Facial cosmetic surgery procedures are primarily designed to reduce the wrinkles and fine lines in various areas of the face, tighten sagging facial skin, and restore a more youthful looking face. During the initial consultation, the cosmetic surgeon will discuss different aspects of the procedure, including its estimated costs.
Dr. Jennifer Hui is an experienced oculoplastic surgeon providing facial plastic surgery and other procedures to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Coachella Valley, and surrounding communities.
Factors Influencing the Cost
The monetary amount of a facial cosmetic surgery procedure can vary from one practice to another and also from one patient to another at the same practice. This will depend on several factors:
Location of the Practice
Where the practice is located can make a significant difference to the average costs of the facial procedure. The cost of living index differs from one place to another. Major urban centers and coastal regions will usually have a higher cost of living, which will impact the average prices of all kinds of goods and services, including plastic surgery procedures. This type of procedure will less in Kansas than it does in San Diego. San Diego also has higher taxes as well. That is another factor to consider.
A plastic surgeon may charge a fee according to their skills, specialty area, experience, and reputation among patients. If the patient chooses an eye surgeon to receive an eye or brow related cosmetic procedure, the cost will be a little different as compared to a situation where the procedure is performed by a surgeon who does not specialize in eye procedures.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, patients should choose the best surgeon for their needs, and not prioritize factors such as the surgeon’s fee over the quality of the procedure.
Surgical Room and Anesthesia Price
A facial plastic surgery procedure may be performed at a hospital, an ambulatory surgical center or a private surgical suite. The cost will vary in each of these options, and the patient should discuss the pros and cons of each option with the surgeon.
Some of the facial surgeries may require the patient to be under general anesthesia. The fee charged by an anesthesiologist or a certified anesthetist nurse will vary, and will make a difference to the overall costs.
Type of Facial Procedure
Facial cosmetic procedures may include facelift surgery, brow lift, eyelid surgery, cheek lift or other procedures. The monetary amount will vary in each case, depending on the complexity involved, the length of the procedure, and the extent of surgery needed.
A full traditional facelift surgery will typically cost a lot more than a partial procedure such as an eyelid lift, brow lift, or cheek lift. Some patients may need a combination of two or more procedures, which can be more cost-effective in comparison to each procedure being performed individually at separate times.
Insurance and Finance
Insurance may not be covered for aesthetic facial procedures, unless a specific procedure such as eyelid surgery is performed to clear vision obstruction, ptosis or other medical conditions. Patients should explore various financial options in advance in order to make the payment in convenient monthly installments.