There has been much talk lately in regards to affordability and how it relates to plastic surgery. Saving money is great but there are certain purchases that should be given more thought and consideration – especially when it comes to elective surgery. Cutting corners and risking harmful plastic surgery results because a surgeon is not qualified to perform safe and effective procedures doesn’t sound like a cost effective route. Patients are often concerned with the feasibility factor of affording cosmetic plastic surgery but before you go bargain hunting, know that it can be affordable for many patients – you just have to know the best way to plan.
We are a tech savvy society. Think about the most common payment options we have today like cash, checks and debit/credit cards. Many surgeons are up with the times and accept many forms of payment to go towards a patient’s plastic surgery procedures. What patients may not also realize is that financial institutions have partnered with physicians to create great plastic surgery financing options to help them achieve their goals. At Southern Plastic Surgery (SPS) we have decided to partner with Prosper Healthcare, CareCredit® and Alphaeon™ to help cover cosmetic and reconstructive procedures that may not be covered by insurance. Each program offers different benefits such as zero interest charges if payments are made on time, low monthly payments and immediate decisions that won’t affect your credit rating. It really just depends on your preferences and what fits best in your financial planning.
If a plastic surgery special sounds too good to be true, it very well could be so err on the side of caution. I can’t stress enough the fact that patients must do their homework. As a double-board certified plastic surgeon I’ve had the pleasure of working with a wide range of patients in the over 20 years I’ve been a practicing plastic surgeon. Not all doctors are equal in their specialty, their technique and ethical standards. Only those surgeons with board certification in plastic surgery can honestly say they have successfully completed the rigorous qualifications needed to be accredited by the largest plastic surgery organization in the world – the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). This board certification upholds each of us to exemplary safety and care for our patients and not solely making a profit, at any cost. Don’t let the smoke and mirrors of a bargain put your health and happiness at risk!
Virtually free plastic surgery is like a unicorn – it doesn’t exist. From the mommy makeover candidate who has tummy tuck at the top of her wish list to the man who’s tired of hiding his overly large breasts and just wants to feel confident going shirtless after a male breast reduction, plastic surgery is possible. It is affordable and not nearly as expensive as most people may think. The most common thing we tend to hear is how surprised patients are to know that their procedure was far less expensive than they thought it was going to be originally. Ask all the questions you need to feel good about your decision and leave the rest to us. All of the SPS team is knowledgeable in working with patients to make affordable and sound decisions when it comes to the financial planning of reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery procedures. If you’re interested in learning more about our featured procedures and getting started on your own personal plastic surgery journey, we’re only a phone call away.