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Rhinoplasty, Face

How Much Does Nose Surgery Cost in San Francisco?

People choose to have nose surgery for many different reasons. But in all cases, one of the most important questions asked is, "how much will my nose surgery cost?"

In San Francisco, the cost of rhinoplasty ranges from $15,500 to $50,000. Yes, that's a pretty wide range of costs. However, in plastic surgery there are no cookie cutter procedures, nor should there be.

A skilled plastic surgeon approaches each patient’s needs in a unique way in order to achieve the results they desire. For this reason, it’s impossible to say, “all rhinoplasties cost this much."

With that in mind, there are three major factors that influence the cost of surgery. We'll explore them below to give you a better idea of what your nose surgery might cost.

How Much Does Nose Surgery Cost?

If you truly want to know what a nose job costs, it’s best to schedule a consultation with a skilled plastic surgeon - like Dr. Larry Fan. In a consultation, the plastic surgeon will examine your nose structure, and make expert recommendations on which treatments will achieve your goals.

After an examination, the surgeon can often give you an exact quote for your operation.

If you're ready, you can schedule a consultation with Dr. Fan now.

3 Major Factors Influencing the Price of Nose Surgery

1. The Complexity of the Procedure

A nose reshaping procedure requiring a tiny change typically costs less than a more dramatic makeover that reshapes several features at once. For instance, smoothing out a slight bump on the bridge of the nose will usually cost less than straightening a severely twisted and crooked nose following injury.

The more complex the procedure required, the higher the cost. More complex procedures, such as those involving cartilage grafts, nasal augmentation, and revision procedures require longer operative times that increase costs.

In select circumstances, non-surgical rhinoplasty can be performed using injectable fillers.

By and large, your nose surgery may involve reduction, augmentation, and/or reshaping of the following:

  • Tip only
  • Bridge only
  • Nostrils only
  • Combination of tip, bridge, and nostrils
  • Cartilage grafting

2. The Skill of the Surgeon

Rhinoplasty is a very specialized procedure that requires a high degree of experience, surgical skill, and artistry.

Rhinoplasty experts - who are the plastic surgeons with the greatest degree of experience, skill, and success at handling even the most difficult of cases while producing the best results - often command significantly greater fees than their less experienced counterparts.

Looking at nose-reshaping before and after photos is one of the best ways to gauge a surgeon’s skill and artistry.

Choosing a less skilled rhinoplasty surgeon increases the risk of getting an unsatisfactory result and the likelihood of needing a revision procedure. Instead of saving on costs. you may only end up spending more.

3. Geography

The costs of surgery in major cities such as San Francisco and New York City, where many of the best surgeons practice, often run higher than in other locales.

The costs of surgery may be significantly cheaper in foreign countries such as Mexico, Colombia, Brasil, Thailand, and Korea. Beware of "medical tourist" offerings, however, as the standards of safety and quality may be much lower than that found in the US.

Additional Factors Impacting Nose Surgery Cost

Aside from the three factors already mentioned, here are a few other factors that may add to the total cost of rhinoplasty surgery:

  • Surgical Facility
  • Type of Anesthesia
  • Other Costs Such as Lab Tests, Medications, Medications, and Time Off Work

Cost: The Bottom Line

The cost of nose reshaping varies depending on your specific needs and goals.

The general cost of rhinoplasty in San Francisco ranges from $15,500 to $50,000.

The Next Step Towards Facial Harmony with Nose Surgery

As always, there is no substitute for a personal consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon to thoroughly understand the different factors involved in your procedure that impacts the cost of your nose-reshaping surgery.

Besides the in-depth discussion during the consultation, you will also have the chance to evaluate the surgeon’s staff and facilities.

At our San Francisco practice, we encourage clients to take our online self-evaluation before scheduling a consultation with us. This online assessment help you understand whether or not you're a good candidate for nose surgery.

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About the Author

Dr. Larry Fan is a Harvard educated, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in San Francisco, CA. He is a Master Artist who is known for creating beautiful, stunning, and natural results. Dr. Fan has been named One of America's Top Plastic Surgeons for the past 10 years running and has received several national awards for his work in Plastic Surgery. He has successfully performed more than 10,000 cosmetic procedures of the face, breasts, and body over a 20 year period. Dr Fan has been an invited speaker at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons, and has been featured in national media outlets such as CNN, NBC, and ABC.

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