The cost of eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, varies depending on your choice of surgeon, the extent of surgery you require, the purpose of your surgery, and other factors. Functional blepharoplasty procedures can remove excess skin that may be obstructing your field of vision. Because it can improve your vision, insurance plans may contribute to the cost. Blepharoplasty performed for cosmetic purposes can provide a dramatic aesthetic enhancement, but is not covered by insurance. Your estimated blepharoplasty cost will be explained during a consultation at Dr. Fredric Newman's Darien, CT, practice. Generally, treatment at our practice for either upper or lower surgery costs about $3,000 for both sides. If you are treating the upper and lower eyelids on both sides, it costs around $5,000.
Factors Affecting the Cost of Eyelid Surgery
The cost of eyelid surgery can vary greatly depending on your choice of surgeon. An experienced and reputable surgeon will likely cost more than a less experienced surgeon, but the likelihood of an excellent outcome is far greater. Cost also varies according to the extent of treatment necessary to achieve your goals, anesthesia, and other factors. Blepharoplasty cost is typically higher for out-of-town patients simply because of the cost of accommodations such as lodging. Our team members can ensure the entire process is hassle-free by assisting you in any way possible.
The venue in which surgery takes place is another significant cost factor. Hospitals are the costliest option, while an ambulatory surgical center (or ASC, a third-party surgical venue) costs less. Dr. Newman has his own surgical center certified by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, which is considered the gold standard for patient care and safety. In addition, the center meets the stringent requirements of the State of Connecticut, the same agency that credentials hospital operating rooms. Having our own ambulatory surgical facility allows us to not only offer our patients increased privacy, but also a significant cost savings compared to a hospital or ASC. We follow a strict screening protocol and do not treat anyone with infections. Patients need to first undergo pre-operative testing, after which they are cleared to receive treatment at our facility. This process has ensured that we have an infection rate of nearly zero.
Calculating Your Cost
During your initial consultation with Dr. Newman, he will listen to your concerns and answer any questions you may have. If he determines that you are a good candidate for eyelid surgery, he will create a customized treatment plan and a member of our staff will provide an overall cost estimate.
While the cost of a surgical procedure is an important aspect of your decision-making process, it is even more important to ensure that your treatment is performed by an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon who will customize the procedure to your unique needs. Dr. Newman places a strong emphasis on providing fully customized procedures in the utmost safety, designed to provide significant long-term benefits.
We can work with you to place the cost of your aesthetic goals comfortably within your budget.
Patients who undergo blepharoplasty for the purpose of improving their vision can expect that insurance may cover a portion of the cost. However, if you are undergoing the procedure for cosmetic reasons, or wish to achieve enhancements beyond a practical scope of treatment, we can recommend a number of financing options offering low-interest monthly payment plans for qualified applicants. Dr. Newman and our team believe treatment should be within reach for all individuals who desire it, and we will do everything we can to help you afford the results you desire.
Schedule a Consultation
If you have questions about what you can expect to pay for eyelid surgery, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Newman, we invite you to contact our practice today. We can work with you to place the cost of your aesthetic goals comfortably within your budget.