One of the biggest reasons people choose to not undergo cosmetic surgery is price. They love the idea of transforming their body, but when they see it will cost thousands of dollars, they decide it just is not right for them. With the current state of the economy, that is understandable. However, it is important to remember the cost of cosmetic surgery is not as simple as just paying your surgeon.
A variety of factors contribute to the price of a cosmetic surgery procedure. First, you are paying a general surgeon’s fee. Just like any other working professional, a cosmetic surgeon is not going to perform a procedure for free. They have families to feed, too, and doing so requires a steady income. Secondly, you are paying for anesthesia prior to surgery. This is because your surgeon is not the one performing this procedure. Instead, they rely on the services of an anesthesiologist, who happens to be a fully licensed doctor themselves. They do not work for free either. Furthermore, you are paying for the use of the facility where the surgery will take place. While surgeons will conduct initial consultations at their office, they do not have rooms equipped with the medical equipment necessary to perform your procedure. Therefore, they will not perform your surgery at their office. Instead, most cosmetic or plastic surgeons conduct surgeries at a nearby hospital, which expects to be compensated fairly for the use of their facility. That cost is then passed on to the patient. Finally, you are paying for any equipment or products to be used during surgery. A good example of this is breast augmentation surgery. Part of the cost of that procedure includes the price of each breast implant.
When you decide it is time to start weighing the pros and cons of going under the knife, remember this article. It will help you keep things in perspective when you see the cost of a face lift, liposuction, or any other cosmetic surgery procedure.