I have a concern with the cost at Sono Bello Beverly Hills. In addition to the price per area, I'm getting charged an additional amount of money for the pre-op and post-op. Is this normal?
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I think you need to check prices with other surgeons. Most of us do not charge extra for post-op visits. Make sure the surgeon you use is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, and has experience. Competition should keep the prices reasonable, and you should feel comfortable with the surgeon and pricing, even if you have to drive a few extra miles.
Charged an additional amount of money for the pre-op and post-op. Is this normal?
All offices have their own pricing policies. Almost all surgeons I have dealt with in all specialties don't charge extra for post-op visits for a period of time, sometimes a year sometimes indefinite. Almost all plastic surgeons I have dealt with don't charge extra for the preop visit.
I have more concern about charging for post op visits, since it will discourage some patients with problems from coming back to the office.
Quoting less than all-inclusive may make something sound less expensive when it really is not.
All the best.
If you have concerns, you should definitely get another opinion or two to compare and make sure that you are comfortable with the surgeon (who should be certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery), the facility where the procedure will be performed (should be State, Medicare or AAAASF certified) and the doctors before and after photographs and the doctor's staff that will be helping to care for you.
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