Facial plastic surgery is a term that plastic surgeons use to describe surgical procedures performed on the face. It includes rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), facelifts, cheek implants, and many other procedures. Despite the popularity of non-surgical injectables, facial plastic surgery remains the best way to achieve significant and permanent results. Many plastic surgeons specialize in facial plastic surgery.
What surgeries are included in facial plastic surgery?
Facial plastic surgery includes, but is not limited to: brow lifts, cheek implants, chin augmentation, blepharoplasty, forehead lift, lip implants, and rhinoplasty. As long as it involves a surgical cosmetic procedure on the face, it’s considered facial plastic surgery. Injectables, laser treatments, and treatments using electronic waves are not considered facial plastic surgery.
Am I a candidate for facial plastic surgery?
Ideal candidates for facial plastic surgery are people in good health who are looking to improve an aspect of their appearance. Visiting a board-certified plastic surgeon for a consultation is the best way to learn more about your candidacy for facial plastic surgery.
How much does facial plastic surgery cost?
Facial plastic surgery encompasses many different procedures, so there is no average cost. A full facelift will run you approximately $7,000, whereas a lip lift is only about $2,000. The price of facial plastic surgery will vary not only on the procedure, but also the geographical location of the surgeon and his or her individual rates.
Does insurance cover facial plastic surgery?
Most facial plastic surgery is performed for cosmetic reasons, so it is not covered by insurance. However, reconstructive plastic surgery is often covered by insurance—if you are seeking facial plastic surgery to correct a birth defect or trauma-related imperfection, you may qualify for insurance coverage.