Plastic Surgery Costs
Plastic Surgery Options and Cost Factors
The wide range of cosmetic surgery procedures, combined with the large number of cosmetic surgeons, means that the cost of a particular cosmetic surgery procedure could vary significantly. Cosmetic surgery procedures can range from hundreds to thousands of dollars. For example, in 2008 the average facelift cost was close to $10,000, including medications, surgical center fees, and other costs, but the cost ranges up to $20,000 or more. Some of the factors affecting price include:
- Type of procedure
- Geographical location
- Surgeon’s fee
- Anesthesiologist’s fee
- Operating room or hospital fee
Cosmetic surgery prices also vary depending on the area of the body being treated because some areas require more time, effort, and skill to operate on than others. While the average facelift was around $6500, the average forehead lift only averaged about half of that cost. Facility overhead can also play a factor in raising or lowering costs. It’s important that you find out about all costs and that all costs have been divulged and factored in to the total price prior to having the procedure done.
While most cosmetic surgery costs are not covered by medical insurance, there are many financing options available. Three of those options are:
- CareCredit — CareCredit is North America’s top healthcare procedure credit card. It is offered at over 100,000 practices, and provides a range of payment options and services to fit many financial needs.
- M-Lend Financial — M-Lend provides financing for health procedures such as cosmetic surgery, making offers such as 0% financing for 15 months with approved credit.
- eMedical Financing Solutions — eMedical Financing Solutions also offers financing to those looking for payment options for cosmetic surgical procedures, making offers such as 0% financing for 6 months with approved credit.
Quality plastic and reconstructive surgery offices will work with their clients and provide multiple financing and payment options. These options often will allow those seeking cosmetic surgery to pursue more expensive options than they believed initially possible.
Cost and financing are often the biggest obstacles to getting cosmetic surgery. If you are considering cosmetic surgery and have questions about financing, please contact the experts at the Plastic Surgery Institute of Southeast Texas to schedule a consultation.