When you’re in your consultation about cosmetic surgery, it’s important to know what questions to ask – this is your chance to find out everything you can about the clinic you’re consulting with, and make sure they’re the right fit for you. We’ve already covered questions about surgeons, track records and worst case scenarios – but what about the money?
You want the best quality surgery that you can get, but that doesn’t mean you don’t want to get good value, too. Making sure that there aren’t any hidden costs or extra payments to be made is absolutely crucial when booking surgery. Here’s a list of our key questions to ask about pricing and payments during your surgery consultation.
What is the total cost of surgery? Including checks, aftercare, drugs, nursing and accommodation?
What must I pay upfront?
What isn’t included in the final price?
If something goes wrong after I go home, and I need further treatment, who pays for this?
Which payment methods do you accept?
All of these really are crucial questions to ask before saying ‘yes’ to a particular clinic or surgery. Most clinics will try to make the costs of your surgery obvious up-front, but it’s always good to check. When you ask questions like these in a consultation, there really is no way for a clinic to mislead you about costs. Just as my mum always said – ‘It’s better to be safe than sorry’!