Cheap rhinoplasty - reducing nose surgery cost safely
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A good nose job can be an enormous boost to a personís confidence, as even a minor imperfection in someoneís appearance can cause a loss of self esteem. But the obstacle which prevents many people who are interested in having rhinoplasty from going ahead is the cost. Depending on the extent of surgery needed, a primary rhinoplasty operation will set you back approximately $4,800 in America. In the Uk, the figure is around £3,900. There are ways you can go about reducing this cost, however.
If you are looking for cheap rhinoplasty, the most important thing to bear in mind is that you should not be willing to compromise on having the work carried out by a highly qualified and reputable surgeon. Of all the forms of cosmetic surgery, rhinoplasty has the highest percentage of revision operations, and if you are left with a nose you are not happy with because you valued cheapness over reliability then you may have a choice between living with the results for the rest of your life or finding a lot of money to have the nose remodelled again. Because altering a nose which has already been operated on is more challenging revision surgery can cost around $6,000, or as much as $12,000 if function as well as aesthetics has to be repaired.
One approach to having rhinoplasty at a reasonably cheap cost but without risking your looks or safety is to look at the possibility of having cosmetic surgery abroad. There are many countries in Europe, for example, where nose surgery costs 25 percent less than it would in the United States. In some East European countries the savings are even greater. The cheaper cost is not a reflection on how well trained or how experienced the rhinoplasty surgeons are. Operations are more inexpensive there because the cost of living is lower, therefore the salaries and hospital overhead costs are cheaper and surgeons do not need to charge so much for their services.
Of course, that does not mean any plastic surgeon in Europe will do a wonderful job. Whichever country you have your nose job in, there will be top surgeons and surgeons who are barely qualified and on rare occasions even an experienced rhinoplasty specialist can perform their job poorly. It is just as important to spend time researching foreign clinics as it would if you were having the work done closer to home, perhaps even more important. Make sure you know which plastic surgery qualifications are valued in that country and ensure the surgeon you opt for has them. Find out about their reputation and try to obtain testimonials or speak to previous patients. Some travel agents have found a niche in organising health care trips which can be a good place to start your search, as they will be able to help provide you with this information.
If, for whatever reason, you do not want to have rhinoplasy surgery abroad you can still find a good deal closer to home if you are prepared to put in the necessary time doing the research. The key is to contact as many clinics as possible to obtain a quote. If a quote seems too good to be true then it probably is and you should proceed with caution, but there are wide variations on what a good rhinoplasty surgeon will charge their patients and you can save yourself hundreds (or sometimes over a thousand) dollars if you shop around for the best deal.