The lift is one of the most expensive plastic surgeries. This is stated by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, who affirms that the expenditure on these interventions in 2018 was 16.5 billion dollars. Spending has increased 4% compared to the previous year, says the American Society for Plastic Surgery.
Specifically, the facelift in the USA is positioned as one of the most expensive surgeries. The average price of this intervention is 7,655 dollars. Along with the facelift, the most expensive surgeries are breast reduction ($ 5,680) and rhinoplasty ($ 5,350). This report also indicates which procedures were the cheapest in 2018. These include breast augmentation, liposuction, eyelid surgery, and labiaplasty.
Regarding the number of interventions, 121,531 procedures were lifting in the US. In the US, 213,780 rhinoplasties and 43,591 breast reductions were also performed. American surgeons performed 313,735 breast augmentation surgeries and 258,558 liposuctions. For their part, they performed 206 529 eyelid surgeries and 10 246 labiaplasties.
The president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons recalls that many of the interventions are performed jointly. Alan Matarasso explains that a facelift is often complemented by soft tissue filler injections. “By combining 2 procedures, the result is optimal and can be more economical for patients,” he explains.
The scientific society also reveals which were the most performed minimally invasive cosmetic procedures. These include injections for the treatment of wrinkles, chemical peeling, laser hair removal, and microdermabrasion.
This report also analyzed the evolution of rates. In this sense, they highlight that the rate for breast augmentation surgery increased by 2.8% as of 2017. The cost of liposuction increased by 4.2% and that of rhinoplasty by 4.4%. In contrast, the rates for chemical peels and microdermabrasion were reduced by 4%.