The cost of rhinoplasty, or any cosmetic procedure for that matter, is one of the most important factors for many people when they decide to have plastic surgery. The cost of rhinoplasty is varied depending on geographic location and the experience of the surgeon. The following are points to consider when thinking about how to finance your rhinoplasty surgery.

Most insurance plans do not cover cosmetic procedures. Rhinoplasty is sometimes covered if the patient needs it for a medical purpose. Examples of this would be a broken nose or correcting a deviated septum to assist with breathing. Some insurance companies will cover part of a reconstructive rhinoplasty due to severe injury or trauma. Even if you insurance does cover the procedure, it may not pay for associated costs related to any cosmetic changes made.

Doctors understand that many patients do not have the means to pay the upfront cost of rhinoplasty. Many offices provide financing options that will allow patients to spread out the total cost of the procedure over several months. Dr. Batniji’s practice provides financing through Care Credit, an outside company that finances medical procedures.

Patients should have an idea about what they can afford before deciding to have rhinoplasty. Price should not, however, be your deciding factor on who performs your surgery. It is important to shop around, but be wary of surgeons that quote prices significantly lower than others in the same area. You should also choose a surgeon who performs multiple rhinoplasties each week, as opposed to just occasionally. Choosing an inexperienced surgeon could increase your risk of needing a revision rhinoplasty, which will cost you more money in the long run.

Facial plastic surgeon Dr. Rami Batniji of Newport Beach, California, is highly experienced in performing rhinoplasty. He will be able to consult with you about the differences between a cosmetic and medically necessary nasal surgery. His team will also be able to advise you on financing options available. Call today at 949-650-8882.