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Facial Plastic Surgery Cost

by Dr. Daniel Lin

plastic surgery costDr. Daniel Lin is a board certified facial plastic surgeon and a Diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. He heads Shine Cosmetic Surgery, a premier practice providing a range of body cosmetic surgery and reconstructive procedures, apart from facelift and necklift surgeries.

Patients in West Covina, Inland Empire, San Gabriel Valley, Chino, Rowland Heights, Baldwin Park, Whittier, Brea, Arcadia and nearby communities may receive the latest treatments here in a safe and friendly office environment. Shine Cosmetic’s on-site surgical suite has received accreditation from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).

Costs of Facial Surgical Procedures

Facial and body cosmetic surgery are two major categories of procedures that are available to patients in West Covina, Inland Empire, San Gabriel Valley and other areas from Shine Cosmetic Surgery. As an experienced facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Lin explains various procedure areas and treatment options available to a patient. The cost of each type of facial plastic surgery will be different from others because each procedure has its own set of intricacies and requirements. The complexity of a procedure may also depend on a patient’s specific condition and unique aesthetic goals. The cost may vary depending on several such factors.

Some of the key facial plastic surgery procedures provided at Shine Cosmetic Surgery include the following:

  • Asian Eyelid Surgery
  • Asian Rhinoplasty
  • Brow Lift
  • Cheek Implants
  • Chin Implants
  • Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Endoscopic Brow Lift
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Face Lift
  • Facial Fat Grafting
  • Facial Implants
  • Revision Rhinoplasty
  • Rhinoplasty

Asian facial plastic surgery procedures are typically designed for people of Asian ethnic origin who wish to enhance their facial appearance by improving certain features. This requires specialized skills, and the costs of procedures such as Asian rhinoplasty and Asian eyelid surgery may vary from a regular nasal surgery or eyelid surgery. If the patient is looking for revision rhinoplasty or another revisionary procedure, it may be more expensive, considering the extent of surgery required.

Revision plastic surgeries can be more complicated and require different skills compared to a typical plastic surgery. Costs will also vary on the basis of what treatment approach or technology is adopted to perform a procedure. For instance, a facial plastic surgeon may perform a brow lift surgery in a traditional manner, or as an endoscopic procedure. The endoscopic brow lift allows the surgeon to view the underlying tissue and internal structures through very tiny incisions with the help of a camera.

This avoids the larger sized ear to ear incisions, and patient is left with minimal scarring. Costs may add up slightly when such advanced techniques are employed because the technologies and equipment costs are high, and their handling requires specialized skills. Similarly for body cosmetic surgery procedures also the costs will be influenced by the choice of treatment methodology adopted.

Cost Components

A typical face or body cosmetic surgery procedure performed by an experienced facial cosmetic surgeon will include the following cost components:

  •       Fee of the operating surgeon
  •       Costs of the surgical facility or hospital
  •       Anesthesia costs, in case general anesthesia is involved
  •       Costs of prescription medications
  •       Post-surgical garments, if any
  •       Medical tests required before and after the procedure

Location does Matter

The costs of key components such as the surgeon’s fee and the costs of the surgical facility may vary depending on several factors. For instance, the cost of an average plastic surgery procedure for patients in West Covina, Inland Empire, San Gabriel Valley, and surrounding communities may be different from the cost of a similar procedure in another state where the cost of living is very different. Therefore, geographical location where the patient chooses to have the procedure performed will usually have an impact on the overall cost of procedure.

Surgeon Factors You should Consider

Similarly, the skills, experience and reputation of one plastic surgeon may be different from another. This may result in different fees being charged by two surgeons for the same procedure. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) advises patients that satisfaction in any plastic surgery procedure involves more than just the fee of the surgeon. When choosing a plastic surgeon, it is important to evaluate the certifications, qualifications, and experience of the surgeon.

These factors can be much more important than the cost at the end of the day. A poorly performed procedure may become a constant source of dissatisfaction, and may even compel a patient to seek a revision surgery, which can cost a lot more. On the other hand, a well-executed procedure will be remembered long after its cost has already been forgotten.

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