Negotiating Prices for Plastic Surgery: Tips from an Expert

As a plastic surgeon with years of experience in the field, I have encountered many patients who are curious about the possibility of negotiating prices for their procedures. It's a valid question, as plastic surgery can be a significant financial investment. However, it's important to approach these discussions with realistic expectations and understanding of the factors that contribute to a plastic surgeon's fees. First and foremost, it's essential to remember that a plastic surgeon's fees are based on their training, experience, and quality of care provided.

This means that while it doesn't hurt to ask for a reduction in costs, looking for low prices isn't likely to work. Many plastic surgeons do offer discounts for various reasons, such as combined cases or previous patients, but these discounts are not typically significant. Instead of focusing solely on the cost, it's crucial to look at the bigger picture when considering plastic surgery. For example, if you require a revision procedure, will you be charged more or not? If you've negotiated a big discount for your initial surgery, don't expect the surgeon to cover the cost of your revision.

Having a bargaining chip can be helpful in negotiations, as experts have told The Washington Post. Common points of negotiation include flexibility in scheduling, the ability to pay bills quickly, and even the promise to promote the surgeon on social media if you have a significant digital influence. Another factor that may come into play when negotiating prices is expressing your need for the procedure. For example, Larry Nolan knew he needed to find an expert plastic surgeon when he decided to fix his deviated nasal septum.

His nose was visibly crooked and his airflow was almost non-existent due to the severity of his condition. A report published in JAMA reveals that patients often ask plastic surgeons to make them look more like the retouched photos they see on social media, a trend that is gaining attention. As an expert in the field, I can assure you that you should not worry about “insulting” a plastic surgeon if you politely ask for a reduced price for your surgery.