Rhinoplasty is the art of a surgeon reshaping the bones, cartilage, and tissues of the nose to alter it for the better. Sometimes the surgery is medically necessary to correct impaired breathing or other medical issues. Other times the surgery may be cosmetic in nature and aimed at creating a more aesthetically pleasing facial feature. In either case, the cost is often a big concern for those undergoing this type of surgery.
Will My Insurance Pay?
As a general rule, insurance companies will only pay for treatments that are medically necessary. If a rhinoplasty surgery is done to correct impaired breathing or some other medical problem, then insurance will most likely cover the cost after the patient has met their deductible. If the surgery is done simply for cosmetic purposes, most insurance companies will not pay for it. Patients should consult with their surgeon and their insurance company in the early stages of planning for rhinoplasty to be sure that they know what is covered.
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What Influences Cost?
When looking into the specific cost of having rhinoplasty, it is important to look into three major factors that affect cost. The first factor is the surgeon’s skill. Surgeons who are highly trained, highly successful, and highly sought after for surgeries will tend to cost more than a surgeon who may have just begun his or her career in plastic surgery. The second factor to consider is the type of procedure. The more complex the surgery is, the more cost involved. The third factor to consider is the geographical location of the surgery. Prices can vary widely according to the region of the country in which they are performed. It is important for each patient to do their research when deciding to have elective cosmetic surgeries to be sure they know what costs will be involved.
In 2014, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported that the average cost of rhinoplasty was $4,694. This figure does not include the cost of anesthesia or the operating room. The anesthesia can range in price from $600- $1000 and the operating facility can cost anywhere from $700 – $1100. This brings the total average price between $5000 and $10,000. There may be additional charges for medical test and prescription medications that will be needed after the surgery. While this sounds like a potentially large financial commitment, it is important to also note that many medical practices offer a financing options for elective cosmetic services to make them more accessible to their patients. Anyone considering rhinoplasty should discuss financial options with their provider.
We were early for our appointment and my check up on my nose surgery was prompt and professional. I am very happy with my experience.
Take The Next Step
If you have been thinking about having rhinoplasty and you are ready to take your next step, you should call the medical professionals at Dermatology and Plastic Surgery of Arizona to schedule your complimentary consultation. You can do this by calling our Tucson office at 520-207-3100 or our Sierra Vista location at 520-458-1787. You may also schedule an appointment by completing the form on this page. Our offices are conveniently located at 698 East Wetmore, Suite #310 in Tucson, Arizona and 150 South Coronado Drive Suite #110 in Sierra Vista, Arizona.