According to a new study, about 1 in 5 patients have a surprising medical bill after surgery. Patients are often shocked to discover they are charged for items that they didn’t know would incur an extra cost. For medically necessary procedures, this is often because their insurance provider does not cover as much as they thought. However, patients receiving an elective cosmetic procedure, like a rhinoplasty, also experience surprising, high-cost bills.
Before you have a rhinoplasty, the cost is an important consideration. You don’t want to worry about a surprising and expensive bill as you recover from surgery, which in some cases can be financially devastating. So, it’s important to choose a surgeon you trust.
It goes without saying that you should choose an experienced plastic surgeon who is an expert in rhinoplasty and to review their before-and-after photos. However, you should also consider whether your surgeon is transparent and honest about your final nose job cost.
What Does a Rhinoplasty Cost?
The nationwide average cost for rhinoplasty is about $5,000. This varies by geographic location and the expertise of your surgeon.
However, this nose job price does not include other crucial components of the final price tag for your surgery. If your surgeon does not discuss all expenses outside of the surgery alone, be sure to ask them what the total cost is expected to be.
What Expenses Does a Rhinoplasty Include?
The final cost of your nose job is not just the cost of the surgery alone. Patients are also responsible for fees such as anesthesia, operating room facilities, and equipment, or medications they will be prescribed after the procedure. Your surgeon should have an idea of what these expenses will cost.
In addition, be sure to consider any other expenses that you may encounter related to your surgery. For example, if you’re traveling for your surgery, make sure to consider the cost of transportation, lodging, and food. Finally, remember that rhinoplasty requires about a week of downtime, and you will be unable to work during this healing period. With all of these costs considered, you can more accurately budget for your rhinoplasty and save if necessary.
Getting a Quote
To avoid surprise fees or hidden costs, it is best to seek a plastic surgeon who is transparent about the final cost of their procedure. Dr. Gilpin provides a single quote that is up-front and honest with no hidden fees. The final rhinoplasty cost is the same as the initial quote, as he includes the cost of anesthesia, facilities, surgical assistants, and other costs within this one quote. If you have any questions, you can feel free to ask about the final nose job cost at your consultation.
Schedule a Consultation
Dr. David Gilpin is a rhinoplasty expert who has years of experience performing the procedure. To learn more about rhinoplasty, including the cost of your procedure, schedule a consultation. Call our Nashville office at (651) 551-9617 or request an appointment online.