While rhinoplasty surgery is mainly performed for cosmetic improvements, it may sometimes be carried out for functional corrections as well.
If the patient receives rhinoplasty for cosmetic purposes, they will have to bear the surgery expenses out of pocket because the insurance will not cover the sticker price.
Rhinoplasty cosmetic surgery could involve significant costs and the patient should understand the various elements that impact the price tag.
During the pre-op consultation, the surgeon will inform the patient about various aspects of the rhinoplasty surgery including its approximate costs. The foremost concern of the surgeon will be to enable the patient to make a well-considered decision.
The surgeon’s professional standing and credentials can make a difference to the cost of the surgery. At times, the surgery may be performed by a surgeon-in-training under the guidance of a senior surgeon. This could involve lower surgeon fees in comparison to a surgeon who is experienced and highly qualified to perform procedures such as rhinoplasty.
The cosmetic surgeon will decide on the venue for the rhinoplasty as one of the following three surgical facilities: ambulatory surgical center, hospital, and private surgical suite. The surgical facility should be accredited.
The private surgical suite which is typically located in the surgeon’s office will be the least costly alternative. Ambulatory surgical centers will cost more and will typically charge on a per hour basis. A hospital could be the costliest choice of venue.
An anesthesiologist or a registered nurse anesthetist will administer anesthesia. The fee of the registered nurse will be substantially less than the fees if an anesthesiologist. The choice depends on the surgeon and the patient’s level of comfort.
Extent of Surgery
The price tag of the rhinoplasty surgery will be lesser if it involves small cosmetic changes such as removing a nasal bump or refining the tip of the nose. But if the surgery is complicated and long involving reconstruction of the nose, implants or functional corrections, it may cost higher.
Financial Responsibilies during the Post-Surgical Phase
The initial surgery monetary amount may not include expenses such as follow-up consultations during recovery, pain meds, anti-nausea medicines and antibiotics, and any lab tests. In case the patient experiences hyperpigmentation or acne breakouts in the first few months following the rhinoplasty, they will have to use high-quality skin care products. These unanticipated expenses should be planned for in advance or built into the overall rhinoplasty costs.
Functional rhinoplasty surgery is medically necessary and the patient may receive insurance coverage for this surgery. For example, large inferior turbinate and nasal vestibular stenosis are conditions that may lead to breathing hindrances in the nostrils. The patient may also experience obstructions in breathing due to a deviated septum or nasal fractures.
Cordial cosmetic surgeon Roger Tsai, MD receives patients from West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA, and nearby areas for rhinoplasty.
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