HOW MUCH DOES RHINOPLASTY COST?
This question is always foremost in the minds of those considering whether or not to have a Rhinoplasty. For those that are good candidates and have done their research and have arrived at the conclusion that they do, indeed, want a Rhinoplasty, or nose job, the next question that naturally follows is: “How much does a Rhinoplasty cost?”
The average cost for a Rhinoplasty is $5,409.
This is for 2019, which is the last year we have official costs for all plastic surgeries.
You can expect this cost to rise a bit each year per the graph below, perhaps a $100-$200 each year.
We have outlined the various costs on other pages of this site but will repeat the basic cost breakdown here, so you don’t have to jump around. When considering Rhinoplasty, or any other plastic surgery, the breakdown of the costs follows.
TOTAL COST OF A RHINOPLASTY
The Surgeon Fee:
This is what you pay for the board-certified plastic surgeon’s time, skill, experience, etc. The more experienced, highly trained, and “famous” the surgeon is, the higher this fee will be. Surgeons command high fees because they are so specialized, and to gain their expertise takes many years of schooling and many years of experience. The Surgeon Fee is a cost you should consider “money well spent” as the more you pay (typically), the better surgeon you’ll be working with. And given the situation, don’t you want to have the absolute best surgeon doing this work?
The Anesthesia Fee:
This is the cost of having an anesthesiologist manage you while you “go under”. As with the Surgeon Fee discussed above, the amount you pay for an anesthesiologist is money well spent. Patients coming out of and going into sedation are considered high risk, and you want the very best person managing this aspect of your surgery. You want to understand that many different people can perform anesthesia ranging from a non-certified nurse to a board-certified MD Anesthesiologist. Obviously, which one you have will affect your cost, but again, this is not an area to tread lightly on or to try to cut corners on.
The Facility Fee:
This is the cost associated with the hospital or doctor’s office where the rhinoplasty will occur. A surgeon who does their procedures in their own office and lab will probably charge less for this portion of your rhinoplasty fee than a hospital would.
You may be charged several items that fall into the category of “nice to have” but not necessary. Many of these items are there to improve your comfort levels, such as a pain pump or certain types of injections that will numb the surgical site for extended lengths of time. These will be discussed before the surgery, and you should be comfortable with them and understand their costs and their benefits.
The Revision Surgery:
Additional surgeries are not uncommon, and many patients will return to their surgeon to either “touch up” their nose job or to have a completely different procedure performed. As long as you had a good experience the first time around, there is no reason not to go back to the same surgeon for revision or follow up surgeries. Many surgeons will provide a discount to encourage you to return.
The Insurance Considerations:
Patients undergoing rhinoplasty will want to discuss in great detail the health benefits to be derived as these could be reasons for insurance to kick in a cover at least a portion of the cost. For example, deviated septums can lead to health concerns that provide strong reasons for your health insurance to cover the procedure. Be sure to discuss this with your surgeon and your insurance provider.
GIVEN THE ABOVE FEES, HOW MUCH DOES A NOSE JOB COST IN 2020?
According to the Institute of Aesthetic Surgery, in 2019, the cost of rhinoplasty was $5,409. You can expect that cost to increase about $100 to $200 each year, so in 2020 you can expect around $5,600, while in 2021, the cost can be expected to be around $5,800.
Of course, this depends on a lot of factors. Rhinoplasty in Beverly Hills will cost more than a rhinoplasty in Gold Beach, Oregon.
In 2018, the average cost was $5,350 for a Rhinoplasty.
By comparison, in 2014, the average cost of a Rhinoplasty was $4,694, so as expected, the prices are rising.
You can use our Cost Estimator to get a more localized estimation as well.
Remember, a significant part of this cost will be the Surgeon Fee, so make sure you take the time to research your surgeon to understand the credentials, history, certifications, etc., fully. For the rest of the costs associated with the procedure, this should be explained upfront, and you should have a complete understanding of what you are paying.
A Rhinoplasty can be a life-changing event – many patients report that their standard of living and their health improve after. So before you place too much emphasis on the cost of a Rhinoplasty, you might want to think in terms of its Return on Investment – how much will you get out of it? The cost is significant…yes, there’s no way around that…but with the right mindset and direction, it can positively impact your standard of living for the rest of your life.
WILL MY INSURANCE PAY FOR A RHINOPLASTY?
Rhinoplasty is one of the plastic surgery procedures where there is a good chance your insurance provider will assist. Many patients who have difficulty breathing due to a deviated septum, for example, can work with their surgeon and insurance provider to cover the cost of at least a portion, if not all, of the Rhinoplasty. If insurance won’t pay, there are always financing options to take into consideration as most realize that the cost of plastic surgery is not normally one can just pluck out of a wallet or a pocketbook.
Geographic locations – where you are located – will impact the cost of a nose job or any other cosmetic procedures. Rhinoplasty in New York will most likely cost more than Rhinoplasty in Portland, Oregon, for example. The extent of work to be done also can affect the price. You’ll see references to open rhinoplasty, closed rhinoplasty, tip rhinoplasty, etc. – each will be priced differently, of course.