What is a rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty also known as a nose job, more often than not is used for strictly cosmetic purposes to fix those trouble areas that may have plagued an individual for years. In an attempt to either bring uniformity and cohesion to other facial features or to correct a deformity from either birth or an accident and therefore, thousands of nose jobs are performed every year.
Rhinoplasty can be beneficial in helping:
- Bring balance between other facial features and nose
- Bring what was once a deviated septum back into alignment
- Narrow nostrils that are too large
- Widen nostrils that are narrow
- Smooth down any bumps or depressions on the nose that may make your profile less than desirable
- Simple nasal asymmetry
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The average cost of a rhinoplasty ranges from $4,000-$8,000 depending on the state where the nose job is being performed, the surgeon’s level of experience, the difficulty of the job and resources required to complete the job successfully (anesthesia, antibiotics etc). Depending on the facility where the procedure is performed there may also be costs for post-op surgery garments, prescription fees and surgeon fees.
Depending on the reason for the nose job being performed insurance may or may not cover the procedure. If the reason is due to obstructed breathing than most insurance companies are willing to help off set cost. However, if the procedure is strictly for cosmetic reasons than insurance companies are less likely to foot the bill.
Choosing a rhinoplasty surgeon
Choosing the right surgeon to cut on your body is obviously a big decision. One of the things that’s often overlooked is the desire for an affordable price instead of making sure you feel you can actually trust the doctor doing the surgery. Surgeons must adhere to strict standards enforced by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) in order to practice performing plastic surgery. Each state also has its own set of standards each surgeon must be in compliance with. Along with being licensed to perform these surgeries make sure this surgeon has a proven track whether in the procedure you are wanting done. Being able to see before and after pictures are always great.