Plastic surgery has become an accepted part of life. And not just for the wealthy. It is as common as owning a car or buying a home. In fact, it may be more common than either of those two major purchases. Especially when you consider how young many people are when they begin having cosmetic surgical procedures. With the growing acceptance, along with that comes figuring out how to pay for your desired procedure. That is part of the process.
Many people simply use a credit card to pay for their procedures. Another popular option is to use Care Credit, which is credit that is granted specifically for medical expenses. Because these kinds of cards are specific to medical expenses, they can’t be used to go on a major spending spree.
If the procedure you are looking into is corrective, it may be partially or fully covered by your health insurance. Be sure to look into what your insurance will cover. For instance, if you have droopy eyelids that are interfering with your ability to see and are looking to have that corrected, there’s a very good chance that procedure is covered by insurance. Or, if you have trouble breathing, a functional rhinoplasty procedure may also be covered.
While it’s true that many plastic surgery procedures are cosmetic in nature, many like the two mentioned above are necessary to relieve an underlying health issue. Be sure to find out if your health insurance will cover the procedure or at least help offset the cost.
If none of those options work for you, many doctors offer payment plans through their practices or have different payment options available to you. Be sure to discuss payment options when you call to schedule your consultations.
A word of caution is required here. Please don’t let the cost of a procedure dictate the surgeon you select. If your preferred surgeon is beyond your current budget, be reasonable. Hold off on the procedure until you can afford the highest quality surgeon. After all, you want it done well and correctly the first time. Do-overs are twice as expensive.