Thanks to advancements in science, you can now extend your youth as long as you want. A facelift is one of the most effective anti-aging surgeries because it turns back the clock by several years or even decades. A facelift is a costly financial investment, but it’s well worth it because the results last for many, many years to come.
Clinically called a rhytidectomy, facelift surgery gently “lifts” your facial skin upwards, removing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, while also making your skin look taut and youthful. It gives your face a youthful contour by removing sagging skin, jowls, and other signs of aging. The primary objective of facelift surgery is to make your face look youthful and taut.
However, when considering facelift surgery, most people are concerned about the financial investment. A facelift is an incredibly personalized procedure, so there’s not always an easy way to give a definitive answer without a prior personal consultation. However, we can discuss the average cost of facelift surgery and the factors determining the cost of facelift surgery.
What’s the national average cost of a facelift?
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the national average cost of facelift surgery is $7,467, as of 2019. However, this apparent national average cost of a facelift can be misleading because (as the ASPS states in their own data), it doesn’t include the cost of anesthesia, operating room expenses, nor does it particularly consider the quality of treatment.
Patients should also consider that a facelift is an incredibly personalized procedure requiring a high degree of expertise, skills, and artistry. Going to an inferior or “less-costly” cosmetic surgeon may lead to disastrous results that look fake. Inferior cosmetic surgeons are likely to make your skin look too tight, blown back, or shiny, while also increasing the risk of infections. And that is more costly in the long run.
Patients who opt for cheaper facelift procedures and surgeons often need revision procedures to rectify some of the complications caused by a previous facelift surgery. You must contact a well-reputed and highly-qualified plastic surgeon, even if they’re a lot more expensive.
What are the factors influencing the cost of facelift surgery?
- Number of Additional Procedures: Most people opt for facelift surgery along with a brow lift, neck lift, eyelid surgery, or other related procedures. The total cost of your facelift surgery will depend on the number of additional procedures requested.
- Type of Procedure: Dr. Repta specializes in various types of facelifts, including SMAS facelift, deep plane facelift, mini facelift, and non-surgical facelift. The precise cost of your facelift surgery will depend on the type of facelift surgery necessary.
- Related Expenses: The total cost of facelift surgery includes other surgery-related expenses, including the anesthesia fees, surgical facility fees, cost of prescription medications, etc.
- Anesthesiologist Fees: Most cosmetic surgeons prefer bringing in a professional anesthesiologist during the surgery. The overall cost of the facelift surgery will also include the anesthesiologist’s fees.
- Reputation & Expertise: The cost of facelift surgeries varies widely based on the cosmetic surgeon's reputation and expertise. However, you must opt for reputable and experienced plastic surgeons who can guarantee results.
What’s the cost of facelift surgery with Dr. Remus Repta?
The cost of facelift surgery with Dr. Repta ranges from $14,000 to $19,000. Rates will vary from patient to patient, depending on the concerns they present with.
Dr. Repta is a highly-qualified, experienced, and board-certified plastic surgeon in Scottsdale. During your consultation, Dr. Repta will carefully examine your face, study your skin type, take photographs, and discuss your expectations to curate the ideal treatment plan. We can only provide an accurate quote for your facelift surgery after the evaluation.