Facelift cosmetic surgery is a very personal decision, and the patient should view it as an investment in their personality. However, as an elective procedure, the cost of facelift is usually not covered by insurers, which makes the cost of procedure an important element in the patient’s decision. An experienced cosmetic surgeon will discuss the cost aspect clearly with the patient during the initial consultation.
Dr. Landon D. McLain is a double board certified cosmetic and oral & maxillofacial surgeon providing facelift and various other procedures to patients in Huntsville, Madison, Florence, Decatur, Scottsboro, Cullman, Athens, Alabama, and surrounding communities. Dr. McLain will ensure that the patient receives clear information on all aspects of facelift, including its costs, and makes a well-informed decision.
Just as no two facelift surgeries are the same, no surgeons are likely to have the same rates for performing the procedure. Qualifications, training, certifications, and experience of the cosmetic surgeon will make a vital difference.
A surgeon with a stellar reputation in facial procedures would usually charge more than a newly starting surgeon. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons recommends that patients should choose the right surgeon for their needs, while surgeon’s fee should only be a secondary consideration.
Location of the Practice
The average cost of goods and services in major metropolitan area is typically higher than in less populated areas. Median household incomes, property values, local taxation and other factors may influence the average costs.
Patients should be able to recognize this difference and should be aware that the costs of facelift plastic surgery are likely to vary from one geographical location to another.
Extent of Surgery
A patient may choose one of the elements of facelift surgery, such as a lower facelift to address the jowls, jaw line and neck, a mid facelift to address the cheeks, nose and corners of the mouth, or a full facelift combining elements of the lower and mid facelift.
The cost will vary in each case. Dr. McLain is a double board certified cosmetic and oral & maxillofacial surgeon receiving patients from Huntsville, Madison, Florence, Decatur, Scottsboro, Cullman, Athens, Alabama, and nearby areas for facelift surgery.
Anesthesia and Surgical Venue Fees
Anesthesia in case of facelift surgery may be administered by an anesthesiologist or a registered anesthetic nurse. While both will usually charge per hour, the anesthesiologist will be the more expensive choice. The surgeon will recommend the appropriate option to the patient as per the circumstances of the case.
A facelift surgery may be performed at a hospital, an ambulatory surgical center or a private surgical suite attached to the surgeon’s own practice. Hospitals are by far the most expensive choice. Ambulatory surgical centers are an increasingly popular option, which are ideally designed for outpatient surgeries and will cost significantly lower than a hospital.
Patients can get in touch with any of the leading medical care financing firms, which offer competitive loans for elective procedures. Quick approvals, low rates of interest, and easy installment plans are usually available with these firms.
McLain Surgical Arts is a leading cosmetic plastic surgery practice headed by Dr. Landon D. McLain MD, DMD, FACS in Huntsville, AL. Dr. McLain is a double board certified cosmetic and oral & maxillofacial surgeon, offering a variety of procedures such as dental implants, wisdom teeth extraction, breast augmentation, liposuction, rhinoplasty, tummy tuck, facelift, Botox, and laser skin resurfacing. For more information or to schedule a consultation call 256.429.3411 or click here. Now taking patients from Huntsville, Scottsboro, Decatur, Madison, Athens, Florence, Cullman, AL and surrounding areas.