The first step to deciding having a cosmetic surgery, once you have decided that you would like one, is to get a gauge of how much the procedure will cost. Once you know that you would like to have a facelift done, you need to know how much the facelift costs.
The Cost of the Surgery
Prices for a facelift will vary widely, depending on the level of experience of the surgeon. When choosing a surgeon, it is important to find one that is experienced, board certified, and makes you feel comfortable and confident. These factors are more important than the overall cost.
According to data from a 2018 study by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, a facelift costs an average of $7,655. This amount is an average price though. Factors such as the type of procedure used, the geographic location, and the surgeon's experience can change this price. Always check in with potential surgeons to see what the cost of the procedure will be.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeon's average estimates only the cost of the procedure. This means that expenses such as anaesthesia, operating room facilities, follow up care or other costs. As a patient, you may also incur other expenses related to the facelift such as medications after the procedure, medical tests, post-surgery garments, and facility costs.
Since cosmetic surgery is not considered medically necessary by most insurance companies, it is unlikely that the cost of the facelift will be covered under your normal insurance. To help accommodate their patients, many surgeons will offer financing plans or other repayment options. These make the overall cost more manageable and break the large sum into smaller payments over time. It is always a good idea to talk to your surgeon about the financing options that are available through his or her office.
Picking Your Surgeon
When deciding on your cosmetic surgeon, be sure to think about the level of comfort and care first. Although cost can be a limiting factor, it is always best to find the doctor that best manages your needs and makes you feel comfortable, confident, and well cared for. Be sure to ask a lot of questions about what care is provided before and after the surgery, as well as how much those treatments cost. Once you have a good idea of the expense, you can start looking into options for payment and financing.