Is Rhinoplasty Worth the Cost? Consider These Benefits By dsherris on June 15, 2024

Woman with an attractive and well-proportioned nose

The nose is arguably the most prominent facial feature. Even small imperfections of the nose’s size, shape, or general appearance can significantly impact facial balance and aesthetics. This is probably why so many people consider rhinoplasty, more commonly known as a nose job. Rhinoplasty addresses irregularities to enhance a person’s natural beauty.

Like other plastic surgery procedures, rhinoplasty is generally considered an elective treatment and is not usually covered by insurance. Because people have to pay for rhinoplasty out-of-pocket, they sometimes wonder, “Is rhinoplasty worth the cost?” Individuals in the Buffalo, NY, area considering rhinoplasty with facial plastic surgeon David A. Sherris can consider the rhinoplasty benefits that make treatment a worthy investment.

How Much Does Rhinoplasty Cost?

When considering whether rhinoplasty cost is worth the treatment benefits, patients usually want to know exactly how much the procedure costs. The expense of rhinoplasty varies slightly for each patient. Factors that affect the final price of treatment include the location of the surgery, the surgeon’s experience, surgical technique, and the type and degree of surgical alterations. On average, rhinoplasty costs between $8,000 and $10,000.

Rhinoplasty Benefits

Rhinoplasty surgery can be costly. However, it offers several benefits to our Buffalo patients, such as:

  • Enhanced nasal shape
  • Elimination of nasal imperfections
  • Improved facial proportions
  • Improved breathing
  • Greater confidence

When considering the cost of rhinoplasty versus the advantages of treatment, most people decide it is a worthy investment.

Enhanced Nasal Shape

During a rhinoplasty procedure, Dr. Sherris can remove or reshape nasal tissues, or place grafts to enhance the nasal shape. Rhinoplasty can alter the size, width, or shape of the bridge, nostrils, or general nasal structure to achieve the patient's desired aesthetics.

Elimination of Nasal Imperfections

Many of our Buffalo patients undergo rhinoplasty to eliminate nasal imperfections that detract from the appearance. Rhinoplasty can address bumps or indentations along the bridge of the nose, a crooked nose, a bulbous nasal tip, and flaws such as asymmetrical nostrils.

Improved Facial Proportions

The nose is the central feature of the face so it greatly impacts facial balance and proportions. If the nose is crooked or appears too large or small compared to other facial features, the face can appear out of proportion. Rhinoplasty can alter the size or width of the nose to improve facial proportions and enhance facial symmetry.

Improved Breathing

Rhinoplasty is a cosmetic procedure that can also correct issues regarding nasal structure and functions. Dr. Sherris can widen nasal airways during rhinoplasty, address airway blockages, or fix a deviated septum to improve breathing. Corrections made during rhinoplasty may also minimize or eliminate snoring.

Greater Confidence

Dr. Sherris performs rhinoplasty to help patients achieve their aesthetic goals so they feel better about their appearance. When people are dissatisfied with the nose’s appearance, it can detract from their confidence and make them more withdrawn. Rhinoplasty addresses imperfections, enhances a person’s natural beauty, and restores confidence.

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Dr. David A. Sherris believes everyone deserves to look and feel their best. If you are unhappy with your appearance due to nasal imperfections, it’s time to consider the benefits of rhinoplasty. To learn more about the rhinoplasty procedure and how it can help you achieve your aesthetic goals, contact our facial plastic surgery center and schedule a consultation with Dr. Sherris at your earliest convenience.

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Dr. David A. Sherris

The Clinic of Facial Plastic Surgery

Dr. David A. Sherris is highly qualified to perform your surgery, with distinguishing achievements such as: 

  • Double board-certification in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, as well as otolaryngology
  • Regular invitations to travel around the world to teach other surgeons 
  • Annually voted as one of the "Best Doctors of America"
  • Thousands of patients around the globe, including other doctors

To schedule your consultation with Dr. Sherris and discuss your options for plastic surgery, contact our practice in Buffalo, NY, online or call us at (716) 884-5102.

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