Question : I’ve had three consultations for rhinoplasty with doctors throughout the Washington, DC area and the quotes have been shockingly different. What determines the cost of rhinoplasty?
Answer : The cost or price of a nose job depends on the skill and expertise of the doctor as well as the location in the country. For example in New York City and Beverly Hills California there are plastic surgeons charging as much as $30K for a rhinoplasty. In the same locations you will also find plastic surgeons charging as little as $3-5K. The more expensive surgeon is usually the better and busier surgeon but not always. Sometimes the surgeon’s price is simply due to his or her marketing hype. But usually a plastic or facial plastic surgeon who is known as a rhinoplasty specialist and one who usually fixes other plastic surgeons’ botched nose jobs will charge more.