If you’ve ever been tempted to respond to one of those “two breast implants for the price of one” type promotions or travel vacations offering plastic surgery for less, be careful. It is a very rare reputable, board certified plastic surgeon who will offer surgical procedures at a discount to just anyone responding to an ad in the paper or magazine. This is truly a case of “buyer beware” when you see such types of promotions.
What is the problem with wanting to save a little money on a cosmetic surgery procedure? First of all, not everyone seeing an ad is a good surgical candidate. Only after a complete medical consultation with your plastic surgeon would it be possible to determine if you are a good candidate for the advertised procedure. Almost all surgeries have some contraindications and possible complications or risks associated with them. Even the most experienced and ethical plastic surgeons will have them on occasion. Your own personal goals for surgery are also very important, and if you are simply price shopping, they may not be taken into consideration.
If you choose to have your breast augmentation, tummy tuck or discounted liposuction in another country, what are your options if you have complications when you return home? Most board certified plastic surgeons are not very comfortable looking after someone else’s complications. Paying another doctor to take care of your discounted plastic surgery is often not a real cost savings when you consider the potential risks. I have often been asked to help fix complications associated with plastic surgery results that were unacceptable to the patient or have gone wrong. Unfortunately, the truth is, it is not always possible to get a great result after a botched surgical procedure, regardless of the level of expertise of the plastic surgeon.
When it comes to cosmetic plastic surgery, not all surgeons have the same level of training, experience, expertise and options available for you. Look for a board certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience and credentials in the procedure you are considering. The more options you are provided with, the better the chance you will find the option that is best for you. As the hair color ad advises; do it “because your worth it” – sometimes the price of discounts is too high.
If you are interested in finding out more about improving your appearance, please call Dr. Steven Ringler today for a complimentary consultation to find out how we can help you safely achieve your goals for looking your best.