We take a look at the average cost of plastic surgery by providing you with current plastic surgery costs in four major cities. Beauty is expensive, and German Renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer has been quoted as saying, "There lives on earth no one beautiful person who could not be more beautiful."

To become more beautiful, there's often a price to pay, be it $50 a month to build a better body at the local gym, or the one-time cost of cosmetic plastic surgery, which insurance doesn't cover as a rule.

The following chart gives an idea of the costs of procedures nationwide. Costs differ not only from one state to another, but also within states, and even from doctor to doctor. Not surprisingly, costs in big cities tend to be higher than in more rural areas.

Source: American Society of Plastic Surgeons

AVERAGE PLASTIC SURGEON FEES 2007

 

COSMETIC SURGERY

(Procedure Name)

NATIONAL AVERAGE PHYSICIAN FEE

 

 

 

Breast augmentation

(Augmentation mammaplasty)

$3,816

Breast implant removals

(Augmentation patients only)

$2,380

Breast lift

(Mastopexy)

$4,236

Breast reduction in men

(Gynecomastia)

$3,400

Buttock implants

 

$4,722

Buttock lift

 

$4,711

Calf augmentation

 

$3,206

Cheek implant

(Malar augmentation)

$2,332

Chin augmentation

(Mentoplasty)

$1,936

Dermabrasion

 

$984

Ear surgery

(Otoplasty)

$2,549

Eyelid surgery

(Blepharoplasty)

$3,134

Facelift

(Rhytidectomy)

$5,031

Forehead lift

 

$3,092

Hair transplantation

 

$4,543

Lip augmentation

(other than injectable materials)

$1,604

Liposuction

 

$2,982

Lower body lift

 

$8,073

Nose reshaping

(Rhinoplasty)

$3,833

Pectoral implants

 

$3,769

Thigh lift

 

$4,464

Tummy tuck

(Abdominoplasty)

$5,264

Upper arm lift

 

$3,574

 

 

 

COSMETIC PROCEDURES - Minimally-Invasive

NATIONAL AVERAGE PHYSICIAN FEE

Botox®**

 

$501

Cellulite treatment

 

$196

Chemical peel

 

$744

Laser hair removal

 

$503

Laser skin resurfacing

 

$2,222

Laser treatment of leg veins

 

$400

Microdermabrasion

 

$283

Sclerotherapy

 

$342

Soft Tissue Fillers:

 

 

Calcium hydroxylapatite

(Radiesse™)

$807

Collagen

 

$394

Fat Injection

 

$1,489

Hyaluronic acid

(Hylaform®, Hylaform Plus®, Restylane®, Juvederm™)

$598

Polylactic acid

(Sculptra™)

$1,128

Polymethyl-methacrylate microspheres

(Artefill®)

Not Available