Considering Rhinoplasty Costs

The decision to have rhinoplasty means more than you're ready to change your appearance or even breathe better than you have in years. You also have to be prepared for the costs, which can include fees for surgical time, anesthesia, tools and more.

Rhinoplasty Costs Explained

Several chief aspects go into determining the costs for your rhinoplasty surgery, namely fees for the surgeon, anesthesia and facilities.

While cost is certainly a consideration into finding the right surgeon for you, take caution if a plastic surgeon is offering a rhinoplasty deal that seems too good to be true. Your plastic surgeon should be able to show you examples of previous work, training hours and possible board certifications and/or fellowships completed. Think about this like a future employer asks for your resume — it is important to ensure your plastic surgeon has the credits and experience to perform your rhinoplasty to the best of her abilities.

“Board certification is a good indicator of a surgeon’s experience,” Dr. Jabs says. “You don’t necessarily have to find a surgeon that solely performs rhinoplasty as a specialization, but you should select a surgeon who does enough of them to feel comfortable doing them.”

Insurance and Rhinoplasty Costs

Rhinoplasty isn’t always a cosmetic choice. Your nose’s shape can affect your breathing, leading to increased risk for illness, such as a flu or cold. Rhinoplasty also can be a reconstructive measure if you have experienced an accident or other trauma that affects your nose’s appearance. If this is the case, rhinoplasty can be a medical procedure and therefore covered either partially or fully by insurance. Always contact your insurance company to review your policy and determine what portion of the surgery, if any, would be covered and the process for filing your insurance claim.

Financing Rhinoplasty Surgery Costs

Because rhinoplasty can cost between $3,000 and $8,000 for a traditional procedure, it’s understandable you may not have that kind of money waiting around to spend. This is why many surgeons offer a financing plan. This may involve making a down payment to cover a percentage of the surgery, and then you will pay a monthly fee for a pre-determined amount of time to cover your costs. Financing plans depend upon the individual surgeon’s policies. Some financial institutions also offer short-term loans for financing these procedure types. Whatever the financing option, ensure you will be able to fully pay for the loan — otherwise, this can affect your credit ratings, and rhinoplasty is not something you can simply return.

Revision Rhinoplasty

Revision rhinoplasty is a more involved plastic surgery type because it requires your surgeon to adjust previous surgical results or undergo more extensive appearance changes — a surgery that can be time-consuming and lengthier than traditional rhinoplasty. If you choose a revision rhinoplasty surgery, you can expect the surgical costs to be higher, reaching between $10,000 and $15,000. Since the procedure presents a bigger challenge to your pocketbook, having a good understanding of these costs are important.


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