Should price be a determining factor in choosing a cosmetic surgeon?

Especially in these hard economic times, people are looking for bargains wherever they can find them. Women are content with last season’s bag instead of splurging for the hottest designer purses. Instead of ordering a filet at a fancy steakhouse on a Friday night out, families opt to order pizza in. And while everyone loves a good deal, when it comes to your health, you should not be cutting corners.

The decision to undergo cosmetic surgery is a big one, affecting the way you look and feel about yourself for the rest of your life – so it makes sense to put that responsibility in the hands of someone who is fully qualified.

In talking about this topic, I like to ask the Wal-Mart question: you may love the tops, pants, and dresses that you find at Wal-Mart and can always find a bargain, but would you buy your wedding dress there? Probably not. And that is because you want your wedding dress to be special and one-of-a-kind.

Cosmetic surgery should also be a one-of-a-kind procedure. Every person is unique and requires a unique technique and treatment plan in order to get the best outcome. “One fit for all” is not feasible for surgery; so do not be fooled by the less-than-qualified physicians (and even non physicians) that try to lure you in with their slash cut pricing.

There is a misconception that in order to get work done by a top physician you have to spend an exorbitant amount of money, but the truth is, many procedures are more affordable than you may think. At Southern Plastic Surgery, we offer a wide array of services at a reasonable cost to the client and even offer a monthly “feature procedure” where patients can receive great deals on our most popular services. Southern Plastic Surgery also offers care credit (with 18 months no interest, minimum monthly payments required) for those patients that cannot afford to pay for their procedure all at once.

It is important that you check with your physician to make sure that he/she is board certified in plastic surgery and thus has the experience and knowledge to give you the look you desire.
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