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Facelift Surgery Cost in Orange County

Average Cost of Facelift Surgery  

facelift surgery costFacelift costs can be very confusing to most patients. The reason for this is that facial rejuvenation is complicated and includes many of the aging characteristics.            

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 displaced, 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 cheeks and jowls. 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. 

facelift costCosts 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

-Anesthesia fees

-Preoperative medical costs

-Medication fees

-Post-surgical garments

-Aftercare fees

As I have described, facelift surgery depends on the technique used and the extent of the procedure. In general, a minor (mini) facelift will cost $8500, on average. Standard (full) face and neck lift surgery, on average, will cost $12500. A mid facelift will cost $8000, on average. A lower facelift, on average, will cost $8500.

In addition, eyelid surgery, brow lift surgery, facial liposuction, fat injections, or 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 procedure 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

The Benefits of a Brow Lift

shutterstock_41563423If you’re like most middle-aged men and women, fine lines and wrinkles have likely developed on your forehead. Over time, these conditions worsen, causing the brows to sag and furrows to form between them. To combat these signs of aging, perhaps you’ve tried various products that aim at restoring collagen fibers and smoothing out the skin. However, many people often see little, if any improvement with these products. When all else has failed to effectively eliminate aging in the forehead and brow area, cosmetic treatment is performed.

At his Fullerton practice, Dr. Robert Wald regularly performs endoscopic brow lift surgery. Also known as a “forehead lift,” this procedure offers many benefits.

Diminish Forehead Wrinkles

Facial movements, combined with other factors like sun exposure, can leave the forehead with permanent wrinkles. A brow lift removes excess skin on the upper face and tightens the remaining skin to smooth out the appearance of the forehead.

Minimize Frown Lines and Crow’s Feet

Years of squinting can cause deep creases to form between the eyebrows (frown lines) and around the eyes (crow’s feet). A brow lift can effectively reduce the appearance of these lines and creases and provide a more youthful facial appearance.

Reduce Folding in the Eyelids

Aging and gravity make the skin above the eyelids droop over time. By raising the brow and forehead areas, the skin sagging skin over the eyelids becomes tighter and less saggy.

A brow lift provides long-lasting results and is often performed concurrently with other procedures facial restoring procedures such as a facelift or eyelid lift. For patients seeking temporary improvement, BOTOX® Cosmetic can effectively reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the forehead, between the eyebrows, and at the corner of the eyes (crow’s feet).

To schedule a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon, we encourage you to contact our The Aesthetic Institute by calling (888) 401-2806 or by filling out our online contact form today. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Robert Wald has extensive experience in performing cosmetic facial procedures and looks forward to helping you achieve your goals.


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Robert Wald, MD
100 E. Valencia Mesa Drive, Suite 300
Fullerton, CA 92835

Phone: 714-312-3549
Fax: 714-738-1862