How much is a Blepharoplasty in Melbourne? Price Guide

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Eyelid Surgery Price Ranges | Average Blepharoplasty prices in Melbourne

The average Eyelid Surgery price for procedures performed in Melbourne can vary in range, with approximate prices ranging from several thousand to around $5000 – $10,000 and higher. The cost of surgery depends on a number of factors, such as your Surgeon’s level of expertise and the condition of your eyelid area.

Why do Eyelid Lift prices & Blepharoplasty prices ranges vary?

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The cost of Blepharoplasty Surgery in Melbourne varies from Surgeon to Surgeon and is generally determined by a number of factors.

The primary reasons for varying Eyelid Surgery prices in Melbourne include:

  • your chosen Surgeon’s level of skill and expertise
  • time spent in hospital theatre or clinic procedure room
  • requirements for surgery (typically customised to suit each patient)
  • type of anaesthetic used
  • custom planning (remember, all patients are unique and surgery needs to be custom planned for each individual eye)

Blepharoplasty surgery is an extremely precise and complex procedure, therefore you want to choose an expert Surgeon to perform your surgery. Eye Surgeons and Plastic Surgeons in Melbourne have varying levels of skills and expertise, so be sure to choose your Surgeon wisely.

Eyelid Surgery price explained

Average price ranges for Blepharoplasty surgery in Melbourne are listed below. They take into account the following components:

WHO – Surgeon choice: how adept is your Surgeon at getting good results and reducing complications?

  • Ability: who is performing the surgery? Above all, you should consider your Surgeon’s level of expertise, training, skills and qualifications.
  • Recommended surgeons include Eye Surgeons or Plastic Surgeons.
  • Expertise: how many Blepharoplasty procedures have they have performed and are they highly regarded as an expert?

WHAT – Inclusions: what is included in the price estimate or formal cost quote for your eyelid surgery?

  • Is everything included in your price quote for Blepharoplasty, or are you going to get hit with unexpected expenses such as anaesthetic, facility fees, medication, recovery aids and more?
  • What type of anaesthetic and local numbing is being used to help reduce any discomfort or pain?
  • Will you get a ‘skinny scar’ incision line or a larger one – and how will scars be managed?

WHEN – Timing: When is your surgery going to be performed?

  • Ask a Patient Care Coordinator about rapidly-changing hospital fees and changing rebate criteria for patients with eyelid ptosis.
  • Note: Insurance policy classification changes are underway in 2019

WHY – What reasons are you having eyelid surgery?

  • Cosmetic vs medical reasons (field of vision impairment)
  • Degree of ptosis (field of vision-impairing or mild ptosis only)
  • Aesthetic ideals and other corrections desired

WHERE – Where are you are having eyelid surgery performed?

  • General Anaesthetic in a fully accredited hospital
  • Using local anaesthetic and sedatives (optional) in a clinic procedure room

HOW – How long is your procedure going to take?

  • Complexity: depends on technical surgery expertise required. In other words,  your existing skin, health, eyelid ptosis and how complex the surgical correction needs to be

What are the Average price ranges of Eyelid Lift – Blepharoplasty in Melbourne?

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All patients require a consultation to get an exact quote and assessment of requirements and surgery options. However, below is a rough estimate of the range of Eyelid Surgery prices in Melbourne, Australia.

Low-Range Blepharoplasty prices

Low-cost Eyelid Surgery by a general surgeon (not a Specialist and not an Eye Surgeon) may range from $3,000 to $4,500 in Melbourne.

  • Some Doctors who are not Surgeons or Specialists or very experienced may charge less
  • But it is usually best to choose experience and expertise over low-range cost options because revision surgery can be very costly – and not every Eyelid Surgery problem can be fixed through a revision.
  • If too much skin is removed – that skin can’t be replaced as it it is the finest skin on your whole body. Your vision and facial appearance are both at stake so choose wisely.

Mid-Range Blepharoplasty prices

  • Generally, eyelid surgery by an experienced Surgeon can range from $5,800 to $8,000 or more.
  • However, pricing can vary depending on the Surgeon’s expertise and the reasons listed above.
  • This price may indicate a qualified Specialist Oculoplastic Surgeon (Eye Surgeon/Eyelid Surgeon) or a Plastic Surgeon
  • A lower price surgery may be done under local anaesthesia in a back room clinic – not a general anaesethesia in a private hospital.

High-Cost Blepharoplasty Prices

  • Eyelid surgery on its own, performed by an expert Surgeon in a clinic, usually ranges from $6,500 to $10,000.
  • If performed in an accredited private hospital, pricing can increase to between $8,500 to $15,000.
  • Combined facial procedures (such as an Eyelid Lift with a Facelift) range from $18,000 to $34,000 to over $60,000. However, pricing will vary depending on your needs, your Surgeon’s fees and hospital costs.

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When is it time to get a Blepharoplasty or Eyelid Reduction Surgery?

