PLASTIC SURGERY PRICING
When you are thinking about elective cosmetic surgery, one of your considerations will of course be the cost of your procedure(s).
Let’s start by sharing that if you are “price shopping” for the lowest priced surgical procedure, this is probably not the right practice for you. We treat patients the way we would treat our family members. We do things the right way. Surgery is performed in the safest possible environment with a goal of a fast and pain-free recovery. Anesthesia is performed by a board-certified MD anesthesiologist for your safety and comfort. Our OR is accredited by both The Joint Commission JHACO (The body that provides accreditation to hospitals) and AAAASF ( Peer reviewed by board-certified plastic surgeons)
The OR staff is hand-picked by Dr. Law and Dr. Schmidt and you have the confidence of knowing that an extraordinary medical team is serving you both in and out of the operating room. A team of nurse practitioners are available at all times to answer questions and provide care at a moment’s notice, even if your surgeon is in the OR.
We do not compromise your safety, comfort or outcomes. Our pricing is clear, transparent, and all-inclusive. There are many reasons we see so many medical professionals as patients, and why so many of our patients are happy repeat visitors!
DO YOU OFFER PLASTIC SURGERY FINANCING?
Yes, we do offer financing and we provide many ways to help make paying for plastic surgery as easy as possible for each of our patients. Every step of your surgical procedure, including the way in which you elect to pay is a private matter. We can provide a range of what monthly payments could be even before you submit your credit information.
WHAT DO PROCEDURES TYPICALLY COST?
There is a range of pricing for every procedure. But, there is not an exact price for procedure prior to a consultation. Each person is unique and the surgical plan for each individual will be individual. We do not perform cookie-cutter surgery. If you look at the thousands of Before & After images on our website, you will see the differences in the starting point for procedures like tummy tucks, or mommy makeovers.
Plastic surgeons will have different prices based on their education and training as well as the results they are able to provide for their patients. Additionally, some low-price plastic surgeons may cut a lot of corners when it comes to the surgical environment and the surgical staff. This is not a wise way to save money. For the safest and most pleasant plastic surgery experience research your plastic surgeon carefully and be confident with their education, training results, and philosophy. Additionally you will want to ensure that the facility is accredited, fully equipped with state of the arch technology and is meticulously clean. At Blue Water Plastic Surgery, your safety comfort and results are our highest priority.
WHAT WE INCLUDE IN OUR PLASTIC SURGERY PRICING
When considering plastic surgery quotes, it is very important to know exactly what is included in the costs that are provided to you. Sometimes offices only include the surgeon’s fees in their quote, and other costs, such as anesthesia or operating room expenses, are not listed. Those are the hidden costs that could add to the overall cost of your procedure.
At Blue Water Plastic Surgery, all of our quotes are ALL INCLUSIVE
- Surgeon’s fee
- Operating Room Fee and staffing including:
- Pre-operative Registered Nurses
- Circulating Registered Nurses
- Certified Surgical Technologists
- Sterile Processing Technicians
- Post-operative Registered Nurses
- Anesthesia: Provided by board-certified MD anesthesiologist who remains at your bedside during the entire procedure.
- Implants (if being used) and any medical supplies
- Lymphatic drainage for large volume liposuction patients
- All routine pre-operative and post-operative care for a minimum of 1-year post op
- Access to our team of Nurse Practitioners. They are available at all times to see you, answer questions and provide assistance, including times when your surgeon is in the OR with another patient
- Intensive, long-term follow-up and scar treatment, including laser treatments and/or Microneedling treatments to accelerate scar healing and topical scar treatment, as indicated.
- A homeopathic preparation which reduces bruising and swelling.
- Post-operative garment, if required.
The only two items not covered by the quote you receive from our office are: any lab work that needs to be completed and any prescription medications.
THE BWPS OPERATING THEATER
Dr. Law and Dr. Schmidt perform surgery in our Joint Commission and AAAASF accredited, state of the art free standing operating theater. The single story facility includes a private first floor entrance and a private waiting area for families to provide privacy for our discerning clientele. For inpatient procedures, overnight stays at the surgery center with medical observation are available to enhance patient comfort and to provide peace of mind to patients and their families. Or, we are happy to provide our patients with medical care in your home or a local hotel if you prefer to recover privately, but with the assistance of medical providers.
All major surgical procedures performed at The Plastic Surgery Center are conducted under anesthesia provided by an experienced, board-certified MD anesthesiologist. Your anesthesia MD will evaluate you prior to surgery, accompany you to the O.R., remain with you throughout the entire surgical procedure, and will then accompany you to the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (the PACU, aka the recovery room). Your anesthesia MD will remain on site until you have reached the point of recovery where continuous monitoring of vital signs is no longer required and you are close to being ready for discharge from The Plastic Surgery Center.
Joint Commission Accreditation is truly a remarkable accomplishment. The Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations is a national organization that accredits hospitals and surgery centers. We are the only office based plastic surgery center in North Carolina that dually holds Joint Commission accreditation and AAAASF certification. At the heart of the accreditation process is the goal of creating and maintaining a culture of patient safety that is sustained at the highest level between accreditation surveys. Both accrediting organizations require ongoing evaluation of the environment of care. Compliance with accreditation standards must be continuously monitored. Credentials of all staff members and anesthesia providers must be verified and maintained. Regular updates and self-surveys are required during each three-year cycle.
Dr. Law and Dr. Schmidt only use these exacting accreditation requirements as a starting point. He directs his operating team and anesthesiologist to exceed the standards without regard to cost in order to attain the highest level of safety and quality.
Anesthetic medicines are selected entirely on a basis of their superiority. Patients go to sleep gently and then wake up smoothly and quickly, with nausea almost totally unheard of—even in patients who had previously suffered from anesthetic-induced nausea. Dr. Law and Dr. Schmidt’s operating room even includes a device used to assure that patients are fully asleep at all times during an operation.
No detail is too small. Dr. Law and Dr. Schmidt insist on only using equipment, instruments, and sutures of the highest caliber.
Privacy is a significant consideration for our local, regional and international patients. We are accustomed to seeing many high profile patients before and after surgery. Our private entrances and waiting area create an environment where discerning patients may avoid public entrances, lobbies, elevators and parking areas.
WHY ARE PRICES SO MUCH LOWER IN SOME PRACTICES?
Our prices are very similar to other practices with surgeons who have similar training, outcomes, facilities and medical staff. Some very low priced practices are clearly cutting corners in ways that might compromise the safety of a patient, like your anesthesia provider. or ways that may not be evident, like cleaning and safety protocols or post-operative care. Or, perhaps only part of the cost is represented in the quote, with a quote not including all costs. The most expensive surgery is revision surgery. So, we urge patients to take their time, ask questions and carefully consider who they want to trust with their health, well-being and to make a permanent change in their appearance.