Do you think I should see a rhinoplasty surgeon to see if I need a rhinoplasty?
The decision to get an elective rhinoplasty is entirely up to the person who comes in to see us. If you think you have a problem with your nose or do not like the way it looks, then seeing a rhinoplasty specialist is a great idea. If you are just fishing to see if you need a surgery, then you might end up making a decision that you ultimately regret. The best thing to do is to look at before and after pictures of other patients who have a similar nose as you and see if rhinoplasty makes them look better. When you are ready, the right surgeon will listen to you and come up with a plan of action that will satisfy both of you.
What goes into the cost of a rhinoplasty?
Three different things typically determine the cost of a rhinoplasty. The first is the fee to use the surgery center or the operating room where the surgery will take place. Typically this is an hourly rate and the longer a surgery takes, the more expensive it will be. The second fee involves the anesthesiologist, or the doctor who puts you to sleep and keeps you safe. Typically, anesthesiologists also charge by the hour. Finally, there is the surgeon’s fee, which a surgeon will charge for his services in performing the rhinoplasty. Adding all this up together, the average cost of a rhinoplasty in the Los Angeles area can range anywhere from $5000 up to $20,000 to $25,000, depending on the surgeon and where you go.