It looks like you are an
excellent candidate for rhinoplasty. It looks like you need bump removal, some refinement and perhaps
lifting the nose away from the lip because it looks a bit long, maybe even
drooping down too much when you smile. Without more photos, it's hard to tell.Professional services, particularly in such highly-specialized
areas as rhinoplasty, require a hands-on examination. A good history is necessary. The surgeon needs to look inside the nose and
see if there is a deviated septum, enlarged turbinates or sinus problems that
could be contributing to nasal blockage, if you have it. All these things need to be considered.
Regarding the outside of the nose: it's always
best to have computer imaging so you can see the predicted results of the
surgery the surgeon is suggesting.There is nothing like that "meeting of the minds" in which you can see what hopefully will make you happy. If what you see on the surgeon's computer screen is not what you had in mind, that's the time to discuss it with the surgeon.
You see, there are many variables in what's done in
rhinoplasty. There is no such thing as a
"single rhinoplasty." Some
people need to have the bump removed and some do not. Others need to have the tip refined while
others do not. Some need to have the
nose lifted from the tip and have the depressor muscle released so the tip does
not droop, and others do not. Maybe your
nose has a bridge that is a bit too high and that needs to be dealt with.
My point is that you will be short-changing yourself
regarding what is a fair and appropriate fee until you have consultations.
The cost of a rhinoplasty is driven by 3 factors: These are surgeons fee, anesthesia fee, and operating room fee. It is best to shop quality, not price since nasal surgery is the hardest operation to perform in the entire field of cosmetic surgery. Revisional rhinoplasty surgery will cost a lot more it is not done right first time.
There are a few who will charge that amount for a rhinoplasty in Los Angeles.
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA
The cost of your rhinoplasty will depend on what is done during your rhinoplasty surgery. I need to see a full set of pictures as described on my web site to make recommendations. We are all concerned about the cost but do not select a surgeon only on the basis of price; remember that a revision will cost a lot more than the original procedure if the work is not well done.
That price is unrealistically low. Don't price shop in rhinoplasty. Figure it will cost you $7000 at least and probably a bit more. In rhinoplasty, selection of the right surgeon is the most important factor.