The cost of the double eyelid surgery varies depending on what kind of surgery is performed. For instance, if it is a simple suture method or stitch method double eyelid surgery, then the cost is typically $1500. However, if the double fold eyelid surgery is an open method to change a monolid to double eyelid, then the cost can increase to $2500-$4500. The price difference is largely based on how natural the result will be. In a traditional method of double lid surgery, there will be a visible scar when the patient closes his or her eyes. However, in a more expensive double eyelid surgery that is at within the $4500 range, the postoperative result of the double lidded eyes looks as if the patient was born with the natural double eyelid.
Another reason why a price may increase to $4500 to $4900 is if the patient requires an epicanthoplasty.
Epicanthoplasty is an integral part of Asian eyelid surgery and Korean eyelid surgery. It involves opening the inner aspect of the monolid eyes. Typically epicanthoplasty cost ranges from $1000 to $1500. However, if epicanthoplasty is performed at the same time double-fold eyelid is performed, then the cost can be less. Another significant reason why double eyelid surgery can be around $4500 or even higher is when the patient has eyelid ptosis. Typically, if the patient desires double-fold eyelid surgery and eyelid ptosis surgery at the same time, then the price can about $4500. If the patient has very severe eyelid ptosis, then the price of Asian eyelid surgery and Korean eyelid surgery can be higher. Another reason for a high cost is if the surgery is a revision double eyelid surgery. Revision double eyelid surgery will cost more than if the patient never had double eyelid surgery.
Dr. Kenneth Kim – Eyelid Specialist
Dr. Kenneth Kim performs double eyelid surgery in patients with monolids who desire double eyelids. Dr. Kim also performs revision double eyelid surgery as well. Dr. Kenneth Kim is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, California. Dr. Kim will first evaluate the patient’s monolid or the double eyelid to see what kind of result will look the most optimal. Dr. Kenneth Kim will recommend the ideal Asian eyelid surgery and Korean eyelid surgery and will explain the cost for each procedure.