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Cheapest plastic surgery procedures

Plastic surgery costs vary by country and physician, so know what your money will buy before you proceed! Plastic surgery operations and treatments: the price you’ll pay.

Woman having plastic surgery consultation

With so much media attention on beauty and appearance, increasing numbers of people are turning to plastic surgery in their search for bodily perfection. Some become obsessed and have multiple procedures that end up costing astonishing amounts of money. The most popular cosmetic surgery procedures currently are the tummy-tuck, breast augmentation, and rhinoplasty – commonly called a “nose job.”

No plastic surgery is inexpensive. Besides the surgeon’s fee, patients have to consider the additional costs they could pay: anesthesia, medical tests, prescriptions, hospital or surgical facility fees and often some required after-care, which might include post-surgery exams and possibly home nursing for a period of time. So which procedures cost the least? We base our figures on the surgeon/physician fee to compare.

Breast lifts and breast reductions at $5,200 are cheaper than breast augmentation at $6,000. Silicone gel implants are more expensive than saline implants, but both cost over $3,000. A face-lift carries a surgeon fee of $8,000 to $10,000, while eyelid surgery is $4000-$5000.


The cheapest fees are for injections and fillers, most commonly done right in the physician’s office. The doctor charge for Botox injections averages $400 per treatment plus the cost of the drug. Collagen injections to plump lips and fill in fine lines average $500 per session. Wrinkle-filler Juvederm is the commonly known name for Hyaluronic Acid, with an injection of this adding about $600 to your bill.

Also on the lower end of plastic surgery costs are micro-dermabrasion and laser treatments. The micro-dermabrasion is meant to remove a miniscule layer of skin to encourage fresher cells to the skin surface. The physician fee is in the $200 to $250 range. IP Laser treatments average $400, as does laser hair removal. Laser skin resurfacing is more expensive, ranging in price from $1,000 to $2,500. Having a chemical facial peel done at a plastic surgery facility will cost $600 to $1,000.

Body Sculpting

To have liposuction on one area of the body — stomach, thighs, arms, buttocks — costs $4,000. Aside from the similarly priced eyelid surgery, it’s the cheapest “major” plastic surgery procedure. If you opt to have liposuction on your stomach, you’ll pay $2,500 less than you would for a “tummy tuck.”

The most inexpensive “lift” surgery is a forehead lift at $3,200, as compared to a full facelift or buttock lift ($5,000), a lower-body lift ($8,000) or an upper-arm lift ($4,000 per arm) and thigh lift ($5,000 each.)

Surgical and non-surgical procedures by plastic surgeons will always vary in cost. The doctors set their fees based on many factors including experience and area. Research doctors and costs in your own area before deciding on a surgery or other treatment.

More on plastic surgery

Plastic surgery: What you need to know
What to look for in a plastic surgeon
Plastic surgery procedures to avoid

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