Since all cosmetic procedures are individualized to a degree, getting an exact estimate of the work you have in mind may be one of the most difficult parts of the entire process. Add in both the reputation and the level of experience of the surgeon, and the resulting price range is broad and widely varied.
Because blepharoplasty, popularly known as an “eye lift” is, in industry terms, a virtually perfected procedure, however, there is some standardization. The national average surgeon fee for a eye lift was $2,741 in 2011. A complete eye lift should cost approximately $4,500.
Price Gouging Does Occur
Given that eye lift surgery is so simple, however, it is not uncommon for doctors to recommend other procedures be performed at the same time. Don’t let the conversation in your initial consultation batter your self-esteem. Often doctors can make it sound like you have to have other work to get the outcome you desire. Be aware that this is likely a tactic to raise their profit margin. If you’re not careful, you can easily spend three times as much as you had in mind when you walked in the door.
Getting Your Money’s Worth
How far can these kinds of scenarios go? Take a “for instance.” If the eye lift itself cost $4,500, and the surgeon suggests a brow lift, tack on another $5,000. Laser skin resurfacing? An additional $3,000. Now, from a lack of both confidence and self-discipline, you’re at $12,500 -- before any of the ancillary costs kick in, like facility use fees or the services of an anesthesiologist.
While it is true that you can garner savings from combining procedures, that should be a conscious decision with that discount in mind, not in response to pressure from the surgeon. This is especially true if you are apprehensive about having overly dramatic results. Besides an eye lift, the one procedure that will do more than any other to change your appearance is rhinoplasty or a “nose job,” but for some people, having both of those changes made at once may be too much both in terms of money and psychological adjustment.
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