Your face is the first thing people notice about you. When you are unhappy with your face, cosmetic surgery can do wonders.
The right cosmetic procedure can:
- Correct sun damage
- Lift sagging skin
- Rejuvenate tired skin
- Remove unwanted fat
- Plump the lips
- Augment your chin and jaw
- Remove fine lines, wrinkles, skin blemishes, and more!
While no amount of cosmetic surgery can entirely halt the aging process, the procedures listed below can delay aging and make you look years younger.
If you have ever considered facial cosmetic surgery but are worried about the cost, the following article should allay your anxiety. What follows are the fees associated with the most common facial procedures used by men and women today.
Want to learn more? Contact Moein Surgical Arts, home of world-renowned cosmetic surgeon Doctor Babak Moein. You can schedule a discrete consultation with Doctor Moein by dialing (310)694-4486.
Why It Makes Sense to Have Facial Cosmetic Surgery
If your self-esteem has taken a hit due to facial wrinkles, poor skin complexion, or deformities of some sort or another, facial cosmetic surgery can boost your self-esteem and quality of life. There is no better time to undergo cosmetic surgery on the face. The reasons are abundant.
Facial cosmetic surgery can make you look younger than your chronological years. If you have a feature on your face that has always caused you psychological discomforts, such as a crooked nose or overly thin lips, the right procedure can improve your appearance tenfold.
The procedures performed today are also safer, less invasive, and are associated with a lowered risk of complications than in the past. Medical science and cosmetic surgical science have come a long way for your benefit.
It should be noted that cosmetic surgery will not change your life entirely. Even the most successful cosmetic procedure will do nothing to solve personal problems and you certainly won’t be able to look like someone else, such as your favorite TV star or model. But the right procedure can give you greater self-confidence and add to your sense of well-being.
To ensure you are the right candidate for facial cosmetic surgery, you should ensure that:
You are Having Surgery to Please Yourself, Not Others
The healthiest reason to undergo cosmetic surgery is to improve the way you feel about yourself. Individuals who possess a strong self-image are more confident at work and in social situations, as well as more comfortable with their relationships. If this describes you, facial cosmetic surgery could be right up your alley.
You Have Realistic Expectations
As we mentioned a bit ago, facial cosmetic surgery cannot make you look like anyone else, real, or imagined. Having realistic expectations is incredibly important to you ending up satisfied with your results. Cosmetic surgery can dramatically change how you look, but there are limits. Your cosmetic surgeon will discuss what is possible with you during the initial consultation. During this discrete meeting, you will be able to convey your goals and receive information about whether those goals are reasonable.
You Are Emotionally Prepared for Facial Cosmetic Surgery
You should only undergo facial cosmetic surgery when you are mentally healthy. The wrong time to undergo face surgery is following a major life event such as a divorce or the death of a loved one. Even a loss of a job can lead to an emotional upheaval that might make cosmetic surgery detrimental to your well-being. If you suffer from depression or another mental condition or find yourself obsessed with perfection, facial cosmetic surgery may not be right for you.
You Can Afford Facial Cosmetic Surgery
Insurance typically will not cover aesthetic procedures that are not medically necessary. This includes cosmetic procedures aimed at the face, such as a facelift or rhinoplasty (Nose Job). Be sure you understand all the costs involved, your payment options, and what you can afford. All of these factors will be discussed with you during your consultation with the cosmetic surgeon.
Read our article: The Non-Celebrity Guide to Affording Cosmetic Surgery
We will also cover many of the base costs below, along with the most popular facial cosmetic being opted for in surgical centers across the country. Let’s get started.
What are the Most Popular Facial Cosmetic Surgeries and How Much Do They Cost?
Now that we have covered some of the physical and mental factors that can influence your decision to have cosmetic surgery, let’s discuss which procedures might be right for you.
Read our article: Face Surgeries Becoming More Popular – Which is Right for You?
Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Lift)
The eyelid lift is a useful anti-aging procedure. By reshaping the eyelids, you can look younger and improve your vision when the eyelids have obstructed your ability to see things clearly. The facial cosmetic procedure is aimed at removing excess skin or sagging skin along the eyelids. This excess skin can make you look years older than you truly are. Blepharoplasty can make you appear years younger once complete.
The cost of a blepharoplasty is around $4,120.
Rhinoplasty (Nose Job)
Altering the nose can have a dramatic effect on the rest of your face. A nose job aims to reshape the nose. The results bring the nose in greater balance with your other facial features. Rhinoplasty is customizable depending on your aesthetic goals. The cosmetic surgeon may reduce the appearance of the nose or fix a feature of the nose, such as a bump or crookedness.
The cost of rhinoplasty is around $5,483.
When you read the term facelift, you may envision the blown-back look many celebrities have sported in the past. Advances in facial cosmetic surgery have made the effects of the facelift appear more natural. During a rhytidectomy, wrinkles and facial sagging are minimized to such a degree that you can look years younger after you have healed. The aim of a facelift is to tighten the skin to give you a more youthful appearance. The cosmetic surgeon gently pulls the skin tighter, smoothing deep lines and reversing sagging. The scars of a facelift are typically hidden in inconspicuous places such as in your hairline or behind your ears.
The cost of a facelift is around $8,005.
Forehead Lift (or Brow Lift)
A forehead lift aims to reduce the wrinkle lines that develop along the forehead. The procedure can also remove fine lines and wrinkles that appear along the bridge of the nose and between the eyes. Patients love the forehead lift for its ability to remove age lines, raise sagging eyebrows, and make the facial features appear more alert and in more youthful positions.
