A forehead lift is an effective way to decrease the appearance of droopy skin and wrinkles in the forehead and brow area. It does this by weakening the muscles in the forehead and elevating the skin. Nationally, forehead lift prices average $3,276. There is, however, a fairly wide range in the cost of forehead lifts. The factors that determine the price of a forehead lift are relatively vast. Cost factors include type of anesthesia, operating room fees, and professional fees.
For most cosmetic surgeries, the patient may choose between local and general anesthesia. In the case of forehead lifts, most patients opt for general anesthesia, slightly affecting the cost of the forehead lift. The cost of anesthesia will typically add $350 - $800 to the cost of surgery. More about anesthesia..
As surgeons typically have access to both local hospitals and private surgery suites, depending on the preference of the patient, the surgery can be performed in either place. Both are suitable for a facelift. Costs usually rise between $650 - $1850 because of operating room fees which cover the use of the facility and of specific equipment. More about operating room fees.
Based on how experienced, certified, and in demand the surgeon performing your forehead lift is, the price will likely vary. It is recommended to be only performed by a board certified surgeon. To help ensure your results are closest to those desired, consider all things when choosing your surgeon, not just the price. More expensive surgeons often provide better results, and it may be worth the extra money. It is also important to note that the cost of a forehead lift varies based on region of the country, so depending on where your surgeon is located, the price may be affected.
After the cost of your forehead lift has been assessed, it is necessary to find a way to foot the bill. The cosmetic nature of this surgery makes it rarely covered by insurance, so the patient must pay out of pocket. This, however, is manageable as many surgeons offer financing plans to ease the burden of paying for surgery.