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The average cost of rhinoplasty is $7,750, but nose job costs can range from just $1,800 to as much as $13,800, according to 29,184 reviews from RealSelf members.

Some ethnic rhinoplasty procedures can be more expensive, though Black patients pay $6,900, on average, while patients of Asian descent report an average cost of $7,600.

That’s significantly more than $5,483, the average rhinoplasty cost cited by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. However, their average is just the surgeon's fee, while cost data from RealSelf member reviews includes all related expenses.

The cost of rhinoplasty in U.S. states varies widely, with patients in Michigan typically paying just over $6,400 and people in Hawaii shelling out $15,000, on average. Prices in major U.S. metros also have significant variability.

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Read on to learn why people pay such different costs for nose jobs, what the total cost of rhinoplasty includes, and if health insurance ever covers it.

RealSelf Tip: If you’re not ready for the expense of nose surgery, you may want to consider a liquid rhinoplasty (aka a nonsurgical nose job). This procedure uses injectable dermal fillers to smooth bumps, camouflage asymmetries, or raise a flat nasal bridge. This option is much cheaper—liquid nose jobs cost $1,100, on average. However, results typically last only about 16 months. If you plan to maintain your results over time, surgical rhinoplasty can be less expensive in the long run because results are permanent.

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What does the cost of rhinoplasty include?

It’s important to understand the details of the cost you’re quoted by a prospective plastic surgeon. If it’s only the surgeon’s fee, your final bill could end up being thousands of dollars more.

It’s usually possible to get general cost ranges over the phone from the surgeons you’re considering, though some insist on an in-person consultation first. “There is no shame in asking about the fees when you call an office,” says Beverly Hills, California, facial plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Kotler. “The office should at least be able to give you a range of fees, for a relatively simple case versus a more difficult case.”

During an in-person consultation, the surgeon will recommend a specific treatment plan, tailored to your concerns and goals for your new nose. This is the perfect time to ask for a total price estimate that includes:

  • the consultation fee (which is often applied toward the cost of your procedure)
  • the surgeon fee
  • surgical facility fees
  • anesthesia fees
  • surgical supply fees
  • pre- and post-op appointments
  • prescription medications or recovery supplies

Also ask how your surgeon handles revision rhinoplasty costs.

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What affects the cost of rhinoplasty surgery?

Rhinoplasty costs can vary significantly, depending on these factors.

1. Your surgeon’s qualifications and level of experience.

Experienced, board-certified plastic surgeons or facial plastic surgeons charge more than those with less experience. As Newport Beach, California, plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Reichner says, “The best rhinoplasty surgeons are artists. This point cannot be underestimated.” In fact, many plastic surgeons specialize in rhinoplasty and other types of nose surgery, which is considered by many to be the most difficult, exacting type of facial plastic surgery.

Going to an experienced surgeon for your primary rhinoplasty may help you avoid the significant cost of a revision surgery: over $10,000, on average.

Pay special attention to potential surgeons’ credentials, reviews from other nose job patients, and before and after galleries. Ask what percentage of their practice is devoted to nasal surgery. If they don’t perform at least 100 rhinoplasties a year, we don’t recommend letting them near your nose.

2. Where your surgery takes place.

Rhinoplasty costs can vary by U.S. state, metro area, and neighborhood. Surgery in an area with a high cost of living will almost always cost more, simply because the providers there have higher overhead.

For example:

  • In New York City, facial plastic surgeon Dr. Steven Pearlman charges between $10,000 and $30,000 for rhinoplasty surgery, depending on its complexity.
  • Boston plastic surgeon Dr. Samuel Lin says that rhinoplasty prices can range from $3,000 to over $20,000 with some surgeons.
  • In Chicago, plastic surgeon Dr. Thomas Mustoe charges between $2,000 and $15,000.

Another factor is the type of surgical facility in which the procedure is performed. Most private surgical centers come with lower facility fees than a hospital operating room.

3. The type of anesthesia you have.

Most doctors perform rhinoplasty procedures with the patient under general anesthesia, but some will perform it under local anesthesia with IV sedation (aka twilight sedation).

General anesthesia can cost thousands of dollars more than local anesthesia, but it has some key benefits:

  • You'll be fully unconscious, so there’s no chance that you’ll move during a delicate moment in the procedure
  • Your anesthesia provider will closely monitor your breathing and blood pressure throughout your surgery

4. Who administers your anesthesia.

An anesthesiologist (a medical doctor) will charge higher anesthesia fees than a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA).

