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Costs of Cosmetic Surgery


Posted in "Secrets" of Cosmetic Surgery, Answers to your questions, Surgical Procedures, March 4th, 2013 | Posted by Dr. Kreidstein

Fees charged by different practices will vary widely, and not always for reasons of quality.  Even within a practice, the fee for a specific procedure will vary between patients.  Complexity and scale of procedures can vary widely between patients, and patient characteristics (e.g. health problems requiring hospital surgery) may influence the costs.  Also, the quote you receive at a consultation may be influenced by the availability of operating room time or how keen a practice is to develop their experience in a particular procedure.

Despite the above, the majority of patients who attend our practice receive quotes for cosmetic surgery (includes facility, anesthetist and surgeon fees) as follows:

Breast Augmentation: Saline Implant $6000, silicone gel implant $7000, anatomic gel implant $8000

Tummy Tuck: lower $3500, full $8000

Facelift: $8500

Rhinoplasty: $4000 to $7000

Eyelids: $2500 (4 lids $4500)

Liposuction: $1500 to $3000 per paired area

Brow lift: $3500

Labiaplasty: $3000 to $4000

Fat grafting: $1500 to $2500

Before you abandon the idea of investing in your self-improvement and instead blow your funds on a trip, consider carefully the cost of not having cosmetic surgery.


  • sickofthiscrap70

    Hi there, I am a mother of 5 healthy boys, aged 23,18,16.6.5…first three were vag births and last two were csections as I had major back accident (2005)that went into my left hip…I have always been about 120lbs my whole adult life up until 2007 and first csection, I went up to about 165lbs and couldn’t lose weight due to back pain, then I had my last son in 2009 and after having him I have gone up to about 200lbs…I can’t do much exercise as my hip won’t allow me to walk far or up/downstairs…I know alot of my pain comes from all this weight in mid section….would I be considered for panniculectomy by OHIP? any advice would be greatly appreciated as I have gone thru enough, just trying to make the most of my life…my accident happened when I was 35, and surprising my last two pregnancies I was pain free in back….but obviously keeping pregnant is not the answer…….lol Thanks Tracey

    • http://www.drkreidstein.com/ Dr. Michael Kreidstein

      It is good that you are still working hard to overcome your setback. Abdominoplasty/Panniculectomy may be a great option for you. Your panniculus must hang past your pubic area to be considered for OHIP coverage. We look forward to meeting with you.

  • Vo5

    Hello, was looking to get a breast augmentation as well as a tummy tuck – would combined procedures result in a lower fee?

    • http://www.drkreidstein.com/ Dr. Michael Kreidstein

      Some procedures do combine well together, and breast augmentation and tummy tuck (aka mommy makeover) is a good example. You should expect a discount from your surgeon if you combine these procedures.

  • Rachel

    Hello dr. I was looking at getting panniculectomy as that may be covered by ohip. I have had a serious of abdominal surgeries including two c sections. After my first c-section I was very ill and put into a medically induced coma and ended up gaining about 150 lbs in water retention and lost about 170 lbs in a matter of 5 weeks. Also I live about 3 hours from toronto (London) and didnt know if toronto is the closest place or if this would be covered by ohip. Any help or recommendations would be appreciates. Thanks

    • http://www.drkreidstein.com/ Dr. Michael Kreidstein

      OHIP does not consider the cause of the weight gain, but we will do our best to help you to a successful application for panniculectomy. Please ask your MD to refer you to our office.

  • Brenda Senek Drager

    I have had RNY and am two years out, I think OHIP would cover the panni, but am thinking since I would be going under the knife I would like the entire tummy tuck if I need it. Can you do this with the panni if OHIP approves that and what would be the extra cost? I also live a 22 hour drive away from you, do you do a presurgery appointment by telehealth to tell me if I even need a full tuck?

    • http://www.drkreidstein.com/ Dr. Michael Kreidstein

      If we have an appropriate referral from your local MD and some photos, we can submit application to OHIP to establish whether you will have OHIP coverage for panniculectomy. You would then meet with us in consultation, returning again only for your surgery. Fees of $4000 to $6000 are typical for the non-OHIP component.

    • Brenda drager

      I am trying to avoid two trips to Toronto, so wondering if you do telehealth. I am associated with the Thunder Bay Bariatric clinic, so can be referred from them.

