The tip of my nose, particularly the cartilage of the columella and it's the upper junction, is asymmetrical. The left side protrudes further than the right, which causes my right nostril to appear slightly higher than the left nostril. How much would a corrective procedure cost?
Cost of Rhinoplasty for Nose Tip?
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Atlanta Rhinoplasty Cost
The price for a rhinoplasty depends on the geographic location, experience of the surgeon, the surgeon's revision rate, and the type of rhinoplasty you need. On average, an atlanta rhinoplasty cost between $5000-$8000 including anesthesia. More important than the cost of the rhinoplasty is the qualifications of the surgeon, the number of rhinoplasties he or she has performed, and the quality of before and after photos that reveals that surgeon's aesthetic judgement.
A tip plasty typically costs approximately $3,000. Tip plasty can be performed if the remainder of the nose is in good balance and does not need to be operated upon. Asymmetries of the tip can be addressed through a tip rhinoplasty.
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Cost of Rhinoplasty
The price of a rhinoplasty can vary significantly. Factors that affect the price include your surgeon's geographic location, level of experience, and the techniques and time required to perform your surgery. The American Socieity for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery's Statistics on Cosmetic Surgery note that the national average surgeon's fee for 2007 was approximately $4800. You should check with your doctor to find out what other fees are involved, such as anesthesia fees or surgical center fees.
Revision rhinoplasty can be two to three times as much as a primary rhinoplasty. This is because of the complexity of correcting post-operative nasal deformities, increased operative time, and the skill leveled required.
Most insurance companies will not pay for nasal surgery performed for cosmetic reasons. Occassionally, they will cover surgery performed to correct post-traumatic deformities. Insurance will, however, pay for the portion of a rhinoplasty that is done to improve your breathing -- i.e., correcting a deviated septum (septoplasty) or reconstructing collapsed breathing passages (spreader grafts). You should check with your physician to see if he accepts insurance and whether or not you are a candidate for these types of procedures.
Cost of rhinoplasty
This is a great question. The cost of a rhinoplasty can depend on a variety of factors. The most important factor is the experience and expertise of the surgeon. In general, you get what you pay for. Some rhinoplasty procedures are "finesse" rhinoplasties. They correct small problems such as the one you describe. However, these are not necessarily easy to perform. In fact, they may be much more difficult, because of the level of detail and "finesse" that is invovled. In other words, it may be easy to make a bad nose look good, but much more difficult to make a good nose look great.
Anyway, talk to surgeons in your area that specialize in rhinoplasty. Look for someone who does these procedures on a regular basis. They would be able to provide you with a more accurate cost estimate for your area.
Cost of Rhinoplasty for Nose Tip
To ensure quality work at most cost effective prices, consult with board certified plastic surgeons that own their own nationally accredited facilities. These surgeons must maintain the highest standards to keep accreditation. Moreover, the surgeons are motivated to ensure quality and properly trained staff (to minimize time and frustration in surgery), private and comfortable facilities (to ensure continued referrals), and less waste (to ensure that they can remain competitive financially with other centers).
Consult with 3 experienced and expert board certified plastic surgeons to understand your options.
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