Plastic Surgery Cost

by : Tammy Garcia

If you've been thinking about plastic surgery but the idea of plastic surgery cost is holding you back, its time to take the next step. In 2004, over 14.7 million people in the United States had cosmetic or reconstructive surgery and that number is increasing every year. As more people are becoming aware of the different procedures and are comfortable with having the procedures performed, you'll receive the benefits by having top quality doctors at affordable prices.

While plastic surgery costs are usually considered elective and not covered by your regular medical insurance, there a number of ways you can pay for your chosen procedure. Check with your plastic surgery center. Most centers will be able to offer you a variety of ways to cover the plastic surgery costs. To get you started, consider these options.

If you've been with a bank for a number of years and have been a good client, you may decide to open up an unsecured line of credit. If you have considerable equity in your home, you may consider taking a second mortgage out on your existing home. Many financing companies exist that will provide you with healthcare financing. The easiest way to find a reputable company is to check with your plastic surgery center for more information. Before you start arranging your financing options, check with your doctor to find the total cost of the procedure.

Plastic surgery centers typically list their pricing information in one of two ways: the cost of the procedure alone; or the entire cost including the procedure, the anesthesia, and the pre and post operative exams. Keep this in mind if you see drastic differences in listed plastic surgery costs with several businesses. If you have any questions, check with the staff at each location and make sure you understand the complete cost of the surgery.

Also remember that doctors adjust plastic surgery costs based on the number of years they've been in business, the amount of experience they have and the complexity of the surgical procedure. All plastic surgery costs should be fully disclosed and agreed to before the procedure begins.

The easiest way to find out about plastic surgery costs is to contact your local plastic surgery center for a complimentary consultation. All reputable surgeons will provide you with a complimentary consultation to help you understand the procedures, and provide you with information to answer all of your questions.