Eyelid surgery (also called blepharoplasty) reduces bagginess from lower eyelids, removes excess skin from upper eyelids, and addresses the most common signs of aging. When the eyelid stretches, muscles weaken, and fat pockets can become more prominent as they bulge. Removing and tightening excess eyelid skin allows for a more alert, youthful appearance.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost of blepharoplasty was $3,163 in 2018. This price is only part of the total cost of the surgery and can vary depending on a number of factors. Stein Plastic Surgery can provide you with a more accurate quote that takes into consideration your needs and aesthetic goals.
This procedure can be done for cosmetic reasons, to counteract a tired appearance, or for medical reasons to improve vision. Eyelid surgery costs can vary widely depending on a number of factors, including the extent of the surgery you need (upper, lower, or both).
Other contributing factors include:
Facility expenses – ambulatory surgery facility or in-office operating suite
Prescriptions for medication
A surgeon’s fees will be based on his or her experience and whether they are board-certified, as well as your geographic location. When both upper and lower surgeries are completed at the same time, you can save money in the long run.
Health insurance companies don’t typically cover cosmetic procedures. In some cases, where a vision test confirms a medical reason, your insurance may cover the cost.
Choosing a skilled, board-certified surgeon is important to minimize post-surgery swelling, bruising, and downtime. Over the last 26 years, Dr. Stein has honed his techniques utilizing the latest surgical advancements to offer his patients long-lasting results with minimal pain and scarring.
As with any major investment, it’s important to understand your financial obligations. Stein Plastic Surgery is committed to your overall care, including making sure you’re aware of all costs associated with your procedure. In addition to accepting most major credit cards, we are pleased to offer patient financing options so you don’t have to put your cosmetic dreams on hold.
What Procedure Is Right for Me?
While upper eyelid surgery can last between five and seven years, lower eyelid surgery rarely needs to be repeated. The natural aging process will continue, and you may want to consider repeating the upper procedure in the future. Deciding on the right procedure or combination of procedures requires proper consideration.
Dr. Stein will discuss your concerns, answer your questions, and review all your options. During your consultation, we will go over the type of anesthesia that will be used and review likely outcomes and potential risks. Before preparing your unique treatment, we will take the time to understand your needs and aesthetic goals.
I had the drooping eyelids that come along with the aging process and it made me self conscious to the point I stopped wearing eye shadows so I wouldn’t draw attention to my eyes. I did my research, visited two different surgeons and decided on Stein Plastic Surgery. The staff is wonderful and Dr. Stein amazing. I am beyond thrilled with my results. Every step of the way Dr. Stein made sure to let me know exactly what to expect which elevates concerns. I had my eye lids done along with a brow lift and I am so thrilled with the results. Thank you for your professionalism and the fantastic work you do!
Ready to learn more about Eyelid Lift Surgery? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Stein at Stein Plastic Surgery based in Raleigh, NC today! Simply fill out the form on this page or give us a call at (919) 261-7099.