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How Much Does a Facelift Cost? Cosmetic Surgeon Reveals It All

Apr 27, 2021 | The Clinic London

Are you tired of looking at your sagging face? Do you want to fight the signs of ageing? Then you’re at the right place. In this article, I answer the question: How much does a facelift cost?

How much does a facelift cost?

Many patients hesitate to get a facelift because of the cost. However, getting a facelift produces things more important than money. These things include high self-confidence and self-belief.

I assure you, it’s worth it. Many of my patients are living more fulfilling and confident lives.

Before I discuss the cost, you must know what a facelift is.

What Is a Facelift?


A facelift or rhytidectomy enhances your look by lifting your face. It is mainly done to lift saggy skin. It is also done to reduce wrinkles and refine facial lines.

In other words, a facelift reverses the signs of ageing. However, it’s not just for old people. Young people can use it to prevent signs of ageing.

During the procedure, some skin on the face is pulled back. Depending on the type, tissues underneath are manipulated. Before the skin is closed, excess skin is removed.

A neck lift or platysmaplasty is often done along with a facelift. This is done to reduce fat and sagging skin on the neck.

While a facelift is a 100-year-old procedure, it exponentially improved. No wonder it’s among the most common cosmetic surgeries in London. However the techniques have evolved substantially over even the last three years. New techniques have resulted in more natural results and faster healing.

Why Should You Get a Facelift?

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You might be asking, “ Dr De Silva, why do I need a facelift,?”

Let me tell you the many benefits of a facelift.

As you age, your face changes. You get wrinkles, lines, and saggy skin. Fat increases and decreases in some areas of your face.

These changes are normal and can’t be stopped. Unless you find the magical fountain of youth, perhaps.

Kidding aside, age-related changes can be stopped. Thanks to advancements in cosmetic surgery, you can look younger.

In particular, facelift can help reduce:

  • sagging skin
  • jowls (excess skin at lower jawline)
  • nasolabial folds (lines from the edge of the nose to the mouth)
  • excess neck fat
  • sagging cheeks

As I mentioned earlier, facelifts are not just for older people. They can be beneficial for younger people, too.

Advantages of Getting a Facelift Early

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Many wait until they’re 60 or more to get a facelift. While a facelift works, the recovery time is usually longer.

On the other hand, younger people have shorter recovery periods. It’s because of the amount of tissue repositioning needed.

Plus, older people have to reverse ageing by 20 years. Younger ones only have to reverse ageing by 5 to 10 years. See the difference?

Contrary to popular belief, there’s no shame in getting an early facelift procedure. You should be proud of doing it. After all, it’ll give you more natural results.

How Much Does a Facelift Cost?

Honestly, there isn’t a universal answer to this. Each patient has unique needs. Some need more adjustments. Others need fewer.

So how much does a facelift cost? My best response is a cost range.

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On average, a facelift costs 10k to 30k. It can increase depending on the type of facelift.

The cost depends on the additional techniques needed. These techniques include volume enhancement (fat transfer) and chin augmentation. A facelift will take between 3 to 6 hours depending on the exact requirements and the cost will reflect the time required.

Please take note that a facelift is an intricate procedure. It requires many years of medical training and experience.

How Long Does a Facelift Take?

cost of facelift

Just like facelift cost, there’s no universal answer to this. The period depends on the type of facelift. It can go from an hour to many hours.

Surgery time also increases along with the techniques needed. The more complex the techniques, the longer.

The less complex the techniques, the period is still long. I take longer than other surgeons because I am a perfectionist. Yes, I am guilty of wanting perfection, but it’ll benefit you.

Although the procedure can be finished early, the results can’t be the same.

I also measure in milliliters― something that many surgeons don’t do. It’s because it requires utmost patience.

I am not telling you that others are not patient. I am saying that my procedures have been refined to deliver amazing results.

The Bottomline

Congratulations! Knowing how much does a facelift cost also helps you treat it as an investment.

It’s an investment greater than stocks or cryptocurrencies. It is an investment for the MVP― yourself.

“How much does a facelift cost again?” The next time you ask this, remember your sake.

Think of your life goals. Think of the people you can help if you are more confident. Think of how great it would be for your mental health. Think of how happier you’re going to be. Think of how more confident you’re going to be.

If you like what you thought of, give me a call. See you!

Dr Julian De Silva

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Dr. Julian De Silva is a renowned and highly skilled facial plastic surgeon based in Harley Street, London. With a reputation for excellence in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. De Silva is the founder of the Centre for Advanced Facial Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery. Specialising in procedures such as facelifts, rhinoplasty, and eyelid surgery, he is known for his meticulous attention to detail and commitment to achieving natural-looking results. 

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About the Author Dr Julian De Silva
Specialist Facelift & Facial Surgeon in London

Finding the most reputable facelift expert is never easy. Therefore, you should always research the best surgeons in your area and ask plenty of questions. Dr De Silva is a facial cosmetic and plastic surgeon, author, global educator, with a track record of doing procedures for top celebrities. He is based at world-renowned Harley Street in Central London and specialises in three main procedures: Facelift and Neck lifts, Blepharoplasty, and Rhinoplasty.

By specialising in only the face, you can rest assured knowing that you’re getting premier results. Dr De Silva achieves natural-looking results for his patients using the latest regenerative technology, so they can heal quickly and look their absolute best. No matter what your reason for wanting a cosmetic treatment is, Dr De Silva and his team are here to help. To find out more information about Dr Julian De Silva and his work, check out our website.

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