Cosmetic Surgery - Frequently Asked Questions

Our cosmetic surgeons in San Antonio have answered some questions we frequently hear from patients at our plastic surgery practice. Browse this page to learn more about cosmetic surgery costs and financing options, as well information regarding recovery after undergoing plastic surgery procedures.

How much does cosmetic surgery cost in San Antonio?

The price of cosmetic surgery has gone down over the years due to advanced surgical techniques. Therefore, cosmetic surgery probably does not cost as much as you think. During your first consultation with the cosmetic and reconstructive surgeons at PRMA Plastic Surgery, you will discover that costs vary according to the type of procedure requested, the location of the procedure, the type of anesthesia used, and many other factors. The PRMA staff will provide you with a detailed estimate and privately discuss these matters with you during your consultation.

Where will my cosmetic surgery take place?

The medical experience and surgical skills of our reconstructive and cosmetic surgeons allow them access to the best facilities in San Antonio. After meeting your surgeon to determine which procedure(s) are best for you, we will arrange a date with a nearby outpatient day surgery center or hospital that best fits your schedule. You will arrive approximately two hours early to prepare for your surgery and then stay a few hours following the procedure. Most procedures do not require an overnight stay, but please arrange for a friend or family member to take you home after surgery.

How long will my recovery take?

Like every other medical procedure, healing time varies according to the type of surgery chosen and your body's natural healing abilities. Recovery times are generally longer for major surgeries, including abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) and facelifts, but you can expect to be active in 7 to 14 days. The plastic surgeons and staff at PRMA Plastic Surgery in San Antonio understand that plastic and/or reconstructive surgery is a life-changing event that does not simply end in the operating room. PRMA Plastic Surgery is dedicated to helping you through every stage of your healing process so you can feel good about the decision you have made.

What are my payment options?

Patient's wishing to undergo cosmetic surgery need to be aware that insurances generally do not cover these types of procedures (i.e. breast augmentation and abdominoplasty) therefore you, the patient, will be responsible for the doctor, hospital and anesthesia fees. While our office does accept multiple forms of payment (personal check, cash, credit card, money order, etc) all doctor and anesthesia fees are due approximately 10 days prior to your surgery.

Where can I find educational information regarding cosmetic procedures?

The following links will be helpful in learning about different cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. We encourage patients to visit these sites.

What accommodations are available if I'm from out-of-town or state?

Our office is conveniently located near several hotels which frequently provide accommodation for our out-of-town patients.

Our office has also partnered with Remington Medical Resorts to provide short term care following a patient's surgical procedure. Remington offers a very comfortable environment with nursing staff available at all times. This is a particularly attractive option for patients traveling to San Antonio alone for surgery.

Remington Medical Resorts
5423 Hamilton Wolfe Road
San Antonio, Texas 78240
Local: (210) 694-9494

Approximately 1.6 miles from PRMA office

Custom Package Pricing has been negotiated exclusively for PRMA patients.

Packages include: Private guest suite All meals Nursing and guest services Transportation to and from hospital and scheduled physician appointments during resort stay