Cost of Facelift Done by a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon?
- Asked by uglyduckling in Greenville, SC
- 4 years ago
Price of a Facelift
I prefer the term 'facial rejuvenation' over the more antiquated term 'facelift', as many patients that I see who seek a more youthful and refreshed facial appearance undergo a set of surgical procedures very different from what would have been considered a 'facelift' twenty-five years ago.
The word 'rejuvenation' means, literally, 'to make young again'. In each individual, different facial changes occur with age. One person may be unhappy with 'baggy eyelids', while another has 'droopy eyebrows'. One person may be troubled by 'jowls' in the lower face, while another would like an improvement in their 'floppy neck'.
Surgical treatment of facial aging changes must therefore be carefully individualized to match each patient's aesthetic needs and desires. No two 'facelifts', by necessity, are the same. In helping a patient to make decisions about plastic surgery for facial rejuvenation, I always examine and assess how each aesthetic area or 'unit' of the face contributes to an individual's overall appearance: the brows and eyelids, the cheeks or 'midface', the lower face and chin, and the neck. An individualized surgical plan is then developed which addresses each patient's specific concerns and needs.
Therefore, the price of a facelift will depend on exactly what each person needs and the time required to perform surgery. To select a plastic surgeon, take your time researching , visiting websites, view many, many before and after photos and speak to former patients.
Beware of doctors who discount their fees. Discounting the value of professional services, especially surgery, is not good marketing - it is a sign of desperation. The best plastic surgeons are still busy in this contracting economy, and they are not discounting their fees. At the same time, the most expensive surgeon is not necessarily the most talented, so as a consumer you still have to research this carefully. There is much more to consider than just the price in dollars that you pay: is your surgeon actually listening to you, do they truly understand the appearance that you hope to achieve, do you feel that he or she will be easily available and attentive once the surgery has been performed. If you don't have a good feeling, don't stick around to 'save money', go somewhere else.
Web reference: http://www.michaellawmd.com
Costs of a facelift
A real facelift by a board certified plastic surgeon and a LS lift by a non-plastic surgeon (usually an ENT physician) is comparing apples and oranges so you can't compare them by price either. They are not the same and the results are not the same. You might want to call Dr. Barry Bishop in Greenville SC as he is an excellent plastic surgeon.
Web reference: http://www.randcosmeticsurgery.com
Facelift Costs Vary From State to State & Surgeon to Surgeon; The Average Surgeon Fee is $6,607.00
If you are considering facelift surgery it is very important that you consult a fully trained, experienced Board-certified plastic surgeon. A well-trained surgeon can describe to you all of the different facelift techniques and help choose the one best suited for you.
Recent statistics published by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery indicate that the average surgeon fee for a facelift nationwide is $6,607. This fee does not include the cost of the facility nor does it include any fees associated with anesthesia.
Total costs for facelifts vary from geographic location to geographic location and doctor to doctor. It is further varied depending on the procedure performed. With this in mind, you should expect to see a range of costs for facelift surgery of approximately $6,000 to $20,000.
Look at results for value not simply cost
Cost are geography dependant. In new york it may be more and in your area it may be less. Go for a consultation. I would look to other non-invasive methods first. The basis of a facelift is not pulling the skin rather it is repositioning of tissues under the skin and then re-draping the skin over the more youthful understructure. In some patients neck liposuction, fat grafting and other procedures to the eyes or forehead are done concurrently. Consult with a board certified plastic surgeon to get a detailed exam and treatment plan. Most have complimentary or low cost consultations. It will better help you judge value and cost.
Cost of Facelift Surgery
Thank you for your question. The pricing information varies depending on exactly what is performed, the surgeon's credentials and experience with the procedure, if the surgery is performed in an outpatient surgery center or in an office setting, who administers the anesthesia. Please be careful when choosing your surgeon because there is a difference in expertise, experience and credentialling. Facelifting surgery can range from $9000 and up depending on exactly what is performed. I hope this helps.
Costs More Than a Branded "Lift"
It appears that you are asking the right question; seek quality first and consider price second. Although the branded "lift" procedures have excellent marketing, they tend to have a very high percentage of dissatisfied patients. The reason for the increased costs are as follows: 1) higher quality with a well qualified, board certified facial plastic surgeon or plastic surgeon. Surgeons with great reputations tend to under-promise and over-deliver unlike the branded "lifts", 2) anesthesia and facility costs, 3) more comprehensive postoperative follow up.
That having been said, a Facelift in SW Florida will cost $10,000 and up.
Cost of a facelift
The average cost of a facelift by a board-certified facial plastic surgeon in the Seattle metroplex area is $10,000 to $12,000. That includes the operating room, the anesthesia, and the surgeon’s fee.
Web reference: http://www.seattlefacial.com
Cost of a Facelift
Cost will vary tremendously depending on what is included in the surgery. In general, with a limited procedure the cost is less & the recovery is quicker, but the results do not last as long. Be careful you don't compare apples and oranges. Having said that, costs vary from $5,000-25,000. Depending on the extent of aging, less may be better. Be clear on exactly what will be done and what are normal expectations.
Cost of facelift by board certified plastic surgeons
Facelifts are most often performed by board certified facial plastic surgeons and plastic surgeons. These doctors have the best credentials, best training and the most experience. In general, they tend to have the best aesthetic sense. Actual costs vary from surgeon to surgeon usually based on experience, reputation, results, and he demand for services. In reality, the fees charged by a surgeon do not reflect results. A surgeon should not be selected using costs as the primary factor. It is best to have a consultation with an appropriate suitably credentialed surgeon who enjoys a good reputation.
You should feel comfortable that the surgeon is knowledgeable, experienced, has a reputation for good results. If you establish a good rapport with this surgeon and if the fees are affordable, schedule the surgery. Within a range, most surgeons’ fees are roughly comparable. I would be cautious selecting a surgeon whose fees are extraordinarily high or extraordinarily low.
Geography, Overhead and Corporate greed vs. Ethical Surgeons are factors
Excellent answers to your question as always.
A long story short is indeed that the more highly skilled and technical work that is required the more the surgery will cost.
Geography is an important factor in costs as certain areas (NYC, Beverly Hills, London) have higher than average practice overheads and these need to be accounted for. In return though Surgeons who choose to practice in these areas tend to thrive in the competitive environment and can deliver to you what you pay for.
As for the heavily marketed Corporate ventures, remember that they spend a lot of money on advertising and running several offices -- this adds up. Their gameplan is to offer lower prices but to make up for it with high volume. While on paper this makes sense, the reality is that this can translate into high pressure sales tactics and more importantly a limited offering of what services they offer to potential patients.
Cost is obviously an important consideration when considering your surgical options, but please don't let it be the only or main one. More important is to do your research and verify that wherever you go and whomever you decide to work with you will be receiving professional, ethical and valuable care from start to finish.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.