A facelift can be a costly procedure that may or may not be covered by your insurance. However, paying for a facelift may not have to break the bank. There may be several options you can consider. Here is a breakdown of how much it can cost for your facelift and how you can help to pay for such an expensive procedure.
In 2004, a survey conducted of plastic surgeons in the United States found that the average cost of the procedure was $4822. This did not include the cost of anesthesia or other fees. You can expect to pay anywhere from $5000 to $15,000 for a facelift procedure. The cost depends on several factors, such as your location and the skill of your surgeon. Top surgeons in the country can charge as much as $25,000.
How to Finance Your Facelift
Depending on your doctor and other factors, there are several options available to you for financing your facelift:
- Insurance. Your insurance company may or may not pay for your facelift. For those procedures that are made due to cosmetic reasons, insurance is not likely to pay for it. However, under some circumstances, such as defects that impair your ability to see or hear, or damage caused to your face during an accident, your insurance may be willing to pay for the procedure or part of the procedure.
- Payment Plans. Some plastic surgeons offer payment plans to perform procedures such as a facelift. Discuss payment plans with your surgeon to see if they can help find a financing plan that works for your income level.
- Bank Financing. You may be able to work a financing plan to pay for a facelift at your bank. Check with your surgeon and your bank to see if such an option is feasible.
- Full Payment. If you have enough money to pay for the procedure yourself upfront, then this option may be for you. However, for many patients, this payment option may be out of reach.
The best way to look for costs and financing for your facelift procedure is to talk to your surgeon. Do research about costs and financing before committing to any procedure.