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WHAT IS COSMETIC SURGERY
Cosmetic surgery is a type of surgical or non-surgical procedure that is performed to change the physical appearance of the individual purely for cosmetic reasons.
Many people consider cosmetic surgery to be a ‘hardmaxx’ (in comparison to a ‘softmaxx’) as the results of having cosmetic surgery performed is likely to have a substantial impact on the appearance of the individual afterward.
Unfortunately, since cosmetic surgery is elective it is not covered by health insurance.
The goal of cosmetic surgery should be to bring your face into harmony. Harmony is one of, if not the most important factors when it comes to attractiveness. This means having facial features that complement each other well and thus bring harmony to the face.
MOST POPULAR COSMETIC SURGERIES
HOW MUCH DOES COSMETIC SURGERY COST?
It is very difficult to determine the exact cost of a particular surgery as many factors need to be taken into consideration. For one, every person is different, and the expectations and desired outcomes of each person will differ too.
This is why you will notice that many websites do not display their procedure costs as it is ultimately going to differ quite significantly from person-to-person. Regardless, we have still included a list of the average costs you would expect to pay for each type of surgery on this page.
You can use these figures to give you a general idea of what you would be expected to pay for each type of procedure.
DO YOUR RESEARCH
I cannot express how important it is to do your research before getting any type of cosmetic surgery.
First and foremost, make sure the procedure is going to be worth it for you. Our mind can be quite deceptive sometimes, so you may want to get feedback from other people who are educated on the importance of looks.
You can get a rating and receive truthful feedback from other Looksmaxxing users through our forum here.
Secondly, you will want to assess the history and credentials of your surgeon/practitioner, which should be found quite easily online. Furthermore, you should also read reviews and feedback that has been posted online from previous patients to see what they have said, and see what their experience was like.
Be careful though as there are many fake and misleading reviews online. Use your best judgment to determine which reviews are fake and which ones are real.
AVERAGE COSMETIC SURGERY PRICES
Here is a list of the average costs associated with a variety of different cosmetic procedures (1):
|Breast Implant Removals||$2,566|
|Breast Reduction in Men (Gyneocomastia)||$3,978|
|Buttock Augmentation with Fat Grafting||$4,341|
|Chin Augmentation (Mentoplasty)||$2,364|
|Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)||$3,163|
|Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)||$3,156|
|Lower Body Lift||$8,157|
|Nose Reshaping (Rhinoplasty)||$5,350|
|Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)||$6,253|
|Upper Arm Lift||$4,482|
Note: These fees do NOT include anesthesia, operating room facilities, or any other related expenses.
COSMETIC SURGERY STATISTICS
The number of people undergoing cosmetic surgery has been steadily increasing each year. Almost 18 million people had cosmetic surgery (both surgical and minimally-invasive) in the US in 2018 (2).
IS COSMETIC SURGERY SAFE?
Pretty much anything you do in life has some sort of risk associated with it, and the same thing can be said with cosmetic surgery too.
ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF COSMETIC SURGERY
PROS OF COSMETIC SURGERY
CONS OF COSMETIC SURGERY
One of the biggest downsides to cosmetic surgery is the cost.