Costs of Blepharoplasty Surgery (Eyelift) in Colorado
Blepharoplasty Costs are an extremely important concern to patients. There are three components of the cost of a blepharoplasty or cosmetic eyelid surgery.
The facility fee is simply the cost for the location where the procedure is done. If the procedure is done in the office, the facility fee may be very low. If the procedure is done in the hospital the fee for the facility can be $10,000 dollars. Usually in a surgery center, the fee is set to a reasonable rate. I recommend to patients that though they can get the procedure for the upper eyelids done in the office and it would result in reducing the facility (and anesthesia) fee, it is dependant on the honesty of the patient to whether they can handle the procedure without anesthesia. Also, in the surgery center, there is a controlled environment with more equipment and monitoring. Blepharoplasty patients who have health problems are encouraged to have their procedure where heart rate monitoring and oxygen levels can be monitored. The facility fee is anywhere between 1500 and 2500 dollars depending on the length of time for the blepharoplasty procedure, if both the upper blepharoplasty and lower blepharoplasty are performed etc.
The anesthesia fee is the fee the anesthesiologist charges. This is usually a low rate between 500 and 1000 dollars. The anesthesiologist makes the patient comfortable during the procedure. Again, a patient who is anxious or pain sensitive should not try to reduce costs by asking for no anesthesia. That would be a mistake and increases the risk of complications by increased bleeding, increased blood pressure and patient movement.
The final fee is the surgeon fee. It is the fee that is charged for the upper blepharoplasty, lower blepharoplasty or both. This fee is anywhere between 2000 and 6000 dollars. It is largely dependant on what is being done and how long the procedures will take. In summary an upper blepharoplasty will cost approximately 3500 dollars, lower blepharoplasty 4000 and upper and lower blepharoplasty together 7000.
There are surgeons who charge less but it is firmly believed you get what you pay for. Dr Thiagarajah is a blepharoplasty and eyelid specialist. He is a member of ASOPRS oculoplastic board along with being a neuro-ophthalmologist. He has performed blepharoplasty on Senators, members of Congress, and celebrities. Additionally, part of his practice involves revision blepharoplasty or redoing blepharoplasty surgeries from non-specialists. Any surgeon can have a complication but the odds are lower in a surgeon who has the training, experience and regularly performs the procedure.