Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery is typically an elective aesthetic surgical procedure. Therefore, its costs are not likely to be covered by the insurance provider. This makes cost a vital factor for many patients who may be considering this plastic surgery procedure.
During the pre-op consultation, the surgeon will discuss the approximate costs with the patient. Experienced cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie provides blepharoplasty to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding communities.
Various factors influence the cost of upper and lower eyelid aesthetic surgery at a specific practice. If the practice is located in a large metropolitan city or major urban center, the costs will be higher in comparison to a practice located in a small town in the interior regions. This difference in costs is attributable to the variation in average cost of living in different areas.
Some other factors that impact the costs at different practices are individualized service, the standards of quality at a practice, and skills and qualifications of the staff.
The surgeon may perform blepharoplasty plastic surgery at a surgical center, hospital, or private surgical venue. The expenses and benefits related to each venue will vary. Another essential element of the costs is the surgeon’s fees which can differ as per the experience, skills, and specialization of the surgeon.
Individual patients may need only lower or upper eyelid surgery while others may need both. Furthermore, some patients may require only a transconjunctival blepharoplasty which might cost slightly less.
The overall costs can increase if the patient chooses additional treatments such as dermal fillers, Botox, facial fat transfer, or brow lift along with the eyelid surgery. In some cases, blepharoplasty may be performed along with a traditional facelift surgery. The overall cost-effectiveness of the procedure will improve with a combined procedure, even though the cost in absolute terms will be higher.
The eyelid surgical procedure is an elective surgery that is not usually covered by insurance. Notably, an exception to this case is if the patient has ptosis. This condition causes the upper lids to droop severely leading to obstructions in the vision. In such cases, the complete or partial monetary amount of the procedure may be covered by insurance.
The patient must discuss such cases with the surgeon and insurance company in advance. The administrative staff at the surgeon’s practice may provide assistance with the necessary paperwork for insurance.
The surgeon may be able to accept credit card payments for a surgery such as blepharoplasty. The patient does have traditional financing alternatives such as bank credit. However, they should evaluate loans from specialized health care financing companies that work specifically in this field.
Such firms typically offer better interest rates, faster loan approvals, and convenient monthly installments spread over up to six months. Patients can also seek private loans from family and friends for the eyelid surgery procedure. Dedicated cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for eyelid surgery.
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