Desperately need a face lift? These German cities offer the best value

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Desperately need a face lift? These German cities offer the best value
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If, like the staff of The Local, you are constantly on the lookout for the best place to get a bit of nip and tuck, then look no further than this list.


It’s been a tough few months. First there was Brexit, then Trump. Then some more Trump. Then a constant, unending avalanche of Trump. So you could be forgiven for having a bit of sag around your eyes and jowls these days.

Well a study released by website on Tuesday is here to the rescue. It has broken down the average cost of a face lift in 13 German cities after conducting research at 210 cosmetic surgeries.

The bad news for The Local team is that Berlin is the city in which it is most expensive to go under the knife - and by quite some distance.

The average face lift in the capital costs €5,944, considerably more than in second placed Cologne, where €5,506 is the price of skin-deep youth.

In Munich a face lift costs a much more reasonable €5,033. But inhabitants of the Bavarian capital might want to make a short train journey to Stuttgart - the cheapest city on the list with cosmetic surgery costs of €4,658.

“For patients who are prepared to travel, it makes sense to have a look in other cities as long as you are healthy enough to get there and back. But you should talk to your GP about this first,” Dr. Sophie Chung told

But Chung said that many patients were even travelling outside Germany to ensure they got the best deal.

“There is pressure on the costs of cosmetic surgery because so many patients are willing to travel to get it done, with more and more going abroad, where the same surgery costs a third of what it does here.”


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