Facelifts are one of the top 5 cosmetic surgical procedures performed. This is hardly surprising given that, according to RealSelf, 95% of patients who have undergone a facelift said that the procedure was worth it. The popularity of facelifts has led to many prospective patients wondering how much might a Boston facelift cost, how are other people affording facelifts in the greater Boston area, and is the procedure is really worth it?

How much does a Boston Facelift cost?

Because a facelift is an elective procedure, it isn’t usually covered by insurance and the price tag depends on the type of facelift chosen. Read our blog about A Patient’s Guide to a Facelift in Boston for information regarding the types of procedures, other options, recovery, and risks.

There are all kinds of figures bandied around online for Boston Facelift cost but some lower figures may be misleading. Patients need to make sure they calculate the expected cost based not just on their surgeon’s fee but also on the operating room costs, anesthesia, additional appointments, and medication.

According to board-certified-surgeon, Dr Michael Suzman, $15,000 is within the range of the true cost for a facelift while allure.com says to count on investing between $12,000 and $40,000.

Of course, the final figure depends on the complexity of the selected procedure and the surgeon’s level of training, experience and location.

However, the cost doesn’t mean a facelift with a skilled, board-certified surgeon is out of reach and every case is different. Many doctors report that patients commonly organize their budget so that they can use payment plans or credit cards to finance their procedure and/or save up in advance to pay for their op in cash.

Common ways to fund a facelift in Boston

Setting Up A Savings Account

If you are willing to wait for your facelift procedure, you may want to consider setting up a savings account to cover the entire or part of your surgery in advance.

The main benefit of saving for the procedure in advance is that patients can undergo surgery with the knowledge that they have budgeted for it. This can help to take a lot of potential pressure off their finances in the future.

The trade-off is that patients wanting surgery immediately, without having saved ahead of time, may have to wait before moving forward.

Patients considering this option may want to review Finder.com’s article on nearly 100 savings accounts to help people compare what options are available to them.

Financing and CareCredit

If you are wanting to have your facelift surgery in the near future and are comfortable spreading the cost of your procedure into the medium and long-term, then financing options may be suitable for you.

One of the most popular financing options available is CareCredit – a credit card designed specifically to cover healthcare bills. CareCredit offers a health and wellness card that’s accepted by over 200,000 providers across the country.

CareCredit states that no interest is charged, if a provider offers promotion financing, with shorter term financing of 6, 12, 18 or 24 months on purchases of $200 or more as long as the minimum monthly payments are made and the full amount is paid at the end of the promotional period. Interest is charged after this date.

This means a $19,000 facelift cost (realself.com), may work out at $3,167 per month over 6 months, $1,584 per month over 12 months or $792 a month over 2 years.

Please note that not all providers offer promotion financing. For more terms and conditions, and to put in your own figures, check out the CareCredit calculator here.


As with all cosmetic procedures, choosing the right one for you starts with research.

Patients should find, and meet, a selection of board-certified surgeons who are experienced in treating the issues they would like to address. By comparing the information they gather from a number of consultations, they have a better chance of finding the most qualified doctor to treat them with whom they can also build a rapport.

Dr. Markarian loves answering patients’ questions and truly believes the best patients are those that are fully informed about the procedure and the Boston Facelift cost.

Following your consultation and if you decide to go ahead with the procedure, it’s then just a matter of looking forward to achieving a natural, more youthful appearance, for years to come.


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