I would like to know how much a well done rhinoplasty would cost, and how you figure out if you can do monthly payments or not?

Ultimate question is, if it would be worth it, and how subtle can you make the changes to the nose itself? Is it super noticeable? Is there scarring? how do you know what it will look like when you are done? Can you show me what it would look like after, before I would decide to do it?

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Rhinoplasty costs, simulated photography, and scarring

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Rhinoplasty costs vary from surgeon to surgeon - this is largely based on experience. There is also regional variation in prices. The price points in Beverly Hills for a primary rhinoplasty performed by a board certified plastic surgeon will run between 8,500 and 23,000. Scarring may be minimal to completely invisible to the eye, depending on the surgeon's approach. 

Lastly, results can be simulated with standard photographs and they are, in general, fairly accurate in their representation of the potential results -  assuming, of course, the surgeon is being honest with you and him/herself. 

Best of luck !

Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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The cost of a rhinoplasty will vary from surgeon to surgeon and many offices offer financing options. Best of luck.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Cost of a well done rhinoplasty

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  The cost of a well done rhinoplasty procedure is directly dependent upon  the time it takes to perform the procedure in a formal operating operating room, time monitored under anesthesia by a physician anesthesiologist, and the surgeon's professional fees for performing the surgery in addition to all of the post operative follow-up appointments. Digital computer imaging would be helpful to get an idea of what your new nose might look like on your facial features. Look for a very experienced rhinoplasty surgeon for best results, since rhinoplasty is a very difficult endeavor. A closed rhinoplasty approach can accomplish making all  of the incisions on the inside of the no, so there's no visible scarring. For more information many before and after examples, please see the link and the video below

William Portuese, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Cost of Rhinoplasty and potential for financing

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Cost varies form surgeon to surgeon and region to region, it often is tied to the level of expertise but not always so and it can range from $10,000 to $20,000. Most surgeons have connections with the financing agencies which finance cosmetic surgery.Good Luck

Bahman Guyuron, MD
Cleveland Plastic Surgeon
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Hello and thank you for your question. The cost of rhinoplasty varies based on geographic region and surgeon expertise.  Make sure you specifically look at before and after pictures of real patients who have had this surgery performed by your surgeon and not just a computer animation system. The most important aspect is to find a surgeon you are comfortable with. I recommend that you seek consultation with a qualified board-certified plastic surgeon who can evaluate you in person.

Best wishes and good luck.

Richard G. Reish, M.D.
Harvard-trained plastic surgeon

Richard G. Reish, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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You are the only person to decide if it is "worth it'. If your nose bothers you and you want a better appearance, then it probably will be worth it.  Cost vary from region to region, as well as the knowledge and experience of the surgeon. Most offices offer care credit and prosper for financial help.  Consult with board certified plastic surgeons to discuss your options.

Robert E. Zaworski, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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