The cost of blepharoplasty varies significantly from patient to patient depending on a number of different factors:
- Geographic location where the surgery will be performed
- Fees charged by the plastic surgeon to perform the surgery
- Skills, experience, and training of the plastic surgeon performing the procedure
- Fees charged by the hospital, clinic, or outpatient facility where the surgery is performed
- Cost of anesthesia
- The amount of tissue to be excised and the complexity of the procedure
- Whether you will be getting an upper or lower blepharoplasty or both
Though you may looking for an affordable blepharoplasty, cost is not the only factor to consider when shopping for the right plastic surgeon to perform your procedure. Because highly skilled and well-trained surgeon tend to charge higher fees, shopping around for a more affordable surgeon isn't a wise approach for saving money on this procedure. Blepharoplasty is a delicate procedure that requires a steady, skillful hand. If you're trying to find a more affordable blepharoplasty procedure, try shopping for surgeons in areas outside of major cities to find equally skilled physicians in an area where blepharoplasty is not in as high demand.
The cost of traditional blepharoplasty treatment can range between $1500 and $10,000 depending on the various factors mentioned above. Upper and lower blepharoplasty fees are similar.
Laser blepharoplasty also varies from one physician to another but ranges between $2000 and $6000. In laser eyelid surgery, lower eyelids may be less expensive to treat than the upper ones.
Sometimes insurance will cover eyelid surgery depending on the reasons for having the surgery. In particular, insurance companies will be more likely to cover the cost of surgery if it is deemed medically necessary. In other words, if the eyelids are interfering with the functioning of the eyes or contributing to a disease state in some ways, patients may be able to get coverage.
In most instances, blepharoplasty is performed for cosmetic purposes, to enhance the youthfulness of the eyes. Insurance companies rarely cover the costs of cosmetic procedures and blepharoplasty is no exception. However, you can contact your insurance company to find out about their policies and regulations regarding eyelid surgery to find out more.