How much is a simple nose job?
A nose job, also known as rhinoplasty, is a surgical treatment that alters the contour of the nose. Changes to a patient’s nose can include making it straighter, smaller, bigger, or just more shaped to help them breathe easier. This can be done for a variety of reasons, including aesthetics, functional breathing, or both. The cost of a nose job is one of the most frequently googled subjects.
What is the estimated cost of A Nose Job?
The cost of rhinoplasty varies substantially depending on the surgeon’s experience, expertise, location, and type of surgery. Due to the complexity and difficulty of surgery, revision rhinoplasty will be more expensive than a first-time rhinoplasty.
Rhinoplasty costs an average of $7500, although it can cost anywhere from $2500 to more than $20,000. The cost, including anesthesia and facility fees, starts at $9,500 in my office.
What goes into the price of a nose job?
Rhinoplasty should be done under general anesthesia in a licensed operating room. The surgeon’s expenses, the operating room or facility fees, and the anesthesiologist’s fees should all be included in the overall cost. The last two, for the most part, are outside your control.
Additional costs for ancillary treatments and supplies, such as rib cartilage harvest, cadaveric rib, and more time in the operating room for a likely more difficult dissection, may be incurred in revision surgeries.
How can I get help paying for my rhinoplasty with insurance?
Many insurance companies will reimburse the cost of functional rhinoplasty because it can be done for cosmetic purposes. To get insurance, you’ll need to show that you have trouble breathing through your nose job. A combination of a nasal steroid drug trial, an intranasal exam, a CT scan, and photo documentation would be used. Once an insurance company approves this, the insurance company will cover the portion of the surgery that is functional, while the patient will be responsible for the remainder of the procedure that is cosmetic.
What is the best way for me to get a discount?
As previously said, the greatest option is to use insurance to assist pay for the surgery; unfortunately, not all cosmetic surgeons accept insurance. Another alternative that many individuals consider is having the operation performed in another country. While some operations can be successfully performed at a lower cost overseas, the ability to follow-up with your surgeon is very important in rhinoplasty, therefore it is not suggested in most cases.
While paying for surgery all at once can be costly, many surgeons offer third-party financing solutions. Finally, it never hurts to explain your financial circumstances and request a discount from the usual rate in the hopes of getting a discount.