People often ask – is rhinoplasty expensive? The cost of rhinoplasty will vary from one region of the nation and the level of expertise possessed by the surgeon. There are more plastic surgeons and facial surgeons who do not offer rhinoplasty than there are those that do.
This operation is the most challenging of all the cosmetic procedures offered. It begins with a clear vision of how a particular nose should look its best on a certain individual. Then the surgical skill to create it. Again, the cost is relative.
The more knowledge, experience, skill, training, and talent possessed by the surgeon the higher the cost. Our costs include a facility fee, anesthesia, and my surgical service. In the hands of an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon, a primary rhinoplasty will begin at slightly over $10,500 and go up depending on the complexity of the case and additional procedures involved. If you add to that internal structural work, rib grafting or other cartilaginous harvesting for graphs the cost will rise.
IS RHINOPLASTY EXPENSIVE?
The cost range listed by the real self is NOT accurate. If you look at some ads for surgical procedures, and read the fine print you will see the additional costs are not included in the advertised fee. You must add all components to determine the actual cost. In our practice, you will receive a global fee that includes all major elements. Furthermore, our surgical fee includes one year of no charge follow-up care.
ONLY NEED MY TIP SMALLER, AND REMOVE THE HUMP…
It is not feasible or recommended to address only one isolated area of the nose, for example, the tip. When you assemble your clothing for an outing or apply your makeup before an event, you address the entirety of your look. You don’t apply lipstick to just one lip; you don’t apply your makeup to just one eye. Your clothing ensemble must be coordinated and have supportive matching throughout. This is the fundamental principle of style and aesthetics. The same applies to the nose. Once you change or alter one aspect of the nose, all other relationships are altered and must be brought in to conformity to create the best aesthetic look.
Cosmetic procedures are classically and usually not considered a covered expense nor medically necessary. However, certain internal structural changes that affect breathing may be considered medically necessary and a covered expense. We however, do not work with insurance companies. So in general – and with some exceptions – cosmetic rhinoplasty is not covered by insurance.