Rhinoplasty, a plastic surgery procedure often known as a “nose job,” is one of the oldest and most popular cosmetic plastic surgeries available today. At Glasgold Group, our renowned facial plastic surgeons offer beautiful, natural-looking rhinoplasty results for patients in Princeton, New Jersey.
During rhinoplasty, the nose is surgically reshaped to improve overall facial aesthetics or to correct the functionality of the nose. The procedure can include reshaping the nasal tip, removing a bump, or a complete reshaping of the nasal passageway. Most rhinoplasty procedures are performed for cosmetic reasons but several medical conditions can also be improved with a nose job, including a deviated septum or nasal fractures after an injury.
Whatever your reason for seeking surgery, the cost of a rhinoplasty will probably be one of your first considerations as you plan your procedure. Keep reading to learn more about what goes into the cost of rhinoplasty and your options for financing the procedure.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost of rhinoplasty in the United States is around $5,400. However, this cost might not account for all aspects of the procedure including additional fees for anesthesia, tests, prescriptions, and other related expenses. The cost of rhinoplasty may also depend on where your surgery takes place. For example, a typical nose job in New Jersey costs anywhere from $10,000 to $20,000.
All factors considered, your procedure will probably range anywhere from a few thousand dollars to $20,000.
What Affects the Cost?
Rhinoplasty costs vary based on a number of different factors. For example, revision rhinoplasty, which is a procedure that involves fixing the poor results of a previous nose job, is more complicated than reshaping the tip of the nose for the first time. These kinds of challenges increase the overall cost.
At Glasgold Group Plastic Surgery, the ultimate goal is to ensure patient satisfaction using the most accurate and safe techniques available. Here are a few of the factors that affect the cost of rhinoplasty.
Open versus Closed
At Glasgold Group Plastic Surgery, open rhinoplasty is often recommended over the closed technique.
Closed rhinoplasty is the more traditional method for reshaping the nose. Incisions are only made inside the nose and thus the patient avoids any visible scarring on the outside of the nose. Since the procedure also takes less time, closed rhinoplasty generally costs a little bit less.
However, in recent years, open rhinoplasty has been gaining in popularity because of its high success rate and improved accuracy. In an open rhinoplasty, the surgeon makes a small zig-zag incision on the outside of the nose, located between the nostrils.
This incision allows the surgeon to better view the whole structure of the nose and makes it much simpler to create more meticulous structural changes. This makes open rhinoplasty more successful when addressing complex nasal issues.
Type of Procedure
Although some of the costs will stay the same for all procedures, including the pricing for anesthesia, the type of procedure may influence how much a rhinoplasty costs.
Common requests from patients include:
- Reducing the size of a dorsal hump on the bridge of the nose
- Narrowing the bridge of the nose
- Narrowing the nasal tip
- Reshaping the tip of the nose
Fixing the tip of the nose generally costs between $7,000 and $15,000. A deviated septum (which may be partially covered by insurance) will probably range from $5,000 to $12,000 out of pocket. More complex procedures like revision rhinoplasty may cost anywhere from $10,000 to $30,000.
In general, the best way to proceed is to contact your doctor to schedule a consultation so you can get an estimate for your specific needs.
What Goes into the Cost?
Aside from the type of rhinoplasty and patient goals, a few other fees will also need to be considered.
- Anesthesia fees – Nose jobs at Glasgold Group Plastic Surgery are usually performed under general anesthesia or with intravenous sedation. The type of sedation used will depend on procedure type, patient preference, and age.
- Hospital or surgical facility costs – Costs may vary based on where the procedure takes place. All patients who use general anesthesia will be seen at the surgery center or hospital.
- Medical tests – If any tests are needed to verify a patient’s candidacy for rhinoplasty, they may not be covered by insurance.
- Prescriptions for medication – Topical products are applied in the week before and the week following the procedure. Pain medication may also be prescribed. The cost of additional medications should be considered when budgeting for a nose job.
- Surgeon’s fee – The fee for a surgeon’s work will often depend on their experience level.
While it may be tempting to look for the cheapest option, keep in mind that rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure and you shouldn’t cut corners. Anesthesia will be used and some recovery time will be necessary. Choose a board-certified plastic surgeon who makes you feel comfortable and can address all of your concerns before the date of your surgery.
Is Rhinoplasty Covered by Insurance?
Most rhinoplasty procedures are cosmetic, which is considered an elective surgery by most insurance companies. Elective surgeries are ordinarily not covered by health insurance. If you have a medical reason for the rhinoplasty, part of your procedure might be covered.
Medical reasons for rhinoplasty include:
- Deviated septum
- Cleft palate
- Cleft lip
- Anatomical abnormalities due to injury or trauma
- Inflammation in the nose due to allergies
- Nasal polyps in the nose
These problems obstruct the airways and make breathing difficult. A functional rhinoplasty can be performed alone or in combination with cosmetic adjustments, but insurance will only cover medically necessary changes to the nose. If you are having trouble breathing through your nose, you should be sure to consult with your primary care physician and obtain prior authorization from your insurance company before your procedure.
Glasgold Group Plastic Surgery works hard to make your cosmetic surgery goals realistic and attainable. We accept cash, checks, credit cards, CareCredit, and Prosper Healthcare Lending.
CareCredit is a healthcare credit card that helps you pay for procedures that are not covered by health insurance. Special financing options are possible with CareCredit that are not available with normal credit cards.
Prosper HealthCare Lending is a healthcare loan service and alternative to high-interest medical credit cards. The loans from Prosper HealthCare Lending have no prepayment penalties, no retroactive interest, longer terms for lower monthly payments, and an application only takes minutes to complete.
If financing is one of your concerns prior to scheduling a rhinoplasty, contact our office to let us know how we can help.
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Glasgold Group Plastic Surgery in New Jersey is committed to making your facial plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures as safe and effective as possible. Rhinoplasty can truly transform your appearance. Our devotion to producing natural-looking and enviable results speaks for itself. If you are considering a rhinoplasty, contact our office at 732-655-6429 to schedule a consultation today!