Dr. Ronald H. Schuster understands the value of cosmetic surgery, and believes that all individuals who wish to enhance their appearance should have access to high-quality, yet affordable care.
While the cost of plastic surgery should be considered prior to any procedure, it should not solely dictate how a patient proceeds with treatment.
As an experienced, patient-centered cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Schuster seeks to alleviate plastic surgery cost through a variety of financing options so that all patients have the opportunity to invest in their own lives. He and his team appreciate the fact that no two patient cases are alike, and work with patients on an individual basis to make treatment cost reasonable.
Considering Plastic Surgery Cost
When making the decision to undergo plastic surgery, it is important to understand the full cost of the procedure. While many patients may be tempted to choose the cheapest procedure option, this is not typically advised because when it comes to plastic surgery, the statement “you get what you pay for” certainly rings true. More important than choosing a low-cost surgery is choosing a qualified physician and facility that will protect your health and safety, while delivering superior aesthetic results. As a well-practiced and board-certified cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Schuster has helped thousands of patients achieve their cosmetic goals safely.
In addition to choosing a qualified surgeon, there are several other factors that go into plastic surgery cost. The surgeon charges, facility fees and anesthesia charges will make up the bulk of the cost of plastic surgery. These fees are assessed separately and can vary based on the type of procedure being performed. Other factors that may influence the cost of surgery include:
- Overall health of the patient
- Number of surgeries being performed
- Complexity of procedure
- Type of technique(s) required
- Necessary post-operative care
Financing Plastic Surgery Cost
Regardless of the type or number of plastic surgery procedures that a patient is receiving, Dr. Schuster and his team work with the patient to determine a realistic payment option. During a consultation at his Baltimore practice, Dr. Schuster evaluates patient needs and speaks candidly with them about their personal cosmetic goals. It is only after this appointment has taken place that Dr. Schuster and his staff can provide an accurate quote on the cost of surgery. This is also the time when financing options and payment plans can be discussed. Some cosmetic procedures, such as rhinoplasty to correct a deviate septum or breast reduction, may be covered by insurance. It is important to understand the coverages that you have in order to gain an accurate understanding of the out-of-pocket costs of surgery.
In most instances plastic surgery is considered an elective procedure and must be paid for by the patient. In an effort to make cosmetic surgery available to all of his valued patients, Dr. Schuster offers structured payment plans and works with CareCredit™. Essentially a zero or low-interest rate credit card, CareCredit™ can be used to pay for various healthcare procedures. There are several different plans available on the card, and patients can choose the plan that works best for them.
Other Payment Options
Dr. Schuster works will all patients to help them determine which payment method will work best for them. At our Baltimore cosmetic surgery center, we accept several forms of payment. Some of the payment options that patients can consider include:
- Credit Card (Visa, Mastercard, AmEx, & Discover) Many patients (with a good credit score) get 0% interest credit cards offered through major banking institutions like Chase, Citi Bank, Capital One, and Bank of America.**Call these card companies and ask what credit limit (ask for a range) you would qualify for before applying.Find a credit card with an introductory 0% APR offer. A great resource is https://www.comparecards.com/best-credit-card-offers where you can search for low and no interest options. https://wallethub.com/credit-cards/0-apr/
- Loans (personal, home equity, or medical)
Contact Us Today
Dr. Schuster believes that everyone deserves a chance to have the body of their dreams, and the cost of a procedure should not stand in the way. He helps patients understand plastic surgery cost and their options for payment. If you have been considering cosmetic enhancement, but have been concerned about how much plastic surgery will cost, contact our Baltimore, Maryland practice today to learn about the financing options we offer.