Insurance Based Procedures
We pride ourselves in being a small, single physician practice, which also participates with many insurance companies. The major insurance carries which we participate with are listed below. Because Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery of Central Pennsylvania participates with many of the major insurances that patients have in our area like Aetna, Blue Cross & Blue Shield, Capital Blue Cross, Highmark, UPMC, and Tricare; we can help many patients. We will also see patients who would like to come to us out of network whom have out of network plans. Although your insurance policy is a contract between you and your insurance company, we are here to assist you in getting your optimal care covered as much as possible by your insurance carrier. We will apply for pre-approvals for your insurance, whether you have a participating plan or an accepted self-pay plan. Then we will file your claim for you. Before you have met your deductible and/or out-of-pocket maximum with your insurance, you will be responsible for those fees. More information regarding our financial policy is available in the general permissions form on our website forms page.
American Postal Workers Union
Blue Cross & Blue Shield
Capital Blue Cross
Central PA Teamsters
Tricare - All Forms
Medicare Replacement Plans with the companies listed above (ie. Aetna-Medicare, Capital Blue Cross-Medicare, etc)
At any time during your care with us, patients having insurance that we do not participate with or who become uninsured are considered self-pay patients and must pay before all office visits (before care is rendered) and/or may be advised to seek care at a facility which participates with his/her insurance.
Self-Pay Reconstructive Patients
In order to serve more patients in the area, some reconstructive patients may still receive services as self-pay patients. During that process, we will have full price transparency with our patients to insure that you receive optimal care at a price that each patient understands before proceeding. At this time, the insurances for which we do not participate (but allow self-pay options) with include Christian Ministries, MediShare, Cigna, Solidarity Healthshare, United HealthCare and others which maybe confirmed by calling our front office. Patients having those insurances will be provided fees for services ahead of time. We will provide you with your payment receipt, diagnosis codes, and procedure codes for you to submit to your insurance company. Patient self-pay payment would be made upon reserving your appointment for consult and/or procedure. Below is a table which shows our office fees for common self-pay options.
Self-Pay Reconstructive Approximate Fees Chart
New Patient Office Visit: Skin related - $160
Other major surgery - $310
Established Patient Office Visit: Skin related - $110
Other major surgery - $215
Excision of neoplasms: up to 2, < 2 cm fee $500 first, $250 second (same day)
Shave biopsy: $300 first, $150 for second additional (same day)
Shave (no biopsy w/ESD): $200 first, $100 for second additional (same day)
ESD*: $100 first, $100 additional for 2-15 (same day)
Major Surgeries: 1.5 times current Medicare rate first procedure code, 50% off that rate all subsequent codes
Limits: Excision, Shave biopsy, Shave (no biopsy w/ESD) 2/visit; ESD 15/visit
Rates: Although common examples of costs for procedures are shown above, actual procedure estimates can only be given after consultation with Dr. Foley. Our fee for your procedure will be ~slightly more than Medicare rate (~1.5 x Medicare rate).Payment for consults and/or procedures will be made upon scheduling. Specimens may be sent to pathology. Insurance will be billed first by laboratory and pathologist. Patient fees for pathology will be billed directly to the patient after insurance by the outside laboratory and pathology providers. Our office sends specimens to Quest, UPMC Pinnacle, and/or Geisinger depending on patient insurance and preference. Pathology specimens are typically sent to UMPC Pinnacle unless requested by patient. Please request your preference before your procedure.
*ESD is electro-surgical destruction.
Cosmetic Based Procedures
Many patients seek a great variety of both surgical and non-surgical cosmetic based procedures. The cost of these procedures can be very different for each patient due to the patient's goals, body areas being treated, and time or procedure constraints which may necessitate different facility selection. Below you will see a summary of our typical price range for such procedures. These prices include all estimates for the surgeon, anesthesia, and facility. To calculate our surgical fees, we utilize the average national prices for cosmetic plastic surgeries which are statistically approximated by the Aesthetic Society of Plastic Surgeons at The Mark of Distinction in Cosmetic Surgery website. Our Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Theodore T. Foley, is a member of this society due to the rigorous education that he has received in Plastic Surgery as well as his numerous cosmetic surgeries which he has completed for membership qualification. When you are comparing prices, make sure that you are comparing surgeons with similar skill, education, experience, and support for you to have not only an ideal cosmetic outcome, but also an ideal recovery. For example, it is not advised to travel more than a reasonable commute time to receive any large surgical procedure as your surgeon will not be able to ideally care for you in your post-operative period. Dr. Foley prides himself in bringing optimal cosmetic results, typically associated with New York, Miami, or Hollywood to Central Pennsylvania!
