Nowadays, plastic surgery is enjoying an unprecedented level of popularity. Unfortunately, while cosmetic surgery access and options are more abundant than ever, plastic surgery is still prohibitively expensive for a number of people. If you're looking for ways to get the cosmetic enhancement you've been dreaming about without draining your bank account, take a look at the list below to see ways that you can save money on plastic surgery.
One of the easiest ways to make cosmetic surgery more affordable is to talk to your doctor. Many plastic surgeons run their own private practices, which allows them to be flexible when it comes to pricing. So during your consultation, talk with the doctor or his staff about short-term discounts or a price reduction for paying cash up front. A simple conversation could save you some money.
Since insurance companies usually consider cosmetic enhancement to be an elective surgery, they typically don't cover any part of it, including your lab work. An easy way around this problem, however, is to schedule your surgery for around the same time as your annual physical. Your surgeon can use the insurance-paid lab work from your physical, so you don't have to cover that cost out of pocket.
Cosmetic surgery relies on word of mouth endorsement and stunning before and after photos. And when a cosmetic surgeon is just beginning to build his or her practice, they need patients to give testimonials and and to act as spokesmodels for their company in both online and printed materials. If you agree to let your doctor use your pictures or endorsement, maybe they'll knock some money off the cost of your procedure.
Believe it or not, there are actually rewards clubs for cosmetic surgery. Through rewards programs such as Brilliant Distinctions or CosmetiCare, you can actually accrue points and put them towards a wide array of cosmetic procedures. There are a number of reward programs out there, so do your research and find out which one works best for your needs.
When it comes to cosmetic surgery, a large portion of the cost comes from lab work and anesthesia (And if you've been paying attention, you already know how to save on lab work.). If you're considering getting more than one procedure done in the next few years anyway, then bundle them together into one operation and save on your anesthesia cost as well.
If you're dissatisfied with some aspect of your appearance, then you shouldn't let money stop you from fixing it. With a little creativity and ingenuity, you can drastically cut down on the cost of cosmetic enhancement.
If you or someone you know would like more information about plastic surgery, please feel free to schedule a consultation or contact one of our representatives today!
Dr. Mark Schusterman and Dr. Sanaz Harirchian
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