Rhinoplasty can improve the look of the nose or correct its function, or do both. While functional rhinoplasty, which involves improvements in the nose structure for better breathing, may be fully or partially covered by medical insurance, surgery performed particularly for cosmetic purposes will be an out-of-pocket expense.
During the pre-op consultation, the surgeon will educate the patient about all aspects of rhinoplasty, including its estimated costs. Stellar, dedicated, and double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Geoffrey R. Keyes provides rhinoplasty to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Bakersfield, California, and surrounding locations.
Factors Affecting the Price Tag
The location of the practice can have an influence on the cost of the surgery. Bigger cities and prime urban centers usually have higher variable costs for rent, staff, and other overheads. This typically increases the costs of all types of goods and services in these areas, including the cost of cosmetic surgery.
Anesthesia can be performed by both anesthesiologists and registered nurses. An anesthesiologist is a specialized physician who will administer the anesthesia and oversee the patient’s response to the anesthetic during the procedure. A registered nurse anesthetist is also trained to perform the same function. The cost per hour can differ based on their skills and qualifications.
Surgical Venue Cost
Rhinoplasty surgery can be performed at private surgical suites, ambulatory surgical centers, or hospitals. The patient should speak to the surgeon to ensure that the venue has been accredited by a recognized body. The costs and advantages associated with each venue can differ. In any case, safety should be the patient’s paramount concern when making such choices.
Extent of Treatment
The extent and complexity of the procedure can marginally affect the overall costs of rhinoplasty. A complex procedure is often more time-intensive than a simple surgery. Factors that can render a surgery more complicated include:
- Having undergone multiple nasal injuries
- A requirement for cartilage grafts to reinforce inadequate areas
- Having extremely thick or thin skin
- Nasal obstruction
- Major nasal septum deviations
The patient should account for post-surgical expenses, which could include the costs of medical tests, prescription drugs, and post-operative appointments. These costs may appear minor, but they can add up to a significant amount in addition to the surgery costs.
Rhinoplasty for aesthetic reasons is rarely covered by medical insurance. But insurance companies may pay for a nose surgery to rectify a deviated septum or treat nasal breathing problems. The surgeon’s administrative team can help the patient to establish whether they qualify for insurance coverage. They can provide the paperwork pertaining to clinical evidence that shows that rhinoplasty is a medical necessity for the patient.
Patients should consider third-party financing when exploring payment options. Various medical financing firms offer fixed-rate payment plans.
Patients who can pay within a particular timeframe might also be eligible for a no-interest plan. Terrific, sagacious, and double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Geoffrey Keys receives patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Bakersfield, California, and nearby areas across the landscape for rhinoplasty.
For more information on the surgical and non-surgical procedures and treatments by Double Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Geoffrey R. Keyes, please contact us at (800) 859-7509. Offices in Los Angeles and Bakersfield, CA.
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