Average Cost of Cosmetic Surgeries

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Fees for cosmetic plastic surgery generally are paid prior to surgery. Oftentimes the consultation fee is deducted from the procedure. Costs vary widely and depend on the complexity of the operation, where the surgery takes place and which anesthetic is administered.

As a rule, cosmetic plastic surgery is considered “elective surgery” and is not covered by most insurance plans. Some operations that have a significant functional aspect – such as breast reduction, if the weight of your breasts causes pain or interferes with normal activities – may be considered reconstructive rather than cosmetic. Check with your plastic surgeon, who may recommend that your insurance company be contacted before surgery to determine whether coverage is available.

Never choose a doctor solely on the basis of lower cost. After checking for certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and membership in ASAPS, you should entrust your face or body to the plastic surgeon with whom you feel most comfortable.

Below you will find the average physician/surgeon fees for the most popular procedures in the US in 2016. These figures are for the specific procedures themselves, and exclude surgical facility, anesthesia, medical tests, prescriptions, garments and other costs related to surgery.

For more detailed information and statistics on procedure costs, see the Cosmetic Surgery National Data Bank Statistics for 2016.

Buttock Augmentation (Implants only) $5,851
Buttock Lift $5,140
Liposuction $3,347
Lower Body Lift $7,667
Spider Vein Treatment – Laser $355
Spider Vein Treatment – Sclerotherapy $360
Thigh lift $5,339
Tummy Tuck $5,935
Upper Arm Lift $4,482
Vaginal Rejuvenation $3,017
Breast Augmentation – Saline Implants $3,584
Breast Augmentation – Silicone Gel Implants $3,990
Breast Lift $4,764
Breast Reduction (women) $5,634
Gynecomastia (male breast reduction) $3,779
Head & Face
Brow Lift $3,411
Chin Augmentation $2,705
Ear Surgery $3,126
Eyelid Surgery $3,216
Facelift $7,503
Nose Surgery $5,067
Botulinum Toxin Type A (Botox, Dysport) $376
Calcium Hydroxylapatite (Radiance) $698
Hyaluronic Acid (including Juvederm, Perlane/Restylane, Belotero, Prevelle, Elevess) $620
Poly-L-Latic Acid (Sculptra) $923
Skin & Hair
Chemical Peel $535
Dermabrasion $1,368
IPL / Photorejuvenation $381
Laser Hair Removal $354
Laser Skin Resurfacing – Fractional $2,681
Microdermabrasion $1392
Nonsurgical Skin Tightening $1,8024
Tattoo Removal $463

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