Rhinoplasty Cost

Last Updated: March 14, 2013

According to the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, the cost of rhinoplasty surgery depends on the surgeon, the type of rhinoplasty, and if there will be any other procedures performed.

The average surgeon fee for routine rhinoplasty can start at around $4,000 and go to as much as $6,000. The anesthesia and facility fees etc are additional costs.

Revision of a previous surgery routinely starts in the $5,000 to $6,000 range but could go higher depending on the complexity of the correction needed.

Total rhinoplasty cost is made up of three separate fees; the anesthesia fee, the facility fee and the surgical fee. Anesthesia fees usually range from $700 to over $1,000.

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Rhinoplasty is typically performed as an outpatient procedure under local or general anesthesia.

Facility fees typically start at $500-$700. The rest of the cost is typically comprised of the surgeon’s fee, which will vary depending on the experience of the surgeon and the demand in your area.

Is Rhinoplasty Covered by Insurance?

Rhinoplasty may be covered by your insurance company, however it depends on your insurance coverage and the reason for the procedure.

You may be covered if the reason for the surgery is to enhance the function of your nose. If the procedure is only for cosmetic reasons, the chances of getting your insurance to pay for the procedure are very low.

Can I get Rhinoplasty Cheaper Overseas?

There are many locations overseas that are known for cheap nose reshaping surgery and rhinoplasty. In Eastern Europe, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Poland are increasing in popularity among medical tourists.

Keep in mind, surgeons may not be qualified and board certified. You must also consider the fact that you are in a foreign country and follow ups with surgeons may pose an issue if you have traveled home.

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Given the complexity and clearly visible nature of the nose, it's extremely important to choose a plastic surgeon who is skilled and board certified.

Can I Get Financing for Rhinoplasty?

Many surgeons offer financing options and payment plans that can make the procedure affordable to many. You can ask about financing option in your initial consultation.

Are There Any Extra Costs Involved?

Rhinoplasty is typically performed as an outpatient procedure under local or general anesthesia. If you opt for general anesthesia, you will be asleep during the operation and it will cost you a bit more.

If you prefer a cheaper local anesthesia, you will be sedated and your nose will be numbed but not put under. You will be relaxed and unable to feel the pain though.

During routine rhinoplasty surgery, incisions are made within the nostril structure and in cases that are more difficult, an incision may be made across the base of the nose. The cartilage and inner bone are reshaped in order to create a pleasing shape.

The more complex the reshaping, the higher the surgeon fee is likely to be.

Are There Any Risks to Low-Cost Rhinoplasty?

Given the complexity and clearly visible nature of the nose, it's extremely important to choose a plastic surgeon who is skilled and board certified.

The American Board of Plastic Surgery only certifies surgeons with extensive experience and is the best place to start if looking for information on the procedure.

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Your insurance may cover the surgery if it's to enhance the function of your nose. If the procedure is only for cosmetic reasons, the chance of getting your insurance to pay for the procedure is very low.

Highly qualified surgeons who are board certified will command higher fees, however they can help ensure that you will receive the appropriate procedure and treatment for your condition and desired results.

The extent of the surgery will also impact the cost. For example, a slight modification or reduction to the bridge of the nose will require less surgical time than making a complete change to the shape of the nose.

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