Cost is an important starting point for many people who are considering whether to undergo blepharoplasty or eyelid cosmetic surgery. In comparison to many other plastic surgery procedures, blepharoplasty will usually turn out to be less expensive. The surgeon will discuss the dollar amount aspect during the initial consultation.
Dr. Thomas Fiala is a double board certified plastic surgeon offering eyelid lift and various other procedures of the breast, body and face. Dr. Fiala will provide the cost estimate and help the patient make the right decision about eyelid surgery. He provides both surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures to patients in Orlando, Altamonte Springs, FL, and surrounding locations.
The sticker price of blepharoplasty cosmetic surgery will differ from one practice to another, and may even differ between two patients at the same practice. Some of the key factors that will influence the actual cost at a practice include:
Practices located in leading urban centers and prime cities along the coasts will usually cost more because of the higher average costs of living in such regions. Smaller cities and interior regions generally offer relatively lower costs.
The plastic surgeon may charge a fee according to their skills, experience and recognition in the field of facial procedures. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons advises patients to choose the right surgeon for their needs, and treat surgeon’s fee only as a secondary consideration in such decisions.
Operating Room Costs
Whether the eyelid aesthetic procedure is performed at a hospital, ambulatory surgical center or a private surgical suite will make an impact on the costs. Eyelid surgery is an outpatient procedure, which will reduce this cost in any case. Dr. Fiala receives patients from Orlando, Altamonte Springs, FL, and nearby areas for blepharoplasty.
Payment Options and Rebates
The surgeon’s practice will generally accept the payment with check, cash or a major credit card. If a dual procedure involving both upper and lower blepharoplasty is performed, the procedure may become more cost-effective. Many surgeons also offer rebates if the procedure is combined with various other treatments such as a brow lift, facelift, or other non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedures.
A health insurance plan will typically view blepharoplasty as an elective procedure, which is not medically necessary. Therefore, the cost will have to be paid by the patient. However, one important exception may be patients who seek this surgery to correct ptosis condition for safe and effective vision. Full or partial insurance coverage may be available for this treatment.
Patients may also consider non-surgical alternative treatments such as fractional laser skin resurfacing, Botox or Restylane dermal filler injections in case they feel the price of eyelid surgery is out of their affordable range.
Many innovative and convenient financing methods for cosmetic surgery procedures such as eyelid surgery are available today. The surgeon may have an arrangement with some of the leading medical care finance companies to help patients pay for their procedure with the assistance of a qualified lender. Alternatively, the patient may explore various financing options on their own.
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