Beauty treatments in Miami may cost more than you think
— Beauty treatments in Florida may cost $2,500 or more, depending on the condition, according to a new study.
MARY KAY Cosmetics and Surgery Inc. analyzed the costs of cosmetic surgery procedures in the state from 2007 to 2016.
The firm, which has offices in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties, said the average price for cosmetic surgery in the Miami area was $2.6 million.
The study found that cosmetic surgery was the most common type of cosmetic procedure, accounting for 17% of all cosmetic procedures, followed by skin surgery and eye surgery.
Dr. Eric Eberhard, a board member at the company, said he wasn’t surprised the average cost of cosmetic surgeries was so high.
“I would have expected that it would be closer to $2 million, because it’s just a small surgery,” Eberold said.
He said cosmetic surgery is often done at home, often with the patient in the operating room.
The most common procedures, he said, are liposuction, skin grafting, and liposome implantation.
Eberhard said there are other ways to save money.
One way to reduce costs is to limit your surgery options, and that can be done in two ways: a surgeon will take care of all the physical aspects of your surgery, or you can pay a fee to an outpatient surgeon.
In the case of liposurgery, it may be more expensive, he added.
Other procedures that can cost more include eye surgery, skin transplant surgery and facial surgery.
Eberold acknowledged that it’s difficult to compare the costs to the costs for other types of cosmetic procedures.
But he said the price tag for cosmetic surgeries in Miami could be more than what people are willing to pay.
“If you’re going to pay $2k for liposure, and you’re also going to be doing a lot of other procedures that will cost more, I don’t think it’s worth it,” he said.