The cost of a forehead lift is around $3,900.
A neck lift is sometimes performed alongside a facelift. The effects are generally the same for both facial cosmetic procedures. During a neck lift, the skin is pulled tighter, which improves skin laxity while minimizing fat bulging (also crudely referred to as neck waddle). A neck lift can also improve the neck muscle bands (platysmal bands), giving the neck a more youthful appearance. If excess fat is present, liposuction is often used during a neck lift. Excess skin can also be trimmed away.
The cost of a neck lift is around $5,774.
Facial fat grafting involves the removal of fat from another part of the body, such as the abdomen. The removal of fat slims the donor area. The fatty tissue is then sterilized and reinjected into a portion of the face, such as the lips. Fat grafting can add fatty tissue where age has caused a concave look to occur. The technique can plump the lips, rejuvenate the folds that go from the corners of the mouth to the nose, minimize under-eye bags, and augment the cheeks. In some cases, facial fat grafting can be used to correct problems like scars.
The cost of facial fat grafting is around $5,150.
Facial implants are used to augment the facial structure. The type and size of the facial implants are based on your aesthetic goals. A small chin can be enhanced with chin implants while a weak jaw can be augmented with jaw implants. Cheek implants are also used to increase the projection of the cheekbones.
The cost of facial implants is around $3,669.
Non-Surgical Facial Procedures
The procedures above are considered surgical operations. There are also a series of non-surgical procedures offered by many cosmetic surgeons that can also give you dramatic results.
Morpheus8 is considered a microneedling treatment that also uses radiofrequency energy to rejuvenate the facial skin. The technique is sometimes referred to as the non-surgical alternative to the facelift. The facial cosmetic procedure can be used on the face, neck, and even the body. When used on the face, Morpheus8 can minimize the appearance of jowls, nasal labial fold lines, bags under the eyes, frown lines, troubling facial age lines, and even acne scars.
The cost of Morpheus8 is around $1,850.
Botox is an injectable neurotoxin that is used to block signals from the nerves to the muscles. Once the face is injected with Botox, the affected muscles will not be able to contract. This causes the muscles to relax and soften, leading to a more youthful appearance.
Botox is commonly used on crow’s feet (lines around the eyes), forehead lines, and frown lines. It should be noted that wrinkles caused by gravity and sun damage will not respond to Botox.
The cost of Botox is between $10 to $15 per unit with 30-40 units usually required per problem area.
Kybella Double Chin Treatment
Kybella is an injectable substance known as deoxycholic acid. This naturally occurring substance dissolves fat in the body. When injected into the area under the chin, Kybella attacks fat cell membranes, causing them to liquefy and making them more easily absorbed by the body. The treatment is effective at getting rid of the double chin effect, also referred to as submental fat or submental fullness.
The cost of Kybella double chin treatment is between $1,200 and $1,800.
Dermal fillers are injectable substances, some natural and others synthetic, to fill in facial wrinkles, provide facial volume, and augment facial features. The use of dermal fillers can restore a smoother appearance. The effects are temporary, as the substances are eventually absorbed by the body.
Read our article: Can Injectable Fillers Prevent Aging?
The cost of dermal fillers is between $177 and $1,058, depending on which filler is used.
Lumecca IPL Skin Rejuvenation
Lumecca is a powerful intense pulsed light (IPL) facial cosmetic treatment used to treat vascular and pigmented lesions. A single application can lead to dramatic improvements in skin texture and your complexion. The treatment makes use of photo thermolysis, which provides a photofacial through the delivery of a comfortable light therapy.
The cost of Lumecca is around $300 per treatment.
Silhouette Insta Face Lift
The Silhouette InstaLift or Insta Face Lift is used by both men and women to lift facial features without surgery. The procedure involves several steps that ultimately lift deep layers of facial skin to plump and freshen your appearance. The technique reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and helps to contour the face to renew your complexion. The InstaLift can remove years from your face.
Following the injection of a local anesthetic, the cosmetic surgeon inserts the Silhouette InstaLift biodegradable sutures individually into select areas of your face to lift deeper layers of skin. After a period of 45 minutes, the treatment is complete. There is no downtime, which means you can immediately return to your everyday activities. The results are immediate with new collagen production leading to improved results over the span of 3 to 18 months.
The cost of the Silhouette InstaLift is around $3,375.
Fractora Skin Renovation and Scar Treatment
Fractora is a facial rejuvenation and resurfacing treatment that reduces wrinkles to slow the effects of aging. In the hands of a skilled cosmetic professional, Fractora can restore skin to its youthful appearance, making you look and feel younger. The treatment combines microneedling and radio frequency to address individual facial cosmetic goals and outcomes. Results are immediate with improved results appearing over the following two weeks.
The cost of Fractora is around $1,250.
These Are Estimated Base Fees Only
The fees listed above for both cosmetic and non-cosmetic facial techniques are estimates. They are also base costs, which means they may not include extra fees, such as anesthesia and surgical center costs.
Get an Accurate Quote by Calling Moein Surgical Arts in Los Angeles
If you are considering facial cosmetic surgery to improve your appearance and self-esteem, you can receive an accurate quote by meeting with an experienced professional. For those living in Los Angeles or the Southern California area, Doctor Babak Moein of Moein Surgical Arts would love to meet with you.
A discreet meeting with Doctor Moein will allow you to discuss your goals for cosmetic surgery, the fees involved, and other information such as medical financing, the risks involved, and all the benefits you are sure to receive.
Facial cosmetic surgery (and non-surgical techniques) could give you a new lease on life. Get started right now and discover the possibilities by dialing (310)694-4486.