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Mini Facelift Cost – Northern Virginia | Loudoun | Fairfax | Prince William | Fauquier | Arlington 

Mini facelift costDr. Trang Vo-Nguyen (Dr. V) is a board certified facial plastic surgeon in Chantilly, near Northern Virginia. She leads a state of the art plastic surgery practice called the Virginia Institute for Surgical Arts. Patients in Loudoun County, Fairfax County, Prince William County, Fauquier County, Arlington County, and nearby areas who are looking for facial plastic surgery procedures can receive advance treatment from Dr. V.

What is Mini Facelift?

Mini facelift is an innovative surgical procedure to reduce the signs of aging from the face in a minimally invasive way. The procedure is designed to reduce the risks typically associated with a traditional facelift plastic surgery procedure. The treatment involves minimal downtime and reduced swelling and discomfort during the recovery period. Dr. V is an experienced plastic surgeon providing mini facelift to patients in Middleburg, Leesburg, Fairfax, Manassas, Warrenton, Arlington, and surrounding communities.

Cost Factors in Mini Facelift

Compared to a traditional facelift plastic surgery, a mini facelift is a less complication procedure as it deals with selective areas of the face to reduce the signs of aging. Due to the quickness of this procedure, it is also sometimes called by the name of a Weekend Facelift. While a traditional facelift involves a major incision through which the underlying muscles and tissue are tightened and excess skin is removed, in case of a mini facelift only minor incisions are involved to tighten the neck and jowls and other targeted specific areas.

Location of the Practice

The cost of a mini facelift in Loudoun County, Fairfax County, Prince William County, Fauquier County, Arlington County, or nearby locations may differ from the cost of the same procedure in Chicago or another region. This happens because the cost of living in each region may differ, which may influence the cost of all products and services, including facial plastic surgery services.

Surgeon’s Fee

If the mini facelift procedure is performed by a highly qualified and experienced facial plastic surgeon, the fee charged may be higher compared to another surgeon who may not be a recognized expert in the area of head and neck surgery. A higher demand from patients may make a surgeon hard pressed for time for a particular procedure, and he or she may charge a higher fee. As per the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the surgeon’s fee should be a secondary factor, and patients should choose the right surgeon for their surgical needs.

Cost of Operating Facility

If a mini facelift procedure is performed at a state of the art surgical facility that is fully equipped with advanced technologies and systems, along with the backup of experienced support staff, and provides high quality services and comforts, it may charge more than an average operating facility.

Cost of Anesthesia

In case of a mini facelift, the patient will not require to undergo general anesthesia. That will save a considerable part of the cost in comparison to a traditional facelift surgery that is typically performed under general anesthesia. A mini facelift is usually performed under local anesthesia with sedation.

Additional Costs

A mini facelift is performed on an outpatient basis, and the entire procedure can be completed within 45 to 90 minutes in most cases. Therefore, overnight stay costs are eliminated in this procedure. However, the patient should take into account costs of any medical tests, prescription medications, post-op visits or other related expenses. An accurate estimate of costs will help a patient arrange the finances for the procedure well in advance.

Average Cost of Mini Facelift

A mini facelift procedure will usually cost in the range of $4,000 to $7,000 depending on several cost factors as discussed above. This cost is usually about half the total cost involved in a traditional facelift plastic surgery. In cosmetic enhancement procedures, the cost is forgotten quickly, but the results are remembered for a long time. Therefore, patients should choose an appropriate procedure with a qualified, preferably board certified plastic surgeon specializing in facial plastic surgery for such a procedure.

Insurance and Financing

Mini facelift is typically performed for cosmetic reasons, which makes it an elective surgery. Health insurance plans normally do not provide coverage for such cosmetic surgery procedures. Patients may be required to make an upfront payment at the plastic surgeon’s office. Therefore, financing issue should be discussed with their office well in advance.

Some practices may provide guidance or assistance with regarding to arranging finances for the procedure. Alternatively, third party financing is available directly through various professional medical care finance companies. Financing can make it convenient for the patient to make payments in affordable monthly installments.

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.

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