The price for a face lift varies very widely, and depends on several factors.
- How competitive is the market?
- How reputable is the surgeon?
- Is the rhytidectomy or face lift surgery done in the hospital or office?
- Is the rhytidectomy or face lift surgery done under general anesthesia, or sedation?
- How invasive is the face lift, or how long will it take?
Based on the above the bottom line can range from five thousand to fifty thousand dollars. Why the discrepancy? The more saturated the market is with surgeons who fancy themselves face lift operators, the more likely they are to try to undersell the competition. Of course, if the surgeon is completely booked, has an impeccable record for outstanding results, and/or is recognized nationally, he or she will operate on the most affluent patients, and the asking price will be substantially higher. Procedures performed in the hospital will run more because of the customary mark-ups, unless your plastic surgeon has worked out a special deal. General anesthesia introduces the anesthesiologists’ fee. Finally, the particular technique matched to the patient’s problem may require less than two hours of operating time, or more than six. This not only affects facility, and anesthesia fee, but most surgeons will charge considerably more for a more involved operation.