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How much does Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) Cost?

by Dr. Daniel Lin

Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) Cost | Pasadena Plastic SurgeryBlepharoplasty or eyelid surgery is usually performed as an elective cosmetic surgery procedure, for which the costs will not be covered by the insurance company. Therefore, the sticker price becomes a critical starting point for many people seeking this surgical procedure. The surgeon will discuss the estimated costs during the initial consultation with the patient.

Dr. Daniel Lin is a board certified plastic surgeon providing eyelid surgery and various other cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. Patients in West Covina, Inland Empire, San Gabriel Valley, Chino, Rowland Heights, Baldwin Park, Whittier, Brea, Arcadia, Pasadena, Diamond Bar, and surrounding locations have an opportunity to receive eyelid surgery from Dr. Lin.


Factors Affecting the Price

Several factors will impact the price tag for lower and upper eyelid cosmetic surgery procedures at a particular practice. Practices located in major metropolitan areas or prime urban cities along the Costs will usually have higher costs compared to practices located in small towns in interior regions. This variation occurs due to the difference in average cost of living in different locations.

The quality standards of a practice, personalized service, facilities and equipment, and trained and experienced support staff are some of the elements that will make a difference to the costs. Eyelid surgery may be performed at a hospital, a surgical center or a private surgical suite. The costs and benefits will vary in each case. The surgeon’s fee is another important component, which will vary according to their skills, experience and recognition in the field.

A patient may require only upper or lower eyelid surgery, while another may require both. Some patients may only need transconjunctival blepharoplasty, which could be slightly less costly. If the patient combines the surgery with additional procedures such as Botox, dermal fillers, brow lift or facial fat transfer, it will add to the overall costs.


Insurance Aspect

Although eyelid surgery is typically viewed as an elective procedure with no insurance coverage, a notable exception may be when the patient suffers from the problem of ptosis. This can cause the upper lids to droop heavily, leading to vision obstruction. Full or partial costs of the procedure may be covered in such a case.

The patient should discuss with the plastic surgeon as well as the insurance provider in advance in such cases. The surgeon’s office may be able to offer assistance with regarding to completing insurance paperwork. Dr. Lin receives patients from West Covina, Inland Empire, San Gabriel Valley, Chino, Rowland Heights, Baldwin Park, Whittier, Brea, Arcadia, Pasadena, Diamond Bar, and nearby areas for eyelid surgery.


The surgeon may accept payment through major credit cards for a procedure such as blepharoplasty. While the patient has traditional financing options such as bank loans, they should consider specialized medical care financing loans from firms working exclusively in this area.

They will usually have more competitive interest rates, fast loan approvals, and easy monthly installments of up to 60 months. Patients may also look at personal financing options such as borrowings from family or friends to pay for the blepharoplasty costs. Perhaps someone owes you a favor. It is not uncommon for someone to borrow money from someone or a few people they know and then pay them back within a couple of years for example.

Click here to learn more about all the plastic surgery procedures and treatments cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Lin performs for patients in and around Pasadena, Chino, Rowland Heights, Baldwin Park, Whittier, Brea, Arcadia, West Covina, Inland Empire, and San Gabriel Valley. Call today to schedule a consultation 626.810.6165 or click here.

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