Most individuals considering rhinoplasty (nose job) are not trying to look like another person; they're just trying to improve their appearance and be the best version of themselves they can. Rhinoplasty is surgery performed on an outpatient basis to change the shape or size of your nose.
It often addresses:
Width at the nose bridge or in the position and size of the nostrils.
Size of the nose in relation to facial balance.
Profile of nose with visible depressions or humps of the nostrils
Nostrils that are wide, large or upturned
A nasal tip that's bulbous or enlarged, upturned, hooked or drooping
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Cost of Rhinoplasty
Since rhinoplasty isn't the same for each patient, the rhinoplasty cost will vary depending on various factors. Individuals should speak with their physician about the total rhinoplasty cost in Texas, as well as payment structure and financing options.
Factors that Affect Nose Job Cost
There are a few factors that will determine the rhinoplasty procedure's final cost. These factors are:
Surgeon's experience: Top plastic surgeons with quality training and an outstanding reputation will usually charge a higher fee than a less respected or experienced practitioner. However, many individuals are willing to pay the extra cost because they know the experienced surgeon will more likely produce the desired results.
Anesthesia: A nose job might be performed under IV sedation or general anesthesia and which one the surgeon chooses will likely affect the treatment cost. Also, anesthesiologists, like surgeons, charge varying fees usually in correlation to reputation and experience.
Surgical facilities: If the surgeon doesn't have their own surgery facilities, they'll perform the rhinoplasty at an ambulatory surgical center or a hospital. Each of these places charges different fees that vary depending on reputation, location and equipment. Again, many individuals are willing to pay the extra costs for the comfort and safety.
Geographic location: Like most services, plastic surgery will vary in costs by location. Generally, rhinoplasty will cost more in LA, New York or another metropolis area, than would a rural location.
Care during recovery: After the rhinoplasty procedure, some patients might require follow-up care or certain medications. And, these too impact the treatment's final cost.
It's important for you to understand anesthesia fees, facility costs and post-operative care may not be included in your initial estimate. You'll want to inquire about these types of costs upfront to receive a more accurate figure.
A nose job cost in Houston will generally average something like this:
The surgeon's fee for primary rhinoplasty (no previous surgery) is around $4,500 to $7,500.
The surgeon's fee for revision rhinoplasty is around $6,500 to 9,000.
What is Primary Rhinoplasty?
Primary rhinoplasty is a nose job where you haven't had surgery previously. It's a much easier surgery than revision. To obtain the best outcome in primary rhinoplasty, the surgeon should have comprehensive training and knowledge of nasal anatomy, be comprehensive in nasal and facial region analysis, and have a wide understanding of surgical maneuvers on nasal function and aesthetics and their long-term effects
What is Revision Rhinoplasty?
A revision (secondary) rhinoplasty is corrective surgery of the nose, serving to alter the function and/or form of the nose following a previous rhinoplasty. Revision reconstructive and aesthetic nasal re-shaping is needed for functional or cosmetic deformities not treated properly or made worse from the primary surgery. Revision rhinoplasty is broader terminology that may apply to rhinoplasty needed beyond a secondary surgery, like a third or fourth surgery.
Individuals request revision rhinoplasty to address certain imbalances that are newly created, persist or have become more severe. The nose can become imbalanced or be in disharmony with the other facial features because of incomplete or improper surgical maneuvers or an unexpected healing complication.
Common issues where a revision rhinoplasty may be needed are:
A collapse of nasal bones or cartilage
Nasal airway obstruction
Artificial cosmetic nose appearance like an overdone nose job
Excessively narrowed nasal tip like a pinched tip
Inadequate or over reduction of dorsal height like a bridge hump/height
Excessive external and/or internal scarring like thickened scar tissue
External or internal nasal valve collapse
Inadequate or excessive tip projection
Incomplete shaping like not enough of a cosmetic change
Will Insurance Cover a Rhinoplasty Procedure?
Insurance rarely covers a rhinoplasty procedure mainly for cosmetic purposes. But, insurance providers often do pay for procedures to correct breathing issues, such as for a deviated septum. A deviated septum is a condition whereby the thin wall of bone and cartilage, which is called your nasal septum, that separates your left and right nasal passages becomes dispaced to one side, is crooked, and/or makes breathing difficult.
Your Houston ENT doctor's administrative staff will help you find out if you're eligible for insurance coverage. Many times, they'll even handle any paperwork and file the claim.
Physicians understand that many patients aren't eligible for insurance coverage for a rhinoplasty. Because of this, many doctors offer in-house financing options. You could be eligible for a fixed-interest or low-interest repayment plan with approved credit. Also, many physicians offer substantial discounts when their patients pay in full for their treatment beforehand.
If you're researching your options for payment, you should also think about third-party financing. There are many lenders out there offering fixed-interest repayment plans. Individuals paying within a certain time frame might even qualify for a no-interest repayment plan. Your doctor's staff can also give you more information about these options and help you pick a repayment schedule that fits your budget.
Rhinoplasty is an extremely individualized procedure. You shouldn't have it done to fulfill another person's desires or in an attempt to fit some type of ideal image — do it for yourself.
Good Candidates for Rhinoplasty
You could be a good candidate for the procedure if:
You're physically healthy
Your facial growth is complete
You have realistic expectations and a positive outlook for the enhancement of your appearance
You don't smoke
Rhinoplasty, whether primary or revision, is one of the most difficult and complex types of reconstructive or cosmetic surgery, and if something were to go wrong with the surgery or you don't like the end result, everyone will see the evidence on your face and you’ll need another surgery to correct it.
Because of this, it's typically not a good idea to select your plastic surgeon based on their price alone. You should bear in mind that you really do get what you paid for and the primary reason for choosing a plastic surgeon should be their skill and not the procedure's cost. Just because they offer lower prices on their procedures doesn’t mean they’re the best plastic surgeon in Houston for your specific needs.
Schedule Your Rhinoplasty in Houston Consultation with Dr. Patt
You can set up an initial consultation with Dr. Patt at the Houston Center for Facial Plastic Surgery to discuss your rhinoplasty procedure and its specific costs. Schedule your rhinoplasty consultation by calling all (281) 942-6581 or by completing our online form.