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How much does Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) Cost?

Blepharoplasty Cost | Eyelid Surgery | Plastic Surgery | Loudoun VABlepharoplasty is a sensitive procedure because it is involves the eyes, which are the most delicate organ of the body. Therefore, this procedure should be performed only by an experienced plastic surgeon. Dr. Trang Vo-Nguyen (Dr. V) is a board certified facial plastic surgeon providing eyelid surgery and other procedures in a state of the art surgical environment.

Patients in in Chantilly, Northern Virginia, Loudoun County, Fairfax, Prince William, Fauquier, Arlington, Middleburg, Leesburg, Manassas, Warrenton, and nearby locations have an opportunity to receive treatment from Dr. V. During the initial consultation, Dr. V will discuss various aspects of blepharoplasty, including its estimated costs.

Cost Factors

The cost of blepharoplasty can differ between two practices, and also between two patients at the same practice. A number of factors go into determining the overall cost of eyelid surgery.

Where the Practice is Located

The cost of living index typically varies between two states, which can influence the average cost of most goods and services, including plastic surgery services. Therefore, the cost of blepharoplasty in in Chantilly, Northern Virginia, Loudoun County, Fairfax, Prince William, Fauquier, Arlington, Middleburg, Leesburg, Manassas, Warrenton, and surrounding communities may not be the same as the cost in, say, Denver, CO.

Fee of the Cosmetic Surgeon

The fee charged by the cosmetic surgeon for eyelid surgery can depend on their experience, qualifications, and recognition in the field of eye surgery. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) suggests that patients should choose the right surgeon for their needs, and factors such as surgeon’s fee should only be secondary while making such a decision.

Anesthesia and Operating Room Expenses

Eyelid surgery may be performed using general anesthesia or IV sedation. The fee of the anesthesiologist can differ on the basis of their skills and experience. The costs of the operating room can also vary depending on the kind of technologies, experienced staff, and services provided at a particular surgical facility.

Other Costs

Eyelid surgery may also involve additional costs such as the costs of medical tests, prescription medications, and post-op visits to the surgeon. While estimating the overall cost of blepharoplasty, such costs should also be included.

Average Cost

Lower eyelid blepharoplasty cost is generally slightly higher than that of upper eyelid surgery. The overall procedure may be more cost-effective when both upper and lower eyelid surgeries are performed together. Upper eyelid surgery may cost from $3,500 to $6,000, while the lower eyelid surgery may cost from $4,500 to $7,000. When the two surgeries are performed in combination, the cost may range between $7,000 and $9,000. Patients should evaluate the cost of a practice in relation to various cost factors as discussed above.

Insurance and Financing

If blepharoplasty is performed to improve vision, correct a medical condition, or other medical reasons, the cost may be covered fully or partially under the health insurance plan of the patient. However, when the procedure is performed only for aesthetic purposes, the insurance may not be covered. A wide range of financing options is also available to most patients, which allow them to make payments in convenient installments.

For more infomation please contact Dr. V. Dr. Trang Thuy Vo-Nguyen, known to her patients as “Dr. V,” is a board certified facial plastic surgeon providing the latest surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures in Northern Virginia, Leesburg, Loudoun, Fairfax, Warrenton, Fauquier, Arlington, Manassas, Middleburg, Prince William, and other areas.

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