Facelift revision cosmetic surgery procedure may be necessary if the patient is not satisfied with the results of the primary surgery, or is seeking a secondary facelift at a later stage for further aesthetic enhancement.
During the initial consultation, the surgeon will discuss all aspects of facelift revision, including it costs. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Hisham Seify provides facelift revision surgery to patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and other towns and suburbs in this section of SoCal.
More Expensive than Facelift
A facelift revision procedure can often involve more than just tissue repositioning and fat redistribution. Sometimes surgical fat removal or liposuction may be required. In some cases, the patient may choose to add forehead lift, eyelid lift, cheek or chin implants, or another plastic surgery.
Sometimes non-surgical treatments such as chemical peels to minimize acne scarring or injectable procedures such as Botox or dermal fillers may be combined with the revision facelift. The revision procedure itself can be more complex than the primary facelift. All of these aspects can increase the cost of a facelift revision surgery.
Factors Affecting the Cost
The cost of facelift revision surgery will also be impacted by a number of other factors. The following financial components will usually be a part of the overall sticker price:
- Plastic surgeon’s fee
- Surgical room expenses
- Costs of general anesthesia or IV sedation
- Pre- and post-surgery medical tests
- Prescription medications
- Post-operative appointments with the surgeon
All these cost elements can vary from one practice to another, and sometimes also from one patient to another at the same practice. Revision facelift is usually performed on an outpatient basis, but if overnight hospital stay is necessary for a patient, the price tag will increase.
Other factors that may impact the price tag include:
- Practice location
- Experience and skill of the surgeon
- Choice of technique and extent of surgery to be performed
- Involvement of additional procedures
Investment in Yourself
A facelift revision surgery is a personal decision for a patient, and they should view it as an investment in their own body and self-esteem. Therefore, the decisions should not be driven by costs alone. The patient’s goal should be to achieve safe and predictable outcomes that provide sustainable satisfaction and natural looking facial appearance, which was probably missing after the primary facelift surgery.
The patients should educate themselves about the professional credentials, experience, and industry recognition of the surgeon, the types of facial enhancements that are possible with different revision techniques, and the overall financial responsibilities involved in the procedure (some may never materialize but all patients should be cognizant of them). This will enable them to make the right choices and achieve the most out of their investment in facelift revision surgery.
While the monetary amount of a facelift revision surgery may not be covered under the patient’s health plan, it is always possible to get the procedure financed through a professional medical care financing company.
These companies offer competitive loan terms, quick loan approvals and convenient monthly installments. Prudent cosmetic surgeon Dr. Hisham Seify receives patients from Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and nearby areas in The Golden State for a facelift revision surgery.