Dr. Ahn from the Aesthetic Wellness Center in the Boston area specializes in the latest, most effective and long lasting techniques for face lifts. As a double board certiﬁed facial plastic surgeon who specializes in only cosmetic surgeries on the face and neck, he focuses on achieving the most natural looking face lifts.
During his facial plastic surgery training in San Francisco, Dr. Ahn learned from the most talented face lift surgeons in the world. Over the years, he combined their best ideas with his own aesthetic sensibility to develop his personal technique.
Dr. Ahn’s face lifts produce a natural looking result with a signiﬁcantly improved neck contour and jaw line that makes the patient look like a fresher, younger version of themselves. Unlike older face lift techniques, Dr. Ahn designs his face lifts with three gentle curves that follow the natural contour of the ear. By tightening the muscle layer beneath the skin, he can lift the jowls of the face without having to pull tightly on the skin.
In the lower face, instead of just removing the jowls, Dr. Ahn’s face lifts move them upward, away from your jawline which restores volume to your cheeks. Lastly, in the neck, we then surgically sculpt the soft tissue and fat, a more precise way of improving the neck as compared to liposuction.
Dr. Ahn is a double board certiﬁed facial plastic surgeon serving the Boston area for the past 11 years and performs all of his surgeries at the Aesthetic Surgery Center in Westborough, Massachusetts. The Aesthetic Wellness Surgery Center is a Joint Commission accredited office-based surgical suite. All procedures at the Aesthetic Surgery Center are performed under intravenous sedation, also known as “twilight anesthesia” which is safer than general anesthesia and can lead to a quicker and easier recovery.
The ideal candidate for a face lift is someone in good general health, between the ages of 40 and 70, who is concerned about the appearance of the lower face and neck. It is during this period in life when some of the signs of aging develop.
The primary reasons are:
The combination of these three factors contributes to the telltale signs of the aging face and neck, which include:
All procedures at the Aesthetic Surgery Center are performed under intravenous sedation, also known as “twilight anesthesia”. We feel that procedures performed under twilight anesthesia are safer (without the risks of general anesthesia) and lead to a quicker and easier recovery.
Immediately after surgery, you will have a loose dressing around the neck and head. After spending the night at home or in a local hotel (we will make arrangements for out of town patients) you will return to the office the next day to remove the dressing. We will also clean your sutures and wash your hair. For the next week, you will do little but rest at home with your head elevated.
During this time, most patients describe a mild to moderate soreness in the front of the neck and behind the ears. This discomfort is controlled with oral pain medication such as Vicodin. You will return to the office seven days after surgery to remove the sutures. At 10 days, most if not all of the bruising has resolved. With a little bit of make-up most patients are presentable in public after approximately 10 days. With normal healing, the total recovery from face lifting surgery involves 10 to 14 days of rest with minimal activity.
If you have a special event planned, Dr. Ahn advises that you allow at least 3-4 weeks of recovery before the event.
We are often asked what does a facelift, also known as a rhytidectomy, cost. The reality is it varies from person to person. Costs associated with this surgical procedure depends on how much work will need to be done.
Because most facelifts are primarily performed to improve the visible signs of aging on the face and neck, insurance companies consider it an elective cosmetic procedure. As a result, they are not covered by insurance.
At the Aesthetic Wellness Center, our costs for a mini or lower facelift involve three separate components:
According to the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons, the average surgeon’s fee for a facelift is $7,327. This does not include the cost of the facility and anesthesia fees, which can range anywhere from $1,500 – $3,500. The actual price for prospective patients will ultimately depend on a few factors:
Facelift Price Estimates at the Aesthetic Wellness Center
Here at the Aesthetic Wellness Center we like to provide patients with all of the costs associated with a facelift at the time of consultation.
Lower Facelift or Mini Facelift (First)
Lower Facelift or Mini Facelift with Necklift (First)
~$10,000 – $13,000
~$15,000 – $18,500
(includes surgeon, anesthesia, facility fees)
Lower Facelift or Mini Facelift (Revision)
Lower Facelift or Mini Facelift with Necklift (Revision)
~$11,000 – $15,500
~$16,000 – $19,500
(includes surgeon, anesthesia, facility fees)
Factors to Consider When Choosing a Plastic Surgeon
You may be able to find doctors that will perform the surgery cheaper, but make sure you understand why. As the saying goes, “you get what you pay for.” When you find a procedure at an unusually low rate, err on the side of caution. Before considering any life-changing surgery, it is important to look at:
Financing the Cost of Your Facelift
The Aesthetic Wellness Center also offers financing to pay for facelift costs. Find out more about our financing options and schedule your own consultation with Dr. Ahn.
About ‘The Aesthetic Wellness Center’ and Dr. Ahn
Dr. Min S. Ahn is a top-rated surgeon who is double board certified and specializes in facial plastic surgery. His team at The Aesthetic Wellness Center offers the latest techniques for aesthetic facial rejuvenation, making his practice the preferred choice for many clients. The ultimate goal of The Aesthetic Wellness Center is to enhance and rejuvenate the natural beauty of their patients for results they will love. To learn more about Dr. Ahn and his dedicated team, click here.