When patients come in for a consultation, one of the first questions they ask is usually in reference to price. It is common knowledge that cosmetic surgery is pricey, but it is pricey for a reason. In order to run a facility equipped for safe surgeries, hire well trained staff as well as the training plastic surgeons need to stay up with the latest procedures and techniques, the cost for this type of surgery is very relative to the overall industry.
If you find a cheaper cosmetic surgeon, we recommend that you do some investigating. They generally have to cut corners to achieve that low price, and these cutbacks can result in an unsafe environment for patients receiving surgery. Here are some of the services your money goes toward providing so that you are well taken care of before, during, and after surgery.
We offer services like 24-hour care and ensure that there will always be someone present who has advanced life support certification. If you examine our facility, you will notice that all of the necessary emergency equipment is present. We also have plans in place for hospital transport, just in case. We are accredited State of Florida, and soon by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Medicare chapter XVIII, and we meet all state requirements. In order to avoid problems with anesthesia, we perform a general exam beforehand to make sure you are in good health.
Above are just a few of the lengths we take to ensure your safety. This is where your money is going. So, how much will your plastic surgery cost? The honest answer is that it depends. Everyone requires different accommodations. The overall cost will include any exams and consultations. Also, not every surgery is the same. For example, some may get liposuction in one area and the next patient may need it in four areas.
Overall, the cost of plastic surgery is not possible to predict until after a consultation with the surgeon. Together, you and the surgeon must discuss what surgeries, in what combinations to use. Also, you must decide how many areas it will take to achieve the desired look. Only after this has been decided will you have an accurate prediction of how much your cosmetic surgery will cost. As an estimate, Vaser liposuction can be performed in two areas for around 1,899 dollars. Traditional liposuction can cost anywhere from 2,000 to 5,000 dollars. Breast augmentations, on average, are around 6,500 dollars. Facelifts can cost around 12,000 dollars. Eyelid surgery is $4,500 average.
In South America, outpatient plastic surgery is offered for prices roughly one half of what is offered in America. Do not fall prey to these services. You can get exactly what you pay for. Unlike the strict guidelines set in the United States, these facilities are generally not sterile, the utensils are not properly cleansed and there is no emergency plan. Without these contingencies in place there is a higher probability of something going wrong. Should something happen, there is little chance to get help in a timely matter, as the surgeons are usually not certified as they may claim they are.
If you are interested in cosmetic surgery but want a glimpse at the prices before you peak your interest, call us today to schedule a consultation. Dr. Andrew Ress, our board certified surgeon, will perform an examination and together you will decide on a surgery plan and price point to get the outcome you desire.