Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) Cost
Eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty is a procedure performed by a cosmetic surgeon to reduce the aging signs and loose skin around the eyelids. The procedure may be performed on upper or lower eyelids, or both. In some cases, eyelid surgery may also include tightening of underlying muscles.
During the initial consultation, the plastic surgeon will discuss various aspects of the procedure, including its estimated costs in order to help the patient make an informed decision. Dr. Paul McCluskey is an experienced plastic surgeon providing upper and lower blepharoplasty and other procedures to patients in Atlanta, GA and surrounding areas.
The cost of eyelid surgery may vary from one practice to another and even from one patient to another at the same practice. Cost variations can occur due to several factors.
Location of the Practice
The cost of living index will typically differ between two regions, which can impact the average costs of most types of goods and services, including the services provided by a cosmetic surgeon. For instance, the cost of an eyelid surgery procedure in Atlanta, GA may not be the same as the cost in say, Los Angeles, CA.
The plastic surgeon may charge a fee for blepharoplasty depending on their qualifications, experience, and recognition in the field of eyelid surgery. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) recommends that patients should choose the right surgeon for the procedure, and factors such as the surgeon’s fee should only secondary to such a choice.
Anesthesia and Operating Room Costs
Blepharoplasty procedure may be performed using general anesthesia in some cases. The cost of anesthesia will vary according to the fees charged by a particular anesthesiologist. The procedure may be performed at a state of the art surgical facility with experienced staff and personalized service, which may increase the cost somewhat in comparison to an average operating room.
Complexity of the Procedure
Whether the patient needs blepharoplasty for upper, lower, or both eyelids, whether muscle tightening is involved, and whether any other surgical or non-surgical facial procedures are combined with the surgery, are all factors that will influence the overall cost of eyelid surgery. Additional costs such as prescription medications, lab tests, and other related expenses should also be considered while estimating the overall cost of an eyelid surgery procedure.
The overall cost of eyelid surgery can vary significantly between two practices or patients, depending on various factors as discussed above. According to the ASPS, the average cost of eyelid surgery in the US was $2,818 in 2013. However, the ASPS clarified that this cost did not include anesthesia costs, operating room expenses, and other related surgical costs. The overall cost may range between $6,000 and $10,000 for eyelid surgery.
Health insurance may not cover the costs, unless the procedure is performed specifically to correct vision scope or other health reasons. Patients should explore different financial options to make the payments in convenient monthly installments spread over a period of time. The surgeon’s office may be able to provide guidance and assistance with regard to insurance and financing.
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