The cost of an eyelift can be estimated by considering the surgeon's experience, the type of procedure performed and the location of the physician's office, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. As of 2013, the average cost of an eyelift surgery was roughly $2,800.
When estimating the cost of an eyelift, the individual should also consider the cost of operating room facilities, anesthesia and other related fees, as explained by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Additional eyelift surgery costs include medical tests, surgeon's fees and prescription medication.
Depending on the surgeon, the patient may be able to sign up for a financing plan to help pay for eyelift surgery, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Since an eyelift is considered to be a cosmetic surgery, a majority of insurance plans don't cover the procedure. If the surgery is intended to take care of an abundance of skin over the eyelids, there is a chance that the person's insurance may cover the surgery. It's best that patients ask about financing plans and whether or not insurance can pay for the procedure while estimating the cost.
There are also some complications that should be considered while estimating the cost of eyelid surgery, as noted by All About Vision. There's a chance that a person may need to have surgery performed on all four eyelids, which can cost roughly $5,000 as of 2014.