- April 21st 2014
A recent survey of physician incomes revealed that plastic surgery was among the top ten highest paid medical specialties. The average salary of a plastic surgeon was $321,000, and this was even higher for those who were self-employed in a group practice, with an average salary of about $383,000. Plastic surgeons made about twice as much as the lowest-paying medical specialty in the survey, making plastic surgery a lucrative choice for medical students to consider.
Plastic surgeons had seen about a 1.3 percent increase in salary since 2012, reflecting the general increase in popularity of cosmetic procedures. While surgery made up the bulk of the average plastic surgeon's salary, about 22 percent of plastic surgeons also offered extra services in their office. This included less-invasive cosmetic procedures such as dermabrasion, chemical peels, and cosmetic injections.
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