How much does eyelid surgery cost?
Blepharoplasty costs can vary, depending on whether you are having an upper eyelid lift, lower, or both. When your treatment plan has been decided during your consultation, Dr. Starkman can go over estimated costs. To get natural-looking results that last for years to come, it is better to focus on choosing a skilled doctor you trust, like Dr. Starkman, instead of trying to find the cheapest place. During your consultation, Dr. Starkman will cover the cost of your specific procedure, along with our financing options.
Can I use insurance to pay for my eyelid surgery?
If hanging skin is affecting your vision, your insurance may cover part of your eyelid lift. Please tell Dr. Starkman during your consultation if you are considering using your insurance. One of our administrative staff will help you get the needed information and paperwork for your insurance company to process your claim. Generally, you will need a diagnosis from an optometrist or ophthalmologist, stating an eyelid lift will improve your vision.
What are some other benefits of an eyelid lift?
Eyelid surgery doesn't just refresh your appearance. It can also improve other aspects of your life. You may find your field of vision expanding when excess, hanging skin from your upper eyelid is removed. It can also be easier to apply eye makeup when your upper eyelid is smooth. Reducing fine lines, "crepey" skin, puffy bags, and dark circles under your eyes can make your eyes look brighter and fuller without cosmetics.
Does Dr. Starkman combine blepharoplasty with other procedures?
Depending upon each patient’s concerns and goals, blepharoplasty can often be combined with other procedures for natural and harmonious results. For example, blepharoplasty can be combined with brow lift surgery for patients with droopy eyebrows. Likewise, blepharoplasty is often performed along with a lower facelift for full facial rejuvenation. Minimally invasive procedures such as fat transfer or laser skin resurfacing are also potential complementary options.
Will an eyelid lift fix wrinkles and crow's feet?
Wrinkles on your forehead and the corners of your eyes (crow's feet) may be better corrected with a facelift or brow lift; the results of the eyelid surgery are confined to the eyelids only. Eyelid surgery can be combined with a non-surgical procedure, such as BOTOX, which combats wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes. An injectable filler can also be effective because it adds volume to hollow areas for a smoother appearance. During your consultation, Dr. Starkman will create your personal treatment plan based on your goals.
What about non-surgical treatments instead of eye surgery?
Noninvasive skin tightening procedures and injectable treatments (for example, BOTOX, Juvéderm, and Restylane) can provide some improvements. However, if you have moderate to severe sagging skin or want long-lasting results, an eyelid lift would be better than a nonsurgical treatment. After you have talked to Dr. Starkman about your concerns and goals for your eyes, he can explain his recommendations for your nonsurgical or surgical treatment plan. He may also suggest combining surgical and non-surgical procedures to produce the best results.