Rhinoplasty Cost 2016
The price of rhinoplasty varies on region of the country and experience of the doctor.
Additionally, some doctors accept insurance which can cover parts of surgery. Have an honest discussion with your doctor regarding price and any concerns you may have. (Sandy Sule, MD, Dallas Facial Plastic Surgeon)
Average cost of rhinoplasty
Costs for rhinoplasty does vary from state to state, city to city and surgeon to surgeon. Probably the average primary rhinoplasty cost in our area is around 5-7 thousand for a primary and up to double that for a difficult revision. But it is not wise to focus solely on price.
Rhinoplasty is probably one of the most difficult procedures that a plastic surgeon performs and is not to be taken lightly. Both function and form of the nose needs to be taken into consideration when doing this complex surgery.
This is a highly artistic procedure requiring meticulous planning and performance. The surgery should not done quickly due the technical difficulty involved and may require more OR time than other procedures. This all contributes to the cost.
But in the long run it is best to have the surgery done right the first time at a reasonable fee than to pay for a revision surgery which is even more costly and difficult to perform and much less predictable in outcome.
Do not look for bargains in rhinoplasties and parachutes! (Donald Nunn, MD, Atlanta Plastic Surgeon)
Cost of rhinoplasty surgery varies greatly
Rhinoplasty costs vary greatly from surgeon to surgeon and can depend on a number of variables:
- Experience of the surgeon – needless to say, with rhinoplasty, you want a surgeon with plenty of experience
- Amount of time the surgeon spends working on your nose – some surgeon perform rhinoplasty in 30-45 minutes while other take 3-4 hours.
Although time spent is not the only indicator of quality, it often gives you a sense of the amount the ‘detail work’ the surgeon performs.
Complexity of the work required – rhinoplasty is rarely easy, but certain rhinoplasty are more difficult than average. Whether rib or ear grafting is needed – rib or ear cartilage grafting adds time and complexity to your rhinoplasty. Whether breathing work is needed – this also adds time and complexity to your rhinoplasty. However the extra cost is often billable to your insurance. Where the surgery is performed – hospitals are typically much more costly than ambulatory surgery centers. The cost of rhinoplasty in my practice ranges from $10,000 to $15,000. (Sam Naficy, MD, Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon)
Here in montreal, it is similar to other regions the county, rhinoplasty cost ranges from 3000 when only a minor tip work is needed to around 9000 in secondary and complicated cases depending on what needs to be done, I would say the average is around 6000 . (Omar Fouda Neel, MD, Montreal Plastic Surgeon)
How much does a rhinoplasty cost?
While there are some variations in cost by geographic area, many rhinoplasty surgeons perform primary rhinoplasties (first surgery) in the range of $5000-$10,000 all over the country. Revisions, or secondary surgery, can be more expensive depending on the complexity of the surgery.
Some big cities have much more competition which can drive prices down, and likewise some surgeons charge much more for any number of reasons. Like any important decision, if the price is wildly outside the “norm” (in either direction), it is wise to determine why. (Michelle Spring, MD, Missoula Plastic Surgeon)
Rhinoplasty prices vary by surgeon and region.
You can easily find the average price for rhinoplasty surgery on the real self site-see below. In general the costs are less if part of the procedure is covered by insurance (often internal septal work for breathing) and your surgeon is younger and less experienced.
The cosmetic fee charged by the surgeon is effected by two factors: the city the surgeon practices in and how long the surgeon has been doing rhinoplasties. Obviously big cities on the coasts have a higher cost of living than smaller cities and prices will reflect that. The more experienced surgeons typically charge more for their work. What do you get when you spend more for a better surgeon? Less chance of needing revision work and a greater chance of getting the result you discussed with the surgeon.
Rhinoplasty surgery is truly the fusion of art and science. The surgeon has to have both a good understanding of nasal anatomy and tissues while having a good eye for aesthetics and form. On top of that excellent technical skill to perform the procedure is a must. Getting all three skills in one surgeon is the result of many years of training, experience and having natural gifts that can not be taught but can be enhanced over time. (Ivan Wayne, MD, Oklahoma City Facial Plastic Surgeon)