- Reshape the nose for cosmetic purposes
- Undergo internal nasal surgery to provide healthy breathing
But if you looked into having any type of nasal surgery, you probably are aware it can be a costly procedure.
According to the most recent statistics, the average surgeon fee for rhinoplasty in the United States is $4300. Additional fees include:
- A charge for the anesthesiologist, the doctor who handles your breathing while under general anesthesia
- A charge for the operating room
- Medicines, pre-surgery medical checks and other incidentals
Always ask your surgeon for total costs of plastic surgery, includingrhinoplasty.
While you don’t want a bargain basement nose job, you can save money among fully qualified cosmetic plastic surgeons by asking for some typical discounts. If you are sensitive to costs, keep in mind it may cost three to five times the amount you paid for a cheap surgery to repair the damage, if any, that a lesser or unqualified surgeon may create.Revision surgery is very expensive and difficult so you want to make sure your nose job is right, the first time.
So make sure you shop nose jobs among board-certified plastic surgeons with at least ten years’ experience and those whodo nose surgery at least twice weekly. Also check for at least many dozens, if not hundreds, of rhinoplasty before and after pictures.
- Pay in cash and ask for a three percent discount
Credit card companies charge your surgeon three to five percent when you use a credit card. Paying cash or writing a check saves him that fee.
- Ask for stand-by surgery
Surgical cancellations happen every day. But the operating room staff must be paid nonetheless. If your schedule allows you to have surgery with, say, five days’ notice, you can ask for a 20 percent discount. It’s good for the surgeon for the same reason that airlines will charge lower fees for some seats to keep all seats filled.
- Ask about the surgeon’s slowest time of year
January is relatively slow for almost all cosmetic plastic surgery as the general public marshals its forces for the tax man in April. So you can ask for another 20 percent discount on your nasal surgery if you can arrange to have surgery during your doctor’s slowest time.
- Look for clinical trials
All types of plastic surgeons as well as nose surgery specialists are always collecting data so they can write original reports on various types of reconstructive and cosmetic surgery for professional journals. In fact, some plastic surgeons take in beginning surgeons to handle all the details of preparing and writing articles. In return, the younger surgeron works at the side of the more experienced surgeon in an arrangement known as a fellowship.
If your cosmetic or functional nose surgery fits into a clinical trial, you may be able to ask for and corner a 30 percent discount.