The costs of cosmetic surgery can be the biggest barrier to achieving your goals. 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 Patient characteristics (e.g. health problems requiring hospital surgery) may influence the costs.
How to lower the costs of your surgery?
If procedures can be safely combined (e.g. breast and abdominal), there is often a savings of $1-2,000 because you are only paying for one trip to the operating room. A patient who has had previous surgery in our practice will pay a lower fee. This is because we are nice(!), but also because we have already trained you in how to take care of yourself after surgery and will probably do a good job again. The quote you receive at a consultation may be influenced by whether a practice has available OR time. If a surgeon does not have their own facility, OR time may be limited. Some practices (esp. young surgeons) will charge less if they are trying to develop expertise in a procedure. Lastly, Covid-19 has introduced the need for multiple new measures to keep surgery safe, and these have increased the cost of starting an operation, particularly if using general anesthesia.
Despite the above, the range of fees we charge is not that wide. 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 $7000, silicone gel implant $8000
Breast Lift: $8000
Tummy Tuck: lower abdomen only $5, full $8-10,000
Face lift: $10-12,000
Rhinoplasty: $5000 to $10,000
Eyelids: $2500-$7000 (4 lids)
Liposuction: $3000 (local), $5000 (general anesthetic) + $3000 per paired area
Brow lift: $5000
Fat grafting: $3000 (in addition to liposuction fees)
Fillers: $500 + cost of materials
If the costs of cosmetic surgery are leading you to abandon your quest for self-improvement, consider carefully the cost of not having cosmetic surgery.