A facelift has remained one of the most sought after cosmetic surgery procedures in the US over the last many years. Innovations in surgical techniques and technology have helped to make facelift more effective and less invasive. At the time of initial consultation for facelift, the surgeon will educate the patient on all aspects of the procedure, including its costs.
Cost is an important element of consideration for many patients, particularly because the procedure is elective and will not be covered by health insurance. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Amir Nasir provides facelift and various other surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures to patients in New Haven, Westport, CT and other areas across this part of the country.
Factors Influencing the Sticker Price
The monetary amount of facelift plastic surgery can vary from one practice to another, and may sometimes even vary between two patients at the same practice. Several factors will go into determining the actual price tag of the procedure.
Where the practice is located will have an impact on the overall dollar amount of a facelift. Leading metropolitan areas and prime cities typically have a higher living cost index, which will affect the average cost of most types of products and services, including the costs of a cosmetic procedure such as facelift.
On the other hand, the average costs are generally lower in smaller towns and interior locations due to lower real estate costs, lesser average household incomes, and other factors.
Choice of Facelift Technique
Some patients may require substantive enhancement of the face due to sagging skin and weak underlying facial muscles. In such cases, a deep plane facelift technique may be applied. Additional procedures such as facial liposuction, fat transfer, implants, neck lift or upper face procedures may also be performed in some cases.
On the other hand, a few patients may only require a maintenance procedure in the form of a partial or mini facelift. The price tag will be impacted by the extent and type of facial surgery performed.
Anesthesia and Surgical Facility Financial Factors
A traditional facelift surgery will usually be performed using general anesthesia. This will involve the fee of anesthesiologist or a registered anesthetist nurse, who may charge differently according to their qualifications. Facelift surgery may be performed at a hospital, an accredited surgical center, or a private surgical suite. Costs and benefits in each option will vary.
The cosmetic surgeon may charge a fee according to their skills, training and experience. Board certified plastic surgeons typically invest in the best quality standards and practices, adopt advanced surgical techniques and technology, pursue continuing education and follow the latest safety protocols. Therefore, patients should ideally choose the best possible surgeon for a sensitive and complicated procedure such as facelift.
Third Party Financing
Several professional medical care finance firms offer specially designed loans for elective procedures such as facelift surgery. These loans usually offer quick approvals, lower interest rates, and smaller monthly installments of up to 60 months. Dr. Nasir receives patients from New Haven, Westport, CT, and nearby areas for facelift and various other procedures.
Dr. Nasir is a Cosmetic Surgeon in Fairfield County serving the towns of Westport and Fairfield locally as well as surrounding communities. We also serve patients from all over Connecticut, regionally, including many from New York City, as as well as international patients.