Nose Job Prices - Industry Pricing Guide
Rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job, is an increasingly common form of cosmetic surgery. It involves the re-shaping of a nose, usually to reduce its size, make it symmetrical or to alleviate breathing problems. The price of nose surgery can vary greatly, typically within a £500 to £5,000 range. Nose job prices vary depending on which type of surgery you want done. There is a non surgical nose job which uses fillers to re-shape the nose and does not require any surgery. This can be completed in half an hour and is relatively cheap costing around £500. Then there is open and closed rhinoplasty. These refer to the place of the incisions. An open nose job is where the middle part of the nose is cut to perform the surgery, whereas a closed nose job involves cuts on the inside of the nose leaving no visible scars. The latter is more restrictive, limited, time consuming and requires more skill, therefore it costs more. A guide price for an open nose job is £3,000 and for a closed nose job around £4,500 which is a 50% increase. Another major factor on the price of a nose job is the clinic. Each clinic will charge a different price according to their business model. Some large clinics can be very cheap because they aim to make money through doing a large volume of surgical procedures. An example in the food and groceries market in the UK is Tesco’s. They are the largest supermarket but many of their products are cheaper than their rivals because they aim to sell the most amounts of products. These large clinics have massive marketing budgets which lead to a constant supply of patients, so that they can profit from their cheap prices. This type of clinic will normally offer a choice of financing options such as monthly payments or no up front payment with 12 months interest free. Other cosmetic surgery clinics can be very small and may have just one or two surgeons but will charge more than the large clinics. This can be due to the surgeons being specialists in the field of nose surgery. Also, these small clinics often have plastic surgeons who are members of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS). Membership to this body is highly accredited because they must undertake a rigorous training programme involving extensive hours of study. Furthermore, they must regularly attend organised scientific meetings and submit annual safety audits of their work. These surgeons are the elite of their discipline. They normally have more experience, training and knowledge which means that they will inevitably command a premium fee.