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What Does Revision Rhinoplasty Cost?

Revision Rhinoplasty Cost

Generally speaking, a patient’s revision rhinoplasty (nose job) cost will be higher than the cost of their initial rhinoplasty surgery. This is largely because revision rhinoplasty is more challenging than first-time rhinoplasty.

Both are complex surgeries, to be sure. But a revision nose job often means facial plastic surgeons will have scar tissue formation to deal with in addition to altered cartilage (nasal septum or ear cartilage) and a compromised structural integrity within the nose from the prior rhinoplasty surgery.

Let’s take a deeper dive into the cost to undergo revision rhinoplasty and the importance of choosing the right cosmetic surgeon for this delicate procedure.

What Is The Cost of Revision Rhinoplasty Surgery?

For those who seek revision rhinoplasty surgery, cost will certainly be one of the main determining factors. After all, it isn’t every day that you are billed thousands of dollars for surgery. Most of the time, health insurance covers serious medical procedures.

Cosmetic surgery is different, however. While certain rhinoplasties that are meant to correct breathing issues may be covered by insurance, the majority of rhinoplasty surgeries — whether first rhinoplasty or revision — must be paid for out-of-pocket.

If you don’t have adequate funds to cover these costs upfront, you may need to turn to a personal credit card, a medical credit company such as CareCredit, or a private loan.

Unfortunately, in terms of specific numbers, the billing process is too complex to provide an exact estimate for your individual rhinoplasty revision. This would be something that would need to be discussed and worked out at your initial consultation appointment.

However, one way to better understand rhinoplasty revision cost in general is to first gain a strong understanding of all of the moving pieces that go into the surgery.

While many may think they only need to pay their surgeon for nose job revision, the truth is, there are many individuals and entities that are servicing you when you get any type of plastic surgery.

Revision Nose Surgery Cost FactorsCost of Revision Rhinoplasty

The main costs associated with revision rhinoplasty (secondary rhinoplasty) are typically the same as those associated with first surgery or primary rhinoplasty. They include the following:

Surgeon’s Fee

This is how much your surgeon charges for their care. It tends to make up the bulk of the rhinoplasty cost.

Surgical Facility Fee

Hospitals and surgical facilities charge for using their staff, environment, tools, technology, equipment, and other services.


General anesthesia is primarily used for both primary and revision rhinoplasty cases. The longer your operation is, the more your anesthesiologist will need to monitor you during the procedure. Risks also go up with longer operations under general anesthesia.

Additional Procedures

It is rather rare to undergo any other facial plastic surgery procedures alongside revision rhinoplasty. But if you and your surgeon choose to go this route, the cost will naturally increase.

Other Costs

After surgery, some patients may choose to invest in special recovery items, in-home help, meal services, etc., all of which can add up. Additional pre-surgery tests and medications may also contribute to these out-of-pocket expenses.

Is Revision Rhinoplasty Covered by Insurance?

Health insurance companies will only cover nose surgery procedures that are correcting a medical issue. The most common medical issues associated with the nose are nasal breathing problems.

If you have a deviated septum, for example, this can cause breathing issues, and your insurance provider may cover a nose job to fix the problem.

If your previous rhinoplasty procedure was meant to correct such an issue and your insurance provider covered that plastic surgery procedure, chances are they will cover revision nose jobs for the same problem. However, no two insurance companies have exactly the same policies, and individual plans can vary significantly as well.

How Much Is a Revision Rhinoplasty With Insurance?

This depends. If your insurance provider has agreed to cover all or part of the cost of your revision rhinoplasty procedure, you’ll need to speak with them directly to know for sure how much they are going to cost.

Average Cost of Revision RhinoplastyFinding the Best Surgeon for Your Revision Rhinoplasty

No matter what cosmetic surgical procedures you are considering, remember that you should only choose a board certified plastic surgeon with adequate experience in the specific areas you are looking to improve.

Not all plastic surgeons are adept at performing rhinoplasty revisions.

Unfortunately, once they realize they need a revision surgery, many revision rhinoplasty patients who thought they chose a qualified facial plastic surgeon for their first surgery realize they could have found a more skilled professional.

The importance of researching and vetting your surgeon before booking can avoid a botched nose job.

FAQ: Revision Rhinoplasty

Is a revision rhinoplasty more risky?

In a way, it is common for revision rhinoplasty to be slightly more risky in terms of outcome and results. This is because the structural integrity of your nose after primary rhinoplasty will be more delicate and less durable.

What is considered a revision rhinoplasty?

Revision rhinoplasty corrects prior nasal surgeries. Nose shape depends on individual bone, cartilage, and skin characteristics.

What is a nasal tip revision?

Revision rhinoplasty can correct dents, narrow nostrils, and refine the nasal tip. Tip plasty, a common nasal surgery technique, reshapes the tip without altering the nose’s structure.

Is a revision rhinoplasty more expensive?

Yes, typically, a revision nose surgery cost is more than your prior rhinoplasty surgical procedure. This is because the revision procedure requires a more nuanced approach. Furthermore, the structural integrity of the nose will be lessened after initial surgery, and your revision rhinoplasty surgeon will need to deal with scar tissue.

Contact Us to Request Your Consultation

If you are looking for an outstanding surgeon in the New Jersey area who is skilled and experienced with implementing a revision rhinoplasty surgical treatment plan, allow board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Smita Ramanadham to help you.

Dr. Ramanadham is highly skilled and can help you achieve your desired nose shape, structure, and ultimate goals.


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