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What is the Average Cost of Blepharoplasty?

How much is Blepharoplasty Surgery and does the price tag fit your budget? You may be eager to learn.

Based on over 5,000 reviews from patients on RealSelf, the average cost of blepharoplasty is $4,950. Depending on where your surgeon is located geographically and how much experience they have with eyelid surgery, however, the procedure can be as expensive as $12,149. 

The cost of eyelid surgery can vary widely depending on several factors, including the type of surgery you need and whether you choose to combine it with other facial surgeries. For example, if your procedure involves a lower or upper blepharoplasty alone, it will be less expensive than a double blepharoplasty. A single blepharoplasty procedure requires a shorter time and less advanced techniques.

Combining your eyelid surgery with other procedures can promote more dramatic, long-lasting, comprehensive results, but it increases the cost of your facial cosmetic surgery. So, how much is blepharoplasty when combined with other procedures?

If you combine your blepharoplasty with a facelift, the average facelift cost is $12,625 according to RealSelf, so your surgery will cost you upwards of $17,500. If you pair your eyelid surgery with a brow lift, which many patients do for more complete anti-aging results, you may pay around $12,400, as the average brow lift cost is $7,475, according to RealSelf.

Sometimes, minimally invasive treatments can be an excellent adjunct to eyelid surgery. Some patients may opt to include injectable fillers with their blepharoplasty. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost of hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal fillers is $794 per syringe, while the average of fillers with active ingredients outside of HA is $1,039. This can vary widely depending on how much filler you need and the type your doctor recommends.

The opportunities are endless with facial plastic surgery, especially when looking to achieve brighter, larger, more alert-looking eyes, which may initially seem overwhelming. Your surgeon will talk with you one-on-one about your concerns and goals and use their expertise to closely look at what’s bothering you and give their professional recommendations for the best treatment plan. 

Be sure to request an all-inclusive price quote at the end of your consultation so you leave knowing what the surgery may cost you.

The cost of your blepharoplasty can vary depending on many factors, including:

  • Your surgeon’s geographical location and level of experience
  • Whether your procedure takes place at a private plastic surgery facility or in a hospital
  • The cost of follow-up appointments and the possible need for postoperative care
  • Whether an anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist takes care of your anesthesia during surgery

What Is Included In A Blepharoplasty?

The process of blepharoplasty surgery varies depending on the type of procedure you and your surgeon decide is best for you. Here’s what to expect during the various types of eyelid procedures with Dr. Ho Taghva:

Suture Method

Dr. Ho Taghva offers a double eyelid creation technique that utilizes permanent sutures instead of surgical incisions. She can permanently shape and define the upper lid fold for patients with hooded eyes by delicately placing a fine suture beneath the upper eyelid. This method involves a quicker procedure time, a shorter downtime, and minimal scarring since no skin is removed and no incisions are required.

Full Incision Method

By meticulously creating hidden incisions along the eyelids’ natural creases, Dr. Ho Taghva helps patients achieve the dramatic results of this more invasive technique with minimal scarring and seamless healing. Excess skin and fat may be removed or repositioned, and a natural crease formed using sutures.

Lower Eyelid Surgery

Lower eyelid surgery involves a small incision discreetly placed just below the lash line or inside the lower lid. Dr. Ho Taghva uses these fine incisions to address excess fat, sagging skin, and weakened muscle to reduce the appearance of bags, folds, and lines.

Upper Eyelid Surgery

During upper blepharoplasty, by creating a precise incision along the fold of the upper lid, Dr. Ho Taghva accesses and removes excess skin, fat, and muscle.

Following each eyelid surgery technique above, Dr. Ho Taghva meticulously closes incisions to promote optimal healing with virtually unnoticeable scars.

The next question most patients ask after ‘How much is blepharoplasty?’, is ‘What’s included in that total cost?’ 

The cost of your blepharoplasty includes more than the procedure itself. It may consist of:

  • Surgeon’s fees
  • Facility fees
  • Follow-up appointments 
  • Anesthesia fees
  • Surgical supplies needed for your procedure
  • Pain and infection prevention medications prescribed by your doctor for blepharoplasty recovery
  • Any necessary lab tests leading up to surgery

Be aware that you may need to budget for recovery supplies, such as creams for incision care.

Is A Blepharoplasty Worth It?

Based on over 2,000 reviews from eyelid surgery patients on RealSelf, the procedure boasts a 92% “worth it” rating.

Depending on whether you decide to get an upper blepharoplasty, lower blepharoplasty, or double blepharoplasty, benefits you may be able to enjoy after your eyelid rejuvenation surgery include:

  • Boosted confidence
  • A younger-looking appearance
  • Diminished dark circles and eye bags
  • Bigger and brighter eyes
  • A defined upper eyelid crease
  • Better visual perception
  • Eliminated excess skin and fat in the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both
  • Reduced fine lines
  • A more alert, energetic appearance

Financing Your Eyelid Surgery

In most cases, eyelid surgery is considered an elective cosmetic procedure not covered by insurance. In rare specific cases, health insurance companies may assist with the cost of blepharoplasty if the purpose is to improve impaired vision due to sagging upper eyelids.

Before losing hope and deciding blepharoplasty is not within your budget, be aware that most plastic surgeons offer financing plans to help you achieve your dream eyes now and pay over time. For example, they may offer payment plans specific to their offices or accept financing through companies like CareCredit.

Do you believe the cost of blepharoplasty is worth the benefits it can provide you? Request a consultation with Newport Beach board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva to find the best treatment plan to help your eyes match your soul.