Cost and Role of Insurance in Nasal Reshaping Virginia
One of the most important aspects of each patient’s decision-making process is the cost of Rhinoplasty. The other issues patients are concerned with are the type of Anesthesia (general or sedation), the location of surgery (office or hospital), the skill of the surgeon (Rhinoplasty Specialist or General Plastic Surgeon), and the goal of the surgery and “the fear of ending up looking like Michael Jackson.” We have addressed these concerns in their own respective sections in this online textbook of Rhinoplasty but here we will discuss cost.
Cost varies significantly based on geographic location. For example, while there are cosmetic surgeons in New York City charging up to $30,000 for a Revision Rhinoplasty, as far as we know there is no one in South Dakota that charges even 1/3rd of that fee. Cost also varies based on the skill and specialization of the plastic surgeon and the demand on his time and expertise. For example, while there are general ENT surgeons performing nose jobs for an additional $1000-3000 above what insurance will pay for a Septoplasty, there are no Rhinoplasty Specialists who will perform such an intricate and complex surgery for that amount. Most times, (but not always), you get what you pay for.
The “average cost of Rhinoplasty” in the United States is about $5000-7000 total while the average cost of a revision Rhinoplasty in the U.S. is about $6000-9000. But these numbers are just averages and there are significant variations in the cost of anesthesia and hospital fees even in the same city. The data from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery revealed that the average plastic surgeon in the United States performs only 12 Rhinoplasties per year. That is one per month! Most Rhinoplasty specialist surgeons perform 10 times that number and hence understand the nose better.
Patients who choose Dr. Naderi as their Rhinoplasty Specialist Surgeon do so based on the carefully calculated decision and wise desire to trust a “specialist” with their face and nose. Dr. Naderi is a Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon (exclusively performs Plastic Surgery on the face only) but above and beyond this, his busy surgical practice is focused practically completely on the nose (Rhinoplasty and Revision Rhinoplasty). Patients who choose Dr. Naderi do not do it based on price. He is not inexpensive. But he is reasonable and fair. He takes excellent, skillful, artistic, and compassionate care of his patients and their noses. He is ethical and he talks 20-30% of his patients out of undergoing unnecessary Rhinoplasty! While no one can guarantee a “perfect” nose, his multitude of happy and grateful patients from all over the world are testimony to his skill. Do not choose Dr. Naderi if you are seeking a bargain. Choose Dr. Naderi if you want a surgeon who has the specialized skill and high ethics to take excellent care of you and your loved ones during and after surgery. Dr. Naderi’s Primary Rhinoplasty total cost ranges from around $8500 – $10,000 or above, which includes the cost of Anesthesia and Hospital Fees. For Revision Rhinoplasty Dr. Naderi’s total cost ranges from around $9500 to $17,000 or above, which again includes the cost of Anesthesia and Hospital fees.