Plastic Surgery Costs/Fees

Posted by Robert Hardesty on 5 Jul, 2018


 

 Total Costs and Fees of Cosmetic Plastic Surgery

Blog Contents:

I. “COMPARING APPLES TO APPLES”

II. TOTAL COSTS

III. SOURCES OF PUBLISHED COSTS

 

 
As in life, decisions are made on multitude of data points and an obvious one is total costs and fees.
 
If you are buying a auto, you can easily compare similar models and accessories, warranties and then finally prices.
 
In the “service industry” it is much more difficult to make comparisons and then put a value on it.
This is especially true when it comes to your own body and health.
 
Let’s look at some of these factors that should be considered in “total costs and fees” when trying to choose the Best/Top Plastic Surgeon for you.
 
 

 

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Body Contouring Options: Overview

Posted by Robert Hardesty on 24 Aug, 2017

Body Contouring Options


 Body contouring is optimally performed when one achieves their ideal weight. However, some of the procedures below can be performed before that weight is attained. 

The following is an overview of body contouring options that contain additional and more specific information on each procedure or technology mentioned below.
 
The "best" is difficult to determine and depends on a personal exam and discussion of your desires, your anatomy, your goals, the benefits and the limitations of the particular technology or procedure. I often combine both surgical and non-surgical technology to achieve a superior result that I couldn’t otherwise achieve with only one procedure or technology. We refer to this combination of treatments as synergy, simply explained on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the absolute best result — 1 + 1 = 3, 5, 6 or even a 10!

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Topics: Tummy Tuck, Abdominoplasty, Body Contouring Options

Breast Augmentation, Breast Implant Profile and Cleavage

Posted by Robert Hardesty on 23 Aug, 2017

Breast Augmentation, Breast Implant Profile and Cleavage

Breast Augmentation, Breast Implant Profile and Cleavage

 

The "best" implant choice is based not only on volume but other important factors. One of these include the breast implant profile.

 

Your Unique Anatomy

Your anatomy will dictate some of the mutually agreed upon decisions both you and your chosen plastic surgery will make. In general, if you are born with breasts close together, you’re more likely to have after breast augmentation breasts that will remain close together and vice versa.

 



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Topics: Tummy Tuck, Abdominoplasty, Body Contouring Options

Mastopexy

Posted by Robert Hardesty on 2 Aug, 2017

Mastopexy (Breast Lift)

Physiology
Breasts "sag" or "hang" because the "skin bra" is larger than the breast tissue. Over time, the weight of breast tissue can continue to stretch the skin and acts like a "rock in a sock.”


Some women develop breasts that sag, but more often the cycle of expansion and contraction of breast tissue (during pregnancy and/or after weight loss) results in a permanent stretching of the skin. The once full and rounded breast can take the shape of a bowling pin. Technically, the "viscoelastic elastic" properties of the skin have been irreversibly altered. An analogy is like a pair of pantyhose that have lost their elasticity. Unfortunately, there are no known reliable non-surgical techniques to significantly shrink the skin.

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Topics: Mastopexy

Abdominoplasty ("Tummy Tuck") - Body Contouring

Posted by Robert Hardesty on 26 Jul, 2017

Abdominoplasty (“Tummy Tuck”) - Body Contouring

Goal

The abdominoplasty procedure is designed to contour the abdomen by:

1. Removing excess skin and fat.
2. Reestablishing the position of the rectus abdominis muscles (or abs).
3. Contouring the diet-resistant fat accumulation of the flanks (when needed) using liposuction.

 

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Topics: Tummy Tuck, Abdominoplasty

 
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