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Facelift - What is it, and what is the cost?


What is a facelift?

A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that improves visible signs of aging in the face and neck, such as:


  • Relaxation of the skin of the face causing sagging

  • Deepening of the fold lines between the nose and corner of the mouth

  • Fat that has fallen or has disappeared

  • Jowls

  • Loose skin and excess fat of the neck that can appear as a double chin or "turkey neck"

  • The loss of youthful contours in the face can be due to variety of factors, including thinning of the skin, loss of facial fat, gravity, sun damage, smoking, as well as heredity and stress.


Other procedures that might be performed in conjunction with a facelift are brow lift and eyelid surgery to rejuvenate aging eyes. Fat transfer or fillers may be suggested to replace the lost fatty volume. Skin treatments such as IPL, dermabrasion, peels or laser may be offered to improve the quality and texture of the skin.

A facelift can only be performed surgically; non-surgical rejuvenation treatments cannot achieve the same results, but may help delay the time at which a facelift becomes appropriate and complement the results of surgery.

Some non-surgical treatments, such as stem cell facelifts, are of unproven benefit.

How much does a facelift cost?

Facelift costs can vary widely. The average fee advertised does not typically include anesthesia, operating room facilities or other related expenses.

A surgeon's fee may vary based on his or her experience, so be sure to choose a surgeon with the necessary experience.

The cost of facelift surgery may include:


  • Surgeon's fee

  • Hospital or surgical facility costs

  • Anesthesia fees

  • Prescriptions for medication

  • Post-surgery garments, and Medical tests

When choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon for facelift surgery, remember that the surgeon's experience and your comfort with him or her are just as important as the final cost of the surgery.

Call Dr. Rosenstock today to discuss your specific needs: (203) 359-1959


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