Revision eyelid procedure may have to be performed if the primary eyelid cosmetic surgery fails to meet the patient’s goals or results in another problem such as ptosis in one or both the eyes. Revision procedures are typically more complicated than the primary surgery, and the costs may be slightly higher.
The surgeon will discuss the cost aspects during the pre-op consultation and help the patient make an informed decision. Dr. Jennifer Hui is an experienced oculoplastic surgeon providing revision eyelid surgery and various other procedures to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Coachella Valley, Riverside, Redlands, Yucaipa, Loma Linda, and surrounding locations.
Factors that could affect Your Bank Account
The sticker price of revision eyelid surgery can vary from one practice to another and even from one patient to another at the same practice. A number of factors will go into determining the actual price tag for the surgery.
Where the practice is located will make a significant difference to the overall costs of a procedure such as revision eyelid surgery. The living cost index is typically higher in major cities along the coasts and other prime urban centers around the country. Real estate costs, average household incomes, and local taxation are some of the factors impacting the costs of various goods and services, including surgical procedures.
Eyelid surgery is a sensitive procedure because it involves the eyes, and more so, when it is a revision procedure requiring corrections over the primary surgery. Therefore, the patient should ideally choose the best eye surgeon for their needs. The fee charged by a highly trained and experienced oculoplastic surgeon may be a little higher than that of a new or less trained surgeon performing under the supervision of a senior surgeon.
Operating Room Expenses
A revision eyelid procedure may be performed at a hospital, an accredited ambulatory surgical center, or a private surgical suite. The operating surgeon will make the appropriate recommendations depending on the complexity of the case. Patients should prefer surgeons who have hospital privileges so that easy access to a local hospital is ensured in case of an emergency. The costs and benefits under each of the surgical facility options will vary.
Extent of Surgery
The length and complexity of a revision eyelid surgery procedure may vary between two patients. Some patients may only require a minor cosmetic correction in the lower or upper eyelid, while some others may require a more intricate correction, including ptosis removal, to improve the overall appearance of both eyelids.
Dr. Hui receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Coachella Valley, Riverside, Redlands, Yucaipa, Loma Linda, and nearby areas for revision eyelid surgery and various other procedures.
Insurance and Financing
Insurance coverage in this procedure may be available in exceptional cases where vision obstruction or another sight-related concern needs to be addressed. In other cases, the patients will have several financing options, including quick-approval and low-interest loans from medical care financing companies. These companies offer flexible terms and convenient monthly installments of up to 60 months.
For more information about cosmetic surgery and nonsurgical eye treatments and procedures performed by Oculoplastic Eye Surgeon Dr. Jennifer Hui for patients in and around Palm Springs, La Quinta, Coachella Valley, Palm Desert, Riverside, Redlands, Yucaipa, Loma Linda, California and surrounding areas call 760.610.2677 or click here to contact us.