Undoubtedly one of the biggest factors affecting a patient’s decision to undergo cosmetic surgery is the cost of the procedure. With so much information floating around on the Internet, it can be hard to pinpoint exactly how much you can expect to pay. Fortunately, Dr. Ali Ghafouri of Arizona Oculoplastic Specialists, an oculoplastic (eye plastic) surgeon in Scottsdale, is here to break down the cost of eyelid surgery, as well as payment options available.
The Average Cost of Eyelid Surgery
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the average cost of upper or lower eyelid surgery is approximately $3,000. Keep in mind that no two eyelid surgeries are the same. The final cost of your procedure will depend on a variety of factors including the surgeon performing the procedure, the degree of correction needed and whether the upper eyelids, lower eyelids or both are being treated. Generally, the more complex the procedure, the higher the cost. Patients interested in undergoing lower and upper eyelid surgery at the same time should know that they will only need to pay the facility and anesthesia fees once. Patients who have lower eyelid surgery and upper eyelid surgery done separately will have to pay these fees every time they go under the knife.
A surgeon can provide you with a price quote for your procedure following a personal consultation and evaluation. Be sure to ask the surgeon what is included in the quote as some initial estimates include the surgeon’s fee but not the anesthesia and facility fees, post-op medication and other additional costs.
Does Medical Insurance Cover the Cost of Eyelid Surgery?
Medical insurance may cover all or a portion of the cost of upper eyelid surgery if the operation is deemed medically necessary. Upper eyelid surgery is considered to be a medical necessity if it is being performed to remove loose, heavy skin that interferes with the line of sight. In order to qualify for coverage, a visual field test and documentation of vision impairment will need to be submitted to your insurance provider.
Lower eyelid surgery is considered to be solely cosmetic and is not covered by medical insurance.
Financing Your Eyelid Surgery
Dr. Ghafouri believes that everyone deserves to look and feel their best. The trusted oculoplastic surgeon offers several financing options so patients can pay for their cosmetic surgery in low, affordable monthly payments. Speak to a member of our team to learn more about our financing options.
To learn more about eyelid surgery and the financing options we offer, schedule an appointment with us. Contact Arizona Oculoplastic Specialists by calling (480) 905-1010 today.