How Much Does a Full Face Lift Cost?
- Asked by Eva S in Seattle, WA
- 4 years ago
I'm about to start scheduling consultations for a full face lift, but I'm curious about the range of prices I should expect to hear from surgeons.
Quality for face lift, not savings
I am torn to answer this question. There are surgeons in my neighborhood who charge unbelievably high prices because of the perception that they are better doctors because they charge such heigh prices. But this is not the case - many of these guys are PR machines.
Find a doctor who performs many quality facelifts. Choose two or three doctors and go for consultations. See who understands you and listens to you. Look at there photo books - if they don't show you photos then go find someone who does!
The cost of a facelift will of course depend on the parts done - but the doctors fees can range from $5000 to $15000. More than that and you should look elsewhere unless you feel that paying more always gets you more. In that case, have fun!
Face Lift Costs?
In the Minneapolis Metro area facelifts average between $6000 to $12,000 depending on who you are seeing and what needs to be addressed.
Web reference: http://www.mpsmn.com/html/facelift.html
When considering facial rejuvenation procedures, the doctors credentials and experience should be a paramount concern, followed by your rapport with the surgeon. Select a surgeon that explains answers to your questions thoroughly and with adequate explanations.
Fees should only be compared for like procedures, and between surgeons with the same experience level. Most patients who see me after a facelift who are disappointed shopped for price instead of an experienced surgeon, and they all regret it.
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Full Face Lift Cost
Most surgeons refer to Facelift as a procedure that addresses the neck, jawline, jowls, and to some degree the mid-face. This procedure will typically cost $8,000-$20,000 (including anesthesia and facility fees), depending on who you see and what region of the country you are located in. A browlift is a procedure that addresses forehead lines and raises brows, while a Blepharoplasty will remove excess eyelid skin and/or fat. These procedures have additional charges, but most surgeons offer some degree of multiple procedure discount.
As other surgeons have noted on this topic, price of a procedure is important but definitely should be weighted well below the quality and reputation of the surgeon. A prospective patient is going to spend thousands of dollars, regardless of which surgeon is chosen. Patients want a good result, a good experience, and quality care in this process. If a surgeon or company offers a great bargain on a procedure, you can safely assume that shortcuts will be taken in the procedure, the instruction, and/ or the after care of the patient(s) treatment. Since Facelift requires a lot of preoperative explanation, requires several hours in the operating room, and requires a certain degree of healing and recovery time, choose more with wisdom than thrift.
The Average Surgeon Fee for a Facelift is $6,607.00
If you are considering facelift surgery it is very important that you consult with plastic surgeons comprehensively trained in all types of facial cosmetic procedures.
As you explore prices across the country you will find that the cost for different types of cosmetic procedures varies from one geographic location to the next. You will also find that it will vary from doctor to doctor. Additionally, there are several different types of facelift procedures. Some procedures are more invasive than others and take more time to perform. These procedures will cost more than a less invasive procedure that requires less time to perform.
Recent statistics published by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery report that the average surgeon fee for facelift is $6,607. This does not include a charge for using the facility nor does it include any associated anesthesia charges. In general, you should expect to hear ranges between $6,000 and possibly upward to $20,000.
Full face lift - comparing apples with apples
One of the main factors is that you have to make sure you are comparing apples with apples.
For example if a 60 year old woman goes to an experienced face lift surgeon she may receive a shocking face lift estimate of $25-30k but this will include:
- Brow lift
- Eyelid lift
- Facial fat grafting to multiple regions
- Deep plane face lift
- Neck lift with platysmaplasty
The same woman may go to one of the face lift Mills that advertise on TV and may get a price quote for $5k for a ‘face lift’. This may seem like a great deal but when you break it down:
- Brow lift → not performed
- Eyelid lift → not performed
- Facial fat grafting → not performed
- Deep plane face lift → not performed (a mini lift performed instead)
- Neck lift with platysmaplasty → not performed
Fees for a Facelift, or any Surgery for that Matter.
When you consider any procedure, or if you are wanting a consultation, I would first discuss this with medical professionals you trust. Word of mouth can be a great way to know where to start.
Once you find a qualified individual, you will know that we have your best interest at heart and will have pricing in line with our experience and outcomes. Essentially all surgeons should fall within about 20% of one another. Some variability might occur based on expenses that are related to facilities, anesthesia, etc.
One really great source is by reviewing the American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery Site. There is a questionnaire each year and the results are published widely. This summarizes what is happening in the US and will give the average surgeon's fees for each procedure.
Thanks for the great question!
How much does a full facelift cost
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://michaellawmd.com
Facelifts can be less expensive at a University Medical Center
I practice in Manhattan, and Face lifts here can be extremely expensive. Since we do not have the overhead expenses as our colleagues do up on Park Avenue, we are able to offer face lifts at a much more affordable price. Don't be afraid to get 2nd and 3rd opinions, and I would not allow cost to be the only issue guiding your decision. After all, it's your face and you should only trust it to an expert.
Cost of a facelift
It's very important to make sure everyone is speaking the same language. A facelift is a general term that might include a face lift, neck lift, browlift etc. Prices vary significantly depending on the geographic area and what exactly is meant by a facelift. Hope that helps.
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