Both are qualified to administer anesthesia, but anesthesiologists have more advanced training, so some surgeons insist on using them.

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5. The complexity of your procedure.

A cosmetic rhinoplasty procedure with straightforward nose reshaping or size reduction typically takes 1–2 hours.

At the other end of the spectrum, a complex functional rhinoplasty operation that also involves septoplasty surgery for your airway, spreader grafts (to support your internal valves and make sure the sides of your nose line up), a radix graft (to maximize your nasal proportion), and nasal tip grafts (to improve tip projection and contour) could take as long as 4 hours.

As you’d expect, costs reflect the time involved, as well as the difficulty of the procedure.

Closed rhinoplasty is cheaper than open rhinoplasty procedures, which are usually more complex and time-consuming.

During your consultation, your surgeon should be able to speak to how their recommended surgical plan and technique will impact its price. If it seems high, you may want to get a second (or third) opinion so you can compare treatment plans and price quotes.

6. Whether you have complementary procedures at the same time.

It’s common for rhinoplasty patients to have other facial plastic surgery procedures during the same operation.

For example, a chin implant (which costs just under $5,000, on average) can create more balanced facial features and improve your profile.

Having additional procedures increases your total cost, but it’s cheaper than having the procedures separately because you’ll only pay the anesthesia and facility fees once. Some surgeons also discount their fee for each additional procedure.

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Does health insurance cover rhinoplasty?

It’s rare to get rhinoplasty covered by insurance, simply because it’s considered an elective cosmetic procedure.

However, insurance companies will often cover at least a portion of your nose surgery costs if you have an injury or breathing issues, which make it medically necessary to correct issues like trauma, a deviated septum, or collapsed nasal passages.

If your rhinoplasty is paired with a septoplasty to correct documented medical issues, your insurance company will probably cover a portion of your septorhinoplasty costs.

To find out if you qualify for insurance coverage, start by asking your primary care physician for a referral. Then check with your insurance provider to see what kind of documentation they need and which surgeons are covered under your plan.

It’s also smart to ask how much of the costs they’ll cover, so you can plan for out-of-pocket expenses.

Can you finance a nose job?

Yes, plastic surgery financing options like CareCredit can help make the cost of a nose job more manageable.

Some providers also offer their own financing or monthly payment plans, and most accept third-party financing options.

RealSelf can also connect you with vetted lenders.

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Rhinoplasty costs in U.S. states

Browse average nose job costs and ranges state by state, according to RealSelf member reviews from the past 4 years (as of March 1, 2022).

StateAverage CostCost Range
Alabama$7,166$5,500 - $9,000
Arizona$8,006$5,600 - $10,225
Arkansas$8,500Not available
California$11,321$7,000 - $18,000
Colorado$9,177$4,700 - $13,000
Connecticut$9,828$6,185 - $12,000
Florida$8,270$5,500- $11,500
Georgia$8,525$5,999 - $11,999
Hawaii$15,000Not available
Illinois$8,213$5,500 - $10,000
Indiana$6,820$5,900 - $7,999
Iowa$7,000Not available
Kansas$8,090$6,950 - $11,000
Kentucky$6,500$2,999 - $9,500
Louisiana$9,759$4,950 - $14,000
Maine$7,000Not available
Maryland$8,880$1,300 - $14,000
Massachusetts$10,116$7,500 - $17,000
Michigan$6,411$4,500 - $8,000
Minnesota$8,836$7,000 - $10,000
Mississippi$7,257$7,000 - $7,515
Missouri$9,281$6,200 - $12,000
Nebraska$10,957$5,000 - $25,000
Nevada$9,085$7,000 - $12,000
New Jersey$8,288$6,500 - $11,000
New York$12,650$6,500 - $19,000
North Carolina$8,130$6,300 - $9,800
North Dakota$6,000Not available
Ohio$9,265$5,149 - $15,000
Oklahoma$9,567$7,400 - $11,000
Oregon$9,927$8,000 - $13,000
Pennsylvania$8,863$6,000 - $11,595
Rhode Island$14,000$14,000 - $14,000
South Carolina$8,150$2,800- $13,100
Tennessee$8,096$2,999 - $11,000
Texas$8,510$6,000 - $12,000
Utah$7,408$3,950 - $9,700
Virginia$8,371$5,000 - $14,000
Washington$10,052$7,660 - $16,000
Wisconsin$8,040$6,000 - $11,000

Rhinoplasty costs by major U.S. metro

Browse average rhinoplasty costs and ranges by major metro area, according to RealSelf member reviews from the past 4 years (as of March 1, 2022).

