Eyelid lift cosmetic surgery, or blepharoplasty, is often performed as an elective procedure, which means that the patient will not receive insurance coverage for this surgery.
For this reason, surgery costs are usually a key consideration for many patients. At the time of the pre-operative consultation, the surgeon will inform the patient of the estimated costs of the procedure.
Double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Geoffrey R. Keyes provides eyelid lift surgery to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Bakersfield, California, and surrounding communities.
Factors Influencing the Cost
There are multiple factors that can affect blepharoplasty costs at a specific practice. Practices that are located in busy urban centers or major cities will typically have higher costs relative to practices in smaller towns.
The average living costs vary between regions, which impacts the surgical costs in different areas.
Factors such as customized service, quality standards of practice, and the qualifications of the support team impact the cost of a procedure. The patient can undergo blepharoplasty at a hospital, surgical center, or surgical suite.
Each option has different associated costs and benefits. The fee of the surgeon is another important cost element. The surgeon’s charges will depend on their credentials, experience, and reputation in the area of eye surgery.
Some patients will only need upper or lower eyelid lift surgery. However, others may require a combination of the two procedures. Sometimes only transconjunctival blepharoplasty may be necessary for certain patients, which could cost slightly lesser.
In case the patient chooses to undergo eyelid lift surgery with other procedures such as a brow lift or Botox, it will add to the overall procedure sticker price.
Blepharoplasty is elective surgery, and the patient will not be eligible to receive insurance coverage for this procedure. One notable exception is patients with ptosis, who may be able to receive insurance coverage for this surgery.
Ptosis refers to a condition where the upper lids droop heavily leading to vision impediments. Patients with this condition may receive full or partial coverage from their insurer.
The patient should discuss this aspect with the plastic surgeon and insurance provider in advance of the procedure. The surgeon’s staff may be able to provide the patient with assistance with the insurance documentation.
The practice may accept major credit cards as a payment mode for eyelid lift surgery. The patient can benefit from financing options such as bank loans. They may also consider procuring loans from specialized medical care financing companies at competitive interest rates.
These companies usually provide patients with faster loan approvals and easy monthly installments of up to 60 months. Patients can also seek private loans from friends and family for their blepharoplasty procedure.
Work with an Experienced Provider
The eyelid surgery costs at a particular practice are not necessarily a reflection of its quality standards. Rather, patients should focus on selecting the most appropriate surgeon for their needs.
Patients should work with a provider who will not compromise quality and standards to offer lower procedure costs. But the provider may try to offer their services to patients at reasonable rates. Their fees for blepharoplasty will anyway lie within a competitive price range.
Double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Geoffrey R. Keyes receives patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Bakersfield, California, and nearby areas for eyelid lift surgery. For more information on the surgical and non-surgical procedures and treatments by Double Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Geoffrey R. Keyes, please contact us at (800) 859-7509. Offices in Los Angeles and Bakersfield, CA.
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