Hi Dr Lam,
I was looking to get asian eyelid surgery done. Some of the many questions I ask when I call the doctor's office is how long have they done this procedure, how many do they do per month, and of course the cost. I have called many asian eyelid surgeons and their price is almost double or more than double what you charge for this procedure. Many of the areas I have contacted are in Beverly Hills CA, Southern California, and Hawaii.
I have asked why they charge so much for the procedure and their answer is "Their surgeon have many years doing this procedure and are very good at it therefore the charge is so high" My question to you is....Does a surgeon's talent and expertise on the procedure determine how much they charge? Besides the high cost of living in those areas to run their practice, is there any reason why some surgeons charge more than others for the exact same procedure?