Metro AreaAverage CostCost Range
Atlanta, GA$8,734$5,999 - $11,999
Austin, TX$8,050$5,700 - $10,000
Baltimore, MD$8,208$4,500 - $12,000
Boston, MA$10,094$7,500 - $15,000
Charlotte, NC$8,786$8,000 - 12,000
Chicago, IL$8,263$5,500 - $10,000
Cincinnati, OH$14,419$10,000 - $23,489
Cleveland, OH$7,695$800 - $15,000
Columbus, OH$9,362$6,400 - $14,999
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX$8,636$6,500 - $13,000
Denver, CO$9,497$6,500 - $13,000
Detroit, MI$6,573$4,799 - $8,000
El Paso, TX$7,233$5,000 - $9,900
Houston, TX$8,810$6,500 - $10,200
Jacksonville, FL$6,868$6,000 - $8,000
Las Vegas, NV$9,156$7,000 - $12,000
Long Island east of JFK$7,785$4,500 - $9,500
Los Angeles, CA$11,694$7,999 - $18,000
Miami, FL$7,923$4,380 - $11,500
Minneapolis-St Paul, MN$8,835$7,000 - $10,000
Nashville, TN$8,095$2,999 - $11,000
New York City$13,797$7,500 - $19,500
North New Jersey$8,226$6,000 - $11,000
Orange County$12,188$7,200 - $20,000
Orlando, FL$10,039$7,500 - $12,300
Philadelphia-South New Jersey$8,961$6,000 - $11,000
Phoenix, AZ$8,191$5,600 - $10,225
Portland, OR$9,919$8,000 - $13,000
Raleigh-Durham, NC$7,967$6,300 - $9,800
Sacramento, CA$8,879$7,500 - $11,001
Salt Lake City, UT$7,407$3,950 - $9,699
San Diego, CA$9,824$7,500 - $14,000
San Francisco, CA$11,925$5,040 - $15,000
Seattle-Tacoma, WA$10,126$7,660 - $15,999
St Louis, MO$9,550$7,500 - $12,000
Syracuse, NY$6,383$3,500 - $8,000
Tampa, FL$7,474$6,399 - $8,999
Washington, DC$9,294$5,000 - $14,000
West Palm Beach, FL$9,256$6,500 - $10,500
Westchester and Fairfield counties$8,790$5,700 - $12,000
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FAQs

How much does a real nose cost? ›

Some ethnic rhinoplasty procedures can be more expensive, though Black patients pay $6,900, on average, while patients of Asian descent report an average cost of $7,600. That's significantly more than $5,483, the average rhinoplasty cost cited by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

How much does it cost to make your nose straight? ›

Answer: Rhinoplasty to straighten the nasal dorsum

Costs range from $5k - $7k. This procedure should also improve your breathing. You can also undergo some tip work if desired to give you an optimal result.

How long is nose job recovery? ›

In most patients, it takes roughly 6 weeks for the bones in your nose to heal following surgery. During this time, you should avoid strenuous exercise. Even movements that seem harmless like stretching, lifting, or bending over can increase nasal swelling.

What is the perfect nose? ›

Button Nose – The Most Attractive Nose Shape for Females? According to research, a button nose is considered to be the female perfect nose. This type of nose is lifted at the tip of the nose and has a smaller nasal bridge. A button nose is a type of nose that is small and round, similar to the shape of a button.

Is a rhinoplasty permanent? ›

The results of rhinoplasty surgery are permanent. While this means your new nose will be with you for a lifetime, it also makes it that much more important to choose a qualified cosmetic surgeon whom you can trust to deliver the results you desire.

Why does rhinoplasty cost so much? ›

Your doctor charges their own fee for doing the procedure. This reflects the surgeon's experience and geographic location. Large cities tend to have higher fees because overhead costs are higher than in smaller cities.

