Facelift plastic surgery (rhytidectomy) can reverse the damaging effect that stress, time, and aging have on a person’s face. Facelift costs vary depending on the surgeon and the location of the practice.
Additionally, the surgery also involves costs associated with prescription drugs, anesthesia, and medical examinations. Patients seeking a facelift should discuss the approximate cost of the procedure with their surgeon.
Modern Body Contouring & Laser Center, led by board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton M. Sundin and Dr. Reps B. Sundin, provides facelift to patients in Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and surrounding communities.
Factors Affecting Facelift Costs
Facelift costs can vary differ significantly between patients. Multiple factors affect the overall costs of a facelift. Approximate costs will take various factors into account, such as:
Type of Facelift Technique
There are various types of facelift procedures which target particular signs of aging and improve the appearance of specific facial features. A full facelift typically costs more than a mid or mini facelift.
The difference is because of the more extensive nature of a traditional facelift. Cutting edge facelift approaches, such as endoscopic facelifts, could sometimes be more costly than traditional facelifts.
Type of Anesthesia
Facelift plastic surgery is done with the patient under either general or local anesthesia, depending on the patient’s needs. General anesthesia will be more expensive in comparison to local anesthesia. The anesthesiologist’s fee will differ according to their credentials and experience.
Many patients choose to receive a facelift in combination with other procedures for more complete results. The cost estimates for the facelift surgery will not include the cost of these additional procedures.
Surgeon’s Experience and Reputation
A cosmetic surgeon with extensive experience in facial surgery will charge more than a relatively inexperienced surgeon working under the guidance of a senior surgeon. However, many patients decide to work with an experienced surgeon despite the extra costs for safe, predictable, and beautiful results.
The location of a practice affects the cost of various procedures, including rhytidectomy. Generally, busy metropolitan cities will have a higher cost of cosmetic surgeries compared to small towns in the interiors.
Extent of Treatment
The patient may undergo one of the following procedures, depending on the facelift goals of the patient:
- A lower facelift which treats the jowls, jawline, and neck.
- A mid facelift which treats the area surrounding the eyes, mouth, and nose.
- A brow lift which corrects droopy skin and folds in the brow area.
- A full facelift combines various elements of brow lift, mid facelift, and lower facelift.
The facelift cost will vary depending on the extent and complexity of the procedure.
A facelift is an elective surgery which means that the patient will likely not receive insurance coverage for this procedure. At the time of the pre-operative consultation, the patient should understand the payment options that are available to them.
Most surgeons accept check, cash, and credit cards. Some practices also provide a substantial rebate if the patient pays for the procedure up-front.
Plastic surgeons at MBody receive patients from Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and nearby areas for facelift surgery.
For more information on the surgical and non-surgical procedures and treatments by Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons Dr. Reps Sundin and Dr. Burton Sundin please visit
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