Is Asian rhinoplasty more or less expensive than regular rhinoplasty?

On average would the typical cost of Asian rhinoplasty be higher or lower than the rhinoplasty that Caucasians go through?

Doctor Answers 8

Way more expensive

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For your understanding, a basic reduction rhinoplasty of any race is about 1 hour surgical time, or less in master's hands. Obviously they are the cheapest.

A medium complexity rhinoplasty is 2-3 hours, in case it requires some grafting, of any race. Price a bit increased.

A high complexity one is about 3-4 hours, requiring multiple grafting, like arab, latino, jewish ones for example. Can be considered expensive.

And very high complexity ethnic noses, which are asian and black (afroamerican and afrocaribbean), take 5-7 hours and are a real technical challenge accessible to few talented surgeons. They are quite expensive.

Mention apart for the out-of-rank filipino rhinoplasties, the hell for rhinoplasty surgeons; I tell you by own experience as multi-race nose surgeon, I've tried them all.

Asian rhinoplasties may cost twice than a basic reduction nose job. Alternative? doing a quick hackjob.

May anyone tell you an asian rhinoplasty costs the same than a regular case... is like someone telling you a heart transplantation should not differ from pacemaker insertion... run away the fastest you can, you might be talking with Dr. Nick Riviera!

If you research asian rhinoplasty cases online you'll find somethin awesome: 99% of the before and after cases look just slightly different if not literally the same; this may answer your question.

Additionally, if you explore my Q&A list or in general in the whole RS you'll find a majority of asian rhinoplasty patients complaining of poor and non sufficient change, or maybe got shortcuts like prosthesis and other rubbish inside the nose.

Final note: inversely... if someone somewhere says a basic reduction rhinoplasty will cost the same than an afroamerican or asian... could be due to the poor quality of the ethnic cases... or, why not... they are adding and abusive overprice to the basic rhinoplasty cases. You must pay for what you get, and you have to get what you deserve / need technically, just it, fair play.

Spain Plastic Surgeon

Cost of Asian Rhinoplasty compared to Rhinoplasty for Caucasians

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Asian rhinoplasty is not necessarily more expensive than rhinoplasty for caucasians. However, not all surgeons have the requisite experience and expertise to perform Asian rhinoplasty.

Kris M. Reddy, MD, FACS
West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon
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Rhinoplasty Cost

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Thank you for your question. It all really depends on what you want overall. It is understandable that you would like to have information about the cost of surgery as soon as possible. Your plastic surgeon must first complete a thorough evaluation before your individualized surgical plan can be developed. Following this, the fees required for your surgery will be discussed with you. While most insurance plans will not pay for aesthetic nose reshaping, they frequently will cover surgery performed on the internal structures of the nose to improve breathing problems. Your plastic surgeon can discuss this with you during your personal consultation. Best of luck!

Dhaval M. Patel 

Double Board Certified 

Plastic Surgeon 

Hoffman Estates 




Dhaval M. Patel, MD
Hoffman Estates Plastic Surgeon
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Thank you for your question. The cost of Asian rhinoplasty should not differ from a regular rhinoplasty. The nomenclature simply refers to the surgeon adhering to the patient's desires to keep intact certain ethnic features exclusive to Asian faces and skin types. I suggest that you move forward and consult with a board certified facial plastic surgeon to learn more about cost, recovery and results.

Best wishes,

Ross A. Clevens, MD
Melbourne Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Asian Rhinoplasty Cost

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Asian rhinoplasty does not cost more or less than regular rhinoplasty. The cost of rhinoplasty depends on the procedures you would need. Good luck! 

Donald B. Yoo, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 64 reviews

Asian rhinoplasty cost

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Asian rhinoplasty doesn't necessarily cost more than a Caucasian rhinoplasty. The cost is typically related to the complexity of the procedure and whether it is a revision case. 

Thomas A. Lamperti, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Is Asian rhinoplasty more or less expensive than regular rhinoplasty

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In our practice the cost is the same. The determining factor is whether not it's a revision rhinoplasty which takes longer and therefore it does cost more. For more information, many  before and after examples of  rhinoplasty and  our current price list, see the link and the video below

William Portuese, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 157 reviews

Is Asian Rhinoplasty More Expensive?

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Ethnicity has no impact on the cost of rhinoplasty surgery. The fees depend on what needs to be done regardless of skin color. I suggest you submit pictures in this forum, send pictures to rhinoplasty surgeons who participate here, or consult with a rhinoplasty specialist for an evaluation and discussion of fees.

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 43 reviews

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