What Are the Costs of Asian Plastic Surgery?
Plastic surgery is a deeply personal decision. At Asian Plastic Surgery, we believe in providing our patients with comprehensive, transparent information — this includes not just the surgical details, but also the financial aspects involved. An informed patient is an empowered patient, so we encourage open discussion about costs to help you make the right decision for you.
This guide will help you navigate the costs associated with various procedures, understand the risks and benefits of certain choices you may make, and explore financing options. As always, our expert team stands ready to answer any further queries you may have. Reach out to us and let us assist you.
Variables That Impact the Cost of Plastic Surgery
Multiple factors contribute to the overall cost of plastic surgery. Every procedure is customised to the individual, and the fees reflect the particular circumstances of the case. Some of the key variables include:
- Surgeon’s Qualifications and Reputation: A well-established specialist plastic surgeon with years of experience and a high reputation typically charges more for their services.
- Geographical Location: Metropolitan areas like Sydney, where the cost of living is higher, often have higher plastic surgery prices.
- Type and Complexity of the Procedure: Simple procedures are generally less expensive than complex ones. More invasive surgeries that require more time or special techniques also tend to cost more.
- Anaesthesia and Operating Room Costs: These are usually separate costs from your surgeon's fee. The type of anaesthesia, the professional administering it and the cost of the facility where the surgery is performed all add to the total cost.
- Post-surgery Care and Recovery: This includes follow-up visits, medication and any special garments or products used during recovery. You may also need to account for time off work.
Communication is a critical part of your care. If any part of the pricing process is unclear, please do not hesitate to ask questions. The team at Asian Plastic Surgery are here to ensure you feel confident in all aspects of your procedure.
Common Asian Plastic Surgery Procedures and Their Cost Range
Asian Eyelid Surgery
Asian eyelid surgery, also known as Asian blepharoplasty, primarily caters to patients who wish to create or enhance the upper eyelid crease that is common in Western populations but often absent or inconsistently present in East Asian and South East Asian eyelids. The procedure can also be performed to reduce signs of ageing in the upper and/or lower eyelids.
Average cost of Asian eyelid surgery in Sydney: $6,000-$8,000 (upper), $12,000-$14,000 (lower), $15,000-$20,000 (combined)
Asian rhinoplasty encompasses many advanced techniques, sometimes leveraging implants or cartilage grafts to achieve the desired result. Common requests amongst Asian patients include increasing the height of the nasal bridge, refining the nasal tip and adjusting the nostril shape. Certain types of rhinoplasty can assist with functional concerns, such as snoring.
Average cost of Asian rhinoplasty in Sydney: $6,000–$20,000
Asian Facial Bone Contouring
Bone contouring is a powerful way to sculpt and refine the underlying structure of the face. These procedures can focus on various areas of the face, such as the jaw, chin or cheekbones, and can involve reducing, augmenting or reshaping depending on the patient’s needs. Popular bone contouring procedures include V-line surgery, genioplasty and double jaw surgery.
Average cost of Asian facial bone contouring in Sydney: $$$
Asian Breast Augmentation
Asian breast augmentation is a tailored procedure designed to suit the body proportions and cultural preferences of Asian women. We offer a range of implant types, including saline and silicone, with different shapes, sizes and profiles, to enhance breast size and shape while maintaining a natural and harmonious look.
Average cost of Asian breast augmentation in Sydney: $12,000–$20,000
Asian Brow Lift
Asian brow lift surgery addresses signs of ageing in the upper face, particularly drooping brows and deep forehead wrinkles. Other benefits may include improved brow symmetry or reduced skin heaviness around the eyes. Our surgeons utilise various brow lifting techniques, selecting the one that matches the patient's facial structure and aspirations.
Average cost of Asian brow lift in Sydney: $$$
Asian facelift surgery involves removing excess skin, tightening the underlying muscles and repositioning or enhancing facial fat to create a smoother, more youthful facial appearance. Many techniques are available to revitalise the face while upholding the individuality and distinctiveness of Asian facial characteristics.
