Nose Surgery Cost
Nose surgery, clinically called rhinoplasty, is a cosmetic surgery procedure designed to improve the appearance of the nose and correct functional anomalies that may have occurred due to birth defects, injury, or a previous nose job. Rhinoplasty is an intricate procedure, and the surgeon will discuss all its aspects during the initial consultation to help the patient make an informed decision. The cost aspects of the procedure will also be discussed at this point.
Dr. Eric Yavrouian is an experienced facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon with specialized training in the field of rhinoplasty and other facial procedures. Dr. Yavrouian engages closely with the patients at every stage of the procedure to keep them informed. He and his staff will discuss the cost aspect clearly during the consultation process. Patients in Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, CA, and surrounding locations have an opportunity to receive state of the art procedures at his practice.
Factors Impacting the Cost
Rhinoplasty costs will usually vary between two practices and may also vary between two patients at the same practice. A number of factors will impact the overall cost of the procedure.
The cost of living index usually varies from one region to another, which will have an influence on the average cost of most types of goods and services, including cosmetic surgery services. Therefore, the cost of rhinoplasty in Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, CA, and nearby areas may not necessarily be the same as the cost in Alabama.
Plastic Surgeon’s Fee
An intricate procedure such as rhinoplasty should be performed by a board certified and experienced facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon. The fee charged by each surgeon may differ, but according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), this factor should only be considered secondary while making a choice of a facial plastic surgeon.
Operating Room and Anesthesia Costs
Rhinoplasty may be performed using general anesthesia or intravenous sedation with local anesthesia in some cases. The fee of the anesthesiologist can differ according to their skills and experience. Operating room costs may also differ depending on the kind of advanced technologies, services, and experienced staff available at a particular surgical facility.
Average Cost of Rhinoplasty
The actual cost of nose surgery will differ from one patient to another depending on various factors as discussed. The length and complexity of the procedure will also make a difference to the costs. If a major nasal reconstruction is involved, including implants, cartilage grafting or other procedures, the cost may go up. However, a relatively minor procedure to refine the nasal tip or remove a bump from the nose bridge may cost lesser.
According to the ASPS, the average cost of rhinoplasty in the US in 2013 was $4,545. However, this figure did not include the costs of surgical room, anesthesia, and other related expenses. The ASPS says that the cost can vary significantly due to various factors involved. The procedure may be fully or partially covered by insurance in a case where correction of functional problems is involved. Most patients are also eligible to have the procedure financed in order to pay in convenient monthly installments.
For more information about treatments and procedures by Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Eric J. Yavrouian, serving patients in and around Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank and the Greater Los Angeles, CA area call 818-241-2150 or click here to contact him for a consultation.