The average patient who is interested in a rhinoplasty procedure is concerned with a few different factors. Obviously, every patient wants to work with an expert plastic surgeon and get beautiful results, however, many patients also need to consider the cost of surgery before making a decision. Dr. Kevin Sadati recognizes that patients are going to be looking into the price points of various physicians, but he reminds his Orange County patients that when it comes to plastic surgeons you get what you pay for in the end. He finds that patients at his Newport Beach practice recognize his commitment to affordable prices but also appreciate being well-informed about what goes into the final price point.
The following are the largest factors that make up the final price tag of a rhinoplasty.
Surgeon Fee: This is the most expensive portion of any cosmetic surgery procedure, and the rhinoplasty is no exception. The more experience and expertise a surgeon has, the higher that particular surgeon’s fee will be. Cheap surgeons typically have little experience and do not create custom surgical plans for their patients.
Facility Fee: This cost varies greatly depending on the type of facility a surgeon prefers to use. Hospitals are the most expensive option, and the least expensive option is a surgery performed in a doctor’s office. Dr. Sadati works in surgical centers, which are a safe but affordable option for his patients.
Anesthesiologist Fee: Patients also need to pay for the services that the anesthesiologist provides. General anesthesia costs more money, but local anesthetics combined with oral sedatives are also available to certain patients. The surgeon will help the patient decide which anesthesia will work best for their particular procedure.
Surgery Complexity: A more complex operation is going to take the surgeon and the anesthesiologist more time, and, therefore, will cost more money. Simple operations that can be performed in less time will cost less money. This fee varies greatly based on the patient and the types of procedures.
While it is possible to leave the country and get a nose job done for a significantly lower cost, it is important to realize that this is not always the safest option. It might cost more money upfront, but a surgery performed by a true expert in a safe location is well worth the investment. You will get better results and live a healthier life because of it.