Cosmetic Procedure Cost Guide – Average Price By City

By WD Staff October 12, 2016 21 Comments

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To understand the costs of popular cosmetic procedures in various geographical areas we turned to Real Self, a popular online cosmetic and plastic surgery resource with reviews and stories submitted by real patients. We analyzed the prices of surgical and non-surgical treatments reported by Real Self users in major United States cities and metro areas.

The charts that follow in the sections below show the average cost of each treatment (along with the highest and lowest reported price) by metro area, sorted from highest to lowest average cost.

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About the data: All cost information was compiled in August 2016 from individual user reviews on RealSelf.com.  Data is directly submitted by Real Self users, meaning we are unable to verify its accuracy.  Users did not disclose whether or not they received any sort of discounts or special pricing from their providers. Additionally, users did not report any other procedure-specific variables that may have influenced the total cost they reported.

Average Cost of Breast Augmentation

City Average Price Lowest Price Highest Price
Boston $7,450 $4,600 $9,500
Seattle $7,275 $3,173 $6,567
San Francisco $7,225 $3,500 $10,800
Los Angeles $7,175 $3,500 $10,213
Denver $7,075 $3,099 $8,042
Orange County $7,050 $4,000 $14,700
Portland $6,875 $2,500 $8,500
New York City $6,700 $4,000 $10,500
Philadelphia $6,675 $3,225 $10,500
Chicago $6,625 $2,175 $12,400
Houston $6,575 $2,300 $17,000
San Diego $6,525 $2,400 $8,500
Washington DC $6,475 $2,750 $8,700
Phoenix $6,200 $2,871 $8,500
Charlotte $6,175 $2,335 $11,250
Orlando $5,975 $3,100 $9,200
Tampa $5,950 $3,250 $8,200
Las Vegas $5,875 $2,800 $9,116
Dallas $5,850 $3,450 $8,000
Detroit $5,750 $2,300 $8,000
Nashville $5,750 $2,500 $8,000
Austin $5,700 $4,300 $7,500
West Palm Beach $5,700 $2,500 $11,100
San Antonio $5,400 $3,250 $7,600
Atlanta $5,125 $2,833 $11,800
Miami $4,725 $2,800 $10,000

The most influential factor in determining total breast augmentation procedure cost is the type of breast implant that is used. In general, silicone implants are more expensive than saline implants. Silicone implant procedures are typically about $1,000-$1,500 more than procedures using saline implants.  Click here to learn more about the differences between saline and silicone implants.

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Average Cost of Liposuction

City Average Price Lowest Price Highest Price
Boston $6,850 $3,250 $8,500
San Francisco $6,550 $1,500 $9,000
Los Angeles $6,550 $1,500 $14,000
Seattle $6,475 $2,000 $10,000
Denver $6,425 $2,500 $9,000
Washington DC $6,400 $1,500 $11,000
Charlotte $6,325 $1,100 $9,500
New York City $6,200 $1,950 $11,000
Houston $6,000 $1,700 $9,500
Philadelphia $5,950 $2,250 $8,500
Orange County $5,925 $2,800 $10,000
Phoenix $5,875 $2,500 $8,000
Portland $5,825 $3,500 $8,700
Chicago $5,725 $2,250 $9,000
Atlanta $5,575 $2,083 $7,500
Las Vegas $5,550 $1,350 $8,000
San Diego $5,550 $2,500 $9,500
Dallas $5,175 $2,400 $8,500
Detroit $5,175 $3,000 $7,500
Tampa $5,025 $1,750 $9,800
Orlando $4,975 $3,000 $7,900
Miami $4,900 $1,000 $8,000
San Antonio $4,600 $3,000 $6,700
West Palm Beach $4,550 $1,000 $5,900
Austin $4,295 $1,975 $8,225
Nashville $4,200 $2,500 $7,273

There are a variety of factors that influence the time and effort (and thus cost) required to perform a liposuction procedure. These include:

  1. Body Mass Index: Patients with a higher body mass index (BMI) require a higher volume of fat to be removed in order to achieve their desired result. BMI is a measure of body mass based on a combination of the patient’s height and weight.
  2. Number of Treatment Areas: The total cost for liposuction of the abdomen alone is far less than liposuction on the abdomen, flanks, and waist. A typical liposuction procedure covers three or more treatment areas.
  3. Treatment Area Location: Some areas of the body are more difficult to treat or take more time to treat compared to other areas. For example, liposuction of the neck area is typically more costly and time consuming compared to liposuction of the arms.
  4. Degree of Difficulty: Liposuction procedures can be more difficult to perform if the patient has a history of significant weight fluctuations or has had previous liposuction surgeries.

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 Average Cost of Rhinoplasty

City Average Price
Lowest Price Highest Price
Los Angeles $9,050 $2,250 $20,000
Seattle $8,575 $3,500 $11,581
New York City $8,550 $2,750 $15,000
San Francisco $8,150 $2,500 $10,000
Dallas $7,800 $2,000 $14,000
Denver $7,800 $2,678 $10,250
Las Vegas $7,800 $2,000 $8,000
Houston $7,675 $3,200 $14,067
Boston $7,675 $1,917 $14,000
San Diego $7,525 $4,271 $10,000
Philadelphia $7,325 $1,750 $10,000
Washington DC $7,225 $1,949 $8,500
Orlando $7,175 $2,000 $8,300
Phoenix $7,025 $3,900 $12,500
Portland $6,800 $5,800 $9,500
Orange County $6,800 $2,250 $10,825
San Antonio $6,750 $3,214 $7,586
Charlotte $6,525 $3,000 $18,000
Chicago $6,375 $1,467 $17,000
Atlanta $6,275 $3,000 $20,000
Miami $6,275 $2,200 $18,000
Tampa $6,200 $3,860 $7,200
Austin $6,175 $1,625 $8,053
Detroit $6,100 $2,667 $9,500
West Palm Beach $6,075 $3,100 $15,000
Nashville $5,950 $1,500 $10,000

 There are several variables specific to rhinoplasty that play a significant role in determining total procedure cost, including:

  1. Nasal Issues: Rhinoplasty procedures become more complex (and costly) for patients who have nasal injuries, nasal obstructions, or a deviated septum. These individuals will require functional rhinoplasty to correct both the functionality and appearance of their nose.
  2. Cartilage Grafts: Some rhinoplasty procedures require cartilage grafts to add volume or stability to the nose. This additional procedure step increases the total procedure cost. The cost varies depending on the area that the graft must be harvested from.
  3. Revision Rhinoplasty: As discussed in this blog post, revision rhinoplasty requires advanced physician expertise (and is thus more costly) compared to traditional rhinoplasty.
  4. Ethnic Rhinoplasty: Various ethnic traits of the nose, like thicker skin, wide bridges, or narrow nostrils, sometimes make the procedure more complex and costly.

