THE PRICE OF PER­FEC­TION

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LI­PO­SUC­TION

Costs de­pend on how many ar­eas of the

body are treated in one pro­ce­dure. Typ­i­cal costs for one area av­er­age $3000-$5000; $5000-6500 for two, and $6500-8000 for three.

LABI­APLASTY

From $2000-$3000.

BREAST AUG­MEN­TA­TION

From $9000-$10,000, but costs vary widely.

ABDOMINOPLASTY

(TUMMY TUCK)

This pro­ce­dure is cov­ered by a Medi­care re­bate and health funds. Ex­pect to pay about $4000 in surgery fees af­ter Medi­care re­bate, $1000-$1300 in anaes­thetist’s fees and $250 for gar­ments

(hos­pi­tal costs gen­er­ally fully cov­ered).

FA­CIAL SURG­ERIES

Full facelift about $20,000. Up­per eye­lid lift, per­formed un­der lo­cal anaes­thetic with pri­vate in­sur­ance,

$2000-$3000.

Source: ASPS sur­geons (guide only, and costs vary widely). To­tal prices of pro­ce­dures in­clude sur­geon’s fee, anaes­the­sia, hos­pi­tal or sur­gi­cal fa­cil­ity costs, post-surgery gar­ments, med­i­cal tests and pre­scrip­tions for med­i­ca­tion (ex­cept where oth­er­wise stated). These are av­er­age costs of plas­tic surg­eries (for a more ex­act fig­ure, con­sult a mem­ber of the ASPS).

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