I am guessing that in the current economy, there will be fewer people willing to pay the money for rhinoplasty. Is rhinoplasty, or could it be, less expensive now? Is there a diplomatic way to find out if a clinic has lowered or might lower the cost of rhinoplasty to get a new patient?
Quality Rhinoplasty for Less in This Economy?
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Cost of Rhinoplasty
More experienced surgeons usually do not negotiate their prices. Rinoplasties are one of the most difficult procedures we perform. Don't shop price. 2/3 of the noses we do are revisions of work done before we see the patient. This is always more expensive than surgey done on virgin noses.
Be wary of discounting rhinoplasty procedures
The average cost of a rhinoplasty is still $5500 to $6500 depending upon the surgeon and the location where the surgery is being performed. To our knowledge, there is no discounting of rhinoplasty procedures. Be wary of discounting rhinoplasty procedures because an experienced rhinoplasty surgeon who is very busy doing rhinoplasty does not have to do so. It is critically important that you find a rhinoplasty surgeon who has done thousands of rhinoplasties.
Rhinoplasty is one of the most specialized plastic surgery procedures and better surgeons tend to charge more. The best rhinoplasty surgeons are artists -- they are capable of combining the logical, step by step left brain thinking required with most surgeries, with the artistic right brain skills required to create a beautiful nose.
This point can not be underestimated. This is why you must look at before and after photographs on the surgeon's website. A surgeon's experience and reputation do not always produce a beautiful nose. I recommend that you have consultation with several Board Certified Surgeons and look at lots of before and after photographs. The price of a rhinoplasty should be the very last factor you consider when choosing a surgeon.
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You can always ask, but let the buyer beware
Unfortunately surgeon's fixed costs are the same. One can always ask, but usually better surgeons charge the same. The deals usually turn out to be less for less. Remember, the second rhinoplasty to fix the first cheap rhinoplasty will be very expensive.
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