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Average Cost of Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)

City Average Price Lowest Price Highest Price
New York $5,475 $1,900 $12,000
Seattle $5,375 $1,000 $12,000
Los Angeles $5,025 $2,000 $15,000
Denver $4,900 $3,000 $6,800
Charlotte $4,850 $2,200 $9,500
Portland $4,625 $1,850 $6,500
San Antonio $4,600 $3,500 $7,500
Orange County $4,525 $2,000 $7,000
Houston $4,450 $1,650 $8,800
Philadelphia $4,300 $1,000 $8,600
San Diego $4,275 $2,000 $7,500
Chicago $4,150 $1,500 $8,000
Miami $4,150 $1,800 $10,000
Nashville $4,075 $1,800 $5,000
Phoenix $4,075 $1,250 $9,000
Atlanta $3,975 $1,500 $8,000
San Francisco $3,975 $2,500 $8,600
Tampa $3,825 $1,200 $8,000
Dallas $3,775 $1,000 $7,500
Washington DC $3,725 $2,000 $9,800
Orlando $3,700 $1,675 $6,750
Las Vegas $3,650 $1,000 $5,700
West Palm Beach $3,525 $1,250 $10,000
Detroit $3,375 $1,000 $5,400
Boston $3,050 $1,480 $10,000
Austin $2,600 $1,300 $7,000

A likely explanation for the variance in blepharoplasty pricing is that there is no distinction within the data set in regards to the type of eyelid surgery each user reported. Patients that have an upper and lower eyelid surgery (referred to as a quad blepharoplasty) will pay significantly more than surgery on just the lower eyelids.

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Average Cost of Facelift Surgery

City Average Price Lowest Price Highest Price
Los Angeles $16,325 $4,500 $25,000
Seattle $14,850 $7,500 $23,500
San Francisco $13,900 $4,500 $18,000
New York City $13,675 $2,000 $26,000
Chicago $13,325 $3,800 $28,580
Boston $13,225 $6,400 $20,000
Phoenix $13,000 $4,000 $18,500
San Diego $12,175 $5,000 $23,500
Austin $11,825 $2,300 $18,000
Dallas $11,725 $4,300 $25,000
Orange County $11,700 $5,300 $17,500
Charlotte $11,575 $6,600 $17,200
Washington DC $11,525 $5,200 $15,500
Houston $11,500 $5,400 $22,000
Nashville $11,100 $4,500 $15,000
Detroit $10,950 $4,200 $13,500
Atlanta $10,925 $3,000 $16,460
West Palm Beach $10,725 $5,000 $15,000
Denver $10,675 $3,500 $16,350
Orlando $9,950 $5,400 $14,000
Miami $9,825 $27,500 $14,000
San Antonio $9,725 $6,446 $16,500
Las Vegas $9,400 $4,500 $12,000
Portland $9,000 $4,900 $12,000
Tampa $8,975 $6,500 $13,200
Philadelphia $8,325 $6,000 $16,000

The most influential factor in the price for a facelift procedure is the type of facelift surgery performed.  Different facelift techniques (such as the S-lift, mid-facelift, cutaneous lift, and traditional facelift) vary greatly in terms of difficulty and time required for surgery (and ultimately the price). To learn more about various facelift techniques, please read our blog post on the different types of facelifts.

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Average Cost of Botox

City Average Price Lowest Price Highest Price
Miami $550 $125 $1,200
Boston $500 $150 $600
Orange County $500 $115 $100
San Francisco $475 $100 $1,000
Orlando $475 $168 $2,100
Atlanta $450 $125 $1,100
San Antonio $450 $240 $1,100
Chicago $450 $88 $1,400
West Palm Beach $450 $210 $720
Washington DC $450 $100 $950
Houston $425 $150 $653
Las Vegas $425 $150 $1,100
New York $425 $150 $2,500
Los Angeles $425 $188 $2,500
Dallas $400 $100 $1,540
San Diego $400 $223 $1,000
Seattle $400 $90 $1,000
Tampa $400 $113 $675
Charlotte $375 $187 $1,000
Denver $375 $220 $750
Nashville $375 $120 $900
Philadelphia $375 $140 $1,025
Portland $375 $115 $920
Austin $325 $160 $580
Detroit $325 $125 $700
Phoenix $325 $125 $775

As with many other cosmetic procedures, the cost of Botox varies from patient to patient due to unique individual needs. In Austin, for example, the lowest reported price for a Botox treatment was $160 while the highest reported price was $580.

Botox treatments are priced according to the number of Botox units used during the procedure. The more units needed, the higher the total cost of the procedure will be.  A more accurate comparison for Botox would be to compare unit prices, but unfortunately this data was not available.

There are a couple of factors that influence how many Botox units a patient will need:

  • The number of facial areas treated
  • The strength of the targeted facial muscle
  • Gender (Men typically have larger facial muscles and require more Botox units)
  • Metabolism (Individuals with higher metabolism levels will need more units)

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Average Cost of Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

City Average Price Lowest Price Highest Price
Denver $10,175 $3,500 $12,000
Phoenix $10,125 $3,350 $15,000
San Diego $10,075 $4,300 $15,000
Seattle $10,050 $5,000 $13,600
Orange County $9,600 $4,500 $15,000
San Francisco $9,550 $7,100 $13,700
Houston $9,425 $4,200 $16,500
Chicago $9,325 $4,500 $12,500
Dallas $9,000 $6,900 $15,000
Boston $8,825 $3,900 $12,000
Portland $8,800 $5,000 $13,000
Los Angeles $8,725 $3,500 $13,375
Washington DC $8,500 $3,000 $12,750
Atlanta $8,450 $3,500 $10,100
Austin $8,275 $3,667 $10,000
New York City $8,250 $3,500 $15,000
West Palm Beach $8,150 $4,500 $11,300
Charlotte $7,975 $4,000 $12,350
Nashville $7,975 $4,300 $11,250
Detroit $7,925 $3,700 $10,000
Orlando $7,800 $5,500 $9,150
Las Vegas $7,750 $6,400 $11,167
Philadelphia $7,725 $4,250 $8,500
San Antonio $7,600 $4,360 $10,250
Tampa $7,600 $5,000 $10,000
Miami $6,025 $4,500 $10,200

The most significant factor that influences the price for a tummy tuck surgery is the type of technique utilized. Abdominoplasty procedures can be classified as a mini tummy tuck, standard tummy tuck, or extended tummy tuck, depending on the amount of excess fat removal and abdominal muscle tightening required.

  • Mini Tummy Tuck: Removes a limited quantity of fat below the belly button. Mini tummy tucks are the least expensive technique as it is the quickest and easiest to perform.
  • Standard Tummy Tuck: This procedure removes a higher volume of fat and excess skin compared to a mini tummy tuck. It is more time consuming and difficult to perform, and thus more expensive.
  • Extended Tummy Tuck: The most costly tummy tuck technique, an extended tummy tuck removes more excess skin and fat than a standard tummy tuck, and also addresses the hips (love handles).

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Average Cost of Breast Lift

City Average Price Lowest Price Highest Price
Denver $9,975 $8,620 $14,750
Los Angeles $9,575 $4,500 $11,500
San Francisco $9,450 $4,000 $12,000
Orange County $9,375 $4,900 $16,000
Houston $9,200 $5,000 $12,000
Charlotte $8,500 $5,700 $9,800
San Diego $8,375 $3,100 $9,750
Phoenix $8,150 $3,700 $1,100
Portland $7,975 $600 $14,400
Seattle $7,650 $4,600 $10,000
Washington DC $7,600 $4,080 $9,800
Las Vegas $7,550 $3,335 $7,650
Dallas $7,475 $3,000 $9,000
Atlanta $7,325 $3,100 $9,300
Chicago $7,250 $5,000 $12,000
San Antonio $7,225 $5,000 $10,125
Tampa $7,050 $4,000 $14,000
West Palm Beach $7,000 $4,700 $8,500
Orlando $6,875 $4,000 $9,950
Philadelphia $6,800 $5,100 $8,600
Austin $6,700 $5,000 $10,400
Boston $6,625 $4,250 $9,000
Miami $6,325 $4,000 $8,500
Detroit $6,275 $4,640 $8,300
Nashville $6,175 $4,000 $8,800
New York City $5,625 $3,750 $12,500

In Austin the lowest reported price for breast lift surgery was $5,000 while the highest reported price was more than double that at $10,400.

The cost of a breast lift can vary greatly based on the type of lift performed and/or whether or not an implant is utilized:

  • Breast Lift Technique: Many breast lifts can be classified as either mini or traditional depending on how extensive the lift is. Mini breast lift procedures address mild ptosis; make them less difficult and expensive. Traditional breast lift procedures are more costly as they address sever breast drooping (below the inframammary fold).
  • Breast Implants: Some breast lift patients may want to increase the volume of their breasts along with lifting them. In these cases a breast implant can be utilized. However, this adds a significant cost to the procedure.

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 Average Cost of SmartLipo

City Average Price Lowest Price Highest Price
Portland $6,625 $3,400 $7,750
Las Vegas $6,125 $4,000 $7,500
San Francisco $5,950 $3,900 $8,000
Chicago $5,700 $2,710 $6,750
Orlando $5,600 $2,169 $6,000
Houston $5,525 $4,200 $7,800
New York City $5,425 $2,500 $7,000
West Palm Beach $5,300 $2,750 $6,200
Phoenix $5,175 $3,500 $7,000
Boston $5,050 $2,800 $6,500
Denver $4,975 $3,500 $8,100
Orange County $4,925 $4,500 $7,950
Seattle $4,875 $3,643 $7,750
Atlanta $4,700 $2,100 $6,000
Austin $4,700 $5,550 $7,000
Los Angeles $4,700 $1,867 $10,000
Charlotte $4,625 $3,000 $6,500
San Antonio $4,525 $4,500 $7,900
Dallas $4,500 $2,850 $7,200
Philadelphia $4,375 $2,840 $6,750
Miami $4,275 $2,750 $5,475
San-Diego $4,175 $1,933 $6,000
Washington DC $4,150 $3,000 $6,000
Tampa $3,900 $1,833 $3,900
Detroit $3,825 $2,700 $6,000
Nashville $3,750 $3,000 $5,913

 Similar to liposuction, there are four key variables that determine the cost of a SmartLipo procedure:

  1. The number of treatment areas
  2. Treatment area location(s)
  3. The body mass index (BMI) of the patient
  4. The degree of difficulty

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Average Cost of Mommy Makeover Surgery

City Average Price Lowest Price Highest Price
Phoenix $16,175 $4,908 $18,000
San Diego $16,100 $5,000 $15,000
Denver $15,975 $9,500 $17,171
Seattle $15,550 $9,200 $18,250
Houston $15,000 $8,000 $19,844
San Francisco $14,975 $4,100 $16,000
Orange County $14,900 $5,750 $16,791
Boston $14,600 $6,000 $17,800
Las Vegas $14,475 $5,250 $13,000
Chicago $14,375 $6,200 $16,000
San Antonio $14,325 $6,000 $18,500
Austin $14,300 $7,650 $17,500
Portland $14,250 $9,925 $16,209
Dallas $14,225 $8,000 $17,000
Charlotte $14,225 $6,750 $14,800
Washington DC $14,175 $6,400 $16,800
New York City $13,875 $4,067 $18,000
Los Angeles $13,775 $6,125 $14,800
Orlando $13,175 $6,500 $14,267
Detroit $12,975 $6,500 $16,000
Nashville $12,850 $5,000 $13,600
Philadelphia $12,800 $4,500 $17,000
Atlanta $12,475 $5,000 $13,125
Tampa $11,800 $5,000 $15,000
West Palm Beach $11,550 $5,500 $12,200
Miami $9,850 $6,000 $18,000

One of the primary reasons for a wide variance in prices is that a mommy makeover procedure is actually a combination of various individual cosmetic treatments including breast augmentation, vein removal, breast lift, tummy tuck, and liposuction. Each individual patient has differing needs, and thus their mommy makeover procedure can be composed of differing procedures (each with differing costs).

