The Average Cost of Eyelid Surgery
It is difficult to name an exact price for eyelid surgery because the numbers vary by surgeon and by case. The specific problem being treated, the technique used to treat it and other elements factor into the price. Usually, eyelid surgery costs a few thousand dollars. However, in general, the more complex the operation, the higher the cost.
If you receive a price quote from an eyelid surgeon, be sure that you understand what that number includes. You will be responsible for paying not only surgeon’s fees but facility fees, anesthesia fees and possibly other costs associated with office visits and prescriptions. If the price you are quoted is not all-inclusive, inquire about the additional costs you will be responsible for. Make sure you have the final tally before moving forward.
The Eyesthetica team urges you not to select your eyelid surgeon based on the cheapest price. More important than prices are the training and experience of the surgeon, the safety of the facility and the quality of the care you receive. Remember: you get what you pay for, so avoid surgeons or centers that offer rock-bottom pricing. The low cost could indicate an amateur surgeon or a shoddy surgery facility.
Does Insurance Cover Eyelid Surgery?
Insurance may cover part or all of your eyelid surgery if you have loose skin that drapes over your upper lash line and impedes a clear line of sight. In this scenario, eyelid surgery would be considered “medically necessary” because it impairs vision. However, every insurance provider and plan is different, so it is important to have a good understanding of your own plan’s terms and conditions. Our office staff would be happy to assist you by answering questions or completing documentation you might need for your insurer.
The best way to learn about the cost of eyelid surgery is to schedule a consultation with the team at Eyesthetica. We can evaluate your specific concerns, describe how we would correct them and give you a cost breakdown of that treatment plan. To make an appointment with our eyelid surgeons, please call (213) 234-1000 or email us today.