Plastic Surgery

Should plastic surgeons charge a consultation fee?

May 9, 2011

To charge or not to charge, that is the question Plastic Surgeons face when establishing policies for their initial consultation for cosmetic procedures. Some surgeons are worried that patients will waste their time if they do not charge a fee. Others “hedge their bet” by charging prospective patients a consultation fee that they can later apply toward a procedure if the patient schedules surgery.

We at Advanced Aesthetics take a different approach. Our initial consultation for Cosmetic surgery is FREE (complimentary), regardless whether a prospective patient schedules surgery or not. We offer this “service” for a number of reasons:

  1. We enjoy seeing patients. A consultation is not a chore for us. Rather, it is an opportunity to meet a new person and discuss a topic we feel passionate about.
  2. Many people are unsure about what exactly they need or want from a Cosmetic Surgeon, especially with regard to:
    • Aging Face. We often hear, “Do I need surgery or would a non-surgical procedure be effective?”
    • Body Contouring. Similarly, people ask us, “Do I need an Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) or would Liposuction be effective?”
    • Breast Enhancement. A common question is, “Do I need a Breast Lift (Mastopexy) or would a Breast Augmentation be effective?”

    We prefer that perspective patients talk with us early in their process, so they can learn about the proper treatment plan and also ask why we recommend the treatment plan we do. A successful consultation leaves people with the knowledge and confidence to proceed and not second-guess themselves.

  3. We are confident—and our statistics bear this out—that once you meet us, you will want to have your surgery at Advanced Aesthetics. Our doctors are personable and attentive, our staff is first rate, our facility is outstanding, and our pricing is very competitive and value-oriented.
  4. We welcome patients who already had a consultation elsewhere. Schedule a consultation with us for a second opinion. We are confident that you will feel more confident with us because we spend more time with you, we will inform you more, and we will explain your options better than many other practices, especially if they do not offer the full menu of cosmetic surgical procedure that we do.
  5. Many patients need to know the actual cost of a procedure so they can financially plan for it. There may be other outlets to obtain a “ballpark estimate” for a surgery, but after our consultation, you will know exactly which Cosmetic Plastic Surgery procedure is recommended and what the exact price for it is. That is a promise.

Call today to schedule your free Cosmetic Plastic Surgery consultation.

Reviews & Testimonials

Martha Traylor
5 stars

Dr.Gronka, as well as his staff are very professional and helpful.

Feb 25, 2022
Dixie Taylor
5 stars

When searching for a surgeon, I took YEARS to make up my mind. After meeting with several other doctors, I met with Dr. Raniere.... I knew right away, he was it! He’s a true artist who’s a total perfectionist! He listens very well and is very knowledgeable and most of all PASSIONATE about what he does. His staff is just out right phenomenal! You feel as if your going through the whole process with you best friends! Mrs. Cheryl is perfect is guiding you through everything before, during and after your procedure. I would highly recommend planning your surgery with this team of artist!

Feb 25, 2022
Reggie Donaldson
5 stars

Dr. Stewart did work to close the wound on my nose from Moh’s surgery. He did an excellent job - 2 weeks out and healing nicely. He and his staff were extremely friendly and there for questions and concerns I had. I strongly would recommend him to anyone who needs a plastic surgeon.

Oct 28, 2021
Hajji Johnson
5 stars

My experience so far has been great. The whole team was nice and refreshing. Great atmosphere and Dr. Gronka was very pleasant and understanding and I was able to ask questions concerning the surgery. Im looking forward to this journey.

Sep 18, 2021
Kelly Walker
5 stars

Dr. Edward Gronka and his staff are awesome! His bedside manner is amazing! He cares about his patients and gets to the heart of the matter. I truly enjoy talking to Dr. Gronka. He makes you feel welcomed and listens while you're talking. I recommend Advanced Aesthetics Plastic Surgery for your personal care.

Sep 17, 2021
Nelson Stephenson
5 stars

Dr. Stewart is very skilled and is compassionate about his care. I appreciated his kindness and have already referred him to a friend who has surgical needs.

Sep 02, 2021
Nancy Olsen
5 stars

Dr Gronka is a wonderful doctor. He takes time to listen and answer many questions. He is personable and makes one feel comfortable about their procedure

Aug 31, 2021
dan gott
5 stars

Coming from California where most medical staff including Doctors are quite pretentious when dealing with their patients, I have been marveled at the different attitude of my medical doctors and staff here in Georgia . They are like family and I am not exaggerating.

Aug 28, 2021