Facial Plastic Surgery Cost
Cost is likely an important consideration in your decision to undergo facial rejuvenation. Facial plastic surgery cost can vary greatly based on the procedure, the surgeon and even the area of the country where it is being performed (and whether or not you have to travel to get there!).
Generally, the facial plastic surgery cost comprises the surgeon's fee, anesthesia fee, operating room fee and implant fee (if applicable). There are hidden costs that are not necessarily included in the estimate as well. These may include blood work, X-rays or other diagnostic tests, and a physical exam by your primary care doctor to make sure you are healthy enough to have surgery. Any prescription drugs, special bandaging or elastic garments are also extra. Make sure you have as complete an estimate as possible before booking your surgery. It's best to get it in writing.
According to the latest figures available from the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), the national averages for plastic surgeon fees for surgical and nonsurgical facial rejuvenation procedures in 2011 were:
Facial implants: $3,079
Chin augmentation: $2,526
Brow lift: $3,861
Hair transplantation: $5,823
Otoplasty (ear tuck): $3,485
Rhinoplasty (nose job): $5,223
Blepharoplasty (eye lift) $3,528
Fat injections $2,499
Lip Augmentation $1,681
Scar revision $1,395
Poly-L-Lactic injections (Sculptra Aesthetic) $799
Hyaluronic acid injections $603
Calcium Hydroxyapetite, PMMA beads (Radiesse) $712
Botox injection: $308
Chemical peel: $397
Laser skin resurfacing (ablative): $2,424
Soft Tissue Fillers
Autologous fat: $1,797
Poly-L-Lactic acid (Sculptra): $1,071
Calcium hydroxylapatite (Radiance): $680
Collagen, bovine (includes Zyderm/Zyplast): $467
Collagen, human: $508
Hyaluronic acid: $562
Polymethyl methacrylate (Artecoll, Artefill): $1,253
These numbers represent physician/surgeon fees only, and are just averages. Some surgeons charge more and some charge less. In general, costs are higher in metropolitan areas than in less-populated cities. Many people who opt for facial rejuvenation procedures get more than one at a time. This can decrease your overall cost as you only pay the anesthesia and facility fee once. Doubling or tripling up on procedures may also increase your risks, however.
If the cost is too much for you to pay all at once, payment plans may be an option.