Please note online appointments can only be booked for our Wayne office at this time. Please call 267.627.6463 to schedule appointments with Dr. Ho in Center City (Philadelphia).

For consultations or treatment visits booked online, a consultation or deposit fee of $150 will be charged at the time of scheduling.

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Please note online appointments can only be booked for our Wayne office at this time. Please call 267.627.6463 to schedule appointments with Dr. Ho in Center City (Philadelphia).

For consultations or treatment visits booked online, a consultation or deposit fee of $150 will be charged at the time of scheduling.

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How Much Does a Facelift Cost?

There are a variety of options on the market today that can help you turn back the clock on your face, to appear more youthful and smooth. If you have explored your options and a facelift in Philadelphia seems like the best choice for you, Dr. Tina Ho can help you embark on your transformative journey toward looking younger and feeling better about your appearance. 

A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a cosmetic procedure performed to address visible signs of aging in the face or neck. The procedure aims to tighten and pull back your facial skin and muscle to create a youthful and radiant appearance. 

What is the Average Cost of a Facelift?

The average estimate of a facelift procedure depends on the type and its scope. There are also other factors that determine how much you might have to pay in total for your surgery. These include the type of anesthesia and operating facility fees. 

During your consultation at Tina Ho, MD Facial Plastic Surgery, you will be provided a formal individualized surgical fee quote by the surgical coordinator—the average cost ranges from $22,000 – $28,000, including facility and anesthesia fees.

What Is Included in the Total Cost of a Facelift?

An average cost may be considered an estimate. It usually does not include all the charges you might pay. This is because different facelift types require different techniques, anesthesia, recovery periods, and amount of time of surgery. 

Hence, the total cost of a facelift usually includes the following (if they apply):

  • Consultation fees
  • Surgeon fees
  • Anesthesia
  • Medical tests
  • Additional facial procedures
  • Postoperative medications
  • Post-surgery garments


    What to Consider in the Price of a Facelift?

    There are multiple variables to consider when determining the cost of a facelift. These include:


    The total price of a facelift varies among regions within the United States. Some regions may have more plastic surgeons and offices than others. Also, the differences in the demand for cosmetic procedures in different regions could be a major factor. 

    For instance, the price for a facelift in regions like Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Dallas, Miami, and Manhattan will be considerably higher than in other mid-populated regions. 

    This is because these places are hotspots for cosmetic surgeries, and a higher demand will generally increase the price. In addition, major urban areas have a high cost of living. Hence, it is expected that plastic surgery offices in such locations will charge more for their services compared to their counterparts in less commercial areas.

    Expertise and Experience

    It is expected that US-trained, board-certified, and highly-experienced surgeons charge more for cosmetic procedures than surgeons who are not as experienced. What is also expected is a higher price tag when the results of their services speak for themselves. 

    Surgical-related expenses

    The total price for your facelift covers more than the cost of the procedure itself. It includes other surgical-related expenses such as anesthesia, operating facility fees, medical tests, and the price for additional procedures performed with your facelift.

    Is Financing Available?

    Most health insurance policies generally do not cover cosmetic procedures, such as a facelift. However, if you are still interested in scheduling a procedure, you have options.

    • You can pay out-of-pocket 
    • You can enroll in financing or alternate payment options 

    If you have your heart set on undergoing a facelift in Philadelphia at Tina Ho MD Facial Plastic Surgery, but you are unsure if you can cover the procedure in full, call and ask what payment options we have available.


    Is it Covered by Insurance?

    Cosmetic surgeries are generally not covered by insurance, except when they are documented as medically necessary. An example of such surgery is blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery. 

    A facelift is considered an elective cosmetic surgery and hence, is not covered by insurance. Also, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) does not allow you to pay for cosmetic procedures from a health savings account (HSA) or a flexible spending account (FSA).

    What are the Benefits of a Facelift?

    Having a facelift is a worthy investment and provides you with results that creams, facials, and beauty treatments may not be able to provide.

    The benefits of a facelift include the following: 

    • Addresses facial aging signs such as sagging skin, fold lines, jowls, and double chins or “turkey neck” all at once
    • Provides natural, long-lasting results
    • Has no age limit
    • Can be performed with other cosmetic procedures such as a necklift, brow lift, eyelid surgery, facial fat transfer, and chin augmentation
    • Can be performed in both men and women

    Am I a Candidate for a Facelift?

    Although having a facelift has no age restrictions, it is mostly recommended for persons in their 40s to 70s.

    You are an ideal candidate for a facelift if you:

    • Do not have any uncontrolled medical conditions that can affect your recovery postoperatively
    • Are a nonsmoker or can stop smoking several weeks before your surgery
    • Have good skin elasticity
    • Have realistic aesthetic goals

    Why Dr. Tina Ho?

    You can rest assured that our services at Tina Ho, MD Facial Plastic Surgery are of world-class standard, and our patient testimonials and results speak for themselves. Dr. Tina Ho is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon and specializes exclusively in aesthetic and reconstructive procedures of the head and neck region. 

    While her surgical technique focuses on creating a natural, more youthful-appearing result that is tailored to the individual patient’s anatomy, she also puts your desired goals in mind and ensures you get the best results.