Cosmetic surgery has a tremendous impact on a person's life
Paramus, NJ (PRWEB) December 2, 2008
For people seeking cosmetic surgery in New Jersey, the Parker Center for Plastic Surgery offers financing options to help patients achieve the quality of life they are seeking. When considering plastic surgery, one of the bigger issues to address is how to pay for these often life-changing procedures.
New Jersey plastic surgeon, Dr. Paul M. Parker, recognizes the need to help his patients achieve their goals. "Cosmetic surgery has a tremendous impact on a person's life," says Dr. Parker, "After surgery, we often hear 'I wish I hadn't waited this long' and 'I wish I had done it sooner.' One of the impediments to having surgery sooner is money. That's where financing plays a role."
During the initial, comprehensive consultation, Dr. Parker ensures that all of his patients understand the fees involved with the procedures in which they are interested. The Parker Center staff supplies a breakdown of all fees such as surgeon's fee, anesthesiologist's fee, operating room fee and costs of any additional items such as breast implants.
If any part of the procedure may be covered by insurance, Dr. Parker's staff will work with your insurance company prior to surgery to determine if they will provide coverage. This is a great service to people seeking cosmetic surgery in New Jersey because not all procedures are strictly based on aesthetics. Some of the more commonly occurring issues are correction of a deviated nasal septum to help breathing or repair of an umbilical hernia at the time a tummy tuck is performed.
Dr. Parker comments, "What we typically see is a patient who will come to us with a physical problem that is bothersome to them: large nose, small breasts, or sagging tummy. When we correct the physical problem, the patient sees a radical transformation in a few days and it spills over to an improved self-esteem. This often evolves quickly to feeling like a new person with a new mind set. These cosmetic procedures certainly enhance the patient's quality of life."
The Parker Center accepts major credit cards, checks and cash, but for patients unable to pay all at once, there are other methods of payment. Saving up the money to pay outright for rhinoplasty, lipoabdominoplasty or breast enlargement, New Jersey, can delay the procedures. The Parker Center works with reputable lenders such as Care Credit and Capital One, who can offer low-interest rate financing.
Care Credit is a lender that is approved by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons because of their easy financing and low rates. Because cosmetic procedures can be expensive, they also provide extended terms to bring the monthly payment within reach of most patients. Capital One is another reputable lender with which The Parker Center has dealt with frequently. They also offer low-interest rate loans with terms up to five years.
Angela Parisi, R.N., is the Nurse Coordinator for the Parker Center and has worked with Dr. Parker for 18 years. Her background as a nurse allows her to educate patients about details of the surgery and anticipated recovery. Additionally, she works with patients to determine the best financing plan available for them. "Young people, older people, professionals, a wide variety of people are taking advantage of this financing. Financing just a portion or the entire procedure allows patients to move forward with their goals as opposed to saving up for 5 years 10 years."
Dr. Parker and his dedicated team at the state of the art Parker Center believe that any procedure which increases their patients' confidence shouldn't be out of reach. Therefore, in addition to providing the most advanced technology and newest techniques at their surgical center, they provide their patients with choices on how to pay for their procedure. By offering financing options, cosmetic surgery in New Jersey is within reach and patients can begin their new and improved lives sooner rather than later.
About Dr. Paul M. Parker:
Dr. Paul M. Parker graduated from George Washington University of Medicine in Washington, DC, where he was the recipient of the distinguished CV Mosby Award of Excellence.
He completed residencies in both General Surgery and Plastic Surgery at New York University Medical Center, where he received the Theodore Barnett Award for Excellence in Teaching. He also completed a fellowship in Microsurgery at New York University Medical Center's Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery with heavy emphasis on innovative methods of breast surgery and breast reconstruction.
Dr. Parker is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, and the New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Consumer's Research Council of America has selected him as one of the top surgeons in his field, and Castle Connolly named him one of "America's Top Doctors."