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Average Cost of Neck Lift Surgery

City Average Price Lowest Price Highest Price
Phoenix $11,400 $2,800 $15,000
Seattle $10,700 $3,333 $10,800
Charlotte $10,175 $6,200 $8,500
New York City $9,625 $3,000 $14,500
Los Angeles $9,450 $2,688 $15,640
West Palm Beach $9,250 $1,750 $9,700
Portland $9,200 $2,500 $9,200
Washington DC $8,950 $5,000 $12,000
Austin $8,825 $4,500 $14,000
San Francisco $8,350 $4,700 $12,000
Orange County $8,225 $3,400 $11,000
Denver $8,125 $4,275 $8,000
Boston $8,000 $4,000 $13,000
Tampa $7,850 $1,750 $8,000
San Diego $7,700 $3,500 $10,000
Houston $7,625 $4,667 $7,700
Miami $7,350 $4,000 $9,400
Chicago $7,150 $3,000 $9,680
Orlando $7,150 $5,500 $7,150
Las Vegas $6,875 $2,000 $6,500
Philadelphia $6,400 $3,800 $15,000
Dallas $6,175 $2,800 $9,000
Nashville $6,050 $5,000 $9,182
Detroit $5,500 $1,080 $10,500
Atlanta $5,025 $2,500 $9,000

The cost for a neck lift procedure differs from patient to patient depending on factors including the experience of the surgeon and the type of lift technique used.  More dramatic lifts are more difficult and require more time to be performed.

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Average Cost of Fat Transfer

City Average Price Lowest Price Highest Price
San Francisco $11,075 $3,340 $27,000
Miami $6,925 $1,500 $8,333
Atlanta $6,200 $2,500 $7,600
San Diego $5,975 $2,000 $7,000
Dallas $5,925 $3,656 $6,500
Houston $5,750 $1,500 $6,500
Chicago $5,725 $500 $7,500
Seattle $5,500 $1,900 $7,500
Charlotte $5,420 $3,500 $7,340
Orange County $5,250 $2,500 $5,500
West Palm Beach $5,175 $1,000 $6,750
Orlando $5,175 $2,000 $8,950
Los Angeles $5,050 $1,900 $8,000
Boston $4,675 $2,500 $7,700
New York City $4,625 $1,500 $7,750
Tampa $4,625 $3,200 $6,760
Detroit $4,500 $1,200 $4,900
Nashville $4,350 $2,700 $4,000
Phoenix $4,275 $1,100 $10,180
Philadelphia $3,850 $1,950 $7,000
Austin $3,825 $2,725 $4,500
Denver $3,800 $1,200 $9,500
Las Vegas $3,300 $1,750 $2,400

A likely explanation for the variance in pricing for fat transfer procedures is that there is no distinction within the data set in regards to the number of areas treated and/or the quantity of fat that was transferred. Patients who had higher quantities of fat harvested from multiple areas would obviously have a significantly higher procedure cost compared to single-area and/or low fat quantity patients.

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Average Cost of Gynecomastia Surgery (Male Breast Reduction)

City Average Price Lowest Price Highest Price
Boston $7,400 $4,850 $8,700
New York City $7,050 $2,500 $7,477
Nashville $7,025 $3,450 $8,190
Phoenix $6,300 $2,500 $7,400
Orange County $6,275 $3,570 $6,875
Seattle $6,150 $3,200 $12,000
San Francisco $6,000 $2,500 $7,500
Philadelphia $5,900 $2,500 $6,700
San Diego $5,825 $5,100 $8,500
Houston $5,725 $3,500 $6,598
Chicago $5,625 $4,333 $7,275
Los Angeles $5,600 $2,000 $7,500
Atlanta $5,475 $2,925 $5,500
Charlotte $5,200 $4,525 $6,250
Miami $4,825 $867 $6,500
Washington DC $4,325 $3,400 $8,000
Las Vegas $4,225 $3,500 $4,500
Austin $4,150 $4,000 $4,300
Dallas $4,125 $4,015 $5,600
West Palm Beach $3,850 $2,750 $6,500

The cost of male breast reduction can differ from patient to patient due to differences in procedural difficulty, with patients who require higher amounts of breast tissue to be removed having a higher total procedure cost.

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Average Cost of Chin Augmentation (Chin Implants)

City Average Price Lowest Price Highest Price
Los Angeles $6,175 $1,000 $10,000
Houston $5,550 $2,200 $7,630
Boston $5,525 $3,700 $10,625
Seattle $5,325 $3,658 $8,333
San Antonio $5,275 $3,000 $7,300
Miami $5,125 $500 $5,400
Philadelphia $4,650 $2,500 $9,000
San Francisco $4,650 $1,850 $13,375
Denver $4,525 $1,500 $7,817
Orange County $4,525 $1,500 $6,000
Washington DC $4,200 $1,250 $4,600
Orlando $4,100 $3,200 $5,000
Nashville $4,000 $2,000 $6,000
Portland $3,750 $1,000 $6,500
Detroit $3,625 $3,850 $6,000
Dallas $3,500 $3,375 $5,200
Las Vegas $3,450 $1,400 $4,100
Phoenix $3,250 $1,400 $4,100
Atlanta $3,100 $2,000 $4,873
San Diego $3,100 $1,100 $5,100
Austin $3,075 $1,500 $3,300
Chicago $2,825 $3,755 $5,800
New York City $2,675 $600 $8,500
West Palm Beach $2,325 $750 $3,500

The price differences in chin augmentation procedures are likely attributed to expertise level of the physician and geographic influences.

