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 into more 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 desired look. Typically, this can cost anywhere from $3,500 to $25,000, depending on where you have the procedure done and the surgeon’s expertise you choose. If this price is too steep for you, you may want to consider “tip plasty.” This procedure is much cheaper but will only change your nose’s look, angle, or shape. If you’re looking for a lower-cost solution that can give you that minor tweak, get tip plasty.
If you decide to invest in this procedure (1), choosing a surgeon who will give you the desired results in the first surgery is of utmost importance. In addition, investing more upfront 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 choose a lower-quality, cheaper surgeon who is not board-certified as a facial plastic surgeon, you may end up with a nose job you don’t like. This is where the horror stories sprout from. Of course, it’s best to invest in a high-quality, board-certified surgeon in the first place, but if you didn’t do that and didn’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. In addition, there are some aspects that you may be unable to fix if the initial rhinoplasty procedure creates 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 an excellent alternative for those who might not be ready for the whole procedure. This process is also easily reversible by dissolving the filler. Some people enjoy the minor 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, breathing through your nose can be more challenging 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 your insurance type, making the procedure cost highly dependent on your circumstances. If you’re getting an aesthetic procedure alongside this, know that insurance will not cover both. Any purely cosmetic operations usually aren’t covered by health insurance.
Many parts 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 are both the surgeon’s and anaesthesiologist’s fees.
Both people are highly trained, and this compensation takes up most 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 surgical center’s cost is added to the total. Finally, any follow-up visits and tests will end up costing you more.
Understanding the costs is crucial if you’re considering a nose job (Rhinoplasty) to enhance confidence and appearance. Primary Rhinoplasty, the first nose job, ranges from $3,500 to $25,000, with the surgeon’s expertise and location influencing costs. Revision Rhinoplasty to correct unsatisfactory costs $3,000 to $30,000 per revision. Nonsurgical Rhinoplasty, using dermal fillers, ranges from $300 to $1,800. Septoplasty, addressing a deviated septum, may be covered by insurance. Costs encompass surgeon and anesthesiologist fees, materials, surgical center expenses, and follow-up visits. Investing in a skilled surgeon initially can prevent costly revisions.
Dr. Philip Miller is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon. For more information, you can visit https://www.drphilipmiller.com/
- Primary Rhinoplasty, NCBI