In a majority of cases, rhinoplasty is performed as an elective cosmetic surgery procedure, which means that the costs will be not be covered by insurance. Therefore, monetary amount becomes an important starting point for many patients considering nose surgery. During the initial consultation, the surgeon will discuss all aspects of rhinoplasty, including its estimated costs.
Educating the patient about the procedure and helping them make an informed decision will be the first priority of a responsible surgeon. Dr. Hisham Seify is a board certified plastic surgeon providing rhinoplasty and other innovative and advanced procedures. Dr. Seify receives patients from Newport Beach, Orange County, Irvine, Anaheim, Fullerton CA, and other cities in this same area.
The cost of rhinoplasty can vary between two practices, and even between two patients at the same practice in a few cases. Several factors will go into determining the overall sticker price of a nose job.
The location of the plastic surgery practice will make a key difference to the actual cost of rhinoplasty. The average living costs differ from one region to another, and will depend on the median household income, real estate prices, employment opportunities and local taxation in a city. Therefore, the average costs of most types of goods and services will be affected by the average cost of living in an area.
Fee Charged by the Surgeon
The fee charged by the plastic surgeon will constitute a significant part of the overall costs of rhinoplasty. The fee will typically vary according to the qualifications, experience and reputation of a surgeon in the field of rhinoplasty and other surgical procedures. According to the ASPS, patients should choose the best surgeon for their needs, and elements such as the surgeon’s fee should only be viewed as secondary considerations in such a decision.
Experienced cosmetic surgeon Dr. Seify provides rhinoplasty to patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, Irvine, Anaheim, Fullerton CA, and nearby areas.
Anesthesia and Operating Room Costs
In some cases, the surgeon will recommend general anesthesia to be used for rhinoplasty procedure. This will involve a fee of the anesthesiologist or an anesthetist nurse who will be present in the operating room throughout the surgery. Their fee will vary according to their skills and experience. The procedure may be performed at a hospital, an ambulatory surgical center, or a private surgical suite. The financial situation and benefits in each case will vary.
Extent of Surgery
While some patients may just require minor improvements to the appearance of the nose, such as narrowing of the nose tip or removal of a bump on the nose bridge, some others may require nose augmentation, reduction or even reconstruction. Insertion of synthetic implants, changes to the bone and cartilage, and correction of breathing obstructions may also be involved in some cases. The costs will differ according to the length and complexity of the procedure.
Patients will usually have an option to apply for a loan from specialized medical care financing companies. These firms offer competitive interest rates and easy monthly installments of up to 60 months.