Average Cost of Plastic Surgery Procedures (Updated February 2, 2023)

Written by WD Staff, Skin Care Specialists on February 2, 2023 57 Comments

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Originally published on May 2, 2014. Updated February 2, 2023 to include recent cost data.

How much does breast augmentation cost? What about facelift surgery or rhinoplasty?

If you are currently researching plastic surgery procedures, you may have noticed that pricing information is missing from many plastic surgeon’s websites. The primary reason for withholding procedure costs often comes down to variability: the exact cost of an individual’s procedure could vary based on their specific needs and desired results.

While it is always recommended to schedule an appointment for a personal consultation with a physician’s office, we have compiled the average national cost of most major plastic surgery procedures for reference with the help of

Average national costs of popular plastic surgery procedures is an online hub that allows users to ask questions and share personal experiences about cosmetic surgeries. Physicians who are registered with the site are able to post responses. A common question that many users post is in regard to pricing. Many cosmetic surgery patients across the U.S. post the final costs of their surgery which RealSelf aggregates to display averages.

Here are the average national costs of the most popular procedures (data updated on February 2, 2023):

Procedure Realself Price
Breast Augmentation $6,525
Eyelid Surgery $4,725
Facelift $12,250
Liposuction $6,175
Smartlipo $5,250
Rhinoplasty $7,650
Tummy Tuck $8,275
Arm Lift $7,300
Body Lift $15,350
Breast Lift $8,025
Brow Lift $7,225
Chin Augmentation $4,900
Labiaplasty $4,200
Lip Implants $2,525
Neck Lift $8,725
Otoplasty $4,350
Thigh Lift $8,900
Breast Reduction $7,275
Gynocomastia $5,600

Click Here to to compare the cost of each procedure in different U.S. metro areas

What are you paying for?

The final cost of your procedure is composed of a variety of expenses including:

  • Surgeon fees
  • Material costs (breast implants, etc.)
  • Operating room costs (staff salaries, rent, costs of operating machinery)
  • Anesthesia related costs
  • Any included medications or post-surgical compression devices
  • Follow up appointments

You get what you pay for

Undergoing cosmetic surgery is a life altering event. While the cost of surgery is an important factor to consider, it is also crucial to remember that you will live with outcome of the surgery for the rest of your life. Your highest priority should be on finding the best provider for your specific needs. Specifically:

  • Choose a surgeon with an abundance of experience and documentation of previous surgeries.  For a plastic surgery procedure, choose a plastic surgeon rather than a doctor from another specialty that performs plastic surgery.
  • Look for a surgeon that you are comfortable with and agree with how he or she plans to perform the surgical procedure.
  • It is important to ensure that the physician you choose understands the goals you have in mind and agrees that they are realistic and attainable.
  • Make sure your surgery will be performed in a properly credentialed operating room.
  • It is important to select a physician who is using high quality products (such as implants) from a reputable manufacturer.
  • Be weary of physicians who offer pricing significantly lower than national or regional averages or bargain/gimmicky prices, such as Groupon or “deal of the day” offers.
  • Be certain that the quoted price you receive includes all expenses (i.e. no hidden fees).


There are several financial companies who provide monthly payment financing for cosmetic procedures. This allows patients to undergo their treatment immediately and pay for it overtime. Most of these companies will even offer 0% interest financing if the loan is paid within a certain period (we offer 0% financing though our partner CareCredit).

WD Staff

A united group of skin care specialists from Westlake Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery, Austin's leader in Dermatology and Plastic Surgery. Articles posted under WD staff are authored through combined contributions from our entire team, including Plastic Surgeons, Dermatologists, Aestheticians, Physician Assistants, Aesthetic Nurses, and Patient Coordinators.

57 Responses to “Average Cost of Plastic Surgery Procedures (Updated February 2, 2023)”

  1. Avatar Grace says:

    This is a great and helpful piece of information. Thanks for sharing this useful information!

  2. Avatar Kristy says:

    Spot on! I got quotes from another surgeon on two of those procedures and they were around whats listed in the article.

  3. Avatar Robbin says:

    Outstanding post!

  4. Avatar Raelene says:

    Very neat post.Really looking forward to read more. Really Great.

  5. Avatar desene says:

    Awesome article.Thanks Again!

  6. Avatar Barry says:

    Awesome post. Fantastic.

  7. Avatar Danny says:

    Home run! Great slugging with this answer!

