The cost of cosmetic surgery is usually assumed to be out of reach for the average person. In fact, many people never seek a consultation regarding plastic surgery because they fear exorbitant fees. With present-day techniques that allow for outpatient surgery, many of the costs that had been associated with facial plastic surgery and hospitalization are eliminated. In fact, many patients are surprised by the relatively low cost of the various plastic surgery procedures that can be performed in the outpatient setting.
Although insurance will not cover plastic surgery to address purely cosmetic problems, insurance will cover part of the costs for plastic surgery procedures that improve both appearance and function. For this reason, checking with your individual insurance carrier before the consultation period can save significant sums of money. You should keep in mind, however, that health insurance is set up as a contract between the patient and the insurance company, not the physician. Therefore, you, not your insurance company, are responsible for paying the difference between the quoted surgical fee and the amount that the insurance company pays.
You may contact our office to schedule a consultation which is required to give an exact quote.