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The cost of plastic surgery varies based on many influencing factors, mainly the surgeon’s skills, the nose’s size, structure, complexity, the surgeon’s training and experience, practice location, additional services provided (in addition to surgical fees) such as pre & post-operation care. The price range of a nose surgery procedure is also variable depending on the complexity of each case, cartilage grafting, revision versus primary, etc. There is no average cost that can be given until date of consultation..
The overall cost usually includes:
- Facility/Hospital Fees
- Anesthesia Fee
- Surgeon’s Fee
Before choosing a doctor, potential patients should know that the fee of the plastic surgeon himself is the most expensive component, compared with the other fees that are included in the surgery’s cost. Patients are advised to find out more information about the surgeon, read online reviews and talk to actual patients operated by the doctor to make sure they chose a highly qualified surgeon that justifies the price he charges.
Here are a few things to know before committing to surgery:
- It is highly recommended for perspective candidates to search for a plastic surgeon who is a Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon (American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery).
- It is better to choose a facial plastic surgeon when it comes to your nose job instead of more traditional plastic surgeons who usually perform a host of different body and face surgeries, rather than specialize in a specific area. A facial plastic surgeon understands and is trained in the internal supporting structures as well as the external cosmetic appearance of your nose often to a greater extent than general plastic surgeons.
- The surgeon should have extensive experience and expertise in all area of the face - including ears, neck and throat surgery.
- Make sure the doctor performs nose surgery on a regular basis.
- A highly qualified and board-certified surgeon usually requires higher fees.
- Check accreditation, surgical training and board certifications the surgeon has (one with a double board certified by the American Board of Facial & Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery is highly qualified to perform the procedure).
- Financing options (if provided by the practice).
It is difficult to give an average cost because it depends on many factors but a patient should not shop price alone, instead, they need to shop for a surgeon with experience who shares their aesthetic tastes. Price depends on many factors such as extent of work (i.e. minor, full, rhinoplasty with grafts, revision surgical procedure), surgeon's experience and technology and tools used by the surgeon.