Breast augmentation, tummy tuck. Pro bono? (Photo)

Are there ever any cases of doctors doing plastic surgery for people Pro bono? Or some type of a payment plan that doesnt involve a loan or a co-signer? I am wanting to get a breat augmentation, tummy tuck and possibly fat transfer to bum and thighs. Ps. I am a nurse and know its prob wishful thinking, but I had to try

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Free surgery

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Not only would the surgery be free, your surgeon would basically be paying you.  Implants cost thousands of dollars; nurses and surgical staff get paid etc.  I know people think we are all rolling in $$ but we have bills to pays, kids to raise and send to college just like everyone else. If I were to do anything for free it would be a life threatening situation not a breast augmentation, sorry. Jane

Breast augmentation, tummy tuck. Pro bono?

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Thank you for your question. Not sure what the purpose of your photos was, however.

There have been several good answers here. But the short answer is no, there is no qualified plastic surgeon who is going to perform elective cosmetic surgery for you for free. There are costs for these procedures and for you to have no cost, the surgeon would have to pay for those costs, and there is no benefit to the surgeon for doing this. 

Let me ask you a nurse, if someone asked you really nicely, would you come to their house and take care of their ailing grandmother? She is debilitated and demented, but it is not her fault and she needs total care. Dress her, change her, feed her, give her all her medications.....she is a sweet sweet lady. Oh and by the way, not only are you going to have to do this for free, but they are going to require you to pay them $25/hour for your services. Would you sign up? Didn't think so.

Pro bono for cosmetic surgery? C'mon man!

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Just kidding but plastic surgeons doing cosmetic surgery pro bono is probably not going to happen.  Sometimes, they may give you a discount if you agree to be part of their PR effort though. One good option to consider however would be financing with CareCredit.  This is not a loan.  If approved based on your credit, they'll pay your surgery fee upfront and then you can pay them in monthly installments afterwards.  They have 0% interest plans meaning you don't have to pay anything extra beyond the surgery cost.  Hope that helps!

Zachary Farris, MD, FACS
Dallas Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 23 reviews

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Free cosmetic surgery for a nurse

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Thank you for asking about your mommy make-over and fat transfers.

Unfortunately cosmetic plastic surgery is not done for free. You can try your nearest plastic surgery training program to see if they offer reduced fees for surgery done by plasticsurgery residents. 

Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes  - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS

Dr. Derby Sang

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Thank you for your question and your photos.

i recommend you to contact various board certified PS and go over all your concerns, becuase not all doctor work the same.

Best of luck

Derby Sang Caputo, MD
Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
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Cost of a BA/TT

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Cost factors vary significantly for a number of good reasons: Prices vary greatly because the surgery itself encompasses a wide range of techniques that can be performed to different extents. My recommendation is to first find the most qualified surgeons where you want the surgery performed that are board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery you trust, then compare prices between them. See the below link on suggestions on how to find the most qualified plastic surgeon for your procedure. General Factors that influence the price of plastic surgery include:

1. Location - Will it be performed in a hospital with an overnight stay, an independent out- patient facility or a doctor’s office? Geographical location also has a significant influence. RealSelf has average charges for most areas of the USA.

2. Type of Anesthesia - local, IV sedation or General Anesthesia? Will a board certified anesthesiologist, nurse anesthetist, or an RN be used?            3. Experience and training of your surgeon. The best and longest trained is most often a plastic surgeon board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery           4. Length and Complexity of Surgery - how difficult will your surgery be and how long it will take, etc. Will other complementary procedures also be also performed during the same surgery?

Cosmetic Pro Bono

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Thank you for your question! While many practices will offer various financing options, there's a slim to none chance that you would be able to find a surgeon who will offer the procedure free of cost. 

Breast Augmentation, Tummy Tuck & Payments

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A Mommy Makeover is a combination of procedures to bring a woman’s body back to the way she looked prior to pregnancy. Most commonly some variation of a #TummyTuck and #BreastSurgery are performed. Additional procedures can include liposuction, umbilical hernia repair.  The most common #breastprocedures include #mastopexy or #breastlift, #breastaugmentation, or #breastreduction. 

The costs of a #Mommy Makeover will depend on several factors. Such include the geographic location, the skill and experience of the surgeon, and operating room and anesthesia fees. However, many payments plans exist for cosmetic procedures. Ask your surgeon's office about programs and lenders they may recommend as well as personal loans available through financial institutions.

Your procedures should be performed by a #PlasticSurgeon who is board-certified and has a great deal of experience specializing in cosmetic #surgery. You will then greatly improve your chances of getting the result you desire, and, without the need for a revision surgery. It is suggested that you look at before and after photos of the surgeons actual patients, and read patient reviews. Gathering all of this information will help you make a well-informed decision.

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Mommy makeover costs

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There are ways to help with financing of the procedures, but the surgery is not available free of charge.  Some surgeons will offer payment plans for patients as long as the procedures are paid in full prior to surgery.  You can contact medical schools in your area to see if they have any plastic surgeons who may perform the surgery for reduced fees.

Camille Cash, MD
Houston Plastic Surgeon
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Breast augmentation, TT. Pro bono?

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Thank you for sharing your question.  Unfortunately no plastic surgeon is going to be able to perform your desired procedures pro bono but there are financing options available to you to explore.  Hope this helps.

Nelson Castillo, MD
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