Cosmetic Surgery Cost and Pricing Variations. Pricing can vary by surgeon, country, hospital or clinic, etc., based on various parameters.
- Surgeon experience – We typically work with surgeons specializing in international patients with at least 15 years of experience. If a surgeon is very experienced, they may charge a higher surgeon fee.
- Country economics – Some countries have a lower cost base and can afford to offer lower pricing. Government bodies and public healthcare systems often subsidize private healthcare.
- Currency Exchange – Most pricing is determined by local pricing in the country’s currency. This is easier for most hospitals and clinics to assess their costs. Currency fluctuates so keep this in mind. When booking your procedure or package. If a price is in a foreign currency, you can easily convert the price to your local currency here.
- Type of facility – a package from a full hospital that includes overnight stays is generally more expensive than a day clinic.
- Type of anesthesia used – General, twilight sedation, local anesthesia. If general anesthesia is used in your surgery, this will often include an overnight stay. Please ask your booking manager.
- The complexity of the procedure – Just because your see breast augmentation advertised at a low price does not mean that you qualify or your body is suitable for the procedure. For example, you may want a breast enlargement but really need a breast lift as well.
- Implant type – round implants are less expensive than teardrop implants
- Type of procedure – In liposuction there are several types of liposuction techniques. The price will vary based on the type of liposuction.
- Areas treated – Some hospitals or clinics charge by the body area or use a sizing guide like small, medium or large liposuction.
- Inclusions – What is covered in the fee? Is medication or garments included?
Cost of Teleconsultations
Many of our surgeons offer free teleconsultations. You can schedule a teleconsultation here. Simply fill in the online form and a GG team member will help you schedule it.
Insurance Coverage or Superannuation
As a rule, cosmetic plastic surgery is considered “elective surgery” and is not covered by most insurance plans. Some operations – such as breast reduction, if the weight of your breasts causes pain or interferes with normal activities – may be considered reconstructive rather than cosmetic. You can also use your superannuation for many types of reconstructive procedures.
Request a quote
Never choose a doctor solely on the basis of lower cost and remember that pricing is budgetary until you have a teleconsultation or request a firmquote.