By Sherri Roberts
In economically challenging times, most of us are looking for ways to cut costs and stretch our dollars. Cosmetic surgery is not inexpensive, so cost is an understandably important factor to weigh in making the decision to pursue it. However, in doing so, it is important to consider that cosmetic surgery, though elective, is serious surgery that involves numerous components to achieve high-quality results and the safest possible outcome. These elements will be reflected in the price you pay, so be wary of using this as the sole criterion that influences your decision. A reputable, skilled plastic surgeon will not cut corners to save costs at the expense of compromising your health and aesthetic results.
The qualifications and skillfulness of the surgeon and staff; the care you receive before, during, and after surgery; and the quality of the surgical facility are just some of the factors that determine the price you pay.
ACPS surgeon Dr. Henry Mentz commented, “It costs more money to have a staff that is CPR-trained, to have only board certified anesthesiologists administering anesthesia and monitoring patients, and to have physicians who are board certified plastic surgeons. It costs more to have a comprehensive plan for our patients where you have patient coordinators, a garment bag that includes all the supplies you will need for your postoperative recovery at home, and a home visit a day or two following surgery from one of our health care professionals to monitor our patients recovery from surgery.”
Dr. Mentz added, “You don’t get safety cheap. It requires more effort to keep our patients as safe as possible. We continue to strive to make surgery more and more safe for patients by continuing to evolve in our techniques and to do research that everyone can use to make patients safer.”
For more information about The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery (ACPS) physicians and the cosmetic surgery treatments and procedures they perform please click here or call us at 713.799.9999. We have offices in and around Houston, Texas.