Some cosmetic surgeons are cutting prices — at times slashing them — in response to the economic slump. We see it happening as well in the car sales business, retail stores, and other venues hit hard by the recession. The OC Register's In Your Face blog looked at the nature of some of these deep-cut discounts (no pun intended).

However, just as patients need to be extra-vigilant to make sure they don’t end up with low-quality treatments as well as low-priced ones, physicians need to take special care not to undercut their business — or their reputations — with low-end price tags on high-end procedures.

Read about some of the discounts on cosmetic medicine area physicians are offering in the Southern California area.