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Cost of eye lift surgery in Ohio

The average cash price for eye lift surgery care in Ohio is $2,338 at a surgery center versus $3,304 at an outpatient hospital. While a surgery center may offer fewer complimentary services, and may not have the full range of support services that outpatient hospital provides, it may still be worth the (29%) you'd save when comparing the cost of eye lift surgery performed at an outpatient hospital. Read More

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Average cash price in Ohio

A common eye lift surgery at surgery center facility in Ohio includes

  Units Avg Cash price

Provider

Plastic & reconstructive surgeon visit provider fee

First time visit Standard
1 $118

Provider fee to remove excess skin

Upper eyelid Bilateral Procedure
1 $733

Facility

Surgery center fee to remove excess skin

Standard Standard
1 $986

Prescriptions

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Standard Standard
30 $15

Anesthesia

Anesthesiologist fee to be "put under" for procedure

Level 3 Standard
1 $194

Anesthesiologist time to be "put under" for procedure

Per minute Standard
151 $291
Total average cash price   $2,338.15

A common eye lift surgery at outpatient hospital facility in Ohio includes

  Units Avg Cash price

Provider

Plastic & reconstructive surgeon visit provider fee

First time visit Standard
1 $118

Provider fee to remove excess skin

Upper eyelid Bilateral Procedure
1 $733

Facility

Outpatient Hospital fee to remove excess skin

level 4 Standard
1 $1,953

Prescriptions

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Standard Standard
30 $15

Anesthesia

Anesthesiologist fee to be "put under" for procedure

Level 3 Standard
1 $194

Anesthesiologist time to be "put under" for procedure

Per minute Standard
151 $291
Total average cash price   $3,304.40

Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that alters the appearance of the area around your eyes by removing excess skin, fat deposits, or muscle from the upper or lower eyelids. It is commonly used for aesthetic purposes to remove unwanted skin, bags below the eyes, or unsightly drooping, but it can also address medical issues such as impaired vision or dry eyes caused by baggy lids. 

Good candidates for eye lift surgery are those who are:

  • Non-smokers
  • Without serious eye conditions
  • In good general health
  • Have realistic objectives for the results of the surgery

Eye lift surgery is not a painful surgery. It is considered minimally invasive and is performed with either general anesthesia or local anesthesia. Both of these options mean that you won’t feel anything while your doctor performs the surgery.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 48% of patients who underwent eyelid surgery in 2018 were aged 55 and over, and 43% were between 40 to 54. Although younger people opt to have blepharoplasty done for both medical and cosmetic reasons, it is best to undergo eyelid surgery once you have reached 40 years old.

The recovery time for eyelid surgery varies, but most people can resume normal activities within 10 to 14 days, with a full recovery in a few months. For the first several days after the procedure, expect to experience bruising, swelling, and irritation on your eyelids. Your doctor may prescribe a lubricating ointment, cold compress, or pain medication during this time. 

As your eyelids heal further, you will be able to resume normal activities; however, you must wear eye protection whenever you are in the sun after eye lift surgery for several months.

Eye lift surgery lasts 45 minutes to a few hours, with most patient procedures taking under two hours. This varies, depending on whether you opt for surgery on your upper or lower lid, both, or if you choose to have another procedure done simultaneously. 

The results of blepharoplasty last several years, depending on how your skin and facial muscles age.

Eye lift surgery is a personal choice, and your specific motivations, financial situation, and overall health all help determine if eye lift surgery is worth it to you. Many health insurance plans will not cover cosmetic procedures, so check if your personalized health insurance from Sidecar health covers blepharoplasty.   

If you have the funds or your insurance covers the surgery, then eye lift surgery can increase your field of vision and improve the appearance of your eyes. It is essential to weigh these factors together when determining if it is worth it to undergo a blepharoplasty procedure.

About the eye lift surgery Average Cash Prices

This procedure is most commonly performed at either a surgery center or an outpatient hospital.

Surgery centers, also known as ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs), are independent, licensed medical facilities that are governed by distinct regulatory requirements compared with a hospital. Procedures performed at an ASCs are often less expensive than when they are performed at an outpatient hospital, but they typically offer fewer complimentary services, and may not have the full-range of support services that a hospital provides.

Outpatient facilities are outpatient departments or clinics that may be within or next to a hospital, but is owned and run by the affiliated hospital. These facilities can perform surgical treatments and procedures that do not require an overnight stay. Procedures performed at an outpatient hospital are often more expensive than when they are performed in an ambulatory surgery center, but outpatient hospitals may offer more complimentary and support services for patients because they are connected to the hospital system.

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* Savings estimate based on a study of more than 1 billion claims comparing self-pay (or cash pay) prices of a frequency-weighted market basket of procedures to insurer-negotiated rates for the same. Claims were collected between July 2017 and July 2019. R.Lawrence Van Horn, Arthur Laffer, Robert L.Metcalf. 2019. The Transformative Potential for Price Transparency in Healthcare: Benefits for Consumers and Providers. Health Management Policy and Innovation, Volume 4, Issue 3.

Sidecar Health offers and administers a variety of plans including ACA compliant and excepted benefit plans. Coverage and plan options may vary or may not be available in all states.

Your actual costs may be higher or lower than these cost estimates. Check with your provider and health plan details to confirm the costs that you may be charged for a service or procedure.You are responsible for costs that are not covered and for getting any pre-authorizations or referrals required by your health plan. Neither payments nor benefits are guaranteed. Provider data, including price data, provided in part by Turquoise Health.

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