As more and more celebrities cop to having plastic surgery, more and more "regular people" across the country are considering getting their own procedures done. (In a poll we conducted last month, 29 percent of you said you've thought about signing up for a nip/tuck.)
As we saw on tonight's "True Life: I Hate My Plastic Surgery," unfortunately the results aren't always what the patient envisioned. And not liking your new look can come at quite a steep cost. Peep this list of national average prices from YourPlasticSurgeryGuide.com:
Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck): $5,381
Breast augmentation, silicone gel implants: $3,860
Breast augmentation, saline implants: $3,541
Breast lift: $4,414
Breast reduction (women): $5,637
Butt augmentation: $4,200
Butt lift: $4,675
Cheek implants: $2,732
Chin augmentation: $2,269
Gynecomastia (male breast reduction): $3,294
Hair transplantation: $5,218
Lower body lift: $7,809
Rhinoplasty (nose job): $4,493
Vaginal rejuvenation: $2,689
These are just the financial costs, of course. What about the health risks people take when they go under the knife for cosmetic purposes -- especially when they're looking for a bargain?
Outside of the U.S., in countries such as Brazil, Mexico and Thailand, some procedures go for half the price (and can even include hotel stay and meals). The problem is that you're more likely to receive a botched job when you can't properly research the doctor and medical establishment. According to the Christian Science Monitor, who spoke with Tony Staffieri, the marketing and public-relations manager for the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS), patients can also run into problems if follow-up care is needed.
+ Do you think altering your appearance is worth the money, as well as the dangerous health risks? Sound off in the comments!