Plastic Surgery Fees

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Each year millions of people choose to have plastic surgery to either recover from an accident, usually the result of a fire or an automobile collision, or to restore their self-confidence, getting a psychological boost from looking younger and more beautiful. In the entertainment industry, plastic surgery has helped many celebrities keep earning millions because they retain their star appeal.

Consequently, the plastic surgery industry makes billions every year. Prices vary widely because of numerous factors. Plastic surgery fees include more than the fees paid to the surgeon. The surgery also involves the cost of different attending specialists, from the anesthetist to the nurse, the cost for a battery of medical tests, the cost of the facility, and the costs associated with medication. In addition, the surgeon's fees depend on the reputation of the surgeon, as well as the location, whether it is in a rural, suburban, or urban clinic.

Since there are so many costs involved in estimating the cost of surgery, a way to get a ballpark figure on how much different plastic surgery procedures cost is to look at the national average fees charged by surgeons.

The most popular surgeries involve enhancing facial beauty, enhancing breast, abdomen and buttock regions, hair procedures, toning up flabby skins around arms and legs, and eliminating excess fats.

Facial Beauty

Enhancing facial beauty ranges from the use of non-surgical procedures to the use of surgical procedures. The use of non-invasive techniques like chemicals and injections are considered non-surgical and costs hundreds of dollars. Examples of these are Botox treatments, collagen injections, and chemical peels. The use of a scalpel, an invasive procedure, is considered a surgical procedure and costs thousands of dollars. Examples of these are blepharoplasty or cosmetic eyelid surgery and chin augmentation.

Non-Surgical Facial Procedures

For the most part, these start from a little over $100 to a little less than $2,000. The cheapest procedure is microdermabrasion, which is between $130 to $175, and botox injections, mesotherapy, bovine collagen and sclerotherapy average under $400, usually between $377 and $397. Human collagen, including alldorm, cymetra, autologen, cosmoderm, cosmoplast, dermalogen, facin, and isolagen cost about $542, while hyaluronic acid, including hylaform, juvederm,perlance, and restylane cost about $576. Chemical peels cost about $718 and dermabrasions cost $1,544.

Overall, then, non-surgical procedures are under $2,000, with most of the costs in the hundred dollar range.

Surgical Facial Procedures

Here the national average costs for plastic surgery are in the thousand dollar range: blepharoplasty or cosmetic eyelid surgery costs $2,840; chin augmentation, $2,254: facelifts, $6,792; forehead lift, $3,337; otoplasty or cosmetic ear surgery, $3,085; rhinoplasty or nose reshaping, $4,357; lip augmentation, $1,611; and cheek implants $2,840


This consists of either the problem of having too much hair on the body or too little on the scalp.

Laser hair removal costs $387, ablative laser skin resurfacing costs $2,418, and nonablative laser skin resurfacing costs $580. Meanwhile for hair restoration, hair transplantation costs $5,847.


Breast surgery for women are based on either enhancing or reducing breast size and shape. For augmentation, silicone gel implants breast augmentation costs $4,087, saline implants breast augmentation costs $3,690, and breast lift costs $4,341. Then for breast reduction, the cost is $5, 417. In addition, men have breast problems, too, and breast surgery for men, called gynecomastia or breast reduction costs $3,445.


Abdominoplasty or tummy tucks cost $5,350.


Buttock augmentation costs $4,250 and buttock lifts cost $4,885.

Fat reduction

Suction assisted lipoplasty costs $2,920 and ultrasound assisted liposuction costs $2,963.

Sagging Skin

Lower body lift costs $8,043, upper arm lift costs $3,864, and thigh lifts cost $4,783.

Find out what the Costs of Plastic Surgery would be for you.

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