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 Average Cost of CoolSculpting

City Average Price Lowest Price Highest Price
San Antonio $2,500 $748 $3,000
Dallas $2,475 $350 $3,600
San Francisco $2,275 $500 $3,000
Denver $2,225 $1,000 $3,000
Atlanta $2,125 $500 $4,500
Chicago $2,125 $800 $4,500
Tampa $2,100 $1,500 $4,500
West Palm Beach $2,075 $2,075 $5,800
Phoenix $2,050 $1,300 $4,000
Austin $2,000 $676 $3,500
Los Angeles $2,000 $600 $9,000
Houston $1,975 $600 $2,800
Charlotte $1,900 $600 $3,500
Orlando $1,850 $1,200 $3,800
Detroit $1,825 $200 $2,600
Orange County $1,800 $600 $2,700
Washington DC $1,800 $750 $5,000
Nashville $1,775 $750 $2,615
Portland $1,775 $800 $3,000
Seattle $1,750 $1,000 $3,200
Boston $1,725 $600 $2,400
Miami $1,725 $1,200 $2,400
New York City $1,700 $862 $4,000
Las Vegas $1,650 $1,100 $2,200
Philadelphia $1,600 $1,000 $3,000
San Diego $1,350 $900 $1,600

Each individual patient has differing needs, and thus different pricing.  There are two main variables which contribute to the high variance of reported total procedure cost of CoolSculpting procedures:

  • Applicators Used: CoolSculpting utilizes various applicators, depending on the area being treated. There are specific applicators designed for various purposes, such as a small applicator (CoolMini) designed for the chin and a flat applicator for areas that don’t suction well.  In addition, there is a newer advancement called “CoolAdvantage” that allows for a shorter treatment time, but the applicator comes at a slightly higher cost.
  • Number of Sessions: Each CoolSculpting patient will have an individualized treatment plan that consists of varying number of treatments and treatment areas.

The only way to get a true cost estimate for CoolSculpting is to have a personal consultation with an experienced provider.

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Average Cost of Laser Tattoo Removal

City Average Price
Orange County $2,225
New York City $1,500
Phoenix $1,500
San Francisco $1,425
Dallas $1,375
Miami $1,050
Philadelphia $975
Atlanta $900
Charlotte $875
Houston $750
Chicago $725
Los Angeles $700
Orlando $675
San Diego $575
Seattle $575
Washington DC $500
Nashville $450
San Antonio $425
Boston $400
Austin $375
West Palm Beach $300
Las Vegas $225
Portland $225

The cost of having a tattoo removed (and the number of treatments necessary) is dependent on many different variables including the size of the tattoo, ink type, colors used, tattoo age, the patient’s skin color and type of laser used for treatment. To learn more, please see this blog post on factors that determine tattoo removal success.

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Average Cost of Laser Hair Removal

City Average Price
Tampa $3,325
San Antonio $2,750
Orlando $1,500
San Francisco $1,275
Washington DC $1,150
Boston $1,125
Detroit $1,100
Portland $1,075
Seattle $1,050
Orange County $1,025
New York City $1,000
West Palm Beach $1,000
Atlanta $975
Chicago $875
Houston $850
Nashville $800
Dallas $775
Austin $750
Charlotte $675
Los Angeles $600
Philadelphia $575
Denver $550
Miami $500

The price of laser hair removal is primarily determined by the size of the treatment area, with smaller areas like the bikini area being less expensive than larger areas like the back or legs.  Each patient’s rate of hair regrowth varies as well.  Some patients may fully respond after 6 treatments, where others may need more.

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Average Cost of Lip Augmentation (Lip Implants & Lip Injections)

City Surgical -Average Cost Non-Surgical – Average Cost
Portland $3,275 $500
Los Angeles $3,150 $675
San Francisco $3,000 $1,900
Atlanta $2,900 $425
Denver $2,875 $525
Tampa $2,875 $625
Seattle $2,600 $1,650
Chicago $2,500 $575
Washington DC $2,500 $650
Boston $2,475 $575
Charlotte $2,475 $650
Detroit $2,475 $850
Las Vegas $2,475 $625
Miami $2,475 $625
New York $2,475 $850
Orange County $2,475 $500
San Antonio $2,475 $600
Phoenix $2,250 $500
Austin $2,200 $548
Dallas $2,125 $950
Houston $2,125 $625
San Diego $1,550 $600

Like many other cosmetic procedures, the cost of lip augmentation (both surgical and non-surgical) differs from patient to patient. In terms of non-surgical enhancement, price depends on the amount of filler needed to deliver the desired end result. The cost of surgical enhancement depends upon the specific implants used and the complexity of the procedure.

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Average Cost of Hair Transplant Surgery

City Average Price
San Francisco $11,800
Seattle $11,275
Atlanta $11,225
San Antonio $9,875
Los Angeles $9,600
Miami $9,550
Dallas $8,925
Philadelphia $8,925
Denver $8,800
Las Vegas $8,250
San Diego $8,200
Detroit $8,000
West Palm Beach $8,000
Boston $7,825
Phoenix $7,825
Nashville $7,800
Austin $7,775
Charlotte $7,775
Portland $7,700
Houston $7,000
Chicago $6,775
Orlando $6,525
New York City $6,375
Orange County $6,150
Washington DC $5,500
Tampa $5,200

The total price of a hair transplant procedure is dependent upon the size of the treatment area, specifically the number of hair follicles that need to be implanted. Often the cost of the procedure is determined by the total number of individual grafts required to provide the patient’s desired end result. Thus, patients who have light to moderate hair loss (small bald spots or an early receding hairline) typically have a lower procedure cost compared to individuals with more severe balding.

