Welcome...

We are a plastic surgery forum & message board here to answer your questions about reconstructive and cosmetic surgery.

Register for free and join our community today!

Forum Statistics

  • Forum Members:
  • Total Threads:
  • Total Posts: 12
There are users currently browsing forums.

Blogroll:

Reply
Old 01-28-2008, 01:27 AM   #1
 
la_angel's Avatar
 
Status: Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 1,095

la_angel is on a distinguished road



Default why are facelifts so expensive?

the average cost is something like $20k i read. i don't get it


la_angel is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2008, 12:33 AM   #2
 
Status: Member
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 32

joan7 is on a distinguished road



Default

Well dear, only full facelifts which include blepharoplasty aka eyelift cost that much and that's a pretty lengthy procedure anywhere from 4 to 5 hours which I'm sure is a main factor.

joan7 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2008, 03:22 AM   #3
 
Status: Banned
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Cabo Roig - Spain
Posts: 2

Shygirl is on a distinguished road



Default Less Expensive in Spain

I have just had a full face lift done in Spain and it only cost me 8,500 euros (approximately 10,800 dollars). This was for the S-Lift, liposuction on my neck, eye-lift, and laser treatment of fine lines and blemishes.

Shygirl is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2008, 02:16 AM   #4
 
Status: Member
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 40

gatie946 is on a distinguished road



Default

It is not that much expensive.

You will have to search a bit more and you will find a less expensive solution.




.

gatie946 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2009, 10:33 AM   #5
 
Status: Banned
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: South Africa
Posts: 2

brigitte is on a distinguished road



Default I had surgery 6 weeks ago.

I am 6 weeks post facelift, upper eyelid blepharoplasty, neck lipo and fat transfers to nasolabial folds, under eye hollows and lips. I live in South Africa and it cost me R35,000 which is approximately 3,752.35 USD or 2,590.88 GBP.

Its so expensive overseas I never would have been able to afford it. I started posting pics of my facelift on my lipo blog so your can see some of my results. Will keep updating as I only started posting yesterday.

Pics here Plastic Surgery : My Story

brigitte is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2009, 04:45 AM   #6
 
Status: Banned
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Dallas
Posts: 18

ReynoldPitre is on a distinguished road



Default

You should go to a good surgeon and ask him about the perfect one for you.

ReynoldPitre is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2009, 02:19 AM   #7
 
Status: Junior Member
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 4

Aussie_Grrl is on a distinguished road



Default

Facelifts are expensive, because good surgeons can charge a lot of money. I'm having a facelift and eyelid surgery in two months and it's US$28,000 total cost. Yes, I could have saved an average of $7,000 by going to any other surgeons....but this person is cutting into my FACE - I want the best possible for that!

Aussie_Grrl is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2009, 12:28 AM   #8
 
la_angel's Avatar
 
Status: Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 1,095

la_angel is on a distinguished road



Default

$28k? I hope it's a good surgeon for that much! I've realized the reason the price is so much is because a full facelift can be pretty much an all-day operation for the surgeon and take 6 to 8 hours. I don't understand why it takes so long but I suppose with the full ones they involve a lot of nips and tucks all over the place since they are not just targeting one area.

la_angel is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2009, 03:31 AM   #9
 
Status: Junior Member
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 4

Aussie_Grrl is on a distinguished road



Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by la_angel View Post
$28k? I hope it's a good surgeon for that much! I've realized the reason the price is so much is because a full facelift can be pretty much an all-day operation for the surgeon and take 6 to 8 hours. I don't understand why it takes so long but I suppose with the full ones they involve a lot of nips and tucks all over the place since they are not just targeting one area.
I hope so too. He's considered the country's finest by numerous sources, so I hope he's in fine form when he operates on me!

The procedure does take a long time. An average of 6 hours and so the surgeon doesn't operate on anybody else on the same day. The reason it takes so long, is that doing a facelift is a real skill.....and every stitch the surgeon takes, should be a work of art.

You can definitely get cheaper face-lifts, especially if you go overseas....but honestly, why not save up a bit more money and wait another couple of years and get somebody really expert to operate on you. It's your face - not something that can be hidden away if anything goes wrong!

Aussie_Grrl is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2009, 03:33 PM   #10
 
Status: Banned
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 17

EmilyRoth7 is on a distinguished road



Default

The whole plastic surgery game is lightweigh floppin. Simply because it allows for doctors to manipulate the prices of their procedures to make them doable for their clients. However, the reality is, the less money you pay the more risk you are susceptable to. So whatcha gonna do?

EmilyRoth7 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote


Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Contact Us - Plastic Surgery Forum | Cosmetic Surgery Forum | Plastic Surgery Message Boards - Archive - Privacy Statement - Forum Rules - Top