How To Save Money on Your Plastic Surgery

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Plastic surgery is definitely something you don't want to skimp out on. But that doesn't mean you need to spend yourself out of house and home for it. Here are few tips that should help you to save money on your plastic surgery.

Step 1

Go with saline implants instead of silicone ones. If you're looking to save money on plastic surgery on your breasts, you should opt for the cheaper (though just as safe) saline implants. Although they don't have as much of a natural look or feel, they have a lower complication rate post-surgery. And they'll save you at least $1000 compared to traditional silicone implants.

Step 2

Consider trying Sculptra instead of more common fillers. Although this isn't fully approved by the FDA for most cosmetic uses, some plastic surgeons like to use Sculptra off-label. It works to fill in hollow spots under your eyes and other areas of your face that may appear gaunt. An added bonus, Sculptra fillers tend to last from 3 - 5 years, whereas traditional fillers may last only 1 year. You'll save thousands over the longer life of this plastic surgery filler.

Step 3

Choose the traditional form of liposuction. Ultrasonic liposuction and even laser liposuction do not show much better results than the traditional form of liposuction. For relatively the same outcome, you can get rid of your unwanted fat and save a few thousand dollars by choosing this more traditional method of this plastic surgery.

Step 4

Try an alternative to laser treatments. An obvious way to save money on plastic surgery is to go without it! If you want to improve the look of your face, you can get just about the same look with a chemical peel as you can with traditional laser facial treatments. A chemical peel like the Blue Peel comes with a significantly smaller price tag and you'll still get the benefits of a younger, healthier looking face.

Step 5

Spread out your Botox. You might be using more Botox than you need to. See if you can save money on this type of plastic surgery by spreading out your Botox use. Instead of putting 20 units into your forehead, why not see if you're still satisfied with 10 units in your forehead? That leaves you an extra 10 unit to put in your chin, your lip or your cheek! It makes sense to get the most out of your money, so don't overdo this cosmetic surgery injection. You'll quickly realize how much money you can save by reducing the number of Botox injections you get.

Step 6

Approach your insurance company. Now, obviously your insurance company isn't going to foot the bill for your breast augmentation, butt lift or tummy tuck. But, if you have a genuine need for plastic surgery, you may just be able to get some financial support with those bills from your insurance company. You just need to show a need for the surgery, or proof that corrective plastic surgery is beneficial and necessary to your health. So if your breasts are too large and cause you back pain, or if your droopy eyelids inhibit your vision, you can likely have your health insurance cover all or at least a portion of this expense. If you can prove it, this is a great way to save yourself a bundle of money on plastic surgery.


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