Mayo Clinic's approach


Improperly done, a face-life can result in complications. At Mayo Clinic, a face-lift is done only by board-certified specialists trained in cosmetic procedures.

Advanced technology

Cosmetic surgery patients have access to the same world-class medical professionals, facilities and technology and the same level of service that is available to every Mayo patient.

Personal care

The Mayo Clinic's cosmetic surgery team will take time to explain all your options and every aspect of your care, including cost and complications, and to address your questions and concerns. At Mayo Clinic, you can be treated in private and return home recovered and renewed.

Expertise and rankings


Each year, Mayo Clinic cosmetic surgery specialists perform nearly 60 face-lifts.


At Mayo Clinic, face-lifts are performed only by board-certified doctors specially trained in facial plastic surgery. Many of these Mayo Clinic specialists have earned national reputations for their expertise in the field of plastic and regenerative medicine.

Locations, travel and lodging

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

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Costs and insurance

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

Learn more about appointments at Mayo Clinic.

Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.

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Aug. 04, 2022
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