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Since most cases of cosmetic surgery are elective and purchased out of pocket,
knowing the overall price of your procedure is vital for your budget. Your surgeon can
give his or her fee policies, however initial let’s examine what goes into the price of
cosmetic surgery. Whereas not all prices are needed for each surgery, here’s an
inventory of the fees you will be charged.


Regular Cosmetic Surgery Costs -- confer with Charge

A good number of cosmetic surgeons offer a free consultation to evaluate your case
and make preliminary recommendations for surgery. In some cases, photographs, blood
work or x-rays may be involved. When the candidate is a complex or unusual case, or
the surgical procedure itself is technically challenging, there may be extra costs for the
consultation. If your surgeon does not offer a free cosmetic surgery consultation,
expect to pay up to several hundred dollars.

Typical Cosmetic Surgery Costs -- Office Visits

Depending on the surgeon’s policy, you may receive individual charges for pre-
operative and post-operative office visits. On the other hand, your surgeon may offer a
set-price plan, which includes all pre- and post- surgical care. Otherwise, each office
visit can be up to several hundred dollars.

Typical Cosmetic Surgery Costs -- Cosmetic Surgeon’s Fee

Your surgeon will charge a fee for his or her services during the actual surgery. The fee
can vary widely, depending on the complexity of the procedure and your particular
needs. In most cases of cosmetic plastic surgery, this is the largest cost among all fees.

Keep in mind that many factors go into the cosmetic surgeon’s pricing. A more
expensive fee does not necessarily mean a better surgeon, while a less expensive fee
does not equate to a poor surgeon. Cost may be a factor in your selection of a surgeon,
however, do your research and find the best surgeon to handle your individual needs.

Typical Cosmetic Surgery Costs -- Facility Charges
In-office cosmetic surgery procedures may not carry a separate facility cost. Surgery
performed at a surgery center or hospital operating room often carries a separate fee.
Expect to pay additional costs for surgery that requires an overnight stay or private
nursing care.

Typical Cosmetic Surgery Costs -- Anesthesiologist Fee
If your surgeon plans to administer local anesthetics without an anesthesiologist, you
will probably receive a separate charge for anesthesia. However, if you have regional or
general anesthesia, the anesthesiologist will bill you for those services. The
anesthesiologist fee can range from several hundred to a couple of thousand dollars.

Typical Cosmetic Surgery Costs -- Cosmetic Devices or Implants

Cosmetic plastic surgery devices, such as breast or chin implants, are a separate cost,
generally billed through your surgeon. He or she should be able to show you a price
sheet or invoice to verify the cost of the devices.

Typical Cosmetic Surgery Costs -- Lab and Testing Charges

Blood work and x-rays are the most common types of lab tests required for cosmetic
surgery. Labs may be necessary several times over the course of your treatment, in
order to help your surgeon plan the procedure and monitor your recovery. You receive
charges for lab tests through your surgeon’s office, or directly by the laboratory.

Typical Cosmetic Surgery Costs -- Prescription and Nonprescription Medications and
Supplies

Before and after cosmetic surgery, your surgeon may prescribe medication. Generally,
these include antibiotics and painkillers, though the doctor may prescribe oral sedatives.
Your surgeon may also recommend that you purchase other supplies, such as antibiotic
ointment, bandages, ice packs or gauze. You will pay for these supplies out of pocket.

Typical Cosmetic Surgery Costs -- Revision Surgery Charges

before you decide on a cosmetic surgeon, make sure you understand his or her policies
on revision surgery costs. Revision cosmetic surgery may be discounted price or
charged at full cost. Be informed and prepared regarding your surgeon’s policy on
revision surgery.

Typical Cosmetic Surgery Costs -- Package Pricing and Financing Options

your surgeon might provide a whole cosmetic surgery package, as well as all or most of
the fees made public higher than for one set worth. Whereas it'll most likely be
additional convenient, it's going to not essentially prevent cash. To seek out whether or
not your surgeon’s arrange can profit you, compare the package price to the separate
prices of all the services provided. Average price for cosmetic surgery procedures are
readily accessible on-line from reputable sources

				
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