4 Cosmetic Surgery Alternatives for $50 or Less

WriterMama on 13 Aug 2012 at 10:00am


With procedures that range from simple to complex, and price tags from a few hundred to several thousand dollars, there are tons of cosmetic surgery options with different results — and growing. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reports that Americans spent nearly $10 billion last year on cosmetic procedures, just in the U.S.

But is there a cheaper, faster (and temporary) way to address the issue? Here, we'll take a look at some products that claim to tighten or enhance without detracting from your wallet.

Facelift in a jar

Packaged in a little jar, the Facelift Bungee is two small combs linked with a short bungee cord, but claims to mimic face lift results. To use it, you form a thin braid at each temple, hook a comb into one, and then wrap the cord around the back of your head and plug the other comb into the opposite braid. The whole thing can be hidden by the rest of your hair.

Basically, the Facelift Bungee is the same concept as pushing your face back with your hands (as we’ve all done in front of a mirror), and will hold to look.

The Facelift Bungee retails for $24.99 – and, if you don't like the results, there's a 30-day, money-back guarantee.

Panties that pop

Don't have the cash for a Brazilian butt lift? Try on a pair of Booty Pop panties to change your rear definition. This padded undergarment creates rounded backsides with a curvy lift in seconds, forgoing surgery and recovery time. Just slip them on like normal underwear, and baby's got back. However, the added derriere is limited by outfits and doesn't give any backside boost in a swimsuit.

Booty Pop panties retail between $28 and $40 a pair.

Men: Package pumper

Guys looking for a different kind of downstairs lift? As an alternative to penile enhancement surgery, you can give your package a stronger presentation (in appearance only) with enhancing underwear. Featuring names like Wonderjock and King Style Erector, you can find a range of these dramatic drawers from underwear experts like Skiviez, Calvin Klein, and aussieBum.

This non-surgical padding will set you back $17 to $40 and keep your socks on your feet - not in your shorts.

Boost your bust line

Considering a breast augmentation, but not ready for a permanent change? Instead of having a plastic surgeon implant silicone, there are options to wear them on the outside for less. Silicone bra inserts swear by a firm, natural look (even worn with a bathing suit) and can give you 1.5 to 2 cup sizes more.

You'll find several brands on the market promising extra perk, ranging from $15 to $50 for just the inserts, and $25 and up for bras with built-in silicone.

Would you ever use these inexpensive alternatives, either to save money or avoid permanent alterations to your body? Let us know in the comments!


photo credit: abc news, booty pop, wanderjock and pushup bras