Facelift Surgery Cost

What is the cost of a Facelift in Sydney?

Facelift (or Rhytidectomy surgery) in Sydney with Dr Edinburg is done under a general anaesthetic in hospital and, for your comfort and care, generally involves an overnight stay. Dr Edinburg also employs highly experienced and specialised practice nurses and patient support staff to guide and support you throughout your journey with us. Facelift surgery, therefore, involves a variety of components including other medical professionals both in and out of the hospital environment, hospital theatre facilities and hospital accommodation, all of which affect the overall cost of the procedure. Rest assured, though, that Dr Edinburg will never compromise on the many factors involved in determining your costs.



There are two types of facelift surgery – a “mini facelift” or a full “SMAS” facelift (with necklift):

A mini facelift, or short-scar facelift, does not incorporate the all-important SMAS (superficial musculoaponeurotic system) layer beneath the skin and is, as a general guide, most appropriate for younger patients just starting to experience facial draping concerns. The SMAS layer is responsible for the facial ‘sagging’ that the vast majority of patients experience as a result of aging. Essentially, most patients need a full SMAS facelift, not a mini facelift, to achieve the long-lasting results they desire.

Total Approximate Cost for Facelift surgery in Sydney

Facelift surgery is considered a “cosmetic procedure” and, as such, is not eligible for Medicare rebates nor will it be covered by any private health fund.

Total cost for Facelift in Sydney with Dr Edinburg includes:

  • surgeon’s fee
  • anaesthetist’s fee
  • hospital costs
  • 12 months of follow up visits
  • medical grade cosmeceutical products for pre-surgery skin rejuvenation
  • LED light therapy (pre- and post-op) for improved healing times
  • Scar therapy gel
  • Medical grade Laser treatment post-op to improve skin texture & appearance

COST: from $18,000 incl. GST - Mini facelift

from $24,000 incl. GST - SMAS facelift (including neck lift)

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The major variable in the cost of facelift or mini facelift surgery in Sydney is the hospital where you have the surgery. Dr Edinburg will not compromise on his high standards and ethical practice so he chooses to operate at three well established and highly regarded private hospitals in Sydney. He demands the highest level of care for you from the moment you enter the hospital, whilst you undergo your surgery and during your postoperative care.  

Once you have had your one-on-one consultation with Dr Edinburg, it will be our pleasure to provide you with a detailed personal estimate outlining all the costs, as well as comprehensive information and support around your planned surgery and treatment options so you are fully informed prior to making your decision.

This is a general guide, and of course, will be personalised for your circumstances after you have consulted with Dr Edinburg.

*Prices effective as of April 2019