Nose job cost is an important issue, one that has to be settled unless one abandons the idea of rhinoplasty altogether. Just to shatter all illusions at the beginning – nose job cost is never zero and there are no free nose jobs or cheap nose jobs, only those with a high value or low value.
Nose Job Costs: Insurance Coverage
Nose job costs depend on the reason why the procedure is contemplated in many health care systems. As such, a functional septorhinoplasty for proven nasal obstruction, rhinoplasty to correct deformities attributable to accidents or congenital malformations (e. g. nose deformities in conjunction with cleft lip and palate) or tumor resections are often covered by third party payers. All the patient has to commit to the nose job cost is the deductible if any. The big catch is that very few of the best rhinoplasty surgeons contract with insurance carriers and accept ”insurance rates” for what is considered the most difficult operation in the face. So one may be ”out of network” and responsible for the surgeon’s fee. Depending on the insurance, a reimbursement of a fraction (usually around eighty percent) of the ”insurance rate” for the nose job cost is refunded directly to the policy holder, but not the entire surgeon’s fee.
Nose Job Costs: Cosmetic Rhinoplasty
Nose job costs for cosmetic rhinoplasty (surgeon, anesthesiologist, surgery center) are always responsibility of the patient in their entirety. Cosmetic procedures in general are considered a luxury good and they have the price tag of a luxury good. How high exactly can only be estimated with some degree of certainty once an initial consultation is completed. The really good rhinoplasty surgeons do not have a ”cookie cutter” approach to nose job surgery and thus the nose job cost varies depending on the perceived complexity of the procedure they design for a particular nose. This design then also allows them to estimate the time it takes them to perform that surgery and thus to arrive at an estimate of the anesthesia fee (anesthesiologists usually charge by time) and facility charges (mainly the cost of using an operating room for x number of hours), which are part of the total nose job cost. In other words, nobody can tell much about nose job costs without having seen what one is dealing with.
Nose Job Costs: Individualized Pricing for Individualized Rhinoplasty
A conclusion of the foregoing is that all these posts to forums, self help websites and surgeon’s homepages along the – What is the nose job cost ? – line do not make much sense. Anybody answering to that with anything except „I can not really tell until I have seen and examined the nose“ disqualifies himself from the get go. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) provides annual statistics about average surgeon’s fees for common cosmetic procedures. Multiply that number by two and you will get a fairly realistic estimate of the total nose job cost. Other countries have less detailed and more haphazard and thus less reliable data collections. Average nose job cost in the Caribbean is about two thirds of the cost in the US, nose job cost in Europe is similar to the US if performed by a renowned rhinoplasty surgeon.
Nose Job Costs: Price and Value in Rhinoplasty
So what about all the bargains out there – „Nose job in Burundi starting at 999 USD, money back guaranatee“ ? The key is value – what one gets for the resources allocated. Examples abound, and all can be translated directly to nose job costs. German engineered luxury cars versus well, you fill it in (ever heard of any Mercedes recalls ?), national league quarterback versus flag football hobbyist, concert pianist versus music school freshman, Swiss watches versus southeast Asian counterfeits, and so on and so forth.
To understand the mundane aspects of nose job cost one has to realize that in developed countries (those with plastic surgery or otorhinolaryngology training programs, board certifications, malpractice insurance, safety standards and yes, comfort) cheap is actually a sign of lack of quality and thus lack of value. To be cheap, corners have to be to cut. Cost of equipment, safety, quality of supplies, anesthesia, operating room and facility and surgeon can only be reduced by reducing their quality. Cutting corners is what costs in the end.
Nose Job Costs: When Price Tries to Beat Value …
Every experienced rhinoplasty surgeon has a similar anecdote – the story of “The 50000 Dollar Nose”. Mrs. X really found the nose job costs quoted to her by those two primadonnas, who had been recommended to her as some sort of rhinoplasty stars, – only one word for it – outrageous. After all, this was not a liver transplant, all she wanted was her crooked nose with that ugly hump and pinched tip fixed. Thank God for bargains. Dr. Z. would do a little nipping and tucking in his office under local anesthesia for fifty percent of the nose job cost of these two guys. Yes, it was uncomfortable and unpleasant, but what can you do. It was more annoying that the nose did not look much different after Dr. Z.’s nipping and tucking, still crooked, hump a bit smaller, tip even more pinched. For the same bargain price Dr. Z. would do some more nipping and tucking, but that hump and tip seemed to be immune against any of his nips and tucks. Mrs. X decides her next best bet would be to benefit from globalization. All inclusive package right across the border only two thirds of the nose job costs of the two primadonnas, and the website said Dr. Y was the preferred surgeon for movie actresses in his country, what kind of movies she forgot to ask. This time the change was dramatic. The hump was gone for good, the tip – well you got to make some compromises, also nothing bent will be ever really straight, right ? Not being able to breathe very well through the nose was really annoying though. But any ENT should be able to take care of that. No more experiments, this time somebody local, down to earth. After her insurance refused coverage, she was glad that Dr. V. would give her a discount on his fees to make the nose job costs affordable for what he called a removal of obstructions inside her nose. Well, it made it a bit better – on one side. After all the obstructions had been removed her nose seemed to shrink and collapse as if a sink hole had opened right in the center of the face. Enough is enough, and she was really starting to run low on funds, after repeatedly paying those bargain nose job costs. What she needed now was a real rhinoplasty specialist, capital R, capital S. Neither of the two primadonnas seemed to be really delighted to see her again after two years nor were they too impressed with the looks of her nose. Who cares, not everybody has to like the looks of foreign movie actresses. Both times she listened to lengthy explanations what was all wrong with her nose (why can these people never focus on the positives ?) and the way it could maybe improved by what both called revision rhinoplasty. One said outright that he thought he would not be the right surgeon for her as her problems were beyond his technical expertise and he recommended she sees Dr. W., whom both seemed to regard as some sort of saint of rhinoplasty. Really, these people – no empathy at all; this Dr. W. practiced on the opposite coast and it should be self explanatory that she had no money left after repeatedly paying the nose job costs people like them charged. At least the other primadonna had asked her to think about his proposal to fix her problems and come back for another visit. What he proposed seemed kind of involved and complicated given that she only wanted that nose and her breathing problems fixed, but these people always try to make money off their patients. And his quote for the nose job cost – only one word for it – outrageous.
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