A mom who doesn’t want to spend $150,000 on plastic surgery can also have a very different experience.
“I think I’m lucky that my mother’s parents are all surgeons and they can save a lot of money for the family,” said Sarah Wasser, a mother of three and former director of plastic surgery at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
“When I started at this, I was the only one who could save up to $150K.”
Wasser, who’s currently a plastic surgeon, said her first priority was to save up enough money to pay for plastic surgery.
She said she started looking into cosmetic surgery, and after finding an online consultation for the first time, she knew the surgery was a no-brainer.
“If you have the money, you can do whatever you want to do,” Wasser said.
She added that she chose to go under the knife, because she felt that surgery would help her children.
“It would be like my little brother or my little sister,” Waser said.
Wasser said she wanted to have a baby, so she didn’t want the surgery.
But that wasn’t the end of the problem.
“My mom didn’t feel comfortable with my gender presentation, and I felt uncomfortable about it,” she said.
“So I had to make an exception.”
Wasser said her mother was not opposed to the surgery, but felt it was a mistake for her to have it done at a clinic where she wasn’t comfortable.
“There was a lot that went into that decision, and it’s not something I would do again,” Wasser explained.
Wasser added that her mother had already started talking to her father about having surgery, though she still didn’t have surgery.
While Wasser has found the surgery a very positive experience, she has some concerns.
“They’re not going to be able to afford it,” Waver said.
She has heard from others who are concerned about the cost.
“Even though I have the most wonderful parents, and the most supportive, I think they’ve kind of let the people that are less fortunate off the hook a little bit, because the surgeries are expensive,” Wader said.
She said that if she had to pay $150k, she wouldn’t want that.””
I feel really bad for them, and they’re just really happy for me to be alive.”
She said that if she had to pay $150k, she wouldn’t want that.
“But it’s something that I’d probably want to consider if I could, and just pay it off,” Wisher said.
Alyssa Lehrman is a health writer for The Hill.
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