The cost of a facelift can vary dramatically depending on the complexity of your procedure, your surgeon's fees, and other expenses such as anesthesia and postoperative care. Facelift cost is a very serious consideration, and Dr. Fredric Newman in Darien, CT, can provide you with an estimate for the cost of treatment, as well as financing options that can place the cost of a facelift comfortably within your budget.
Extent of Treatment
The term “facelift” actually refers to a variety of procedures that can be performed alone or in combination to meet a patient’s unique needs. A mini facelift is intended to lift sagging jowls and provide better definition in the jaw. A brow lift targets the upper third of the face. A mid facelift treats the area surrounding the mouth, nose, and eyes. A full facelift can combine aspects of all of these procedures, including a neck lift to rejuvenate the area between the chin and collar.
You should never compromise your facelift goals in the interest of saving money.
Dr. Newman completely customizes each facelift he performs. A larger treatment area will result in more time spent in the operating room, which will increase your surgical cost. Meanwhile, secondary facelift procedures are more expensive than initial surgeries because they are more complex.
Additional Factors Affecting Cost
In addition to the extent of the treatment you desire, the cost of a facelift also depends on:
- Pre- and post-op visits
- Surgical fees
- Anesthesia cost
- Medications such as pain relievers
Many surgeons operate in hospitals or ambulatory surgical centers, and these third-party venues charge facility fees. Dr. Newman has his own fully accredited surgical center. While the cost of maintaining the center does factor in the cost of a facelift, it is significantly more economical than undergoing surgery in a third-party facility.