Eyes are the most prominent part of the face from an aesthetic perspective. Once the signs of aging start showing around the eyes, it can make the face appear older or tired looking. Blepharoplasty or eyelid cosmetic surgery is an effective solution to reverse this condition.
During the initial consultation, a surgeon will discuss all aspects of blepharoplasty, including its estimated costs. The goal is to help the patient make an informed decision. Dr. Eugene Kim is a board certified plastic surgeon providing eyelid surgery and various other procedures to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA, and surrounding communities.
Type of Surgery
The monetary amount of eyelid surgery will be determined according to the type of surgery to be performed on a particular patient. If the patient requires lower or upper eyelid cosmetic surgery, the cost will slightly vary in each case. Some patients may need only transconjuctival blepharoplasty, which may cost a little lower than other procedures. Ethnic eyelid surgery costs can also differ, depending on the patient’s needs.
In some cases, eyelid surgery may be combined with non-surgical procedures such as dermal fillers or fat transfer injectable treatment. Some patients may require both lower and upper eyelid surgery, which will also increase the cost. When a customized treatment plan is finalized for a patient, the surgeon will be in a better position to provide a more precise cost estimate.
Blepharoplasty costs may vary from one practice to another even when an identical surgery is performed at both places. Several factors may influence the price of surgery.
Financial factors in prime urban centers and coastal regions will usually be higher in the US as compared to interior or smaller areas. Median household income, real estate costs, taxation policies, and other elements will impact the average cost of goods and services at each location. For instance, the cost of eyelid surgery in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA, and nearby areas may not be the same as the cost in, say, Alabama.
The fee of the plastic surgeon can vary depending on their skills, certifications, experience, and reputation in the area of eye surgery. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, patients should select the appropriate surgeon for their needs, and consider the surgeon’s fee only as a secondary factor in such a decision.
Operating Facility and Anesthesia Costs
Eyelid surgery may be performed at a hospital, ambulatory surgical center, or a private surgical suite. The monetary amount will vary in each case. If the anesthesia is administered by an anesthetist nurse, the fee may be a little lower as compared to that of an anesthesiologist.
Insurance and Financing
If eyelid surgery is performed as a medical necessity to correct vision obstruction or to eliminate ptosis, full or partial cost of the procedure may be covered under the patient’s health plan. Patients should also explore various financing options to make payments in convenient monthly installments.
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