How Much Does a Facelift Cost?
Your consultation will be an opportunity for Dr. Miller to determine the details of your treatment plan, at which point you will receive a personalized quote of your facelift and neck lift expenses. The cost of this procedure is generally influenced by:
- The surgical technique used
- The extent of concerns to be addressed
- The overall complexity of your procedure
Once your needs are assessed by Dr. Miller, our Patient Care Coordinator will provide you with an exact cost breakdown of your treatment. To make the price of surgery more manageable, our practice works with CareCredit®— a highly reputable plastic surgery financing company used nationwide. Giving patients the option of paying for their treatment over time, CareCredit® allows qualified applicants to choose from a variety of payment plans with low monthly installments as well as low- to no-interest rates. If you have questions about the application process, or would like more information about the cost of a facelift and neck lift, please reach out to our team today.
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Facelift and Neck Lift FAQ
Does a facelift address the entire face?
A facelift primarily addresses signs of aging in the region between the cheekbones and the neck. If you would like to refresh the upper third of the face, eyelid surgery—with or without the addition of a brow lift—can help you eliminate sagging skin and musculature in the region above the cheeks. For comprehensive rejuvenation, it is not uncommon for patients to incorporate multiple procedures into their treatment plan for the best possible results.
Do I always need a neck lift with my facelift?
Since the face and neck often age simultaneously, most patients benefit from both procedures—particularly if sagging skin and fatty deposits in the neck have resulted in horizontal bands or a “turkey neck.” Dr. Miller typically performs a facelift and neck lift together in order to achieve a comprehensive outcome that looks natural and beautiful. However, your concerns and overall goals will ultimately determine whether a neck lift should be performed with your facelift.
How can I reduce swelling after a facelift?
Swelling is to be expected for roughly six months after surgery, but the majority of inflammation should dissipate within the first three months. You can help swelling subside during the recovery period by sleeping with the head slightly elevated, limiting salt intake, and wearing any compression garments or dressings for the amount of time prescribed by Dr. Miller.
Is facelift surgery different for women and men?
While the general facelift procedure is the same for all patients, there are key differences in male and female facial aesthetics that Dr. Miller considers when performing plastic surgery for men. This involves restoring a more youthful version of a male patient while avoiding an “overdone,” or overly tight appearance. Care is taken to preserve the masculine contours of the face and conceal scarring for a subtle, natural-looking result.
What’s the best age for a facelift?
There is truly no “best age” for a facelift, and candidacy for the procedure simply relies on whether you want to address the concerns that a facelift seeks to resolve. There are individuals in their fifties who may not need facial rejuvenation, while other patients in their thirties may exhibit jowling or loose skin and benefit from a facelift. If your aesthetic goals include a more youthful facial appearance, Dr. Miller can assess your concerns and help you decide whether a facelift is the most ideal treatment for your needs.
How should I sleep after a facelift?
It’s very important to sleep on the back with your head elevated after facelift surgery so your incisions are able to heal correctly. This position will also help reduce swelling and facilitate a smoother recovery period. Following your procedure, Dr. Miller will give you further instructions on activity restrictions and how to sleep and shower after a facelift.
How long does it take to heal from a facelift?
Every patient’s recovery timeline differs based on their unique rate of healing. The best thing a patient can do to speed up and ease the recovery process is to follow their post-operative instructions carefully. That said, individuals are generally able to return to work within two weeks, at which point many patients begin to see improvements in facial swelling and the healing of their incisions. After about four to six weeks, facelift patients should be able to fully resume their normal routines, including activities like exercise and heavy lifting. Dr. Miller will be able to personally advise you on your individual recovery during your post-operative follow-up visits.
How long before I can wear makeup after a facelift?
You should refrain from applying makeup for two to three weeks after your procedure, or for as long as it takes for your incisions to fully heal. Makeup can introduce bacteria, dirt, and other impurities into the skin, thereby increasing the risk of infection. When you are cleared to resume wearing makeup again, we recommend replacing your older products with new ones to further minimize bacteria buildup near your incisions.
What is a mini facelift?
A mini facelift is a less extensive version of the full facelift procedure that primarily addresses sagging skin in the lower face. Compared to a standard facelift, a mini facelift is most successful for patients who have less facial sagging and skin laxity. Smaller incisions are also typically utilized during a mini facelift to correct jowls along the face and neck.
Will a facelift look natural?
When performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon who has substantial experience in facial rejuvenation, a facelift can achieve results that look beautifully natural. The goal of facelift surgery should be to achieve a more youthful aesthetic while preserving the character of a patient’s face, which is how Dr. Miller approaches every facelift procedure. We encourage you to explore our before-and-after photos to learn more about what to expect from the potential results of a facelift plus neck lift.