American Society of Plastic Surgeons
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2 years ago

Procedure Pricing Transparency

We recently received a quote for a breast lift with implant change. My concern is when I am asking for a detailed quote of services that are being provided, I am told by the practice manager. They don't provide quotes like that. Its only a verbal quote and a request for payment to book surgery.

Is this common practice? Or should I push back for a detailed itemized quote?

Procedure: Breast Lift

Replies 6

Samir Shureih

This is NOT the standard.

When you go for consult for any cosmetic procedure, you have the right for a detailed itemized quote.

It should include, surgeon fees, Facility and anesthesia fees, Cost of the implants, Cost of the proposed surgery in details.

Otherwise find a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who can provide you that in details. The quote might be honored for 6months or 12 months depending on the office policy.

Must discuss with you in writing also in case of complications or revision what is your financial responsibility.

Curtis Wong
ASPS Surgeon

Offices should easily provide you the TOTAL costs of what you are looking at having done... anything short of this suggests they have something to hide and is a good sign to go elsewhere. The same when you are looking at technology to help you such as Renuvion or my Ellevate... ALWAYS ask the doctor what happens if what they promise is not achieved. Their answer will tell you if they are legitimate or scammers.

Adolfo Sesto
ASPS Int. Surgeon

I believe, and is part of my practice, to give a detailed written quote to the patient to avoid any concerns of what is included and what is not.

Rahul Vemula
ASPS Surgeon
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Did you actually go in for a consult in person to see the surgeon? Usually price ranges are given over the phone. After an in person consultation a formal quote is usually given with all of the associated costs with surgery such as the surgeon's fees, implants, surgical garments, Anesthesia, OR facility fees Pathology fees.

Alfred Antonetti
ASPS Surgeon

You just said you received a quote. You can ask what does this quote entail? and are there any other charges? If you do not like the answers go see someone else.


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