University of Virginia Plastic Surgery
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Charlottesville, VA 22908
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How Much Does a Deep Plane, Mini, or Liquid Facelift Cost?

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Understanding the cost of facelifts and other plastic surgery procedures is an important step in your surgical journey. While price should never dictate your decision about whether or not to pursue surgery, it’s empowering to have all the information you need as you prepare for your next steps.

Read on to learn more about the national averages for facelift costs, as reported by real patients on

How Much Is a Deep Plane or SMAS Facelift?

The average cost of a deep plane or SMAS facelift is $16,175, with reported prices ranging from $8,000 to $38,000.

What Is It?

A deep plane or SMAS facelift, sometimes called a full or traditional facelift, is a surgical procedure that addresses significant facial aging by lifting and repositioning muscle, skin, and fat in the lower two-thirds of the face.

How Long Does It Last?

While nothing can stop the aging process from continuing, deep plane facelifts are known to “turn the clock back” by about 10 years. Although your face will continue to age after surgery, you can expect results to last about 10 years—and even then, you should continue to look younger than if you hadn’t had a facelift.

How Much Is a Short Scar or Mini Facelift?

The average cost of a short scar or mini facelift is $8,587, with reported prices ranging from $3,200 to $18,000.

What Is It?

A short scar or mini facelift is a less extensive approach to a surgical facelift, restoring the definition to the jawline. It is ideal for moderate signs of aging just beyond what can be addressed nonsurgically but not quite severe enough to require a full deep plane facelift.

How Long Does It Last?

Most people find their mini facelift results last about 5 years.

How Much Is a Nonsurgical or Liquid Facelift?

The average cost of a nonsurgical or liquid facelift is $2,793, with reported prices ranging from $150 to $10,000.

What Is It?

A nonsurgical or liquid facelift uses a combination of neurotoxins and dermal fillers. The procedure enhances facial contours, fills in sunken areas or folds, and relaxes dynamic wrinkles caused by repeated muscle contractions.

How Long Does It Last?

Nonsurgical or liquid facelift results typically last between 9 months and 2 years, depending on the fillers used. Learn more about the costs of long-term facelift results compared to temporary nonsurgical facelift results in this previous blog post.

What Are Some Factors That Affect Facelift Pricing?

UVA surgeons take a results-driven approach and customize each procedure to suit each person, so pricing varies quite a bit. During the consultation process, you will receive a personalized cost estimate reflecting your customizations so you know exactly what to expect. Factors that may affect pricing include:

  • Anesthesia type
  • Inclusion of fat grafting or other procedures
  • Time in the OR
  • Post-surgical care items

One more important factor that may affect pricing is your surgeon’s expertise. While surgeons with poor credentials or less experience may offer lower prices, you should never shop for facial plastic surgery based on pricing. Your confidence and your safety are priceless.

To see examples of the results you can expect from a facelift at UVA, please visit our before-and-after gallery.

If you would like to learn more about cost ranges for plastic surgery here in Charlottesville, VA, please contact us online or call us at (434) 924-1234.

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