Pricing Plastic Surgery
In a single day of patient consultations I often have two patients asking about the same surgery. One will tell me my prices are too high, the other will ask me why my prices are low. It’s a paradox that as a physician they just don’t teach you about in medical school. I know medicine. I don’t know marketing, which I hope you will think is an asset.
Priced too high will put surgery out of reach for people with achievable goals. In this world of plastic surgery pricing, I strive to be the one in the middle and provide good value.
Over a decade ago, I started publishing the prices of my most common surgeries. It’s the age of the internet (as you know if you’re reading this) and people want to know what to expect. Most of my colleagues hated it; now most of them do it. The world has changed.
Price notwithstanding I want to be the physician who gives the best consultation even if you don’t have surgery. I want my patients to feel they have learned all the ins and outs of what they are embarking upon so that they can make the most educated decision possible. Even if you don’t like what you hear in my consultation because it is not what you were hoping for I want you to leave feeling that you got candid and sincere advice and that what I’m saying makes sense.
As a final word of heartfelt parting advice… don’t choose your doctor based on price. A few dollars plus or minus will never make up for lack of information or unrealistic expectations. Beyond any dollars it is important that you like and respect your doctor and feel comfortable in their care. I have never charged for cosmetic surgery consultations. I hope the information speaks for itself. You can’t put a price on that.