Mistake No. 8: Skimping on the price tag According to Miami board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Salzhauer, it's a case of "buyer beware" when a potential patient sees plastic surgery procedures in monetary terms. "There is a reason plastic surgery usually has high costs associated with it," says Salzhauer. "Sometimes when economic times are bad, surgeons will cut their fees for the sake of acquiring new patients. However, if you hear a dramatically reduced price from a surgeon, you should ask yourself 'what corners are they cutting to offer surgery at such a low price?'"
Tachmes agrees. With the economy the way it is, people "shop their bodies around" the way they would parts for a car. And there are plenty of non-plastic surgeons ready to take advantage of that fact. "There are doctors out there that go get a one day training or attend a three day seminar in Vegas on how to do liposuction, get a little diploma, frame it their wall, and just like that -- they are off and running," says Tachmes. "They are out there like cowboys doing whatever they want," she says, and reaping the monetary rewards at the patient's expense.
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