If you have ever had to rush to the emergency room for an injury or illness, you know full well just how crowded and chaotic these places can be. Hospital emergency rooms are often under-staffed, and the staff they do have is often over-worked, sometimes working more than 24 hours at a time. For these reasons, mistakes do happen in emergency rooms, and people do wait, sometimes for hours and hours on end. It is estimated that several thousand people fall victim to medical malpractice due to the rushed, substandard care that is provided.
If you have been in an accident and are in need of stitches or some other type of surgical procedure, your best bet may be to find a highly trained and experienced cosmetic surgeon to suture you up or perform any necessary surgeries. If you live in a highly populated area such as Los Angeles or New York City, the care you receive at a private surgical center may far surpass that of the care you’d receive at a crowded chaotic emergency room.
In addition to the typical breast augmentation and tummy tuck procedures, many cosmetic surgeons will offer other surgeries in their on-site facility including:
Instead of waiting in an impersonal hospital waiting area, you can receive the best care possible by meeting with a cosmetic surgeon. On-site surgical centers offer more personalized service, a friendly staff, and thorough post-surgery instructions to maximize your healing experience.
On-site surgical centers (often called ambulatory surgical centers) typically have highly trained compassionate staff members who will work very hard to ensure your surgery is as tolerable as possible. If your surgery is not elective, your health insurance may cover all or some part of the costs. Almost any cosmetic surgery procedure has several cost components including:
- Surgeons’ fees
- Use of the on-site surgical center
- Materials (implants, garments, etc.)
Unlike a hospital emergency room, a cosmetic surgery practice will offer financing options and will explain every single cost to you so you know exactly what to expect and can budget for everything associated with your surgery.