Rhinoplasty Costs and Payment Options
By on July 05, 2013
Many people take for granted just how much the nose can affect overall facial appearance. Adjusting the contour and prominence of the nose can alter overall facial symmetry and even make the chin seem more prominent and defined. Such is the nature of facial aesthetics, which is why so many people wonder if rhinoplasty would be right for them.
One question that plastic surgeons get asked a lot involves the overall cost of a nose job and how the surgery can be paid for. We'd like to take a few moments right now to go over these matters in brief detail.
What is rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is a facial plastic surgery procedure that alters the overall size and shape of the nose. Rhinoplasty can also be performed in order to address the internal structures of the nose should a patient suffer from respiratory issues.
Average Cost of Rhinoplasty
The cost of a patient's rhinoplasty can vary a great deal based on a number of factors. For that reason, we don't feel that providing an average national cost or even a general price range would convey the whole story when it comes to rhinoplasty surgery. We'll be more than happy to provide you with a price quote and breakdown during your individual consultation.
Factors That Affect the Cost of Rhinoplasty
Some of the factors that affect the overall cost of rhinoplasty include:
- Geographic location of the practice
- The credentials and expertise of the surgeons
- The complexity of the patient's case
- Special promotions/discounts at the practice
Does insurance cover rhinoplasty?
In most cases, insurance will not cover rhinoplasty unless it is to address internal structures of the nose that affect breathing. Cosmetic rhinoplasty is considered an elective procedure rather than medically necessary.
With this in mind, be sure to discuss these matters with your cosmetic surgeon and your insurance provider as policies and stipulations of coverage do vary.
Financing Options for Rhinoplasty
One way that patients can pay for their rhinoplasty is plastic surgery financing. These payment options break down the total cost of surgery into affordable monthly payments, which gives patients an idea of budgeting concerns down the road.
It helps to think of these financing plans as a loan or a credit card since similar rules apply: patients will pay for surgery in monthly installments with a reasonable interest rate applied to the total cost of treatment. This allows patients to plan accordingly.
Weighing All of Your Options
It's important to us that all of our patients can make decisions that they are confident and happy about. During your visit, we will be sure to answer all of your questions and concerns in full detail so that you can feel assured about you decision to undergo surgery and how it is paid for.
Learn More About Cosmetic Plastic Surgery
If you would like more information about rhinoplasty and how it can be of major benefit to you and your needs, be sure to contact our San Antonio cosmetic plastic surgery center today. Our entire team looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve the best possible results.
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