Rhinoplasty procedures are performed to alter the size, shape, and appearance of a patient’s nose. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgery, rhinoplasty procedures were the most commonly performed cosmetic procedure in the United States in 2020 as 352,555 patients underwent nose reshaping procedures. One of the main questions patients ask in their consultation is how much a rhinoplasty procedure will cost. This blog aims to provide potential rhinoplasty patients with pricing and insurance information for rhinoplasty procedures.
- Rhinoplasty Cost
- Alarplasty Cost
- Closed Rhinoplasty Cost
- Dorsal Hump Reduction Cost
- Revision Rhinoplasty Cost
- Tip Rhinoplasty Cost
- Septoplasty Cost
- Septoplasty And Rhinoplasty Cost
- Does Insurance Cover Septoplasty?
- Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Cost
According to RealSelf the average cost of a rhinoplasty procedure is $7,700 but the average price range is between $2,125 to $13,300. The cost of a rhinoplasty procedure will depend on the area of the nose being treated and how complex the technique is. Many patients choose to have multiple techniques performed to achieve their desired aesthetic such as alarplasty of their nostrils as well as their dorsal hump reduced. Combining multiple techniques will increase the cost of the procedure. The factors that impact the cost of the surgery include:
- Hospital or operating room charges
- Experience and expertise of surgeon
- Surgery location
- Aftercare products
- Consultations and check-up appointments
- Post procedure complications
Alarplasty is a specific nose reshaping procedure that is solely performed on the nostrils. The aim of the surgery is to reduce the width of the nostrils, so is suitable for patients who have concerns regarding the width of their nose. The procedure removes part of the nostrils so that the nostrils have a narrower appearance
Since this technique is only used to alter the nostrils, and not the entire nose it tends to be much cheaper than other rhinoplasty techniques. According to RealSelf, the average cost of an alarplasty procedure is $2,950 which is much cheaper than the average cost of a rhinoplasty procedure.
Closed Rhinoplasty Cost
The two main rhinoplasty techniques are closed and open rhinoplasty. Closed rhinoplasty is a less extensive technique that does not require the skin of the nose to be lifted for the surgery to take place. However, closed rhinoplasty requires a more complex surgical technique since the skin is not lifted and so some surgeons will charge more for rhinoplasty procedures performed this way.
Not all surgeons will perform closed rhinoplasty and some patients may not be suitable to undergo the procedure. It is therefore important to book a consultation with a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon to discuss your surgical goals and discover which technique would be most appropriate and what it will cost.
Dorsal Hump Reduction Cost
The dorsal hump refers to any bumps of cartilage or bone on a patient’s nasal bridge. Many rhinoplasty patients desire to have this bump removed or reduced so that their nose appears smaller and there is a straighter line from the top of the nose down to the nasal tip.
According to Healthline the average cost for dorsal hump reduction varies depending on your surgeon’s level of experience, the location, and what is specifically involved in your procedure. Dorsal hump reduction procedures can be performed using either open or closed rhinoplasty to shave off the cartilage or bone bump on the nose. This procedure’s average cost is therefore stated by RealSelf to be $7,700.
Revision Rhinoplasty Cost
Revision rhinoplasty refers to when a further surgery is performed on the nose. Revision rhinoplasty procedures reported in academic experiments were performed on over 15% of patients. The most common reasons for a patient desiring a revision rhinoplasty procedure is that they are unhappy with the result from their initial procedure, they wish to have slight alterations after their first surgery or sometimes issues can occur as a result of a rhinoplasty surgery. For example, patients can suffer from breathing issues after undergoing a nose reshaping procedure and so in these cases patients tend to undergo a revision procedure to enhance their breathing.
Revision rhinoplasty procedures are more complex than the initial rhinoplasty procedure and so tend to be more expensive. According to RealSelf, the average cost of a revision rhinoplasty procedure is $10,125. However, the cost will depend on the extent of alterations taking place and so the cost can significantly vary.
Revision rhinoplasty procedures tend to require significant experience and expertise from your surgeon so it is important to have a consultation to discuss the issues you wish to resolve from your first procedure and to receive an exact price for the surgery.
Tip Rhinoplasty Cost
Some patients have concerns over the size, shape, or position of their nasal tip. For example, some patients feel their nasal tip is too small or they wish to change the shape. In these cases, a nasal tip graft can be added to the nose to enhance its size or to alter its shape. The graft material used tends to be cartilage taken from the patient’s own body.
This technique tends to cost less than other rhinoplasty techniques since only the nasal tip is operated on. According to RealSelf the average price of a rhinoplasty procedure is between $2,125 to $13,300. Tip Plasty procedures tend to be at the lower end of the price range but the specific cost will vary depending on whether the patient desires a minor reduction alongside a dorsal hump reduction or if they require a graft augmentation. However, often this is just one aspect of a patient’s rhinoplasty surgery and so it will simply add to the procedure cost
Septoplasty procedures are undertaken to enhance a patient’s breathing difficulties. Some patients who suffer from a deviated septum, additionally have their breathing impaired because one or both of their nostrils is partially blocked due to their nostrils being wonky. According to RealSelf the average cost of a septoplasty procedure is $6,575 but some insurance providers will help cover the cost of this procedure.
Septoplasty and Rhinoplasty Cost
Since septoplasty and rhinoplasty procedures tend to be undertaken for different reasons, it is possible to combine the two procedures. Some patients have both medical reasons for desiring nose surgery as they wish to fix a deviated septum and enhance their breathing, but also have aesthetic concerns. These patients can undergo the two procedures alongside each other to address both sets of concerns.
It tends to be cheaper to undergo the two procedures at the same time rather than have the surgeries separately as only one payment will be made for anesthesia and facilities. Having both procedures performed will mean the cost is likely to be more expensive than the average costs of either procedure, outlined above. However, to discover the exact cost of combining the two procedures you will need to book a consultation with a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon who specializes in nose surgeries.
Does Insurance Cover Septoplasty?
Insurance providers will very rarely cover the cost of a rhinoplasty procedure that is performed to alter the appearance of the nose. However, since septoplasty procedures are undertaken for medical purposes, some insurance providers do cover the cost of the procedure. Depending on the terms of your insurance policy you may be able to receive partial or even full funding for your procedure. You would need to contact your insurance provider to see if you qualify for funding.
Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Cost
There are various non-surgical rhinoplasty treatments that can be performed to alter the aesthetic of a patient’s nose. Liquid rhinoplasty is an example of a non-surgical rhinoplasty treatment that uses fillers to alter the structure of the nose. According to Healthline, it can cost between $600 and $1,500 to undergo a liquid rhinoplasty treatment. Although this is significantly cheaper than undergoing a surgical rhinoplasty procedure, the result is temporary and so a liquid rhinoplasty procedure would need to be repeated to maintain the results. The results of a liquid rhinoplasty tend to last up to six months and so continually undergoing these treatments can end up costing far more than a surgical procedure.
This blog aimed to inform potential rhinoplasty patients about the average cost of various rhinoplasty procedures. It is important that patients interested in undergoing a rhinoplasty procedure spend time considering their surgical goals and researching the surgical techniques, the recovery period, and any potential risks of undergoing the surgery. Additionally, it is important to have a consultation with at least one Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon so that you can have your needs professionally assessed and receive expert advice as well as the exact cost of your procedure.
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