Facelift is a comprehensive surgical procedure performed by a cosmetic surgeon to reduce the facial signs of aging and restore a younger looking face. At the time of initial consultation, the surgeon will explain various pros and cons of facelift surgery and will also discuss the estimated costs of the procedure. The primary goal is to help the patient make an informed choice.
Dr. Paul McCluskey is a dedicated plastic surgeon providing facelift and various other procedures of the breast, body and face. Dr. McCluskey will address all queries of the patient accurately and in adequate detail during the consultation. He provides facelift surgery to patients in Atlanta, GA and surrounding communities.
The costs of facelift procedure will normally vary from one surgical practice to another. In some cases, the monetary amount may also vary between two patients at the same practice. The following key factors can impact the overall price tag of the facelift:
Geographical location of the practice of the cosmetic surgeon can make an important difference to the cost of facelift. Major urban centers as well as cities around the coastal regions usually have a higher cost of living, which will influence the average costs of most products and services, including surgery.
Median income of households, real estate prices, local taxation and other elements will be different from one place to another. For instance, the cost of facelift surgery in Atlanta, GA may not be the same as the cost in, say, Oklahoma City.
Extent of Facelift Surgery
The facelift surgical plan will vary from one patient to another depending on their facial anatomy, extent of sagging facial skin or loss of volume, and the patient’s personal aesthetic goals. Major improvements in the face may require a deep plane lift or combination of surgical and non-surgical techniques.
On the other hand, some other patients may only require a minimal or subtle lift, which can be achieved through a mini facelift or an in-office facelift, which is less invasive. The costs will differ in both cases.
Whether the surgery is performed at a hospital, private surgical suite or an accredited ambulatory surgical center will make a difference to the overall cost. Anesthesia may be performed by a qualified anesthesiologist or a certified anesthetist nurse. Their fee can differ according to skills and experience.
The fee charged by the plastic surgeon can vary according to their skills, experience, and recognition in the field of facial surgery procedures. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons recommends that patients should choose the right surgeon for their needs, and factors such as surgeon’s fee should only be secondary to such a decision.
Insurance and Financing
A facelift is usually performed for aesthetic reasons. Therefore, the cost will not be covered under the patient’s health plan. However, most patients will be eligible for a variety of financing options to make the payment process easier. Patients can seek financing through professional medical care finance firms, credit cards, bank loans, or personal borrowings.