Dr. Wilder's office is open Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m and Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. All patients are seen by appointment.
If you must reschedule an appointment, please call and let us know as far in advance as possible.
We currently work with CareCredit and Prosper Healthcare Lending. Please speak with our Patient Care Coordinator for terms and conditions before applying.
Dr. Wilder does not currently take insurance.
For more important questions regarding consultations, surgery information and more, scroll down to our frequently asked questions.
4701 BEE CAVE RD. SUITE 202 AUSTIN, TX 78736
PHONE 512.459.1234 FAX 512.459.1251
While we believe the best way to have all your answers met is with a consultation, we also believe it benefits our patients by providing a base knowledge of our practice and plastic surgery. Below, you will find frequently asked questions that will help you prepare for your consultation and surgery.
Frequently asked questions
Is there a cost for the consultation?
Yes, the cost is $50 and that is applied towards the cost of any surgery Dr. Wilder does for you. He does a very comprehensive consultation.
What happens at the consultation?
A consultation with Dr. Wilder includes a physical exam, where he will give you a lot of information! He will tell you if you are a good candidate, give you pros and cons of any procedure you are considering and answer any questions you may have. Pictures will be taken and then you will visit with our Patient Coordinator to go over the fee quote and answer any other questions you might have. If you would like to schedule your surgery, she will have the surgery schedule ready to accommodate you.
How much time should I allow for the consultation?
Usually, we say to allow an hour. This could run a little longer if you decide to go ahead and schedule your surgery while you are here.
Is it good to bring someone with me to the consultation?
Absolutely! Bringing your significant other is very helpful. You will be getting a lot of information and if they are with you to hear that information firsthand, it is much easier to plan. It is more difficult to go home and explain everything to someone that was not present. A good friend is another option! Two sets of ears are always better than one. Others may think of questions that you don’t.
What should I bring to the consultation?
Are there certain days that Dr. Wilder does consultations?
Yes. His clinic days are all day on Tuesdays and Wednesday mornings.
Are there certain days that Dr. Wilder does surgery?
Yes, his surgery days are all day on Monday and Thursday as well as Wednesday afternoons.
How long is a typical time between the consultation and surgery?
That depends on the time of the year. The most popular months of the year for any cosmetic surgeon are November, December and January. For that reason, those surgery dates fill up in advance. Other times of the year, it could be as little as a couple of weeks.
What if I want to hold a surgery date? Can I do that?
Many patients do that even before they come for a consultation if they are certain that they want to move forward with our practice. To hold a surgery date, a patient must give a $200 non-refundable deposit, which is applied to Dr. Wilder’s fee.
Are there financing options that your office offers?
Can you give me an estimate of the cost of a particular procedure before I come in for the consultation?
In most instances we can give you an estimate for surgery. If it is a combination of procedures, we can give what each is separately, but want you to know that Dr. Wilder will give a discount on his fee for additional procedures so the cost will be less once he sees you and knows exactly what to quote. Also, there are procedures such as a tummy tuck that are not “straight forward”. There are several types of tummy tucks and Dr. Wilder would need to examine you to determine what type you would best benefit from to know exactly what to quote you. In the case of liposuction, many offices quote this procedure by the body part, but Dr. Wilder feels that it is more fair to his patients for him to quote by time. When he examines you, he will be able to estimate the time he would need in the operating room and we quote accordingly.
Do patients get multiple consultations before deciding on a surgeon?
That totally depends on the patient. Many do and we encourage that! You want to make sure that you are with the surgeon you feel the most comfortable with as well as their staff. We are blessed with an established practice that has patients who refer their family and friends to Dr. Wilder and feel very strongly that he is the only surgeon to go to. For that reason, many of our consultations come only to us and go ahead and schedule. Again, it is an individual decision and there is no right or wrong answer.
What is the recovery for surgery?
The term “recovery” is tricky. For most of our procedures, you will have a 3-week restriction of not raising your blood pressure or heart rate and no lifting greater than 10 pounds. However, that doesn’t mean that you are “down’” for 3 weeks. For instance, many of our procedures are done on a Thursday and the patient is back to work or normal life by Monday. A full tummy tuck with muscle involvement would double that 3 weeks of restrictions to 6 weeks.
Where does Dr. Wilder perform surgery?
Most of our surgery cases are done at Westlake Hills Surgery Center. They are located right next door to APSI. Dr. Wilder has credentials at Westlake Medical Center, Arise, Bailey Square as well as the larger hospitals like Seton and St. David’s.
Do you have a recovery center you use after certain procedures?
Yes, we use Elite Suites for our overnight stay patients. Facelifts, Tummy Tucks and any surgery cases that are longer than 4 ½ hours stay there. Elite Suites is located off Cuernavaca, about 6 miles from our office and the surgery center. They transport the patient there after the surgery and when the patient stays 2 nights, they include transportation back to our office for their post-op visit.
Do you give a discount if I pay with cash?
What does Dr. Wilder specialize in?
What type of implant does Dr. Wilder typically use?
How do I choose what size breast implant is best for me?
How old do you have to be to get a breast augmentation?
Is it true that I need to replace my breast implants every 8-10 years?
Does Dr. Wilder use drains?
Does your office accept insurance?
How long does a facelift last?
A facelift will normally last 6-10 years. Unfortunately, we cannot stop gravity.
When is the ideal time to do a facelift?
What is the best age to have plastic surgery?
What does it mean for a surgeon to be board-certified?