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Rhinoplasty Cost: Does Insurance Cover Nasal Surgery?

The cost of rhinoplasty surgery varies greatly across the United States, including the metropolitan Washington DC area, Maryland, and northern Virginia. Rhinoplasty cost is always one of the first questions asked the plastic surgeon. However, rhinoplasty cost should be taken into consideration with many other factors when choosing your cosmetic nasal surgeon.

Rhinoplasty is not one operation, but rather many potential procedures to improve the appearance and function of the nose. The cost of rhinoplasty varies greatly, but it’s usually similar for plastic surgeons in your area. For example, northern Virginia rhinoplasty may range from $2000 to $20,000 as an example.

Rhinoplasty cost is depends on several factors, but largely dependent on the following:

  • Region – Beverly Hills rhinoplasty more expensive than rural Midwest
  • Complexity – Full rhinoplasty treating many parts of the nose and requiring anesthesia is more expensive than simple procedures isolated to specific areas which may be performed with local anesthesia
  • Revision rhinoplasty – Revision surgery more expensive than primary surgery
  • Surgeon – Some plastic surgeons charge significantly more or less than their peers

In addition, portions of rhinoplasty surgery may also be covered by your insurance provider.  The majority of cosmetic surgery is elective, so insurance plans don’t usually cover it. However, there are exceptions and some plastic surgeons participate in the major insurance plans. Remember, plastic surgery covers a broad area of medicine which includes both reconstructive procedures and cosmetic procedures. If your procedure is medically indicated, some portion of the cost may be covered. For example, Maryland patients with nasal allergy symptoms or sinus problems may combine their sinus surgery with rhinoplasty.  Our office accepts insurance in applicable cases and will, if you wish, contact your insurance company to find out if a portion of your procedure will be covered.

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    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.