What’s the Cost of Facelift Surgery in Virginia?
The National average cost of a facelift is $6,933, according to 2016 statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
A facelift can take several hours. In some cases, the procedures are longer if the client chooses to have more than one treatment done. For extensive face, eyes, or neck procedures, your surgeon may schedule two separate surgical sessions.
Every physician’s surgical approach to a facelift procedure varies. Some complete one side of the face at a time. Others move back and forth between the sides of the face, eye, or neck.
Dr. Soheila Rostami uses exact placement of her incisions and the sequence of techniques depend on your facial structure.
If the neck needs to be tightened or addressed, a small incision may also be made under the chin.
At our practice we expertly separate the skin from the fat and muscle. Fat may be reduced or suctioned from around the neck and chin to improve the contour and decrease loose skin. The doctor will then tighten any underlying muscle and tissue. The next step is to pull any loose skin back, and remove the excess. We then secure the layers of tissue and close the incisions.
Post facelift surgery in Virginia, a tiny tube may be temporarily placed under the skin. We can place this thin tube behind your ear to drain any blood collecting. We minimize bruising and swelling with bandages.
Facelift costs can vary widely based on clinical expertise, procedure complexity and time. The average fee referenced above does not include anesthesia, operating room facilities, or other related resource expenses.
A surgeon’s fee may also vary based on geographic office location.
Most health insurances will not cover a facelift surgery in Northern Virginia; it is elective procedure. Insurances will not cover a facelift in Virginia due to complications, but many practice offer patient financing plans, so be sure to ask.
Facelift costs may include:
- Surgeon’s fee (based on hours)
- Surgical facility costs
- Anesthesia fees or cost
- Soft Tissue Dermal Fillers (for contouring and volume)
- Post-surgery Procedures (lasers or energy devices)
- Medical tests
When choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon in your area for facelift surgery, remember that the surgeon’s experience and your comfort with him or her are just as important as the final cost of the surgery.
What Is a Lower Facelift?
A lower facelift is a one-hour procedure with major results. It is perfect for jowls, frown lines, wrinkles, and loose facial skin. Incisions are made in front of and behind the ears.
Recovery is rapid, although there is some swelling and bruising, it is a much easier recovery when compared to extreme facelifts.
The results are much more natural and less “windblown.” The procedure brings back your jaw-line and neck, wrinkles are smoothed, creating the more youthful appearance you once had.
It can be instantly seen and felt before leaving the office. The procedure does not change you; it simply gives you back the look you had years ago.