Exploring The Varied Costs of Plastic Surgery
When you’re considering plastic surgery, there are a lot of questions that inevitably swirl around in your head: Is this procedure safe? How long will it last? What’s my recovery time? But often the biggest question comes down to money, namely, “How much will this plastic surgery procedure cost me?” To answer this question, we’ll break things down between noninvasive procedures, in-office cosmetic procedures and surgery center-based procedures, each of which varies in price and financing options.
Noninvasive Cosmetic Procedures
These include procedures such as Botox and Dysport, injectables such as Juvéderm, Radiesse and Restylane, as well as lasers, miraDry and peels. Each of these procedures is performed in office, allowing you to return home the same day with minimal side effects of bruising or peeling. Recovery time with these procedures is short, lasting from a day to a week. Factors in the price of these cosmetic procedures include the cost of the actual product combined with the office staff and the length of time it takes to perform. Most of these procedures range from $300 (one area of Botox) to $4,500 (resurfacing laser.)
All of the surgical procedures at Janiga MDs are performed by our board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Timothy Janiga. Included in this category are procedures such as mini facelifts, small area liposuction, upper eyelid lift (blepharoplasty), lip lift, scar revision, earlobe reconstruction and other smaller, minimally invasive procedures. These are all performed in our Reno office under local anesthesia and do not require putting you completely under. In most cases, you’ll experience a one- to two-week recovery period. With office-based surgeries, we determine the price based on how many staff members we use along with the cost of technologies/supplies used (i.e. the liposuction machine for lipo procedures). Because we perform these procedures in-office, they generally cost less than their surgery center counterparts, ranging from $2,500 for scar revision to $12,000 for longer, more involved procedures such as an in-office facelift.
Not all procedures can be performed at our offices. Some, such as endoscopic brow lift, complete facelift, tummy tuck, breast augmentation, rhinoplasty, Brazilian butt lift, large area liposuction and others must be performed in a fully accredited surgical center, complete with an anesthesiologist who puts you to sleep for the duration of the surgery. The reason for this is that these procedures generally take longer than most patients can tolerate being awake. Also, the area being treated is too large for local anesthesia, which can be toxic at the doses that would be required for these procedures. Often, patients will ask if we can perform procedures such as breast augmentation in office to avoid the cost of surgery centers and anesthesiologists. While some doctors might do this, Dr. Janiga is firm in his belief that you should be in a full surgical facility when having these types of procedures done.
When you receive a quote for your specific surgery, it usually is broken down for you into surgeon’s fees, implant fees (if applicable), facility fees for the surgery center and anesthesiology fees. At Janiga MDs, we bill you for one single fee, which includes the anesthesiology and facility fees in order to streamline your transaction. The minimum cost of full surgery is $6,000 and ranges upward of $25,000, depending on how much time your surgery takes. Although this is the most expensive option, it’s a small price to pay to ensure that your vital functions are constantly monitored during surgery.
At Janiga MDs, we set you up with a preoperative appointment a week prior to your surgery, at which point you will pay in full for your surgery. Janiga accepts Alpheon Credit, Care Credit, most credit cards, as well as check or cash. There are multiple financing options available, including those through Care Credit and Alpheon, which allow you to decide how much you can afford each month for up to five years. If you go with one of these options, you need to make arrangements for the financing well in advance of your surgery so everything is set for the day of your pre-operative appointment.
If you are interested in financing or want to discuss whether any of these procedures are right for you, please contact us for a consultation where Dr. Janiga will discuss options specific to your case.