Price of Cosmetic Surgery , Fare Fees
Bargaining over Beauty,
Bargain Cosmetic Surgery, Cheap Cosmetic Surgery
Dr. Babak Farzaneh, Farzaneh Cosmetic Surgery in Chino/ Chino Hills of Inland Empire
A Comprehensive Cosmetic Surgery and Cosmetic Medical Spa Serving a Large regions including but not limited to the Inland Empire’s Rancho Cucamonga, Pomona, Corona, Diamond Bar, City of Industry, Riverside, Riverside county, Yorba Linda, Brea, Anaheim, Anaheim Hills, Corona, Chino, Chino Hills, La Habra, Placentia, Covina, West Covina, Fontana, Riverside, Montclair, Irvine, Newport Beach, Fullerton, La Puente, Santa Ana, Orange, Villa Park, Westminster, Ontario, Upland, Rancho Cucamonga, Whittier, Bell Gardens, Norco, San Dimas,San Gabriel Valley, Montebello, Lakewood, Mira Loma, Cypress, Cerritos, Cowan Heights, Moreno Valley, Temecula, Hemet, Pomona, La Verne, Azusa, Etiwanda, San Bernardino, Rialto, Colton, Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Redlands, Diamond Bar, Chino Hills, Upland, Chino, Rancho Cucamonga, Ontario, Inland Empire, Riverside, Pomona, San Dimas, La Verne,, Moreno Valley, Brea, Covina, West Covina, Walnut, Fullerton, La Puente, City of Industry.
Over several years of practicing in the field, I have noticed that the elective nature of cosmetic surgery seems to create a different set of standards from traditional medicine. Ask yourself: have you ever seen a coupon or 30% off promotion for heart surgery? Of course not! Why, then, would a tummy-tuck be $1,000 just because it’s the new year? What does that say about the price of a tummy-tuck the rest of the year?
I would argue that cosmetic surgery should follow a fair method of pricing that’s common to other medical procedures. Surgeries that are longer and more complex should carry a higher price, as should those that are performed in hospitals and those that require the assistance of an anesthesiologist.
Nevertheless, today’s market for cosmetic surgery features a bewildering array of prices for the same procedure, and consumers have almost grown accustomed to the idea of bargaining with the same men and women who will be in the operating room sculpting their bodies. It would be short-sighted to blame the patient, however: the constant negotiation is a result of us doctors attempting to drive more business in ways that I believe are ultimately harmful.
To benefit you, the consumer, I’d like to take a look at two of the largest justifications for price hikes on common procedures that I don’t fully agree with.
The first is the location of the business: it’s almost regarded as a common fact that businesses in more expensive areas will charge more for the same procedures—for example, consumers expect a Beverly Hills doctor to charge more than a doctor located in Anaheim or Pomona. However, does the higher price of office space mean better quality of care?
Secondly, I know there are a lot of cosmetic surgeons who charge more because they feel they’re “more qualified” to perform the procedure. Doctors should only perform operations that have a proven track record of being safe and delivering satisfactory results. Patients should not be held hostage or feel like they need to pay more to ensure their safety.
So with these two criteria in mind, realize that paying more for a procedure doesn’t necessarily mean that the results will be better or that the operation will be safer. Landlords on Rodeo Drive don’t exactly check the medical qualifications of the tenants renting their offices. At the same time, discounts and promotions tend to undervalue the degree of time and expertise required from your cosmetic surgeon—would you want the person holding the scalpel to feel overworked or underpaid?
While I’ve occasionally reduced the price of a procedure for nurses, firefighters, and people who I want to reward with a gift, in general I think cosmetic surgery would be much better off from a higher level of price standardization. It’s good for patients, good for doctors, and adds a greater level of honesty and legitimacy to the practice itself.