Facelifts or rhytidectomies are popular cosmetic surgeries. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons 2020 report shows an increase of 75% in the number of facelifts performed between 2000 and 2020. In fact, facelifts are the third most popular cosmetic surgery and third in popularity amongst women. More men are also opting to have facelifts.
What is a Facelift?
Essentially, a facelift is a surgical procedure known as a rhytidectomy which helps to reduce the visible signs of ageing in individuals who have sagging or loose skin in the face and neck. Surgery is performed to lift and remove excess skin and tist.
Why do the Prices of a Face Lift Change Across Canada?
There are multiple reasons for a difference in prices charged for face lifts across Canada. Some reasons are straightforward, while others are a little more nuanced. This is why when we are asked ‘How much do face lifts cost?’, we tend to reply, it depends!
Without an actual examination, it is hard to determine how much would face lifts cost.
Factors Affecting the Cost of a Facelift Procedure
There are several factors that determine the cost of a facelift.
- Surgical consultation fee
This is important for the surgeon and the client. The client has a chance to meet and ask questions about the surgeon’s expertise, the procedure, to discuss the ultimate goals of the surgery and to build a rapport and trust with the surgeon.
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The surgeon can determine whether the client is a suitable candidate for the procedure or perhaps, there is a better alternative to achieving the client’s goals. The health history is reviewed and any risks or benefits that are associated with the surgery so the client can make an informed decision.
- Surgeon’s fee
This is the amount the surgeon will be paid once the procedure has been completed.
- Anesthesia fee
This is the amount the anesthesiologist will be paid to administer the anesthetic and monitor the patient during surgery.
- Facility/hospital fee
This is the cost that the facility or hospital is due for use of the premises, equipment, materials etc.
- Medical tests
Prior to surgery, it is common for doctors to ask you to have some bloodwork or other tests done to ensure your well-being.
- Post-surgery clothing
After surgery, you may be asked to wear certain types of compression garments to help reduce swelling and help you in the recovery phase.
It is common for your doctor to prescribe medications for pain relief as well as special ointments or creams, as they deem necessary.
Since the use and requirement of each of these factors is unique, you find a change in costs of face lifts.
Types of Face Lifts and their Costs in Canada
Mini facelifts reduce or eliminate the appearance of loose skin around the lower cheeks (jowls). The surgeon makes small incisions that are hidden in the hair line to remove excess skin and smooth the skin. These facelifts cost between $9,000-$17,000 in Canada.
Deep plane or vertical facelifts involve the smoothening and tightening the skin at the base of the chin and neck. This facelift is also a lower facelift as it targets the lower area of the face. In Canada, the deep plane facelift cost ranges from $20,000-$30,000.
Ponytail facelifts refers to procedures that “lift” the facial skin and mimics the appearance of wearing hair in a high ponytail. The skin of the scalp, forehead, cheeks, and eyebrows are pulled upwards. The ponytail facelift cost is upwards of $10,000 in Canada.
What is included in the Price of a Face Lift Procedure?
The facelift cost encompasses the fee for the surgeon, anesthesia, and facility. With respect to the procedure, generally, it includes removing or sculpting the fat in the face while the tissues and muscles of the face are tightened. The skin is “lifted” or elevated and excess skin is removed.
What are the Financing Options for a Face Lift?
How Much does Facelift Cost in Ontario?
The average facelift costs range from approximately $10,000-$25,000 in Ontario. This will largely depend on the client’s cosmetic goals. The cost may also increase if other procedures are added-on.
The best way to ascertain what a facelift cost will be is to schedule a surgical consultation with a qualified surgeon. The surgeon can give you a better idea of the price after reviewing the health history and the aesthetic desires and expectations of the client.
Why is The Best You® the Best Choice for a Face Lift Procedure?
With 7 clinics throughout Ontario, The Best You® is a company with an excellent reputation that has been serving the community for over 20 years. All the surgeons, who either work within or are affiliated with our clinics, are well-qualified, board-certified and in good standing with their college.
You will be in capable hands as they have a wealth of expertise and experience which they are happy to share with their clients in our various locations: Dr. Akyurekli (Owen Sound, Brantford), Dr. Gencarelli (Collingwood, Owen Sound), Dr. Seki (Orillia) and Dr. Borsuk (Ottawa).
Not only are our surgeons top-rated, our knowledgeable and caring team of nurses, medical aestheticians and administrators are available to help you at any stage of your care from initial consultation to post-operative care and beyond.
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