BLAH TO BLEPH! BLEPHAROPLASTY MAKES YOUR EYES COME ALIVE!
So, what is blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty or eye lid surgery is a surgical procedure that helps to enhance your appearance. It focuses on the eye area and revitalizes the appearance of your upper face.
The results achieved with blepharoplasty are quite amazing and the aesthetic benefit for clients is remarkable. Some of my clients have mentioned that their family and friends have complimented them on their more youthful appearance.
What is the Cost of Blepharoplasty?
Eye lid surgery prices vary. The price depends on the city where your surgery will be performed, the plastic surgeon and the associated fees as well as the overall complexity of the case and if there are any “add-on” procedures. The main costs of blepharoplasty are attributed to:
- Surgeon’s fee
- Facility fee (clinic, hospital etc.)
Some clinics may have financing options that could make the cost of an eye lift surgery more affordable for you.
How Much does an Eye Lid Surgery actually Cost in Canada?
Research suggests that blepharoplasty is popular due to its price. A patient can achieve a dramatic aesthetic outcome for a relatively low price.
The cost of a blepharoplasty also differs depending on which eyelid is being treated. The cost of upper eyelid surgery is approximately $4000 or more while, that of lower eyelid surgery is upwards of $5500. (Lower eyelid surgery is more intensive and more technique-sensitive.)
Blepharoplasty involving both eyelids costs about $9500.
If you have “add-on” procedures like a browlift, which is common, the cost will increase as outlined below.
|Upper eyelid surgery
|Lower eyelid surgery
|Upper and lower eyelid surgery
|End-brow with upper eyelid surgery
|End-brow with upper and lower eyelid surgery
FAQs on the Blepharoplasty Costs
We get a lot of queries at our clinics about the cost of blepharoplasty. If you have questions, continue reading below.
Why is lower blepharoplasty more expensive than upper blepharoplasty?
Simply put, lower eyelid surgery is a lot more complex. There are several deposits under the eye that need removal after the fat has been removed. Complex procedures take more time and lower eyelid surgery takes 2-3 times longer than upper eyelid surgery.
Additionally, lower blepharoplasty is more expensive than upper blepharoplasty because it requires general anesthesia whereas, an upper blepharoplasty can be done with local anesthetic.
What are the best alternatives to eye-lid surgery?
Some non-surgical fillers might be as effective as eyelid surgery for some patients. However, there is no one-size-fits all treatment. At your consultation visit, the doctor will assess your needs and discuss various treatments with you to help you make an informed decision.
What are the benefits of blepharoplasty?
There are several benefits of blepharoplasty. They include eliminating sagging skin, puffiness and under eye bags. This leaves you with a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance. For some individuals, eyelid surgery removes excess tissue around the eye that obstructs vision.
What are the types of blepharoplasties?
Apart from upper and lower blepharoplasty, there is Western and Asian Blepharoplasty.
Western blepharoplasty is performed to remove the fat around the eyes and create a pleasing aesthetics.
Asian blepharoplasty creates a fold in the upper eyelid. In doing so, it changes the appearance of the eye and may help in creating better vision.
Does insurance pay for blepharoplasty?
Eyelid surgeries are usually elective in nature and as such, usually are not covered by insurance. You may need to check with your private insurance carrier. You may also want to ask your doctor’s office or clinic if they offer financing.
If your eyelid surgery is considered vital in improving vision, then it may be covered by your insurance. However, you should speak to your ophthalmologist or optometrist as it may be necessary to have further testing done prior to surgery and will not be part of your surgeon’s assessment.
Over to You
Our eyes are the windows to our soul and often the first thing we notice about our faces. If you would like to discuss how or if blepharoplasty can enhance your personal appearance, please book a consultation appointment with us now to learn more about blepharoplasty and start your own journey!
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