Cosmetic Surgery Costs
As with any major purchase in your life, the price
you pay is a large part of the decision process. This is understandable
with the average procedure having a price tag between $5,000 and
$15,000. The large gap is due to the different variables that factor
into the total cost which are outlined and explained below. You'll
also find average surgeon rates by type, a breakdown of the costs,
helpful articles, and some great articles covering payment options,
insurance coverage, and how to get the best cosmetic surgery price
for your procedure.
Plastic Surgery Price Factors:
- Geographic Location - Surgeons in high profile areas or major
cities typically have higher prices than surgeons in towns and
cities with a lower population. .
- Cosmetic Surgeon Expertise - Surgeons with more experience,
client testimonials, and a proven track record, may be in higher
demand and a waiting list.
- Procedure Chosen - Some procedures such as a facelift will carry
a higher price tag than lip implants due to the complexity, part
of the body, length of the procedure, and nature of the procedure.
- Number of Areas Affected - If you're having the surgery on more
than one area of the body, or multiple procedures at once, your
total cosmetic surgery price will increase.
- Anesthesiology Cost - In many cases, the portion with the third
highest price tag is the Anesthesiologist's fee. The total price
will depend on the person administering anesthesiology, the length
of the surgery, and other variables.
- Materials - This may include implants of the breast, lip, calf,
etc. or fillers such as Botox and Hylaform.
- Facility Fees - In many cases the operating room or facility
fee represents the second largest piece of the total. These fees
can amount to $1,000 per procedure.
- Lab fees
Breakdown of Cosmetic Surgery Costs
There are three main components to a typical surgery:
the Surgeon's Fee, the Anesthesiologist's fee, and the operating
room fee. If you are having implants you will incur an additional
cost to purchase the implants for your surgery. Below is an example
of the price breakdown for a breast implant procedure. Please note
that this is only a sample. To receive a real price quote please
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and find a local doctor.
- Surgeons fee: $3,050
- Anesthesiologist: $700
- Facility fee: $950
- Breast Implant fee: $1,300
- Total Price: $6,000
Choose a Surgeon Based on Price?
A common but vital mistake can be selecting a surgeon
based on low prices rather than experience and credentials. The
importance of thoroughly researching local surgeons and doctors
can not be stressed enough. Choosing an inexperienced surgeon with
a lower price could result in poor results which in turn could mean
additional surgeries to fix or repair the original procedure.
Some surgeons and doctors are highly skilled and as
a result they are in high demand which results in higher prices
and waiting lists. While this makes some doctors exclusive and hard
to attain it also opens the doors for other doctors to raise their
prices without warrant as they attempt to position themselves as
a premium or exclusive surgeon. To combat this it is important that
you research each doctor's information including the number of procedures
performed, number of second surgeries per client, credentials, years
practicing, education, and to ask for client references and before
& after pictures.
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