A thigh lift is a cosmetic surgery procedure planned and executed as per the unique aesthetic and anatomical needs of the patient. The monetary amount of a thigh lift can vary widely depending on a number of factors. The surgeon will provide the sticker price estimate to the patient at the initial consultation to help them make an informed choice.
Dr. Wright Jones is a double board certified plastic surgeon providing thigh lift and a wide range of other surgical and non-surgical procedures. Dr. Jones will discuss the costs and other aspects with the patient, and provide them an accurate picture before they make a decision. He provides thigh lift to patients in Atlanta, Buckhead, Stockbridge, Marietta, GA, and surrounding locations.
A patient can plan and budget for thigh lift plastic surgery in a better way when they understand the factors that will impact the dollar amount of this type of surgery.
Extent of Procedure
The location and amount of loose skin, tissue and fat in thigh area will determine the choice of surgical technique and the type of incision involved. Shorter incisions along with simple tissue removal will usually cost less than a complex surgery involving extended incisions.
Sometimes the cosmetic surgeon may need clinical information to determine the candidacy. They may order diagnostic tests, including blood tests, or have the patient see a specialist. This will add to the overall monetary amount of the procedure.
While a fully trained, experienced, and board certified plastic surgeon may be more expensive, but they usually end up saving money, inconvenience, and discomfort in the long run. They are more likely to produce highly desirable results without any complications or the need for an additional revision procedure.
If the patient’s general health condition raises medical concerns with regard to anesthesia, surgery preparation, performing the thigh lift, or during recovery, it can involve additional requirements, making the overall procedure more expensive.
Where the Surgery is Performed
The price tag of a thigh lift can vary between regions, depending on the general living costs, and average household incomes and taxes. If the plastic surgeon decides to perform the thigh lift procedure at a hospital, the cost of facility will be higher as compared to a procedure at a surgical center or an independent clinic. Dr. Jones receives patients from Atlanta, Buckhead, Stockbridge, Marietta, GA, and nearby areas for thigh lift.
The insurers will usually not offer coverage for any portion of the surgical costs because thigh lift is considered an elective procedure. In exceptional cases, where the patient has significant amount of sagging skin around the thighs, which is preventing normal movement or causing skin infections, the insurer may cover full or partial costs of thigh lift as a medical necessity.
The plastic surgeon may offer financing in association with a third party lender. This will enable the patient to spread payment for the procedure over a period ranging from six months to five years. Medical finance companies will usually offer low interest rates and convenient monthly installments.
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