A facelift procedure is performed to reduce signs of facial aging in the lower two-thirds of the face. There are various techniques available that tighten the skin and remove any of this excess skin to restore a more youthful complexion. Facelift procedures are an extremely common cosmetic procedure in the United States and one of the main factors to consider is how much the procedure will cost and how you can finance the surgery. This blog aims to provide potential facelift patients with information on the average cost of the various facelift techniques and the financing options.
- Facelift Cost
- Mini Facelift Cost
- Deep Plane Facelift Cost
- Vampire Facelift Cost
- How Long Does A Facelift Last?
- Non-surgical Facelift Cost
- Financing A Facelift Procedure
A facelift procedure is designed to reduce signs of facial aging such as reducing the appearance of wrinkles and sagging in the lower two-thirds of the face. According to RealSelf, the average cost of a facelift is over $12,200. However, this cost will significantly vary for patients, and factors that impact the cost of a Facelift include:
- The facelift technique
- If another surgery is combined with the facelift
- Hospital or operating room charges
- Experience and expertise of surgeon
- Surgery location
- Aftercare products
- Consultations and check-up appointments
- Post procedure complications
Many patients choose to combine a facelift with another facial procedure since a facelift only addresses the lower two-thirds of the face, many patients choose to undergo a brow lift or blepharoplasty procedure as well. For more information on the cost of blepharoplasty procedures, you can read our blog ‘The Average Cost Of A Blepharoplasty Procedure In Dallas‘.
Mini Facelift Cost
A mini facelift procedure uses a very similar technique to full facelift procedures but is less extensive and so uses fewer incisions. This means that the results are less significant and the procedure is more suitable for patients with more mild concerns of facial sagging. This is why this procedure is cheaper than other types of facelift techniques. Realself state that the average cost of a mini facelift procedure is over $7,100.
Deep Plane Facelift Cost
A deep plane facelift is a type of full facelift procedure that is performed across the entire lower two-thirds of the face. It is thought to be the most effective procedure for addressing significant facial sagging and removing wrinkles.
RealSelf states that the average cost for a deep plane facelift is over $14,300 and the average end of the price range is $23,000. Although the cost of this technique is usually higher than for other types of facelifts, deep plane facelifts have an extremely high worth it rating of 99% on RealSelf despite being more expensive.
Vampire Facelift Cost
A vampire facelift uses completely different techniques to the types of facelifts explained above. It is a non-invasive procedure that consists of injected plasma and hydro acid into the face. For this reason, it is much cheaper than a surgical facelift and according to Healthline costs an average of $1,500- $2,000. However, patients often need more than one treatment and the results only tend to last for around a year so patients should weigh up whether it would be cheaper in the long run to undergo one surgical procedure.
How Long Does A Facelift Last?
This is an important question for many patients when considering undergoing any surgery. The cost of a facelift is large and so most patients want to be sure that the price is worth it for the procedure. Facelift procedures can produce permanent results as the excess skin is permanently removed from the face. This does not mean that further signs of aging won’t occur on the face, but they will be far less significant than if a facelift had not been undertaken. This is why facelifts have a 93% worth it rating on RealSelf and mini facelifts have a 95% worth it rating.
Non-surgical Facelift Cost
There are various facelift techniques available that do not use surgical methods. These non-surgical procedures tend to be most suitable for patients with more minimal concerns as the results will be less significant than from a surgical procedure.
Various non-surgical procedures such as using fillers, skin tightening treatments such as ultherapy which uses ultrasound to stimulate and lift the deeper layers of the skin. According to Healthline skin tightening procedures such as ultrasound treatments tend to cost about $2,000. This initial price is cheaper than a surgical facelift but surgical procedures tend to be more cost-effective over time. Non-surgical treatments tend to last for a few months up to a year and so to keep the result, multiple procedures would need to be performed and the cost would quickly add up.
Financing A Facelift Procedure
Insurance providers do not cover the costs of most patients’ facelift procedures as they are an elective procedure undertaken for purely aesthetic reasons. This means that the majority of patients have to fund the entire procedure themselves. This is why most surgeons offer a variety of financing options so that patients can pay for their surgery in smaller installments.
Dr. Liland offers financial plans for his Dallas facelift patients from companies including CareCredit, Alphaeon Credit, Lending USA, and PatientFi. These companies provide loans and various monthly payment plans so that patients can pay for their procedure in manageable amounts at a time. For more information on the financing companies, Dr. Liland offers you can view our Financing Page.
The cost of a cosmetic procedure and how you are going to finance it is one of the most important aspects to consider before deciding to undergo surgery. It is important that potential facelift patients spend time researching how they can finance their procedure as well as research the surgical techniques, the recovery period, and any potential risks of undergoing the surgery.
If you are interested in undergoing a facelift procedure you should book to see a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon specialising in facelift procedures. You can book a facelift consultation with Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Liland who has 30 years of experience in performing cosmetic procedures.
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