The Cost of Rhinoplasty Nose Surgery

The cost of rhinoplasty varies depending on the surgeon's skill, the geographic area where the surgery is performed, and the type of structural and cosmetic changes made to the nose. Cost cannot be predicted accurately until the surgeon performs an examination and develops a surgical plan.

Primary rhinoplasty costs range from $3,000 to $8,000. The cost comprises three fees: surgical fee, anesthesia fee, and facility fee. The anesthesia fee ranges from $600 to $1,000, the facility fee ranges from $700 to $1,100, and the rest of the cost is the surgeon's fee. Revision rhinoplasty is often costlier than primary rhinoplasty, with overall costs ranging from $10,000 to $15,000.

The most costly aspect of rhinoplasty is the surgeon's fee. This cost is the most difficult to estimate, since the fee can vary greatly depending on the surgeon's training, skill, experience, and other factors. You can learn more about fees from our table of average surgeon fees.

Skill and Training Affects Rhinoplasty Cost

It's important to choose a board-certified plastic surgeon from the American Board of Plastic Surgery, who has extensive, specific rhinoplasty experience, as well as expertise in all areas of facial plastic surgery. Board certification requires specific and rigorous surgical education and training. More highly qualified, board-certified surgeons command higher fees, but they can also help ensure that you receive the most appropriate treatment for your condition, employ the most appropriate techniques, increase your odds of success, and reduce the risk of complications.

The type of certification is also important. There are more than 150 self-designated boards, but only a handful that are designated by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), such as the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Be sure to ask your surgeon about surgical training and board certification when you investigate the cost for rhinoplasty.

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Extent of Rhinoplasty Procedure

The extent of the surgery makes a cost difference. For example, a slight surgical modification or reduction to the point of the nose requires less surgical time than narrowing the bridge or a complete change of shape. The type of rhinoplasty procedure, open or closed, also affects surgical time and cost.

Payments for Rhinoplasty

Some of the cost of rhinoplasty can be covered by insurance if the rhinoplasty procedure is related to modifying the nasal passage to aid in breathing, or another medical necessity. You can ask your surgeon about filing for insurance. Rhinoplasty for purely cosmetic reasons is not covered by insurance.

If the cost for rhinoplasty is too much to pay at once, ask your surgeon about monthly payments. For financing options and tips, continue reading about Patient Financing.