    • http://www.drkreidstein.com/ Dr. Michael Kreidstein

      Please just ask your clinic or MD to send the referral, and we will do our best to facilitate.

    • Brenda Drager

      I will get started on that! Thanks.

  • Tanya

    Good morning,
    Do you charge for consultations?

  • Yas

    Dr. Kreidstein, I am a previous patient of yours. Extremely happy with my thigh liposuction that was performed in 2007, but wondering if I can use a touch up to remove the Banana roll under my buttock? Also is a liposuction possible on the knee fat pad? would this removal cause arthritis or knee pain?

    • http://www.drkreidstein.com/ Dr. Michael Kreidstein

      Nice to hear you are doing well. Both banana roll and knee liposuction have the problem of exagerrated skin wrinkles. A careful consideration of pros and cons can still allow us to offer this surgery in selected cases. It would have no impact on arthritis pain.

  • felic

    Hello, I am 20 years old and made my worst life choice of getting a cross tattooed on my face. Its located basically on my temple near my ear. Its about 1″long and thin somewhat. I would like to have it excised .I can live with a scar and not the tattoo im driving myself into depresion and dont want to pay or wait for laser treatments to work. I also understand due to the shape of the tattoo the scar will look like the letter t im hoping… is all this possible? How much would I pay for a procedure like this? Will my scar stretch to much in that area ?

    • http://www.drkreidstein.com/ Dr. Michael Kreidstein

      The area in front of ear hides a scar well, and a single vertical scar may be possible. Stretch and thickening of the scar can be minimized with good surgical technique and use of silicone dressings after surgery. We look forward to seeing you.

  • A

    Hi Dr.Kreidstein,

    I 2 years ago I had a baby, and in the last 3 months I gained then lost over 100lbs due to preeclampsia. Now I’m left with a mess of a stomach/loose skin apron. I also have psoriasis, so now I continually get rashes underneath and it’s extremely uncomfortable. I want to get the apron removed. Is this generally something OHIP would cover?

    • http://www.drkreidstein.com/ Dr. Michael Kreidstein

      OHIP may cover the panniculectomy (apron) part of the procedure. Please arrange for a referral from your MD, and be sure the referral itemizes your physical complications from the apron.

  • Skya Rhen

    Good day, I am interested in having a canthoplasty or canthopexy done in order to give my eyes a permanent, almond-like appearance. How much would this cost, including all related fees?
    Also, one of my eyes has a slight hollow in the inner corner, under the brow bone. Do you specialise in fat grafting to correct this problem? If so, what would be the estimated cost and would this be a one-time visit or would this take repeated visits?
    Thanks, in advance, for your response.

    • http://www.drkreidstein.com/ Dr. Michael Kreidstein

      Canthoplasty fees vary depending on the surgery that is necessary. $5000 is a typical fee for this surgery. Usually we use existing fat to fill in hollow, as fat flap is more reliable than a graft.

  • suzy

    Hi I was wondering if you do removal of buffalo hump and what would be the cost?

    • http://www.drkreidstein.com/ Dr. Michael Kreidstein

      We have done this many times under local anesthetic by tumescent liposuction with good success. Fees of $2000-$2500 are typical.

  • AB

    Hello Doctor, I was wondering if you do breast augmentation for people with breast aplasia / hypoaplasia. I believe it is covered by OHIP and was wondering if you make the judgement to see if one is an applicant for OHIP coverage. Thank you, I greatly appreciate it.

    • http://www.drkreidstein.com/ Dr. Michael Kreidstein

      Unilateral (one side) augmentation may be covered by OHIP. Please arrange for a referral from your MD.

  • http://www.drkreidstein.com/ Dr. Michael Kreidstein

    If panniculectomy is covered by OHIP, there is no cost.

  • Eduwyna

    I am 39 yrs old, I’ve had 3 pregnancies, I’ve been dissatisfied with my tummy area for years, I tend to get depressed anytime I really look at my tummy. working out in the gym does not have any effect on it, I want to have a full tummy, ( which includes muscle repair ) however I have back fat and love handles, I would like to know if the back fat and side fat will be greatly reduced when I have the procedure done? I also want a tummy tuck with progressive tension suture ( no drain method) approximately how much will it cost?

