Eyelid Surgery Cost
Eyelid Surgery in Sydney – Cost
What is the cost for eyelid surgery in Sydney?
Like all surgical procedures, eyelid surgery in Sydney is a complex procedure involving care by multiple different medical professionals. That means there are a few different elements to take into consideration when billing for a Blepharoplasty Operation. The fees for eyelid surgery in Sydney include:
• The Surgeon’s Fee (+/- Assistant’s fee)
• The Anaesthetist’s Fee
• The Hospital/Facility Fee (most hospitals do not include Accommodation Fees when planning a blepharoplasty)
The total fee for eyelid surgery can vary somewhat between patients, depending on the exact procedures chosen, the patient’s other medical needs, and similar factors. However, we can give an estimate for the total cost. When you visit your Specialist Plastic Surgeon in Sydney for your consultation, you will receive a more detailed and personalised estimate of what the costs will be for your eyelid surgery.
Estimated total cost for eyelid surgery
The total cost for eyelid surgery in Sydney is approximately:-
Upper eyelid blepharoplasty
Insured**: from $3 000.00* out of pocket with top private health insurance cover
Uninsured: from $5 000.00* incl. GST
Lower eyelid blepharoplasty
Uninsured: from $7 800.00* incl. GST
Upper + lower eyelid surgery
Insured**: from $9 000.00* out of pocket with top private health insurance cover
Uninsured: from $11 000.00* incl. GST
The facility fees vary from place to place and over time, and this can affect your overall costs for the procedure. We are aware that finances are a significant consideration for many patients, and we do our best to keep your costs as low as possible. We are vigilant in watching for options that will save our patients money.
However, we will never compromise results or safety to save money. Doing so would go against our ethics, and it would also end up costing more in the end, because additional procedures would be needed to fix the problems created. It’s worth paying the cost for a safe procedure that delivers the results you’re looking for, rather than cutting corners.
Keep in mind that the above cost is only an estimate. Your costs could be higher, and will depend on whether or not you have private health insurance and which type of insurance. Dr Sandercoe cannot predict your exact costs for your eyelid surgery in Sydney without examining you and determining your personal situation. To get a more personalised cost estimate for your eyelid surgery, a consultation with your Specialist Plastic Surgeon is necessary.
*Prices effective as of September 2014
**In certain circumstances, as specified by Medicare Item Number 45617 (or less commonly, 45620, 45623, 45626), some of your eyelid procedure may be considered reconstructive in nature and may covered by your Private Health Insurance. Depending on your health fund, this may involve obtaining approval from Medicare prior to your operation date. During your initial consultation, Dr Sandercoe will let you know if you are likely to fulfil these criteria for your eyelid surgery in Sydney.