Written by Karah Frizzell

Ask the Doctor: How much should I expect to pay for a nose job?

Depending on the complexity of your repair, the out of pocket cost of a rhinoplasty (commonly referred to as a “nose job”) at Richmond ENT ranges from $5,000 to $10,000.

The cost of a rhinoplasty can vary widely based on several factors including:

  1. Geographical Location: Costs can vary significantly from country to country and even city to city. Generally, procedures in large metropolitan areas or in higher-cost-of-living regions might be more expensive than those towns or areas with a lower cost of living.
  2. Surgeon’s Experience and Reputation: A highly sought-after surgeon with a lot of experience might charge more than a less experienced one. However, it’s essential to remember that experience and reputation often correlate with the quality of results and patient satisfaction.
  3. Complexity of the Procedure: Some rhinoplasties are more complex than others. For instance, a revision rhinoplasty (a second or subsequent surgery to correct or improve upon a previous rhinoplasty) is often more complex and might be more costly than an initial surgery.
  4. Facility Costs: The fees associated with the surgical facility can vary. Some surgeons have their own operating facilities, while others use local hospitals.
  5. Anesthesia: There are different types of anesthesia, and the type used can influence cost. An anesthesiologist’s fee will also be included in the total cost.
  6. Post-operative Care: This can include medications, follow-up visits, and any potential corrective procedures or treatments that might be necessary.
  7. Other Miscellaneous Costs: Pre-operative tests, medical imaging, and other preparations might come with their own fees.

It’s essential to consider more than just cost when deciding on a surgeon and a procedure. Make sure you’re comfortable with the surgeon, their experience, and their portfolio of past surgeries. Also, remember that cosmetic procedures aren’t covered by insurance unless there’s a medical reason for the surgery, such as breathing problems caused by a deviated septum. We will check with your insurance provider to determine what might be covered.