Would a Surgeon That's New in His Career Do Discounted or Free Procedures?

To perform an risky cosmetic surgery, such as an tummy fat transfer to the buttocks area, for free. Just for practice with the assistants of another cosmetic surgeon.

Doctor Answers 3

Anyone willing to "discount" their services in order to "practice" on you is probably not your best bet

Hi there-


If someone approached you and said they would be willing to remove your grandmother's gallbladder for free if you would let them practice on her, would you let them?

You must understand that you are going to have to live (and in a few cases each year, die) with the outcome and risks of the surgery forever after. It is imperative that you find a well-qualified surgeon who will keep you safe and deliver an aesthetically pleasing outcome. You aren't going to have a good chance of doing so by searching for a low price or someone who will compromise safety in order to complete the operation.

Orlando Plastic Surgeon
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No, a new surgeon should not do free procedures

A "new" surgeon is someone who already has had 4 years of college, 4 years of medical school and anywhere from 5 to 8 years as a doctor, totaling 13 to 16 years of training after high school. They are highly trained and should not do discounted or free procedures.

Francisco Canales, MD
Santa Rosa Plastic Surgeon
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Looking for Free or Discounted Surgery

If your goal is severely discounted surgery, you may find many doctors who may take you up on it. The better trained, more sought after Plastic surgeons do not need to discount their fees NOR to lower their standards by cutting corners or taking certain surgical risks. Usually you get what you paid for because nothing of value is really free.

My sincere advice to you is to save the money and when you can afford it, get a REAL Plastic Surgeon who is a member of The American Society of Plastic Surgery (www.PlasticSurgery.org). It

Peter A. Aldea, MD
Memphis Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 109 reviews

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