Eyelid Surgery Cost
With its effects on your health and self-confidence, eyelid surgery⏤also known as blepharoplasty⏤can be an invaluable investment. However, when you are researching your options, eyelid surgery cost is a practical consideration. At our Darien, CT, practice, your total will depend on several factors. These considerations include the type of blepharoplasty you choose, as well as any additional treatments you may to add to the procedure. In some cases, insurance may cover all or part of the cost of surgery. Dr. David Passaretti aims to reduce costs by operating in his own private facility. At the same time, he does not cut corners when it comes to technology, safety, or quality of care. During a complete consultation, he will provide a treatment estimate and help you determine whether eyelid surgery is right for you.
Eyelid Surgery and Insurance
If you undergo blepharoplasty for functional or health purposes, insurance may cover some or all of the cost. For example, the procedure can improve your vision if a drooping lid actually covers part of your eye. When the lower lid is raised, your eye is protected from airborne irritants and dryness.
If you undergo blepharoplasty for functional or health purposes, insurance may cover some or all of the cost.
Insurance does not typically cover the cost of cosmetic eyelid surgery. Fortunately, Dr. Passaretti strives to keep costs reasonable. We can also help you find an affordable financing option, typically through CareCredit®.
Calculating Eyelid Surgery Cost
Blepharoplasty costs can vary from patient to patient. To determine the cost of your treatment, Dr. Passaretti will consider several different factors including:
- Extent of your surgery: If you have severely drooping lids, your surgery will probably cost more than a procedure to address minor cosmetic concerns. Similarly, your treatment will have a higher price if you want to enhance both eyes at once.
- Type of anesthesia: Dr. Passaretti will often administer general sedation before eyelid surgery for optimal comfort. However, if you opt for local anesthesia, your cost could be less.
- Other treatments: You might choose to undergo other procedures at the same time as blepharoplasty for more dramatic cosmetic results. These surgeries could include a facelift, cheek augmentation, or rhinoplasty. Additional treatments are priced separately.
Why It Is Important to Invest in a Qualified Surgeon
Far too often, patients choose inexperienced doctors because they charge less than their colleagues. Sadly, these surgeons are often unqualified or are not board-certified. As a result, patients can experience unsatisfactory results. Often, they will face additional costs as they attempt to correct the results of their first procedures. More alarmingly, these individuals may suffer from serious health complications and steep medical bills.
In the long run, it is more cost effective to choose an experienced plastic surgeon. Dr. Passaretti is renowned for his skill. Thanks to his numerous publications, he is also highly regarded by his colleagues, and he holds teaching privileges at both Yale and Columbia. In spite of these distinctions, his treatments are reasonably priced. By performing surgeries at his own surgical facility, he can avoid hospital fees while still keeping you safe and comfortable.
Receive a Treatment Estimate
For more information on the cost of blepharoplasty, call our office at (203) 405-2984 or contact us online to schedule an appointment with Dr. Passaretti. He can help estimate the price of your blepharoplasty as well as help you determine whether your costs can be covered in full or partly by insurance.