Eyelid surgery, or more formally, blepharoplasty, is a procedure that rejuvenates the area around the eyes by removing excess skin and muscle that have become droopy or puffy. On average, eyelid surgery costs $2,900, but the price can vary with several factors. The range in cost can, for the most part, be attributed to three cost factors: type of anesthesia, operating room fees, and professional fees.
Local anesthesia with sedation is most often the anesthesia used during the blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery). In some cases general anesthesia is opted for. Anesthesia usually adds $350 to $800 to the total cost of surgery. More about anesthesia..
Both private surgery suites and hospitals are available for this procedure; expenses, however, vary depending on this choice. The cost of the eyelid surgery will increase by $650 — $1850 because of these fees. This payment covers the use of the facility and of certain equipment. More about operating room fees.
Depending on the surgeon chosen, the price will be different. A trusted, board certified surgeon should be used, even if that is not the cheapest option. Make sure to consider the surgeon's level of experience and his or her previous results before making the decision. When comparing costs, realize that different regions of the country have different price ranges for this surgery.
Financing Eyelid Surgery
After learning the total cost of eyelid surgery, it is important to consider how to pay for it. When increasing the visual field, insurance may be involved. Otherwise, the patient must pay in total for the procedure. To make this task less overbearing, many surgeons offer financing plans to extend the amount of time the patient has to pay off his or her surgery.
*Average surgeon/physician fees taken from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery's annual statistics