As cosmetic procedures become more refined and perfected, the cost of having a procedure done becomes more expensive. Some people save money for years before they can afford surgery, which can cost anywhere from a few thousand dollars to upwards of $20,000. What many patients may not realize is that there are almost as many ways to pay for cosmetic surgery as there are for paying for a car. Here we break down the cost of an Asian rhinoplasty surgery and provide some options for financing the procedure.
Pricing From Start to Finish
The total cost of a rhinoplasty procedure will vary from doctor to doctor. Here is a general breakdown of that cost:
- Consultation fee – not all surgeons have one of these, but many do. It’s important to do your research on potential doctors before scheduling appointments, so you don’t spend hundreds of dollars meeting with several different doctors. A consultation with Dr. Nassif is about $300, which can then be put toward the surgeon’s fee should you choose to go ahead with the procedure.
- Surgeon’s fee – this is the most diverse cost of rhinoplasty among surgeons. In 2013, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons found that the average surgeon’s fee was $4,545. It is based on the doctor’s training and experience, as well as the amount of work that needs to be done. A doctor with more experience and training will charge more than a doctor who is fresh out of medical school and just starting a private practice. Patients looking to have revision Asian rhinoplasty or extensive remodeling done on their nose will pay more than patients looking for a subtle fix.
- Anesthesia fee – you might not think that being put to sleep requires all that much, but it is actually a very delicate procedure. It requires precise administration of drugs and a specialist to ensure that you are receiving the correct amount throughout the entire surgery. For any cosmetic procedure, this fee ranges from $1,000 to $1,300.
- Facility fee – many plastic surgeons are capable of doing their procedures right out of a private practice. This means that there is an entire building that requires operation. The facility fee helps pay to keep the practice running so that you can have access to these outpatient procedures. This is another variable expense (on average, between $500-$2,000) that depends on the amount of time a surgery will require, the length of the post-operative care, and where the facility is located. Dr. Nassif’s practice is located in Beverly Hills and is state-of-the-art, so this fee will be higher than a smaller practice in a less prominent city.
- Post-operative care – this can include everything from recovery immediately after surgery to medications. This will depend on the type of rhinoplasty a patient receives, but generally it includes silicone splints and pain medications
Other expenses to consider when planning for rhinoplasty are those needed to care for you and/or your family while you recover. The hours of work you might miss, a babysitter or a housekeeper, or a car service to help you get around are all costs that could be added to the total price of your Asian rhinoplasty.
Paying for the Procedure
On average, an Asian rhinoplasty from Dr. Nassif runs $20,000. This is no small expense, but it doesn’t have to clear out your savings, either. Financing options for plastic surgery include:
- Insurance –many insurance companies will not cover cosmetic procedures. However, if your overall health will be improved by the rhinoplasty, you may be able to get some or all of it covered by your insurance company.
- Credit cards – you can use personal or medical credits cards, which work just like regular credit cards but are specifically geared towards paying for medical procedures.
- Loans – These could be personal loans through your local bank or medical loans through the doctor’s office. They work just like a car loan, with interest rates and specific payment plans.
- Savings – you always have the option of putting money aside so you don’t have to worry about adding on a loan or credit debt, but saving can take years, depending on the cost of your procedure and how much money you make.
Other Key Tidbits
While the cost of any cosmetic surgery may seem incredibly daunting, it’s important to keep in mind that there are many options for paying for it. Dr. Nassif and his care coordinator are more than willing to work with you to discuss your financial options to help you find a way to pay for your Asian rhinoplasty.
As with many services in this world, you get what you pay for. A less expensive doctor may seem more appealing, but you run the risk of jeopardizing your health and safety. You may also find that you don’t get the results you want from a less expensive doctor, which will require you to get revision Asian rhinoplasty, a far more expensive and risky procedure.
You can call our office at (310) 275-2467 to ask about our financing options and to schedule a consultation with Dr. Nassif. Our professional staff is highly skilled and more than ready to answer your questions about our services and the surgery process. Dr. Nassif is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over twenty years of international and domestic experience in rhinoplasty.