I am a board certified plastic surgeon now living in San Diego.
I performed my hand surgery training at Jackson Memorial Hospital. This is where residents of University of Miami Plastic Surgical training program practice.
When I trained there, they did havea resident plastic surgery clinic. This means that residents do perform plastic surgery consultations. When I trained there, there were some talented residents, so it may be worth a visit.
Good luck in your search
I am sure that you will be able to find "discounted" plastic surgery resident clinics in your area. Some general thoughts: it is always in patient's best interest to achieve a certain degree of financial stability prior to undergoing elective surgery of any type. Patients should also keep in mind that additional surgery may be necessary in the short or long term, following the primary procedure that is being performed; this additional surgery may be associated out-of-pocket expenses. Again, best to achieve a physical, emotional, psychosocial, and financial “stable state” prior to considering elective plastic surgery. Best wishes.
It is my pleasure to answer your question. I recommend you to set an appointment in one plastic surgery school in south florida and ask for the quote.
There are 2 Plastic Surgery residencies in South Florida - U of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital Division of Plastic Surgery. & Weston Cleveland Clinic Division of Plastic Surgery. Call either to set up an appointment. There are fees involved so DO NOT think there is any FREE ride.
During my training, we did not have a residents clinic, but did have way to decrease the costs for the patient. The patient agreed that the resident would perform the surgery under the guidance of the staff surgeon. The staff surgeon was in the room the entire time and was available for assistance, but the surgery was essentially performed by the resident. This helped the resident gain much needed experience, but also benefited the patient by decreasing the overall costs of the operation. As others have mentioned, the quality may not be as good as going to a more experienced surgeon. Good Luck
What you are looking for is a plastic surgery resident clinic. You'd still have to pay for anesthesia and hospital expenses, but the surgeon's fees would be lower. Of course, the quality of your results may be lower, also.
I am not sure if they still have this at University of Miami. Worth a few phone calls.
Thank you for asking about
your mommy make-over.
- Residency training programs often offer discounted surgery.
- But the hospital fees for the OR and anesthesia will still be high.
- I strongly suggest that you pay off your debt before taking on more financial obligations.
Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Hope you found this answer helpful. Best wishes.