It is important to take time choosing a plastic surgeon. The surgeon should be educated and board certified in plastic surgery, have membership in plastic surgery communities such as American Board of Plastic Surgeons, be affiliated with local hospitals, hopefully have over 10 years of experience, and have good reviews from previous patients.
Plastic surgery, unless for certain medical cases, is an elective procedure and thus is not covered by basic medical insurance. Some plastic surgeons, however, offer financing options to help pay for procedures.
For an accurate personal assessment and pricing it is helpful to make a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon.