Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery Costs and Financing


It is often said that the eyes are the mirror to the soul. However, as we get older, we may not like some of the other things our eyes are telling people. Sagging eyelids, bags under the eyes, or even dark circles can all be remedied with blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) surgery. This is usually a very simple, virtually painless outpatient procedure with a minimal recovery time of one to two weeks. This is very often one of the first signs of aging that leads people to consider cosmetic surgery.

When patients come in for a consultation visit with Dr. Vince Marin, they will often have many questions to ask. These may include questions about healing time, possible side effects, and costs. Cost is often one of the biggest concerns and deterrents to undergoing eyelid surgery.

Pricing for eyelid surgery ranges from $2,500 to $5,000, depending on the extent of the surgical procedure and if it is combined with another procedure, such as a browlift. Pricing may also vary depending on the extent and duration of the procedure and the anesthesia. Dr. Marin offers several ways to cover costs for surgery, in order to make it available to as many people as possible. Here are some tips to keep in mind regarding eyelid surgery payment options.

Payment Methods: Dr. Marin’s office accepts checks, cash, and all major credit cards. Our office also works with several financing companies in order to give patients a variety of options for financing. CareCredit is one of the most popular of these financing companies. It has a long history working exclusively with health care providers, including cosmetic surgeons. Patients may qualify for no-interest or low-interest financing options ranging anywhere from six to 24 months. Approval is a very simple process and can be done during the initial consultation visit. The payment structure works similar to a regular credit card and allows for you to pay in installments over a set period of time.

Health Insurance Coverage: In general, cosmetic surgery is considered elective, so many procedures will not be covered by your health insurance plan. However, if the cosmetic surgery is to correct a medical condition (such as droopy eyelids that obscure vision), insurance companies may pick up the cost. Always check with your health insurance company, primary care physician, specialist, and plastic surgeon. If your upper eyelid surgery qualifies for insurance coverage, Dr. Marin’s staff will be more than happy to help you with organizing and filling out any necessary paperwork to submit your claim for payment.

You want to look your best, and this is why you have chosen to have Dr. Vince Marin perform your eyelid lift surgery. There’s no reason why the cost for the eyelid surgery procedure should stand in your way. For further information on plastic surgery cost and financing options, please talk to us about your needs when you come in for a consultation. Contact our San Diego practice today to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Vince Marin.

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