Facelift cost depends on a number of factors including the techniques used, the surgeon's specialties and experience, anesthesia, follow-up care, and surgical venue fees. Roger J. Oldham, M.D.
can help you understand facelift cost
during a consultation at his Bethesda, MD
, practice. He works with patients to create a treatment plan that meets their goals, and provides financing options to place the cost of a facelift within their budget. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Oldham, contact our practice today
Your cost is greatly affected by the extent of your treatment. Providing the results you want may require more than one type of facelift, as well as additional pre- or post-operative procedures.
Experience & Specialties
More experienced plastic surgeons tend to charge higher fees due to their reputation and established success. This is largely because a surgeon with more experience and a history of delivering beautiful results is more likely to provide the enhancement you desire. When you consider the high cost of revision surgery, choosing a more experienced surgeon can actually save you money in the long run, and provide much greater satisfaction.
Additionally, patients should understand that "facelift" actually refers to many procedures, and many surgeons choose to specialize in just one or a few of these kinds of facelift procedures at their practice. Either through additional certification or sheer experience, these surgeons are more qualified to perform procedures in their specialty, and will often charge higher rates.
Additional procedures are often helpful or even essential to meeting your goals for facelift surgery. Complementing your facelift with other non-surgical treatments can help you achieve an even more dramatic enhancement:
- Chemical Peel: A chemical mixture applied to skin to eliminate dead skin cells and stimulate regeneration of new epidermis, or outer skin cells.
- BOTOX® Cosmetic: An injectable treatment that reduces fine lines and wrinkles.
- Blepharoplasty: Eyelid lift surgery for removing excess skin and fat from the upper and lower eyelids.
- Microdermabrasion: An exfoliation treatment in which dead skin cells are removed to reveal healthy skin underneath.
For almost every facelift procedure, either local or general anesthesia is used. Local anesthesia will always cost less than general anesthesia. The cost also differs according to who administers general anesthesia. An anesthesiologist will charge a higher hourly rate than a nurse.
There are two standard surgical venue options. A hospital, but surgeons usually only choose this venue for extensive procedures, or for patients at a higher risk of complications. Ambulatory surgical centers are privately owned venues designed for outpatient procedures, and they sometimes cost less than a hospital.
Dr. Oldham will explain the cost of providing your desired results, and work with you to establish a financing plan that places the enhancement you envision within your budget. If you would like to discuss the cost of a facelift with a knowledgeable and experienced plastic surgeon, contact our practice today
and schedule a consultation.