Summary: When it comes to getting deals, Cyber Monday can be a great temptation. But should you get yourself some Cyber Monday cosmetic surgery while you’re at it? That might seem like a good idea, but when you stop and think about it longer, there might be some complications. Cosmetic surgery, after all, is expensive for a reason; you’re paying for expertise, experience, and quality. What does it mean when you start paying less for that, and is there a way to get a safe discount? Because, let’s face it, everybody loves discounts. Even discounts on cosmetic surgery.
Thinking About Cyber Monday Cosmetic Surgery
It’s that time of year. The snow is falling. The carolers are singing. And there are plenty of guys in red suits hanging around malls. You might even hear some holiday tunes on the radio (or over the speakers in your local retail establishment). In fact, perhaps the only thing as ubiquitous as that holiday music is a little thing called Cyber Monday. Or Cyber Monday Deals Week. Or Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals Week. Look, everyone loves a bargain, and around this time of year, retailers start to roll out their very best discounts in an effort to get shoppers in the door. For better or worse, cosmetic surgeons often do the exact same thing.
Of course, there’s often competing impulses at work once cosmetic surgeons start slashing prices. Like I said, everyone loves a bargain. But people will also often associate quality with quantity (of dollars). The more you pay for something, the better it is, right? Of course, this isn’t necessarily true, but there’s little doubt that the impulse, the psychology, is there. That’s why we don’t mind going to the surgeon who charges a little bit more: he’s going to do better work, right? Well… probably. See, the problem is that the psychology doesn’t always match the reality.
What Procedures Are Safe With a Discount?
If you get Fraxel in New York, there’s little doubt that you’re going to see some competition between cosmetic surgeons. That’s natural and normal (that’s capitalism). However, the level of competition will be different in New York than it is in, say, New Mexico, where there is a significantly smaller population. And this is where we get into the kinds of discounts that you should and could accept and the kinds that, maybe, you want to stay away from. Let’s look at it like this: we all love a good deal, but is it too good to be true?
Most cosmetic surgeons will be able to offer a 5-15% discount for their services. They might try to upsell you on some other services, but they can absorb it if you aren’t interested. However, you should be suspicious of discounts anywhere over that. Businesses could not survive if they offer people 50% discounts all the time. It’s just not possible to sustain that kind of business model. That means you should really take a second look at that price. After all, a botched cosmetic surgery procedure can have very expensive and life-changing consequences.
What Procedures Should I Look for a Discount on?
Most cosmetic surgeons who are interested in offering discounts will go about it in one of two ways. They might have a membership club, generating income on the repeat business to offset the constant discounts. Otherwise, you can find event-style sales and discounts. This is what you’ll see with most of the Black Friday or Cyber Monday events out there. In these cases, clinics may be looking to book a lot of appointments to offset the cost of the discount. And that makes sense—people will be itching to get their procedures performed or perfected before the family gatherings that often come along with the holidays.
In most cases, cosmetic surgeons will offer discounts on whatever they have most of in their inventory. That may include the following products:
- PRP injections
- Face treatments
- Facial peels
Surgeons may offer discounts on other procedures, such as Fraxel or laser and energy treatments, but those discounts will likely be smaller. That said, the holidays are still a good time to get your cosmetic surgery procedure performed.
Whatever the Cost, Get Great Results
When it comes to making sure you get great results, it’s often more important to look at the surgeon than the cost of the procedure. After all, the prices of the procedures can be somewhat misleading. The best course of action, then, is to examine all the reviews you can find, look at the surgeon’s qualifications and experience, and schedule a consultation. During these consultations, you’ll want to ask all of the questions you have and be clear about your desired final results—but it’s also a time to feel out the cosmetic surgeons and see if you’re a good fit.
And, of course, reviews are a good indicator. To be sure, every surgeon will have some negative reviews—it happens. But you can make some safe assumptions based on the overall trend of those reviews, no matter what the surgeon is charging overall. Go into any situation thoughtfully and with your eyes open, and you’ll likely be just fine.
To take advantage of some discounts today, contact your cosmetic surgeon and schedule a consultation.