When you decide on cosmetic surgery, may that be a small one day procedure such as the Upper Eyelift procedure or more extensive surgery like our Mummy Makeovers cost of surgery and consultation plays a part in your decision making.
Whilst at Reflect Clinic we strongly advise opting for the most qualified and trained surgeons that you can we can often be tempted by cut price deals and complicated finance options. That might not always mean however, that you’re getting the best surgeon to deal with your cosmetic surgery procedure.
If my Cosmetic Surgeon charges a fee does that mean that he is the best plastic surgeon for me?
The cost for a consultation with a cosmetic surgeon does not necessarily mean that the surgeon that you are meeting is the best for you and whilst this might be the case it’s often reassuring to know that a surgeon’s time is exclusive and that your appointment will be useful and organised. If a surgeon was not charging for a consultation then you’ve got to wonder if they are open for too much business and why they are not more in demand. The best surgeons see a consultation with a new patient as a time to establish a relationship, understand your specific needs as an individual and make time to decide on what surgery (if any) is best for you based on your needs. A surgeon would see this as use of their professional time and therefore a fee would likely be charged.
How Much is a Consultation fee with a Plastic Surgeon?
A fee for consultation with a cosmetic surgeon may change depending on a the reputation of the surgeon and the regional or national location. Here in Manchester the average cost for a leading cosmetic surgeon is around £250. This is actually what Reflect Clinic charge for meetings with our leading cosmetic surgeon, Mr Gerard Lambe. Less experienced cosmetic surgeons in the Manchester region may charge less as they don’t have the experience to back up a higher charge. If you were to deal with a plastic surgeon in the London area then you may be charged as much as £500 to book a consultation with a cosmetic surgeon
Should a Consultation Fee Impact my Decision on Which Surgeon I should Use?
Whilst it depends on which cosmetic surgery procedure that you decide on as to what you will pay. Cosmetic surgery generally is an expensive investment and it is life changing. We wouldn’t suggest that a couple of hundred pounds is not a lot of money but to make a decision on a surgeon based on their consultation fee would likely be a mistake. After all if you’re going to spend thousands of pounds on surgery the a few hundred pounds to plan and organise this surgery is most likely the right things to do.
If you are interested in a consultation to cosmetic surgery then you can chat with our Clinic Manager, Jayne completely free of charge and she will talk you through your options and if you are able to meet with Mr Lambe. Please see our procedure pages to read more about our key services.