Many patients ask how to save on their plastic surgery procedure. While you shouldn’t go to Mexico just to find the cheapest procedure costs, there are various ways to save on your plastic surgery fees in a safe way right where you are. One of my tips to save on your plastic surgery fees is to have simultaneous procedures.
I strongly advise my patients that are interested in having more than one cosmetic procedure to have them done at the same time for the following reasons:
1. Having the procedures at the same time provides many benefits to the patient:
- There is only one fee for anesthesia during the procedure
- Patients are able to experience only one initial recovery period as to not have to take additional time from their daily lives at a later date
- Patients are able to return to work after their recovery, again, without having to use additional time-off for a future date
2. Our practice offers an incredible discount on the second procedure with the scheduled surgery
- While it is a significant savings for the patient, scheduling simultaneous services is also significant for the practice to reduce their fees while performing multiple procedures at the same time. For example: If a patient would like to schedule a Rhinoplasty and an Abdominoplasty for the same time, the second procedure may be substantially reduced due to a) staffing, b) operation room scheduling, and c) surgical supplies.
The most popular combinations of cosmetic procedures I perform are:
- Liposuction, Tummy Tuck, & Breast Lift or Breast Augmentation (or a Mommy Makeover)
- Arm Lift & Thigh Lift (Primarily after Major Weight Loss)
- Cheek/Neck Lift & Cosmetic Blepharoplasty
- Tummy Tuck & Breast Augmentation
It is important to note that if a patient is contemplating having multiple procedures, it is under the discretion of the surgeon to ascertain whether the patient is healthy enough to avoid any added complication risk. After visiting with their provider, patients should feel comfortable with the surgeon’s suggestion prior to their surgery. A consultation is necessary to determine the patient’s risk from age, medical history, and lifestyle choices – such as smoking.