The loss of skin elasticity during aging causes the formation of skin sagging, wrinkles, and fine lines that prematurely age the face. While everyone shows signs of aging to varying degrees, a facelift can be tailored to the needs of each patient to provide a more youthful, natural-looking appearance.

Facelift Overview

Advances in the field of plastic surgery have led to more refined, minimally invasive procedures as alternatives to the larger procedure of a traditional facelift. While minimally invasive techniques can reduce downtime and overall costs, they only treat distinct areas/problems of the face. Therefore, if extensive correction is needed, a traditional facelift or deep plane facelift may be necessary.

Facelift Cost in Chicago

The cost of a facelift in Chicago will depend on several factors, including the type of facelift, the experience of the surgeon, and the need for general anesthesia.

Type of facelift

Minimally invasive facelifts – The average cost of a minimally invasive facelift in Chicago is around $7,000–$9,000. The slightly cheaper nature is due to many of these procedures not requiring general anesthesia. When deciding the appropriate procedure, keep in mind the areas that each surgery targets.

  • Mini facelift – targets the lower third of the face and jawline.
  • Temple facelift – ideal for addressing crow’s feet, dropping eyebrows, and improving wrinkles along the outer forehead.
  • Mid-facelift – addresses the early signs of aging by raising the dropping of the cheeks and reducing the appearance of nasolabial folds

Traditional facelift – The cost of this procedure can range from $8,000 to $12,000 depending on the level of correction needed. This procedure can produce a much more dramatic improvement by addressing multiple areas and excising excess skin than minimally invasive procedures.

Deep plane facelift – The cost of a deep plane facelift ranges between $10,000 and $25,000. Surgeons access the deep layers of the face to reposition, reshape, and smooth out the SMAS layer, getting rid of wrinkles, providing longer-lasting results, and giving you a younger and more radiant appearance.

What is Included in the Cost of a Facelift

The price quoted for the procedure will include the surgeon’s fee, pre- and post-operative appointments, and any needed post-surgical garments. When the procedure requires general anesthesia it will also include the facility and anesthesia fees which often significantly increase the overall price.

A detailed explanation of the total cost of the procedure will be provided at the initial consultation to help reduce the financial unknowns of plastic surgery.

Factors That Determine the Cost of the Procedure

When it comes to determining the cost of a facelift, there are many additional aspects considered into the cost.

  • Geographic location. Larger cities, such as Chicago, will have a higher demand and operating costs leading to higher costs for cosmetic procedures.
  • Surgical location. Procedures requiring general anesthesia in an outpatient surgical facility or hospital will include additional surgical site fees, which results in a higher total cost for these procedures.
  • Surgeon experience and expertise. Board-certified plastic surgeons invest a lot of time and money into learning the most cutting-edge technology, maintaining high-quality safety protocols, and continuing education endeavors to help deliver the best patient outcomes.

Does Insurance Cover Facelifts?

All facelift procedures are considered cosmetic by health insurance companies. Thus, insurance plans will typically not cover these procedures, resulting in a significant out-of-pocket expense. However, during the initial consultation, Dr. Casas will explain the expected costs of the procedure allowing you to make an informed decision.

Are Financing Options Available?

Yes. Dr. Laurie A. Casas is committed to providing every patient with access to surgical procedures that can enhance their self-esteem. Various financing options are available to assist in paying for the procedure over time. However, consider your current financial situation to make sure this procedure makes sense with regard to your budget.

Who is a Good Candidate for a Facelift Procedure?

An ideal candidate for a surgical procedure should be in good mental and physical health with no significant medical conditions that could result in an increased risk of complications. Candidates should be non-smokers or willing to quit to improve healing rates. For the success of these procedures, patients must have realistic expectations for the procedure and the limits of each surgery.

For busy men and women with unwanted signs of aging who do not have the luxury of undergoing a lengthy recovery period, a minimally invasive facelift may be the ideal procedure. Identifying the problem areas you wish to improve will help determine the best surgery to accomplish your goals.

Benefits of a Facelift

A facelift significantly improves the appearance of the face providing patients with a younger, more vibrant appearance. The benefits of a facelift include:

  • Address many signs of aging with one surgery. A facelift is capable of addressing sagging skin, deep wrinkles and creases along the nose and mouth, double chins, and issues with excess fat in one procedure.
  • Eliminate the appearance of jowls. The removal of excess skin can produce a slimmer, more defined jawline.
  • Tightens remaining skin. A facelift can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by tightening the remaining skin.
  • Natural-looking results. A well-performed facelift can restore natural-looking contours to the face without an over-tightened appearance.
  • Customizable procedure. A facelift can easily be added to other procedures to enhance the rejuvenation potential of surgery and complement the corrections achieved by other procedures.

Schedule a Facelift with Casas Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

The appearance of deep wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin can result in an older appearance than your stated age. Luckily, a facelift surgeon can reverse the signs of aging, boosting your confidence and self-esteem. Dr. Laurie Casas is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 30 years of surgical experience. Dr. Casas can reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles while restoring a natural, youthful appearance to the face.

Ready for a younger-looking you? Schedule a facelift consultation today by calling our office at 847-657-6884.