Our staff takes pride in respecting your privacy, guiding you through the office procedures and keeping you well informed. Complimentary coffee, tea, snacks and beverages are available to keep you refreshed and energized.
Christine Hancock, Her desire, efforts and skills to accommodate your needs are unparalleled. You will feel welcomed and well-connected at all times during your interaction with her. Christine is also a certified Paramedic and social media marketing guru. As an Medic, Christine’s specialty is patient care, medical knowledge and emergency triage. Christine also has a extensive background in marketing start-up companies and helping young entrepreneurs. She enjoys being a productive member of society and the community of Solana Beach. In her off time her hobbies are blogging, photography, beauty, fitness and health.
Office Coordinator and Financial Services
Tina Valle is a medical assistant, billing and authorization specialist at our office. She is a very upbeat person with a bubbly and magnetic personality. You will see her at most of your appointments and rest assured, you will always feel well taken care of. Tina has always had a genuine passion for helping others, which is why she chose to pursue her career in the medical field.
Medical Assistant , Surgery Coordinator
Ashley Huguez is a medical assistant at our office. She is a very bright hard working girl who is passionate about her work . Ashley will help you every step of the way in obtaining your pre and post op care as well as booking your surgery date !
What to Expect at Your First Consultation
At your first consultation, we spend a great deal of time with you, discussing your concerns and desires in detail. This is essential to understanding your goals, as well as explaining the details of the procedure and the post-operative course. 3D videos will be shown and printed educational material will be provided. To fine-tune the procedure, measurements may be taken and various implant sizes may be tried, as applicable. It is important for you to have ample opportunity to ask as many questions as possible and voice any fears or worries you may have.
A second consultation is usually scheduled before the surgery date, as this ensures that you have time to process the information, ask more questions and further discuss details or concerns. We believe it is important for each of you to know exactly what will be happening before, during and after surgery, so that you will feel safe and have a sound understanding of the entire process.
The Surgeon Consult
At your consultation visit, you will meet with our double board certified plastic surgeon and our team of dedicated patient care professionals. Dr. Anshu Gupta will go over all aspects of the surgery. He will do a brief physical exam and give you his best recommendation about your desired procedure. More importantly, he will spend time to understand the results that you desire and crate an optimized pathway for you to achieve those results. Dr. Anshu Gupta strives to be very thorough with the information he gives and aims to answer all of your questions.
Our Nursing Staff and Patient Care Coordinator
You will also meet with Dr. Anshu Gupta’s nurse and/or our patient care coordinator who will give you a written fee estimate for the procedure(s) you are considering and go over payment and financing options. Your coordinator is an excellent resource for any questions you may have and will be there for you every step of the way. She is your friend in this office and as such, an excellent resource for friendly advice, intimate questions and discussion of psychosocial, socioeconomic and private matters. She can also help to make your procedure more affordable by explaining the discounted fees and financing options available.
You’ll Feel at Home
We genuinely care about each of our patients and include you as one of our family. You’ll find that our staff members have had procedures you may be considering, and are happy to share their experiences with you. We will also show you before and after photos of patients who have had cosmetic surgery with Dr. Anshu Gupta.
What Questions Should I Ask My Plastic Surgeon?
Is the surgeon a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery?
The society requires that a surgeon be board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. It is also necessary to have been in practice at least two years. Verify either by calling 1-888-4-PLASTIC (1-888-475-2784), or on the Web at www.plasticsurgery.org.
Is the surgeon board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery?
Note that any other word in place of PLASTIC is not the same and often indicates significantly less training, i.e., cosmetic, aesthetic, facial cosmetic, etc. Verify by calling 1-888-4-PLASTIC (1-888-475-2784), or on the Web at www.plasticsurgery.org.
Is the surgeon authorized to perform the procedure in a hospital in town?
All hospitals verify training and education and they only allow surgeons who are adequately trained for specific procedures to perform them in their hospital. They also have committees in place that monitor potential problems to help ensure patient protection.
Do you feel comfortable with the surgeon?
Feeling uncomfortable with the surgeon can actually affect the outcome because you may be more stressed and you may be hesitant to ask questions that are important to how the procedure is done and its outcome.
Do you feel comfortable with the staff?
This is important because often you spend as much time with the staff as with the surgeon.
Is the surgeon reachable if you have questions or problems?
Your surgeon or the nurse should be reachable 24 hours a day for all questions. It’s better to ask a seemingly simple question than to ignore a potential problem.
Can you talk to previous patients who have had this procedure?
If you are given the option to speak with a patient who had the procedure that you are considering, it is normal for this to take up to a couple of weeks to happen. Due to patient confidentiality, the patient’s name cannot be given to you, and it can take a while to contact the patient and get them to call you.
Do you like the before and after pictures from other patients?
A surgeon’s style is often evident in his or her before and after pictures.
Will the procedure be performed in a certified facility?
Your health should be the primary concern and certain procedures need to be done in a sterile surgical facility. Whenever anesthesia is used, you will want to be adequately monitored. Going to a certified facility helps guarantee that you are in a safe environment.
What is the surgeon’s policy for revisions?
While we always hope for an uneventful recovery, once in a while a minor procedure enhancement is required in order to achieve the best result. To protect yourself, find out how the surgeon charges for touch-ups.
You deserve to look and feel great about yourself, and we don’t want the cost of your desired treatment to stand in the way of your results. We offer plastic surgery financing through CareCredit, and would be happy to share more details either over the phone or in person. We also offer a direct, patient friendly payment plan through our office, and can provide more information during consultation. Please inquire during your appointment.
We are pleased to provide patient financing for Cosmetic Surgery procedures through United Medical Credit. You can get more information on their website at United Medical Credit. United Medical Credit offers affordable monthly payments, competitive interest rates, multiple financing plans to choose from and many more!
Contact Verve Plastic Surgery
For more information about our office or the services we offer, please contact Verve Plastic Surgery and speak to a friendly member of our team. Call our office today at (760) 436-7600.