How much does oculoplastic eye surgery cost?Posted on July 26, 2017
Oculoplastic surgery is one of the delicate cosmetic surgery procedures because it involves the eyelids. The procedure should only be performed by a surgeon who is trained and experienced in oculoplastic surgery. During the pre-op consultation, the surgeon will discuss all aspects of the procedure, including its estimated costs.
The first goal of a responsible surgeon will be to educate the patient about the procedure and help them make a well-considered decision. Patients in Orlando, Altamonte Springs, FL, and surrounding communities across the horizon have an opportunity to receive oculoplastic surgery at Fiala Aesthetics Plastic Surgery.
The monetary amount of oculplastic surgery can vary from one practice to another, and in some cases, may also vary from one patient to another. Some of the key factors that will influence the costs include:
Where the practice is located will make a difference to the overall costs. Main metropolitan areas and prime urban centers typically have higher real estate costs and higher overheads, which reflects in the relatively higher costs of most types of products and services in these areas, including cosmetic surgery services. A practice located in a smaller town in an interior region, on the other hand, would usually be able to offer little lower prices.
It is important to choose the right cosmetic surgeon for any procedure, and more so, when the procedure is related to the eyes. Oculoplastic surgery should ideally be performed by a surgeon with expertise in this field.
Surgeons with advanced skills and experience may have a higher fee, but patients should consider all aspects while make a decision. According to the ASPS, a surgeon’s fee should be a secondary consideration while selecting the best possible plastic surgeon.
Anesthesia and Surgical Facility Costs
If the oculoplastic surgery procedure is performed using general anesthesia, it will involve the fee of an anesthesiologist or a certified anesthetist nurse. Their fee can vary according to their skills and experience.
The procedure may be performed at a hospital, an accredited surgical center or a private surgical suite. The potential costs and benefits under each option will vary, and the patient can make the appropriate decisions in consultation with the surgeon.
Extent of Surgery
Oculoplastic surgery may sometimes only involve cosmetic eye lift for the lower eyelids or upper eyelid or both. If both are involved, the costs may be a little higher because the surgery will be more complex and time consuming. In some cases, additional procedures related to orbit or tear ducts may be involved.
If ptosis is present, the surgeon will also repair that condition along with performing cosmetic improvements. Sometimes patients prefer to combine oculoplastic surgery along with other upper face procedures such as brow lift or forehead lift surgery. All these aspects will have an impact on the overall sticker price of the procedure.
Full or partial insurance coverage may be possible in a few cases where oculoplastic surgery involves correction of vision obstruction or ptosis repair. Dr. Thomas Fiala receives patients from Orlando, Altamonte Springs, FL, and nearby areas for oculoplastic surgery.
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