A cosmetic surgery aesthetics procedure such as facelift can vary in terms of costing from one practice to another. In fact, the cost may also vary from one patient to another at the same practice. The following factors will influence the overall cost:
Where the Practice is Located
The cost of living index usually varies from one region to another, which has an impact on the average cost of most types of goods and services, including cosmetic surgery services. For instance, the cost of a facelift procedure in Orlando, Altamonte Springs, FL, and surrounding communities may not be the same as the cost in, say, San Francisco, CA.
Fee Charged by the Cosmetic Surgeon
A plastic surgeon may charge a fee to perform the facelift procedure depending on their education, experience, and reputation in the field of facial procedures. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), patients should choose the right surgeon for their needs, and factors such as the surgeon’s fee should only be secondary considerations.
Costs of Anesthesia and Operating Facility
A full facelift surgery will typically be performed using general anesthesia. This will involve the anesthesiologist’s fee, which can vary according to their skills and experience. Costs of the operating facility can vary depending on the kind of advanced technologies, experienced staff and personalized care and service are provided at a particular facility.
The average cost of a facelift surgery in the United States may range anywhere between $8,500 and $14,000, depending on various factors. The length of the surgery involved and the complexity of a specific case can also influence the overall cost of the procedure. In some cases, facelift may be combined with a neck lift, fat transfer or upper face surgeries such as a brow lift or eyelid lift. The cost will go up in such cases to achieve more harmonious outcomes.
The cosmetic surgeon may also recommend the use of facial implants or additional surgeries such as rhinoplasty or chin augmentation. The total cost will increase in such cases. On the other hand, some patients may only need a partial or mini facelift, which will cost only in the range of $4,000 to $8,000.
Insurance and Financing
A facelift is typically performed as an aesthetic procedure. Therefore, its costs are not likely to be covered by health insurance. However, most patients have access to various financing options in order to pay for the procedure in convenient monthly installments.