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Groupons for Plastic Surgery: Are They Safe?

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Groupons are great for a massage, hair cut or a spa facial, but are these appropriate for plastic surgery procedures like breast augmentation and liposuction in Las Vegas and anywhere else in the United States?

For most people, seeing a coupon special for a plastic surgery procedure, at the very least, is a tasteless practice. Pay attention to that instinct, because the deals on these procedures and the doctors performing them are often too good to be true.

Board Certified Plastic Surgeons?

Groupon for Plastic SurgeryBoard certified plastic surgeons will not post a Groupon special for a plastic surgery procedure. If you find a Groupon deal for any kind of plastic surgery procedure, you’re likely going to see a cosmetic surgeon. While it’s often difficult for most people to understand the difference between a plastic surgeon and a cosmetic surgeon, the distinction between them are as simple as board certification.

Cosmetic surgeons do not have the training, certification and credentials to be a board certified plastic surgeon. They are often general surgeons or physicians who received some training on cosmetic surgery procedures, but not the intense training and residency requirements that board certified plastic surgeons undergo.

What About Groupon for BOTOX® Cosmetic?

Groupon specials for BOTOX are towing the line a bit as well, as patients must purchase the BOTOX before even seeing the provider. Not everyone is a good candidate for BOTOX and BOTOX alternatives like Dysport® and Xeomin®. A thorough consultation by a licensed, certified injection specialist is required before any injection treatments are performed, and refunds through Groupon are difficult to come by.

Additionally, choosing your anti-aging injection specialist based on price is almost always a mistake. You don’t want the lowest price; you want the highest level of skill, quality, training and experience. This is your face, after all. Trust your face to a highly qualified, board certified plastic surgeon or a registered nurse or nurse practitioner with aesthetic certifications and operates under the supervision of a board certified plastic surgeon.

Your Body is About More Than Price!

When it comes to your health and safety, never go cheap! Consider this:

If the surgery is much less expensive than other plastic surgeons in Las Vegas,
where are they cutting corners to save money?

When you look at it that way, the idea of getting discount plastic surgery procedures is frightening, and it should be.

So, log out of Groupon, put down your credit card and pick up the phone to contact our team of board certified plastic surgeons for a consultation. We’ll walk you through the entire process, explain the procedure, safety measures we take, and financing options that are available to help you pay for your procedure.


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