Surgery is always a major investment. Saving money is an understandable priority for many people considering cosmetic procedures. However, cheaper doesn’t necessarily mean better. It is important to remember that saving shouldn’t come at the price of decreased safety.
We always remind our Tallahassee plastic surgery patients that their comfort and well-being is something they should never compromise. In this blog post, we will discuss a few ways patients can stay cost-conscious without risking their results.
Stay up to date on specials
If you’re looking for a deal on plastic surgery, the first step is to keep your eyes open. Practices often offer specials on different procedures throughout the year. Staying aware of them can help you save on your chosen procedure.
For our patients, we always update our specials page with seasonal offers at the practice. You can also sign up for a practice’s newsletter or follow the practice’s social media accounts to stay up-to-date on any potential deals and savings.
Check your insurance coverage
Most cosmetic procedures are considered elective, and insurance companies won’t cover them. But some treatments, such as breast reduction or eyelid surgery, often are covered if they are deemed medically necessary. It is useful to do a bit of investigation and learn about your coverage options.
Our insurance page explores the many coverage options available to patients and provides contact information for those seeking more information. Be sure to explore your insurance coverage to see what benefits may be available to you.
Take advantage of financing options
Plastic surgery is an investment, and it can be tough to come up with one lump sum. But paying for your procedure in stages over time can make the experience more affordable. Learn about your financing options, such as the CAMPUS USA Healthy Image Loan, to see if third-party payment plans may be useful in your situation.
Combine your procedures
Many patients struggle from overlapping issues that could be treated best by multiple procedures. If you’re considering more than one cosmetic treatment, combining them may offer some savings. A few common combinations include:
- Facelift with a neck lift
- Breast augmentation with a breast lift
- Liposuction with a tummy tuck
Combination procedures allow you to pay just once for some fees (such as surgery center charges) and offer the added bonus of a single, combined recovery period. Joining treatments can also provide more transformative, satisfying results.
Don’t shop based on price
While it may be tempting, choosing a provider based on low price alone may come at the ultimate cost: your safety. Experienced professionals are worth the investment. The true cost of a cosmetic procedure accounts for:
- Your provider’s years of training
- The safety and preparedness of the facilities
- The reputation generated by a track record of happy patients with great results
Not everyone who calls themselves a “plastic surgeon” is properly trained. But with some smart thinking and a little patience, you can find a doctor who fits your budget while also providing fantastic results. Men and women from Valdosta and Destin often visit our plastic surgery center, and some even come from as far as Canada, Japan, and Dubai, because they know they can trust our surgeons and facilities.
Browse our before-and-after gallery to see examples of the strong results created by Southeastern Plastic Surgery’s physicians. If you would like to learn more about your plastic surgery options, request a consultation online or call (850) 219-2000.