Question: How much does a revision rhinoplasty procedure cost? Is it the same or less than the original procedure? Does insurance or the original doctor ever cover the cost?
Answer: Revision rhinoplasty in general costs more than the original procedure, anywhere from 10% to 50% more than the cost of the original rhinoplasty. The reason for this is that revision rhinoplasty is much more difficult and takes much more time. The ability to view the inside of the nose is also more challenging since some structures have been removed and there may be some scar tissue. Who pays for the revision rhinoplasty varies greatly. It is best that at the time of the primary rhinoplasty to inquire about the procedures for revision rhinoplasty and whether or not the original surgeon may cover some of the cost. The original surgeon may cover some of the cost if they think that the result can be improved. However, you may still have to pay for the anesthetic or the operating room fees.