Cost of Double Eyelid Surgery in Hawaii
Double eyelid surgery is often requested by Asians who either have no crease at the eyelids or a weak crease. It is also an option for some people with drooping eyelids that hamper vision. Double eyelid surgery is becoming more and more popular as people are realizing that it doesn’t westernize the features, but actually allows the eyes to be framed in the best possible manner. It is not to make Asians look like Caucasians as some surgeons think.
To understand the cost of double eyelid surgery it is first important to understand the procedure involved. While double eyelid surgery is performed in many parts of the world Honolulu, Hawaii is the popular choice for individuals who want to have double eyelid surgery because this tropical paradise offers world class surgical as well as medical care. Plastic Surgeons here are very familiar with the operation as we have a majority of Asian patients who seek double eyelid surgery. Furthermore the patient can relax and enjoy the beauty and climate of Hawaii while recovering from the double eyelid surgery. Double eyelid surgery is offered at Dr. Michael Pasquale’s clinic at Honolulu, Hawaii. Dr. Pasquale has completed his residency in plastic surgery and done a 2-year training certificate in cosmetic surgery from NYU Downtown, Manhattan. Also he is an osteopathic physician and surgeon (D.O.). Dr. Pasquale is a reputed and accomplished surgeon who strives at providing individuals a double eyelid that blends well with their natural features.
Double Eyelid Surgery
A physical examination of the area around the eyes will help the surgeon decide on the type of surgery required. If excess skin, fat and muscle need to be removed then incisions are made at the crease on the upper eyelids and just below the eyelashes in the lower eyelids. In Asians this crease is lower than one would typically do for Caucasian eyelid surgery. If no skin, fat or muscle needs to be removed the suturing technique may be used on younger patients whose skin is elastic. In this case no incisions are made and sutures are placed to provide the required double eyelid effect. Dr. Pasquale will perform the single suture technique for double eyelids, but after speaking with most patients the single thread technique is not the first choice for double eyelids. The technique is not as long lasting as the traditional technique and most patient prefer the traditional techniques. Never the less the single thread technique does work for double eyelids and if informed patients have a choice.
Cost of Double Eyelid Surgery
The cost of double eyelid surgery varies from state to state and is also dependent on the surgeon. The surgery is performed under local sedation anesthesia and thus would require does not require general anesthsia. The cost of double eyelid surgery doesn’t simply amount to the fees of the plastic or cosmetic surgeon performing the surgery but includes various other factors and costs. These include the following:
- Fees of anesthetist (if used)
- Cost of operating room
- Pre-operative photographs
- Pre and post-operative medication
- Staff and assistants to the surgeon
- Laboratory costs
On an average first time double eyelid surgery for upper eyelids costs $2000-4,000 and for both double eyelid surgery and lower blepharoplasty would be $4,000-$5,000. For revision of double eyelid surgery the cost would range between $5,000-$8,000 depending on the complications involved and upon the amount of surgery required. So its best if you pick the double eyelid surgeon carefully. Make sure that your desire to save money does not cost you more in the long run. Dr. Pasquale is very qualified to perform double eyelid surgery and has proven results.
Again it is important that you don’t base your decision of selecting a plastic or cosmetic surgeon for double eyelid surgery on the cost of the procedure. It is vital that you take into account the qualification, experience and reputation of the surgeon. You want to select a surgeon who is proficient in double eyelid surgery to ensure that the final effect of the surgery is in sync with your natural facial features.
You owe it to yourself to schedule a consultation with Dr. Pasquale for your double eyelid surgery who has experience with Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, and most Asians for double eyelid surgery. Its easy, just give our office a call and you can speak with one of our patient coordinators who can make an arrangement for you to meet Dr. Pasquale for a double eyelid surgery consultation.
- Authored by: Michael Pasquale