Rhinoplasty ranks among the top five most popular cosmetic surgery procedures in the US today. The dollar amount of the procedure is one of the starting points for many patients who are considering a nose reshaping surgery. During the initial consultation process, the surgeon will discuss various aspects of rhinoplasty, including its estimated costs.
The first goal of a surgeon will be to ensure that the patient makes a well-informed decision after taking into account all aspects. Dr. Bram Kaufman is an experienced, board certified plastic surgeon providing rhinoplasty and various other procedures of the breast, body, and face. Dr. Kaufman receives patients from Beachwood, Pepper Pike, Cleveland, OH, and surrounding communities.
Factors Influencing Your Checking Account
The monetary amount of rhinoplasty cosmetic surgery can vary from one practice to another. In some cases, the cost will even differ from one patient to another at the same practice. The following are some of the key factors that will impact the overall dollar amount.
Location of the Practice
Living costs are usually higher in leading urban centers, prime locations and cities in the East and West Coast areas. On the other hand, costs in interior regions and smaller cities are usually lower. Average financial considerations are impacted by the median household income, employment opportunities, real estate costs, taxation, and other factors. For instance, the cost of rhinoplasty in Beachwood, Pepper Pike, Cleveland, OH, and nearby areas may not be the same as the cost in, say, Jacksonville, FL.
Fee of the Plastic Surgeon
The fee charged by the plastic surgeon will be an important component of the overall costs, and it will usually vary according to their qualifications, certifications, and expertise in the area of nose surgery. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons recommends that patients should choose the best surgeon for their needs, and consider cost elements such as the surgeon’s fee only as secondary factors in such a choice.
Surgical Room and Anesthesia Costs
Rhinoplasty procedure may be performed at a hospital, an ambulatory surgical center or a private surgical suite. The costs and benefits associated with each option will differ, and will have an impact on the overall costs of procedure. Anesthesia may be performed by an anesthesiologist or a trained anesthetist nurse. Their fee will differ according to their skills and experience.
Length and Complexity of Procedure
Some patients may need only small improvements in the appearance of the nose, such as refining of the nasal tip or removal of a nasal bump. On the other hand, some other patients may have to undergo a major procedure such as nose reconstructive surgery, or augmentation or reduction rhinoplasty.
These may involve bone and cartilage changes, implants, and correction of both aesthetic and functional concerns. The costs will differ in each case according to the extent of the surgery required.
Insurance and Financing
In exceptional cases, rhinoplasty costs may be covered under insurance, if functional corrections are involved. In other cases, patients can explore low cost financing options such as family borrowings, credit card payments, bank loans, or financing through medical care finance firms.