A plastic surgery discount for quitting smoking and losing weight? It’s true! A doctor in New England is demonstrating his commitment to patient health by allowing patients who complete a specialized support program a discount of up to 30% on surgical fees.
For any kind of procedure, plastic surgery patients want the best outcome possible and most are shocked to learn that being overweight or smoking can cause scarring, delayed healing, permanent tissue damage and even death after surgery.
In fact, some surgeons refuse to operate on active smokers, and others urge their patients to slim down to a healthier weight before plastic surgery.
But one doctor in New England is demonstrating his commitment to patient health. And his method is radically proactive.
Patients who complete a specialized support program run by his patient care team can earn up to a 30% discount on his surgical fees.
Dr. Frank Fechner introduced the Reveal a Better You program after counseling numerous patients on the risks associated with smoking and obesity.
Once enrolled in the program, patients visit regularly for progress assessments and support.
Patients who are working to stop smoking undergo several urine tests prior to their surgery, and those who are trying to reach a healthy body weight receive regular weigh-ins.
Once their goal is met, the patients have a pre-surgical consultation and schedule their procedure.
Several patients have successfully completed the program, which began in early 2009, and had their cosmetic procedures.