Eyelid lift cosmetic surgery (blepharoplasty) is usually undertaken as a plastic surgery procedure to revitalize the appearance of tired, sagging eyes.
The patient will likely not be eligible for insurance coverage for this elective procedure. Therefore, the cost of surgery is a vital consideration for most patients seeking blepharoplasty.
During the initial consultation, the surgeon will explain various facets of eyelid surgery to the patient and inform them about the approximate costs of the procedure. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jacob Bloom provides eyelid lift to patients in Chicago, IL, and surrounding communities.
Factors Impacting the Cost
Upper and lower blepharoplasty costs may vary between practices. The location of the practice impacts the costs of the procedure. The cost of cosmetic procedures such as eyelid surgery will typically be higher in main urban centers and busy metropolitan cities compared to smaller towns in the interiors.
The overall costs of blepharoplasty will be influenced by factors such as quality standards of the treatment, individualized care and attention, the use of cutting-edge technologies, and the experience and credentials of the staff.
The choice of surgical facilities such as a hospital, a private surgical suite, or an ambulatory surgical center is another factor that impacts the total cost of the procedure.
The surgeon’s charges can vary on the basis of their credentials, expertise, and reputation in the field of facial plastic surgery. In case the services of an anesthesiologist or a nurse anesthetist are involved, this will also affect the total costs.
Some patients may need upper or lower eyelid lift plastic surgery, while others may require both procedures. Sometimes the eyelid lift may be performed with other surgical and non-surgical procedures such as fat transfer, brow lift, dermal fillers, or Botox.
The costs will differ in each case, and the patient may be able to get a discount or a special rate if they choose to undergo a combination of procedures.
In general, blepharoplasty is considered elective surgery. However, a notable exception is when the patient has ptosis, which leads to heavy droopiness in the eyelids. This may lead to vision obstruction. Patients experiencing this condition may be able to receive full or partial insurance coverage.
Patients should discuss with their insurance provider beforehand if they experience ptosis. The surgeon’s staff may be able to provide the patient will help and information on the insurance formalities and documentation.
The practice may accept major credit cards as a mode of payment for eyelid lift surgery. Additionally, the patient can choose from various financing options such as bank loans, loans from friends and family, or financing from medical care financing companies that offer loans exclusively for medical purposes.
These companies typically offer the most competitive interest rates, quicker loan approvals, and convenient monthly installments of up to 60 months.
Select an Experienced Provider
Blepharoplasty costs at a particular practice do not necessarily reflect their quality standards. For this reason, patients should focus on choosing the most appropriate provider for their requirements instead.
Patients should choose a provider who will not compromise on the quality and standards to reduce the costs of the procedure. But the provider may try to provide their services to the patient at more affordable charges. Their charges for the eyelid lift surgery, however, will fall within a competitive price band.
Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Jacob Bloom receives patients from Chicago, IL, and nearby areas for eyelid lift.