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Average Cost of Breast Reduction Surgery

City Average Price Lowest Price Highest Price
Chicago $8,800 $1,000 $16,000
Las Vegas $8,400 $4,039 $14,000
Houston $8,250 $6,000 $13,850
New York City $8,200 $3,750 $27,000
Detroit $8,150 $3,250 $9,000
Phoenix $7,925 $4,000 $21,000
San Diego $7,700 $1,500 $8,900
Portland $7,675 $3,700 $12,000
Washington DC $7,275 $1,750 $8,800
Los Angeles $7,275 $1,667 $20,000
Denver $7,200 $3,800 $17,500
Seattle $6,725 $1,500 $19,000
Charlotte $6,625 $4,600 $14,000
Orange County $6,575 $2,500 $15,000
San Antonio $6,400 $3,900 $10,000
Tampa $6,375 $3,400 $10,000
West Palm Beach $6,250 $1,700 $8,000
Orlando $6,100 $1,500 $8,500
Dallas $6,050 $3,785 $10,287
San Francisco $6,000 $3,500 $14,000
Miami $6,000 $2,200 $14,000
Philadelphia $5,925 $1,750 $8,000
Austin $5,757 $3,780 $8,000
Nashville $5,325 $3,250 $18,000
Boston $5,300 $1,650 $25,000
Atlanta $5,275 $3,000 $18,000

The cost of breast reduction can differ greatly from patient to patient due to the complexity of the procedure with patients who require higher amounts of breast tissue to be removed having a higher procedure cost. Medical insurance typically does not cover breast reduction unless the procedure is done to correct medical issues such as chronic back or neck pain.

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Average Cost of Ultherapy

City Average Price
San Diego $4,050
San Antonio $3,900
Miami $3,300
Orlando $3,275
Houston $3,175
Philadelphia $3,100
New York City $3,050
Dallas $3,000
Washington DC $3,000
San Francisco $3,000
Tampa $2,975
Boston $2,900
Orange County $2,850
West Palm Beach $2,825
Charlotte $2,800
Los Angeles $2,725
Austin $2,575
Atlanta $2,575
Chicago $2,550
Nashville $2,375
Portland $2,375
Detroit $2,325
Las Vegas $2,275
Seattle $2,150
Phoenix $2,025
Denver $1,650

The cost of Ultherapy depends on the targeted treatment area: upper face (brows, eyelids, and crow’s feet), lower face, full face, or neck. Additionally, some patients may require more or less treatment sessions to achieve their desired result depending on the condition of their skin.

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Average Cost of Thermage

City Average Price
Nashville $3,500
Portland $3,500
Boston $3,500
New York City $3,300
Orlando $3,250
Las Vegas $3,150
Tampa $2,950
Charlotte $2,925
San Diego $2,800
Seattle $2,750
Miami $2,750
Houston $2,550
Dallas $2,525
Denver $2,450
Philadelphia $2,375
Chicago $2,375
San Francisco $2,275
Los Angeles $1,925
Detroit $1,850
Atlanta $1,825

The price of Thermage skin tightening can vary depending on the treatment area and specific needs of each individual patient. In general, larger treatment areas both require longer treatment times and are more difficult.

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Average Cost of Chemical Peel

City Average Price
Seattle $700
Tampa $700
Detroit $650
Boston $600
Los Angeles $550
San Francisco $525
Charlotte $475
Washington DC $475
Orange County $475
Houston $425
Phoenix $425
Austin $375
Denver $325
San-Diego $325
Philadelphia $275
Portland $275
Orlando $275
Dallas $225
New York City $200
Las Vegas $200

There are several different kinds of chemical peels available; each of which differs in terms of strength and price. To real more about the different kinds of chemical peels please see this blog post.

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Average Cost of Juvederm

City Average Price Lowest Price Highest Price
Miami $900 $350 $1,400
Charlotte $875 $300 $1,200
Dallas $825 $250 $1,400
New York City $825 $175 $1,550
Denver $825 $450 $1,400
Los-Angeles $825 $275 $1,200
West Palm Beach $800 $380 $1,200
Houston $775 $350 $1,200
Philadelphia $775 $350 $1,210
Orlando $750 $450 $1,020
Orange County $725 $275 $1,400
Las Vegas $700 $316 $1,390
Boston $700 $300 $1,700
Washington DC $700 $249 $1,600
Tampa $675 $400 $1,450
San Francisco $675 $300 $1,200
San Antonio $650 $550 $1,081
Nashville $650 $150 $850
Chicago $650 $150 $1,200
San Diego $650 $380 $1,250
Phoenix $650 $350 $2,200
Seattle $625 $450 $2,000
Detroit $600 $350 $950
Portland $575 $250 $680
Atlanta $550 $305 $1,400

Juvederm is priced according to the number of units used during a procedure to achieve the desired result. Since every patient is unique in terms of need and desired end result, the cost of Juvederm is determined on an individualized basis.

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Average Cost of Sclerotherpay

City Average Price
Tampa $800
Houston $725
Las Vegas $575
Seattle $550
Dallas $550
Detroit $550
Boston $550
Nashville $475
San Francisco $450
Portland $425
Chicago $425
Atlanta $425
Philadelphia $400
Miami $400
Denver $350
Orange County $350
Austin $325
Los Angeles $325
New York $300
Washington DC $300
San Antonio $100

The total cost of Sclerotherapy is determined by the length of time and complexity of the procedure. Individuals with lower quantities of veins will typically incur a lower total procedure cost compared to patients with a higher vein quantity.

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Average Cost of Brow Lift

City Average Price Lowest Price Highest Price
San Antonio $11,100 $3,600 $12,000
San Diego $10,000 $2,500 $17,500
Chicago $9,200 $4,600 $11,000
New York City $9,000 $6,500 $10,000
Seattle $8,925 $4,000 $12,600
Miami $8,825 $3,500 $10,000
Houston $8,650 $3,300 $14,000
Los Angeles $7,550 $3,125 $12,750
Phoenix $7,025 $3,400 $8,130
Philadelphia $6,925 $2,950 $7,050
Charlotte $6,750 $3,000 $7,000
West Palm Beach $6,550 $1,500 $10,000
Dallas $6,525 $3,500 $8,000
Detroit $6,425 $5,300 $8,000
Orange County $6,000 $3,750 $7,000
Denver $5,900 $2,500 $10,000
Atlanta $5,500 $3,950 $10,000
Austin $5,450 $4,000 $6,000
San Francisco $5,425 $4,500 $6,000
Tampa $5,275 $2,500 $10,000
Washington DC $5,000 $3,500 $7,500
Nashville $3,900 $3,000 $4,800

Austin was the 5th lowest cost metro area for brow lift procedures. The total price for a brow lift depends greatly on the general complexity of the procedure; which is the reason for a wide range of reported pricing from Real Self users. Each individual patient has different needs in terms of the severity (and complexity) of lift needed to achieve their desired end result.

