The cost of revision rhinoplasty can differ from one practice to another, and also from one patient to another at the same practice. Dr. V discusses the cost aspect for this procedure during the initial consultation with his patients in Chantilly, Northern Virginia, Loudoun County, Fairfax, Prince William, Fauquier, Arlington, Middleburg, Leesburg, Manassas, Warrenton, and nearby areas.
Length and Complexity of Surgery
Revision rhinoplasty can often be more complicated and lengthier procedure as compared to the primary nose surgery. As a result, the cost of the revision procedure is likely to be slightly higher in comparison to the original surgery. The final cost will depend on the extent of improvements or surgical revisions required. If the revision procedure involves grafting with patient’s own tissue or with silicone implants, the cost may increase.
Fee of the Plastic Surgeon
Revision rhinoplasty should be performed by a facial plastic surgeon with experience in handling complex revision procedures of the nose. The surgeon’s fee may differ based on their qualifications, experience and reputation in performed revision rhinoplasty. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) recommends that surgeon’s fee should only be a secondary consideration when making a choice of a suitable plastic surgeon.
Anesthesia and Surgical Room Costs
Revision rhinoplasty may be performed under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation, depending on the circumstances of the case. The fee of anesthesiologist may vary according to their skills and experience. The cost of a surgical facility may also vary depending on the technologies, services and staff available at a particular facility.
Average cost of living in Chantilly, Northern Virginia, Loudoun County, Fairfax, Prince William, Fauquier, Arlington, Middleburg, Leesburg, Manassas, Warrenton, and nearby areas may differ from that in San Francisco, CA. This may impact the cost of various goods and services, including cosmetic surgery services in a particular area.
If the revision rhinoplasty involves just a minor corrective surgery, it may be completed in less than half an hour under local anesthesia, and the cost may be quite low. On the other hand, if the procedure involves major nose reconstruction, implants or other revisions, the procedure may cost more than what it may have cost during the primary nose surgery.
Cartilage grafting or silicone implants, and correction of structural or functional abnormalities may require a major procedure, which will cost more. Depending on the operative time and other factors, the average cost of revision nose surgery in the United States may range from $7,500 to $14,000.
Insurance and Financing
An elective surgery such as rhinoplasty is not likely to be covered under a patient’s health plan. The same also holds true for revision rhinoplasty, especially if the primary procedure was performed for aesthetic reasons.
However, if the procedure was medically necessary to correct functional anomalies, the revision surgery may also be covered fully or partially under the patient’s health policy. Most patients can also receive convenient financing options from professional medical care finance firms. The office of the plastic surgeon may be able to offer guidance in these matters.