Pricing varies greatly depending on the surgeon and city in which they operate, as well as other factors. It's better to first find out which surgeon you'd like to have perform your surgery, then ask how much they charge. This way quality is your governing factor.
In Toronto, blepharoplasty can range from $4500 to $7000, with the lower range referring to the upper or lower eyelids only.
That is high for just the lower lids. My fee is about $2500. I don't know what that $4500 includes. It may include anesthesia fees, but this procedure can easily be done under local anesthesia.
Yes prices are driven by surgeon's fee, anesthesia fee and facility fees. Cost in our office for lower eyes are around $4000. Best of luck to you.
The cost of a lower blepharoplasty is driven by 3 factors: Anesthesia doctor's fee, surgeon's fee, and operating room fee. It's best to shop quality, not price since these are your eyelids. For many examples and our price list, please see the link below
In my opinion most lower lid blephs require general anesthesia to be done well. If the 4.5k you mentioned includes anesthesia, surgery and surgery center - the price seems reasonable. And, I agree. Cosmetic surgery of the face is not a time to decide based on price.
Caveat emptor.( Buyer beware). Surgeon's have different fees, and sometimes the lower fees are low for a reason that can suggest lesser quality. Be careful.
However, we are talking about your eyes. Better surgeons can command higher prices. Eyelid surgery is not a commodity. One eyelid surgeon is not just like every other surgeon. Surgeons are not bales of hay. One bale of hay is pretty much like ever other. That fee seems very appropriate. I have colleagues in Beverly Hills who charge 10 times that fee. Now at some point, I agree that things get a bit crazy. I don't think $50,000 is reasonable even in my market. However, the fee you have been quote seems reasonable. It does not seem "awful high." If you are not sure, consider getting additional quote. Just make sure you are comparing apples to apples. Perhaps this fee is just more than you are comfortable spending.