Interested in getting a face lift? A few tried and true tips to help prospective face lift patients diminish the costs associated with the procedure.
Interested in getting a face lift? Many people are. As one of the most popular cosmetic procedures currently being performed in the United States, it’s no wonder so many women feel it necessary to go under the knife in order to keep up. Perhaps you’re looking for a little confidence boost, or trying to recapture some of that zesty glow from your 20’s. Regardless of your reasoning, one thing is for certain; the procedure isn’t cheap. Most insurance companies will likely deny coverage for the surgery, and if you’re like most people, you probably don’t have a large cash sum just lying about on the dresser. Thankfully, there are ways of diminishing the costs without compromising the quality of the procedure itself. Below, we will outline a few tips to help make your face lift a little more affordable.
Step 1 – While, yes… it is highly unlikely that your insurance cover your procedure, stranger things have happened. Don’t miss out on an opportunity to drastically reduce your costs by skipping steps. Call your insurance company and find out exactly what your plan covers. Depending on the reason for the surgery, you may be able to obtain coverage and claim the procedure under your policy. Cases involving reconstructive surgery or medical issues due to facial deformities may be reason enough for your insurance to help you out.
Step 2 – Check out your options regarding financing. Most practices will offer monthly payment plans, allowing patients to pay over time, instead of all together. Speak with your doctor and find out what they can offer you. You may even want to shop rates at local banks and credit unions.
Step 3 – Another available option is a student program. Many hospitals provide training programs for residents, allowing patients to incur quite a bit of a discount. The procedure would be performed by a certified physician and supervised by a board certified plastic surgeon to ensure the best possible results.
Step 4 – Hop on a jet and skip town! We’re headed out of country. Why not make a vacation out of the procedure and have it done in another country. Depending on where you look, you can find some amazing deals for real quality work. If you’re going this route, be sure to do the research and make your travel plans well in advance. Keep in mind that you’ll be required to stay wherever the face lift is performed for at least a few days into your recovery. Get in touch with your travel agent and find out if they have any recommendations.
Step 5 – And of course, the final tip is to save. While most people are all about the instant gratification, this course will help to save you money on financing or travel arrangements, while giving you time to really think about what you’re doing. Take the opportunity to find the best cosmetic surgeon available to ensure the best possible results, it’s always so much more gratifying when you really earn it.
Author Andrew Stratton