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:

Surgical Procedures

Facial implants: $3,079

Chin augmentation: $2,526

Facelift: $7,327

Brow lift: $3,861

Hair transplantation: $5,823

Otoplasty (ear tuck): $3,485

Rhinoplasty (nose job): $5,223

Blepharoplasty (eye lift) $3,528


Nonsurgical Procedures

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

Microdermabrasion: $135

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, Bellafill): $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.


  • Halaas 58x57

    Yael Halaas, MD, FACS

    60 East 56th Street
    3rd Floor
    New York, NY 10022
    (332) 239-6439

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    Cosmetic Surgery Associates of New York

    465 Columbus Avenue
    Valhalla, NY 10595
    (914) 421-0113

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    Min S. Ahn MD

    The Aesthetic Wellness Center
    2 Connector Road, #2C
    Westborough, MA 01581