According to the most recent figures from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), plastic surgeons' fees for a nose job average approximately $3,800. This figure does not include the cost of anesthesia or the surgical facility. The total cost of rhinoplasty usually falls between $4,000 and $9,000. If you are considering undergoing this cosmetic procedure, ask your surgeon for a comprehensive price quote, including not only your doctor's own fee but also these additional charges. You might also consider a non-surgical nosejob if it's appropriate for your needs.
Three categories of fees
In general, there are three major categories of fees comprising the cost of a surgical nose job procedure.
The facility fee covers the facility where your surgery will be performed, whether a hospital or an outpatient surgical center.
The anesthesia fee goes towards the general anesthesia required for rhinoplasty procedures.
Finally, the surgical fee pays for the surgeon you have selected to perform your rhinoplasty. Other expenses, such as medications for the recovery period, are not included in these three categories of expenses.
The cost of rhinoplasty can vary significantly from one patient to another. Therefore, it is difficult to accurately predict the cost of the procedure without first meeting with the surgeon to discuss your surgery. Slight reshaping of the nose typically carries a lower price tag than more extensive surgery because it can be performed in a shorter period.
Longer and more complicated nose jobs tend to be more expensive. Revision rhinoplasty, performed on patients who have already undergone at least one nose job, also tends to be costlier than less complicated types of nose job surgeries.
Ultimately, the cost of a nose job depends on the specifics of your surgical plan as well as other variables not related to the surgical plan, such as the surgeon chosen and even the geographic location. Nose jobs tend to vary in price between large cities and less populous areas, and even between two clinics in the same geographic area. A skilled surgeon with many years of training will likely be more expensive than one who is new to the field. This expense can be well worth it, as experienced surgeons may be better able to sculpt your nose into an aesthetically pleasing silhouette.
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