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Risks of Choosing a Cheap Plastic Surgeon in the US

When you first start to consider plastic surgery, the price tag of some procedures can be a bit off-putting. As with any type of surgery, the equipment and expertise required to get the best results don’t necessarily come cheaply: in some cases you’re paying for decades of training and experience on the part of the surgeon, as well as the very latest state-of-the-art technology. Ideally, you’ll also be signing up for attentive, careful, and personalized treatment. The statement “you get what you pay for” is as relevant to plastic surgery as it is to most other things.

Resist the “Miracle Treatment”

As your investigation into the plastic surgery options out there runs deeper, you’ll likely come across surgeons who offer what seem to be amazingly affordable procedures. “50 dollars?! But I thought the average price for this sort of thing was $200!” is the common reaction, and it’s tempting to breathe a sigh of relief and book an appointment with Dr. Cheap without a second thought.

But you should be cautious about jumping at these seemingly fantastic deals. Cheap plastic surgeons are generally cheap for a reason—and that reason won’t be something they advertise in their marketing campaigns. Whether it’s through sheer inexperience, cost-cutting on equipment, or a business model whereby the surgeon rushes through patients as quickly as possible, the “affordable price” they offer could very easily result in some serious problems for you down the line.

But It’s a Risk Worth Taking, Right?

That’s ultimately for you to decide. Before you make any decisions, think carefully about what you really want from your surgery. If you care about getting the best possible results, and the most natural look, then it’s best to seek out an experienced plastic surgeon who specializes in the procedure you’re after. The same goes for safety: a rhinoplasty specialist with twenty years of experience is much more likely to follow correct safety practices than an inexperienced generalist for whom rhinoplasty is just one of several dozen things he or she does each week.

Both of these things—quality and safety—tend to be worth the money in the long run. If you compromise on either of them, you could end up being incredibly dissatisfied with your results, or even faced with long-term medical complications. What’s more, the risk of things turning out less than perfect means that you could be saddled with huge bills when you attempt to fix the mistakes made in the original surgery. “Revision rhinoplasty,” for example, in which one plastic surgeon corrects the imperfect results of another, is fairly common even in the United States. It’s often more complicated and time-consuming than a standard rhinoplasty, pushing the price higher and defeating the whole idea of choosing a cheap doctor in the first place.

Dr. Siegel is an experienced facial plastic surgeon who values quality, safety, and client satisfaction above all else. To find out more about what he can do for you, contact his office today!


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May 1, 2020 Update:

Our office has reopened as of Monday, April 27th and we are following the recommended guidelines for maximum safety.

  • To make this transition as safe as possible, and to comply with physical distancing, we will be limiting the number of people in the waiting room to only one person.
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  • If you are wearing gloves, please remove them when you arrive, we will provide you with hand sanitizer.

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