How Much Does Eyelid Surgery Cost?
Eyelid surgery can reduce signs of age and exhaustion from the upper and/or lower eyelid areas. This procedure, medically referred to as blepharoplasty, can also serve a functional purpose by removing excess, overhanging skin affecting the upper eyelids that may be obstructing vision.
Since eyelid surgery is customized to each patient’s unique needs, the total cost of the procedure varies from patient to patient. With that in mind, there are some general factors that are taken into account in the overall price of eyelid surgery. Some of these factors include whether you are undergoing upper eyelid surgery, lower eyelid surgery, or a combination of the two. The surgeon’s fee, anesthesiology fee, and surgical facility fee will also be part of the total cost. Our board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Jess Prischmann, will be sure to provide you with an estimate that includes all potential costs involved in your eyelid surgery procedure so you will have a good idea of what will be expected, without any surprises later. Once your treatment plan has been created, a member of our team will go over the estimate with you during the initial consultation.
In some cases, your upper eyelid surgery can be covered by insurance. In order to determine your candidacy, we ask that you see your eye doctor and have a “visual field test.” Based on the results of this test, we can determine if your eyelid surgery is considered medically necessary.
The costs associated with facial plastic surgery are important, but we feel that the costs should be considered secondary to the experience and credentials of your surgeon. We understand that the cost of surgery is an important aspect for many individuals. Our practice accepts a variety of payment methods for treatment. We also work with CareCredit®, a reputable healthcare finance company that offers a range of affordable, low-interest payment plans to qualified applicants. If you are having upper eyelid surgery to address vision obstruction due to excess skin, your insurance company may offer at least partial coverage for the treatment.
We will be happy to answer any further questions you may have about the costs of eyelid surgery. Please contact us today for more information, or to schedule a consultation.