Rhinoplasty is done for several reasons. The candidates for this type of plastic surgery may have a medical condition, a birth defect, a deformity due to an accident, or simply wish to have their nose made more pleasing in appearance. The surgery is done under anesthesia and may require more sedation during recovery. For this reason rhinoplasty, cost may vary with the individual.
The average cost for rhinoplasty is between $3,000 and $9,000 with some conditions, medications, facilities, and secondary surgeries causing theses figures to rise between $5,000 and $12,000. A primary rhinoplasty cost $5,500 to $7,100 including:
• Surgeon’s cost: $4,000 to $5,000
• Anesthesia: $700 to $1,000
• Clinic or Hospital costs: $800 to $1,100
There are different rhinoplasty cost depending upon the type of surgery:
• Primary Open Rhinoplasty can cost between $3,152 and $6,500.
• Primary Closed Rhinoplasty can cost between $2,879 and $5,800.
• Primary Septoplasty (straightening the septum) can cost between $3,500 and $6,500
.• Secondary Open Rhinoplasty (when a second surgery is required) can cost between $7,000 and $9,000.
• Secondary Closed Rhinoplasty (when a second surgery is required) can cost between $2,643 and $10,000.
Any number of reasons can require the physician to perform a secondary rhinoplasty surgery and with each, there will be added cost. If the patient has thin skin, the surgery may cause a sharpened appearance and will require a secondary surgery to correct it. If the skin is too thick, the patient’s surgery may not give a pleasing appearance and require a secondary surgery.
Although a broken or deformed septum can cause multiple problems for a patient, they should consult their insurance carrier before having the surgery performed. While many do pay for the operation as standard well-being care or necessary surgery, other insurance carriers consider the condition to be cosmetic and will not pay.
Another rhinoplasty cost that is not included may be the physician’s consultation fee. If the patient decides to have the surgery, the physician may waive the fee or add the fee to his final bill. If implants or skin grafting is required, these will be separate from the average costs and can run into much higher fees.
There are three categories that rhinoplasty surgery fall into:
• Nose reshaping
• Nose job
The patient must be at least age 15 and have adequate skin consistency to seek rhinoplasty. The most common rhinoplasty cost range between $3,000 and $8,000 where the patient has good skin quality and will not require future surgeries. The price ranges for rhinoplasty cost will vary from urban to suburban areas, as well.
Revision rhinoplasty costs are far-more expensive and may be necessary given the patient’s requirements and reasons. In some areas of the country, the costs may be as high as $10,000 to $15,000 when all fees are totaled. Whether the surgery the patient requires is a primary or secondary rhinoplasty, the patient should ask to see a summary of all fees and expenses before agreeing to the surgery.