Cost Components to a Facelift Surgery

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Posted on May 4, 2017 under Facelift

What will a facelift set you back financially?

Cosmetic Surgery Associates in Bethesda, MD, and McLean, VA, provide advanced procedures such as facelifts, in addition to breast surgery procedures, including breast augmentation and breast lifts. Patients in Fairfax, Alexandria, VA, Chevy Chase, Rockville, MD, and nearby areas can receive safe, proven, and effective plastic surgery procedures at the practice. Cost is an important aspect of any cosmetic surgery procedure, and patients should be aware of all the costs associated with a particular procedure at the time of choosing the treatment.

Cost Components

The cost of a facelift is a combination of several components, each of which may vary from one practice to another or even from one patient to another at the same practice. Some of the key cost components are as follows:

Surgeon’s Fee

The fee of the plastic surgeon will be an important component of the overall cost of a facelift. The surgeon may charge the fee according to his or her qualifications, experience, and reputation in performing facelift surgery. The American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS) recommends that patients should opt for the right surgeon for their needs, and treat the surgeon’s fee only as a secondary consideration in this choice.

Anesthesia Costs

Full facelift surgery is typically performed as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation. The fee charged by the anesthesiologist can vary according to their skills and experience.

Costs of Surgical Facility

The costs of the surgical facility where the facelift surgery is performed will form a significant component of the overall costs. The procedure should ideally be performed in a state-of-the-art operating room where high-quality personalized care can be provided to the patient, and the best results can be achieved.

Other Costs

When preparing an estimate of facelift costs, the patient should also take into account seemingly smaller costs such as the cost of medical tests, prescription drugs, and post-operative consultations with the surgeon. As an aggregate, these small costs can turn out to be a significant cost component.

Average Cost of the Facelift Procedure

Some patients may give the nod for a more comprehensive procedure, which includes a full facelift as well as upper face procedures such as forehead lift or eyelid lift. In some cases, facial fat transfer, chin implants, rhinoplasty, or grafting may also be involved, which will escalate the costs.

Insurance and Financing

Facelift is usually performed as an elective procedure for aesthetic reasons. Therefore, it will not be covered under the patient’s health plan. Most patients can have the procedure financed through professional medical care finance companies, and pay for the treatment in convenient installments. The surgeon’s office may be able to provide guidance or assistance about insurance and financing.

If you would like to learn more about plastic surgery procedures performed by Plastic Surgeons Franklin D. Richards, M.D. and A. Dean Jabs, M.D.  please visit  or

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Our Plastic Surgery Associates team includes Dr. Franklin Richards, Dr. A. Dean Jabs, and Dr. Keshav Magge. Each of our plastic surgeons is board-certified, and together they have over 60 years of combined experience. Drs. Richards, Jabs, and Magge are all highly qualified in procedures for the face, breast, and body, and pride themselves in providing excellent results through our state-of-the-art, Quad A certified operating centers