Many things make up and influence cosmetic surgery prices for any single procedure. The area of the body, the type of surgery, and the technique employed to perform the procedure, and where the clinic is located geographically all influence the final cost. Typically, large parts of the body will cost more to treat than smaller parts. What procedure is being performed and how it will be done can influence the tools used which could increase or decrease the overall cost. Everything is priced depending on the market rates determined by the demand for cosmetic procedures in the geographical location.
Body parts that are bigger will generally cost more than smaller parts. It might seem obvious but it is the effort and time required of the surgeon that patients are being charged.
Having multiple areas being worked on at one time will save money. It costs less in terms of effort to prepare and clean up to treat multiple areas. So anyone who is might want plastic surgery in more than one place should consider planning for multiple treatments.
The type of procedure will also play a major role since some procedures are harder or easier to perform than others. Minimally invasive procedures such non-surgical alternatives, injectables, and skin treatments will usually cost less since they tend to be smaller and less risky. For example, the cost of liposuction averages a couple thousand while Botox injectinos are under a thousand per session.
Some major surgeries will require general anesthesia which is to sedate the patient while others only require local anesthesia. The difference in anesthetic dosages makes up a big part of the final cost of surgery. An anesthesiologist will have to administer higher doses of the drug which also adds to the cost.
The surgeon fee is the price most often quoted and advertised since it is consistently an item across every type of plastic surgery procedure. But any type of procedure will require many more fees to be included. There will be a facility fee which is usually the cost of the surgery room and it can range from 5 hundred to two thousand dollars. The cost of administering the numbing solution averages about $1000. Different types of tools and equipment required will be included in the facility fee as well.