Are There Any Plastic Surgery Schools That Offer a Discount on Tummy Tucks Near Atlanta?

I am very petite 5 foot 2 and 124lbs but after having a child (10 years ago) I can't get rid of that extra belly fat (very minimal) well the wrinkly stomach with the excess skin. I can't afford to pay full price out of pocket for a tummy right now and since I am a new homeowner, my debt to income ratio-creditors won't give me more credit. I frankly don't want any more credit (want to pay debt off not accumulate more). I have heard that their are schools that will do procedures for a lower cost.

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Any Plastic Surgery Schools That Offer a Discount on Tummy Tucks Near Atlanta

Residency programs offer the Plastic surgery residents the opportunity to operate. An attending Plastic Surgeon is in the operating room to advise and teach. Fees are less on average. The savings can be around 50%. Call the Emory University Dept of Plastic Surgery. 

Miami Plastic Surgeon
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Having Discounted Surgery by Plastic Surgeons in Training

The vast majority of university training programs in Plastic Surgery have a Residents' Clinic where the fees are discounted to attract more price conscious people. Emory University has a long tradition of Plastic Surgery excellence and I would be very confident that you could not do better than their residents' clinic. Good Luck. Dr. Peter Aldea

Peter A. Aldea, MD
Memphis Plastic Surgeon
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Resident clinics in plastic surgery

You might call Emory to see if their plastic surgery training program has a "resident clinic" at this point.  I know when I was there 25 years ago, we did discounted cosmetic surgery at Crawford Long and at Grady.  Good luck.

Richard P. Rand, MD, FACS
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
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Plastic Surgery Schools That Offer a Discount on Tummy Tucks Near Atlanta

The cost for tummy tuck like other cosmetic surgery varies considerably across the country and even in the same area. South Florida tends to have lower fees then more expensive areas such as New York or Los Angeles. We charge starting at $4000 + MD Anesthesia related expenses for a modified tummy tuck. With a complete tummy tuck being more. Since you can get quality work at lower costs, patients will travel from throughout the state, the country, and internationally to have surgery in South Florida.

To ensure that you are receiving quality work with personalized care at the most cost effective prices, consult with board certified plastic surgeons that own their own nationally accredited facilities. The quality must be maintained at the highest level to maintain accreditation. The surgeons also have incentive to hire and train quality staff (to ensure that surgery is efficient and enjoyable), to ensure comfortable and private facilities (to encourage referral), and to eliminate waste (to ensure that these facilities can compete effectively).

Kris M. Reddy, MD, FACS
West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon
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Check at Emory for possible discounted tummy tuck in Atlanta

Although I am a clinical professor of plastic surgery at Emory, I don't know if they have a resident's clinic.  I suspect that they do.  To find out, call the office of Dr. Grant Carlson at Emory and inquire.  You probably would have to go to Grady Hospital for the surgery. 

Vincent N. Zubowicz, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Are There Any Plastic Surgery Schools That Offer a Discount on Tummy Tucks Near Atlanta?

 Yes, you will likely be able to find plastic surgery training programs where procedures can be done for less.  If I were you, I would want to have proof of your  plastic surgeon's experience level; ask to see lots of examples of his work and speak to previous patients who have had surgery with him.
Be careful with your decision-making; undoubtedly, the most important decision you make in this regard will be selection ofplastic surgeon. Remember, if cost savings are an issue, that revisionary surgery may be more costly in many ways.
Best wishes.

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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Emory University Plastic Surgery Training Program

As suggested below, Emory university has a great plastic surgery residency training program. Consider contacting the plastic surgery department there and inquiring into plastic surgery in their resident's clinic.

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Emory A Good Bet

I agree that Emory would be the first place to start.  They have an excellent training program, and I am sure there resident clinic is supervised by the attending staff.

Christopher V. Pelletiere, MD
Barrington Plastic Surgeon
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Are There Any Plastic Surgery Schools That Offer a Discount on Tummy Tucks Near Atlanta?

I would contact the local university to see if there is a resident clinic.  Look at Emory.

Robert D. Goldstein, MD
Bronx Plastic Surgeon
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Residents clinic-free plastic surgery?

If you want to see if a residency program offers a "residents clinic" I would check to see what medical schools in your area have a  plastic surgery program,call them and see what they might require to become a patient.There probably would be soem charges.Also inquire to see if the residents are supervised.

Robert Brueck, MD
Fort Myers Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 62 reviews

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