What’s the Cost of a Rhinoplasty?
If you’re looking to get a nose job, you’re in good company. It’s the third highest requested plastic surgery globally.
This also means that you’ve probably searched online to see what your rhinoplasty might cost, perhaps only to find a broad range that wasn’t clear enough to actually help you understand what to expect. To be sure, there are many good reasons why costs vary and why most plastic surgeons exclude advertising price statements on their websites, as many factors are involved.
This article will answer the following questions:
- What are the price ranges for a rhinoplasty in Canada?
- What factors affect the varying costs of a rhinoplasty?
- Will insurance cover some or all of your rhinoplasty?
Keep reading as we detail the basis for the ranges in pricing rates and cost expectations.
Remember, you’ll still need to schedule a personalized consultation with your qualified surgeon to obtain your personal price estimation. Of course, we suggest our own talented Dr. Ritchie Younger at Younger Facial Surgery Centre here in Vancouver. Call 604-783-3223 to get started.
What Are the Pricing Ranges for Rhinoplasty?
Until a surgeon has met with their potential nose surgery client, they likely won’t give an idea of the expected cost because each patient is so different. Pricing factors include the condition the nose is in when they arrive at the consultation and what it will involve in achieving the desired result. Therefore, it would be impossible to quote a rate without a thorough examination.
That being said, current rhinoplasty price ranges at Younger Facial Surgery Centre in 2022 span from $9,000 to $18,000.
Why Are There So Many Price Differences for a Rhinoplasty?
In the simplest of terms, the pricing of a rhinoplasty is based on:
- The time required to perform the surgery
- The degree of the technical difficulty of your surgery
- The location of your surgeon
For instance, a straightforward or primary rhinoplasty may require less time than a more complicated surgery to achieve greatness. Subsequently, its costs would be on the lower end of the spectrum.
If a longer time is required to achieve improvement, this will play a role in your final rate. This is due to the simple fact that a more technically challenging rhinoplasty requires a longer time in the surgical facility, with an anesthesiologist and nursing support, plus extended follow-up care.
For a more simple primary rhinoplasty, the expected follow-up time is normally 6-12 months. For complex revisions, the required period of follow-up can be up to three years.
Therefore, if it takes longer due to specific technical details of the operation, you will be charged in the upper range of the cost spectrum. During your rhinoplasty consultation, your surgeon will discuss what procedures are required to realize your best aesthetic balance and functionality.
Note: this is not a situation where you should ask for fewer procedures to obtain a lower cost estimate. Trust your doctor’s recommendations.
How Does the Type of Surgery Factor Into The Cost of Your Rhinoplasty?
Every nose surgery client has different goals. Perhaps you want a minor change with slight correction required. Or perhaps you need a functional rhinoplasty (called a septorhinoplasty) to correct structural issues and help with breathing problems from a deviated septum.
Only a qualified surgeon will know what to recommend for your desired results. What you might think is a minor procedure may actually necessitate a large portion of cartilage removal or multiple methods to achieve it.
If this isn’t your first time with nasal surgery, you probably need a revision rhinoplasty. This type of facial correction generally requires more time and may even require the use of ear or septal cartilage or rib grafts to restore your nose, resulting in a higher price.
Click here to learn more about the different types of nose procedures offered at the Younger Facial Surgery Centre.
Does Insurance Cover Your Rhinoplasty?
Insurance companies may cover a portion of your rhinoplasty if you have breathing issues or require repair from a broken nose or an injury, making it medically necessary to correct issues such as collapsed nasal passages, trauma or a deviated septum.
If you have a rhinoplasty with a septoplasty (the corrective surgical procedure that straightens a deviated nasal septum), your insurance company will likely cover some of your operation.
Be sure to check in with your insurance carrier to determine if you qualify for coverage for your procedure and obtain a list of surgeons that work with your plan.
Other Rhinoplasty Pricing Factors
Some skin types require special care. Ones prone to hypertrophic or keloid scarring may require additional follow-ups, which means higher costs related to added post-operative visits.
Due to the differences in the fees for surgical supplies, facilities, medications, nurses and anesthesiologists, the costs will likely be higher in larger city locations, but lower in more rural areas.
More highly specialized doctors will naturally have pricing on the higher end. And it’s often likely that more experienced, talented and board-certified plastic surgeons practice in densely populated areas.
Is Rhinoplasty Your Only Option for Improvements to Your Profile?
If you feel the expense of surgery is too high for your current circumstances, you may consider a nonsurgical nose job. Using fillers, a professional can smooth smaller bumps, camouflage slight asymmetries or even raise a flat nasal bridge.
This option is more affordable, with the average cost for each treatment coming in between $1000 to $1,500 dollars. However, since results for these procedures typically last only 12 – 18 months before requiring another, a typical surgical rhinoplasty may be a less expensive investment overall.
If your profile is your main concern, you may consider other ways to balance your facial features, which may include fillers on other parts of your face or a chin implant that can minimize the appearance of your nose.
And you can ask your surgeon’s front office if they have a financing option, which may help you by allowing you to make payments over time instead of all at once.
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If you’re ready to learn about how to enhance your features, don’t hesitate to contact the Younger Facial Surgery Centre in Vancouver today. Dr. Ritchie Younger is one of Canada’s leading facial plastic surgeons with decades of experience helping patients like you. Reach us by clicking here or calling 604-783-3223 to schedule your consultation.