How Much Does Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) Cost in Scottsdale & Phoenix, AZ?

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Eyelid surgery is consistently one of our practice’s most requested facial plastic procedures. Whether you’re concerned that sagging upper eyelids make you appear tired and older than you are or you’ve inherited fat bulges below the eyes, the cost of eyelid surgery is probably on your mind. Blepharoplasty at our Scottsdale, Arizona, practice costs between $4,000 and $12,000, depending on several factors.

Factors Influencing the Price of Eyelid Surgery

When choosing a surgeon, knowing what’s included in the cost of eyelid surgery at different practices is essential. Factors that influence the cost of eyelid surgery include the:

  • Training and experience of the surgeon: Choosing a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon means you’re selecting a surgeon whose experience and training are focused exclusively on facial plastic surgery. That level of expertise cannot be matched by general plastic surgeons.
  • Technique used: Facial plastic surgeons perform upper and lower blepharoplasty. The techniques used for the procedures depend on your concerns and aesthetic goals.
  • Type of anesthesia: Plastic surgeons may use a general anesthetic with a board-certified physician anesthesiologist or a local anesthetic with intravenous sedation.
  • Time in the operating room: A more extensive procedure or one that’s combined with other procedures requires more time in our AAAHC-accredited surgical center.
  • Choice to combine eyelid surgery with other procedures: Blepharoplasty patients often combine eyelid surgery with other facial contouring procedures, such as a brow lift or a facelift.

Your Blepharoplasty Options

The technique used during your procedure and whether you get upper or lower eyelid surgery, or both, affect the cost of your surgery. I create a personalized surgical plan for each procedure.

Upper Eyelid Surgery

Upper blepharoplasty involves making an incision in the upper eyelid’s natural crease, which helps camouflage the resulting scar. I use the incision to remove fatty tissue and excess skin, then tighten the remaining skin. I close the incisions with ultrafine stitches along the delicate eyelid skin.

Lower Eyelid Surgery

Lower blepharoplasty is generally more complicated than upper eyelid surgery. The procedure is performed by making incisions on the outside or inside of the eyelid. I make external incisions along the lash line, so the resulting scars are virtually imperceptible. I can then reposition or remove excess fat and skin. If the patient has under eye bags but little excess skin, I may perform a transconjunctival blepharoplasty, making incisions on the inside of the eyelid.

Getting Eyelid Surgery in Scottsdale

A plastic surgery practice’s geographic location also influences the cost of blepharoplasty or other procedures. If you live in Los Angeles, for example, you’ll likely pay more for plastic surgery than in smaller cities. In fact, patients often travel from L.A. to the Scottsdale-Phoenix area for eyelid surgery performed at our practice.

Choose a Blepharoplasty Specialist

If you’ve been considering eyelid surgery and want to learn more about your options, request a consultation with double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Todd Hobgood using the online form. Or call our office at (480) 214-9955 to schedule an appointment.


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