Can You Give Me Some General Information About Facelifts?

Q: I would like some information about facelifts.  Do you do lower face/neck lifts.? How much is the average facelift?  Do you have financing for facelift procedures?

A: Very detailed information on facelift surgery can be found on my blog, Just search under facelift and more than 50 articles on various aspects of facelift surgery will come up on the topic. From what a facelift is and its different types, to how it affects the facial aging process and how long they last, and to recovery and postoperative instructions after a facelift are covered in detail in these articles.

The cost of a facelift can range from $5500 to $9500 depending on the type of facelift done. More limited facelifts, like Lifestyle Lifts cost less while more complex full facelifts cost more.

All facelifts are really neck-jowl lifts and affect only the lower third of the face. It is a common misconception that it is a procedure that treats the entire face, from the forehead down to the neck. Many facelifts are done at the samed time as other facial procedures such as blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), browlift, rhinoplasty and chin augmentation.

The financing of cosmetic surgery is common and many companies offer this service. Plastic surgeons essentually act as referral sources to these companies as both a service and convenience to their patients. One of the most popular is Care Credit although there are many others. Plastic surgeons do not offer the financing directly but provide needed financial information so that you can apply.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana