In the treatment of the aging face and neck, a necklift is one of the most talked about facial plastic surgery procedures. It is a common topic because it has such a dramatic and successful outcome when done correctly. Many men and women seek to regain definition in their jaw and neckline as they grow older. A necklift is an effective surgical procedure to improve the neck and jawline in patients that are candidates. As with many products and services, people need to know the costs of necklift surgery to be able to plan accordingly.
What are the Components in the Cost of Neck Lift?
There is a team of healthcare professionals and various supplies that are utilized during the process of undergoing a necklift. When a surgical candidate gets a quote from a necklift specialist regarding the price of the procedure, there are 3 aspects of the price—- Surgeon’s Fee, Anesthesia Fee, and Facility Fee.
What is Covered for the Surgeon’s Fee?
The surgeon’s fee covers the costs to run a plastic surgery medical practice. The fee covers the cost of all of the appointments you have with your facial plastic surgeon before and after the procedures. The patient typically see the surgeon 2-3 times before surgery and at least 8 times after the necklift during the first year. The fee covers the time it takes the surgeon to perform the necklift. The surgery can vary from 3 to 6.5 hours. This entails around 15 hours of the surgeon’s and office staff’s time (plus or minus a few hours).
This fee is also covers the expenses it takes to operate a medical practice. This includes staff salaries, supplies to care for patients, electricity, rent, and other costs. There are many other costs that are covered from the surgeon’s fee that do not go directly to the facial plastic surgeon.
What is Covered in the Anesthesia Fee?
While I have many patients that have a high pain tolerance, I do not think I have a patient that could undergo a necklift without some type of anesthesia. The anesthesia fee is used to covers the medical personal given the anesthesia (anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist) and all their supplies. Their supplies include expensive medications to keep you asleep and pain free, and equipment they use during your procedure.
What is Covered in the Facility Fee?
If my family member was undergoing a necklift in Charlotte, I would want to have them have the procedure at a clean, safe, warm, and comfortable environment. The facility fee is money paid to the location where the surgery is performed (outpatient surgery center, hospital or office). The facility uses these funds to cover the cost of its staff to care for patients. The staff is responsible for care for patients before surgery, during the surgery, and while they wake up from anesthesia as well as scheduling, cleaning, and managing the facility. This fee covers all supplies and instruments used during the necklift as some of these are expensive. The facility has general overhead including rent, utilities, and other expenses to run a surgery center.
What is the Central Variable That Determines the Cost?
The main determinate of price is time. The shorter the surgery, the less anesthesia, the facility, and the facial plastic surgeon’s time will be required. A patient is responsible for the cost of the time they are in the operating room. This time depends on the level of complexity of the necklift.
What is the Cost of a Neck Lift in Charlotte?
The cost ranges from $8,500 up to $13,000 for a necklift in Charlotte. The cost of necklift increases as with the addition of complementary procedures including facial fat grafting, facial liposuction, platysmaplasty, and/or eyelift.
Why Choose Expert Neck Lift Surgeon Dr. Kulbersh?
Dr. Kulbersh is a Beverly Hills trained facial plastic surgeon. He trained with the best surgeons in Beverly Hills and specializes in only procedures of the face. He is a necklift expert and specialist and takes great care of his patients.
How Do I Schedule a Consultation at Carolina Facial Plastics?
Contact the office at (704) 842-3644 or send us an email inquiry. I look forward to working with you to develop a completely customized procedure.
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