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. Credentialing and experience should be the most important factors when choosing a facelift surgeon and Utah Facial Plastics has some of the best. With over 30 years of combined experience, our facelift surgeons specialize in the face and neck and are doing multiple face procedures weekly.
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 2020 statistics from The American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average fee nationwide averages around $8,000. The lower cost of a facelift is usually done by a doctor who isn’t specialized or does general surgery. Utah Facial Plastics surgical facelift cost is typically around $18,000, but will vary depending on what is involved with each individual case. If Dr. Thompson or Dr. Henstrom recommend a mini facelift (MACS Facelift), the cost will be lower, averaging around $12,000. If it is a revision facelift or one that requires extra time or additional procedures, the cost will likely be higher.
Dr. Thompson and Dr. Henstrom perform facelift surgery with only a Board-Certified M.D. anesthesiologist who has completed medical school, residency, board certification and who is someone they fully trusts to care for their 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 around $3000.
Equally important is the accreditation of the surgical facility where your facelift surgery will be performed. Dr. Thompson and Dr. Henstrom perform their deep plane facelift surgeries at their accredited surgical center in Draper, Utah or 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 and Dr. Henstrom believes a fully accredited surgical facility is in the best interest of their patients.
The surgical team at Lakeview Hospital has been working with Dr. Thompson for over 15 years with hundreds of facelift surgeries. They are very knowledgeable, experienced, 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 depending on the length of the procedure but that is typical for a facelift. We are able to choose between our accredited facility in Draper or Lakeview hospital depending on the schedules of each surgeon, making both facilities a great option to receive surgery in.
Included in Dr. Thompson and Dr. Henstrom’s “UFP Exlusive Deep Plane Facelift” is a full SkinMedica skincare program that retails for approximately $500, SkinMedica Recovery Gel, Arnica for healing to help prep the skin for surgery and maintain a better recovery.
To receive more information or an exact quote on how much facelift surgery would cost for you, call (801)776-2220 to schedule your consultation via facetime or in our Layton or Draper location. You can learn more about Utah Facial Plastics facelift technique on our FACELIFT page.