How much is the average cost of revision rhinoplasty with the same doctor?
Revision Rhinoplasty Cost with Same Doctor?
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Cost of revision rhinoplasty
Each office should have their financial policy clearly defined. In general, a revision procedure will still cost you something because the anesthesiologist and nurses in the operating room still need to be paid for their work. Whether or not your surgeon will charge you for his time is something that you will have discuss with him ahead of time, but most surgeons, I think, are very fair in this regard.
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Revision Rhinoplasty Cost
The cost of revision rhinoplasty can vary significantly depending on what needs to be done to correct the problems with the nose. Sometimes a revision is a minor undertaking and can be accomplished in the office with local anesthetic. Most surgeons will correct imperfections that weren't adequatelty addressed or arose from the original surgery for their own patients at no additional charge. This is something that varies from practice to practice.
If you are seeking a complete "re-do" by another surgeon, the cost can range from $6,000 to $25,000. With major structural deformities, cartilage grafts are required to rebuild the nasal framework. Septal cartilage, while the preferred source of cartilage grafts, has usually been depleted during the first operation. Revision Rhinoplasty Surgeons then have to "borrow" cartilage from another part of the body - such as the ear or rib. This increases the operative time and cost.
If you feel confident in your original surgeon, speak to him or her about your concerns.
Revision rhinoplasty cost
This is a tough question to answer. It really depends upon the doctor and the policy of the office. It is quite variable from office to office. Discuss it carefully with your doctor. If it is a minor touch-up it may be next to nothing.
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Revision rhinoplasty cost with the same doctor.
This is a great question. Thankfully, over the last 10 years of performing nose jobs, I've had very few cases that required a surgical re-intervention. In those few cases, I did not charge the patient, and we were able to cover the anesthesia / facility fee through insurance.
If you had a rhinoplasty in a docs free-standing office-OR, and if the doc asks you to pay for the anesthesia fee (hopefully under $1000), I think that's reasonable.
Feel free to post / email me photos (full face frontal and profile), and I'll be happy to give you more advice.