To fully understand the costs of cosmetic surgery, you must understand the guiding principles of Dr. Mobley’s medical practice: Quality, Safety, and a Respect for Cost. Dr, Mobley has not designed the surgical experience to be lowest bid; rather, he wants you to have an exceptionally high-quality medical experience. If this interests you, please read on.
There are three main components that contribute to your final cosmetic surgery fee. The first component is the surgeon’s fee. As this is a medical experience, your final surgeon’s fee can only be determined after a full consultation with Dr. Mobley where he will perform a complete history and physical exam and together you will formulate a treatment plan that best fits your cosmetic goals. Computerized imaging is often used to help better plan your surgery.
As a reference point, a recent survey of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery showed the average fee of face lift surgery to be $7238. Dr. Mobley’s professional fees will vary depending on the surgical technique utilized but tend to average around $6000. Remember that there are “full” face-lifts, “neck-only” lifts, and “mini” face-lifts. Dr. Mobley performs all of these techniques and after a consultation the correct procedure for will be determined. The second cost component is the facility in which your operation is performed. Dr. Mobley exclusively operates in a state of the art surgical center – not in a in-office surgical room. This surgical center is JCAHO certified, which means it has passed the highest level of federal inspection. Cosmetic surgery is real surgery, and Dr. Mobley strongly believes that having it performed in a JCAHO certified center is in your best medical interest. Learn more about this surgical center here.
The final cost component is the anesthesia fee. The training background of the person ultimately responsible for your sedation should be carefully considered; but many patients do not much emphasis on this. Nurse anesthetists are members of the surgical team; however, in every cosmetic operation Dr. Mobley performs, a Board-Certified M.D. anesthesiologist who has completed medical school, residency, and board certification is responsible for your sedation. This is the level of care I would insist on for my own family members.
There can be some variability in surgical time based on the cosmetic goals you and Dr. Mobley determine from your consultation. The length of surgery will determine your facility and anesthesia fees and will tend to average between $3000 to $4400. After your consultation you will leave the office with an easy to understand written quote in which we will list the cost of these three components for your individualized surgical plan. Keep in mind that the facility and anesthesia fees are time-based and so may be increased, or decreased, based on the actual final length of your cosmetic surgery.