Average cost of Asian facelift in Sydney: $20,000-$40,000
Asian Fat Grafting
Asian fat grafting surgery is a dual-benefit technique that augments certain areas of the body while contouring others. Fat cells are extracted from one part of the body (areas with excess fat such as the abdomen, thighs or hips) and meticulously injected into another area (typically the face or breasts) where additional volume is desired.
Average cost of Asian facial fat grafting in Sydney: $$$
Average cost of Asian breast fat grafting in Sydney: $$$
Financing Options for Asian Plastic Surgery
The question of financing options is bound to arise as you plan for your surgery.
Many patients prefer to save over time to pay for their procedure, as this allows for paying the full cost upfront without having to worry about interest rates or monthly payments. This is generally a wise option if it is available to you.
When using personal savings is not a possibility, patients may explore options such as in-house payment plans from their plastic surgery provider, credit cards or medical finance firms that specialise in loans for surgical procedures.
We encourage you to be thoughtful and responsible as you consider which option is appropriate for you. It is important you understand your current financial status and the legal obligations under any loan you may apply for. Do not burden yourself with a financial obligation that is more than you can comfortably handle.
Medical Tourism: Travelling Abroad for Asian Plastic Surgery
Plastic surgery has become a global industry, with some patients choosing to travel overseas seeking lower prices. While the allure of combining a vacation with an aesthetic procedure can be tempting, there are factors to consider:
- Language Barriers: Communication with your surgeon before, during and after your procedure is vital. A language barrier can lead to misunderstandings about your expectations or the specifics of your aftercare.
- Healthcare Standards: Standards and regulations vary widely between countries. While many places have high standards of care, others may not, and this could compromise your safety and results.
- Follow-Up Care: Post-operative care is a crucial part of the process, especially if you experience complications. Logistically, it can be challenging to access consistent follow-up care when your surgeon is in another country.
- Travel Risks: Travel, especially air travel, after surgery increases the risk of complications such as deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Additionally, if any complications arise once you've returned home, it could be difficult to seek immediate help from your surgeon.
Choosing to have your surgery closer to home has numerous benefits:
- Clear Communication: You can freely express your desires, concerns and questions to your surgical team, ensuring that you are understood and comfortable at every step of the way.
- Consistent Standards: Australia has rigorous medical standards and stringent regulations, meaning that you can be confident in the quality of care you receive.
- Continuity of Care: From initial consultation to post-op appointments, your care is streamlined and consistent. In the event of any complications, your surgeon is readily available.
- Familiarity: Undergoing a procedure in a familiar environment can alleviate stress. You know the healthcare system, feel comfortable in your own home and have your support network around you.
The Value of High-Quality Plastic Surgery
There is not always a connection between cost and quality. However, the saying “you get what you pay for” is often true, with lower prices sometimes reflecting compromises in surgeon expertise, facility standards or post-operative care.
While cost is undoubtedly a consideration in your plans for plastic surgery, it should not be the deciding factor. Opting for low-cost procedures can sometimes lead to unsatisfactory results, requiring further corrective surgeries that may be emotionally and financially draining. Worse still, inadequately performed procedures can pose serious risks to your health.
By choosing an experienced and reputable specialist plastic surgeon, you are investing in their expertise, the safety standards they uphold and their commitment to your well-being and satisfaction.
Take the First Step to a Personalised Cost Estimation
The best way to understand the full picture of what your desired procedure might cost is through a consultation. You will receive a Cost/Payment Schedule that breaks down all costs associated with your proposed procedure, and we have an excellent team to help you navigate financing options. Your comfort and satisfaction are our top priorities.
We invite you to contact Asian Plastic Surgery on 02 8962 9388 or fill out our enquiry form to schedule your personalised consultation.