Lowering Cost for Combined Septoplasty and Rhinoplasty Possible?
- Asked by Suzanx in Minnesota
- 3 years ago
I have a Z shaped deviated septum according to the plastic surgeon/ENT and I also am doing Rhinoplasty to remove a hump on my nose. I have no insurance (currently unemployed) and will be paying for both surgeries out-of-pocket.
Is there any way the surgeon can lower the cost of one or the other in this case? I am financing but am short on what I got approved for by maybe $1000. Currently a SAHM and am planning to return to work after recovery preferably. I've been waiting for years for this chance and this is the best time since I'm home. Help!
Combining Septoplasty and Rhinoplasty
Each office has a different set of fee policies. There is a cost savings related to anesthesia to perform rhinoplasty and septoplasty at the same time. Therefore, there generally is a lower fee to do the surgeries together than separately.
Septoplasty and lower cost of rhinoplasty
generally if insurance is going to pay for a septopasty because it is medically indicated this should decreased the out of pockect cost to a patient for a rhinopalsty
Cost of Septorhinoplasty
Septoplasty, an operation that fixes a deviated or crooked septum, is typically covered by insurance. Rhinoplasty is considered cosmetic and you will ahve to apy out of pocket for that.
Sometimes, part of the rhinoplasty requires a septoplasty to be performed to aid in straightening the nose or to harvest cartilage. If that is your situation, you might find the surgeon was going to have to enter the septum anyway, and so may decrease the charge for the septoplasty. It is a case by case assessment.
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We always do the septum and rhinoplasty surgery at the same time. Rarely will experienced surgeons bargain over their fees, but ask your physician if he/she can help you. Be careful -- don't make your final decision on the basis of cost.
Combining procedures to lower cost
Both a deviated septum surgery and rhinoplasty surgery can be done at the same time and makes good sense to do so. Any discount for the surgery would need to be discussed with your surgeon. Typically, a deviated septum surgery is done out of medical necessity and is covered by patient’s own medical insurance. The cost of a rhinoplasty is approximately $6,000, which includes the operating room, anesthesia, and the surgeon’s fee for performing the procedure. Where as the septoplasty is billed to the patient’s insurance.
Web reference: http://www.seattlefacial.com
Cost of Septo-Rhinoplasty surgery
Since you have no insurance, reimbursement is not an issue. But doing a Septoplasty at the time of a rhinoplasty definitely makes sense as it adds virtually nothing to the recovery and very little time to the surgery. Because of this, our office rarely charges extra for a Septoplasty done at the same time as a cosmetic rhinoplasty. Just talk with your surgeon, he may be willing to drop the surgical fee for the Septoplasty.
Cost of cosmetic surgery
You best chance s to talk to your PLATIC SURGEON directly.
Another word of caution to you . You essm to have barely enough money to cover your surgical cost. What would you do if there is a complication or an unwanted outcome and need further treatment?
Cost of rhinoplasty should be discussed with your surgeon.
Usually the cost of doing both is already built into the fee for the surgery. You can always ask to see if he can help you out in your particular situation. Don't sacrifice quality for cost.
Rhinoplasty and financing costs
Sorry about your financial situation. Many times surgeons will reduce a fee for a second procedure as routine practice. With your financial constraints, you may want to talk to the doctor or his staff to figure something out for you.