How Much Does Rhinoplasty Cost?

Doctor drawing markings on her face, closeupThe nose is a complicated 3D shape in the middle of the face. During a rhinoplasty procedure, a surgeon must alter the nose to make it in proportion to the rest of the patient’s facial features. Changes made during rhinoplasty are often minimal; however, every single component can affect what your results might look like.

Rhinoplasty is one of the most difficult cosmetic procedures to perform, and not all plastic surgeons perform them, let alone specialize in themRhinoplasty happens to be Dr. Ronald Schuster’s favorite surgery to perform.

“Rhinoplasty combines all of the things I love about plastic surgery. It is very detailed, with a lot of small parts that can be independently changed but have a large effect on the whole. It also has a tremendous impact on patients who, prior to surgery, feel very self-conscious about their nose and appearance. Once they love their nose, they feel confident and content,” says Dr. Schuster.

“Price Shopping” Rhinoplasty Surgeons

We value transparency and understand that price is a major deciding factor when choosing a plastic surgeon for rhinoplasty. We also want to make sure our patients place more value on surgical outcomes rather than price. We want our potential patients to invest in themselves by choosing surgeons who are experts in their field rather than going to a surgeon with “the best price.” Ask yourself, “Are you more concerned about the price or the results?”

We want to ensure that when patients compare other surgeons’ pricing, they get all the fees upfront and are “comparing apples to apples.”

For example:

  • Some practices quote pricing over the phone or advertise the surgeon’s fees ONLY. Then, once a patient is in the office, they discover more hidden costs.
  • Some surgeons’ prices are lower because they operate in their own surgical “suites,” where they can cut costs. However, the facility may not have to meet the high safety standards required in hospitals and accredited surgery centers.
  • Some surgeons don’t have the same credentials or experience.

Dr. Schuster is a board-certified plastic surgeon with more than 25 years of experience. He is an active ASPS Member, ASAPS member, and Chief of Plastic Surgery at Northwest Hospital Center in Baltimore County, Maryland. He has been distinguished as a “Top Doctor” by Baltimore Magazine, and he provides outstanding results that attract patients from across the country.

We encourage you to visit our before and after gallery to see examples of Dr. Schuster’s exceptional rhinoplasty results for yourself.

The Importance of Your Rhinoplasty Consultation

During a personal consultation, Dr. Schuster thoroughly examines the patient’s nose (both inside and out) to determine exactly what needs to be done while listening to their concerns and ultimate goals. He takes photos and draws to collaborate with the patient and make sure they are on the same page. Then, the patient receives a customized rhinoplasty quote from the surgical coordinator, who reviews it with them in detail.

“Everyone’s nose is very different,” says Dr. Schuster, “and so are their surgical goals. Rhinoplasty is not a one-size-fits-all, cookie-cutter type of surgery.”

How Much Should I Budget for a Nose Job?

While it’s hard to “quote prices” without seeing a patient, here are some example price ranges a rhinoplasty patient can expect. The rhinoplasty price ranges include ALL FEES (Dr. Schuster’s surgical fees, the operating room costs, the anesthesiologist’s fees, and all pre and post-op appointments):

  • “Standard” Rhinoplasty price range: $10,800 – $13,000
  • “Extensive” Rhinoplasty price range: $13,000 – $17,000 (These rhinoplasties are more complex cases that involve extensive work such as grafting, which is taken from the ear or rib.)

How Much Is Rhinoplasty in Maryland?

In Maryland, rhinoplasty costs vary depending on the surgical recommendations of the surgeon and the location of the procedure. Dr. Schuster is competitively priced with other board-certified rhinoplasty specialists with his experience.

Can Insurance Cover Rhinoplasty?

Health insurance typically does not cover cosmetic rhinoplasty procedures as they are considered elective surgery. However, insurance may provide coverage for rhinoplasty if it is deemed medically necessary.

Insurance typically covers surgery for breathing issues, medical distress, or trauma related to the nose’s internal or external structures. Here are some possible examples:

  • Deviated septum
  • Cleft palate
  • Cleft lip
  • Misshapen nasal cartilage

Insurance may also potentially cover the procedure if it addresses medical concerns, such as chronic nasal or sinus inflammation, nasal fractures, or rebuilding the nose after severe trauma.

How Do People Afford Nose Jobs?

If your doctor deems the procedure medically necessary, it might be eligible for coverage through health insurance. A personal loan is a type of installment loan that can also be used for cosmetic surgery. In general, some people use their savings to pay for their nose job to avoid paying interest on financing.

Other ways to pay for rhinoplasty, other than cash, may also include:

  • No- or low-interest credit cards
  • In-house financing

With a range of financing options or payment plans, Dr. Schuster hopes to make cosmetic surgery more affordable so that everyone has the opportunity to make a personal investment in their quality of life and well-being. Since no two patients’ situations are identical, our staff tailors our care to each person’s budget to keep surgical costs affordable.

Are Nose Jobs Worth the Money?

Rhinoplasty typically has a success-rate of 85–90%, with a revision rate of 10–15%. For optimal results, consider consulting with a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in the procedure.

Board certification can be an essential factor when choosing a plastic surgeon. Being board-certified indicates that a surgeon has undergone thorough training and successfully passed exams within their specialized field. It stands to reason that increased experience often results in improved surgical results.

Speak to a Board-Certified Rhinoplasty Surgeon Today

Dr. Ronald H. Schuster, MD, is a Baltimore County, Maryland, plastic surgeon board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is also the Chief of the Plastic Surgery Division at Northwest Hospital Center.

If you are considering rhinoplasty or other facial plastic surgery procedures, schedule your consultation with Dr. Schuster today online or at 410-902-9800. We serve patients in Baltimore and the surrounding areas of Maryland.

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