The cost of permanent non-surgical rhinoplasty or permanent non-surgical revision rhinoplasty is generally 25% of the cost of an average surgical rhinoplasty. Unlike the temporary non-surgical option, where there is uncertain and likely a non-ending cost to replace the absorbed nose filler, the cost of the permanent treatment is fixed. One fixed fee.
The cost of the non-surgical nose procedure is always less than a rhinoplasty surgery. As a cheaper, quicker non-surgical procedure that requires no downtime, a non-surgical rhinoplasty uses injectable fillers to modify the nasal contours.
Voluma, Juvéderm®, and Radiesse® are common temporary fillers for non-surgical rhinoplasty procedures. Medical grade silicone, best known under the trade name Silikon-1000, is the only permanent filler. Because patients prefer permanency instead of temporary due to cost and inconvenience, our practice provides only the permanent filler. We have over 40 years of experience using it. Were it not enormously successful and nearly 100% free of complications and dissatisfaction, we would not use it. Nonetheless, each patient will have a private consultation with their surgeon to determine which type of filler is the best option for them.
Pinpointing an exact cost for a non-surgical nose job procedure can be almost impossible. Unique patient desires, necessary enhancements and the location of the surgeon can greatly impact the cost of a non-surgical nose job. The average cost of temporary non-surgical rhinoplasty is $2,500 per year. Permanent fillers on average have a fixed, one time cost, typically less than $5,000. And, almost always, a once-in-a-lifetime treatment. This cost includes a consultation fee, the procedure, and an average fee per session. Costs will vary depending upon the nature of the temporary non-surgical rhinoplasty fillers that are used. A temporary procedure will have to be maintained. The permanent variety is indeed permanent.
Cost comparison between surgical rhinoplasty and non-surgical rhinoplasty is somewhat like apples and oranges. No aspect is equal. And, when considering cost, there are time costs as well as dollar costs to be considered. As with any surgery, rhinoplasty mandates “downtime”. Time away from work, with perhaps lost income. Typically 7-14 days depending on the extent of surgery and one’s individual healing time. When swelling and bruising have abated to such a point that there are no obvious signs of surgery, the door is open to return to work and normal activities within the above range.
Quick and virtually painless, a non-surgical rhinoplasty offers instant results with no recovery time. One can have the injection during lunch hour and no one would be the wiser.
The cost of the surgical rhinoplasty varies geographically; large cities have higher costs because of practice rent and staff expenses. However, it is the large cities where the most sophisticated, most highly specialized and experienced practitioners call home and so, shopping by price alone can be risky. There are other costs that must be considered. In addition to the surgeon’s fee, there is the anesthesia specialist’s fee and the cost of the operating facility, which can be an outpatient surgery center, the surgeon’s office, if the safety level meets accreditation standards or a hospital. And, remember, if the surgeon will also be performing functional surgery to improve breathing, help treat sinus infections and aid in allergy relief, the surgeon’s fee, the surgery center’s charge, and anesthesia specialist’s fee will be somewhat higher. It’s very important to have a clear explanation of such costs at the consultation.
Depending on the variables noted above, the range of all costs may be from $2,000 to $10,000. Note that if one has medical insurance, it may defray some of the costs if the operation has the functional procedures performed at that one surgical session. That financial help may be significant, depending on the insurance policy.
The cost of the temporary fillers needs to be calculated over many years if comparing that option to permanent fillers or even surgery, which may be harder to budget for upfront. When comparing the relative costs of surgical rhinoplasty, particularly revision rhinoplasties, second, third or more, with the permanent filler, the dollar difference is enormous. And, getting back to the “soft cost”, the surgery’s requisite time off work, including mandatory post-operative office visits, the dollar spread is even wider.
Non-surgical rhinoplasty and non-surgical revision rhinoplasty are achieved by two different classes of filler: permanent and temporary. In general, a permanent non-surgical rhinoplasty will cost more and last longer than a temporary non-surgical rhinoplasty. Because the temporary products require automatic “refill”, depending on the cost of the product and doctor’s time, the cost is somewhat open-ended. A permanent nonsurgical rhinoplasty typically uses a different kind or different amount of fillers, which allows the results to stick around for a longer period. The nose fillers cost is typically significantly lower than a surgical procedure.
The popularity of non-surgical rhinoplasty, temporary or permanent has increased rapidly based on its affordability, the painlessness, the “no down-time” and most importantly, its predictability. “What you see is what you get”. The mirror tells the story. Particularly with the permanent variety, there is unmatched precision. A micro-droplet Injection via a tiny needle affords the surgeon to correct minimal imperfections without the risk of over-injection. Precise technique and predictable results are sought after by patients, particularly those who have had one or more unsuccessful surgical rhinoplasties.
One often unrealized plus for the non-surgical option is that while the “end result”, the ripening of the surgical liquid rhinoplasty takes some months the filler patient walks out of the office with the result at hand.
When weighing out whether non-surgical rhinoplasty is worth the price, a prospective patient should conclude their research in deciding permanent vs temporary fillers. In general, a permanent non-surgical rhinoplasty will cost more and last longer than a temporary non-surgical rhinoplasty. In reality, a patient could incur enough temporary non-surgical nose job expenses to equate to the cost of a permanent or surgical rhinoplasty.
Remember, however, not all patients are proper candidates for filler and similarly, not all patients are best served by surgery. Speak to a nose superspecialist and surgeon, such as Dr. Kotler, in order to get a professional recommendation.