Plastic surgery costs vary greatly depending on the operation’s complexity, the surgeon performing the procedure, where the surgery takes place, and which anesthetic is administered. We’re here to help you navigate the different costs associated with aesthetic plastic surgery so you can plan accordingly and make smart and safe choices.
Costs to consider:⠀
- Consultation Fee - There will most likely be a fee associated with your consultation, but your surgeon’s office will often deduct this fee from your procedure.
- Surgeon’s Procedure Fee - You will generally need to pay for the cost of your aesthetic plastic surgery before your surgery, so it’s important to know exactly what’s covered. The bulk of the costs will be to cover the surgeon’s fee to perform the procedure, but this fee may also include the cost of implants (if applicable) or facility fees.
- Other Procedure Fees - This typically includes fees such as surgical facility costs, anesthesia, medical tests, and other miscellaneous costs related to your surgery or procedure.
- Medications - You may need to take medications prior to or following your procedure, which you will pay for at your pharmacy.
- Recovery Assistance - Depending on the extent of your surgery and what available help you have at home, you may need to invest in an at-home nurse to help with your recovery or stay at a recovery facility after your surgery.
While you don’t want to overpay for your procedure, cost should not be the primary driver when selecting a surgeon. Here are a few tips on how you can make a wise investment without sacrificing quality or safety:⠀
- Shop around - Do your research on the average costs for the operation you are interested in.
- Impulse buys are never wise - Receiving a coupon for discounted plastic surgery may be great for a patient who has already done thorough research. However, these are often a plot to encourage impulse buys. ⠀
- One size does not fit all - Keep in mind that costs may vary considerably depending on geographic region, surgeon experience, and individual patient factors. Qualified aesthetic plastic surgeons do not use the same surgical approach or technique for all patients, and the complexity and length of your surgery can affect your cost.
- Be wary of “too good to be true” - If you find a plastic surgery deal that seems too good to be true, it probably is. Be sure to vet the surgeon's training and certification. If the deal is too good to be true, you may be sacrificing your safety for a low-cost offer.
Remember, never choose a surgeon solely based on lower cost. It’s not worth the risk. Do your research to ensure your surgeon is qualified. Understand your costs upfront. Check to see what your insurance covers. And explore your financing options, if needed.