Surgical Fees & Financing & learning what you are paying for when you choose a Plastic Surgeon.

Dr. David Goldberg is a board certified plastic surgeon.  After high school, he completed 4 years of college, 4 years of medical school, 2 years of clinical research and 6 years of surgery and plastic surgery training.  That is 16 years of schooling and advanced training that occurred BEFORE Dr. Goldberg was able to become certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.  That comprehensive education and training is now coupled with 15 years of plastic surgery practice here on the Monterey Peninsula.   Virtually 30 years of advanced education, training and practice with a focus on ONE topic:  becoming an outstanding cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgeon to treat you and your family.

We encourage you to learn about the difference between a board certified surgeon and other non surgeons who call themselves “cosmetic surgeons”.   Any doctor who completes medical school can legally call themselves a surgeon regardless of their training.  A licensed ophthalmologist, dermatologist, ER doctor, gynecologist or even a family doctor may open up a cosmetic boutique, inject botox and perform surgery without any true advanced or certified training in plastic surgery.  Strange as that may sound, it happens every day in every city in America.  Learn more about certified plastic surgeons at .  Additionally, very pricey doctors may inflate prices to create the illusion of quality.  Unfortunately, patients have few resources for gaining excellent insights.  Our best recommendation is to research your doctor and his office, seek insights from others in your community and then ask to speak to current or former patients who have had the operation you are considering.  Also, please make sure your plastic surgeon is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.  Also make sure your surgeon has hospital privileges.  Most ‘doc-in-the-box’ type clinics have doctors that do not meet current standards for working in your community hospital.

Dr. Goldberg and his staff strive to provide all patients with the highest quality of care.  Each year Dr. Goldberg completes hundreds of hours of additional study and training to advance his skills in most current cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery procedures. Our goal is to maximize your plastic surgery  results while keeping prices affordable for our working men, women and children of Monterey County and Northern California.

One feature of Health Care Reform is greater visibility of patient costs,   fees and outcomes.  We are working to create a comprehensive list of fees for patients to see on this web site.    Please understand that the fees are approximate as variations in procedure choices, surgery times, implant types and styles, dosing increases for botox, dysport, injectable fillers and other factors can alter your actual charges.  However, we are creating menus to publish price estimates so patients can develop their own early opinions regarding affordability. If cost is your stumbling block to having a procedure we have numerous resources including financing and sponsored care options.


Office Based Procedures

Consult Fee for Cosmetic Surgery: $125

Consult Fee for Insurance Covered Surgery (Prices vary depending on time spent with patient and level of exam): $175 to $375

Botox Glabellar: $425

Botox  Glabellar & Crows Feet (Standard):  $645

Xeomin Glabellar: $350

Xeomin Glabellar & Crows Feet: $545

Dysport : Glabellar:  $350

Dysport Glabellar & Crows Feet (Standard):  $545

Resylane Lyft 1 cc:  $650

Juvederm XC 1cc:  $650

Radiesse 1.5 cc:  $700

Voluma: $1100 per dose

ELOS IPL/Sublative Laser:  Newest generation laser for reduction of unwanted pigment, veins and wrinkles.

Laser IPL (Brown and Red Color): Contact our office for pricing.

IPL for ACNE:  $150 per treatment: 6 treatments for $700.  IPL laser is very effective for adult and teenage acne.  Patients need multiple treatments,  Usually 3 a week for 2 weeks.  The IPL emits a powerful yet safe blue light that destroys the Propionibacterium Acne.

Laser Sublative (wrinkles/tone/texture): Contact our office for pricing.

Combination IPL/Sublative:  Color and Wrinkles: Contact our office for pricing.

* IPL / Intense Pulse light is very effective for reducing hyperpigmentation and veins.   Sublative is a more intensive treatment for fine wrinkles and skin tone.  ALL Patients need multiple treatments to see significant results.  At least 3 sessions.  The benefit of using these new generation lasers is they have little or no down time and are very affordable.  The downside is patients need multiple treatments and need to be patient to see improvements.  Our laser consultations are complimentary, so please call 8316493377 to speak to our aesthetician or to Dr. Goldberg.

Surgery Procedures – OFFICE

Submental Liposuction (neck or chin liposuction for contour removal of fat & improve appearance of the neck & tighten neck line) :  $2,250

Ear Lobe Repair:  Bilateral – $2,000  Unilateral – $1250

Mole Removal: Simple Mole Removal (Excision and plastic surgery closure): $775

Skin Tag Removal:  $175 – $ 550 depending on number and size and time to complete.

Liposuction (Neck, Arms, Chest, Abdomen, Flanks, Outer Thighs, Inner Thighs, Knees,)

One Site:  $3,475  Two Sites:  $4,200   Three Sites: $5,000

Mini Facelift:  $6,800 – $8500

Fat Grafting to the Face: $3450

Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty:  $3,950

Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty:  $5,200

Brow Lift:  $6,000  (Depending on type of procedure, and duration for surgery).

TCA Peel: $1350 & up

Removal Basal Cell or Squamous Cell Carcinoma with Simple or Flap Repair (size dependent):  $1,250 – $4,200

Emergency Laceration Repair Simple (size dependent): $1500 plus

Emergency Laceration Repair Complex  (size dependent):  $2250 plus

Steroid Injections for Keloid or Scar:  $225 & up

Out Patient Surgery Center Based Surgery: These are Comprehensive Fees that Include Dr. Goldberg’s fees,  the Cost of the Surgery Center, Anesthesia,  Implants, & and an Assistant Surgeon if applicable.

2015 Overnight Stay, Community Hospital:  $2,197

Breast Augmentation Saline: $6,800

Breast Augmentation Silicone: $7,500

Breast Augmentation Gummy Bear Silicone: $8,700

Breast Reduction: $10,500 (This includes Surgeon’s Fee, Surgery Center & Anesthesia Fee – All Included)

Mastopexy (Breast Lift): $11,000 (This includes Surgeon’s Fee, Surgery Center & Anesthesia Fees – All Included)

Face Lift: $15,000 (This does includes Surgeon Dr. Goldberg fees,  Surgery Center Fee & Anesthesia Fee – ALL INCLUDED)  Adding additional procedures may increase the cost including blepharoplasty

Fat grafting, Brow lift and other procedures.  Please Contact us for exact pricing at 8316493377.


Abdominoplasty:  $13,000 (This includes Dr. Goldberg’s fee,  Surgery Center Costs & Anesthesia cost – ALL INCLUDED)

Gynecomastia (Male Breast Reduction):  $9,760 (This includes Surgeon’s fee, Surgery Center and Anesthesia Fee – All included)