I just had a great seminar at my office to discuss affordable plastic surgery. Bottom line is this: people still want to have plastic surgery and I still want to do plastic surgery... so what is keeping us apart? Obviously, it's the economy and the insecurity most feel about their financial future. The key to 'coming together' is to prioritize. What really bothers you? What can be done to fix or improve this? Are there any fillers or other injectables that can temporarily help the problem area(s) until you feel that you are in a more comfortable financial position? Can a less extensive procedure be used to improve the situation 70% of what a more extensive procedure might obtain? Can this be performed under local?
As you and your physician explore these options you will come up with a short and long term plan that will not feel like a compromise but more like a collaboration. Try it, you will like it