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Average Cost of Kybella

City Average Price
Portland $3,000
West Palm Beach $2,500
Nashville $2,300
Tampa $2,200
Phoenix $2,175
Atlanta $2,075
San-Diego $2,000
Orlando $1,700
Chicago $1,475
Seattle $1,350
Washington DC $1,350
Charlotte $1,325
New York City $1,325
Detroit $1,325
Orange County $1,325
Miami $1,300
Denver $1,300
San Francisco $1,250
Dallas $1,225
Houston $1,200
San Antonio $1,200
Los Angeles $1,125
Austin $1,000
Philadelphia $1,000
Las Vegas $900

Austin has one of the lowest reported costs for Kybella treatments. Like many other injectables, total procedure cost is determined on an individual basis and is based on the number of units needed to achieve desired end result.

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Average Cost of Cellulaze

City Average Price
Orange County $10,000
Seattle $8,500
Phoenix $8,325
West Palm Beach $7,200
Chicago $7,175
Miami $6,950
San Antonio $6,900
New York City $6,800
Washington DC $6,200
Los Angeles $6,075
Austin $5,900
Detroit $5,800
Atlanta $5,725
Philadelphia $5,675
Tampa $5,575
Dallas $5,525
Charlotte $5,400
San Francisco $5,250
Orlando $4,975
San Diego $3,425

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Average Cost of Voluma

City Average Price Lowest Price Highest Price
Seattle $2,075 $1,600 $3,500
San Francisco $1,800 $1,000 $2,500
West Palm Beach $1,775 $850 $1,800
Washington DC $1,725 $750 $1,900
Chicago $1,700 $450 $2,350
Denver $1,650 $850 $3,100
Nashville $1,625 $1,200 $1,700
Miami $1,625 $850 $2,000
Detroit $1,600 $800 $2,300
New York City $1,600 $580 $2,125
Charlotte $1,525 $1,175 $1,700
Portland $1,525 $1,150 $3,200
Philadelphia $1,500 $1,000 $2,100
Houston $1,475 $1,000 $2,100
Phoenix $1,475 $525 $1,700
Las Vegas $1,425 $1,300 $1,500
Orange County $1,400 $1,000 $1,900
Boston $1,375 $500 $1,200
Los Angeles $1,275 $850 $2,400
Tampa $1,275 $800 $1,800
Atlanta $1,250 $450 $1,700
San Diego $1,225 $875 $3,100
Dallas $950 $675 $2,600
Orlando $725 $600 $850

Similar to Juvederm (and many other dermal fillers or neurotoxins), Voluma is priced according to total number of units used during the procedure. Patients will differ in terms of the amount of Voluma needed to achieve their desired end result.

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Average Cost of Radiesse

City Average Price
West Palm Beach $1,425
Charlotte $1,300
Dallas $1,050
New York City $1,050
Orange County $1,050
Houston $1,000
Miami $975
Los Angeles $950
San Diego $950
Seattle $925
Atlanta $925
Boston $900
San Francisco $900
Nashville $875
Washington DC $875
Detroit $850
Denver $850
San Antonio $825
Tampa $825
Philadelphia $800
Chicago $750
Orlando $750
Phoenix $750
Austin $700
Las Vegas $700
Portland $675

Austin was tied with the city of Las Vegas as the metro area with the second lowest cost of Radiesse treatments. Like other fillers, the cost of Radiesse depends on the total quantity needed by the patient.

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Average Cost of Photofacials

City Average Price
New York City $800
San Antonio $725
Chicago $625
Orange County $625
Orlando $500
Austin $475
Philadelphia $475
Dallas $450
Los Angeles $425
Washington DC $400
Seattle $375
San Francisco $375
San Diego $375
Boston $350
Tampa $350
Nashville $300
Atlanta $300
Denver $225
Phoenix $225
West Palm Beach $200

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Average Cost of Thigh Lift Surgery

City Average Price
Chicago $15,500
Boston $12,750
San Antonio $12,600
Tampa $11,625
Orange County $11,500
Atlanta $10,975
Houston $10,400
Philadelphia $10,325
Miami $9,725
Seattle $9,500
San Diego $9,500
Denver $9,250
Los Angeles $9,225
San Francisco $9,000
Washington DC $8,825
Austin $8,800
Portland $8,575
Las Vegas $8,575
West Palm Beach $8,575
Orlando $8,100
Phoenix $8,000
New York City $7,200
Detroit $6,200

Like many other cosmetic surgery procedures, the cost of thigh lift surgery can vary greatly from individual to individual. Total price can depend upon a variety of factors including procedure difficulty, geographic influences, and the experience of the surgeon.

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Average Cost of Arm Lift Surgery

City Average Price Lowest Price Highest Price
San Diego $14,850 $6,500 $22,000
Houston $12,175 $4,800 $14,000
San Francisco $10,250 $5,500 $12,000
Detroit $9,850 $5,400 $14,000
Orange County $8,500 $6,000 $15,625
Dallas $8,475 $3,250 $13,000
New York City $8,000 $3,500 $13,500
San Antonio $7,800 $5,500 $8,050
Chicago $7,500 $5,300 $10,000
Miami $6,875 $5,000 $13,200
Boston $6,700 $5,500 $7,400
Seattle $6,600 $5,665 $7,200
Denver $6,500 $4,500 $8,000
Los Angeles $6,475 $3,000 $8,800
Austin $6,250 $5,000 $8,500
Las Vegas $6,000 $5,000 $7,000
Phoenix $6,000 $5,000 $8,600
Atlanta $5,750 $4,000 $7,500
Washington DC $5,475 $4,000 $10,000
Tampa $5,375 $3,000 $13,000
Philadelphia $5,275 $4,000 $7,300
Charlotte $5,000 $3,000 $6,500
Orlando $4,475 $3,100 $10,000
West Palm Beach $4,325 $2,200 $12,000

The cost of arm lift surgery can vary greatly from patient to patient based on individual needs. Here in Austin, for example, the lowest cost reported was $5,000 while the highest price reported was $8,500.