  8. Avatar Jenny says:

    I love your blog a lot! I think i will visit your blog again soon.

  9. Avatar Alana says:

    I paid a bit more to go to one of the top surgeons in my area and am ecstatic about the results. Experience is more important than price.

  10. Avatar Greg says:

    Thanks for this awesome post! It can be hard to find prices of plastic surgery procedures but the table made it easy!

  11. Avatar I want my hair transplant says:

    I want my hair transplant… I’d like to find out more about the procedure and how much the cost of surgery?

  12. Avatar Shannan says:

    Great summary, hard to find cosmetic surgery pricing. THis really helped

  13. Avatar Gerish says:

    Great post Collecting all this data is a great idea

  14. Avatar Summer says:

    So is the price of plastic surgery vary greatly from state to state? I’m looking in California, is it worth it for me to come out to Austin?

  15. Avatar Trace says:

    Excellent data and idea, thanks for posting 🙂

  16. Avatar William Gray says:

    just want to make sure…are these prices all inclusive or do you still need to add the hospital, etc

  17. Avatar William Gray says:

    nice work…so hard to find this info…are these prices all inclusive or just the surgeon´s fee

    • WD Staff WD Staff says:

      Hi William, thanks for your feedback and for reading our posts. The numbers are all inclusive, however keep in mind that they are directly reported from individual RealSelf users. The final numbers are also averages, true pricing can vary greatly based on many factors. However we feel these numbers offer a good “yard stick” for comparison.

      We actually went a step further and broke down costs in terms of major U.S. metro areas here:

      Thanks again!

      –WD Staff

  18. Avatar Marley says:

    This is very interesting, very smart guys!

  19. Avatar Nicole says:

    Great summary. If I can advise, look at prices abroad. If you get a good ticket, you can save a lot of money. My own experience. I was in the Czech Republic in January. At the Formé clinic has taken great care of me and price was almost half.

  20. Avatar Carolyn says:

    Thank you so very much for this useful information!!

  21. Avatar Sahra says:

    Hello there I have an issue with one said of my face (the left side ) seems to be more slanted than the right said which makes my face look awkward and asymmetrical I can provide pictures can you please give advice on what surgery that would be suitable for me

    • WD Staff WD Staff says:

      Hi Sahra, Sorry to hear about that issue. Unfortunately it will be impossible for us to send you any sort of medical recommendations solely using a picture. We would have to have you come in for an in-person consultation. If you are in the Austin area, please give us a call at 512.328.3376 to setup a consultation!

      WD Staff

  22. Avatar Erin says:

    I can’t seem to find price info on treatment for cellulite treatment:front & back of thighs. I would like to do the math and figure my monthly payments for 6 months. I can’t do that until I get a realistic quote from someone that works there. I dont want to schedule an appointment to get an answer because I work a lot. If anyone can answer this please let me know. Thank you so much!

    • WD Staff WD Staff says:

      Hi Erin, We completely understand the crunch for time! I forwarded you message to our consultants who should be able to give you a price range over email or phone. This will give you a pretty good idea of what you are looking at. Then an exact price and treatment plan can be provided after an in-person consultation (should you wish to pursue this further).

      Thanks again for reading our post and submitting your inquiry!

      WD Staff

  23. Avatar Rivkie says:

    What about combined procedures? For ex:
    Tummy Tuck with arm lift
    Thigh Lift with calf and back lift

    • WD Staff WD Staff says:

      Hi Rivkie,

      Thanks for this great question! Unfortunately combination procedures like the ones you describe do not have any real data reported. I think part of the reason for this is the cost would really differ greatly from patient to patient, especially when individual procedures are combined. So unfortunately we do not have any real insight in that 🙁

      However your best bet if you are interested in a combination procedure is to is to do multiple in-office consultations with a few different providers in your area.

      Sorry we can’t be more help but we appreciate your comment!

      WD Staff

  24. Avatar Omar says:

    I have a problem with the upper arm specially Bicebs because of operation done by un experienced young doctors who are available at the time of incident and i was told that i need plastic surgery to overcome this

    • WD Staff WD Staff says:

      Hi Omar,

      Sorry to hear about this. You definitely want to reach out to an board certified plastic surgeon. If you are in the Austin area please feel free to give us a call (512.328.3376) to setup a consultation!

      WD Staff

  25. Avatar User says:

    Very interesting, will you continue to update this for accurate pricing?

