Blepharoplasty Cost Will Vary Based on a Number of Factors
The cost of eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, will depend a variety of factors. These typically include your choice of surgeon, the scope of the surgery, the type of surgical facility utilized, the use of sedation, and if you also receive any additional treatments. Dr. Dustin Heringer and Dr. William McLeish are experienced in all aspects of this procedure and can explain blepharoplasty cost during a private consultation at our Scottsdale, AZ, practice.
Insurance companies generally do not cover the cost of a blepharoplasty done for cosmetic purposes, but they may if the surgery is done to improve your vision.
Factors that Contribute to Blepharoplasty Cost
- Surgeon’s Expertise and Experience: The cost of blepharoplasty will depend on the training, experience, and skill set of the plastic surgeon. Choosing a surgeon with extensive experience and who is known for delivering satisfying results will increase your overall cost but ensure a more predictable outcome compared to a surgeon just starting out. Dr. Heringer is board certified and an expert in ophthalmic plastic and facial cosmetic surgery. Both he and Dr. McLeish use precise surgical techniques to create natural looking, successful results.
- Type of Facility: Whether your procedure is performed at an outpatient facility or a hospital with an overnight stay can also affect the final cost.
- Anesthesia: The total cost will also depend on your choice of anesthesia. With a blepharoplasty, you have the choice between local or general anesthesia when undergoing this procedure. In most cases, local anesthesia is more cost-effective.
- Scope of Surgery: A blepharoplasty can consist of an upper eyelid reconstruction, lower eyelid reconstruction, or a complete eyelid reconstruction. The complexity of your procedure can affect the overall cost. The patient's individual anatomy may also factor into the scope.
- Additional Treatments: The final treatment cost will increase if you choose to combine your blepharoplasty with skin rejuvenating procedures, such as dermal fillers and laser skin resurfacing, to reduce the appearance of crow’s feet and lines around the eyes.
Planning Your Procedure
Although a blepharoplasty is generally not as costly as other facial cosmetic surgery, it is still considered a major expense. During your consultation, Dr. Heringer will spend time with you discussing the overall procedure, costs involved, and what to expect during recovery. He will then create a customized treatment plan based on your needs and goals before beginning treatment.
Insurance companies generally do not cover the cost of a blepharoplasty done for cosmetic purposes, but they may if the surgery is done to improve your vision. At Arizona Ocular and Facial Plastic Surgery, we understand that cost can play a significant factor in whether you undergo this procedure. Because the benefits of blepharoplasty can be significant, our office staff is committed to providing you with caring assistance in any way they can. This includes helping you with insurance paperwork to ensure you receive the best possible coverage for your treatment. We also accept cash, check, and most major credit cards.
Schedule Your Blepharoplasty Consultation
The focus of our eyelid surgery is on providing you with excellent care in a comfortable environment with satisfying results. If you are interested in learning more about the blepharoplasty procedure and the costs involved, contact our Scottsdale, AZ, practice today to schedule your consultation.