Thinking Of Getting A Little Cosmetic Work Done? Consider Hiring A Plastic Surgery Concierge To Help


There were more than 15 million cosmetic procedures done in 2015, which means that having a "little work done" is certainly becoming more common all the time. However, handling the entire process from start to finish—including finding the right doctor for your procedure and handling the post-operative recovery period—can seem overwhelming to many patients. This is where a cosmetic surgery concierge can step in and make the whole experience easier. Learn more about this unique and growing area of the service industry.

When does a cosmetic surgery concierge get involved?

Your cosmetic surgery concierge should get involved, ideally, before you even decide what procedure you want. The reality is that there are new procedures and new methods of doing old procedures all the time—which means you may have a general idea of the end result that you want but no real clear idea of how you can get there.

Your concierge can help you evaluate what bothers you most about your appearance and then explain what procedures are available that will meet your needs. He or she can also explain exactly what you can and can't expect from the results.

Perhaps even most important of all, your concierge can guide you to the right doctor for your procedure—which can save you time, money, and a lot of wasted trips to the wrong plastic surgeon. If you want someone to do a lower body lift, then you don't want to go to a surgeon whose specialty is breasts, and vice-versa. He or she can also check the surgeon's qualifications in order to make sure that you're getting quality care.

What else does the plastic surgery concierge do?

Think of your concierge as your own personal patient advocate. He or she can work with you on an hourly basis, though most provide package deals that will allow you to take full advantage of a myriad of other services:

  • Attending pre-surgery consultations with you so that you can make sure that you ask the physician the right questions and have a thorough understanding of the procedure, its benefits, and its risks.
  • Arranging your travel and hotel accommodations if your surgery is being done out of town or you want to have it done discreetly, without risk of anyone dropping in on you during your recovery period.
  • Helping you schedule the surgical appointment and get through the hospital registration process.
  • Making recommendations for pre-surgery and post-surgery treatments that can help you ease swelling and bruising and make your recovery generally more comfortable.

Your concierge may also offer services like medication pick up and delivery so that you have any antibiotics and pain meds available as soon as you need them. He or she can also go over the physician's post-operative instructions once you're comfortably resting at your home or hotel so that you don't have to rely on your memory of whatever you were told during those first few hours in post-op.

How much does a plastic surgery concierge cost?

It's important to keep in mind that plastic surgery concierge's make their living from their services to their clients—they don't work for individual doctors and it would be unethical for them to take any sort of payment for referrals. The cost for a concierge's services will probably vary depending on your location and what exactly you want him or her to do. For example, one concierge in New York charges $350 for a one-hour consultation but offers a full package deal for only $1,000. For many people getting ready to go "under the knife" that's a real steal, given the amount of comfort a concierge can provide and the amount of stress he or she can take off their shoulders.


27 October 2016

Turning Back the Clock

After my thirtieth birthday, I began to notice some unappealing signs of aging on my face. I started to see dark spots and fine lines. Because I wanted to turn back time, I researched non-invasive cosmetic procedures to help people look younger. I was immediately intrigued by microdermabrasion. I began getting microdermabrasion treatments regularly. After each treatment, my skin instantly looked smoother and more vibrant. Within a few weeks, the fine lines under my eyes and around my mouth became less noticeable. On this blog, I hope you will discover the most popular types of cosmetic treatments performed on patients today. Enjoy!