a.k.a Nose Job
Rhinoplasty, commonly known as nose surgery or nose job, is a cosmetic surgery procedure designed to improve the size, shape, and proportion of the nose in order to enhance facial appearance. In some cases, rhinoplasty may also be used to correct structural anomalies in the nose that may be causing obstruction in breathing or other functional concerns.
This is an intricate plastic surgery procedure that can have a significant impact on the overall facial harmony and looks because nose is a central feature of the face. The procedure must be performed only by a qualified cosmetic surgeon to achieve effective and predictable results. Dr. Hubbard provides this surgery to his patients in and around Plano, Frisco, and Dallas. As an experienced plastic surgeon, he first evaluates the patient’s general health, facial anatomy and aesthetic goals before recommending a this surgery.
Factors Affecting Cost of Rhinoplasty
The cost of nose surgery can vary significantly from one patient to another or from one practice to another due to several factors.
The average cost of nose surgery in Dallas, Plano, Frisco, or nearby areas is likely to be different from the average cost of the same procedure in San Diego or Chicago. This may happen because the cost of living in two different states or cities may not be the same. The cost of living index may impact the average cost of most of the goods and services, including surgical services in a particular area.
Fee Charged by the Surgeon
The fee charged by the cosmetic surgeon who performs rhinoplasty can vary from one surgeon to another. This is an important component in the overall cost of the procedure. This cost may depend on the skills, experience and reputation of the surgeon vis-à-vis rhinoplasty surgery.
Cost of the Surgical Facility
If this procedure is performed at a state of the art facility that is equipped with advanced technologies, backed by an experienced support staff, and offering high qualities comforts and services, its cost may be slightly different from that of an average operating room.
The plastic surgeon may decide to perform rhinoplasty under general anesthesia or IV sedation in most cases. If the procedure requires only minor correction, it may even be performed under local anesthesia. The cost of anesthesia will vary accordingly. An experienced anesthesiologist may charge a higher fee, but it advisable to opt for an experienced anesthesia team for safe results.
Extent of Surgery
The extent of nose surgery may vary widely from one patient to another. In some cases, it may be necessary to perform cartilage grafting from other parts of the body. Some surgeons may prefer to use artificial implants in a particular situation. Functional corrections may be necessary along with aesthetic improvement in some cases. The complexity and length of the surgery may impact the overall costs of the procedure.
Patients should take into account other related costs of this procedure such as cost of medical tests, prescription drugs, and post-op visits. Every small cost can finally add up to be a significant amount, and patients should be aware of all the costs associated with a surgery in order to make an informed decision.
Average Cost of Rhinoplasty
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS), the average national cost of a nose job in 2012 in the United States was $4,493. However, this is just a basic cost and does not include the costs of operating room facility, anesthesia costs or other related expenses.
The ASPS also clarifies that this is just an indicative cost figure, but the actual cost will differ from one surgeon to another based on several factors. It recommends that patients should choose the most appropriate surgeon for their needs, and the surgeon’s fee and other cost factors should only be a secondary consideration while taking a decision.
Insurance and Financing
When a nose job is performed purely as a cosmetic surgery for aesthetic reasons, the cost will not be covered under health insurance. However, if the procedure involves correction of structural abnormalities or a birth defect, or nose reconstruction following an injury, the cost may be fully or partly covered under the patient’s health insurance plan. Financing options through professional medical care financing agencies are also available to most patients.
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