Looking for Another Reason Medical Tourism May Not be for You?!

The Centers for Disease and Control and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons released a special bulletin earlier this week. The Bulletin, which can be read in its entirety here says that between April and September 2013, 15 patients from the Northeast US had cosmetic surgery in the Dominican Republic and returned home with a […]

How much does it cost to fix my gynecomastia?

Is this a question you’ve asked yourself before? If you have gynecomastia (excess breast tissue in men), then you’ve come to the right place to find the answer. As part of our series on cosmetic procedure costs, we can fill you in on the cost of gynecomastia correction. Typical costs associated with gynecomastia are the […]

2014 Annual Plastic Surgery Pricing Report Unveiled

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What’s the first thing you want to know about plastic surgery but the hardest to find? Pricing, cost, budget, how much this is going to set me back and can I afford it? Plastic surgery pricing can be very difficult to understand because there are so many factors involved such as the surgeon’s fee, OR […]

Incorporating Concierge Medicine into My Cosmetic Surgery Practice

Concierge medicine is a model of providing medical care in the office setting that has taken on many different meanings over time. The genesis of this new model developed after years of declining reimbursement, forcing doctors to see more patients for less time, just to cover overhead. To reverse the trend, some primary care doctors […]

How Much Does a Facelift Cost?

As part of our series on cosmetic procedure costs, we’ve previously discussed breast augmentation, Brazilian butt lift and tummy tuck. Today we’ll discuss facelift cost in general and in my practice. First off, keep in mind that a facelift includes a neck lift so there’s no need to pay separately or additionally for a neck […]

Doctor’s Orders: White coat or a suit?

How do you want to see your doctor when you arrive for your clinic visit?! Do you think a white coat makes them look smarter or more professional? What if they were wearing a nice suit? Would that make you think they have a lot of money, maybe too much money, to spend on nice […]

Abdominoplasty Cost

As part of our series on cosmetic procedure costs, we discussed breast augmentation cost last week. Today we’ll discuss abdominoplasty cost, also known as a tummy tuck. Typical costs associated with a tummy tuck will be the surgeon’s fee, the OR/anesthesia fees, postop garments (a body garment) and cosmetic insurance. Some surgeons include liposuction to […]

BuildMyBod Highlights of 2013

What a year it’s been for BuildMyBod! Here are a few highlights of 2013 and these aren’t necessarily in order of importance, but rather chronological order.   We started out 2013 with our first annual pricing report. This was the first ever compilation of cosmetic procedure pricing from across the nation as reported by plastic […]

3 Reasons Price Transparency is Good for the Doctor and the Patient

What will make doctors like patients more and what will make patients like doctors more?! Full disclosure, honesty and price transparency. They all go hand in hand. And nothing is more absent from healthcare than price transparency, but that doesn’t have to be. Price transparency can, if done the right way, give both the patient […]

The Movie Elysium: What It’s Really About (Spoiler Alert)!

Just returned from seeing family in Louisiana and was lucky enough to fly on a plane that had TV’s in the back of the seat in front of you, even if you are in the very last seat of coach class, right next to the bathroom. Curse you guy across the aisle! Anyway, I chose […]