Cosmetic approximate fee chart
Prices Below Include: pre-surgical appointment, surgeon, anesthesia, surgery center fee, and routine post-operative appointments
- Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck): $5670-$8895
- Arm lift (Brachioplasty): $5000-$6500
- Brazilian Butt Lift (Buttock Augmentation with Fat Grafting): $7525-$7800
- Breast Augmentation Price Range
- with Fat Grafting: $4365
- with Saline Implants: $6600-$7060
- with Silicone Implants: $8100
- Breast Lift (Bilateral Mastopexy): $7175-$7700
- Breast Reduction: $8390-$10,000
- Brow Lift: $3230-$5490
- Ear Surgery (Otoplasty): $2945-$4510
- Eyelid Surgery
- 2 lids, upper or lower (skin only): $1900-$3440
- 2 lids (skin & muscle): $3400-$4700
- 4 lids (full): $5450-$5625
- Ear Lobe Partial Tear Repair: $550/one, $275 for second
- Face lift: $4000-$9910
- Facial Fat Grafting: $3000-$4100
- Labiaplasty: $4000-$5000
- Liposuction: $1500-$6655
- Lower Body Lift: $15655-$16055
- Male Breast Reduction (Gynocomastia Surgery): $4500-$5100
- Neck Lift: $$4085-$6030
- Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty): $3900-$8000
- Panniculectomy: $6090-$6400
- Thigh Lift: $7170-$7435
- UltraShape Power Treatment: $1800-$3000
- VelaShape III: $1000-$1800
- UltraShape Power/VelaShape III combo Treatment: $2400-$8400 (wide varierty is due to many possible treatment areas)
The fees above include your pre-surgical appointment and routine post-operative care. Typically this involves a pre-surgical "history and physical" appointment which is ~3 weeks prior to your surgery. The pre-surgical appointment is a wonderful opportunity for you to ask more questions of Dr. Foley to better understand the procedure as well as your recovery. At that appointment, Dr. Foley will review all of the post operative discharge instructions for care and recovery as well as any pre-operative laboratory results that were acquired to assure you are fit for surgery. Also, he will typically acquire pre-operative photographs for later comparison with post-operative results. This will provide you with a unique opportunity to visualize your journey to transform into a new you. During the post-operative care, routine appointments typically include approximately three or more visits with Dr. Foley within a three month post-operative time frame at no additional cost to you (unless a procedure is required, as described in the next paragraph). These routine post-operative visits are to assure optimal recovery from surgery and to assist you in any of your post-operative needs.
If you have any medical problems that requires an additional surgical procedure during the post-operative period or beyond, that cost is not covered in the cosmetic quote you are given and will be filed to participating insurances. You may will be responsible for any copay, deductible, out of pocket maximum of your insurance. Self-pay patients who have non-participating insurance will need to pre-pay for that care.
Consult Fee Information
Our Board Certified Plastic Surgeon will meet with you and discuss your cosmetic goals. If you are a candidate, together you will come up with a plan to either surgically or non-surgically meet your treatment goal. Questions that you may have regarding recovery and or restrictions after treatment will be addressed. After you meet with our surgeon you will also be given detail price estimates for your upcoming procedures.
We do require a non-refundable $100 reservation fee for our cosmetic consults. If you need to cancel or change your appointment and so so within 2 business days to avoid the $50 late rescheduling fee.
Our Office Fee Information for Cosmetic Surgeries:
The surgery scheduling deposit of $500 is required to reserve your surgery date. It is fully refundable only if the surgery is canceled 2 weeks prior to the surgical date. Our fees for surgery are paid in person at our office on the date of your history & physical appointment. If this payment is not made at that time, your surgery will be canceled. Cash, check, all major credit cards, CareCredit, or Alphaeon may be used. Our fees are subject to change and are only quoted for each individual patient and for a specific time range on the quote.
Anesthesia and Surgery Center or Hospital Fee Information:
We will notify anesthesia and the surgery center of your upcoming surgery. The facility and anesthesia will contact you regarding payment of their fees. Neither anesthesia nor the facility fees may be paid by patients using care credit. However, they do accept all major credit cards and cash. The surgery center fee is paid at the facility and anesthesia fees are collected 2 weeks prior. Anesthesia fees are our best estimate based on time and may vary slightly due to additional time needed.
How you can finance your cosmetic procedure:
Using Alphaeon Credit Card, You Receive:
- Widest array of monthly payment options to help you reach your wellness, beauty, and performance goals
- Special financing plans that are not always readily available with traditional credit cards
- Ability to use your card again for yourself or family members with no need to reapply and no annual fee
The payment terms of alpaeon that we accept in our office are:
1.) 6 or 12 months no interest if paid in within that period
2.) Equal pay terms for 24, 36, 48, & 60 months at 14.99% interest
You can apply in our office for the card or online at alphaeaon's website.
Your Best You is Closer Than You Think!
Care Credit Provides the following benefits:
- Use it to pay for out-of-pocket expenses not covered by medical insurance
- Pay for health, and wellness care at over 200,000 enrolled providers across the nation
- Once you've applied, you can use it again and again at any location that accepts CareCredit
- Shorter term financing options that are 6-12 months with no interest & Fixed Monthly Payment plans for 24, 36, 48, and/or 60 months
A great example is that you could pay $4000 using CareCredit and make monthly payments to CareCredit of ~$330/month for 12 months with no interest if it is paid back in those 12 months. This makes cosmetic surgery more affordable for many! You can see a full range of payment options available through CareCredit by entering financed amount below in the payment calculator.
Pay on-line! You can directly pay our fees through this site on the left. Please confirm your total allowed amount to be financed with our office 717-695-6553 before paying. Scroll to the base of this page and press play to see a video describing CareCredit in more detail or visit their website by clicking here.