Rhinoplasty is a cosmetic surgery procedure designed to enhance the shape and size of the nose. For many patients, cost is an important starting point while considering an elective procedure such as rhinoplasty. At the time of initial consultation, the surgeon will explain various aspects of nose surgery, including its estimated costs.
The first concern of a responsible surgeon will be to educate the patient about rhinoplasty and help them make an informed choice. Dr. Kristi Hustak is a board certified female plastic surgeon providing rhinoplasty and several other procedures of the breast, body and face. Dr. Hustak receives patients from Houston, Texas, and surrounding locations.
The monetary amount of nose reshaping plastic surgery will differ from one practice to another, and in some case, may even differ between two patients at the same practice. A number of factors will influence the actual cost of the procedure.
Where a practice is located can make a significant difference to the average cost of rhinoplasty procedure. The cost of living index varies from one place to another, depending on the median household incomes, real estate costs, employment opportunities and local taxation in a region. Therefore, the price tag for most types of products and services will be impacted by the average living costs in an area. For instance, the average monetary figure of rhinoplasty in Houston, Texas, and nearby areas may not be the same as the sticker price in, say, Boston, MA.
The fee of the surgeon will form a considerable part of the overall costs of procedure. It usually varies according to the skills, experience and recognition of a surgeon in the field of nose surgery. As per the ASPS recommendations, a patient should select the most appropriate surgeon for their needs, and factors such as surgeon’s fee should only be secondary to such a decision. Dedicated female cosmetic surgeon Dr. Hustak provides rhinoplasty at her state of the art surgical practice.
Anesthesia and Surgical Venue Costs
If general anesthesia is used for rhinoplasty, it may be performed by an anesthesiologist or a registered anesthetist nurse. They will charge a fee according to their qualifications and experience. The surgery may be performed at a hospital, an accredited surgical center or a private surgical suite. The dollar figure and risks associated with each option will vary.
Extent of Surgery
Some patients require only limited nose surgery to improve minor conditions such as narrowing of the nasal tip or removal of nasal bumps. But some other patients may need to undergo a substantive surgery such as nose reduction or augmentation or reconstructive surgery.
Bone and cartilage changes, insertion of synthetic implants or correction of breathing problems may be involved in such a procedure. The financial factors will vary in each case according to the length and complexity of the surgery.
Insurance and Financing
Insurance coverage may only be available in exceptional cases where functional correction is performed with rhinoplasty. In other cases, patients can explore various financing options to pay for the procedure in convenient monthly installments.
For more information on procedures and treatments provided by board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak please call us to schedule a consultation at 713.322.7265 or click here. Offices in Houston, Texas.