Several components will create the final, total cost of a nose job.
And your surgeon’s staff will let you know the totals well before surgery.
Here are some basics things affecting any cosmetic surgery costs:
Your surgeon’s experience. A nose job surgeon with top drawer training like:
- An M.D. degree from a well-known university.
- Fellowship training with an older, highly experienced surgeon.
- At least ten years’ experience in the procedure you want.
- Teaching experience at large, well-known universities.
- A great reputation among patients and peers. That surgeon’s letters, reviews and thank-you notes should be on the doctor’s website.
That surgeon is likely to charge more, but the patient’s payback is knowing that a wonderful result is much more likely. Just look at that surgeon’s before and after pictures.
Top nose job surgeons tend to complete their procedures at hospitals or, more often, ambulatory surgical centers who charge a separate fee. These facilities are staffed with highly-trained M.D. anesthesiologists to monitor patients’ vital signs during surgery. The anesthesiologist will also charge a separate fee.
Like most other things, costs – and the cost of doing business – are higher in bigger cities like New York, Miami, Denver and Los Angeles. But then, the better surgeons tend to be found in larger cities.
*After-surgery care. After rhinoplasty or other procedures like facial peeling or face and neck lift, many patients opt to spend a night or two at a recovery hotel that serves as an after-cosmetic surgery care center if follow-up attention or medications are needed.
The cost of rhinoplasty can be significant and may require financing. But you are receiving something that lasts for life and can provide increased self-confidence as well as some other health benefits like improved breathing.