Five most expensive cosmetic plastic surgeries
Today, an increasing number of people around the globe are turning to cosmetic surgery to fix what they consider their imperfections, improve their appearance and ultimately boost their confidence.
In keeping with the global trends, here in Australia, cosmetic surgery procedures have witnessed a huge upswing, turning the country into one of the top ten highest spenders on cosmetic surgery. Surveys show that Australians spend roughly $1 billion on plastic surgery procedures every year — that’s 40% more than Americans, in terms of per capita rate.
Understanding cosmetic surgery costs
With the “plastic positive” culture growing worldwide, more Australians are willing to loosen up their purse strings to alter their appearance. The cosmetic procedures that people are mostly opting for include fillers, laser, anti-wrinkle injections, breast augmentation, rhinoplasty, and liposuction, to name a few.
According to Australian College of Cosmetic Surgery, the top five cosmetic procedures carried out are anti-wrinkle injections, fillers, laser and IPL, breast augmentation and reduction, and liposuction. For those interested in any of these treatments, one of the first questions that might pop in their head is: “What will it cost?”
While cosmetic treatments are becoming widespread, it’s important to understand that these are complex procedures and require expertise, cutting-edge tools and well-equipped facilities to achieve the best outcomes.
The requirements vary between different procedures which a procedure’s cost. For instance, injections and fillers will typically take less hours and amount of work on the part of the surgeon, so they cost less.
However, the overall cost of surgery that you’ll ultimately have to shell out can be higher or lower depending on the charges of a particular surgeon.
Irrespective of the cosmetic procedure, it’s important to talk with the surgeon about the full estimate of costs prior to the surgery. This is typically inclusive of:
- Initial consultation
- Surgeon’s fee
- The cost of implants
- Fees for hospital stay
- Laboratory fees
- Post-operative clothes
- Recovery kit
- Follow-up visits
Let’s take a look at the top five most expensive cosmetic procedures.
The most expensive plastic surgeries
- Breast cosmetic procedures– Procedures such as breast augmentation, reduction and lift fall under this category and their prices variable, depending on the complexity and length of the procedure.
In Australia, a breast augmentation surgery can cost anywhere between $7,000 and $18,000, depending on the material for implant and the surgeon’s fees. For a reduction surgery, a surgeon’s fee starts roughly from $8,000.
A breast lift ranges from $6,000 to $8,500, while those who choose to combine breast implants with a lift can expect to pay anywhere around $12,000.
- Facelift – The hours spent on the procedure is the biggest factor determining the cost of a facelift, but the type of the procedure also matters. For example, the cost of a short scar or endoscopic facelift might go from $6,000 to $12,000, while SMAS facelift and neck lift can come for $16,000 to $26,000. For a deep plane facelift, the price tag starts from $20,000 and can go up to $30,000.
- Rhinoplasty – A nose job will set back by $8,000 to $20,000, depending on the surgeon’s fee, how long the procedure will take, and the exact nature of it.
- Tummy Tuck – The cost for a tummy tuck in Australia falls anywhere between $9,000 and $29,000.
- Eyelid Surgery – Eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty comes at a price range of $2,500-4,500 for either upper or lower eyelids, and can go up to $4,500-8,000 for both upper and lower eyelids.
Because the prices of these procedures are so variable, it’s best to conduct a thorough research before opting for any of these. Those who have friends or acquaintances who have gone under the knife or the needle – and if they like their results – should talk to them about their surgeon and the costs involved for more clarity.
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