In a major cosmetic surgery procedure such as breast implants, cost should only be a secondary factor in deciding whether to go ahead with the procedure.
However, for many women, cost becomes an important starting point because the procedure is elective and usually not covered by health insurance. The breast surgeon will discuss all aspects of the procedure during the initial consultation.
The dedicated Dr. Eugene Kim is a board certified plastic surgeon providing breast implant surgery and several other procedures. During the initial consultation, Dr. Kim will explain about the costs and help the patient make a well-considered choice. Dr. Kim provides breast implants to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA, and surrounding communities in this geographical region.
One of the key cost components in breast implant cosmetic surgery is the fee charged by the surgeon. The fee will differ according to the qualifications and experience of the surgeon in the field of breast surgery. The patient should ideally choose a surgeon with whom she is able to have a good rapport, and who has impeccable professional credentials and track record of successful surgeries.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) recommends that patients should select the best surgeon for their needs, and fee of the surgeon should only be a secondary factor in this decision. Board certified plastic surgeons typically invest in highest quality standards and best practices, adopt the latest techniques, and follow current safety protocols to deliver optimal outcomes to their patients.
Surgical Venue Expenses
If the breast implant procedure is performed at a freestanding surgical facility, it should preferably be an accredited center. The expenses of a certified facility are likely to be slightly higher than a non-certified facility, but it is important to ensure that the facility maintains stringent quality and safety standards and has professionally competent staff.
In some cases, the surgeon may suggest a local hospital as the venue for breast implant surgery. Hospital expenses are likely to be higher, but hospitals are usually best equipped to handle any emergency situations. Some surgeons may also prefer to perform the procedure at a private surgical suite, which may be a more affordable option.
Cost and Quality Relationship
Patients should know that cost is not the sole determinant of quality because sometimes a good plastic surgery practice may offer costs that are lower than another practice that has lesser qualified or less experienced surgeons. But if the cost indicated by a practice appears to be abnormally low, the patient should exercise discretion.
If the practice offers exceptionally low price, it may have hidden charges which will be imposed later, or the quality of the procedure may be compromised somewhere. Patients should judiciously review all aspects, and consider who will perform anesthesia, which surgical venue is offered, and what type of breast implants will be used in the procedure.
Each element in the surgery will have an influence on the overall procedure costs. Wonderful and judicious plastic surgeon Dr. Kim receives patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA, and nearby areas for breast implants.
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