How much does a mini facelift cost?

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The mini facelift cosmetic surgery procedure is designed to treat sagging skin and wrinkles on the lower third part of the face by placing tiny incisions around the ears.

At the time of initial consultation, the surgeon will explain the benefits and limitations of a mini facelift and also discuss its costs.

Judicious and board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) provides mini facelift to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and other suburbs and cities in this section of The Golden State.

Factors Impacting the Dollar Amount

If patients understand more about the factors influencing the costs of the procedure, they can be in a better position to appreciate the procedure and its associated financial stipulations.

The monetary amount can vary depending on the surgeon’s experience and credentials, type of sedation or anesthesia used, the extent of the surgery performed, and pre and post-surgery consultation and recovery costs.

The surgeon may recommend combining the mini facelift with other procedures for more balanced outcomes and extensive facial revitalization.

At times, the goals may warrant more procedures for results that a mini facelift cannot offer by itself. Patients should bear in mind that any treatments that are performed along with a mini facelift will lead to incremental costs.

Each mini facelift plastic surgery procedure is individualized. This means that the overall mini facelift costs differ between cases. The major cost factors are as follows:

  • Experience: The experience of the surgeon in performing mini facelift surgeries could determine their fees for the procedure.
  • Location: Practices in major cities usually have higher overhead and real estate costs. This can impact the total procedure costs.
  • Treatment facility: The patient can receive a mini facelift in an ambulatory surgical center (ASC-a third-party facility with the latest medical equipment and technology) or a hospital. A hospital is the most expensive alternative. Surgeons commonly perform a mini facelift as outpatient surgery in an ASC. This offers the patient substantial savings without compromising their safety.  
  • Anesthesia: Anesthesia costs are determined on the basis of units. If the anesthesia duration is longer, then the associated costs would be higher.
  • Number of appointments: The patient may need many pre and post-surgery appointments depending on the complexity of the planning process. If the patient undergoes additional procedures along with a mini facelift, the number of appointments that they need will be higher and this will impact the overall costs of the procedure. In case the patient experiences a problematic recovery, they may need medications which will increase the overall monetary figure of the procedure.

More Cost-Effective than a Traditional Facelift

The financial factors of a mini facelift will be significantly lower than a full facelift plastic surgery. A facelift is a complicated procedure which involves general anesthesia and extensive surgery for the neck and face. The plastic surgeon’s fees will be higher for a full facelift.

The patient will not require general anesthesia for a mini facelift. This surgery is performed on an outpatient basis while a full facelift will involve the costs of staying overnight at the surgical venue. In a majority of cases, a traditional facelift will price tag significantly more than a mini facelift.

A Long-term Investment

Although it offers subtle changes, a mini facelift procedure can have a major impact on the appearance and self-image of the patient. Experienced cosmetic surgeon Dr. Q receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and other cities and communities in this section of the state for a mini facelift.

To learn more about the plastic surgery treatments and procedures performed by Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) please contact us at 760-324-2660. To learn more about Dr. Q’s Medical Spa please visit

pdps_drbiopicDr. Suzanne Marie Quardt, known as “Dr. Q™” by many of her patients in Palm Springs and Palm Desert, is a board certified plastic surgeon providing innovative cosmetic surgery as well as non-surgical procedures. Dr. Q received her medical degree along with the Faculty Organization Award for Most Outstanding Research Project from the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey-NJ Medical School campus in Newark. She performed a sub-internship at Columbia University and received a letter of recommendation from the famous Dr. Oz.

Dr. Q completed her general surgery residency, plastic surgery residency and research at the USCLA and LA County/USC Medical Center. She followed it up with an advanced fellowship in Specialty Plastic Reconstructive and Burn Reconstructive Surgery at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center in Downey, CA. She honed her skills further with an American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS)-accredited Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship in Marina del Rey, CA.

Dr. Q was included among the Coachella Valley’s “Top Docs” by Castle Connelly, Ltd. in Palm Springs Life magazine. She has also been nominated by her peers as one of the region’s Top Plastic Surgeons for two consecutive years in Palm Spring’s Life and Castle and Connolly Medical Ltd.

Procedures at Dr. Q Plastic Surgery

Dr. Q is a reputed cosmetic surgeon in Palm Springs and Palm Desert for a comprehensive range of surgical as well as non-invasive treatments. Some of the key procedures provided by Dr. Q include the following:

Facial Procedures

• Brow Lift
• Eyelid Surgery
• Facial Liposuction
• Facial Procedures FAQ’s
• Lip Enhancement
• Mini Facelift
• Rhinoplasty

The face is the most visible part of the body from an aesthetic point of view. When the signs of aging appear on the face, they can be very easily noticed. A number of cosmetic surgery procedures are available to reduce these signs of aging. Patients may choose to go for a complete or partial facelift surgery or specific procedures such as rhinoplasty, brow lift or lip enhancement.


Breast Surgery


• Breast Augmentation
• Breast Lift
• Breast Reconstruction
• Breast Reduction
• Breast Revision

Breast Implant Options

• Saline Breast Implants
• Sientra’s Gummy Bear Implants
• Allergan Natrelle Breast Implants
• Mentor Breast Implants

Breast surgery is usually a major procedure, and it should be performed by an experienced plastic surgeon only. Dr. Q provides breast augmentation to patients in Palm Springs and Palm Desert, and helps them make appropriate choice in terms of the type, size, texture and quality of breast implants. Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries today. The procedure may sometimes be combined with breast lift to raise the sagging breasts apart from adding more breast volume. Non-elective procedures such as breast revision and breast reconstruction may also be provided by experienced surgeons.


Body Contouring


• Abdominoplasty (“Tummy Tuck”)
• Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)
• Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery)
• Body Lift
• CoolSculpting
• Labiaplasty
• Liposuction
• Lipotherme (Laser Liposuction)
• Lower Body Lift
• Mommy Makeover
• Reverse Abdominoplasty
• Thigh Lift

Patients who suffer from unwanted fat deposits in specific areas of the body such as abdomen, thighs, hips, arms, calves, cheeks, neck, or knees may opt for liposuction or other body contouring procedures. Women may also opt for a comprehensive mommy makeover following a pregnancy in order to regain their pre-pregnancy figure. Less invasive procedures such as laser based liposuction and non-invasive options such as CoolSculpting are also available for patients in Palm Springs and Palm Desert at Dr. Q’s office.

Male Surgery

• Breast Reduction for Men
• Gynecomastia
• Liposculpture

Specialized cosmetic and corrective surgeries for men can be received from a reputed cosmetic surgeon. These may include state of the art procedures such as liposculpture. Some men suffer from an abnormal condition of enlarged breasts. This condition can be corrected with plastic surgery.

Non-Surgical Procedures

• Chemical Peels
• Botox and Dysport
• Facial Fillers
• Laser Procedures
• Laser Skin Resurfacing
• Lip Enhancement
• Liquid Facelift
• Latisse
• Skin Care

Many patients are desirous of achieving an attractive and youthful appearance, but do not wish to undergo an elective cosmetic surgery procedure. A number of non-surgical treatments are now available for such patients. Results of non-invasive and minimally invasive treatments are effective, but may not last for as long as the surgical outcomes do.

However, these treatments do not involve much downtime and avoid the typical risks and complications that may be associated with a surgery. Dr. Q provides the latest and proven non-surgical procedures for patients in Palm Desert and Palm Springs, who are unable or unwilling to undergo a surgery.


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