According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, rhinoplasty (nose job) was the second most popular plastic surgery procedure in 2012, lagging only just behind breast augmentation. A total of 243,000 rhinoplasty procedures were performed that year, a number that was unchanged from the previous year.
Although most of these procedures are done strictly for cosmetic reasons, a certain percentage of rhinoplasties are actually done for medical reasons. Septorhinoplasties specifically restructure the septum, or the length of cartilage that separates the two sides of the nose. While there may be aesthetic benefits to this procedure, it can also provide medical benefits. Some of these benefits include reducing snoring, sleep apnea, breathing difficulties, and sinus infections. Such procedures may be covered by medical insurance, although it may involve some effort because the procedure serves both aesthetic and functional needs. For those septorhinoplasties not covered by insurance, Dr. Pin provides several ways to finance the cost of the procedure.
The goal of the septorhinoplasty is to both change the appearance of the nose and correct for structural deformities that may be causing difficulty for the patient. The means to accomplish this include:
- Straightening the crooked nose
- Augmenting the width/height of the nasal bridge
- Supporting the droopy nasal tip
- Supporting pinched nostril cartilages
- Increasing nasal projection from the face
- Increasing the width of the base of the nose
Each of these techniques serves the dual purpose of aesthetics and functionality. Because of this, patients need to be aware that they may have some difficulty getting insurance to pay for the procedure. Dr. Pin's staff will be more than happy to help patients gather paperwork and documentation in order to properly file a claim.
Financing a Septorhinoplasty
Dr. Pin charges anywhere between $6,000 and $7,000, depending upon the amount of work that needs to be done. This price includes Dr. Pin's fees, those of the anesthesiologist, and the surgical facility. Any overnight hospital stay would also be included. Patients who combine procedures, such as a septorhinoplasty and an eyelid lift, can get a reduced price for both procedures.
Dr. Pin's office accepts cash, check, and all major credit cards. Those patients wishing to arrange for financing their surgery over time may also consider using CareCredit, which has been in the business of financing cosmetic procedures for several decades. Patients can arrange for low payment terms of anywhere from six to 24 months. CareCredit works similar to a credit card, wherein so long as the monthly payments are made on time, no interest will be charged. Applying for CareCredit is fast and easy, and patients can often be notified of their approval during their initial consultation visit with Dr. Pin.
Dr. Pin recommends that patients first go through the process of trying to get their insurance company to pay for a septorhinoplasty procedure. However, if the insurance company will not cover the costs for the procedure, there are a variety of other options patients may have to enable them to restore both nasal functionality and improve the outward appearance of their nose.
Contact Dr. Paul Pin's practice to schedule a rhinoplasty consultation.