A Rhinoplasty, or nose job, is surgery performed on the nose to change its shape and give it a more pleasing cosmetic appearance. This nose surgery can also improve nasal airflow in cases where nasal blockage is present. Since your nose is your most prominent facial cosmetic feature, choosing the doctor who performs your nose job is undoubtedly one of the most important cosmetic decisions to be made.
When Utah Rhinoplasty is performed by an experienced facial plastic surgeon it usually goes quite well, with a happy patient and a happy surgeon once all the healing is complete. However, if Rhinoplasty is performed by a less experienced surgeon, the risks for complications can arise along with the risk of needing additional nasal surgery known as Revision Rhinoplasty. This can lead to an unhappy patient and unnecessary further cost down the road. By choosing an experienced surgeon, such as Dr. Mobley, the chances for an excellent experience are greatly increased.
Your nose is a very important part of your general health. Good nasal breathing is part of exercising, daily life, and of course a restful sleep. To get optimal results, it takes a well trained, experienced doctor and artist. Dr. Mobley is one of the premier nasal surgeons in the USA and has been extensively sought out by media outlets including Inside Edition, Good Morning America, People and Cosmopolitan magazines. He is also consistently rated as a top Plastic Surgeon in Park City, Utah, a Vitals.com top 10 Doctor, and a Castle Connelly physician of excellence. We invite you to experience the difference for yourself and it all starts here.
Utah Rhinoplasty is an operation performed on the nose to change its shape to give a more pleasing cosmetic appearance. I perform what is called “open structure” rhinoplasty. This newer approach to rhinoplasty combines a traditional emphasis on cosmetic shape change with a particular focus on maintaining the strength of the nose. A strong nose not only looks good but also works the way it is supposed to. This can improve the nasal passages in cases where nasal blockage is present.
To fully understand the costs of cosmetic surgery, you must understand the guiding principles of Dr. Mobley’s medical practice: medical practice: Quality, Safety, and a Respect for Cost. Dr. Mobley has not designed the surgical experience to be lowest bid; rather, he wants you to have an exceptionally high-quality medical experience. If this interests you, please read on.
There are three main components that contribute to your final cosmetic surgery fee.The first component is the surgeon’s fee. As this is a medical experience, your final surgeon’s fee can only be determined after a full consultation with Dr. Mobley where he will perform a complete history and physical exam and together you will formulate a treatment plan that best fits your cosmetic goals.
As a reference point, a recent survey of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery showed the average professional fee for rhinoplasty to be $5950; Dr. Mobley’s professional fee will tends to be in this range. However, there are 2 additional fees for every rhinoplasty operation: the surgical facility and the anesthesia provider.
Dr. Mobley does not “skimp” when deciding where to do your surgery. Your surgery will be performed in a state of the art certified surgical facility and you will be cared for by some of Utah’s top anesthesia providers.
When you combine all 3 fees (Surgeon, Facility, and Anesthesia), the final “out the door” cost for your rhinoplasty can range from as low as $4000 (minor bridge work) up to over $8000 (high complexity revision cases). A typical standard rhinoplasty is more likely to be around $7500 “out the door”. Remember, you can always find a lower fee, but at Mobley MD we pride ourselves on the fact that Dr. Mobley performs more rhinoplasties than any other surgeon in the Mountain West. There are no regrets, when you choose the best.
After your consultation you will leave the office with an easy to understand written quote in which we will list the cost of these three components for your individualized surgical plan. Keep in mind that the facility and anesthesia fees are time-based and so may be increased, or decreased, based on the actual final length of your cosmetic surgery.
You will be seen directly by me one to two days after your nasal surgery. Approximately one week after your surgery, I will see you to remove your cast and stitches. As you enter the second week after surgery, you will probably begin to notice that a good amount of the swelling in the nose is resolving. Your nose will continue to improve in shape for several weeks following surgery as the swelling decreases.
Like all cosmetic surgery, rhinoplasty is real surgery and, as such, we place a very strong emphasis on your medical safety. Your surgery will be performed at a JCAHO-licensed surgical center. You will be put to sleep and monitored by an M.D. anesthesiologist, and I will perform the operation. Learn more about the Utah Surgical Center here.
In my experience, many of my patients are pleasantly surprised by the minimal amount of discomfort they have in the postoperative period. In my practice, we very rarely use packing – one of the most uncomfortable facets of facial plastic surgery; my patients greatly appreciate this. Medicine for pain is always provided. Most patients take this for 3-7 days following surgery.
If you do light (office) work, you could return to these activities four to five days after the operation. If you do more physical work, seven to ten days is more appropriate. If you care for young children at home, it is best to have someone available to help with their care for the first four to seven days.
During your consultation, I will use computer morphing software to give you an idea of how your nose will look after the operation. I will also show you before and after photos of patients that have undergone similar types of cosmetic changes to help give you realistic expectations of what can be achieved from surgery.
I perform both endonasal and open rhinoplasties. Endonasal is when the operation is done completely through the nostrils. The open approach is performed cutting through the small piece of skin that separates the nostrils (the columella). Depending on your cosmetic goals, we can determine which approach is best for you.
In my opinion, the open approach offers many technical advantages of increased visualization of the anatomy, superior accuracy, and a greatly decreased chance of a subtle asymmetry developing months or even years later. I’ve learned that many patients have a misconception about the scar left from the open approach. When the incision is properly opened and meticulously closed, the scar is very hard to spot without magnification.
Your journey towards a happier, healthier and more confident life begins right here. We can’t wait to find out how Mobley MD can help facilitate the change you’ve been waiting for. Fill out our contact form below to either schedule a consultation, or to request more information.