Cost of Rhinoplasty in Toronto
If you are considering cosmetic plastic surgery, one of the first things you may want to know about is the cost. Dr. Ashlin Alexander is a board-certified, dual fellowship-trained, facial cosmetic plastic surgeon who performs rhinoplasty procedures with precision, artistry, and skill. In our conveniently located, state-of-the-art facility, we deliver primary rhinoplasty beginning at $8,000 and revision rhinoplasty beginning at $9,000.
What Goes into the Cost of Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is one of the most complex and difficult plastic surgeries and choosing the right surgeon to perform the procedure is even more important than the cost. Surgeon’s fees are typically based on geographical location, training, and experience. Other factors affecting the cost of rhinoplasty include:
- Anesthesia fees
- Equipment costs
- Surgical facility costs
- Prescription medications
- Medical testing
- Digital imaging
- In-house care
- Aftercare and follow-up
Will My Insurance Cover Rhinoplasty?
When it is performed as an elective cosmetic procedure, health insurance companies do not cover the cost of a rhinoplasty. However, if you have a deviated septum or a nasal structural defect that is affecting your breathing, health insurance often covers some of the cost. Reconstructive nose surgery made necessary because of an injury or illness, such as cancer, may also be covered by health insurance.
Financing for Rhinoplasty in Toronto
Our goal is to make every aspect of your treatment experience as comfortable and convenient as possible. We accept all methods of payment, including major credit cards and debit cards. We also offer third-party financing for rhinoplasty and other procedures through Medicard.
How Is Rhinoplasty in Toronto Performed?
Rhinoplasty is performed under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation. You will need to recover from the anesthesia in our facility and have a friend or family member available to drive you home when released. This surgery is a complex and meticulous operation that typically takes three to four hours to complete. Nose surgery involves manipulating nasal bone and cartilage to reshape and remodel the nose. Grafts may be needed for re-contouring in some cases. Cartilage may be taken from the septum for this purpose, or from another part of the body, such as the ear or a rib.
If the septum is deviated and blocking the airways, it can be straightened during a rhinoplasty procedure. Dr. Alexander will also reduce projections within the nose structure to improve breathing.
Depending on the type and extent of changes that need to be made, Dr. Alexander will choose either an open or closed approach to the surgery. In open rhinoplasty, a small incision is made across the bottom of the structure separating the nostrils to provide the best access and visibility. Incision lines heal beautifully and become virtually imperceptible over time.
In a closed rhinoplasty procedure, all incisions are made inside the nostrils. Advantages of this technique include no visible scarring and faster healing and recovery. After an in-depth consultation and careful evaluation, Dr. Alexander can recommend the most effective surgical approach for your nose surgery.
What Are the Different Types of Rhinoplasty?
Dr. Alexander is a board-certified facial cosmetic surgeon with an impressive academic background and extensive experience. As a skilled plastic surgeon whose practice is focused on facial procedures, he performs all types of rhinoplasty, including:
Primary rhinoplasty is surgery performed to improve function or appearance of the nose for the first time. It is important to choose your surgeon wisely for primary rhinoplasty, to avoid corrective surgery in the future. Dr. Alexander performs this complex procedure with artistry and skill to produce stunning results that bring balance and harmony to the face.
For many surgeons, rhinoplasty is one of the most difficult procedures to perform. Patients often come to Dr. Alexander for revision rhinoplasty, to correct a poorly-performed previous nose job that resulted in problems with breathing or the appearance of the nose. If your first nose surgery did not produce the results you expected, he can restore the structure of the nose and help you achieve your personal cosmetic goals.>
Some patients may be candidates for non-surgical rhinoplasty, a minimally-invasive procedure using injections of certain dermal fillers to improve the appearance of the nose. This treatment may be a good alternative to surgery if you have minor nasal flaws, such as a drooping nasal tip or a slight hump on the bridge. There is no recovery time with non-surgical rhinoplasty, and the results are visible immediately.>
What Is Ethnic Rhinoplasty?
Nose surgery is performed in the same manner for patients of any ethnic background. The difference with ethnic rhinoplasty is the aesthetic goals of the patient.
More people today want nose surgery that tailored to their individual features instead of seeking a Westernized look. For example, many Asian or African-American patients want to correct a bridge that is too flat or nostrils that are overly wide. Dr. Alexander will custom-tailors a rhinoplasty surgical plan to match your individual aesthetic goals.
Why Is Revision Rhinoplasty More Expensive than Primary Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is a complex procedure to begin with, and even more so when it is performed to correct previous nose surgery. Nose surgeries fail for a variety of reasons, including:
- Too much cartilage and bone extracted from the bridge of the nose
- Imprecisely placed incisions
- Damage to the cartilage in the nasal tip
- Too much cartilage removed from the septum
- Poor use of skin grafts
Surgery performed to correct a previous nose surgery presents unique challenges. There may be scar tissue and deformities to deal with. It may be necessary to take cartilage from other parts of the body to re-structure the nose.
The nose is the most noticeable feature of the face. Failed nose surgery can be an emotionally devastating experience. Dr. Alexander has the technical skills, training, and experience to restore function and a more aesthetically appearance to your nose when primary rhinoplasty has gone wrong.
Why Choose Us for Nose Surgery in Toronto?
Dr. Ashlin Alexander is well-versed in minimally-invasive and open rhinoplasty techniques. He devotes the time needed for careful evaluation and meticulous surgical planning to you, as an individual. His technical skills, dedication to surgical excellence, and compassionate bedside manner make him a top choice for cosmetic, functional, and revision rhinoplasty in Toronto.