Half Priced Facelift

In Michigan a doctor is doing discount facelifts, says he'll do a mini-facelift for $2,600. Does a doctor have to cut corners to lower the price this much, or is it really not that expensive to do this procedure?

Doctor Answers 19

Discount facelift

Consider all of the fees that make up the cost of a facelift: anesthesia costs, anesthesiologist, surgical facility fees, surgeon fees, etc. It would be quite difficult to cover all of these costs at such a discounted price. Obviously, something needs to be cut back. I would recommend asking the doctor how they managed to get this discount.

Toronto Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 176 reviews


Bargain basement prices often leave you in the basement with results.  Caveat emptor. If it sounds too good it probably is.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

Cheap facelift poor out comes

Dear pateint, First find out the doctor 's qualifications. I have seen bad and cheap face lifts done by emergency medicine doctors. Those individuals had to pay additional fees to correct what was done before. Make sure he or she is board certified surgeon.

Kevin Sadati, DO
Orange County Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 204 reviews

Discounted facelifts

Having a discounted mini facelift is not a good idea. You need to choose a surgeon who is very well experienced in facial and cosmetic surgery such as a board certified facial cosmetic surgeon. It is important to have a board certified physician anesthesiologist in attendance during the procedure while you are asleep. It is also important to have this done in a certified ambulatory surgery center. A mini-lift is only going to give mini results.

William Portuese, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 143 reviews

Cheap Facelift

I would be very skeptical. 1)Find out exactly what is done. 2) Ask to see results at least one year post-op. 3)Inquire re the surgeon's training and certification. 4) Check with the Medical Board of Michigan. 4) Have other consultations. Buyer Beware!

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 38 reviews

Discount Facelift? Buyer Beware

I would be very wary of any Surgeon charging $2600 for a Facelift.  To give you perspective, $2600 will not cover the cost of anesthesia and facility in my practice.  A Facelift is not a commodity, but a procedure that requires technical skill, artistry, good judgment, combined with excellent postoperative care.  My advice would be: don't walk.......run as far away from that situation as possible.  Instead, make your decision based on the character of the Surgeon and his individual practice, your satisfaction with his/her postoperative photos, and general word of mouth.

Stephen Prendiville, MD
Fort Myers Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 93 reviews

Cost of facelift

The price for a facelift should not be the primary factor in choosing your plastic surgeon. Rather, make sure to check whether he/she is qualified, board certified, and trained in an appropriate specialty to perform the surgery.

Olivia Hutchinson, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 8 reviews

"Discount" FaceLifts and other Myths

PT Barnum was wrong: One (a sucker) is NOT born every minutes. Many MORE are born every second.

Most intelligent shoppers are too poor to afford buying cheap. This holds in spades in Plastic Surgery where any potential savings made by using a NON-Plastic Surgeons would cost a LOT more to fix. IF it is even fixable.

Questions for you to consider:
- WHY would anyone sell something of value for a discount?
1. Because it is NOT of value (just like the fake Rolexes and designer bags sold on street corners in NY...) - it is misrepresented in quality or value
2. Because the doctor is either NOT a licensed doctor or is NOT certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (THE ONLY ABMS dedicated to certify Plastic surgeons in the US)

and most likely both.

To know everything you need to know about such Cosmetic Surgery Deals and Bargains, follow the link below -

Dr. Aldea

Peter A. Aldea, MD
Memphis Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 108 reviews

Beware of Cheap Face Lift Surgery

As the saying goes, If it is too good to be true, it is...

You would be most happy if you have your face lift performed by a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. I have seen many patients with very bad results, and unsightly scars as result of cheap surgery. It is difficult if not impossible to correct some of these complications.

Proceed with caution.

Good Luck

Ali Sajjadian, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 195 reviews

Half Price - Be Careful.....


Check this surgeon out carefully. Most of us cannot provide such inexpensive (relatively speaking) care. Overhead is high in plastic surgery. 

Is he or she experienced? Qualified? That rate is less than that paid by my patients when I was a resident (in training.)

Best Regards,

John Di Saia MD

John P. Di Saia, MD
Orange Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 27 reviews

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