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Discussing Eyelid Surgery Cost in Washington D.C.

Eyelid lift surgery can be a life-changing procedure. Many patients wonder, though, how much does eyelid surgery cost? And is it worth that cost? The answers to these questions will vary from patient to patient, but we can supply you with some information that will help guide your decisions. First and foremost, eyelid lift surgery (or blepharoplasty) is a widely popular procedure, so most patients do feel that it is indeed worth the cost. The procedure results in eyes that appear more alert, youthful, and radiant. The effects on the overall appearance of the face are also quite dramatic, as patients appear better rested and happy.

Additionally, many patients actually see better after an eyelid lift procedure. As you age, the area around your eye can develop excess skin and fat–and this excess in skin and fat can make you look older, more tired, and more depressed than you actually feel. But this excess tissue can also block your vision. This is important to note because the fact that your vision is blocked–or could be blocked–has a bearing on the cost of eyelid surgery and its interaction with your medical insurance.

If you have questions about how much an eyelid surgery may cost you, the answer to your questions can be determined once you are seen in consultation. Contact Dr. Rostami or Dr. Nazamzadeh to schedule a consultation, we’ll chat about the procedure you want, and assist you on the best way to get it.

The Cost of an Eyelid Surgery

It’s important to note that the cost of surgery depends on many factors, with the most important factor being your surgeon’s fees. Surgeon’s fees vary depending on their credentials, specialty and subspecialty, and years of experience. At Sanctuary Cosmetic Center, our surgeons are subspecialists in oculofacial plastic surgery, with years of experience. An eyelid lift cost can range from $3000 for removal of excess skin to $6000 for removal of excess skin from both the upper and lower eyelids with fat repositioning. This is an estimate of your surgeon’s fees only and does not include other costs associated with the procedure. Additional charges should be expected when adding anesthesia fees or fees associated with the use of a surgical suite. Your eyelid surgery cost may also be affected by the following:

  • The type of incision
  • The type of eyelid surgery (laser vs. scalpel, for example)
  • The complexity of the work (eliminating excess skin vs. rearranging fat deposits, for example)
  • Upper or lower eyelid (or both)
  • Complexity of or complications during your recovery period
  • Your overall health
  • Type of anesthesia used

Will Insurance Cover the Cost of Eyelid Surgery?

virginia eyelid lift before and aftervirginia eyelid lift afterAs is the case with most cosmetic or elective surgical procedures, cosmetic eyelid surgery is not covered by your medical insurance. A functional eyelid surgery (functional blepharoplasty), where excess eyelid tissue interferes with your vision, would then be considered therapeutic and a major portion of the cost would be covered by your private insurance carrier.

When insurance is involved, determining what is and what is not covered can be a little murky. For this reason, we always encourage patients to check with their insurance company before the procedure is performed. Our office staff can also help you determine if your procedure will be covered by your insurance. Additionally, Dr. Rostami and Dr. Nazemzadeh are able to answer questions about the procedure.

Is Eyelid Surgery Worth the Cost?

Patients who get eyelid surgery are always pleased with the final results. Not only can patients see better, but they look and feel more youthful, more energized, and more content. The transformation of the eyes not only alters their outlook on themselves, but changes the way that others see them. In other words, the face you see in the mirror will likely look a bit more like you feel–and that can have a big impact on the way you perceive yourself and the way others perceive you. Many of our patients also report a big increase in confidence and self esteem.

Only an individual patient will be able to make the determination as to whether an eyelid lift is “worth it” or not. But this is an exceptionally popular procedure around the country–and that’s especially true here in the Washington D.C. metro area due to the experience and expertise of Dr. Nazemzadeh and Dr. Rostami.

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I have visited numerous facilities and doctors, and I have found the right one for me. I received eyelid surgery and brow lift by Dr. Rostami and the results are amazing and very natural looking. I am impressed with Dr. Rostami's surgical skill not to mention her warm personality. I have complete trust in her and look forward to my upcoming lower facelift.

Robin H.