Rhinoplasty Cost – The Average Price of a Nose Job

Rhinoplasty cost: is it worth the expense?

Rhinoplasty, a surgical procedure commonly known as a “nose job,” has become much more common in recent years. There are several reasons for this. For one thing, increasing media use focuses wide attention on the successful surgeries of celebrities (and even ordinary individuals). For another, the culture as a whole has increasingly accepted various means of improving and enhancing one’s appearance. The third, and perhaps most important, reason for the popularity of rhinoplasty is the astonishing improvements that have been made in the operation itself.

For patients looking to change their noses and their lives with a rhinoplasty, those who find a highly skilled rhinoplasty surgeon who specializes only in this one surgery are likely to be pleasantly surprised by how easy the operation is: minimally invasive, almost pain-free, resulting in no scars and very little downtime.

What is the average price of a nose job?

Rhinoplasties, like other surgeries, especially cosmetic ones, can cost vastly different amounts. The price of any surgery varies with the complexity of the procedure, the expertise and reputation of the surgeon, and the geographic region in which the surgery is to be performed. Prices for the surgery can range anywhere from $3,000 to $15,000. Typically, whatever the fee is, the cost of rhinoplasty does not include anesthesia, operating room facilities, or other related expenses.

It is important for patients considering rhinoplasty to understand that if their nose requires repair due to congenital malformation, illness or injury, at least part of the operation is likely to be covered by insurance. This includes situations like sports injuries, vehicular accidents, or birth defects that result in breathing problems. In most cases of cosmetic surgery, however, performed only to improve the patient’s appearance, the patient should expect to pay out-of-pocket.

The Importance of Researching a Nose Surgeon

If your goal is to improve your appearance, you are surely aware that this procedure can have far-reaching consequences. A refinement of your face can make a substantive difference, not only in your sense of self-worth, and therefore in your personality, but in your personal and professional relationships. Clearly, a rhinoplasty is not something you want to have performed at a bargain rate. By the same token, nobody wants to be taken advantage of, either by a retailer or a medical professional. This is why it is wise to be diligent in your research before choosing a rhinoplasty surgeon.

There are several things to seriously consider, such as:
• The doctor’s credentials, including certifications, awards, education, special projects
• The doctor’s reputation, both in his or her discipline and in the community generally
• The doctor’s specialty: a general plastic surgeon will be less experienced than one who focuses only on cosmetic nasal surgery
• Testimonials by patients who have had work performed by this doctor
• Before and after images showing the surgeon’s skill and artistry
• Years of experience: while the doctor should know all cutting-edge technology, he or she should have a proven track record of successful surgical results

In making any important purchase, the buyer should beware. This is all the more true when the purchase is of a life-altering surgical procedure. Cost must, of course, be considered, but always in the context of safety and quality results.

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