The Cost of Cosmetic SurgeryNovember 2, 2021
What Goes Into The Pricing of Plastic Surgery
When choosing the right cosmetic surgery clinic, you have many factors to consider. On the medical side, you’ll evaluate things like the surgeon’s expertise and reputation. On the logistics side, you’ll consider location, cost, amenities, etc. We understand there is a lot to consider!
Understanding the cost of plastic surgery in Ohio is essential. At Donaldson Plastic Surgery, we do not have one-size-fits-all pricing — that’s because none of our surgeries are one-size-fits-all. We tailor our unique surgical plans to meet your needs, and then we will create a customized quote for you!
How Much Does Surgery Cost?
A patient’s surgical plan should be custom, which means the price should also be customized to reflect it. It is not unheard of for a surgical practice to only give you a range for surgeon’s fees over the phone, which can be misleading.
These are additional fees that can impact the total cost:
- Treatment area
- Time spent in the OR
- Post-surgery care items
This means you may not know the right plan for you until you talk about it with an expert. That’s why it is important to know YOUR particular plan before moving forward with an estimate given over the phone.
Average Ohio Plastic Surgery Costs by Treatment Area
The specific cost for your surgery is determined during your consultation, but each treatment area has a general price range. Below are ranges for cosmetic surgery prices in Ohio:
- Breasts: $7,000 – $10,000
- Abdomen: $8,000 – $11,000
- Legs and arms: $8,000 – $10,000
- Face and neck: $7,500 – $13,000
- Liposuction: $3,500 – $8,000*
*Liposuction, in particular, is extremely dependent on the patient, so creating a range before the consultation is difficult.
Note: These prices can be higher or lower depending on your own individual anatomy and goals.
How We Create your Customized Quote
We will give you an exact quote during your very first consultation. Our board-certified plastic surgeons will examine your treatment area, listen to your goals, and develop a plan. Sometimes the surgeon may suggest several different plans for you to choose from. We will give you separate quotes for every plan that the surgeon recommends based on your input and desires.
When you meet with one of our Surgical Coordinators, they will go over your quote line by line with you to ensure that you are aware of where each cost is coming from and why.
Plastic Surgery Financing & Payment Options
Along with receiving your quote, our surgical team will also discuss our different financing options with you. You are able to pay with cash, your personal credit or debit card, sometimes your HSA account, or one of the third-party medical credit cards that our practice works with (or a mix of any of the above!).
We accept different payment plans through third-party medical credit cards called Alpheon and CareCredit. You can learn more and apply for these services on their websites, or by visiting our financing page.
Across the board, surgeries must be paid for four weeks prior to the surgery date in whatever way you prefer. Our practice will work with you to accommodate a payment due date if you might need some additional time.
What to Consider When Comparing Costs
We always encourage patients to do individual research about procedures and practices to help them find their right path. However, a consultation with an experienced expert is extremely valuable in your decision-making process. Online research can only take you so far in your education until it becomes time to consult with a plastic surgery professional to get the information you’re seeking. A personalized consultation provides recommendations that are right for you, along with all of the corresponding details and information that you need to know. Remember: a good plastic surgeon with the right training and expertise is going to almost always cost more.
At Donaldson Plastic Surgery, the cost of surgery also includes unlimited access to top-notch medical care. Our clinical staff is ready to address your needs, provide an excellent surgical experience and ensure that you will never have to pay for a follow-up with your surgeon.
The Importance of a Consultation Fee
Some plastic surgery clinics may ask that you pay a consultation fee at the time of scheduling. At Donaldson Plastic Surgery, our surgeons have a $100 consultation fee that is collected when booking your consultation. Not only does it reserve your appointment with the doctor, but we also apply that amount as a credit to your account which means you can apply it toward the cost of your surgery!
If you decide to not move forward with surgery, you can also use that amount as a gift card toward any treatment or products at our office.
Benefits of a Consultation Fee
Consultation fees reserve valuable spots on our Board-Certified surgeons’ schedules. By instituting this fee, it helps us to find patients who are serious about having surgery sooner. This, in turn, allows for your surgery date to be sooner rather than later.
Do We Require a Deposit?
At Donaldson Plastic Surgery, you only have to pay $200 in order to move forward with our process. This is a nonrefundable deposit to schedule your procedure.
We understand that external circumstances can come up, so we do not believe that you should be penalized if you need to change your surgery date or cancel your surgery.
Book Your Virtual Consultation!
Cosmetic surgery is an investment in yourself and your confidence. Get your customized treatment plan and quote by scheduling your consultation. Give us a call at (614)-442-7610, and we can get you started on your journey!
About The Author
Jeffery Donaldson, MD is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Columbus, Ohio with more than 20 years of experience. His training and patient-first approach to his craft allow him to create accurate and realistic plastic surgery quotes for individual patients based on their unique goals.