Who are candidates for rhinoplasty, and what are the costs?
Rhinoplasty is a major medical procedure that is highly individualized, and the best results for the procedure come from an in-depth discussion with a surgeon.
An ideal candidate for a rhinoplasty procedure is someone who is in good health, is a non-smoker and whose facial growth is complete. This person should also have realistic expectations for the results a rhinoplasty procedure can achieve.
Prior to surgery, individuals should discuss their medical history with the surgeon to identify any reasons for why rhinoplasty might not be right for them. Several reasons not to undergo rhinoplasty include having a heart condition or a blood-clotting problem, or having undergone prior nose surgery.
The overall cost of a rhinoplasty procedure usually includes the cost of anesthesia, medical tests, hospital or surgical facility costs, prescription medication, surgical fees and postsurgical garments. Rhinoplasty is typically not covered by most health insurance plans, except in cases of injury or a congenital condition, such as a deviated septum.
The total out-of-pocket cost for rhinoplasty, on average, was approximately $4,545 in 2013, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.