Is It Common to Pay for Consultations?
- Asked by Arlington444 in Arlington Heights, IL
- 4 years ago
It used to be
Before the recession, it was customary to pay for a consultation with a plastic surgeon. My fee was $75 and the patient was given all the time required to full inform them of their request. If the patient scheduled a procedure, this $75 was deducted from the professional fee. In this financial climate, most plastic surgeons are waiving the consultation fee understanding the financial burden many Americans are under.
Web reference: http://www.atlantacenterforplasticsurgery.com
Consultation charging varies
Some practices charge for cosmetic consultations and others do not. There is no hard and fast rule here. It is the choice of each business.
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