Card, Documentation Needed for a BA?

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ID before surgery.

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Yes, you will need some ID for surgery.  Obviously if you pay with credit card or a finance company, you will need some identification.  When you check in to the hospital you will need to bring ID.  I have a lot of high profile patients, so we can register them under an alias.  But the facility is aware and will take a copy of the ID and the documents will be in their real name.


Good luck and thank you for the question.




Anire Okpaku MD


Si, usted va a necesitar algun tipo de identificacion para su cirugia. Obviamente si usted paga con tarjeta de credito o atraves de financiamiento usted tendra que presentar una identificacion. Ademas, para registrarse en el hospital usted tambien necesita enseñar una identificacion. Yo tengo varios pacientes de la farandula y los puedo registrar bajo su nombre artistico pero el hospital tiene que estar al tanto y le van a sacar copia de la identificacion y de otros documentos que enseñen su nombre real.


Suerte y gracias por la pregunta.




Anire Okpaku MD

Miami Plastic Surgeon

Identification is necessary before surgery

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Hi there-

There are many reasons why verifying the identity of our patients is necessary, not the least of which is making sure we are delivering the highest level of medical care and privacy possible. I can assure you that all reputable providers are conscientious about protecting your identity and information.

Documentation for a BA

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Yes, it is standard practice for any surgery, whether it is cosmetic or not, to verify the patient's identification.  Don't be offended.  We want the right person to get the right implants, and legally, we need to know that you are who you say you are.

Card, ID Needed for Breast Augmentation

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Dear Auxvasse,

Even though it is cosmetic surgery, it is still real surgery and needs to be treated that way. All plastic surgeons must be able to document that you really are the patient and not just "borrowing" someone else's ID.  Plastic surgeons also need to know the patient's correct age as the FDA limits access to certain types of implants until the patient is 22 years of age or older.

Plastic surgeon's treat their patient's personal information the same as we treat your medical history.  It is critical for the safety and success of the procedure but it is to be kept private.  The doctor and their staff take this very seriously.  

Please discuss your concerns with a board certified plastic surgeon who can inform you of the information requirements you will need to proceed with your surgery.

Hope this helps.

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