Is a rhinoplasty painful? ›

As we've seen, nose jobs usually aren't very painful, though some clients may report some tenderness or some aches due to that congestion and sinus pressure. Your surgeon will be able to talk with you in advance about some pain management options, and to provide you with a prescription you can fill for pain relief.

Is closed rhinoplasty safer than open? ›

Conclusion. Depending upon the patient's natural anatomy and desired results, closed rhinoplasty can be a good option. In many cases, however, the improved accuracy and access of the open technique is a far greater benefit than the minor risk of visible scarring.

Is closed rhinoplasty cheaper than open? ›

Nonsurgical rhinoplasty is much less expensive than a traditional rhinoplasty. It may cost between $600 and $1,500.

Is closed rhinoplasty better than open? ›

Surgical Rhinoplasty Techniques

Many patients prefer closed rhinoplasty because it means that there will be no visible scar following the surgery. However, many doctors prefer open rhinoplasty because it gives them greater access to the structure of the nose and, therefore, they can ensure the best possible results.

Which country is best for nose job? ›

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Is a nose job worth it? ›

RealSelf members give rhinoplasty surgery a 91% Worth It Rating (based on over 8,000 recent reviews), so it has a high satisfaction rate. If you've spent years obsessing over your nose, good results from this procedure can boost your self-confidence. Nose reshaping surgery balances facial features.

How can I save for a nose job? ›

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  5. Combine procedures and have them in one day. ...
  6. Save money outside the operating room.
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How should I sleep after rhinoplasty? ›

Resting on your back in an elevated position cuts down on congestion and minimizes swelling after rhinoplasty surgery. To achieve the right angle, you can try a wedge pillow or sleep in a recliner chair. Be sure to remove any pets out of your sleeping area temporarily to prevent accidental injury to the nose.

Can I walk after rhinoplasty? ›

Exercise: One of the most commom questions: “When can I workout after rhinoplasty?” After rhinoplasty, light walking is OK within the first two weeks to control heart rate and movement of head and the nose. No strenuous exercise is very important during recovery.

Can I touch my nose after rhinoplasty? ›

Don't touch your nose: Patients should take great care to avoid putting any pressure on their nose, including even touching the nose, for at least 1 – 2 weeks after surgery, or until Dr. Khorsandi advises that it is okay to do so.

Is a nose job worth it? ›

RealSelf members give rhinoplasty surgery a 91% Worth It Rating (based on over 8,000 recent reviews), so it has a high satisfaction rate. If you've spent years obsessing over your nose, good results from this procedure can boost your self-confidence. Nose reshaping surgery balances facial features.

Does a nose job hurt? ›

As we've seen, nose jobs usually aren't very painful, though some clients may report some tenderness or some aches due to that congestion and sinus pressure. Your surgeon will be able to talk with you in advance about some pain management options, and to provide you with a prescription you can fill for pain relief.

Who is the best nose surgeon in the world? ›

Deepak Dugar, the top rhinoplasty surgeon for you. Over 50% of Dr. Dugar's patients are from out of town, a good number of whom travel from countries like Japan, Qatar, Switzerland, India, England, and United Arab Emirates just to receive his world-class rhinoplasty surgeries in Beverly Hills.

How much does a nose job cost USA? ›

According to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), the average cost of rhinoplasty treatments in 2020 was $5,483. However, the price range for rhinoplasty surgery can range from $3,000 to $15,000, depending on a number of different components.

Can rhinoplasty go wrong? ›

Plastic surgeries, especially rhinoplasty treatments, have been known to go wrong for many reasons. Sometimes it can be because of mistakes made by the surgeon. It can also be because the patients do not do their research properly before going through the procedure and so, are unsatisfied with the results.

What are the risks of a nose job? ›

What are the risks of rhinoplasty?
  • Anesthesia risks.
  • Change in skin sensation (numbness or pain)
  • Difficulty breathing.
  • Infection.
  • Nasal septal perforation (a hole in the nasal septum) is rare. ...
  • Poor wound healing or scarring.
  • Possibility of revisional surgery.
  • Skin discoloration and swelling.

Is a rhinoplasty permanent? ›

The results of rhinoplasty surgery are permanent. While this means your new nose will be with you for a lifetime, it also makes it that much more important to choose a qualified cosmetic surgeon whom you can trust to deliver the results you desire.

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