It sounds like you are both having essentially the same surgeries and therefore your fees should be the same. The financial person at your surgeons office can explain to you any differences that may or may not exist. By the way, the facility fees that you have been quoted are certainly quite reasonable, for what you are having done seeing as how they must cover the costs of the facility, the personnel, the medications and surgical supplies.
Thanks for posting your question. I am happy to try and help you. It is
important to remember that a board certified plastic surgeon will be your best
resource when it comes to an accurate assessment of your situation, and
Having said that, you should speak to your plastic surgeon. Online consultants
are not the appropriate source of information for you; your plastic surgeon
should be your resource when it comes to pricing concerns.
Dr. Michael J. Brown
Northern Virginia Plastic Surgeon
I think you will need to discuss this matter with the office manager to see why there is a discrepancy. Sometimes there is a reason but sometimes it may just be an error and needs to be addressed by the office staff.
Hello, and thank you for your question.
It seems it may be a calculation error. Call your patient consultat and bring it to her/his attention. They may be willing to honor the lower price.
It can be difficult to understand all the different fees for surgery. In our on-site surgery facility, the OR fees are based on the type of procedure as well as time needed to perform the surgery. You definitely should ask your surgeon's patient coordinator or whoever you scheduled your surgery with to clarify the fees and the breakout of all the fees. Different practices also may itemize different items under an OR fee---does this include supplies such as pain pumps, garments, etc? Typically a quote for surgery will itemize each type of fee and what is included. Good luck with your upcoming surgery!
You state that your friend id getting the lift on one side and you are getting the lift on both sides. That may be the difference. Asked you surgeon's office about it or you may cost your 'friend' another $600 .
Thanks for your question. I can appreciate the frustration. The only differences seem to be the type of implant (HP vs MPP) and bilateral vs. unilateral crescent lift. It could be that the implants are more expensive at your particular center for HP vs. MPP.Formerly this was the case. but now all smooth round implants are priced the same. It could also be that the level of difficulty and time associated with your procedure is greater for whatever reason. It's not unreasonable for you to inquire. Best of Luck!
If you are both having the same operation, the cost should be the same. Please contact the finance manager of the the office to explain the situation.
Best to clarify directly with your chosen plastic surgeon's office. It may simply be an error in calculation. Best wishes.
Thank you for your question. This is an issue you will need to direct to the facility where you are having your procedures. It may be that they are adding time for the bilateral crescent lift. It seems a significant amount if that is the reason. It may be just a clerical error. Good Luck.