Rhinoplasty Nose Surgery
Rhinoplasty is a type of plastic surgery procedure performed primarily for cosmetic improvements. However, it may also involve functional corrections. Rhinoplasty, if performed only for aesthetic reasons, may end up being an out-of-pocket expense. It’s critical to understand that the cost of this procedure can be significant. You should consider all factors affecting the monetary amount.
Experienced plastic surgeons will discuss various aspects of a nose job procedure including all estimated costs during the pre-treatment consultation. The first concern of a dedicated surgeon will be to help the patient make a well-considered choice.
Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Peter Koltz provides rhinoplasty to patients in Toledo, Maumee, Northwest Ohio, Southeastern Michigan, and surrounding communities.
Fee Charged by the Surgeon
The credentials and experience of the surgeon performing the rhinoplasty cosmetic surgery will be a key difference to the cost of the procedure. In some cases, the procedure may be performed by a surgeon in-training, which may lower the costs slightly. However, it is prudent to choose an experienced and qualified plastic surgeon for an intricate procedure such as a nose job.
The plastic surgeon may perform the rhinoplasty in any one of three surgical venues – ambulatory surgical center, hospital, and private surgical suite. You should ensure the surgical venue is properly accredited. Private surgical suites are generally the least expensive options. Ambulatory surgery centers tend to charge by the hour and are more expensive. Hospitals are the most expensive but useful in case of rare complications.
Cost of Anesthesia
Anesthesia may be administered by a registered nurse anesthetist or an anesthesiologist. They usually charge for the services by the hour. Registered nurse is usually less expensive as compared to an anesthesiologist. However, many surgeons may prefer to work with a qualified anesthesiologist, even if their fee is relatively higher.
Extent of Surgery
The cost of rhinoplasty will be less if it involves minor cosmetic improvements, such as removal of a nose bump or refining the nasal tip. However, in case the procedure is lengthy or complex, such as the ones involving implants, nasal reconstruction and functional corrections, the overall cost of procedure will increase.
Recovery Related Costs
The cost of follow-up appointments, pain medications, antibiotics, medical tests, and anti-nausea medications should be included in the overall surgical cost. You may need to use a high-quality skin care product if you experience hyperpigmentation or acne breakout. Such unexpected costs should also be included in the overall cost of procedure.
Insurance Coverage for Rhinoplasty
Functional rhinoplasty may be covered by insurance since it is medically necessary. Concerns, such as large inferior turbinate and nasal vestibular stenosis may cause breathing obstructions in the nose and may be covered under a patient’s health plan. The same holds true for deviated nasal septum and nasal fractures as well.
Flexible Financing Options
Patients should consider third-party financing options when researching payment options. Fixed interest repayment plans are offered by many lenders. Patients paying within a specific time frame may get competitive rates with a low interest plan. The surgeon’s office team should be able to help you with payment options. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Peter Koltz receives patients from Toledo, Maumee, Northwest Ohio, Southeastern Michigan, and nearby areas for nose surgery.
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