It is understandable that some patients experience sticker shock when they see the cost of a typical rhinoplasty procedure. However, it is more important than ever that patients understand that while it may cost more to work with an expert surgeon at Nose Job Recovery, it is well worth the investment. Other surgeons who charge less are most likely inexperienced, and probably do not give patients the same individual attention that Dr. Kevin Sadati provides at his Newport Beach practice. In order to help his patients better understand his prices, Dr. Sadati thinks it is important to explain to his Orange County patients the various factors that influence the end cost of the surgery.
Factors That Influence Rhinoplasty Costs
- Surgeon Experience and Expertise — Expert surgeons have spent years perfecting their craft, often investing in continuing education and spending more money to attend the best medical schools. This is why it costs more money to work with better surgeons. The less a person pays for a surgeon, the more inexperienced that professional is going to be in the operating room. Patients who go the cheap route have a much greater chance of requiring a revision procedure, which is not only more painful but also more expensive.
- Anesthesiologist Fee — Patients will have to pay for this medical professional’s time and effort as well. Most patients that are undergoing a rhinoplasty procedure will be placed under general anesthesia. Some patients might qualify for twilight anesthesia, which is where the anesthesiologist uses a local numbing agent and an oral sedative to keep the patient comfortable during the procedure. Patients should discuss their anesthetic options with their surgeon.
- Facility Fee — There are several different types of facilities available for patients to choose from when they decide to have a cosmetic surgery performed. The most expensive facility is a traditional hospital room, which can cost thousands of dollars. Dr. Sadati prefers to use surgical centers, which provide patients with the cleanliness and care that they need. Most patients prefer this facility because it is moderately priced. The least expensive option is to have the surgery performed in the doctor’s office, which is not always the safest option for the patient.
- Surgical Complexity — A person who is going in for a primary rhinoplasty that only requires a few simple adjustments will find that their surgery will take less time and skill, and therefore be cheaper in the end. However, a patient who need a revision rhinoplasty will find that this surgery takes more time and also costs more money because it is a much more complex plastic surgery.
Dr. Sadati finds that patients who understand what determines the cost of surgery are more likely to make the right investment choice. Working with an experienced surgeon is bound to produce better results that stand the test of time, and patients are usually willing to the pay the price for a highly-skilled cosmetic surgeon.