    Thank you so much.

    Eduwyna.

    • http://www.drkreidstein.com/ Dr. Michael Kreidstein

      Tummy tuck has no effect on back fat and love handles, although both problems can be improved with specific procedures. Fees of $8000 to $9000 are typical for full abdominoplasty.

  • http://batman-news.com angelita42

    Dear Dr Kreidstein.. i have lost 100 lbs.. i ahve been going to doctor consultation.. some said i need lower body lift.. inner thighs lift and butt lift.. i do know i have loose skin under neet of butt and of course my tummy … i already went to a doctor are processing ohip coverage for tummy.. i need also arm lift and breast lift with implant and at the end my face and neck… i am still exercising and toning i did my weight loss natural with healthy food and excercises… i need a confident doctor and a good price also …im in ontario.. what is the cost im looking at

    • http://www.drkreidstein.com/ Dr. Michael Kreidstein

      Thanks for inquiry. Without an examination we can only estimate fees. Range is from $4000 to $10,000 per procedure.

  • Grey

    Hi, I’m 27 years old and am seriously considering breast reduction by liposuction. I’m 5’1 and have a bra size of 38H. I did have 1 previous operation on my left breast (upper right facing area) to remove a cyst that was benign when I was 19. I was going to get a traditional breast reduction with the inverted t incision but backed out because it was recommended that I wait till after having children since it could affect my breast feeding. Now after having 2 kids I was barely able to breast feed for a month with each child and with little success. (Ironic that my large breasts could hardly produce any milk) after I had my second child I revisited breast reduction but was told I needed to lose 20 lbs to even get a referral. I have been seeing a personal trainer for the last 4 months going 3 times a week. I have lost a lot of inches but my weight remains the same. I also do not want to undergo such an invasive surgery with a recovery time that I just can’t possibly do (especially with 2 kids and a husband who is on call) I understand that OHIP does not cover breast reduction by liposuction but my doctor said he was willing to send a referral if I found a doctor who would at least see me. I live in London but the wait periods to have a breast reduction are so ridiculously long they will not even take a referral. He recommended I look outside of my area and found your website as well as ratings that made you more favourable. Outside of an actual consultation what would the cost be for a breast reduction by liposuction for someone my size? How many cup sizes could I go down? Does my previous surgery hinder my qualification for breast reduction? Would OHIP cover my initial consultation with you if I have a referral from my doctor? Thank you

    • http://www.drkreidstein.com/ Dr. Michael Kreidstein

      A referral from your MD that specifies that you are having significant symptoms (e.g. back pain) would meet the criteria for an OHIP consultation. Liposuction breast reduction is not covered by OHIP, and requires fatty breasts (not dense on mammogram) and good skin elasticity and breast shape to be a consideration. Fees of $4500 are typical.

  • Michelle L.

    I am 25 and need to get my ears punned back a bit. It’s not as severe as some cases seen online. But how much is it estimated at?

    • http://www.drkreidstein.com/ Dr. Michael Kreidstein

      A fee of $1500 to $4000 is typical- depends on how many parts of the ear (helical rim, concho-mastoid angle, lobule, etc.) need pinning back.

  • katie

    Dr. Kreidstein,
    I’m a 27 year old female who has 5 year old twins and a 16 month son. I have been told I have a heurnia behind my bellybutton and quite a bit of loose skin hanging. I was curious if OHIP covers anything. It’s very irritated and red most of the time.

    thank you
    katie

    • http://www.drkreidstein.com/ Dr. Michael Kreidstein

      Your hernia repair would be covered by OHIP, and there may be some cost savings in combining a cosmetic abdominoplasty with your hernia repair. A referral from your MD would be helpful in organizing your consultation.

  • Lisa

    Hi
    I am doing my research on doctors for liposuction for myself and I have to say that your website looks great! Wondering how much inner, outer thighs, hips and stomach lipo would cost. Thanks

    • http://www.drkreidstein.com/ Dr. Michael Kreidstein

      A procedure involving these areas would typically be in the $8500 range.

  • Monica Williams

    Hi I have a small hump at the base of my neck which is referred to as buffalo hump. It doesn’t hurt but it makes me feel uncomfortable about myself. How much would it cost to have it liposuction . Thank you

    • http://www.drkreidstein.com/ Dr. Michael Kreidstein

      This can be performed under local anesthetic for $1500. Please call us to arrange a visit.

