If you feel insecure about your nose, you may want to learn more about how much a nose job costs. This procedure, also known as rhinoplasty, is extremely common to help build confidence about your appearance for every part of your life, from romance to business. The boost in confidence is priceless, but out of pocket, how much does rhinoplasty cost?
Types of Rhinoplasty
Here, we’ll go more in-depth regarding the different types of procedures and how much you might expect them to cost.
1. Primary Rhinoplasty
Primary rhinoplasty is also known as your first nose job. This procedure can help thin, shorten, widen, straighten, or change any part of your nose to give you the look you desire. Normally, this can cost anywhere from $3,500 to $25,000, depending on where you have the procedure done, and the expertise of the surgeon you choose. If this price is a little too steep for you, you may want to consider “tip plasty.” This procedure is much cheaper, however it will only change the look, angle, or shape of your nose. If you’re looking for a lower-cost solution that can give you that little tweak, look into getting tip plasty.
If you decide to invest in this procedure , it’s of utmost importance that you choose a surgeon that will give you the results you desire in the first surgery. Investing more up front for a higher quality procedure will save you thousands of dollars in the long run, as fixing the procedure can more than double your price.
2. Revision Rhinoplasty
If you end up choosing a lower-quality, cheaper surgeon who is not board-certified as a facial plastic surgeon, you may end up with a nose job that you don’t like. This is where the horror stories sprout from. It’s best to invest in a high-quality, board-certified surgeon in the first place, but if you didn’t do that and don’t like your new nose, then you may want to consider investing in someone to fix it. This is called revision rhinoplasty. This can cost you as much as primary rhinoplasty, anywhere from $3,000 to $30,000 per revision. Depending on how bad the primary procedure was, it may take multiple revisions to get you to a place where you feel great about your nose. There are some aspects that you may not be able to fix if the initial rhinoplasty procedure created structural issues.
3. Nonsurgical Rhinoplasty
If your nose is asymmetrical or bumpy, but you’re otherwise happy with the shape of your nose, you may want to consider investing in nonsurgical rhinoplasty. Also known as liquid rhinoplasty, this process uses hyaluronic-acid based dermal fillers to help smooth out any imperfections. Costing anywhere between $300 and $1,800, this procedure is a great alternative for those who might not be ready for the full procedure. This process is also easily reversible by dissolving the filler. Some people enjoy the smaller touch-ups from nonsurgical rhinoplasty, and never have to undergo surgery to get the nose they want.
Not all rhinoplasty is aesthetic. Septoplasty, for instance, is a procedure that fixes a deviated septum. This is when your spetum takes up space in one of your nostrils. If you have a deviated septum, it can be more difficult to breathe through your nose and sometimes needs to be fixed before having an aesthetic nose job. Septoplasty is a procedure that can fix this deviated septum. Since this procedure is to help you breathe, and isn’t just aesthetic, your insurance may cover all or part of the procedure. This depends on the type of insurance you have, making the cost of the procedure extremely dependent on your specific circumstances. If you’re getting an aesthetic procedure done alongside this, just know that insurance will not cover both. Any sort of purely-cosmetic operations normally aren’t covered by health insurance.
There are many parts that go into the cost of rhinoplasty. The surgeon has gone through many years of schooling and experience, on top of the cost of any materials used in the procedure. First off, there’s both the surgeon’s and anaesthesiologist’s fees.
Both of these people are highly trained and the compensation for this takes up a big majority of the expense. After this, the cost of the materials is added in, including anesthesia, medication needed for surgery, and any bandages or wraps. Following those, the cost of using the surgical center itself is added to the total. Finally, any follow-up visits and tests will end up costing you more.
Rhinoplasty is a great procedure to help you feel good about the way you look. If you are currently unhappy with your nose, enquiring about this procedure is a great first step. Look around at various plastic surgeons in your area, or if you plan on investing more money, look to find the best national rhinoplasty surgeons. Investing more money upfront will leave you happier with the procedure, ensuring that you get a high-quality surgeon.
Dr. Philip Miller is a board certified facial plastic surgeon. For more information, you can visit https://www.drphilipmiller.com/
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