Upper eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) can help restore a more youthful, fresher appearance to the eye area – an improvement that will typically help rejuvenate the entire facial appearance.  Why is an upper eyelid lift surgery so powerful in rejuvenating the face?  “Because eyes are the windows to the soul,” as the saying goes. But more than that, they are often the primary area of the face we look at – when we first meet someone, when we are making assessments about someone’s character, and when we are assessing someone’s age.  The eyes and eyelid area are also some of the first areas of the face to show the signs of ageing as well as less than healthy lifestyle habits (not enough sleep, too much sun, repeated squinting, laughing and smiling, or simply staring at your computer or your smart phone for far too long).

But what’s so great about getting upper eyelid surgery (Upper Blepharoplasty – the upper eyelid lift or upper eyelid skin reduction)? Women and Men who seek eyelid lift surgery are typically inspired by two key reasons: ptosis that impedes on vision and/or ptosis that detracts from their appearance.

Reasons people get an eyelid lift/eyelid reduction procedure:

  1. Their vision is being impacted by drooping eyelids or puffy upper eyelid skin
  2. They feel they look tired, angry or aged due to drooping upper eyelids (which can easily make a face look far older than a person’s actual biological age).

Benefits of an Upper Blepharoplasty

The benefits of a Blepharoplasty are long lasting, and even though you can’t stop your skin or face from ageing, the results of eyelid lift surgery will typically allow you to stay looking fresher, and younger, for a longer period of time, from the point of your surgery forward.  You’ll have ‘brighter looking eyes’ or less heavy-looking eyelids for many years to come, although it should be kept in mind that every individual is unique.  Each person ages differently, and your genetics, skincare regime, beauty treatments (such as cosmetic injectables or under eye area tear through filler injections) all have an impact on the appearance of your eyelid area.

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But the results of an upper eyelid lift – whist looking natural when performed by an expert Eyelid Surgeon such as our Specialist Plastic Surgeons – can leave you looking younger than your similar aged colleagues, siblings or peers – for many years to come.

The primary aim of upper eyelid reduction surgery (the “Upper Blepharoplasty”) is to correct or restore your eyelid skin appearance to where it was before your eyes aged or before the heaviness of the eyelids compromised your eye appearance or your vision.

  • A youthful-looking eye area usually has a nice, visible eyelid crease (eyelid fold) above the eye
  • The best results after eyelid surgery have resulted in the right amount of skin remaining above the eye to allow for a natural look when the eye is either open or closed
  • It’s important to choose an expert such as a Specialist Plastic Surgeon because if a Surgeon takes too much skin, your eyelid may not function properly (if a Surgeon is over-zealous you can result in a condition where you can’t fully close your eyes).

During Eyelid Surgery, the surgeon carefully reduces excess skin and fat above the eye, using surgical techniques that leave the eyelid looking aesthetically pleasing (or as they looked prior to an illness, injury, botched eyelid surgery or ptotic condition).

In the image below, the patient has obvious severe ptosis (droopiness) in the upper eyelid area, which also impacted on vision.

Before and after Blepharoplasty photos

By Dr Rohit Kumar – If you would you like to see Real patient photos before and after Blepharoplasty Surgery or to check out Top Blepharoplasty Surgeon results in Melbourne and Sydney, click here.

  • Small, “skinny” incisions made during an Upper Blepharoplasty are typically mostly concealed in the eyelid crease itself.
  • These incisions may end up undetectable within several months to a year (even when your eyes are closed) although a trained eye can spot them, and everyone heals differently (so you will have a scar, it is usually just minor or nearly hidden).
  • Many patients find the scars in the eyelid crease, resulting from an Upper Blepharoplasty, are relatively unnoticeable to most people (but results DO vary from patient to patient).

Always Choose a Qualified and Experienced  Specialist Plastic Surgeon for your Surgery

It can help to choose a clinic with experienced Eyelid and Facial Rejuvenation Surgeons for the best Blepharoplasty Surgery outcomes.

Our team of eyelid lift surgeons are amongst the most respected and highly experienced Plastic Surgeons in Australia.

Our Plastic Surgeon Team includes Dr Rohit Kumar and Dr Richard Sackelariou in Melbourne and Sydney and Dr Patrick Briggs in Melbourne & Perth

Please contact a Patient Care Team at Coco Ruby Plastic Surgery today to book your consultation.

How to Book your Initial Consultation for Eyelid Surgery

  • A Referral from your GP or from your specialist is helpful but NOT essential – you can have a consultation without a GP Referral
  • Schedule a confidential consultation with your selected Surgeon by paying the $300 booking fee.
  • Book a Consultation or arrange a Free 15-minute Phone Chat with our Patient Liaison Manager. Send an enquiry form today or phone 1300 264 811 and ask for Michelle.

*Disclaimer: Individual results can vary significantly from patient to patient.
The information we provide is of a general nature. To find out what to expect for your preferred procedures, arrange to see one of our Specialist Plastic Surgeons for a full-history and surgical consultation. Read more about surgical outcome variability on our Disclaimer page.

 

Last updated: 13/10/2020
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Michelle Staughton