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Average Cost of Microdermabrasion

City Average Price
Las Vegas $800
New York City $225
Los Angeles $225
Orlando $200
Nashville $175
Philadelphia $175
Charlotte $175
San Diego $175
Seattle $150
Austin $150
Houston $150
Miami $150
San Francisco $150
Washington DC $125
Atlanta $125
West Palm Beach $125
Denver $125
Orange County $125
Dallas $100
Portland $100
Chicago $100
Detroit $75
Phoenix $75

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Average Cost of miraDry

City Average Price
Seattle $2,500
Dallas $2,525
Houston $2,325
Philadelphia $2,050
Charlotte $2,925
New York City $2,750
Las Vegas $2,900
Chicago $2,225
Washington DC $3,000
Atlanta $2,750
Miami $3,000
Orlando $3,000
Los Angeles $2,375
Orange County $3,025
San Francisco $2,200
Phoenix $2,075

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Average Cost of Brazilian Butt Lift

City Average Price Lowest Price Highest Price
Atlanta $9,725 $3,000 $10,895
Denver $9,675 $2,500 $16,000
Houston $9,525 $3,250 $16,000
Los Angeles $9,300 $3,000 $12,000
Las Vegas $9,300 $8,100 $12,000
Boston $8,575 $5,500 $10,200
New York City $8,500 $4,300 $14,000
Chicago $8,325 $5,000 $11,800
Orange County $8,250 $5,950 $13,000
Dallas $8,250 $5,100 $13,000
Seattle $8,000 $3,000 $10,750
Austin $7,550 $5,000 $8,000
Phoenix $7,525 $3,750 $9,800
San Francisco $7,175 $4,300 $15,000
Portland $7,025 $6,400 $7,800
Orlando $6,975 $3,000 $9,400
Detroit $6,925 $3,750 $10,500
Charlotte $6,650 $4,800 $9,500
Tampa $6,550 $4,800 $9,000
San Diego $6,475 $3,400 $9,800
Nashville $6,425 $4,000 $10,250
Miami $6,175 $3,400 $15,000
Philadelphia $6,100 $5,000 $11,200
West Palm Beach $5,400 $3,800 $8,000

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General Price Factors of Cosmetic Procedures

Finding price information for cosmetic procedures online can be difficult because there are many influential factors. Plastic surgeons and cosmetic dermatologists typically do not publish cost information online or quote a price over the phone because the price will vary per patient depending on personal needs.

The price of many cosmetic procedures is the sum of a variety of common expenses including:

  • Geographic and/or market influences
  • Provider fees (more experienced providers typically charge higher rates)
  • Facility fees (these may be lower if the clinic has their own on-site surgery center)
  • Supplies (cannulas, implants, laser fibers, etc.)
  • Anesthesia fees
  • Medications and/or post procedure devices
  • Follow-up appointments

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WD Staff

A united group of skin care specialists from Westlake Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery with contributions from Plastic Surgeons, Dermatologists, Aestheticians, Physician Assistants, Aesthetic Nurses, Marketers and Patient Coordinators.


21 Responses to “Cosmetic Procedure Cost Guide – Average Price By City”

  1. Cindy says:

    Very interesting and helpful post. A little depressing though, the procedure I’m interested in is very expensive 🙁

  2. Jennifer says:

    Any tips on negotiating discounts with plastic surgeons? What makes you guys come down on price lol

    • WD Staff WD Staff says:

      Hi Jennifer,

      Negotiation the cost of a procedure may be difficult as the cost structure for many procedures is relatively fixed. Also, you may want to steer clear of any provider who is willing to negotiate dramatic drops in price. Any provider willing to take a price significantly below the market may be doing so out of of desperation .

      Your best bet may be to ask the provider you are interested if they run any monthly specials on the specific procedure/treatment you are interested in.

      Thanks,
      WD Staff

  3. Tomas says:

    How reliable do you think this data is? I see your disclosure regarding the data but just wanted to know your thoughts on accuracy

    • WD Staff WD Staff says:

      Hi Tomas, we think the data is pretty reliable and that Real Self is a great resource. However, as stated the cost data should only be taken with a grain of salt. Costs for nearly all procedures will differ on a case-by-case basis. Also as stated all cost data is posted from individual surveys, so there is no way to authenticate everything.

  4. Gilberto says:

    Do you have any information regarding the price of breast augmentation outside of the U.S.? I would like to see if it really is less expensive in Mexico

  5. Ivan says:

    Great post, will you update these numbers in 2017?

  6. Bailey says:

    I’m considering Safelipo, I was wondering if you have any details of how much that costs? I see you have liposuction and SmartLipo, would I be looking at a similar cost?

  7. Uri says:

    You should create a comparison of prices from 2016 to 2017. I’d be interested in learning which procedures increased vs decreased.

  8. Rachael says:

    This is a really great and helpful piece. Thank you for sharing.

  9. Jason says:

    Very informative and helpful piece. Kudos!

  10. Grace says:

    Wait…. how did you get this data? I’m in California and I got a quote from a plastic surgeon which was way higher than what you have here.

    • WD Staff WD Staff says:

      Hi Grace,

      To get the cost data we aggregated prices reported by users of Real Self (www.realself.com) by metro area. So you should take the data “with a grain of salt”. Pricing can be very different depending on many variables including surgeon experience, procedure complexity, etc. etc.

      I hope that helps! Please let us know if you have any further questions.

      Thanks,
      Adam

  11. nadia says:

    I need a Brazilian butt lift with implants. I have a great job and have been there over 10yrs . I have bad credit due to divorce and do not qualify for loans or credit. any way to arrange monthly payment directly out of paycheck?

  12. Levi says:

    How old are these prices? Just wondering if these are current

  13. Sally says:

    This was an awesome and helpful post.Thank you very much to everyone who contributed their advice and knowledge!

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