As we age, our skin and tissues naturally lose their elasticity, leading to sagging and wrinkles. A facelift (rhytidectomy) is a surgery that lifts and tightens these facial tissues. By removing excess skin, wrinkles and folds are smoothed out, improving the signs of aging. This procedure focuses mainly on the lower two-thirds of the face and sometimes the neck.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons 2018 statistics, the average cost of a facelift was $7,655. The individual cost of your surgery may vary due to other associated costs and expenses. Consultations are recommended to gain a better understanding of the fees and expenses associated with this surgery.
What Goes into the Cost of My Facelift?
Your individual procedure costs will depend on your desired outcome, as well as the experience and geographic location of your surgeon.
Other related expenses include:
- Surgeon’s fee
- Hospital or surgical facility costs
- Anesthesia fees
- Prescriptions for medication
- Post-surgery garments
- Medical tests
Stein Plastic Surgery will provide you with a more accurate quote for your specific needs and goals. As one of Raleigh’s premier facial plastic surgeons, Dr. Stein successfully performs hundreds of facelifts each year.
What Can I Expect After My Procedure?
You may experience some pain or discomfort along with swelling and bruising following your facelift procedure. While this is normal, you may be prescribed pain medication to help. Most patients can see a difference in their appearance once the swelling subsides, though your skin may take several months to feel normal. Full results can be enjoyed within six months.
Dr. Stein will provide a custom recovery plan for you regarding when you can resume daily and more strenuous activities. Protecting your skin from the sun, moisturizing daily, and living a healthy lifestyle will help extend your results.
Choose an Experienced Surgeon
Surgery comes with risks, and a facelift is no different. Risks can include infection, scarring, cardiac events, and prolonged swelling. Having a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, like Dr. Stein, perform your procedure greatly reduces your risk of complications, scarring, and poor results. His patients routinely experience minimal discomfort and overall recovery time.
Expertise and safety come with a price. Dr. Stein draws on his years of experience and surgical artistry to help his patients appear younger and more rested. He’s committed to giving you the natural-looking results you’ll love, without the feeling of being “operated on.” Since each patient is unique, a customized approach is best. During your consultation with Dr. Stein, he’ll perform an exam to assess your facial shape, skin elasticity, and bone structure to create a surgical plan just for you.
After a couple of years of watching my face and neck succumb to gravity, I began seeking a solution. After much research, I found Dr. Stein. It was SUPER important to me that I look natural and not “done.” The results are exactly what I had in mind. No more Resting B*tch Face! I had a forehead lift and a bit of lipo under my neck during the facelift procedure. Two months out, and I look like the clock has turned back. But I do not look at all different; I just look like a more refreshed me. The entire process has been stress-free, and Dr. Stein and his staff are great. Can’t recommend highly enough.
Take the Next Step
Ready to learn more about facelift procedures? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Stein at Stein Plastic Surgery based in Raleigh, NC today! Simply fill out the form on this page or give us a call at (919) 261-7099.
*Individual Results May Vary.