Are you considering eyelid surgery to fix your tired-looking eyes? Eyelid surgery is a wonderful way to refresh your eyes and enhance your look, but the cost will certainly play a role in your decision to have the procedure done. So how much does eyelid surgery cost?
What Is Eyelid Surgery?
Eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that is done to rejuvenate the eyelids, and make the eyes look refreshed and youthful. Upper blepharoplasty addresses sagging skin on the upper eyelids, whereas lower blepharoplasty corrects bags or puffiness beneath the eyes.
How Much Does Eyelid Surgery Cost?
According to the most recent data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the average cost of eyelid surgery is $3,282. However, the cost of eyelid surgery often differs between practices, because several factors go into determining the final price tag (learn more).
Factors That Affect The Cost Of Eyelid Surgery
- Surgeon’s Fees
The fee charged by the surgeon for eyelid surgery varies based on their experience and accreditation. When selecting a surgeon to perform eyelid surgery patients should ensure he/she has a high level of expertise and not focus on price alone.
- Geographic Location
The cost of blepharoplasty varies by region and tends to be more expensive in large urban centers where overheads are higher.
- Extent Of The Procedure
The cost of eyelid surgery can vary depending on whether the upper lids or lower lids are being addressed. Surgery will cost more if both the upper and lower eyelids are being done.
Surgical facility fees, anesthesia fees, and the cost of prescription medication can also influence the final cost of eyelid surgery.
Will Insurance Cover Eyelid Surgery?
Medical insurance companies generally don’t cover the cost of cosmetic eyelid surgery.
Are you interested in eyelid surgery? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.
If you are in the Walnut Creek or Greenbrae, CA areas, contact board certified plastic surgeon Robert Aycock, MD for a consultation.
You can reach Dr. Aycock at www.aycockmd.com, or by calling (925) 854-4174 (Walnut Creek) or (415) 903-8463 (Greenbrae).