While there is a great deal of specialized training involved in becoming qualified to offer rhinoplasty surgery that caters to patients who identify as African Americans, that does not imply that the cost is necessarily higher than that of a standard rhinoplasty. The average cost generally falls in line with, or only slightly higher than, any other standard rhinoplasty procedure. Here in the Los Angeles area, both African American rhinoplasty and standard rhinoplasty surgery fall in the range of $6000-$10,000 and the cost can vary from one doctor to another and from one patient to another.
There are an extensive number of variables that go into determining the cost of any given rhinoplasty. No two surgeries will cost the same because no two patients will require exactly the same procedures. Each patient’s nose requires a different plan of action to address the individual concerns of the patient. Some areas of concern are far easier to deal with than others.
While this price may seem excessive to those who have never had a surgical operation, anyone who has been to an emergency room for even a simple surgery will understand that the price of a cosmetic surgery is actually quite reasonable. The fees and costs involved are carefully outlined in the paperwork a patient receives and each charge goes towards necessary services, staff, equipment and facility fees. The cost includes the salary of staff (nurses, anesthesiologists, etc.), the surgeon(s), and the cost for rental or use of the surgical facility, anesthesia, painkiller, antibiotics, and other supplies vital to safe and ethical surgery practices.
While the price fluctuates between providers, surgeons, locations and quality of care, high quality providers who offer such services in economically strong neighborhoods and have healthy traffic can afford to offer quality services for fair rates and usually fall somewhere in the middle or low end of these figures at around $6000-$8000. While aesthetic surgery is not normally covered by insurance, concerns related to breathing requiring septoplasty (functional nose surgery) may at times be partially covered if they provide patients with relief from suffering.
These numbers are only averages. If you are an African American patient considering rhinoplasty, the best way to get an idea of the specific fees and costs is to contact Dr. Nassif for a consultation, where he can asses your nose in person, along with your medical history and determine what is necessary. He can then provide a more accurate quote of the final cost for your rhinoplasty surgery.
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