Rhinoplasty surgery is an investment that provides a lifetime of benefits. Rhinoplasty specialist Dr. Anthony Bared performs nose surgery in Miami, FL, to fix cosmetic issues, restore nasal function, or repair the results of a prior failed rhinoplasty. He customizes each rhinoplasty procedure, which may involve only minor changes or require a full nasal reconstruction.
Rhinoplasty costs vary based on the type of rhinoplasty and the complexity of the surgery, among other factors. The skill of the surgeon, geographic location, and facility fees can all vary and affect the total cost. Patients also need to consider additional costs, such as anesthesia, pain medications, supplies, and time off work when budgeting for rhinoplasty.
Cost Based on Type of Rhinoplasty
The average cost of rhinoplasty typically falls between $5000 to $6000. However, more complex nasal surgeries with Dr. Bared may cost approximately $15,000. Dr. Bared performs cosmetic rhinoplasty, septoplasty, functional rhinoplasty, reconstructive rhinoplasty, and ethnic rhinoplasty.
1. Cosmetic Rhinoplasty
Cosmetic rhinoplasty may be performed to address the following concerns:
- Crooked or asymmetrical nose
- Bump on the bridge of the nose
- Disproportionate nose size
- Nostril width (too narrow or wide)
- Large nasal tip
- Drooping nasal tip
Cost of Cosmetic Rhinoplasty: Medical insurance does not typically cover cosmetic rhinoplasty. This procedure may cost between $5,000 to $6,000 for the surgical fees.
2. Functional Rhinoplasty
Functional rhinoplasty may be performed to address the following concerns:
- Deviated septum
- Nasal obstruction
- Misshapen nose from injury or congenital disability
- Chronic breathing issues, stuffiness, postnasal drip, or snoring
Cost of Functional Rhinoplasty: The cost of functional rhinoplasty with rhinoplasty specialist Dr. Bared may range from $5,000 to over $10,000 for surgeon’s fees.
Dr. Bared conducts a thorough exam during a private consultation to determine if rhinoplasty is medically needed. Medical insurance may provide payment for a portion of the total cost of functional rhinoplasty when the procedure is done to improve the patient’s quality of life or if an obstruction interferes with the patient’s breathing.
3. Ethnic Rhinoplasty
Patients from a variety of ethnic backgrounds may request specialized rhinoplasty procedures to alter aspects of their nose while preserving their heritage. Dr. Bared’s main objective is to provide natural-looking results that meet his patients’ goals.
While each surgery is unique to the patient, ethnic rhinoplasty often includes:
- Extracting cartilage from the ear to support the septal cartilage
- Using cartilage grafts to shape and support the nose
- Nasal tip support
Cost of Ethnic Rhinoplasty: A portion of an ethnic rhinoplasty’s cost may be covered by medical insurance if it addresses a functional nasal problem. On average, ethnic rhinoplasty costs between $3000-$10,000 for surgeon’s fees, depending on the complexity of the procedure.
4. Revision Rhinoplasty
Patients unsatisfied with the results of a prior nose job often seek out Dr. Bared’s expertise. He performs revision rhinoplasty using various techniques like caudal septal extension grafting, osteotomies, removal of a hump, tip refinement, and others.
Revision rhinoplasty may be performed to address the following concerns:
- Poor results from a previous nose surgery
- Poor nasal function
- Improve appearance (unhappy with cosmetic results)
Cost of Revision Rhinoplasty: Revision rhinoplasty is a complex and difficult surgery that often costs more than $11,000 for surgeon’s fees. However, this price may be lower if the needed cosmetic changes are minor and the revision does not address nasal function.
Septoplasty may be performed during nasal surgery for patients who have difficulty breathing because the tissue between the nasal passages is displaced or deviated due to an injury or natural defect.
Septoplasty may be performed to address the following concerns:
- Chronic stuffy nose
- Difficulty breathing
- Sleep apnea
During a septoplasty, Dr. Bared creates an incision in the soft tissue covering the septum and the nasal passages. He divides the mucosa from the cartilage and bone before straightening the septum.
Dr. Bared may also remove some of the cartilage before positioning the mucosa back over the cartilage and bone. While performing a septoplasty, Dr. Bared may also perform cosmetic changes like removing a hump, narrowing the nostrils, and improving balance with the other features.
Cost of Septoplasty Nasal Surgery: Septoplasty surgery typically ranges from $5000 to $13,000 for surgeon’s fees. If it is deemed a necessary surgery, the cost of septoplasty surgery may be covered by medical insurance.
6. Reconstructive Rhinoplasty
Dr. Bared is a facial plastic surgeon who frequently performs reconstructive nasal surgery. He strives to produce natural-looking, beautiful results for patients who have experienced an injury that requires reconstructive nasal surgery.
Reconstructive nasal surgery may be performed for the following reasons:
- Crooked nose or hump due to a broken nose
- Trouble breathing
- Chronic runny or stuffy nose
- Disfigurement caused by an accident or injury
Cost of Reconstructive Rhinoplasty: Reconstructive nasal surgery typically costs $10,000 or more for surgeon’s fees. Medical insurance may cover the cost of reconstructive rhinoplasty. Dr. Bared performs an examination during a private consultation to help determine if reconstructive rhinoplasty can be submitted to the insurance company for partial or full payment.
Rhinoplasty Consultation in Miami, FL
After discussing the patient’s goals and candidacy, Dr. Bared explains the procedure and cost before scheduling the surgery. The office staff at Facial Plastic Surgery Miami help each patient by contacting their insurance company when applicable and recommending affordable payment options.
Rhinoplasty Insurance Coverage
Rhinoplasty is plastic surgery, and many people automatically assume that health insurance will not cover it. However, this is not always true. When the procedure is deemed medically necessary, rhinoplasty may be covered by medical insurance.
When rhinoplasty is needed to improve breathing function, repair the nose after an injury, or correct nasal function after a prior nasal surgery that left the passages obstructed, medical insurance may cover the procedure. The patient can’t assume that insurance will pay for the surgery, even if the surgeon believes it is medically necessary, however. The surgeon must submit a case to the insurance company for review when reconstructive rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, or septoplasty is medically necessary.
Sometimes reconstructive surgery is performed alongside cosmetic nasal surgery. For instance, the patient may request that the size or shape of their nose be changed while functional rhinoplasty is performed. In this case, the cosmetic portion of the surgery would not be covered by the insurance company, but the functional portion might be.
Obtaining preauthorization and coverage by the insurance company does not mean that the insurance will pay for the entire rhinoplasty surgery. The patient typically will have copays or deductibles that they must pay, and Dr. Bared’s office may recommend financing options for fees that the insurance company does not cover.
Rhinoplasty Financing Options
Rhinoplasty is frequently performed for cosmetic purposes, which is not covered by medical insurance. Dr. Bared will discuss the price of the surgery and rhinoplasty payment options based on credit approval during the rhinoplasty consultation. CareCredit offers special financing for out-of-pocket medical costs which includes no interest options for six months to 24 months on bills over $200 based on credit approval and on-time payments.