Curious about facelift costs? Discover Some Truths about Facelift Costs Below!
There are a number of people who would like to take advantage of a facelift. However, many people are hesitant to book an appointment, because many fear the cost of a cosmetic procedure. Still, many people do not realise that facelift costs are actually quite reasonable and for the overall result often really worth the extra expense. If you have been curious about the cost of a facelift, and would like to know what costs to expect, please read our information below.
Are Facelift Costs Dependant on the Type of Facelift?
A facelift or rhytidectomy is definitely dependant on the type of rhytidectomy you want to obtain. For example, patients could choose a mini-facelift or a traditional facelift. The mini-rhytidectomy will be less expensive than the traditional rhytidectomy.
What Is the Basic Rhytidectomy?
The basic rhytidectomy is a procedure used to remove wrinkles from the face; this usually involves the removal of excess skin and/or the tightening of the underlying facial tissues. During this procedure, the cosmetic surgeon can also redrape the skin of the patient for a better and more natural result.
What Is the Mini-Rhytidectomy?
A mini-rhytidectomy is the least invasive rhytidectomy procedure. Even though this procedure is very similar to a traditional rhytidectomy, the omission of the deep cutting under the facial muscles or facia makes it less invasive.
Are There Other Rhytidectomy Procedures That Could Influence Facelift Costs?
There are many different types of rhytidectomy, although some may be a little outdated. The most common types are still the basic rhytidectomy and the mini-rhytidectomy, but there are additional procedures such as the thread lift, SMAS lift, deep-plane rhytidectomy, composite rhytidectomy, mid-rhytidectomy, and more. Dr Lanzer offers different options of Fa E lifting. The least invasive is the Ulthera ultrasound non surgical option. Then he uses the V Lift which is dissolvable sutures or the skin suture that is attached to the ear cartilage. Many of Dr Lanzer’s patients have the mini face lift and liposculpture.
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What Am I Paying for Exactly?
The total facelift costs of a rhytidectomy will include the surgeon’s fees, assistant surgeon’s fees, the cost of the anaesthetics and anaesthesiologist, hospital and operating theatre cost and includes follow-up appointments for a certain period of time.
The fee a surgeon will charge a patient usually includes appointments before the operation and appointments after the operation. This means that patients do not have to pay for any follow-up consultations within a given timeframe after the procedure. The amount of follow-up appointments, or the timeframe, can be described in the treatment plan obtained at your cosmetic surgery clinic.
Please note that the fee a surgeon charges does depend on where you go. Some surgeons will charge more or less than others, so facelift costs depend on your surgeon’s experience, qualifications and their popularity. Therefore, a surgeon with lower surgeon’s fees does not necessarily offer equal service quality.
The consultation fee is the initial cost you will be charged for seeing a surgeon about a rhytidectomy; depending on the facility you visit. Dr Lanzer offers a free initial consultation Some patients tend to visit more than one surgeon as well, so they can consider different options. The only disadvantage to that is that they may have to pay several consultation fees.
There are some cosmetic surgery facilities that offer a first obligation-free consultation, which is free of charge. The Dr Lanzer Clinic is one of those facilities. Our cosmetic surgery clinic enables patients to come to our clinic, get familiar with our treatments and meet Dr Lanzer. Based on their experience, they can make the decision rather or not to go ahead with a certain treatment.
The fee for your anaesthesiologist can be compared to the surgeon’s fee, given the fact the fee can be affected by the qualifications of the anaesthesiologist. Many professional medical specialists do not have a standard fee in Australia, which is why the fee for the anaesthesiologist could vary between $600 and $15000AUD.
Experience and qualifications are not the only factors that could influence the fee you pay. The duration of the procedure could potentially have an impact as well. When a procedure takes longer than two hours, an increase anaesthesiologist’s fee is highly possible. Dr Lanzer has used the same anaesthetist for 20 years and his fee is usually included in the initial quote.
Hospital or Facility Fee
Hospital or facility fees will depend heavily on the cosmetic surgery clinic you choose. Like before, a lower hospital or facility fee does not mean equal quality care, because a lower fee could indicate less advanced facilities.
The basic hospital or facility fee in Australia starts at $750 AUD, but can increase depending on the service a clinic can provide. The fee will also depend on the time you spend at the clinic. Even though the majority of procedures can be done on an outpatient basis, there are some patients who may need to stay overnight. Dr Lanzer has his own day surgery hospital so the fees are often much less than in other centres.
Can I Get Reimbursed for Cosmetic Procedures?
As you may know already, Medicare only covers procedures that are medically necessary. Unfortunately, this does not include cosmetic procedures. However, patients can get coverage for some surgery procedure by obtaining a specific health insurance plan from a good private health insurer.
Not every private health insurer will provide coverage for cosmetic surgery procedures though, so patients will have to look at each plan in great detail before they obtain it. Coverage for cosmetic surgery can usually be found under extras and are accompanied by their own limit. If you expecting a high cost for your treatment, ensure you obtain a private health insurance plan with a high annual limit.
What Is the Cost for Treatment at the Dr Lanzer Clinic?
Patients considering a rhytidectomy at the Dr Lanzer Clinic can visit us for a free, no obligation appointment. During this appointment, you can find out if you are eligible for a treatment, but also discuss the estimated cost of having your procedure at the Dr Lanzer clinic.
Considering the fact that costs are subject to variable denominators, it is not possible for us to post exact prices. However, if you want more information or an estimate on a procedure, feel free to contact the friendly support team at the Dr Lanzer Clinic.