Under Eye Bags - Cost and Procedure

Hello. I have a few questions.

I have bags under my eyes that appeared only about 1 1/2 years ago. Do you recommend waiting until they are worse so the bags do not return? Is that possible? I have my son's wedding next August, 2018, and I am hoping my pictures are not disappointing. I cannot hide the bags well with makeup.

What is your initial fee (first visit)? Do any insurance companies cover the procedure (for medical reasons)?  What are the total fees start to finish? (ballpark is fine)

 My upper eyelids are also droopy, but not at the point I feel the need to consider a procedure.  Both my eye doctor and dermatologist told me that some plastic surgeons might consider it a medical necessity due to blocked vision.  See my photo.  I do feel like my eyes are always heavy, so I might consider it in the future, unless I can afford it while doing the lower lid procedure.

I am a teacher, so I am only available for the procedure in August from 8/4 on, and hope for most of the swelling to be down by September if possible.

Thank you so much for your correspondence.  

Have a nice weekend,

Ruth Lieberman


F, 55, New Jersey

Hello Ruth,

Thank you for sharing your question.  There is no consultation fee for the initial visit here.  The lower eyelid surgery by itself would cost $4530, which includes the hospital, Anesthesia, and surgical fee.  I do recommend having the upper eyelids done at the same time because it makes a huge difference.  You wind up saving money by doing them together, as the first hour of anesthesia is the most costly.  Together the Upper and Lower Eyelid surgery is $5700.00.  If you have the surgery performed in early August, you should be completely fine for September.  Swelling usually lasts for about two weeks, but can last for four weeks for some patients.  There are some things that can be done to reduce swelling.  I hope this was helpful to you.  

Best Wishes, Dr. B. 


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