How Much Do the Most Popular Plastic Surgery Procedures Cost in Malaysia? - Updated 2019

When a patient asked Dr Patrick Trevedic (a famous French plastic surgeon) why a procedure cost so much even though it took him only 20 minutes, he responded “20 minutes and 20 years of experience.” 

Cosmetic medicine and surgery require a thorough knowledge of anatomy, aesthetics of beauty, procedural technique, and management of complications.

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Finding specific information about the cost of plastic surgery procedures online can be a real chore in Malaysia.

While most plastic surgeons are happy to discuss pricing during their initial face-to-face meeting with patients, you may prefer to have answers to some of your basic questions before you schedule that first consultation.

While high-priced plastic surgery does not necessarily equate good plastic surgery, you can bet that reputable, licensed plastic surgeons will never cut corners or compromise the quality of their care in order to reduce their prices. They may do whatever they can to make their services as affordable as possible for you, but their fees for the procedures will most likely fall within the ranges presented below.

The price range of certain procedures can be dramatic, but we break down the reasons for this on the individual cost pages associated with each treatment category. By visiting these individual pages, you will have a better understanding of how much your procedure will cost and why.

Body Contouring Costs

Body contouring costs vary depending on whether you undergo a single procedure that is limited to a relatively small area of your body, such as liposuction of the thighs or mini tummy tuck surgery, or more extensive procedures, such as an extended abdominoplasty or full body lift. If you choose to combine multiple surgeries into a more comprehensive treatment plan, your overall cost will obviously be higher, although your plastic surgeon may offer discounted rates compared to the a la carte cost of each procedure.

Body Contouring Cost Ranges
Low Range
High Range
Tummy Tuck
MYR 16,000
MYR 23,000
Liposuction - Per Treatment Area
MYR 5,000
MYR 8,000
Lower or Upper Body Lift
MYR 12,000
MYR 16,000
Full Body Lift
MYR 50,000
MYR 90,000
Arm Lift
MYR 7,000
MYR 9,000
Butt Lift
MYR 15,000
MYR 20,000
Thigh Lift
MYR 15,000
MYR 20,000

Procedure Specific Cost Information:

Breast Surgery Costs

Breast augmentation, lift, reduction, and reconstruction are among the most customizable
procedures in plastic surgery. As a result, the price ranges below should be considered extremely general guidelines until you have an opportunity to meet with a plastic surgeon and discuss your unique needs and aesthetic goals.

Breast Surgery Cost Ranges
Low Range
High Range (MYR)
Breast Augmentation - Saline
Breast Augmentation - Silicone
Breast Augmentation - "Gummy Bear"
Breast Lift
Breast Reduction
Breast Reconstruction

Procedure Specific Cost Information:

Facial Plastic Surgery Costs

Facial procedures are among the most popular in plastic surgery for good reason. Not only is modern facial plastic surgery remarkably transformative and rejuvenating, but it also provides outstanding long-term value for the dollar. Compared to expensive creams, serums, and concealing make-ups that produce negligible results and require continual investment, facial plastic surgery procedures can be extremely cost-effective.

Facial Plastic Surgery Cost Ranges
Low Range (MYR)
High Range (MYR)
Eyelid Surgery
Brow Lift
Neck Lift
Ear Reshaping Surgery

Procedure Specific Cost Information:

So why is it so difficult to find specific information about the cost of plastic surgery online?

Prices of most of the plastic surgery procedures are available in general on the internet. However, it's not as simple as it seems to be.

It is almost impossible for a reputable plastic surgeon to give you an exact price of a procedure without first meeting with you. There are many variables that can influence the cost of your procedure, and a plastic surgeon that truly customizes each procedure he or she performs can only do so after a thorough consultation with a patient.

Factors That Influence the Cost of Plastic Surgery Procedures

The most significant factor that influences the cost of plastic surgery is whether patients undergo a single procedure or multiple procedures as part of a more comprehensive treatment plan. While it is not unusual for a patient to undergo, say, breast augmentation or eye bag surgery on its own, many patients elect to combine procedures.

Other factors that can influence the cost of your plastic surgery procedure include:

  • The methods and technologies used
  • The facility where the procedure is performed and whether a facility fee is charged
  • The type of anesthesia used (GA, LA, sedation) and the associated fee
  • The experience, training, and skill of your plastic surgeon
  • Whether it is covered, at least in part, by your insurance policy (certain procedures, such as breast reduction or upper eyelid surgery, may be considered "medically necessary" under certain circumstances)
Be careful when the price is 'too good to be true'. The cost of plastic surgery in Malaysia is considered low as compared to countries like Singapore and South Korea. If the price of the exact same procedure is lower in Singapore or South Korea, then it's better that you think twice and give it a skip.

You may end up paying even higher costs in the end for a more experienced plastic surgeon to perform revision surgeries. Even worse is that most plastic surgeons are reluctant to perform revision surgeries. In that situation, your last resort is to see a plastic surgeon in a government or teaching hospital.

How Will You Pay for Your Plastic Surgery?

Most plastic surgery clinics in Malaysia will be able to accept cash or credit card payment. Some plastic surgery clinics even accept Bitcoin payment in Malaysia.

You could also convert your credit card transaction into instalments by giving instruction to the bank that issued you the credit card.

The Bottom Line

Don't settle for less than the best when it comes to your plastic surgery.

If you're ready to take the next step, we invite you to find a plastic surgeon in Malaysia.

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