Was It Worth It 2019 – Analyzing Cosmetic Procedure Reviews

By WD Staff July 12, 2019 No Comments

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Many online shoppers turn to user reviews before making a purchase. Unfortunately, it can be hard to find real feedback regarding cosmetic procedures as many patients prefer to remain quiet about their experience. The veil of privacy can make it hard to assess patient satisfaction levels for both surgical and non-surgical cosmetic treatments.

RealSelf, an online hub of patient questions and reviews, provides a “worth it” rating which polls patients on whether or not the procedure they underwent was worth it or not. RealSelf asks users to rate their procedure as either “worth it”, “not worth it”, or “not sure”. The overall Worth It rating is the proportion of “worth it” vs. “not worth it” votes (“not sure” votes are not included).

Here are the 2019 Worth It rankings of popular surgical and non-surgical treatments from data throughout the nation:

Cosmetic Surgery Procedures

Procedure Worth It Rating
Breast Augmentation 98%
Breast Reduction 98%
Body Lift 98%
Labiaplasty 97%
Tummy Tuck 97%
Mommy Makeover 96%
Neck Lift 95%
Facelift 95%
Lip Implants 95%
Eyelid Surgery 95%
Cheek Augmentation 93%
Hair Transplant 93%
Brow Lift 93%
Otoplasty 93%
Fat Transfer (Breasts) 93%
Rhinoplasty 91%
Arm Lift 91%
Chin Implant 90%
Brazilian Butt Lift 89%
Liposuction 89%
Thigh Lift 87%
Butt Implants 82%


Non-Surgical Cosmetic Procedures

Procedure Worth It Rating
HydraFacial 98%
Lip Injections 98%
Laser Hair Removal 98%
Dysport 97%
Botox 96%
Liquid Rhinoplasty 96%
Volbella 96%
Xeomin 96%
Chemical Peel 96%
Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation 94%
Juvederm 93%
Restylane 92%
Vollure 92%
Laser Resurfacing 90%
Radiesse 88%
Microneedling 88%
Voluma 88%
Ultherapy 88%
Belotero 86%
Kybella 83%
Microblading 74%


Note: Data was collected from RealSelf users and all percentages are rounded to the nearest whole number for simplicity.


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.

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