Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) is typically a one-time procedure done to revitalize the appearance of the upper face. Patients can achieve dramatic, long-lasting results with a single surgery. The procedure can be done for both aesthetic and functional purposes. Many patients come into our office wanting to restore a well-rested, youthful appearance and are surprised to learn just how affordable the procedure can be.
So, what will your surgery cost? Blepharoplasties are a highly custom procedure with varying degrees of complexity. The top three expenses that go into the price you’ll pay is; surgeon’s fees, anesthesia, and operating/facility fees. We’ll give you a starting point on what you can expect below.
Upper eyelid surgery is a relatively straightforward procedure. It’s done under local anesthetic and takes just 1-2 hours. Patients can expect the lower end of their procedure to cost as little as $1,500 with an average price of about $3,200. Of course, your individual needs and goals can raise the price tag significantly if your condition is severe or you’d like a dramatic change.
Under-Eye Bag Removal Costs
Lower eyelid surgery is typically slightly more complex and is done under general anesthesia. Your bag removal surgery can cost anywhere from $2,000 to $12,000. However, the average price you’ll pay in Raleigh, NC is around $6,775. Lower eyelid surgery is rarely done for functional purposes and is not typically covered by insurance.
Combination Eyelid Lift Procedures
Aging doesn’t just happen to one part of our face at once. Some patients may benefit from pairing the two procedures for enhanced results with a single recovery period. Combining both upper and lower eyelid surgery is a cost-effective way to save on many surgical expenses like facility fees. The average price for combination upper/lower blepharoplasties in Raleigh, NC is about $4,650.
Dr. Stein is a double board certified surgeon and facial specialist. He has performed hundreds of upper and lower eyelid surgeries and is familiar with the complexities associated with each. In some instances, Dr. Stein may suggest pairing your blepharoplasty with a complementary treatment such as a brow lift.
At the time of your in-person consultation, Dr. Stein will customize a treatment plan to help meet your goals and provide you with an upfront cost estimate.
What Other Blepharoplasty Costs Should I Consider?
There may be some nominal pre and post-surgical fees associated with your procedure to ensure an optimal outcome. While individually they may not be much of a factor, these costs can quickly add up for patients paying out of their own pocket.
Additional costs may include;
Every surgeon prices his or her procedures differently. Some surgeons may offer ‘all-inclusive’ pricing, and others may choose to itemize each expense. Be sure to ask what’s included in your cost estimate at the time of your initial consultation.
Will Insurance Cover My Eyelid Lift Surgery?
Occasionally, some functional surgeries may be covered by your insurance. For example, if you have a severely low-hanging upper lid that is obstructing your vision and affecting your day-to-day activities like driving, insurance may pay for all (or a portion) of your surgery. In most cases, patients should expect to pay out-of-pocket for their blepharoplasty when done solely for cosmetic reasons.
Dr. Stein and his staff are the best. Everyone is friendly and very professional and the facilities are clean and impeccably maintained. I could not have asked for a better experience and the results of my blepharoplasty are excellent. Several people have told me I look younger but they can’t quite put their finger on why, which is exactly what I wanted from plastic surgery – namely a better and more youthful appearance without looking like a Hollywood freak. Follow-up and aftercare services were also equally excellent. I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Stein to anyone wanting to improve their appearance, especially since many consider him to be the best and at the top of his profession (that includes me)!
Interested in learning more about blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) procedures? To meet with Dr. Stein, a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, request a consultation at our practice by filling out the form on this page. Or, call our office at (919) 261-7099 to schedule your appointment. Stein Plastic Surgery serves patients in the Raleigh & Durham, NC areas.