If you are thinking about having rhinoplasty done, one of the first questions you should ask your plastic surgeon is – How much does a rhinoplasty cost? The answer to this question is not always simple, because there are several factors that go into determining the total cost of the procedure.
What is a rhinoplasty?
A rhinoplasty or nose job is a surgical procedure that is done to reshape the nose and enhance facial appearance. Although a nose job is frequently carried out for cosmetic purposes, it may also be done to correct nose defects.
How much does a rhinoplasty cost?
The average cost of rhinoplasty is about $5,000, but this may vary because expenses such as anesthesia, medical prescriptions, and medical tests, may not be included in rhinoplasty quotes.
The overall cost of rhinoplasty will also be affected by the extent of the procedure, therefore, altering the tip of the nose will be less costly than correcting a deviated septum. The skill and experience of the surgeon also impacts the cost of surgery, as surgeons with extensive specialized training in nose and facial surgery, typically charge more because of their expertise.
The final cost will also be influenced by the personal preferences and aesthetic goals of the patient, as well as the geographic location of the practice. As with other types of services, rhinoplasty will be more expensive in larger cities such as Los Angeles or New York, due to higher overhead costs.
Patients should be aware that rhinoplasty is only covered by medical insurance if it is being done to rectify a breathing problem, or other health issue.
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