By: Dr. Michael Pasquale

Facelift Price Ranges

A facelift procedure is something a man or woman does when they experience sagging of the face, wrinkling or increased folds in the face. Rather than be stuck with the signs of aging, an individual finds a good plastic surgeon to do a rhytidectomy known commonly as a “facelift”. A facelift procedure is a great way to turn back time by ten to fifteen years, on average. As facelift surgeries are considered plastic or cosmetic surgeries, they are not covered under any usual insurance plan. For this reason, you need to consider that you’ll have to think about the cost of facelifting before scheduling one.

Given the fact that the term “facelift” can be a fairly generic term, it must be clearly understood that there are a multitude of facelift surgeries. It is very difficult to pin down an exact price for precisely what you need personally. It’s not always one size fits all. The bulk of information you will find regarding facelift prices are going to reference just your vanilla facelift surgery.

Common Facelift Price Ranges

Below prices do not include the anesthesia or operating room cost.

  • Facelift – $6,000 to $20,000 USD.
  • Skin Only Facelift – $6,000 to $8,000 USD.
  • SMAS Facelift – $8,000 to $12,000 USD.
  • Deep Plane Facelift – $10,000 to $16,000 USD.
  • Brow Lift – $8,000 to $10,000 USD.
  • Neck Lift – $6,000 to $8,000 USD (basic necklift).

Facelift Surgery Cost Breakdown

Plastic surgery procedures can be confusing to many people as a result of the different methods in which they are quoted or listed on various websites. If you go to a typical website and look for average prices for a facelift, they are only listing a portion of the final cost. That portion is the surgeon’s fee (which is the bulk of the facelift surgery price), but there are typically several other fees which may add up in the end, and produce quite a shock if your caught unaware.

Beware of hidden fees when researching plastic surgery prices.

There are some good resources on the internet for researching the average cost of plastic surgery procedures in the USA. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons releases aggregate data for their specific (dues paying) group of plastic surgeons, which can be a reliable indicator of average national prices for plastic surgery procedures. Please be aware that many of these averages can differ greatly from Hawaii or your particular area, as they are merely averages calculated across the entire nation.

2018 Average Surgeon / Physician Fees

How much does a facelift cost?

When evaluating a surgical fee quote, be sure to consider the following points:

  • Is the facelift quote the surgeon’s fee only? Does it include anesthesia?
  • The price of facial cosmetic procedures varies widely depending on the type of procedure chosen. To give you some idea, a face lift, on average, can cost from $5,000 to $10,000 U.S. dollars. Anything less and you need to question why it is so inexpensive. (Does the surgeon need the experience so he/she lowers the price?) Obviously, less involved procedures – those that do not, for example, require general anesthesia or full surgery – will cost less.
  • Ask your surgeon what the arrangements are if a revision is needed. Will he or she charge you a full fee or just cost? Although revisions are generally not common, they are a possibility and it is important to understand how your surgeon will charge you for them.
  • Does the fee include the facility cost?
  • Does the fee include any and all types of compression garments or dressings?
  • Does the fee include any of the possibly required labs or blood testing?
  • Does the fee include post operative drugs or prescriptions?

There are websites that promise very cheap prices, but remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Can you put a price tag on your health or appearance? If you are interested in learning more about the specific costs associated with a facial cosmetic procedure from Dr. Pasquale, please contact us. Prices differ amongst procedures and may also depend on the surgical techniques you require.

Non Surgical or Trendy Facelift Surgeries

You may come across a few clever sounding marketing pitches for non surgical, no downtime facelifts on the internet. These really are not facelifts at all. There are not too many of these procedures which can replace or compare to a traditional facelift from a trained and experienced plastic surgeon. Many untrained doctors or cosmetic surgeons (difference between cosmetic & plastic surgeons) perform some of the these “non-surgical” procedures. It’s not to say that they are a waste of time or a scam, it’s just that you should not expect the result you would get with a formal facelift by a well trained plastic surgeon.

Facelift Prices in Hawaii

Facelift in Honolulu Hawaii will be at the middle to upper range as with everything there is the cost of paradise. Take into account the surgeon and the geographic locality when considering the cost of facelift procedures. Some surgeons are highly skilled and have years of experience. They often charge more than a surgeon that has just begun doing complicated or advanced plastic surgery procedures such as a facelift. The geographic location makes a difference as well. Plastic surgeries and the cost of health care in general are more costly in the East Coast and in the West Coast cities. They are cheaper in the middle part of the USA. It may pay to travel to another part of the country to have your same-day procedure stay for a week then fly home.

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Consultations allow a plastic surgeon to evaluate you and answer all the important questions that are impossible to answer otherwise, such as surgery options and surgery prices etc, All consultations are complementary and by appointment only.

Facelift Prices in South America or Asia

Some people travel to other countries for huge reductions in the cost of facelift and other procedures. South Korea, Brazil, Mexico, Thailand and Columbia are popular places to travel, but you don’t get the benefit of American technology, health care standards or oversight. The problem with this is that these tend to be relatively unregulated areas and the surgeries are performed by doctors who don’t use standardized methods in many cases. The result of a foreign facelift can be less than adequate and in some cases they can turn out to be a nightmare. It is not recommended that you travel to foreign countries for facial plastic surgery. Its very difficult to assess the surgeon and credentials vary so much around the world. Remember this is your face and you only have one.

Financing Your Facelift

A person can take out a personal loan, pay out of pocket or use a sponsored payment or financing plan put on by the plastic surgeon. This allows you to pay little by little for the facelift procedure, but you may have to pay interest on the loan. If your surgeon offers a payment plan, find out if you have to pay for the surgery in full before you have the procedure or if you can continue to make payments after the procedure is over with. In a sense, the surgeon would be trusting that you’ll make all the payments after the surgical procedure is over with.

Facelift Cost at Infinity Life Center

At our international clinics, costs do vary because some are located in Asia and elsewhere. The cost for procedures as mentioned above even in the USA varies on location. At our Hawaii clinic we are very reasonable. Our prices range from 4000 USD on up. Each case is individually priced depending on what you want, what is needed and your budget. We can usually find a solution be it non surgical or surgical for your circumstance. The best way to know the cost is to come in for a complimentary consultation and speak with one of our plastic surgeons. He or she can go over every detail of your procedure. The senior leadership of our clinic Dr. Michael Pasquale has over 25 years of experience and is very mindful of cost considerations yet will not compromise quality. You will know with our team what you will be getting and what it will cost. So if you’re curious or if you’re at the point of making a decision you should see our clinic and the surgeons of the Infinity Life Center for your facelift and its cost.

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