Facelift Surgery (Rhytidectomy)
Appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on the face can make a person look older than their actual age. This condition may not only occur due to aging, but also other factors such as genetics, sun exposure, and weight fluctuations. Facelift cosmetic surgery is the most definitive and lasting solution to reduce the signs of aging and restore a rejuvenated and more youthful looking face.
It is important to choose a reputed facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon with necessary experience in facelift and other procedures. During the initial consultations, the facial plastic surgeon will discuss various aspects of the procedure, including its estimated costs. Patients in Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, CA, and surrounding communities have an opportunity to receive facelift and other facial and neck procedures from Dr. Eric Yavrouian.
Facelift Cost Factors
Facelift costs can vary from one practice to another based on several factors. In some cases, the cost may also vary between two patients at the same practice.
Location of the Practice
The cost of living index typically differs from one state to another, which will have an impact on the average costs of most types of goods and services, including facelift cosmetic surgery. For instance, the cost of facelift in Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, CA, and nearby locations may not be the same as the cost in say, Detroit, MI.
Fee of the Plastic Surgeon
The fee charged by a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon may vary based on their qualifications, experience and reputation in the field of face and neck procedures. According to the recommendations of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), patients should view surgeon’s fee only as a secondary factor while making a choice of a suitable plastic surgeon.
Anesthesia and Surgical Facility Costs
A full facelift surgery may be performed using general anesthesia, which will involve the fee of the anesthesiologist. This fee can vary according to the anesthesiologist’s skills and experience. If the facelift surgery is performed at a state of the art surgical facility with experienced staff and advanced technologies, the cost may vary a little in comparison to an average operating room.
The average cost of a facelift surgery in the US may range between $9,000 and $16,000, depending on several factors as discussed above. The length and complexity of a particular case will also influence the overall cost. If the facelift surgery is performed in conjunction with a neck lift or upper face procedures, the cost may go up.
Facial implants, grafting and facial fat transfer may also be involved in a facelift, which can push up the total cost of the surgery. On the other hand, some patients may need only a minor facial enhancement through a mini facelift surgery. This procedure may only cost in the range of $5,000 to $9,000.
Insurance and Financing
Facelift costs are usually not covered by health insurance because it is an elective surgery. However, most patients are eligible for financing through bank loans, financing through medical care finance firms, support from family and friends, credit card payments, and even crowd funding.
For more information about treatments and procedures by Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Eric J. Yavrouian, serving patients in and around Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank and the Greater Los Angeles, CA area call 818-241-2150 or click here to contact him for a consultation.