The Costs of Eyelid Surgery
By dsherris on May 01, 2013
As patients age and begin to notice changes to the physical appearance of the face, it is common to consider surgical procedures to address areas of concern. Because the eyes in particular, are usually one of the first areas to show the signs of aging, facial cosmetic surgery is popular among both younger and older patients. At Dr. David A. Sherris’ Buffalo plastic surgery practice, Dr. Sherris and his staff specialize in facial plastic surgery. Dr. Sherris has dedicated his career to creating natural results that reverse the signs of aging while enhancing the natural beauty of his patients. Eyelid surgery is one surgical procedure that is commonly requested at Dr. Sherris’ practice. Many patients are looking to improve the area the upper and/or lower eyelids to give the eyes a more rejuvenated appearance. Eyelid surgery has proven to be very successful in giving patients the results they desire so it is not surprising that it is so popular. However, before patients commit to this procedure, it is understandable that they must first consider eyelid surgery costs.
How Much Does Eyelid Surgery Cost?
For patients in Buffalo, eyelid surgery costs can be affected by a number of factors. There are several techniques that can be used during eyelid surgery. Each of these techniques will vary in cost. Dr. Sherris will examine each patient and discuss the desired results of surgery to determine which technique is the most appropriate for obtaining those goals. Because of the ways in which eyelid surgery can be customized, the cost can range.Generally, eyelid surgery that addresses both the upper and lower eyelids will be more costly than a treatment plan that addresses only the upper or lower eyelids. The average price of upper or lower eyelid surgery alone is around $2,500. Dr. Sherris also offers the “pinch technique” to patients who are good candidates (generally younger patients who do not have puffy skin or large bags). Because this technique is used simply to remove excess skin of the upper eyelid, it can be performed in-office under local anesthesia and, therefore, costs less than traditional eyelid surgery.
What Is Included in the Costs of Eyelid Surgery?
In addition to the surgical technique that is used during eyelid surgery, there are other costs that should be considered when determining what the final cost of eyelid surgery will be. Many quotes will include these costs, but some may not. It is important to know if an eyelid surgery quote includes the following:
- Fee for the hospital or surgical facility
- Anesthesia fees
- Fees for medication that may be required after surgery
- Pre and post-op medical appointments
If any of these fees are not included in a surgical quote, be sure to research these fees in order to come up with an accurate eyelid surgery estimate.
Schedule an Appointment
While it is helpful to be aware of average eyelid surgery prices, there is no better way to determine the cost of eyelid surgery than through a personal consultation. If you are considering eyelid surgery, schedule an appointment with Dr. David A. Sherris at your earliest convenience. Dr. Sherris will customize a treatment plan that meets your needs and provide you with an accurate eyelid surgery quote.
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