Eyelid Surgery Prices in Melbourne: How much does Blepharoplasty cost?


Eyelid Surgery Price Ranges – Average Blepharoplasty prices in Melbourne

The average cost of eyelid surgery in Melbourne, by a skilled Eye Surgeon (Oculoplastic) or Plastic Surgeon, can vary in range. Average prices, described in more detail below, range from several thousand to about $5000 to $10,000 or more. It depends a lot on which techniques your Surgeon uses, his or her level of expertise, and which areas of your eyelid anatomy (and eyelid skin) need to be adjusted during surgery.

Eyelid surgery is very complex, however. It is definitely a surgery you want to choose an expert Surgeon to perform. At our Clinic, we have some of Melbourne’s best trained Plastic Surgeons and Eyelid Surgeons.

Why do Blepharoplasty prices ranges vary?

The cost of Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) in Melbourne varies from Surgeon to surgeon. The primary reasons that determine how much eyelid surgery will cost in Melbourne include:

  • time in theatre (varies)
  • requirements for surgery (customised to suit the patient)
  • different types of anaesthetic
  • custom planning (remember, all patients are unique and surgery needs to be custom planned for EACH individual eye)
  • remember, Eye Surgeons and Plastic Surgeons in Melbourne have varying levels of skills and expertise – be sure to choose your Surgeon wisely


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Eyelid Surgery COSTS  | PRICE of Blepharoplasty in Melbourne

Average price ranges for blepharoplasty in Melbourne are listed below. They take into account the following components.

WHO: Surgeon choice – how adept is your Surgeon at getting GOOD results and REDUCING complications?

  • ABILITY: WHO is performing the surgery – your Surgeon’s level of expertise, training, skills and qualifications (recommended surgeons include Eye Surgeons (Oculoplastic) or Plastic Surgeons
  • EXPERTISE: HOW MANY of these procedures they have performed and if they are highly regarded as an expert (or not)

WHAT – Inclusions: WHAT is included in the PRICE estimate or formal COST QUOTE for your eyelid surgery?

  • Is everything INCLUDED in your price QUOTE for a blepharoplasty?
  • Or are you going to get hit with unexpected expenses including anaesthetic, facility fees, follow-up, sutures, recovery aids and more?
  • What type of anaesthetic and local numbing is being used to help reduce any discomfort or pain?
  • Will you get a ‘skinny scar’ incision line or a larger one – and how will scars be managed?

WHEN – Timing! When is your surgery going to be performed?

  • Ask a Patient Care Coordinator about rapidly-changing hospital fees, new testing requirements for Medicare coverage and changing rebate criteria for patients with eyelid ptosis.
  • Note: Insurance policy classification changes are underway in 2019

WHY: What reasons are you having eyelid surgery?

  • Cosmetic vs medical reasons (field of vision impairment)
  • Degree of ptosis (field of vision-impairing or mild ptosis only)
  • Aesthetic ideals and other corrections desired

WHERE: Where are you are having eyelid surgery performed?

  • General Anaesthetic in a hospital
  • Using local anaesthetic and sedatives (optional) in a clinic back room

HOW: How long is your procedure going to take?

  • COMPLEXITY – Depends on technical surgery expertise required
  • Example: your existing skin, health, eyelid ptosis and how complex the surgical correction needs to be

Average Price Ranges for Eyelid Surgery (cost averages in Melbourne)

  • All patients require a consultation to get an exact QUOTE and assessment of requirements and surgery options.
  • In general, however, this is a rough estimate of the range of COSTS or PRICES of eyelid surgery in Australia.

Low-Range Eyelid Surgery (Upper Blepharoplasty – low range)

Low cost eyelid surgery by a general surgeon (not a Specialist and not an Eye Surgeon) may range from $3,000 to $4,500 in Melbourne.

  • Some Surgeons who are not Specialists or very experienced may charge less
  • But it is usually best to choose EXPERIENCE and EXPERTISE over low-range cost options because revision surgery can be very costly – and not every eyelid surgery problem can be fixed through a revision.
  • Remember, your VISION and facial appearance are BOTH at stake. Choose wisely.

Mid-Range Prices for Blepharoplasty (Upper)

  • Generally, eyelid surgery by an experienced Surgeon can range from $5,800 to $8,000 or more.
  • It can vary depending on the SURGEON’s EXPERTISE and the reasons listed above.
  • This may indicate a qualified Specialist Oculoplastic Surgeon (Eye Surgeon/Eyelid Surgeon) or a Plastic Surgeon
  • Some Surgeons can do a combined facelift and eyelid lift or eyelid-lift-and-brow lift

High-Cost Blepharoplasty Prices | Melbourne

  • Eyelid surgery on its own, performed by an expert Surgeon in a clinic vs hospital, usually ranges from $6,500 to $10,000 (and from $8,500 to $15,000 in hospital).
  • Combined facial procedures (such as an eyelid lift WITH a facelift) ranges from $18,000 to $34,000 to over $60,000 depending on your needs, your Surgeon’s fees and hospital costs.


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Last updated: 13/08/2019
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Dr Richard Maxwell - MBBS, BMedSc, FRACS (Plast)
Dr. Richard Maxwell, MBBS, FRAC (Plas) is a third-generation doctor and a respected Specialist Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon in Australia (Melbourne and Williamstown, VIC). Dr Maxwell is highly experienced at all forms of cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures, with a main focus on restorative and corrective skin fold reduction surgery after weight loss, breast lift, body lift, body contouring and facial rejuvenation (eyelid surgery and facelift or neck lift surgery).Education/Qualifications: Monash University (Melbourne VIC Australia)After graduating in medicine from Monash University in Melbourne (1981), Dr Maxwell FRACS (Plas) trained in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Alfred Hospital, the Royal Melbourne Hospital and the Victorian Plastic Surgery Unit in Melbourne. He has researched less invasive skin cancer removal methods as well as bringing expertise and knowledge to breast reconstruction, breast reduction, breast lift and breast augmentation using breast implants as well as removal or replacement of implants.Author BIO Page: https://plasticsurgeons.com.au/dr-richard-maxwell-plastic-surgeon/