How Much Does Facial Plastic Surgery Cost?
Medical insurance does not usually cover the costs of cosmetic surgeries. The cost of facial plastic surgery depends on several factors. Most patients can expect to pay thousands of dollars out of pocket. Costs vary depending on the following factors:
- Your surgeon’s geographical location
- Your surgeon’s expertise
- Anesthesia costs
- The extent of treatment areas
- Type of procedure(s)
- Operating room expenses
- Prescription medications
There are several ways you can reduce the total cost of your facial plastic surgery. If you need facial plastic surgery for medical reasons, your health insurance may help cover some of the costs of your procedure. For example, if droopy eyelids significantly impair your vision, your insurance provider may cover your blepharoplasty (eyelid lift). If you have breathing problems, your insurance provider may also cover some of your nose surgery expenses.
Another way to finance your face surgery includes asking for a loan from your bank or other financial institutions. Additionally, you may want to ask if your provider offers discounts for facial plastic surgery. Getting multiple facial procedures at the same time may also help you save money as opposed to getting each procedure done individually. Dr. Coville’s Patient Care Coordinator at Cornerstone Plastic Surgery will be able to give you an official quote of your facial plastic surgery expenses during your consultation.
What is Recovery Like After Facial Plastic Surgery?
After facial plastic surgery, you can expect some downtime. You will need plenty of time to recover and wear a surgical head wrap for as long as your doctor recommends. With most cosmetic surgeries, you can expect some swelling, bruising, and discomfort. Dr. Coville at Cornerstone Plastic Surgery may recommend taking pain relievers to deal with these symptoms.
During this time, you should avoid strenuous activities until your doctor clears you for these physical exercises. It is important to follow your doctor’s post-care instructions to ensure you heal properly. Moreover, you should attend your follow-up appointments to ensure your wounds are healing properly.