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How much does blepharoplasty cost in Sydney?

When planning to undergo eyelid surgery, one of the most important things that you should consider is the total costs. In general, the final price of blepharoplasty surgery can be broken into a number of components including:

  • The surgeon’s fees This will depend on the experience and expertise of your surgeon.
  • The type of eyelid surgery More complex surgical techniques tend to cost more.
  • Whether the procedure is performed under local anaesthetic or in hospital Most upper eyelid surgery can be performed under local anaesthetic in the rooms, minimising the cost – lower eyelid surgery requires a general anaesthetic in hospital.
  • The anaesthetist’s fees This can be charged by the hour or procedure.
  • Whether the procedure is cosmetic or qualifies for a Medicare item number If performed for cosmetic reasons, the cost of blepharoplasty will not be covered by Medicare or your private health. However, if it is performed to correct vision problems, you may attract a Medicare number and your insurance may cover the costs. Make sure to clarify this with your insurance provider before having the procedure.
  • The length of hospital stay Depending on your condition, you may need to stay overnight or go home within the day.
  • Other costs This includes medical tests and medications.

Total cost for eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) performed under local anaesthetic in Dr Cope’s rooms typically costs between $5000 and $6500, while a blepharoplasty performed in hospital costs up to $10,000 depending on whether there is an item number or not and whether you are covered by private health insurance. After your consultation with Dr Cope, we will provide you with a detailed breakdown of the total costs of your blepharoplasty procedure

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Is there any Medicare rebate for blepharoplasty?

There is a Medicare rebate in specific circumstances in upper eyelid blepharoplasty (where excess upper eyelid skin affects your vision). In order to qualify for this, you may need to have a visual test performed by an optometrist which confirms this. If you qualify for the item number and are insured your health fund may cover the hospital bed fee and theatre fee costs (depending on your level of insurance).

Dr Charles Cope Specialist Plastic Surgeon | Registration MED0001146826

Dr Charles Cope is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon who has been trained to the highest possible standards. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) and member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and Australian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS). Dr Charles Cope graduated with 1st Class Honours at the University of Sydney in 1989.