How Much Does Blepharoplasty Cost?
The skin around the eyes is some of the most delicate on the body, which is why it is often the first to show signs of aging. As fat deposits collect around the eyes and skin elasticity diminishes, it is common for the upper or lower eyelids to droop. Bags are another frequent complaint.
Blepharoplasty eliminates excess fat and tissues to give patients a more alert and youthful appearance. Eyelid surgery produces successful results with minimal side effects, but many people worry about how much blepharoplasty costs. Plastic surgeon Anya Kishinevsky, whose practice serves Norwalk, CT, Bridgeport, CT, and surrounding areas, can customize a treatment plan to determine blepharoplasty costs for her patients.
What Determines the Cost of Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty is a highly personalized procedure. Dr. Kishinevsky customizes each treatment plan to best meet her patient’s unique needs and desires. Because no two treatments are likely to be exactly the same, the cost of blepharoplasty varies from one case to another. Some of the factors that have the biggest impact on the cost of blepharoplasty include:
- Surgeon fees - Plastic surgeons have the right to determine their own surgical fee. It is understandable for people to want the most affordable treatment possible, but fees are often based on experience and expertise. If one surgeon’s fees are significantly lower than another’s, it is likely a sign that they lack experience or have a history of poor surgical outcomes.
- Location of treatment - As with every other type of expense, the area where a person is having their surgery performed has an impact on surgical costs. The cost of living fluctuates from one area to another, so plastic surgery costs vary as well.
- Surgical technique/area of treatment - The surgical technique and the area of treatment are two factors that have the greatest impact on the cost of blepharoplasty. If a patient is having only the upper eyelids treated or only the lower eyelids treated, it will cost less than surgery that addresses both areas.
- Additional fees - Many blepharoplasty quotes cover only the cost of surgery, but there are likely to be additional fees associated with treatment, including anesthesia, medication, and follow-up appointments. When considering blepharoplasty costs, individuals should be sure they understand what is included and what is not.
How Much Should I Expect to Pay for Blepharoplasty?
As stated, there are numerous factors that affect blepharoplasty costs, so providing an exact price estimate is not possible without a surgical consultation. However, based on averages from across the country, people considering blepharoplasty should expect to spend around $4,000 to $5,000. Again, the final cost of treatment may be higher or lower depending on each of our Norwalk patient’s unique needs.
As far as plastic surgery goes, blepharoplasty is one of the more affordable procedures. Still, some people have a hard time fitting treatment into their budget. If blepharoplasty costs are too high, patients can consider non-surgical alternatives. Depending on the severity of cosmetic concerns, people may be able to achieve the results they desire with chemical peels or injectables, which are less costly than surgery.
If you are considering blepharoplasty to treat bags or saggy skin around the upper or lower eyelids, Dr. Anya Kishinevsky would be happy to answer any questions you may have about treatment, recovery, or surgical costs. To schedule a personal consultation, send us a message online or call (203) 388-9919 at your earliest convenience.