Enhancing Form and Function, Exploring Costs and Financing Options

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. 

Evaluating the Investment in Rhinoplasty Surgery

  1. The cost of rhinoplasty varies widely, influenced by factors such as the type and complexity of the procedure, and the surgeon’s expertise.
  2. Open rhinoplasty tends to be more expensive than closed rhinoplasty due to its detailed approach and higher success rate in complex cases.
  3. Functional rhinoplasty, focusing on correcting breathing issues, generally costs less than cosmetic rhinoplasty, which is aimed at enhancing aesthetic appearance.
  4. Additional expenses to consider include anesthesia, hospital or surgical facility fees, medical tests, prescriptions, and the surgeon’s fee.
  5. While cosmetic rhinoplasty is usually not covered by insurance, functional rhinoplasty for medical conditions like a deviated septum may receive partial coverage.
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Rhinoplasty Cost

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. 

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What Affects the Cost?

Rhinoplasty cost in New Jersey vary based on several different factors. For example, a secondary 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.

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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

To address these issues, the surgeon will tailor a treatment plan, and costs can vary significantly based on the type and complexity of the surgery.

Cosmetic Rhinoplasty

This involves reshaping the nose for aesthetic purposes, such as reducing a hump on the bridge or refining the nasal tip. Fixing these problems of the nose generally costs between $7,000 and $15,000.

Functional Rhinoplasty

Aimed at correcting breathing issues, often involving straightening a deviated septum or reducing enlarged turbinates. A deviated septum (which may be partially covered by insurance) will probably range from $5,000 to $12,000 out of pocket.

Revision Rhinoplasty

This procedure is performed to correct or improve the results of a previous nose surgery. Due to its complexity, revision rhinoplasty typically costs between $10,000 to $30,000, reflecting the additional expertise and time required.

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.

Managing Additional Costs

Undergoing rhinoplasty is a significant decision that involves careful planning and preparation. Here are some practical tips to help you prepare for the procedure and manage additional costs effectively:

  • Time Off Work: Recovery from rhinoplasty typically requires you to take some time off work. Plan for this in advance and consider any lost income during your recovery period.
  • Travel and Accommodation: If you’re traveling for your surgery, include travel and accommodation expenses in your budget. Also, consider the cost of transportation to and from the clinic for follow-up appointments.
  • Post-Surgery Care: After your rhinoplasty, you’ll need to follow specific care instructions, which may include special cleansers or creams. These products can add to your overall costs.
  • Emergency Fund: It’s always wise to have a contingency fund for unexpected expenses, such as additional medications or unplanned follow-up visits.

By being prepared for these extra costs, you can ensure a smoother experience and avoid unexpected financial burdens. Always communicate openly with your surgeon and their team about all aspects of the procedure.

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Is Rhinoplasty Covered by Insurance?

Most New Jersey 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 
  • Anatomical abnormalities due to injury or trauma
  • Cleft lip
  • 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. Suppose you are having trouble breathing through your nose. In that case, you should be sure to consult with your primary care physician and obtain prior authorization from your insurance company before your procedure.

Why Choose the Glasgold Group?

Rhinoplasty New Jersey is a complex and custom procedure that requires a high level of skill and knowledge to perform properly. At the Glasgold Group, our surgeons have decades of experience while patients and peers alike respect them for the beautiful, natural-looking results they produce consistently. By choosing the Glasgold Group for your procedure, you can expect results of the highest caliber and the knowledge that your safety and satisfaction are top priorities.

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Financing Options

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 that only takes minutes to complete. If financing is one of your concerns before 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 with the best rhinoplasty surgeon in New Jersey!

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