Cost of Nose Surgery
Factors Affecting the Cost of a Nose Surgery
There are a number of factors that can affect the overall cost of nose surgery:
- Geographical location of the surgeon performing the surgery
- Skills, experience, and training of the surgeon performing the procedure
- Fees associated with anesthesia
- Fees associated with the facility where the procedure is performed
- Complexity of the procedure being performed
- Other miscellaneous costs such as prescription pain medications or antibiotics
- Time off from work
The price range for nose surgery in the United States is between $3000-$15,000. A revision nose surgery (a nose surgery performed to correct issues related to another nose surgery)can cost between $5000 and $30,000.
The geographical location where the nose surgery is performed can play an important role in the overall cost of the procedure. In an area where nose surgeries are in high demand, the cost of a rhinoplasty is going to be higher. Consider having the nose surgery performed in a location where the procedure is not in such high demand if you're trying to find affordable options for rhinoplasty.
The skills, experience, and training of the plastic surgeon is a major contributor to the bottom line of nose surgery. If your plastic surgeon has a high level of expertise he or she will charge more for services, but often deliver better results as well. Don't shop around for cheap plastic surgeons because the outcomes can be disastrous, especially when it comes to nose surgery. Finding a highly trained, skilled plastic surgeon to perform your nose surgery is worth every penny that you pay for it.
The fees associated with use of the facility are usually between $500 and $1500. The fees associated with anesthesia are about the same.
The complexity of your procedure will play a major role in determining the overall cost. A more complex procedure will likely take more time to perform, for example, driving up the cost. Other miscellaneous costs may increase the final cost as well. For example, antibiotics and pain medications, as well as time off from work can all contribute to the bottom line.
Not all nose surgeries are covered by insurance. If your nose surgery is going to be performed strictly for cosmetic reasons, for example, it is unlikely that insurance will cover the procedure because it is not "medically necessary". On the other hand, if you're having nose surgery performed to try to treat snoring or a sleep apnea, your insurance company may pay for the procedure. Talk to your doctor at the initial consultation to learn more about insurance coverage for the procedure.
If your insurance will not be covering your nose surgery procedure, you may want to consider financing the surgery through your plastic surgeon. Most plastic surgeons offer a variety of different financing options to patients to help make procedures more affordable. There are a number of different financing opportunities available for nose surgery patients that typically allow patients to make smaller monthly payments on their nose surgery rather than paying for the entire procedure up front.