Cosmertic Surgery Guru Reports On How The Costs of Plastic Surgery Show
Slight Decline in 2009 While Demand Rises
Plastic surgery prices across the UK show a slight decline from 2008 to 2009 despite an increase
in popularity, services, and products.
Manchester, UK (PRWEB) January 30, 2010 -- Cosmetic Surgery Guru reports that while the United States is
reporting a 12% decrease in the request for surgical and non-surgical cosmetic treatments, there was an increase
of 5% from 2007 to 2008 and an estimated 9% from 2008 to 2009.
The UK plastic surgery industry reached a total market value of £536 million by the end of 2009, which is an
increase of 8.7% over the previous year. This is due in part to advancements in technology and the addition of
several non-surgical procedures with effective results and shorter recovery periods.
The introduction of better financing options has made larger procedures more affordable. Lastly, more men are
opting for cosmetic treatments than ever before. The procedures, however, vary greatly in price and have dropped
somewhat in the last year following several years of hikes.
Breast augmentation prices averaged £4,350 in 2008. In 2009, quoted prices range from £3,295 to £4,850 with an
average of £3,348. However, patients need to be very cautious with price comparisons. Some of the quotes only
included two follow up care sessions while others included lifetime follow up and care appointments. Some
cosmetic treatment providers charge additional feels for the initial consultation and for overnight stay while other
plastic surgery providers include this in their quote.
A facelift or rhytidectomy in the UK has produced similar results. Costing an estimated £6,750 for the average
facelift in 2008, facelifts now range somewhere around £6,012 for the average procedure. Patients do need to
shop around to find the best deal since they can range anywhere from £4,000 to £8,500 depending on the type of
touch ups required and the plastic surgery clinic chosen.