Dr. Ridgway understands that price is a key factor for men and women who are considering undergoing a facelift in Seattle or Bellevue. As such, we’ve put together the following information to help you better understand the costs involved with the procedure, so you can make the right decision for both your appearance and unique financial situation.
When it comes to your face – only the best will do.
The signs of aging impact us all eventually, and nowhere are these effects more noticeable than on the face. Because the face is key to your identity, allowing you to interact with others and move through the world with confidence, you have to be extremely selective about your surgeon. Though you may find inexperienced or less established plastic surgeons who offer low prices, you are not likely to get the quality you deserve. And when your face is involved – you really do deserve the very best. It’s an investment in your future – and choosing well the first time around will undoubtedly prevent a costly revision down the road.
Costs involved with a facelift
Many of our patients are interested to learn that there are a variety of costs that can impact the final price of your facelift. They include:
Surgical center fees
Where your surgery occurs will also impact your final cost. In general, a facelift can take place in a hospital, a surgical center or a private surgical suite. Hospitals are the most expensive option, while surgical centers and private surgical suites are more affordable. Depending on your overall health, unique needs and the extent of your procedure, Dr. Ridgway will help you determine which of these options is in your best interest.
Selecting the anesthesia for your facelift is a deeply personal decision – one that you and Dr. Ridgway will make together based on your overall health, unique needs and the extent of your operation. With that said, most facelifts are performed with general anesthesia, which is the most expensive option and ensures that you are completely unconscious and experience a total lack of pain throughout the procedure.
The type of Bellevue facelift you undergo will have a large impact on your final investment. For example, a full facelift will be the most expensive option, as it addresses every area of your face – while a mid-face lift will be slightly less expensive because it only involves tightening and elevating the skin around your cheeks and eyes.
This is the fee that is paid to your plastic surgeon for performing your procedure. It will largely depend on the surgeon’s experience and skill, with more established surgeons charging a larger fee than those who are just starting out or have not built an impeccable reputation.
Do not compromise on your most valuable asset.
Yes, cost is an important factor when it comes to planning your surgery. But you should not compromise on your face – your most valuable asset. Instead of going with the least expensive option, look for a surgeon you can trust, someone you know will do the job right. That should be your first priority – not fitting your surgery into a pre-determined budget. Then, once you’ve found a surgeon you feel comfortable with, ask about payment plans and financing options that may be available.
Schedule a consultation
If deep wrinkles, sagging skin and an aging expression are causing you to look older before your time, we encourage you to schedule a consultation for among the best Bellevue facelift with Dr. James M. Ridgway today. During your private meeting, he will carefully evaluate the signs of aging that concern you most, before composing a custom treatment plan designed to restore your vibrant and youthful facial appearance. Schedule a consultation and meet Dr. Ridgway, your facial plastic surgeon in SeattleSchedule a consultation