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A Comprehensive Guide to Eyelid Surgery Cost in Michigan

Eyelid surgery, the most common type of which known as blepharoplasty, is a very popular procedure that can improve the appearance of the eyes by removing excess skin, muscle, and/or fat from the upper and lower eyelids. Sometimes upper blepharoplasty can also significantly improve vision.  Many people are interested in learning more about the average eyelid surgery cost, especially within Michigan.

The cost of eyelid surgery can vary depending on several factors, including the type and complexity of the procedure, the surgeon’s experience and reputation, and the location of surgery.

National Eyelid Surgery Cost

On average, eyelid surgery can cost between $2,500 and $6,000. According to national statistics, the average cost of cosmetic eyelid surgery is $4,120. However, this price does not include operating room facility fees, anesthesia, or other expenses.

Eyelid Surgery Cost in Michigan

In general, the costs of cosmetic surgery procedures in Michigan and the metro-Detroit area follow national trends.  Sometimes upper eyelid surgery can be covered by insurance if it is deemed medically necessary for vision impairment or other related issues. Lower blepharoplasty is typically considered cosmetic and not covered by medical insurance.



What are the most important things to consider when choosing your surgeon for eyelid surgery?

It is important to note that the cost of eyelid surgery should not be the only factor considered when choosing a surgeon. Patients should also take into account the surgeon’s qualifications, experience, and reputation, as well as the facility where the surgery will be performed. We have developed a guide on how to find the best eyelid surgeon near you in Michigan.

If you are considering eyelid surgery, it is best to consult with a board-certified surgeon with subspecialty training in plastic surgery around the eyes and face to discuss your options and determine the best course of action for your specific needs. They will be able to give you a more accurate estimate of the costs involved in your procedure.

What is Upper blepharoplasty?

The upper eyelids can develop aging changes including excessive and redundant skin, changes in upper eyelid fat pads, and skin hooding over the lashes.  These changes can make you look tired, angry and older than your years.

Upper blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure to address these aging changes to restore a more lively and refreshed appearance. This procedure tends to have little down time and very high satisfaction rates. The incisions are hidden away in the natural eyelid crease and heals very well with excellent results.

Learn more about upper blepharoplasty or visit American Academy of Ophthalmology EyeWiki's Blepharoplasty page (for which Dr. Shannon S. Joseph serves as the editor).

What is Lower blepharoplasty?

Lower blepharoplasty is one of the most frequently performed cosmetic surgeries to restore a more youthful and rested appearance to the lower eyelids. Lower eyelid bags and dark circles is a common problem that can make people look older and more tired than you are. This can be caused by a combination of redundant lower eyelid skin and excessive lower eyelid fat pads. Lower blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that can address the redundant skin as well as reposition and sculpt the fat pads to smoothen the contour of the lower eyelid and restoring a more youthful appearance. Learn more about lower blepharoplasty.

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Dr. Shannon S. Joseph is a Johns Hopkins University and University of Michigan trained, board-certified, fellowship-trained oculofacial plastic surgeon. She specializes exclusively in plastic surgery of the eyes and face. Eyelid surgery such as blepharoplasty is the most common procedure Dr. Joseph performs, and she has successfully performed thousands of these surgeries.

At your one-on-one consultation, Dr. Joseph will take her time to carefully listen to your expectations and goals, perform a comprehensive evaluation, and works together with you to design a plan that is fully tailored to your anatomy and aesthetic goals. Learn more about why patients choose us and read what about the experiences and reviews from our patients.

Our office is located in Troy, Michigan, serving patients from Troy as well as Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, West Bloomfield, Rochester, Rochester Hills, and surrounding areas in Southeastern Michigan. If you are interested in a personal consultation with Dr. Joseph, contact us to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you look and feel your best.