15 most common plastic surgeries and what they cost

Opinions on plastic surgeries are quite contrasting. While some people are dead set against it, others have made it a sort of hobby. For some celebrities, a little nip and tuck here and there gives them the confidence they need to go out into the world and conquer. If that works for you, more power to you.

Everyone has the right to do what makes them happy as long as it doesn’t hurt anybody else. But just keep in mind that these procedures are very expensive. This article will discuss 15 most common plastic surgeries and what they cost.

Hair transplant

Hair transplant surgery cost anywhere from $2k to $15k. It’s a pretty wide cost range, but that is because the price is dependent on how much hair needs to be replaced. Surgeons will use one of two methods, either a Follicular Unit Strip Surgery FUSS or Follicular Unit Extraction FUE.

In either case, the surgeon will be using what is called grafts (anywhere from 500 to 2000 of them) to implant one to two hairs or follicles at a time. Each graft can cost anywhere from $3 to $8 depending on the surgeon and what country you’re in. But the procedure has helped many men and women feel more confident.

According to the hair society, about 35 million men and 21 million women suffer from hair loss through alopecia and hair transplantation procedures have spiked in popularity by 60 since 2014.

Buttock enhancement

Buttock enhancement cost between $4k to $6k on average. In the previous year, butt implant surgery has increased by about 22%. Aside from implants which are made from silicone, there is also the option to do fat grafting known as a Brazilian butt lift.

most common plastic surgeries and what they cost


That involves taking fats from other parts of the body and injecting them into the glutes. However, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons has been warning patients about the risks because BBL actually carries an alarming mortality rate. About 1 in 3000 patients don’t recover.

Breast augmentation

Breast augmentation cost anywhere from $5k to $10k. Probably one of the most well-known plastic surgeries, breast augmentation refers to procedures aimed at increasing the size of the breasts. Surgeons insert either saline or silicone-based implants of varying shapes and sizes to suit what the patient is looking for.

It’s important to remember that not everyone out there is looking to get triple d’s. Some women are looking for reconstruction after a breast cancer while others just want their outside to match what they feel inside.


The average cost of liposuction is between $3k to $5k. In this case, price is heavily dependent on the size of the treatment area. if the area is small and localized on the body, costs will be lower than if you want several areas treated at once. The surgeon makes a tiny incision in the desired area, inserts a small tube and literally vacuums the fat out of your body. While it works in the short term, it is not going to stop the fat from returning. So by no means is this a permanent solution.

Gynecomastia treatment

This treatment cost between $4k to $5k on average. The surgery is meant to reduce male breast tissue. Because of genetics or in some cases steroid use, men can develop excess tissue on the chest and it can be a cause of insecurity for some. Surgeons will make an incision around the nipple and liposuction out excess fat as well as cut out any excess glandular breast tissue. Gynecomastia affects about 70% of men aged 50 and above and demand for the procedure has been rising over the years.


The cost on average is about $8k. Ritadectomy is a fancy medical word for facelift. High-end procedures can run upwards of $25k while basement operations go for about 500. As we age, none of us can escape the fact that our skin loses elasticity and begins to sag. Just like our boobs and butts, our faces can’t defy gravity forever on their own. A rhythectomy is typically focused on the lower half of the face and neck, tightening and smoothing out lines and wrinkles.


Blepharoplasty cost about $4k on average. This procedure is meant to address drooping or sagging eyelid tissue either on the upper or lower lid and it involves an incision very close to the eye. The upper lid procedure tackles drooping skin. The lower lid procedure takes care of pesky eye bags.

Unlike some other surgeries, this one isn’t always purely cosmetic or about body image. Extreme sagging skin around the eyes can actually impair and reduce peripheral vision.

Lip augmentation

If there is one thing Kylie Jenner made teen girls want, it is a fuller lip. This procedure cost typically between $2k to $4k on average.


Lip implants have been surging in popularity, but when you look into how it is done, you might want to rethink. An incision is made on either side of the mouth, clamps are inserted, a tunnel is made and the clamps open up before the implant is placed inside. That will definitely hurt.

Pectoral implants

The average cost of getting a pectoral implant is about $8.5k. Also known as male chest enhancement, pec implants are either a silicone gel or solid silicone implant inserted under the pectoral muscle through an incision in the armpit.

Read: The story of Anthony Lefredo, the man who transformed himself into a Black Alien.

It’s pretty common for bodybuilders but also for men with a deep breast bone and sunken chest or for those that have already gone through top surgery. Body image isn’t just something that women deal with, men battle it too. This surgery along with male breast reduction have made many men feel more confident going shirtless.


This might well be one of the oldest cosmetic procedures around and it cost about $5.5k on average. According to the Smithsonian, the first evidence of nose shaping techniques date back to 6 BC. Simply called a nose job these days, the surgery alters the shape and size of the nose either for cosmetic reasons to improve breathing or both.

most common plastic surgeries and what they cost

However, the only chance you will have at insurance coverage for the procedure is if it is required for functional reasons, not cosmetic.

Facial implants

Jaw, cheek and chin cost between $2k to $4k on average. In this case, small silicone implants are added to the cheeks, chin or along the jaw so as to create more definition in the shape of the face, softening features or in some cases strengthening them. It is very important to find a quality surgeon who will give you quality advice about whether or not you are a good candidate for these procedures. Otherwise, you could end up damaging your body.

Brow or forehead lift

Cost ranges from $3k to $6k on average. There are three different types of brow or forehead lifts; the endoscopic, coronal and hairline/brow lifts. But all of them produce the same result (raised brows and fewer lines and wrinkles on the forehead). As a result, patients will enjoy a more youthful appearance, but it’s not going to last forever.

Over time, the same forces that cause the skin to sag in the first place will repeat and the skin will begin to droop once again. Furthermore, exposing the face to lots of sunlight can speed that process up.


Abdominoplasty cost about $6k on average. This procedure is known by its common name of ‘tummy tuck’ and was actually first performed in France back in 1890. It involves an incision along the lower edge of the abdomen. The skin is lifted and pulled down like a window shade and the excess skin is trimmed while the remaining skin is sutured back together. The result is a flatter, firmer abdominal area.







Breast reduction

This procedure cost about $6k on average. While some men might decry this procedure as some kind of cruel disservice, the fact of the matter is that many women suffer greatly because of their large breasts. Imagine carrying around an extra 45 pounds high up on your chest. It can cause a major back pain and difficulty in exercising. In this case, a surgeon will remove excess fat and breast tissues leaving clients with a more manageable bust size, not whatever mother nature leaves you with.


The cost on average is about $3.7k. This procedure also known as cosmetic ear surgery is meant to change the size or shape of the ear. It can be used to augment an ear misshapen by an injury or birth defect. The procedure won’t alter the ear location or affect your hearing. But as with all cosmetic procedures, there are risks to be aware of like over-correction which causes the ears to look like they have actually been pinned back.

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