Cost of Facial Implants
Facial implants are an effective way to enhance the facial appearance and improve overall facial balance. As an experienced facial plastic surgeon, Dr. V discusses all aspects of a facial implant procedure with her patients, including the cost aspect, at the time of initial consultation. Her goal is to ensure that the patient is in a position to make an informed choice and be well aware of the estimated costs that they may have to bear.
Cost aspect becomes particularly important when facial implant surgery is performed purely for aesthetic reasons. In such a case, the cost may not be covered under the patient’s health plan. Patients in Chantilly, Northern Virginia, Loudoun County, Fairfax, Prince William, Fauquier, Arlington, Middleburg, Leesburg, Manassas, Warrenton, and surrounding communities can discuss various aspects, including cost of facial implant procedure.
Pivotal Factors Impacting the Cost
The cost of facial implant procedure may depend on a number of factors as follows:
Where the Practice is located
The location of practice can contribute to the overall cost of facial implant surgery because each geographical region may have a different cost of living index. This index influences the average cost of most types of goods and services in a particular area, including plastic surgery procedures such as facial implants. For instance, the cost of this surgery in Chantilly, Northern Virginia, Loudoun County, Fairfax, Prince William, Fauquier, Arlington, Middleburg, Leesburg, Manassas, Warrenton, and nearby areas may differ from the cost of the same procedure in Santa Barbara, CA.
Fee Charged by the Surgeon
A plastic surgeon may charge a fee to perform a facial implant surgery, depending on their qualifications, experience and recognition as a facial plastic surgeon. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) suggests that patients should opt for the right surgeon for their needs, and consider the surgeon’s fee component only as a secondary factor in such a decision.
Costs of Anesthesia and Operating Room
Facial implant procedure may be performed under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation with local anesthesia, depending on the specific case. The fee of anesthesiologist may vary as per their skills and experience. The quality of the surgical facility, the qualifications and experience of the staff, and services provided at the facility may impact the operating room costs.
Nature of Implant Procedure
A facial implant procedure may be performed to reduce or augment the size of the chin, enhance the cheekbones. It may involve the use of more than one implant to make the face appear wider or narrower as the case may be. In some cases, the facial implant surgery may be performed as a part of facial reconstruction following an injury. The type of implant materials used may also impact the overall costs of the procedure. For instance, high strength silicone implants may cost more than polyethylene based facial implants.
Average Cost of Surgery
The average cost of cheek or chin implants may range anywhere between $6,000 and $12,000, depending on various factors. The costs of anesthesia and operating room may or may not be included in this price, as per the charges in a particular case or at a particular surgical practice.
For more infomation please contact Dr. V. Dr. Trang Thuy Vo-Nguyen, known to her patients as “Dr. V,” is a board certified facial plastic surgeon providing the latest surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures in Northern Virginia, Leesburg, Loudoun, Fairfax, Warrenton, Fauquier, Arlington, Manassas, Middleburg, Prince William, and other areas. http://drvfacialplastics.com/contact-us/