What are the Costs of Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery? National US Average Cost in 2012 & 2011

What are the Costs of Plastic Surgery?

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The following is a list of the national average cost of plastic surgeon's fee for a wide array of plastic surgery procedure. This data was based plastic surgery prices from 2011 (and 2010) data, and was compiled by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery:

Cost of Surgical Procedures in 2011 & 2010:

Abdominiplasty (Tummy tuck) $5,278 ($4,827)

Blepharoplasty (cosmetic eyelid surgery) $2630 ($2,599)

Breast Augmentation - Silicone Gel Implants $3,694 ($3,797)

Breast Augmentation - Saline Implants $3,308 ($3,694)

Breast Lift $4,233 ($3,965)

Breast nipple enlargement (cosmetic only) ($1,792)

Breast nipple reduction (without breast reduction) ($1,516)

Breast reduction (women) $5,317 ($5,351)

Buttock augmentation $3,878 ($3,681)

Buttock lift $4,498 ($4,793)

Calf augmentation ($3,075)

Cheek implants ($2,643)

Chin augmentation $2,259 ($1,957)

Facelift $6,408 ($5,966)

Forehead lift $3,099 ($3,065)

Gynecomastia treatment (male breast reduction) $3,277 ($3,124)

Hair transplantation ($3,084)

Lip augmentation (other than injectable materials) $1,827 ($1,633)

Lipoplasty (liposuction) $2,773 ($2,578)

Lower body lift $7,311 ($7,874)

Otoplasty - Ear Surgery $2,987 ($2,762)

Pectoral (male chest) augmentation ($3,992)

Rhinoplasty (nose reshaping) $4,246 ($3,869)

Thigh lift $4,736 ($4,308)

Umbilicoplasty (not with abdominoplasty) ($1,688)

Upper arm lift $3,790 ($3,299)

Non-surgical Procedures

Botox injection $328 ($384)

Cellulite treatment (mechanical roller massage therapy) ($449)

Chemical peel $588 ($800)

Dermabrasion (not including microdermabrasion) $1,555 ($1,405)

Laser hair removal $235 ($388)

Laser skin resurfacing (ablative) $2,322 ($2,317)

Laser skin resurfacing (non ablative) $1,229

Laser treatment of leg veins $290 ($389)

Microdermabrasion $114 ($161)

Sclerotherapy $301 ($272)

Soft tissue fillers:

Autologous fat grafting $1,781 ($1,270)

Calcium hydroxylapatite (Radiesse ) $654 ($1,169)

Collagen ($381)

Hylaronic Acid - Juvederm, Perlane, Restylane $560 ($552)

Board Certification

Never choose a doctor solely on the basis of lower cost. You should entrust your face or body to a certified surgeon by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. These are the surgeons who have gone through vigorous training and testing. The certification is the "gold standard" in the plastic surgery industry.

Prices Fully Disclosed & Agreed To Up Front

Plastic surgery prices should be fully disclosed and agreed to up front, prior to any surgical procedure. Some advertised Plastic surgery costs may appear lower because they reflect only the cost of the procedure, and does not include additional costs. There are number of different things that factor into the full cost of the operation including:

  • Length and complexity of the procedure
  • Type of anesthesia - general and local (Anesthesiologist fee)
  • Pre- and post-operative examinations
  • Operating room fee
  • Overnight stay (if required)
  • Insurance coverage - if plastic surgery is deemed as a medical requirement

Insurance

Normally, insurance companies will not cover the costs of plastic surgery for cosmetic purposes unless the procedure is performed for a medical purpose to restore some type of functional aspect.

An example is breast reduction to alleviate the pain caused by the weight of the breasts, which can interfere with normal activities. Therefore it is important to consult your insurance company to see if there is any coverage, it is often necessary to submit a letter from your general practitioner and plastic surgeon stating the medical need for the operation.

Even if there is no insurance coverage, there is a number of ways to pay for plastic surgery cost(s). Most plastic surgery clinics will work with you to determine the best way for you to cover your plastic surgery costs, including financing loans, or paying on an installment plan.

Be sure that you have thoroughly researched the plastic surgery option that you feel you can benefit from. Be selective with your choice of surgeon. Remember, you can't put a price on your happiness.

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