contemplating getting a lower facelift but wondering price ranges
How Much Does a Lower Face Lift Cost?
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Prices vary widely
Depending on the area you live and on the reputation of the surgeon you go to, the prices for a cheek and neck lift will vary widely. For high quality surgery you could spend between $8,000 and $25,000. Don't base your final decision on whom to go to on price alone. You don't need to go to the very highest priced surgeon to get great results but you certainly won't get the best surgery from the lowest priced doctors.
Web reference: http://www.randcosmeticsurgery.com
Cost of a Lower Facelift
This is a tricky question, because not all facelifts are created equally. A limited lower facelift performed under local anesthesia or in the office will be significantly less expensive than a more complete procedure performed in a surgery center. In the San Francisco Bay Area, surgeon fees for a facelift range from $8000 to over $30,000. As others have said, however, cost should not be your first or only consideration. You should select a qualified, board-certified surgeon, who understands your concerns and goals.
Web reference: http://www.sanfranciscofacialplasticsurgery.com/facelift.php
This is a tricky situation, this surgery can be very effective but you must be a good candidate for it. The decision shouldn't be made by pricing alone but cost is always an issue. You'll find that there are companies that 'fast-track' people in and out of their office for low cost lower facelifts. Most times, those offices aren't board certified plastic surgeons. The surgeries typically look good for the first few months to two years but then the results sag and stretch, the scars widen and wrinkles are oriented in an unusual direction giving the odd, operated looks that you see so often out of hollywood. The reason for it is that lower facelifts can be done very quickly with minimal recovery since not much is done but skin stretching. The skin makes everything look tight...until it fails. Skin has no strength and it will fail.
This is why we do lower face and neck lifts that are more involved than just skin. The deeper structures must be tightened first, then the skin may or may not need to be tightened but it typically sits there in it's new location once the lower face is lifted and some of the extra slack needs to be removed.
Cost varies by surgeon, by geography, by experience, by location, by anesthetic, surgery center, etcetera. You can find this surgery around $8000 just about anywhere. If it's much cheaper. Buyer beware, there's a reason it is so much cheaper than average market value.
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Cost of a lower facelift
Lower facelift costs and options, including Ultherapy in Santa Monica
Facelift methods vary greatly, so a comparison of costs is difficult as you may be comparing apples or oranges. Ultherapy is one option should you desire a non surgical and less costly mini lift.
Raffy Karamanoukian Los Angeles
Web reference: http://www.surgery90210.com/face/17/facelift-surgery.aspx
Lower Facelift Cost--West Palm Beach
The cost of a lower facelift, as with other cosmetic surgery, will vary according to area of the country, experience and reputation of the surgeon, extent of the surgery, where it is performed (in-office surgical suite or outpatient surgery center), and type of anesthesia. In my practice in West Palm Beach, a standard lower facelift would usually cost between $4,500 and $6,500 all-inclusive. This includes the surgeon's fee, the facility charge for operating room personnel and supplies, and the anesthesiologist's fee. This is a general range, and the actual fee could be slightly lower (less than $4,000) or higher depending on various factors. Remember that a lower facelift is more than just a necklift. It includes work on the neck and the lower half of the cheek.
Web reference: http://www.pbplasticsurgery.com
Average cost of lower facelift
There are many variables when factoring the cost of a lower facelift. The complexity of the surgery and the included components, the credentials of your board certified plastic surgeon, the use of local or general anesthetic, and finally the geographical location of your surgeon. Our average lower facelift can range from mid $5000 to mid $10,000. Cost should never be the first factor in your choice. You must consult with a board certified plastic surgeon in order to ensure you will achieve the results you desire.
The expected range will be from $7000 - $20,000 This will vary greatly depending on the complexity, experience and training of the surgeon, and geographical location. For example are we talking about a American Board of Plastic Surgery certified doctor who has done hundreds of these procedures or a dermatologist or oral surgeon who has not undergone a formal residency/fellowship. Is just a simple skin re-draping being done or neck muscle tightening, platysmaplasty, liposuction, submandibular gland reduction, chin augmentation, fat grafting to hollow areas, etc?
There are a number of variables that may effect the complexity and cost of a lower face lift. For example: Is there significant muscle laxity and banding? Is there deep neck fat? Does the chin need to be augmented? Do the submandibular glands need to be trimmed? Is there a need for fat grafting to the face? Will this be done under general anesthesia by an anesthesiologist in a certified surgery center of in the office under local anesthesia? On the other hand the charges for similar procedures on the west coast are much higher in Beverly Hills than Orange County. For example, as a former professor of plastic surgery at a major institution, most of the plastic surgeons I have trained charge more than me because of geographical distribution,
Bottom line: compare apples to apples, in many cases you get what you pay for, and do your homework.
Lower face lift cost
There are a number of variables that may effect the complexity and cost of a lower face lift. For example:
- Is there significant muscle laxity and banding?
- Is there deep neck fat?
- Does the chin need to be augmented?
- Do the submandibular glands need to be trimmed?
- Is there a need for fat grafting to the face?
Lower facelift pricing
The thing about facelift procedures is that they are individualized to patient need so the prices can vary, unlike breast augmentation, for example, which has a consistent price. In my practice in New York, a lower facelift would start at $7000 including anesthesia and facility fees. I would caution patients against fly-in/fly-out doctors at corporate practices with heavy marketing exposure. Many of these physicians are not board certified, not plastic surgeons and are trained to perform operations about which they know very little. Worse yet, since they don't have a full body of knowledge in cosmetic surgery, they perform the same operation on everyone, whether or not it is appropriate. You will get a much better assessment of what procedure is right for you by seeing an independent, board certified plastic surgeon in private practice. Good luck to you!
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.
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