The cost of plastic surgery varies widely and depends on the type of surgery performed. Cosmetic surgeries are not all the same. A Mommy Makeover that includes a breast lift, breast augmentation, tummy tuck, facelift, Botox, and dermal filler will be much more complex, time-consuming, and costly than a simple eyelift surgery.
The cost will depend on the complexity of the surgery, the type of procedure that will be performed, and how many operations are required. A simple, one-time procedure may cost as little as several hundred dollars, whereas a complicated surgery or multiple surgeries can cost upwards of $10,000. The exact work that is being done for the individual procedure makes it difficult to estimate a price without a consultation.
To determine the cost of your surgical needs, it’s important to be honest with your plastic surgeon during the initial consultation. Ask questions and inquire about your options. Be open about your expectations of the surgery and what you hope to accomplish. This will enable your surgeon to recommend the best cosmetic procedure or procedures based on your individual needs. You won’t be able to know the exact cost without knowing the procedures that will be performed. This is one reason that you will need to meet with the plastic surgeon prior to your operation for a thorough consultation.
What Types of Procedures Can I Have?
Wellesley Cosmetic Surgery offers a variety of cosmetic options such as breast augmentation or reduction, breast lift, liposuction, tummy tuck, brachioplasty, rhinoplasty, labiaplasty, facelift, eyelid lift, Mommy Makeovers, sculptra, Botox, and more. All of these procedures vary in complexity and cost.
You may also find that the type of procedure that you are expecting to pay for is not the procedure that will ultimately get. While you may think that a certain procedure is right for you, a consultation with an expert surgeon may reveal that another type of procedure would be better suited to your needs.
For example, you might be wanting a deep plane facelift. This type of facelift requires making incisions, lifting the skin, separating it from the superficial musculoaponeurotic system, releasing the attachments, and repositioning the layer and skin. The results of this type of surgery are dramatic and you may not need something this complex. Your surgeon may recommend a much less invasive procedure such as a Silhouette InstaLift. This type of lift corrects sagging areas of the face without the use of incisions. Absorbable sutures are used containing small cones that anchor the tissues in a higher position. Compared to a surgical facelift an InstaLift is much less expensive.
What are the other costs?
Additional costs that you could expect from a cosmetic surgery include:
- Surgeon’s fee
- Surgical facility costs
- Medical tests
- Anesthesia fees
- Medications and prescriptions
In addition to the fees above you may need to purchase post-surgery clothing for comfort depending on the type of surgery performed. Some procedures require downtime so you should also account for time off of work when considering the costs of your surgery. Although insurance may not pay for your procedure, remember that there are financing options available and you may not have to pay for your plastic surgery out of pocket. For more information, contact our plastic surgeons today.