Posted on: August 15th, 2013
Average Cost of Face Lift Surgery
A facelift is a surgical procedure to improve the visible signs of aging in the face and neck. These signs include sagging in the mid face, fat that has fallen or is displace, loose skin and excess fatty deposits under the chin and jaw, and deep creases below the lower eyelids.
A facelift does not include correction of the forehead, brow position, eyelids, wrinkles around the mouth and eyelids, and general fat loss in the lips and in the face. To correct these problems a browlift, blepharoplasties, laser therapy and fat injections would be required. These procedures are in addition to a facelift and would be priced separately.
Also, facelifts vary in their complexity and whether they correct only the mid face or mid face and neck. Most mid facelifts correct the cheek and jowl. A more extensive facelift would also correct the neck and involve more incisions and time. A mini facelift (mid facelift) involves less incisions and time and would cost less than a full face and neck lift.
Costs for a facelift vary on geographic location of the office and the doctor’s experience. It is important to know what is involved with a facelift fee. There are many costs involved with facelift surgery. These include:
- surgeon’s fee
-hospital or surgical facility costs
-preoperative medical costs
As I have described, face lift surgery depends on the technique used and the extent of the procedure. In general, a minor facelift will cost $3500-$6500, average $5000. Standard (full) face and necklift will cost $8000-$15,000, average $8500. A Mid facelift will cost $5000-$8,000, average $6000. A Lower facelift will cost $5000-$8000, average $7000.
If a necklift is performed at the same time as facelift surgery, the price usually increases by $4000-$6000. In addition, eyelid surgery, brow lift surgery, facial liposuction, fat injections, laser therapy added at the same time of a facelift will increase the cost of treatment. Patients should realize that numerous financing plans are available for this surgery and can make this surgery quite affordable. Many plastic surgery offices offer facelift financing plans and accept a variety of payment options.
When choosing a plastic surgeon for facelift surgery, remember that the surgeons experience and your comfort with him or her are just as important as the final cost of the surgery.
Dr. Robert Wald