Dr. Leo Lapuerta
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Cost Considerations

Cost Considerations

Plastic Surgery Costs - Houston, TX

Plastic Surgery Options and Cost Factors

The wide range of cosmetic surgery procedures, combined with the large number of cosmetic surgeons, means that the cost of a particular cosmetic surgery procedure could vary significantly. Cosmetic surgery procedures can range from hundreds to thousands of dollars. For example, in 2008 the average facelift cost was close to $10,000, including medications, surgical center fees, and other costs, but the cost ranges up to $20,000 or more. Some of the factors affecting price include:

  • Type of procedure
  • Geographical location
  • Surgeon’s fee
  • Anesthesiologist’s fee
  • Operating room or hospital fee

Cosmetic surgery prices also vary depending on the area of the body being treated because some areas require more time, effort, and skill to operate on than others. While the average facelift was around $6500, the average forehead lift only averaged about half of that cost. Facility overhead can also play a factor in raising or lowering costs. It’s important that you find out about all costs and that all costs have been divulged and factored in to the total price prior to having the procedure done.


  • CareCredit — CareCredit is North America’s top healthcare procedure credit card. It is offered at over 100,000 practices, and provides a range of payment options and services to fit many financial needs.

Cost and financing are often the biggest obstacles to getting cosmetic surgery. If you are considering cosmetic surgery and have questions about financing, please contact the experts at the Plastic Surgery Institute of Southeast Texas to schedule a consultation.