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Saving Up for Plastic Surgery: Financing Helps Patients Pay

It’s no secret that plastic surgery can be expensive, especially combination procedures such as a Mommy Makeover. Our Portland, Oregon, practice helps make these cosmetic procedures accessible to as many patients as possible by offering attractive financing options for patients.

Because saving enough money to pay for a surgical procedure in cash can be extremely difficult for many people, we offer 2 different financing options that patients can access through our website’s About Us page. The options, CareCredit and Prosper Healthcare Lending, specialize in financing for medical procedures and offer financing terms not available using traditional credit cards.

The cost of a plastic surgery procedure is influenced by several factors, including:

  • The surgeon’s experience and training
  • The specific procedure(s) to be performed
  • The location of the practice
  • Fees for the anesthesiologist and the operating room

Some people ask what the location of a practice has to do with the cost of plastic surgery. Regional price differences exist for a few reasons, but the fact is that patients generally pay more in Los Angeles or Miami for plastic surgery than they do in Omaha—or Portland, OR.

So, is financing right for you? That’s a personal decision, of course, but many of our patients are very happy to have that option. Even though surgery can be costly, the vast majority of patients feel good about the results. That’s borne out in the “Worth It” rankings featured on the RealSelf website, where actual patients rank their level of satisfaction with the outcomes of cosmetic procedures.

On the same site, you can find a blog post that answers some common questions about financing plastic surgery.

One frequently overlooked benefit of financing is that it gives patients the freedom to choose more qualified plastic surgeons who may charge a bit more than others. Cost is an important factor for many patients, of course, but comparison shopping isn’t the best way to choose a plastic surgeon. It’s very important to also consider the surgeon’s training and track record of results, and you should determine if you feel comfortable with the surgeon and the practice. You might also want to read online reviews before making a final choice. This combination of factors will give you well-rounded information for selecting a surgeon to perform your plastic surgery.

If you’re considering a Mommy Makeover or any other aesthetic surgery, you can request a consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons using the online form or call us at (503) 292-9200 to schedule an appointment.

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