    • WD Staff WD Staff says:

      We will continue to update this post with current pricing data. This usually occurs yearly, so we should have 2019 numbers in January or February 2020!

      WD Staff

  26. Avatar Christopher says:

    These “averages” are severely misrepresented. Most real self doctors are severely unqualified and these aren’t the real averages. Real national averages that show all the averages in the U.S. including real self are thousands below these prices. These prices that are given are for the absolute best surgeons with thousands of extrodinary before and after pics. That are truly talented in specialize in 1 field. An example is like Joe Niamtu. Most of the Doctors on real self charge you premium prices and offer you below average results!! Tread carefully and do your research!!

    • WD Staff WD Staff says:

      Hi Christopher,

      Thanks for reading out post and submitting your great comment to our community. We agree with you in one respect, its very hard to determine average procedure costs. We used RealSelf data because it’s readily available and valuable (as long as all submissions are really by patients as their site states).

      In the end procedure price can be very different for each individual patient, as patient need can greatly vary. As always, we advise perspective patients to go for in-office consultations with multiple highly qualified providers, its the only way to get a true gauge of cost.

      Thanks again for submitting your comment!

      WD Staff

  27. Avatar Costen says:

    Excellent!! This was very helpful for me. Will you update this for 2019 numbers?

    • WD Staff WD Staff says:

      Hi Costen, thanks for reading and commenting on our post! We will update the numbers for 2019, we usually get the next set of data a month or two into the new year. Once we update, we will make sure to rename the post “Updated 2019” so readers know its up to date. We hope to have this completed by early next month!

      WD Staff

  28. Avatar Ivy says:

    Very helpful post, thanks for helping me do my research on cost haha

  29. Avatar Kirsty says:

    Thanks for sharing the list of average costs, I understand it is not fully accurate but its a great resource just to see ballpark pricing.

  30. Avatar Pooja says:

    i have query

  31. Great post! Thanks for sharing useful information with us. I’ll make sure to show it to our patients here in Oz 🙂

  32. Avatar Shannan says:

    Question… breast reduction and lift – what is an average cost and recovery time? Also, I’ve lost almost 80 lbs and have a tummy flap of extra skin. It does cause rashes and other various problems. Just curious about cost and recovery as well. But I’m also wondering, will insurance pay for part of the excesses skin removal due to medically creating problems?

    Thank you – Shannan

    • WD Staff WD Staff says:

      Hi Shannon,

      Thanks for reading our post and submitting your great question. Also congratulations on the weight loss!

      As always exact cost and recovery info can only be provided after an in-person assessment. Please give us a call at 512-328-3376 to setup a free consultation! We’ll be able to give you exact info after seeing you in person.

      In general, breast reduction/lift procedures can take anywhere from 4-8 weeks for recovery. We actually have a good blog post on that here: Cost can range anywhere from $4,000 to $10,000 depending on the specifics of the procedure. We also offer no interest financing!

      For the tummy flap you may need some form of abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) surgery. It could be a simple mini-tuck which has a short recovery time (see

      Please give us a call at 512-328-3376 to discuss in more detail, these ranges really don’t mean anything as recovery and cost is greatly dependent on the individualized procedure need of each patient.

      WD staff

  33. Avatar anticlock says:

    This is a great idea for a post, real creative guys

  34. Avatar Chad says:

    Thank you so very much for this useful information!! Very interesting, will you continue to update this for accurate pricing?

  35. Avatar Dr. Saman says:

    Very efficiently written information, and I can confirm its pretty accurate. Great job!

  36. Avatar Jill says:

    Great Stuff! Thanks for sharing these type of valuable info.

  37. Avatar Ahkdideab says:

    Any major pricing changes in 2021? Will you update this?

    • WD Staff WD Staff says:

      Hi Ahkdideab,

      We will update the pricing, we usually do it mid-year. So look out for the latest version in May or June!

      We do, however, find cost changes to be modest from year to year. So I think the pricing listed probably reflects current pricing (in early 2021).

      WD Staff

  38. Avatar Masoud says:

    Great post on the pricing, super helpful

  39. Avatar Victoria says:

    Nice Blog! The information you have provided is incredibly detailed and insightful. Thanks for doing this 🙂

  40. Avatar GC says:

    Thanks for this post, its so hard to get pricing for any plastic surgery procedure. Most sites make you call to learn more

  41. Avatar Wyatt says:

    Will you update this post with 2024 prices?

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