Not sure about the cost of facial cosmetic surgeries?
No worries; our guide today will cover the average costs of each procedure as well as some tips to help you make a decision.
Note: The numbers quoted below are estimates. These numbers are not accurate and you should not use the numbers below as your exact budget. The best way to find out the total cost of a procedure is to consult your doctor.
Average facial cosmetic surgery costs
All of the rates below are in Australian dollars.
Anti-wrinkle injections: Starts from $200
Cheek enhancement and shaping: Starts from $800
Chin enhancement: Via dermal fillers – Starts from $600; Via muscle relaxant injections – starts from $150
Dermal fillers: Starts from $500 per mL
Jawline contouring: Starts from $600
Lip injections and fillers: Starts from $500
Mole removal: Starts from $250
iGuide neck lifts: Starts from $7,500
Non-surgical nose job and reshaping: Starts from $680
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatments: Starts from $400 per treatment
Silhouette soft face lift: Starts from $1,750
Surgical brow lift: Starts from $6,000
VASER face lift: Starts from $4,500
Why are there no accurate figures for plastic surgeries online?
We can only provide estimates as every patient has different costs depending on the requirements of the surgery.
Hence, it is impossible to provide a figure that a very accurate estimate for every procedure let alone an exact figure.
In addition to the cost of the surgery, you would also have to count in factors such as:
- Consultation fees – usually redeemable if you decide to go ahead with the surgery)
- Geographical factors – different locations may have different rates
- The expertise of the doctor – a very experienced doctor may have higher rates
- Technology differences – a single procedure may different technologies that have different price points e.g tumescent or ultrasound liposuction
- Combination of procedures – it is common for patients to undergo a combination of procedures as part of the treatment e.g a breast lift and breast augmentation
The factors above are some of the main things that you have to consider the final cost of the surgery.
The best thing, in this case, is to ask your doctor for an estimate on how much the surgery would cost in total.
Your doctor will be more than happy to tell you the overall cost of the surgery; not only does this help with communication and transparency, patients will also feel more relaxed instead of worrying about the costs.
Why is cosmetic surgery so expensive?
Doctors undergo more than 15 years of education and practical training to become qualified doctors.
This means that certified cosmetic practitioners are extremely skilled and experienced in what they do.
As a result of the high standards of cosmetic surgery education and training, your doctor will make sure that your surgery goes as safely and smoothly as possible.
The results of the surgery will be more obvious and effective; there will be little to no chances of complications as well as having a recovery period that allows you to return to your normal life as soon as possible.
All of this demands a premium rate; you are paying for the expertise of your doctor and you should not worry about the high rates.
Plastic doctors do not want to make a quick dollar off you, they know that the happiness of their patients and the results of their surgeries are two of the most important things in becoming an established doctor.
As we’ve mentioned in an earlier post, you generally get what you pay for in the plastic surgery industry.
Can I go with cheaper cosmetic surgery providers?
Many patients have gone with cheaper cosmetic surgery providers and some of them do have successful results, albeit with varying degrees of success.
Before going ahead with a cheaper option, you have to bear in mind the risks ahead of you.
The surgery could be unsuccessful due to inadequate technologies and expertise. The results of your surgery may also be very different from what you’ve expected.
Not only is your initial investment gone, you have to pay more to fix the results of the surgery.
Here are some things to look at before you decide on your doctor:
Reputation: You can check a doctor’s or a clinic’s reputation by going to forums such as RealSelf. A more established doctor will have plenty of good reviews under his or her belt.
Results and opinions of past patients: You should also research the results of a doctor’s past patients. A good doctor will have patients with great results as well as a history of excellent post-op care and consultations.
How do I pay for my surgery?
There are 3 options that you can go for in terms of payments:
- Credit card
Cash: Some clinics will offer you discounts if you can pay for the surgery in cash. Paying with cash is straightforward and you won’t come across issues such as card declines or bounced checks.
Check: Paying by check is acceptable if the cost of the surgery is in the range of 4 to 5 figures.
Credit card: Paying via credit card is simple for both parties, making it the preferred choice of payment for patients. Be aware of your credit limits though, you don’t want to spend more than what you can pay for.
Most clinics offer in-house financing options or monthly instalments to patients. Make sure to discuss payment options with your doctor; they are there to help you answer your questions.
You can also have a look at external financing options to fund your surgery. You may also be covered by your insurance in some cases; once again, ask your doctors and insurance providers to get a conclusive answer.