How much does a Facelift (Rhytidectomy) Cost?
Facelift ranks among the more popular cosmetic surgery procedures today because the face is central to a person’s overall personality and aesthetic appearance. Some patients may need a full facelift and neck lift, while others may need treatment only for a part of the face, such as eye surgery or a minimally invasive procedure.
An experienced cosmetic surgeon will discuss various aspects of facelift during the initial consultation, including its estimated costs. Dr. Kenneth Steinsapir makes sure that his patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles and other areas are able to make a well-informed choice about facelift.
Factors Impacting the Cost
Facelift costs will differ between two practices, and may also differ between two patients at the same practice. The cost will be determined by several factors that come into play in this procedure.
The cost of living index usually varies from one state to another. It will influence the cost of most types of products and services, including cosmetic surgery services. For instance, the cost of a facelift procedure in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles and nearby areas may not be the same as the cost in, say, Oklahoma City.
Fee Charged by the Surgeon
The cosmetic surgeon may charge a fee on the basis of their qualifications, experience, and recognition in the field of facelift surgery. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) recommends that patients should choose the right surgeon for their needs. Factors such as the surgeon’s fee should only be treated as secondary considerations in such a decision.
Surgical Room and Anesthesia Costs
The surgeon will decide whether the facelift is performed using general anesthesia, IV sedation, or local anesthesia alone. The cost of general anesthesia and intravenous sedation will be higher as it involves the fee of the anesthesia provider. The cost of the procedure at a state of the art operating facility may slightly differ in comparison to an average surgical room.
Additional surgical expenses, which may include the costs of medical tests, prescription drugs, post-surgical office visits, and other costs should be considered when preparing an estimate of the costs of facelift.
Average Facelift Cost
A full facelift procedure may cost anywhere between $8,000 and $25,000 for the surgeons fees, based on various factors as discussed above. The complexity of a particular case and the amount of time required to perform the surgery may also impact the overall cost of surgery.
Sometimes the surgeon may combine as facelift and neck lift procedure with eyelid surgery, rhinoplasty or another procedure, which may increase the cost proportionately. Procedures involving fat transfer, grafting, or implants may cost more, while a less invasive procedures will fall in the lower end of this price range. Your personal consultation with Dr. Steinsapir will include a careful discussion of your goals, medical concerns that might affect your surgery, and a through examination. Based on this consultation, the office will prepare a quote for surgery so you will know precisely what your surgery will cost.
Insurance and Financing
When a facelift procedure performed for aesthetic reasons, the costs are not covered by the health insurance company. However, most patients are eligible for financing through medical care finance companies or bank loans. The office can speak with you in more detail about these issues at the time of your consultation.
To learn more about procedures and treatments performed by Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Kenneth Steinsapir, contact us at 310-274-7422.