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.
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