The most frequent question we get from patients relates to pricing, and for good reason!
Dr. Caridi knows that this is an important factor of your treatment and wants to ensure that your price quote is reflective of a thorough and well-designed treatment plan. This is why Dr. Caridi assesses each patient’s wants and needs, body type and procedure complexity before giving any price. We offer an easy way to get a quick, free Online Consultation with Dr. Caridi.
Another common question we get relates to insurance and financing.
Because gynecomastia is a cosmetic concern and not a medical issue, insurance providers do not cover its treatment. Therefore, we are not on any insurance plans and do not accept any insurance. Financing of cosmetic surgery has become quite common over the past several years since most insurance companies do not cover these procedures. We want to make sure that treatment is within your reach and offer financing to help you receive care that suits every aspect of your needs.
The quickest way to get pricing is to submit a free Online Consultation form.
Our patients are loving this new online feature because they can talk to the doctor quickly from the privacy of home. This feature is especially beneficial for out-of-town patients and is also a useful method for local patients to connect with Dr. Caridi efficiently and conveniently.
“This was simply amazing. I submitted an Online Consultation and Dr. Caridi got back to me in no time with his assessment and his staff gave me an idea of pricing. I had visited two other surgeons in person and I had to fight the traffic, wait a long time in the office and waste my entire afternoon. I just can’t get over how easy and convenient this is!” - SN
Financing of cosmetic surgery has become quite common over the past several years since most insurance companies do not cover these elective procedures. Many companies are willing to loan you money if you qualify.
The interest rates are generally better than a credit card and the loans are structured so that affordable payments can be made for up to three to five years. A quick Internet search will provide you with many options to choose from. Austing Gynecomastia Center has relationships with two of the leading lenders for cosmetic surgery procedures – CareCredit and MedLoan Finance – links are below.
Note: we do not accept CareCredit’s no interest promotion. We accept CareCredit’s 24, 36, or 48 month reduced APR and fixed monthly payments financing.
A $2,500.00 non-refundable scheduling fee is required to reserve a surgery date.
This will be applied to your surgery payment. If you must reschedule, there will be a $500 rescheduling fee. You may cancel up to 14 days before the surgery. You will receive a full refund if you change your mind within this grace period, otherwise this will be enforced. Surgery fees are payable by personal check, Care Credit or Medloan Finance. When paying with one of these methods, payment must be received 2 weeks before surgery. You may also pay with a certified check or cash on the day of surgery. No personal checks or financing options will be accepted on the day of surgery. Debit or Credit cards are accepted for the deposit only. Surgery will not occur without full payment.
Generally speaking, our price includes the cost of the facility, the anesthesiologist’s fee as well as the surgeon’s fee. Garments and prescriptions are the responsibility of the patient. When multiple procedures are performed during one operative session, a discount is usually given compared to the sum of the individual procedures. Pricing can vary considerably when your procedure is performed outside of our private operating facility.
Please be aware that any complication from your procedure that requires hospitalization or additional procedures is your financial responsibility. Patients also need to be aware that your health insurance may or may not cover an expense related to a cosmetic procedure. Please do your research well in advance and ask your insurance company about their policies for coverage of complications that arise from cosmetic procedures. However unlikely this scenario may be, the out-of-pocket cost can be quite expensive.
If you have any further questions, please give us a call at (512) 732-0732
We won’t be able to provide a price quote over the phone – please see the two above consultation options to receive a price quote – but we’re happy to answer any other questions you may have.
At The AGC, we believe no man should have to go through the struggles of gynecomastia alone. The Gynecomastia Brotherhood is all about helping those who suffer from the burden of gynecomastia. Join the Gynecomastia Brotherhood today.
Our team at AGC is here to answer your questions, assist with scheduling your appointment, or help you with any other matters related to your treatment. Book your consultation online for specific questions regarding a personalized surgical plan.
A further detailed discussion with Dr. Caridi and his team will follow this inquiry. If you are seeking more general information or are a previous patient needing to contact medical staff, always feel free to call our office.
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