How Much Does a Facelift Cost?

Many patients considering a facelift procedure understandably want to know the cost of one before fully committing.

Since undergoing a facelift is a significant decision, it’s also one that requires extensive thought and planning.

The cost of facelift plastic surgery can depend on many variables, such as the extent of the surgery being performed and the type of anesthesia required.

At the Plastic Surgery Center at Williams, we customize facelifts to each patient and their problem areas.

Procedures like the deep plane facelift are more invasive. So, a deep plane facelift will cost more, but they yield more natural results and reverse the signs of aging in the middle and lower thirds of the face.


Deep Plane Facelift results


Less-invasive facelift procedures, like the weekend facelift, will cost less because they require a shorter time in the operating room. As a result, recovery time is shorter, but results are not as extensive.

The overall cost of a facelift surgical procedure is broken down into three segments: surgeon’s fee, operating room fee, and an anesthesia fee.

Surgeon’s Fee

The surgeon’s fee accounts for the surgeon’s time.

The fee is calculated based on the surgeon’s expertise and specialty in performing the procedure.

This fee also supports the practice, surgical staff, and employees.

Our facelift surgery results in patients looking younger for years after having the procedure.

There are certainly faster and cheaper facelift techniques that require less expertise, but with that comes more risk and suboptimal results.

At the Plastic Surgery Center at Williams, our preferred technique is the deep plane facelift because of the long-lasting results it produces.

The surgeon’s fee for the deep plane facelift ranges from $12,000 to $13,500. For patients who are candidates for more limited facelifts, the surgeon’s fee ranges from $6,000 to $6,500.

When searching for a plastic surgeon, prospective patients should be cautious when facelift surgery appears to be priced as a commodity.

We assure our patients that our technique and results cannot be duplicated within the Capital Region.

Operating Room Fee

The operating room (OR) fee during a facelift surgery accounts for the operating room staff, equipment, and supplies that are being used.

Any surgery performed under general anesthesia requires front desk staff, a surgical scrub technician, a circulating nurse, and a post-anesthesia care nurse, among other staff members who ensure the day runs seamlessly and get patients ready for their upcoming surgeries.

Our staff is essential in creating a pleasant, efficient, and safe experience in the operating room.

The operating room fee also covers the sterile and disposable supplies, sutures, medications, dressings, etc.

One of the best parts of having our own in-house accredited surgery center is that we can keep our operating room fees low.

For 20 years, The Williams Center has had its own ambulatory surgery center with staff that specialize in working with plastic surgery experience. This contributes to a great patient experience and affordable fees.

Our operating room fees for facelifts range from $1,200 $2,000.

Anesthesia Fees

Most of our patients undergo general anesthesia during their facelift.

For the patient, this means that you are completely asleep and pain-free for the duration of the procedure. Our excellent anesthesia providers do a phenomenal job making our patients comfortable before, during, and after their procedure.

When undergoing a less extensive facelift, some patients choose to do this under a local anesthesia in conjunction with sedation medication taken by mouth.

In this situation, an anesthesia provider does not need to be present which reduces the overall cost for the patient.

Another important consideration is that the first hour of anesthesia is the most expensive.

Therefore, if you are considering an adjunctive procedure to your facelift, it can benefit you financially to do all of the procedures at the same time.

Our anesthesia fees range from $750 to $1,400.

Calculating the Full Cost of a Facelift?

When taking into account the three fee categories discussed above with consideration given to the extent of the facelift, need for general anesthesia, and addition of any adjunctive facelift procedures, our patients can expect to pay approximately anywhere from $7,200 to $17,000 for their facelift surgery.

Once our patients decide to proceed with having a facelift, our goal is to make the experience as pleasant as possible, with results that exceed our patients’ expectations.

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For more information on the cost of a facelift and a full cost breakdown, contact us today to for more information or to schedule a consultation.