So you found your board certified and experienced plastic surgery practice in Sacramento with the help of plasticsurgerysacto.com page on how to choose a plastic surgeon in Sacramento. You have made an appointment and know what procedure you want, maybe breast augmentation, tummy tuck, nose job or a mommy makeover. But you are wondering what will it cost and how to pay for it. Should you use credit card, finance it or just pay for it? Well if you have the funds to just pay for the surgery then you may not need to read much further, but you may find some information that may help keep the costs down.
Plastic surgery is like any other commodity, there are cycles of busy seasons and slow seasons. If you ever tried to book a vacation in a poplar place, you have noticed that the air fare and hotel room costs can be twice as much in peak season, while in slow season there are many incentives. Same thing is true in buying a car there are incentives at times to clear the lots. Same seasonal variation occurs in plastic surgery. For example spring and early summer is a very busy time for breast augmentation and liposuction. Fall and winter or just before holidays are busier for facial procedures. So how can a patient take advantage of these seasonal variations in cosmetic surgery demand?
If you are flexible with timing of your surgery, check out the plastic surgeon’s website for specials they may offer. Our practice has a page dedicated to specials we may run on procedures at times when demand for surgery is very low, such as the start of school year when families are busy getting kids ready to attend a new school year than to try and plan cosmetic surgery. There will be times when discounts may be offered on non surgical treatments such as Botox, Dysport or Dermal fillers like Restylane. These are typically offered prior to holidays, or just ask the Sacramento plastic surgery office if they have any specials that month. Another way to save is to consider combining procedures you want at the same time. The second procedure is always discounted.
You will find variations in pricing for procedures in any community, Sacramento area is no different. For example Sacramento breast augmentation cost can range from $4000 to $6000 for saline implants and cost of silicone implants is higher. Do your homework, ask if the fee is all inclusive or are there other charges. At our office Dr. Mabourakh believes in a global fees, that means all fees are covered by the written quote such as, plastic surgeon’s fee, operating room, board certified anesthesiologist, labs, garments and all follow-ups as well. There are no other fees to worry about. It is never a good idea to go with the lowest price, I’m sure you have heard of the old saying “you get what you pay for”. Yet the most expensive may not be the best either.
Enough of costs, lets talk about how to pay for the cost of cosmetic surgery. If you have the funds the best way is to pay for the surgery without financing. If you are like most patients you will need to finance the surgery. It is no different than financing a car. If you have one of those low interest credit cards, that is the best way to finance your cosmetic surgery. If you need financing there are many companies that specialize in financing cosmetic surgery procedures. Dr. Mabourakh uses several such companies. The most common is CareCredit. It is easy to open your CareCredit account while in the office on a secure line, plastic surgery financing is done in less than 5 minutes. You receive a credit card you can use for financing plastic surgery procedures or nonsurgical treatment like laser resurfacing, chemical peels or laser hair removal.