Patient Resources

At our cosmetic plastic surgery practice serving the Baltimore and Columbia, MD, areas, we strive to provide a rewarding patient experience. To make your time with us as smooth as possible, we have provided patient forms, financial information, and guidelines on what to look for in a potential plastic surgeon.

Patient Forms

Download and print our patient PDF forms at your convenience. Bring these forms with you during your first visit to our cosmetic plastic surgery practice in either Westminster or Ellicott City, MD, for speedy processing.

Financing & Cancellations

As patients approach cosmetic plastic surgery, they frequently need information about the various payment options and have questions about their potential insurance benefits. We hope the following information will be helpful.

Financial Policies

Our financial coordinators are readily available to meet with you personally to provide the specific information you desire. They specialize in this area and will use their expertise to help you obtain the maximum benefits from your policy.

Payment for cosmetic plastic surgery is due in full at the time of your preoperative visit and not later than 21 days prior to your surgery. We provide a number of payment options which may be used individually or combined according to your wishes. Cash or Check: Personal check, cashier’s check, or cash.

Payment Options

We will be happy to assist you with applying for financing with companies we work with, such as CareCredit® or Prosper, should you so desire.

Insurance Coverage

Benefits paid by insurance companies for medically necessary plastic surgery can vary greatly from carrier to carrier and plan to plan. Surgeries performed solely for cosmetic purposes are not covered by health insurance. Therefore, we make every effort to determine, in advance, if treatment is covered. The following procedures may be covered by insurance:

During the planning process, we ascertain the projected insurance payment as well as the required co-payment. We do this because we believe you need to be as informed as possible before surgery. We know you realize that you are ultimately responsible for the full payment of your account, but we have found that our knowledge and experience can be an important factor in assisting you to collect your maximum benefits. At Sinno Center for Plastic Surgery, we accept the following insurance providers:

  • Medicare
  • Blue Shield
  • Aetna
  • United

If your insurance carrier is not listed here, they are out of network, and additional references or fees may be required.

Please discuss all arrangements regarding payment of your account with us.

Cancellation Policy

We understand that a situation may arise that could force you to postpone your surgery. Please understand that such changes affect not only your surgeon but other patients as well.

If you need to cancel your surgery after your preoperative visit but more than 15 business days before surgery, you are entitled to a full refund. Should you find it necessary to cancel your surgery after your preoperative visit and 15 business days or less before surgery, we will refund your payment except for 10% of the surgeon’s fee.

If you have any questions or need assistance with financial matters, please ask our financial coordinator to help you.


  • “I am incredibly happy with the results of my mammoplasty! The results have far exceeded my expectations. Dr. Sinno was very knowledgeable, professional, and transparent with me about the procedure. Dr. Sinno and his staff are incredible and are always a pleasure to work with! They provide excellent personalized care and I was very impressed with the surgery center.”

    – Patient Review on Vitals

  • “Dr. Sinno, is caring, intuitive, and extremely skilled. He is more interested in producing an artistic, natural, and beautiful result than in simply making money. I consider him to be one of the most ethical and professional plastic surgeons in the region. I highly, highly recommend.”

    – TriciaLeanne

  • “I have been going to Dr Sinno for more than 15 yrs, I had 3 surgeries, He has the best bedside manner & his professionalism is beyond anyone I met! I Love my results. He is truly an artist. I can’t say enough about him, I HIGHLY recommend him.”

    – Rbsbeauty

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Choosing Your Plastic Surgeon

As plastic surgery becomes increasingly popular, it’s more important than ever for patients to know how to evaluate a plastic surgeon. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sinno offers the combination of experience and training that you should look for when researching potential doctors.

Before Your Consultation

Within 25 miles of Baltimore, there are nearly 40 plastic surgeons. With so many choices, one of the best ways to narrow down your search is to create a list of qualifications that must be met before scheduling a consultation. Here are some qualifications suggested by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, of which Dr. Sinno is a member.

  • Graduation from an accredited medical school
  • Completion of a 2- to 3-year plastic surgery residency program, after a prerequisite training in surgery
  • At least 6 years of training and experience in surgery, with 3 years specifically in plastic surgery
  • Certification by The American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • Training and experience in all plastic surgery procedures, including breast, body, face, and reconstruction
  • Membership in the American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS), with a peer review for safety and ethical standards prior to attaining the honor of active membership
  • Hospital privileges to perform the procedure you’re considering at a local, accredited hospital –requires the approval of a body of the physician’s peers
  • Many years of experience performing the specific procedure you are considering

The single most important factor in your decision to undergo plastic surgery is the physician. You should be very comfortable with his or her credentials, experience, and personality.

At Your Consultation

A consultation is an excellent opportunity to learn more about plastic surgeons, their offices, and the way they run their practices. During your consultation, the plastic surgeon should:

  • Answer all your questions thoroughly, in a way that you can understand
  • Ask you questions about why you are interested in a cosmetic procedure
  • Offer alternative treatments or procedures, if appropriate, without pressuring you to consider unneeded options
  • Outline in clear language the risks of the treatment or procedure you are considering
  • Explain both the possibilities and limitations of what the procedure can accomplish
  • Leave the final decision to you

Your initial consultation is your opportunity to ease your mind about the physician and the procedure you are considering. It’s a good idea to brainstorm ahead of time and write down all the questions you can think of. During the consultation, you can then jot down notes about the answers.

If you are ready to begin your plastic surgery journey in the Columbia, MD, area, visit our Westminster or Ellicott City offices. Start by requesting a consultation online, or calling us at (410) 884-4200.

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