Cosmetic surgery such as rhytidectomy (commonly called a facelift) is very affordable in the Philippines. Lower overhead costs and professional fees makes it possible for U.S.- trained plastic & reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Carlos Lasa, Jr. to perform these surgeries at a fraction of the cost of the same procedures in the United States, U.K. and other countries, without sacrificing quality of care.
The Philippines’ medical services can rival the best in the world. Most Filipino doctors speak English fluently, ensuring the good communication between surgeon and patient that is essential during consultation. There are qualified and well-trained plastic surgeons who charge relatively affordable fees, especially if they practice in Asian countries like the Philippines, where cost of living expenses are low and if they can keep overhead costs low by having modest outpatient surgery clinics. However, be careful if the cosmetic surgery provider you’re considering charges much lower than others in the same country. Although price is definitely a factor when considering elective surgery, patients seeking quality medical care at very affordable prices should know that choosing the right surgeon is the single most important decision they will make. For best results for your facelift surgery, choose an authentic plastic surgeon who has had formal training in plastic and reconstructive surgery and experience in this particular procedure.
The face lift surgery is a procedure done for removal of skin wrinkles of the face, loose and sagging skin, and correction of prominent skin folds. Most surgeons agree that the best time for the first facial plastic surgery is whenever it is needed. In most instances, this is between the ages of 45 and 55, when the telltale signs of age usually first appear. This procedure can be done either on an outpatient basis or with hospital confinement, depending on the patient’s preference. The length of the operation varies from 2 to 5 hours, under local anesthesia with sedation.