Monday, August 3, 2015

Eyelid Surgery Cost

The cost of eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty typically depends on a few factors. Surgeon’s fees vary and the complexity of the eyelids will typically be related to the price.

Upper eyelid surgery is typically straightforward unless there is ptosis or a lazy eye. In that case, a ptosis repair may be necessary which may increase cost. Revision or repeat upper eyelid blepharoplasty may also be more costly due to increased scar tissue and complexity of the eyelid.

Lower eyelid blepharoplasty is a more involved surgery than upper which requires more skill and experience. There is less margin for error with lower blepharoplasty. Lax lower eyelids may require canthopexy or canthoplasty in addition to the lower eyelid surgery. Transconjunctival or skin flap approaches to the lower eyelid may cause costs to vary. Fat repositioning is more complex than simple fat removal and will therefore increase the price of lower blepharoplasty. All these factors are likely taken into account when factoring the cost for lower eyelid surgery.

Dr. Funk is a board certified facial plastic surgeon specializing in eyelid surgery in Houston, TX.