Navigation Links
Ten Secrets for Getting High Quality Plastic Surgery at More Affordable Prices
Date:7/28/2009

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- With modern advances in medical science technology, and with a vastly changed economy, plastic surgery is now commonly affordable for the middle class. As in any other business, a savvy customer can easily find bargain prices without compromising quality. Here are a few pointers to help turn you into a savvy plastic surgery customer. The complete version of this article an be found at http://drsimoni.com/wordpress/

1. Don't be afraid to ask for a discount. This is the first lesson in life. "If you do not ask you will not get." Most plastic surgeons assign the financial discussions with their patients to their office managers, but the surgeons are the main decision makers. Politely ask your surgeon if you can get a better fee.

2. Plastic Surgery is seasonal. September and December are considered quiet season for plastic surgery. Planning your procedure during these times may enhance your chances of getting a better deal.

3. Get a few bids. Go to more than one consult so you get a better feel for how much your desired procedure could cost. You might be able to use the competition as a bargaining chip. Make sure you compare apples with apples. Be sure to identify each procedure by its medical name so that an accurate comparison can be made.

4. Go with your friends. Go with a couple of your friends that might be interested in the same procedure. Your plastic surgeon may be more inclined to lower the fees when he or she foresees multiple patients.

5. Look for newly relocated doctors. Though it's rare, a good plastic surgeon relocates and has to look for new patients. That doctor is more inclined to lower his fees at his or her new location. Do background checks to make sure he or she is a Board Certified Plastic or Facial Plastic Surgeon. Cosmetic surgeons do not have the same training as plastic surgeons.

6. Check the operating room. The operating room cost is a significant portion of your procedure's fees. A doctor who has his or her own operating room is more able to reduce the fee to you. Make sure the operating room is accredited.

7. Go to a heavily populated plastic surgery area. Despite what you may expect, you can often get better deals in areas like Beverly Hills than you can in remote areas.

8. Go to a specialist. Specialists are best trained, equipped and experienced to perform right the first time, thus offering greater odds of avoiding very costly revisions. I have had to charge double for the revision rhinoplasties when other, inexperienced doctors had done some damage.

9. Try to book your surgery the same day you have your consult. Suggest a reduced fee for booking your surgery the same day you have your consultation. Every doctor knows that once you leave the office there's a chance you may not come back.

10. Avoid anesthesia if possible. Anesthesia carries a risk as well as a high expense. A good number of plastic surgeries can be done comfortably without the need for anesthesia. Make sure your doctor is comfortable performing your procedure without anesthesia. It's a skill of its own and not shared by all surgeons. I do over 90% of my surgeries comfortably without the need for anesthesia.

Dr. Payman Simoni is a board certified Facial Plastic Surgeon, and a Rhinoplasty and Facial Cosmetic Specialist, practicing in Beverly Hills, CA. His website is at: http://www.drsimoni.com/


'/>"/>
SOURCE Dr. Payman Simoni
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. The Secrets to Staying Beautiful; Making the Most of Your Beauty Budget
2. The Secrets to Staying Beautiful; Making the Most of Your Beauty Budget
3. U.S. Debut: Holistic Health And Beauty From The Rainforest - New Book Reveals Closely Guarded Malaysian Health and Beauty Secrets Introducing the World to Time-Honored Tradition of Ramuan
4. Zenger Folkman Releases Latest Book: The Inspiring Leader: Unlocking the Secrets of How Extraordinary Leaders Motivate
5. Health Secrets of Red Wine Uncovered
6. One of Womens Best Kept Secrets is Now Available in the Mens Department
7. Gene Studies Reveal Cancers Secrets
8. Worms Reveal More of Longevitys Secrets
9. Brain Scans Reveal Secrets of Writers Cramp
10. Pharoahs Wine Jar Yields Medicinal Secrets
11. Uncovering the Secrets of Getting California Health Insurance to Pay for Autism Treatments
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/26/2016)... Orion, Clarkston, Michigan (PRWEB) , ... June 26, ... ... with respect to fertility once they have been diagnosed with endometriosis. These women ... intercourse but they also require a comprehensive approach that can help for preservation ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Austin residents seeking Mohs ... College of Mohs Surgery and to Dr. Russell Peckham for medical and surgical dermatology. ... treatment for skin cancer. The selective fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery completed by Dr. ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... "With 30 hand-drawn hand gesture ... said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProHand Cartoon’s package ... Final Cut Pro X . Simply select a ProHand generator and drag it ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... As a lifelong Southern Californian, ... and his M.D from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He trained ... Angeles to complete his fellowship in hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars Sinai program where ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 2016 , ... On Friday, June 10, Van Mitchell, Secretary of the Maryland ... iHire in recognition of their exemplary accomplishments in worksite health promotion. , The Wellness ... & Wellness Symposium at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum Heights. iHire was one of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016  In a startling report released today, ... residents by lacking a comprehensive, proven plan to eliminate prescription opioid ... ranking of how states are tackling the worst drug crisis in ... states – Kentucky , New Mexico ... . Of the 28 failing states, three – ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Research ... MEMS Devices Medical Market Analysis 2016 - Forecast to 2022" ... The report contains up to date financial data ... analysis. Assessment of major trends with potential impact on the ... analysis of market segmentation which comprises of sub markets, regional ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of ... their offering. The current ... environment for MedImmune to enter. The US ageing population creates ... drive considerable growth for effective anti-influenza medications. The introduction of ... but development is still in its infancy. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: