How Much Will You Spend for Plastic Surgery in Dubai

How Much Will You Spend for Plastic Surgery in Dubai?

Dubai is fast becoming a favorite destination for medical tourism, especially plastic surgery where you can now find some of the top clinics in the world.

Whether it’s breast augmentation, botox or lip fillers, you can now get plastic surgery to correct any flaws that could be affecting your confidence.

The cost of plastic surgery in Dubai can range from AED 14,000 to AED 33,000 depending on the type of procedure that you’re getting and the clinic where you’re getting it from.

Read on as we break down these costs and everything else you need to know about getting plastic surgery in Dubai.

The Cost of the Most Popular Plastic Surgery Procedures in Dubai

The Cost of the Most Popular Plastic Surgery Procedures in Dubai
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The cost of plastic surgery in Dubai will depend mainly on the type of procedure that you need to get done.

Prices also vary in different clinics around the city, especially when you’re working with famous plastic surgeons.

Here are the most popular types of plastic surgery in the city and how much they usually cost:


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Average cost: AED 7,346 to AED 29,384
Most popular doctors: 

More popularly known as “tummy tuck,” this procedure removes excess fat and skin on the abdominal area to give you a flat belly.

A lot of women undergo tummy tuck in Dubai because it gives them faster results than exercising or going on a diet.

On average, a tummy tuck would last 2 to 3 hours and you’ll need to stay in the hospital or clinic for at least 2 days to monitor for possible complications.

Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation
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Average cost: AED 9,182 to AED 34,893
Most popular doctors: 

Breast augmentation is another popular plastic surgery procedure in Dubai. 

It’s usually done to correct abnormalities like asymmetrical breasts or just to increase the size of a woman’s breasts.

Depending on the patient’s problems, a breast augmentation procedure could last between 1 to 2 hours.

The patient may also need to stay in the hospital for a day or two and spend the rest of the 10-day recovery period at home.


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Average cost: AED 9,182 to AED 33,057
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Rhinoplasty or “nose job” is another popular procedure in Dubai. 

Here, the doctor can make the nose look better by correcting any imperfections in its shape or size. 

People who get a nose job want it for aesthetic or medical purposes and the procedure can last from 1 to 3 hours.

In most cases, a patient can go home right after the surgery. 

But if you’re traveling back home, you may be required to stay in a hotel for at least 2 days to get some rest and monitor for complications.

On the other hand, it usually takes 6 weeks for the nose to be fully healed after a rhinoplasty procedure.

Breast Lift

Breast Lift
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Average cost: AED 25,711 to AED 34,893
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Also known as mastopexy, a breast lift is done to elevate the breast or improve its placement in the chest area to make it more aesthetically pleasing.

Since breast sagging is common among women who lost weight, nursed or just because of aging, a lot of women go through breast lift procedure to restore their breasts’ shape and contour. 

The procedure usually lasts between 2 to 3 hours and recovery time can take up to 3 weeks depending on the extent of the surgery.

Face Lift

Face Lift
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Average cost: AED 10,284 to AED 33,057
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A facelift isa procedure that’s done to reduce sagging and wrinkles on the face to make it look younger.

This procedure involves making incisions behind the ears to the hairline and lifting the skin to make it tighter.

Depending on the patient, a facelift can last anywhere from 2 to 5 hours and recovery can reach up to 6 weeks.

The Cost of Plastic Surgery in Dubai Compared to Other Cities

The Cost of Plastic Surgery in Dubai Compared to Other Cities
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Although plastic surgery in Dubai can still be expensive, it’s relatively cheaper than other major cities around the world where these procedures are also popular.

Dubai also has some of the top doctors in the world and hospitals and clinics here are fully equipped to perform these surgeries and tend to patients in case there are complications.

In this table, we compare the cost of the same popular procedures in Dubai and other locations:

ProcedureDubaiSouth KoreaThailandUnited StatesGreece
Tummy TuckAED 8,998AED 42,974AED 11,753AED 22,603AED 19,099
Breast AugmentationAED 10,714AED 49,585AED 12,928AED 24,058AED 34,878
RhinoplastyAED 9,461AED 29,384AED 8,080AED 20,139AED 16,528
Breast LiftAED 25,931AED 23,874AED 18,989AED 18,409AED 13,479
Face LiftAED 10,284AED 11,386AED 13,883AED 28,282AED 13,296

Of course, there are factors that affect the rates of plastic surgery in Dubai. These include:

  • The surgeon

A lot of successful plastic surgeons in the United States and other parts of the world have established their clinics in Dubai. Some have also affiliated with the top hospitals in the city to offer their services.

So, if you choose the more popular surgeons in the city, you can also expect to pay more. 

  • The facility

Clinics located in the city center where rent is higher may also charge higher than those located in less expensive parts of the city.

On the other hand, surgeons who perform these procedures in bigger and known hospitals in Dubai are also likely to charge more than clinics. This is due fees for using the facilities and supplies of that hospital.

  • The procedure

The more complicated plastic surgery procedures also cost more than the simpler ones. 

For instance, a breast augmentation procedure will cost more since it’s a more complex surgery and you’ll also need to pay for the implant. But, lip fillers are less expensive since it’s relatively easy and can be done within just an hour.

  • Pre- and Post Surgery Care

If you’re going through surgery that requires you to stay in the clinic or hospital for a day or two, you can expect to pay more for accommodation and the team who will take care of you.