More expressive and brighter looking eyes can make a person look more attractive and youthful. Lateral canthoplasty cosmetic surgery procedure is designed to achieve this goal for patients who want to have bigger eyes.
At the time of initial consultation, the surgeon will discuss various aspects of lateral canthoplasty with the patient, including its estimated costs.
Patients should feel free to ask questions related to costs and other aspects from the surgeon and make a well-considered decision. Dedicated oculoplastic surgeon Dr. Jennifer Hui provides lateral canthoplasty to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Coachella Valley, Riverside, Redlands, Yucaipa, Loma Linda, and surrounding locations across the horizon.
The sticker price of lateral canthoplasty can vary from one practice to another, and sometimes even from one patient to another at the same practice. The following factors will impact the costs:
Location of the Practice
Average living costs are usually higher in major cities and prime urban centers than smaller towns or remote regions. This happens because prime locations often have higher real estate costs and other overheads, which can impact the cost of services offered by a practice.
Fee Charged by the Surgeon
The surgeon may charge a fee for lateral canthoplasty or an eyelid surgery according to their qualifications, experience and recognition in the field of eye surgery. Patients should ideally choose an oculoplastic surgeon who is fully trained to perform sensitive eye related plastic surgeries. Surgeon’s fee should only be a secondary element of consideration in such procedures.
Surgical Venue and Anesthesia Costs
Lateral canthoplasty procedure may be performed using general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. The fee charged by the anesthesiologist or a registered nurse anesthetist should be accounted for. Their fee can vary according to their qualifications and experience. The procedure may be performed at a hospital, an accredited surgical center, or a private surgical suite. The costs and benefits under each option will differ.
Patients should consider additional expenses such as medical tests, prescription drugs, and post-operative visits to the surgeon’s office. These expenses may seem to be minor, but they can combine to form a considerable amount.
Extent of Surgery
The amount of correction required can vary and some patients may require lateral canthoplasty in conjunction with another eye procedure. If the patient has an existing eye condition that requires prior treatment, it will also add to the costs. Patients should carefully account for all expected costs in order to make a judicious decision about their surgery.
Insurance and Financing
While lateral canthoplaty is an elective procedure with no insurance coverage, exceptions may apply in some cases. The patient should discuss their medical condition with the surgeon in order to explore the possibility of insurance coverage. They should also call their insurance provider to understand more about the terms of their insurance policy.
Patients who are required to pay for the procedure out of pocket may consider third party financing options.