Just as with any other procedure, the cost of a facelift varies widely from one patient to the next. With New York being such a highly populated and notoriously expensive city to live in, many patients who come to Dr. Kaplan’s office for facelift consultations ask, with hesitation, how much a facelift will cost them. On average, a facelift in New York City can cost anywhere from $10,000 to $20,000, depending on the patient’s wants and needs and the type of facelift required to achieve their goal.
What is a facelift?
A facelift is a cosmetic surgery that reduces sagging skin on the face to reverse signs of aging and allows you to become a younger-looking version of yourself. During the procedure, the skin is pulled back and removed while the tissues underneath the skin are modified to change your face’s contour to a more youthful shape and appearance.
What are the different types of facelifts?
The cost of a facelift can vary greatly depending on the type of facelift you choose to get the best results possible. During your facelift consultation, Dr. Kaplan will explain all the options available to give you the best results for your specific concerns and the condition of your face.
Traditional facelift – The traditional facelift, as mentioned above, is the procedure in which Dr. Kaplan will cut incisions around your ears, hairline, and below your chin to pull the skin and adjust the tissues underneath, tightening the supporting structures in your face and neck. The average cost of a traditional facelift is $12,375, according to RealSelf.
SMAS facelift – A variation of the traditional facelift, the SMAS facelift targets the lower third of your face as Dr. Kaplan removes excess skin and tightens the superficial musculoaponeurotic system, or the SMAS layer, in your cheeks and lower face. Tightening these muscles along with the skin gives the face a more contoured appearance and leaves long-term results. As the SMAS facelift is similar to a traditional, it typically ranges between $10,000 and $15,000 in New York.
Deep plane facelift – During the deep plane facelift, Dr. Kaplan goes beneath the SMAS layer to reposition and reshape the tissue on the level below it. This procedure delves deep to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles in a way that gives natural, long-lasting results.
Many patients choose the deep plane facelift for their facial rejuvenation goals because, unlike other types of facelifts, it gives the face a more natural lift. Some patients may decide later, after receiving less intense facelifts, that they need injections such as Botox or Xeomin to target wrinkles, deep plane facelift eliminates this need because it adjusts the tissue and other supporting structures underneath the muscles that injectables work to freeze. If you are interested in having a deep plane facelift in New York City, be prepared to invest between $15,000 and $25,000 into rejuvenating your face to promote the best version of yourself. The deep plane facelift is on the higher end in price because it requires a high level of skill and leaves long-lasting results that no one would guess were achieved through cosmetic surgery.
Mini-facelift – Although not performed very often because most patients need their mid-face rejuvenated along with their lower face, the mini-facelift is the procedure in which Dr. Kaplan lifts your lower face and neck area. Mini-facelifts are typically recommended for younger patients showing slight signs of early aging. As the mini-facelift only targets a specific part of the face, the average cost is usually lower than other facelifts. According to RealSelf, the average cost of a mini-facelift is $7,175.
Mid-facelift – With a mid-facelift, Dr. Kaplan places small incisions in the temporal hairline to reposition the tissue and tighten the skin in your cheeks. If you are noticing a lot of excess skin and other aging signs such as fine lines mainly in your cheek area, the mid-facelift could be a great option for you. The mid-facelift targets only a specific area of the face, the cheeks, but this is a vital part of the face, so it typically costs more than a mini-facelift. According to Healthline, the average cost of a mid-facelift can be between $6,000 and $8,000 but can cost as much as $15,000 in some areas.
Cutaneous facelift – In a cutaneous facelift, Dr. Kaplan targets only your skin rather than adjusting the tissues and muscles and typically focuses on your lower face and neck. The cost of a cutaneous facelift depends on the amount of skin on your face that Dr. Kaplan needs to remove and tighten, but the average cost ranges between $7,000 and $12,000.
Are there financing options for a facelift?
At The Kaplan Center, we want to assist you financially as much as we can to help you achieve the rejuvenated face of your dreams. We are here to help you streamline insurance processing (when available) and account handling, so your facelift is as affordable as possible. We offer various financing options with easy terms and low-interest rates. We can also assist you in applying for financing through a variety of options. Learn more about our financing options here.
Is a facelift worth the cost?
If the cost of a facelift seems out of your budget range, you may be wondering if it’s worth having and whether less expensive options are available. Of course, there are other options such as injectable treatments, laser treatments, and threads that can slow down the effects of aging in the face, and these can be great options to postpone the need for a facelift, but none of them can give you the long-lasting results a facelift can. Once you reach a certain age, non-surgical treatments become less effective because they are not strong enough to rejuvenate your skin as facelifts can.
Not only does a facelift give you long-lasting results that make you glow in confidence, but it also requires highly skilled, highly trained surgeons such as Dr. Kaplan to perform it correctly and maximize your results. Think of it this way: the cost of a facelift is the investment in yourself that will bring you newfound confidence and youthful-looking results that will last long-term.
What do I do if I feel that I’m ready for a facelift?
Wrinkles mirror all the emotions you have experienced throughout your life, formed by the facial expressions you make when you are happy, sad, angry, or excited. However, if they negatively impact your self-esteem, take that leap and get a facelift. Although facelifts do not necessarily target wrinkles specifically, as they focus more on loose skin removal and overall lifting, they can smooth out fine lines along the way and leave you looking younger, despite the years of emotions you’ve experienced.
If you have reached the point where injectable treatments, laser skin resurfacing, and threads are no longer strong enough to keep your face looking young, a facelift is your best option. If you feel it’s time to invest in yourself and your confidence, you should schedule a facelift consultation with Dr. Kaplan here.