How Much Does Blepharoplasty Cost?

How Much Does Blepharoplasty Cost

While blepharoplasty can be a highly effective facial plastic surgery for rejuvenating the upper face, many patients are concerned about blepharoplasty costs and this holds them back from booking that first appointment.

Ultimately, the most costly elements of this surgery will be your surgeon’s fees, anesthesia fees, and the fees associated with the hospital or surgical facility where you undergo your procedure.

But there’s a lot more that goes into calculating your eyelid surgery cost as well. Especially if you’ve never undergone cosmetic surgery before, you may not understand the process of determining the cost of your procedure and figuring out financing. We aim to help.

In the following article, we’ll attempt to outline the steps needed for finding out what your lower or upper eyelid surgery cost will be. We’ll also go into financing options, which are typically available through most plastic surgeons.

How Much Does Eyelid Surgery Cost?

The cost of a blepharoplasty will vary depending on what you hope to achieve with the eyelid surgery, the extent of your eyelid ptosis (sagging skin and drooping upper eyelids), if it’s double eyelid surgery (asian blepharoplasty), and how much excess skin you have. Costs are also affected by your surgeon’s experience, where they are geographically located, and what type of facility you have your operation in.

All of these factors can be discussed in detail with your blepharoplasty surgeon. But for now, let’s go over the steps you’ll need to take to determine the cost of your eyelid lift surgery.

Step 1: Research surgeons in your area.Cost Of Lower Blepharoplasty

The first step in determining the cost of your blepharoplasty procedure is to research reputable surgeons in your area. You’ll want a board certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience in performing this surgical procedure in particular.

Board certification ensures that your surgeon has undergone the necessary training and meets the highest standards of expertise and professionalism. Consider factors such as patient reviews, blepharoplasty before and after photos, and the surgeon’s approach to patient care when selecting a surgeon for your consultation.

Step 2: Book a consultation.

Once you’ve identified potential surgeons, schedule a consultation with each one to discuss your goals, concerns, and expectations.

During each consultation, your surgeon will evaluate your candidacy for the procedure, examine your eyelid anatomy, and recommend the most suitable treatment plan for you. Bring details about your medical history, a list of your current medications, pictures of your goals, and a list of any questions you have.

Step 3: Inquire about price.

During your consultation, you should also inquire about the cost of blepharoplasty. The total cost typically includes several components, such as surgeon’s fee, facility fees, anesthesia fees, and any additional expenses associated with pre-operative tests or post-operative care.

It’s okay to ask for a price breakdown for various types of eyelid lift procedures. Weigh your options. Also be sure to delineate between cost for lower blepharoplasty vs. the cost of upper blepharoplasty. Each type of reconstructive surgery costs a different amount.

Step 4: Assess your finances.

After receiving the estimated cost of blepharoplasty, take some time to assess your finances and determine if the procedure fits within your budget. Some patients will need to take some time to save their money before undergoing eyelid surgery, and that is perfectly fine.

Step 5: Inquire about financing if necessary.

If the cost of blepharoplasty exceeds your available funds, don’t jump to the conclusion that you simply can’t afford it.

Many plastic surgery practices offer financing options to their patients. Most accept credit cards, and some work with medical financing companies or healthcare credit cards so that you can pay off your cosmetic procedure over time.

Cost of Upper And Lower BlepharoplastyStep 6: Look into insurance.

In some cases, blepharoplasty may be deemed medically necessary, and this may mean that insurance will cover it. While it’s not always possible, it’s certainly worth looking into if you think you may qualify.

Typically, coverage pertains to surgery on the upper eyelids because upper eyelid ptosis can cause vision problems and thus, surgery may be covered by insurance. Lower eyelid surgery is less likely to be covered as the lower eyelids are usually only for cosmetic reasons.

Step 7: Set up financing if necessary.

After you’ve explored your financing options and determined the best surgery and financing plan for you, set up the necessary arrangements to cover the cost of your surgery. Work closely with the plastic surgery practice or financial institution to finalize the terms of your payment plan. You’re on your way to surgery!

Step 8: Schedule your surgery.

With your finances in order and financing secured, it’s time to schedule your blepharoplasty surgery.

FAQ: Blepharoplasty Surgery

Is blepharoplasty worth the money?

Most patients say they are extremely happy with their eyelid surgeries and results. Of course, it’s important to find a surgeon you can trust and who has experience with this procedure.

How much does eyelid surgery cost with insurance coverage?

The cost of eyelid surgery ranges from high to low depending on the parameters of your procedure, who your surgeon is, where you undergo surgery, your geographic location, and other factors. If insurance coverage plays a role, this will lessen your bill, but it does not always mean that your surgery will be completely free.

You must first find out the total bill for surgery from your surgeon. Then, you must speak with your insurance provider to see how much of it will be covered.

Set Up a Consultation Appointment Today

As you consider cosmetic procedures and the cost of eyelid surgery, make it a point to set up at least one consultation appointment with a local eyelid surgery surgeon who is board certified. This can be a good way to simply learn more about the procedure and whether you are even a quality candidate for surgery. Sometimes, patients find that they have alternative options available to them as well, but this can only be learned once you meet one-on-one with a plastic surgeon.

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rachel Mason can help you determine your candidacy for cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. To book a consultation with Dr. Mason today, please contact our office at your earliest convenience.


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