Plastic surgery procedures – descriptions and prices

Below is a list of plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery procedures, an overview of costs associated with each, recovery time and a links to more information as well as surgeons in your area.


Average Cost: $15,000 – $21,000
Recovery Time: 1-2 Weeks
Facelift surgery is a cosmetic procedure that revives areas of the face with loose skin and wrinkles by tightening the soft tissue and muscles.

Nose job (Rhinoplasty)

Average Cost: $9,000 – $10,500
Recovery Time: 1-2 Weeks
The “nose job”, nose surgery, or rhinoplasty involves reshaping the nose to correct or eliminate flaws.  Rhinoplasty can also consist of repairs resulting from nose trauma and also as a means of remediating or mitigating some breathing challenges.

Eyelid lift (Blepheroplasty)

Average Cost: $4,500 – $5,000
Recovery Time: 5-10 Days
An eyelid lift removes excess skin and fat from the eyelids and tightens the skin and muscles of the eye area for a youthful, awake appearance.

Breast lift

Average Cost: $8,000 – $9,500
Recovery Time: 1-3 Weeks
A breast lift, also known as mastopexy, removes excess skin and fat from the breasts and tightens the remaining skin and tissue to remove sagging.

Breast augmentation

Average Cost: $7,500 – $10,000
Recovery Time: 1-3 Weeks
Changing the shape and therefore the look of breasts via saline or silicone implants.  Placing the implants behind the natural breast improves the resulting shape.

Breast reduction

Average Cost: $8,000 – $9,500
Recovery Time: 1-3 Weeks
Breast reduction is performed to remove excess breast tissue to reduce the size of the breast and decrease symptoms such as back and neck pain.


Average Cost: $4,500 – $6,000
Recovery Time: 5-7 Days
Male breast reduction surgery for gynecomastia is a procedure that removes excess fat, glandular tissue, and skin for a firmer, more toned chest.


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Average Cost: $2,000 – $4,400
Recovery Time: 2-5 Days
Removing excess fatty tissue from active patients – not a means of weight loss but rather a method to get rid fat pockets that the patient is having a difficult time addressing through diet and/or exercise.


Average Cost: $2,000 – $4,400
Recovery Time: 2-7 Days
Smartlipo uses an innovative liposuction technique that removes fat with fewer days of recovery, less scarring and bruising, and no stitches.

Tummy tuck

Average Cost: $7,500 – $11,000
Recovery Time: 10-14 Days
The Tummy Tuck, or abdominoplasty, is intended to enhance the stomach by removing excess fat and skin.  Depending on the patient, further tightening of the abdominal muscles may also be included in a Tummy Tuck.

Buttock augmentation

Average Cost: $12,500 – $14,000
Recovery Time: 2-4 Weeks
Buttocks augmentation is a cosmetic surgery that adds implants under the gluteal muscles to enlarge and enhance the buttocks for improved contour.

Body contouring

Average Cost: $6,000 – $20,000
Recovery Time: 1 Day to 3 Weeks
Dr. Hendricks offers body contouring surgery, which removes excess fat and tightens and reshapes body parts affected by weight loss and pregnancy.