If you’ve ever considered rhinoplasty for yourself, one of the things weighing heavy on your mind might be the cost.
“How much does rhinoplasty cost?” you may have wondered.
“Will health insurance pay for my nose surgery?”
“What if I need a rhinoplasty for breathing issues?”
These are all common questions — and important ones to consider as you decide whether rhinoplasty is right for you.
Below, we’ll go over each of these questions in turn and help you decide not only whether you can afford rhinoplasty, but what to expect in terms of the cost breakdown.
How Much Is a Rhinoplasty?
All Beverly Hills rhinoplasty surgeries are different, and there is no set cost that can apply to all procedures.
Not only does the cost of rhinoplasty depend on where you are getting your surgery and who your surgeon is, but it also depends on what exactly needs to be done to improve your airways and/or the aesthetics of your nose. Some improvements require more intervention than others.
Likewise, some patients may be interested in adding additional procedures onto their rhinoplasty surgery. When this is the case, the ultimate price will naturally be higher.
Rhinoplasty Cost Breakdown
Not all of the following fees will necessarily apply to your rhinoplasty. For the most part, however, rhinoplasty procedures can be broken down by cost in the following way:
This is usually the largest percentage of your bill because your surgeon will be doing nearly all of the work regarding your procedure. The results of your rhinoplasty will largely depend on your surgeon’s skill and expertise.
In order to be put under prior to surgery, you’ll need anesthesia to be administered by an anesthesiologist who will charge their own fees for their services and for the anesthesia itself.
Hospital or surgical facility costs
The hospital or surgical facility where you have surgery will charge for this service and for any amenities or products used while you are there.
Some patients will require medical testing prior to their surgery — either as a cursory protocol or to ensure that they are a good candidate for rhinoplasty.
After your rhinoplasty, you will need to wear special bandages and/or a splint to keep the nose and surrounding area clean, aligned, and safe from infection.
Prescriptions for medication
Usually to aid with pain and discomfort after surgery, Dr. Lahar may call in a prescription or two for you.
Will Health Insurance Pay for Rhinoplasty?
In some cases, health insurance may pay for rhinoplasty. However, this depends on why you are getting the surgery.
If you want rhinoplasty to fix a breathing issue, this is when health insurance may kick in to pay for some or all of your procedure. On the other hand, if you’re getting rhinoplasty solely for aesthetic purposes, as a rule, health insurance will not cover cosmetic procedures like this.
Some patients may require rhinoplasty to help with a breathing problem such as a deviated septum or otherwise obstructed airway (septoplasty), and then, they may decide to get an aesthetic nose job while they’re at it. With such a combination surgery (sometimes called a septorhinoplasty), if insurance pays anything, they will generally only cover the portion dealing with the breathing improvement.
Can You Combine Rhinoplasty With Other Cosmetic Procedures?
Certainly, you can combine rhinoplasty with other procedures. It is not guaranteed that all of the procedures will be able to be performed at one time. Certain surgeries (like rhinoplasty) require an immense amount of precision and focus — not to mention a lengthy downtime after surgery — so multiple operations may be required.
Still, if you are interested in improving other parts of your face or body, we can certainly combine these procedures with your rhinoplasty. In the past, some of our Beverly Hills rhinoplasty patients have combined the following procedures with their nose jobs:
Mature patients may notice that their face has started to droop and appear deflated or sunken as they’ve gotten older. This lax and hollow look can be greatly improved with a face lift. Small incisions are made out of view, and the deeper tissues of the face are tightened and adjusted to achieve a more youthful look.
If only small adjustments need to be made to combat aging, patients may be interested in non-surgical injectables. This includes products such as Botox and dermal fillers. Botox can help with deeper lines and wrinkles caused by repetitive muscle movements over time. Dermal fillers add volume and plumpness to areas of the face like the cheeks and lips.
Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries on the market today. This procedure removes modest pockets of fat on various places of the body: the upper arms, upper back, lower back and flanks, abdomen, buttocks, thighs, and elsewhere. Only small incisions are required.
When aging becomes a problem around the eyes, blepharoplasty can help. This procedure raises drooping eyelids for a more “awake” and youthful appearance.
A breast lift can raise where the breasts sit on the chest. This can particularly help with breasts that sag and droop — usually because of breastfeeding, aging, or genetics.
If you’re looking for a little more volume as well, you may consider breast augmentation, or sometimes, a breast lift can be combined with fat transfer breast augmentation. This is a procedure that takes unwanted fat from places like the upper arms, flanks, or stomach and transfers it to the breasts to increase volume.
Schedule Your Consultation for Rhinoplasty in Beverly Hills, CA
The only way to truly know how much your rhinoplasty will cost in Beverly Hills is to schedule a consultation appointment with a plastic surgeon.
Dr. Nicholas Lahar is a highly educated and thoroughly trained physician, specializing in a range of sought-after cosmetic surgeries, including rhinoplasty. Take a moment to have a look at our before and after rhinoplasty gallery to see his past work. Then find out of rhinoplasty is right for you by scheduling your consultation with Dr. Lahar today. We look forward to meeting with you!