When it comes to your face, you deserve a surgeon who understands your goals and can produce results that look natural. The good news is that a great plastic surgeon doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg.

The price of a facelift depends on many factors, but your location is one of the most significant drivers. Plastic surgeons in expensive cities have to cover higher overhead costs, and those expenses are passed on to their clients. You can lower your overall costs by choosing a doctor who practices in a less-expensive part of town or at a surgical facility outside the city.

Another important factor is the surgeon’s skill level and reputation. Newer doctors and surgeons who specialize in other fields often charge less than established plastic surgeons with a track record of producing exceptional results. However, don’t be fooled by bargain prices – the lowest-priced surgeon may not have the skills and experience necessary to produce the desired results.

In addition to your surgeon’s expertise, other fees include a surgical assistant’s fee, the anesthesia’s costs, and any medications or supplies needed during recovery. Some facelifts are performed under local anesthesia with oral sedation, while others require general anesthesia. Your surgeon will explain these details during your consultation appointment. During this time, you’ll also receive a detailed quote that will help you plan accordingly.