  • Lana

    Hello,
    I am a 22 year old female who is 5’11 and 240 lbs. I am working out and losing my weight slowly but I do not like my body proportions. I have a small waist underneath my belly and muffin top and I want to jump start the weight loss by getting those areas lipo’d. My thighs have rubbed against each other all the way to my knees my entire life so they are in really bad condition, I would like to get them lipo’d so that they at least don’t rub together on my knee area and I would like to transfer the fat to my butt. I want to have a very large booty with as much fat transferred to it as possible so that it is less likely to go flat again if the fat doesn’t take. My butt is pretty flat. What kind of costs would I be looking at for this?

    • http://www.drkreidstein.com/ Dr. Michael Kreidstein

      Hi Lana,
      Assuming you are a good candidate for these procedures, a $10,000 fee should be anticipated.

  • Sandra Bradley

    I am interested in having an arm lift. I can send pictures. This is not due to great weight loss – just age and genetics. I have good muscle and lots of upper body strength – my arms and the little puffs of fat that hide under your arm pits makes me look my age – which is fine – it bothers me to wear sleeveless dresses. O am interested in Cost and recovery time. Thanks!

    • http://www.drkreidstein.com Dr. Kreidstein

      Hi Sandra,
      Brachioplasty is a good procedure to correct for excess skin, whatever the cause. Fees depend on whether fat must also be removed. Costs of $2000 to $6000 are typical, and recovery allows use of your arms with dressings the next day, full activities by 3 weeks.

  • Terah

    I am a 44dd…I wonder if I have a tummy tuck my shape would look weird?my upper tummy is slowly vanishing but the lower is still abit of a muffin top.

    • http://www.drkreidstein.com Dr. Kreidstein

      Hi Terah,
      You are correct to consider proportions in planning your procedure options. We would include this issue at your consultation.

  • keira

    Hi,
    Anyway to have a preferred or discounted price for silicone breast augmentations to be slightly lower than $7000? I am on a budget and just wondering if there is any wiggle room to work with here!

    • http://www.drkreidstein.com Dr. Kreidstein

      On occasion, a practice will have a last-minute gap in their OR schedule they are keen to fill. You may find them (or us) receptive to ‘negotiations’ if you are very flexible with dates.

  • ilene

    The hole where I insert my earring is now too large. What would it cost to make the opening smaller? Not sure if I need 1 or both mended. Is there a long wait time?

    • http://www.drkreidstein.com Dr. Kreidstein

      Ilene,
      A fee of $450 for two ears is typical.

  • d.p

    Hi I went from 330 pounds to 240 in the last 3 years and I’m having a hard time tightening my skin and losing anymore weight. I am really interested in a tummy tuck with some liposuction on my inner thighs. And maybe a breast lift. What would be an estimated cost on these procedures ? Thanks

    • http://www.drkreidstein.com Dr. Kreidstein

      Congratulations on weight loss! Body contour surgery may help you to further lose weight, as exercise will be easier and your improved appearance will help motivate greater effort. Fees depend on the extent of necessary surgery, but $8500 for tummy, $3000 for thigh liposuction and $6000 for breast lift are good approximations.

  • Shri

    Hello,
    Do you engage a board certified anesthesiologist who works with you on a regular basis for surgeries requiring local or general anesthesia? Thanks!

    • http://www.drkreidstein.com Dr. Kreidstein

      All general anesthetics are provided by Royal College certified Anesthetists.

  • Kerry

    Hi there. What is the cost of arm lifts? Thanks!

    • http://www.drkreidstein.com Dr. Kreidstein

      Our fee ranges from $4000 to $8000, depending on the extent of lipousuction and excision that is necessary.

  • Christina

    If the Panniculectomy is covered by OHIP what would be the approximate additional cost to get a full tuck?

    • http://www.drkreidstein.com Dr. Kreidstein

      Additional cosmetic procedures are typically $3000-5000, but range from $2000 to $20,000 (circumferential body lift with autologous flap buttock augmentation).

