Rhinoplasty at Under $1000?

Do you know if there are any surgeons that will do rhinoplasty for around $1,000 or less?

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Rhinoplasty Under $1000

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Hi Daniel,

Your best bet would be at one of the major universities close to you. Often times Plastic surgery or ENT residents in training will operate on patients at no cost, or for minimal fees. Here is Los Angeles, at UCLA and at their dreaded cross town rival USC, those departments have residents perform rhinoplasty under the supervision of top "Beverly Hills" rhinoplasty specialists. U of Wisconsin may be the place for you. Be warned that going this route is like what Forrest Gump said, "life (substitute nose job) is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get".

I would advise you to not let cost be the determining factor on choosing your rhinoplasty surgeon. It is your nose, on the middle of your face, for the rest of your life.

If you have a small hump, it can be blended with filler like Radiesse, Restylane, or Juvederm.

Lastly, there are credit companies that will help you finance cosmetic surgery.

Good luck and be well.

Dr. P

Encino Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 36 reviews

Impossible Price Range for Rhinoplasty

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If a doctor is quoting you $1,000 for a rhinoplasty surgery, you should be very suspicious. The cost of a rhinoplasty includes surgeon fees, anesthesiologist fees, and facility fees. After all is calculated, it is nearly impossible to get a nose job in this price range. Make sure that the surgeon you are consulting is fully board certified and experienced, and be cautious when moving forward with such a low-budget rhinoplasty. After all, the surgery has the potential to change your entire look.

Sam Rizk, MD
New York Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 77 reviews

No reputable surgeon performs rhinoplasty for $1,000.

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There are no reputable surgeons that are performing a rhinoplasty for $1,000 or less. It would be unwise to choose a surgeon to perform this procedure because they are the cheapest. It is very important that you find a doctor who has performed thousands of rhinoplasty surgeries to give you the best result possible.

Be Careful What You Ask For

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To repeat what has already been said, Rhinoplasty at less than $1000 is not possible with a Board Certified, licensed Facial Plastic Surgeon or Plastic Surgeon in the United States. In fact, it is probably not possible to have the procedure performed in Mexico for this price!

There have been cases in Florida where non-licensed foreign Physicians and indeed non Physicians have done "procedures" on patients, at their homes. Predictably, several of these situations made headlines due to disastrous results.

The best way to avoid being a statistic is to follow your intuition and stay away from circumstances which seem too good to be true.

Rhinoplasty cannot be performed for that price

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Although Rhinoplasty is rarely covered by insurance companies for patients who have experienced trauma or nasal tumor excision with resulting saddle nose deformities, purely cosmetic rhinoplasty for $1000 doesn't even cover the costs of the operating room, staff, equipment, sutures, etc. let alone leave anything over for the time and skill involved. Save your money for a qualified Facial Plastic Surgeon. Only Facial Plastic Surgeons have an intricate knowledge of and experience with the entire nasal anatomy since they perform hundreds of procedures on the nose prior to ever learning how to perform a rhinoplasty.

Kevin Ende, MD
Manhattan Facial Plastic Surgeon

Cheap Rhinplasty Is Always Expensive

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If you try to get a cheap rhinoplasty then you risk having poor result that will require a more expensive and more risky revision surgery.  You should instead try saving your money over a few years to get a good surgeon. Your nose has been with you for a while and it can wait a little longer.



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 You will get what you pay for!! It's your nose on the front of your face. Be smart and wait until you can afford good surgery.

Toby Mayer, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 36 reviews

If you want bargain cosmetic surgery you might get bargain results

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Cosmetic surgery should be taken seriously. The top specialists charge more because they provide quality surgery and get superior results. Do you really want to gamble with your face? This is the nose you will have for the rest of your life. I think it is better to save and see a reputable specialist for a rhinoplasty than to look for the biggest bargain. Cosmetic surgery is like many other consumer products, you usually get what you pay for. If you want quality it costs more but you get a more reputable result.

There is one way you may get quality results at a low price, seek out a reputable ENT or Plastic Surgery training program. Residents are taught by reputable specialists and are closely supervised by their teachers. It would be a resident case but they are closely supervised.

Steven J. Pearlman, MD
New York Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 134 reviews

Don't price surgery on your nose dependent on the price.

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The price level you are seeking cannot be fulfilled in the U.S. The operating room fee alone may be $1,000. For average fees charged by board certified Plastic Surgeons not including anesthesia and operating room fees, please go here: http://www.plasticsurgery.org/Media/stats/2008-surgeon-physician-fees-cosmetic-surgery-minimally-invasive-procedures.pdf

You should understand that surgeon's fee, use of proper surgical center or hospital, anesthesia fees all are part of the cost. Pick your surgeon based on his experience and trust in his understanding of what you desire and his plan to complete it.

Ricardo Izquierdo, MD
Oak Brook Plastic Surgeon

Rhinoplasty cost?

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Rhinoplasty is without question one of the most complex and challenging procedures in facial plastic surgery. Surgeons who are truly qualified to perform this procedure are not going to perform the operation at the price you suggest. The typical cost of primary rhinoplasty is 5-10 thousound. This covers the cost of the anesthesia, facility, and the surgeon. The one thing you dont want to do is look for the least expensive surgeon. Look for the best surgeon and if they happen to be less expensive than another surgeon, then you get the best of both worlds. A bad rhinoplasty outcome is difficult to correct and often much more expensive. Good luck.

Amir M. Karam, MD
San Diego Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 121 reviews

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