One of the more difficult things to manage in terms of preparing for cosmetic eyelid surgery is how to determine the best financing options. Because most health insurance won't cover elective procedures, patients need to know what may be involved in the cost of their eyelid surgery. Dr. Paul Pin's staff can help patients navigate the financing process for their surgery. The goal is to help patients find the most appropriate payment option.

Cost for Eyelid Surgery

At Dr. Pin's Dallas practice, the cost for eyelid surgery ranges from $5,500 to $6,500. The actual price may vary from patient to patient, depending upon the type of eyelid surgery and the extent of treatment. The price is all-inclusive and covers Dr. Pin's and the anesthesiologist fees, as well as the cost for the surgical facility and any overnight stay that may be indicated. There are no additional fees that will be requested on the day of surgery. There are significant price reductions available for multiple procedures, such as getting both the upper and lower eyelids or an eyelid and browlift procedure, done at the same time.

Financing Options

Patients may choose to finance their cosmetic eyelid procedure through a low-interest credit card. They can also set up other financing plans at the time of consultation. Dr. Pin also accepts cash or check as payment for surgery.

If the eyelid procedure is not covered by insurance, he asks that payment be made at the time of service for any office visits. Patients who have not paid for their procedure in advance are asked to bring payment with them on the day of surgery.

Health Insurance Coverage for Eyelid Surgery

Most insurance plans consider any cosmetic surgery to be elective, and therefore not covered for payment. However, there are some cases in which cosmetic surgery may be covered by health insurance, such as for any reconstructive procedure to correct a defect caused by injury or illness. Some examples of this would include a breast reduction to correct back pain, breast reconstruction following mastectomy for cancer, or a rhinoplasty (nose job) to correct for breathing difficulties. In terms of upper eyelid surgery, health insurance may cover the cost of the procedure if the upper lid hangs down and obstructs a patient's vision.

If the procedure may be covered by insurance, Dr. Pin's office staff is happy to help patients gather any necessary information, fill out the paperwork, and submit the claim to the insurance company for payment. It is best if patients file claims in advance of their surgery date so that the insurance company has all the necessary information ahead of time.

Dr. Pin's team is committed to working with patients to help make their cosmetic procedure as easy and painless as possible. This includes more than just the surgery itself, but also the entire payment process. To learn more about the costs of eyelid surgery, accepted payment options, and financing plans, contact Dr. Pin's Dallas practice today.