  • Maria

    Hi, I had a tummy tuck in 2005 I am happy with the results of that. My issue is my flanks originally my Dr. had advised me that he would preform liposuction on my side before the tuck but when I awoke he informed me that the machine had broken and as a result only did my tuck. I have lived with these flanks for years now but I absolutely cannot stand them, my question is what could be done to fix this and what would the approximate cost be?
    Tnak you.

    • http://www.drkreidstein.com Dr. Kreidstein

      Hi Maria,
      We can only estimate the cost of your procedure, but $3000 for hip liposuction would be typical.

  • Kay

    Hello, I have reoccurring hernia’s and I believe I may require Diastasis repair. I have had 4 pregnancies that have left my pannus hanging. It’s causing rashes and some bumps now from sweating. I’ve been working out for quite some time now but it does not appear to be toning up this area at all. Would I qualify for a panniculectomy?

    • http://www.drkreidstein.com Dr. Kreidstein

      Hi Kay,
      Panniculectomy (OHIP covererd) requires severe symptoms and skin hanging past the pubis. A referral letter from your MD to confirm you have required treatment for skin breakdown or infections would help establish criteria for an application to OHIP.

  • arianna

    Sarah, I’m not a doctor, but I got orthognathic surgery and it brought my jaw/chin forward and the made my cheeks look more full. So you may want to try that. You can see some videos on YouTube by “profilo, Australia” they do a pretty good job of explaining the procedure.

  • Sarah

    Hi
    I would like to know more about chin augmentation(with implant) and I think I’ll benefit from surgery if I’ll combine it with lower lid blepharoplasty, can I get an approximate cost, I’m 30 years old healthy female.
    Thanks beforehand

    • http://www.drkreidstein.com Dr. Kreidstein

      Chin augmentation with solid silicone implant entails a (approx.) $3000 fee, or injectable filler e.g. Voluma can be used- it costs about $1000 and should last at least a year.
      Lower lid blepharoplasty takes many forms, depending on the extent of surgery that is necessary. Fees from $1500 to $5000 are typical.

  • http://www.drkreidstein.com Dr. Kreidstein

    Hi Elizabeth
    Do you get a reply on this?

  • Krista Reesor

    Dr.Kreidstein,
    I am a 29 year old female who has had some major abdominal surgeries and am having a very hard time dealing with the way my stomach looks. I have had a c-section and then 1.5 years after having my son I had a liver resection in which the doctor removed 68% of my liver. Due to the surgery and then having to have surgery right after to repair a abdominal incision hernia my stomach is a mess. Now being 3 years post op I have changed my life a great deal and have lost 60 lbs but my stomach has so much loose skin that no matter what I do will not tighten. I now have a stomach fold which I am so embarrassed and self conscious. I find it even more difficult as I am now single mother and I cant even imagine the thought of having to bring someone new to my life when I am so unhappy about my stomach. Is there anything that is covered by OHIP that I can look into? Like I said everything was great until I had all of these abdominal surgeries in such a very short period of time.
    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
    Sincerely yours,
    Krista Reesor

    • http://www.drkreidstein.com Dr. Kreidstein

      Hi Krista,
      Sorry to hear of your struggle. It certainly sounds like you could benefit from surgery, and OHIP may cover a panniculectomy. Please arrange for a referral from your MD to see me, and we will go from there.

  • A Happy Customer

    Hello,

    I just want to thank Dr. Michael L. Kreidstein and all of his staff for the wonderful service they provided for my rhinoplasty procedure early this year. I am very happy with the result of it and feel more confident about my look now. The procedure lasted just 40 min and was not painful at all; the recovery was very short, and the more important thing is that the final result is very beautiful and naturally looking. I will recommend Dr. Michael L. Kreidstein in a heart beat for any of your cosmetic procedures; he is indeed the Best Choice in the field of plastic surgery.

    Sincerely,
    A Very Happy Customer

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  • Megan Angeltvedt

    Hi there,

    I would like to know more about your rhinoplasty and approximate cost on my nose ( I know that’s hard to do without a consultation). I want my nose narrowed.. it is to wide and a slight bump on the top. Any ideas? Very interested in getting this done within the next two months!

    Thanks

    • http://www.drkreidstein.com Dr. Kreidstein

      Hi Megan,
      A typical fee for this procedure is $4500 in our practice. We look forward to meeting with you!

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