The rhinoplasty, or nose job, is one of the most common plastic surgeries in our country both for males and females. It is also incredibly nuanced. Despite the popularity of the rhinoplasty, no two noses are alike and no two people seek the exact same treatment. It is incredible difficult to price surgery in the first place. There are a multitude of the things to consider. Before even getting to the technical parts of booking surgical rooms, nurses, anesthesiologists and dealing with insurance, we have to consider the patient first and foremost.
While 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 and this cannot be determined without a consultation. If you are shopping for a procedure based on a price, you are heading into very troubled waters. Especially if you are calling around and being quoted set fees for a rhinoplasty without ever having seen you. Beware of special offers or two for one deals or discounts. This is your face. You only have one. Your nose is the centerpiece. The rhinoplasty is also the number one surgery that people have revised for good reason. Many things can go wrong. It is not to be taken lightly. Plastic surgery and bargain hunting do not a match make.
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 their before and after photos. Nothing can take the place of doing your thorough homework and meeting many doctors face to face.
If you are doing your homework you will find that it is protocol for doctors, or more likely their practice directors, to give patients a ballpark figure, a general price range for what your rhinoplasty may cost. It really will depend on the surgery. 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?
It is not until the doctor goes over the exact procedure with you that YOU will be having, until the details will become clearer and a closer estimation of cost can be made. There are many things to consider and your board certified facial plastic surgeon will upon assessing you, create their game plan. This is where and how the cost will be determined.
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.