Facelift Cost Depends on the Extent of the Procedure.
A facelift is a highly individualized procedure. There is no “one size fits all’. One would require a thorough consultation with a plastic surgeon to determine the appropriate technique or combination of procedures to best achieve their goals. A facelift by itself may not produce the desired result.
A Facelift usually does not include the brow, the eyes, facial implants, liposuction, fat grafting or fillers, which are other procedures that may further enhance the outcome of a facelift.
During a consultation with Dr. Rafizadeh he will discuss your surgical goals and options with you. He will evaluate your medical history, take photos and explain the risks and complications, so that you are comfortable and confident with making an informed decision. His friendly office staff will provide you with the cost of a facelift in writing and answer any additional questions that you may have.
When you are given a quote for facelift cost be sure that the quote includes the cost of the operating room and the anesthesia fees if an anesthesiologist is required. These fees are based upon the estimated time it will take for the procedure to be done. Depending on which procedures are being performed the time frame may be anywhere from two to five hours long. If an anesthesiologist is need for special monitoring or heavy sedation, this will cost more than a local anesthetic. Dr. Rafizadeh routinely performs his facelift procedures under a local anesthesia with moderate sedation given by a specialized nurse under his direction, unless there is a medical reason where an anesthesiologist is required or the patient requests to have heavy sedation. One should never select a plastic surgeon based upon fees. The experience as well as the reputation of the surgeon is most important and remember to always choose a board certified plastic surgeon. The local anesthesia option beside being safer and resulting in a quicker recovery, but it saves the patient between two to three thousand dolors in facelift cost. The facelift cost could range between $7,000 to $15,000 depending on the extent of the surgery with average cost being $10000 for the face and the neck. Remember that the perfect facelift is priceless as you will live with the results the rest of your life and enjoy it every day.