Plastic surgery, when done by a board-certified plastic surgeon, such as double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Killingsworth of Atlanta Aesthetics, is an investment in your overall quality of life, as well as an investment in your self-esteem and self-confidence. This explains why in the U.S. in 2014, $12 billion was spent on cosmetic procedures, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons. People see real benefits to investing in their cosmetic and aesthetic appearance with plastic surgery. Most of our big investments in life, such as buying a house, attending college or getting a car, already have pre-established financing procedures in place. You take out a mortgage to buy a house, you get student loans to help you pay for college, and you obtain auto financing or a lease to get a car. But what about for plastic surgery? The effects of a plastic surgery procedure, such as rhinoplasty or a “nose job”, can last for a lifetime, long after that new car you purchased or leased has been replaced. And while your choice of house, car, and college all signal who you are to the world, nothing else is quite as personal as your appearance. A carefully chosen cosmetic procedure can change the way you feel about yourself and your life’s possibilities. Which is why the question of, “can I afford plastic surgery”, should really be, “what do you do if you want to invest in yourself through cosmetic surgery?” Fortunately, there are options. But before plunging ahead, it’s very important to take a step back after your consultation to decide what procedures you really want and need, and what procedures can you comfortably afford.You should never spend more than you can really afford, no matter whether it’s an investment in a new house, a new car, or a new you through plastic surgery. Taking stock of what you can actually afford is of the utmost importance. But once you feel confident that you can afford your desired procedure, it’s time to evaluate how to go about paying for it. There are options out there with one of them being medical credit cards. Medical credit cards are a new type of credit card that is specifically for medical purchases only, helping you to stay on budget by not being utilizable for other types of purchases or expenses. These types of medical credit cards often come with an introductory six-month 0% interest rate, and as a result, they can be a great way to finance a plastic surgery procedure. But it’s important that you read all of the fine print with care and understand exactly what will be expected of you in terms of making your payments on time and what types of penalties you can potentially face if you miss a payment or a payment deadline. Take the time to do your own research on these cards, so you clearly understand what risks are involved, because on some cards, if you miss a payment, the default APR can rise to 30 percent or more. Also, feel free to give us a call at Atlanta Aesthetics to discuss our convenient financing options. Let us help you find an affordable way to get that needed cosmetic procedure that will enhance your quality of life without breaking the bank.