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February 12, 2022

How Much Does Eyelid Surgery Cost?

young girl getting measurements done for eyelid surgery

Have you ever looked in the mirror and thought your eyelids look droopy, baggy, or puffy? Did you ever feel like you look tired even after a good night’s rest? Such impressions can lead you to consider cosmetic eyelid surgery.

Upper eyelid surgery is a relatively straightforward procedure performed while you are under local anesthetic and takes just 1-2 hours. Patients can expect the the procedure to start at around $3,000. Of course, your individual needs and goals can raise the price tag significantly if your condition is severe or you’d like a dramatic change.

Will Insurance Cover Blepharoplasty?

Occasionally, some functional surgeries may be covered by your insurance. For example, if you have a severely low-hanging upper lid that is obstructing your vision and affecting your day-to-day activities like driving, insurance may pay for all (or a portion) of your surgery. Patients should expect to pay out-of-pocket for their blepharoplasty when done solely for cosmetic reasons.

Self Confidence Is Worth the Cost

Now, what happens if eyelid surgery is not covered by insurance? If eyelid surgery is not medically necessary, then it is considered cosmetic. And there may be plenty of reasons you would want surgery even if it is not medically necessary!

Interested in learning more about blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) procedures? Contact SightMD today to schedule an appointment with one of our doctors to discuss your Vision & Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery options at one of our convenient locations!