When booking a costly surgical procedure such as a rhinoplasty, patients naturally get focused on the price. It’s impossible not to. The price is often as high as the physical and emotional cost. If we break down the “price tag”, we can see what is the surgeon’s fee, and what goes to everything else – fees for the surgical center, nurses, anesthesiologists, etc. Once the price is decoded, it may start to make more sense. Nevertheless, patient’s want to know how a rhinoplasty cost is determined.
While the rhinoplasty is one of the most common plastic surgeries in our country for males and females, no two noses are exactly alike. Many aspects of the surgical process remain relatively the same for many patients such as fees for the operating room, specific needs of the patient will help determine the total price. This is often determined after an initial consultation.
A warning to prospective patients: Never shop for a procedure based on a price. Be warned if you are getting quotes over the phone without ever having seen you. Beware of special offers or “two for one” deals or any sorts of “discounts.”
Special offers and group discounts might work in some offices for cosmetic/aesthetic non-invasive offers such as Botox or fillers. But when it comes to surgery, forget it. You only have one face and one nose. And, your nose is the centerpiece. There is a reason rhinoplasties are the number one revision surgery, meaning people have them done again and again. A lot can go wrong.
Now that you know never to book a procedure for the price and have done the proper research into finding a board certified facial plastic surgeon who specializes in rhinoplasty, your next step is to set up several consultations where you will asses your comfort level with the doctor, ask questions and study before and after photos. Is it a primary or revision? How complex is it? How much time is needed? Will there be grafting, septoplasty, tubrinoplasty or a host of aesthetic shaping techniques? Once this is all determined, in person, you will be given an accurate price range for your rhinoplasty, and one that is totally specific to you.
Considering rhinoplasty or revision rhinoplasty? Book a consultation with Board Certified facial plastic surgeon, primary and revision rhinoplasty expert Dr. Honrado today 310.286.0043.