If you live in Tampa and are considering getting a facelift, it is important to take a look at facelift costs before scheduling surgery. Doing your research is critical because a “facelift” is a common term used to describe many different types of procedures. When shopping for facelift costs, getting the details of what is involved and included is the only way to know if you are getting a good value for your money.
There are many different types of facelift procedures offered in the Tampa area. Some are true surgical facelifts that will provide permanent tightening and wrinkle reduction, while others are temporary techniques that will tighten the skin and make you look younger… only for a little while. Both types of facelifts have their benefits but when you are weighing facelift costs it is best to know what you are paying for before making a decision. Therefore it is best to meet with the plastic surgeon for a consultation in order to fully understand what is entailed in the procedure.
A surgical facelift is a technique that involves a tightening of not just the facial skin but also the muscles underneath. In a traditional facelift, a surgeon makes a series of incisions along the hairline and behind the ears to lift and tighten the facial muscles and then the skin before stitching it all back into place. This facelift surgery offers permanent in facial appearance. However, there are other surgical facelifts that can provide the same long-lasting results without having the lengthy downtime of the older surgical method. According to Dr. Dominic M. Castellano of Elite Facial Plastic Surgery, the Simplicity Facelift is a less invasive facelift that will stretch the facial muscles back into place along with the overlying tissue but requires only two small incisions. It is a technique developed at Elite Facial Plastic Surgery that uses a proprietary “pulley-stitch” to give the patient enduring facial tightening that looks entirely natural. In this example, the facelift costs will depend on the length of time the patient is in surgery and in the amount of complexity involved.
Non-Surgical Facelift Costs Can Seem Like a Deal
Many “facelift” procedures are done through non-surgical methods. These will obviously cost less but it is important to understand how the facelift is to be accomplished and how long it will last if it is not a surgical operation. Dermal filler facelifts can be a great way to improve appearance for people that have minor to moderate degrees of facial aging. Or for someone that wants to look good for a specific event and does not have time for full surgery, a dermal filler facelift may be perfect because of the quick results that are possible. Dermal filler facelifts are also beneficial for someone that is not ready to commit to full surgery and wants to “try on the look” before investing in the more costly procedure. Just be sure to weigh the costs versus that amount of time that the new look will hold. Some dermal fillers last only a few months and others can work for up to 18 months.
As to other types of procedures, there a many techniques that can tighten the skin using other methods such as laser skin resurfacing, dermabrasion, chemical peels or whatnot. These all have their place and can provide cosmetic enhancement but remember that they are only skin deep so will not last very long. The cost of such a facelift should be in alignment with the longevity that it offers the patient.
Find out what is Included in Facelift Costs
Besides determining the type of procedure, the other consideration is whether there are any extra costs that may be billed separately. For those seeking a surgical facelift, do not be afraid to ask about the total facelift costs when talking with the plastic surgeon. Some surgeons work from their own medically accredited office and perform surgery on-site which contains the costs to a better degree than a surgeon who needs to rent out a surgical space from a hospital or other facility. Ask also if the cost of anesthesia is included and whether there is an extra charge for the needed follow up care. Most credible plastic surgeons will readily share the information that you need in order to feel comfortable booking facelift surgery. If you suspect that you are not getting all the details you need, then it is best to look for a different surgeon. Your face is worth the very best care so be careful when shopping facelift costs to understand the benefits.
If you are considering a facelift and would like to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Dominic Castellano, please call us as (813) 975-3223. Elite Facial Plastic Surgery is a fully accredited medical facility under the direction of expert plastic surgeon, Dominic M. Castellano, MD.