It’s important to remember that credentials, skill, experience, and reputation are most important to consider when choosing the best facelift surgeon in Utah for you. Cost is still very important but should not be the deciding factor as “cheap” or “discounted” plastic surgery can end up being much more expensive in the long run if you aren’t happy or have to pay for a revision down the road.
So how much does a facelift cost in Utah? It does vary depending on the individual and the facelift surgeon they are choosing. There are generally three components that make up the total facelift cost; fee for facility, fee for anesthesia, and fee for surgery. The surgical fee is how much it cost for a facelift surgeon to perform your facelift surgery. According to 2013 statistics from The American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average fee nationwide is $6,556. Dr. Thompson’s surgical facelift cost is typically around $5,600 but will vary depending on what is involved with each individual case. If Dr. Thompson recommends a mini facelift (MACS Facelift), the cost will be lower. If it is a revision facelift or one that requires extra time or additional procedures, the cost will likely be higher.
Dr. Thompson performs facelift surgery with only a Board-Certified M.D. anesthesiologist who has completed medical school, residency, board certification and who is someone he fully trusts to care for his patients. It’s important to know the credentials of the anesthesiologist as well as the plastic surgeon performing your facelift surgery. The fee for anesthesia is based on the amount of time required to perform your facelift surgery and typically ranges between $1,000 and $1,500.
Equally important is the accreditation of the surgical facility where your facelift surgery will be performed. Dr. Thompson performs his surgical facelift surgeries at Lakeview Hospital in Bountiful, Utah, just North of Salt Lake City. The surgical center is JCAHO certified, which means it has passed the highest level of federal inspection for safety. Dr. Thompson believes a fully accredited surgical facility is in the best interest of his patients.
The surgical team at Lakeview Hospital has been working with Dr. Thompson for nearly 10 years with hundreds of facelift surgeries. They are very knowledgeable, experienced, a professional and patients find their care makes a big difference in the overall surgical experience.
Hospitals only allow plastic surgeons certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery or American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery to perform cosmetic procedures in their surgical center. The credentialing process the surgical center undergoes is extensive. Subsequently, the process to credential practicing surgeons is also very thorough and can take many months to complete. The surgeon has to provide proof of competency, training, and an accredited residency as well as proper board certification.
Lakeview Hospital provides our patients with very reasonable rates for facelift surgery that typically ranges between $1,300 and $1,800 depending on the length of the procedure. Many patients stay over night at a low additional cost and are seen by Dr. Thompson the following morning.
Included in Dr. Thompson’s facelift package is a full SkinMedica skincare program that retails for approximately $500, SkinMedica Recovery Gel, Arnica for healing, and GloMineral’s camouflage makeup to help cover bruising.
To receive an exact quote on how much facelift surgery would cost for you, call (801)776-2220 to schedule your free consultation via Skype or in our Layton, Bountiful, or Draper location. You can learn more about Dr. Thompson’s facelift technique on our FACELIFT page.