An upper eyelid lift (blepharoplasty) can be done for both aesthetic reasons and medical purposes. The procedure opens the eyes and provides a well-rested and more youthful appearance. For most patients, upper eyelid surgery is a one-time procedure that lasts a lifetime.
Upper eyelid surgery prices can vary significantly from patient to patient. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost of the procedure was $3,163 in 2018 nationwide. However, some procedures can cost as low as $2,000 and go upwards of $7,000 or more.
What Goes Into the Price of Eyelid Surgery?
Some of the following may be included in your surgeon’s initial cost estimate. However other surgeons may price each item individually. Be sure that you have a good understanding of what will be included in your final bill at the time of your consultation.
Surgeon & Facility Fees
When done correctly by a skilled surgeon, upper eyelid surgery is relatively straightforward. The surgery can be done in as little as 1-2 hours. Upper eyelid lifts are done as an outpatient basis making surgical and facility fees nominal compared to surgeries where an overnight stay is needed.
Upper eyelid surgery is most commonly done solely with a local anesthetic. Patients who would like the procedure done under general anesthesia can expect to pay slightly more. In the case of general anesthesia, the anesthesiologists will be at your side throughout the procedure to monitor you and keep you comfortable.
Pre & Post-Surgical Expenses
These costs are typically an out of pocket expense and are not commonly included in your initial quote. Pre-surgical expenses can consist of medical tests and lab work to ensure you’re in good general health with no medical conditions that can complicate your procedure. Post-surgical expenses can be prescription medications and follow-up visits.
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Is Upper Eyelid Lift Surgery Covered By Insurance?
In some cases, upper eyelid surgery can be covered fully or partially by your insurance. Patients who have a severe droop on the upper lid that impedes day-to-day activities such as driving may qualify for a functional blepharoplasty. Be sure to speak with your provider beforehand to get a better understanding of what is covered by your specific insurance.
CAN IT BE COMBINED WITH OTHER PROCEDURES?
Many patients choose to have upper eyelid surgery done as a stand-alone procedure. However, the surgery can easily be combined with lower eyelid surgery or a brow lift for an additional fee. Pairing surgeries can produce a dramatic anti-aging effect with less time and money compared to having the procedures done separately.
Whether your goals are cosmetic or medical, Specialty Aesthetics can help. Dr. Bruce Moskowitz, an Oculoplastic specialist, routinely performs upper and lower eyelid lifts as well as brow lifting procedures with exceptional results. At the time of your initial consultation, they’ll provide you with a custom treatment plan to suit both your goals and your budget.
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To learn more about Upper Eyelid Lift procedures at Specialty Aesthetic Surgery in New York, please schedule your consultation by either filling out the form on this page or by calling (212) 737-8700. We look forward to helping you!