Every year, half a million people seek consultation for enhancement of the appearance of their nose.

In 2012, rhinoplasty is the top surgical procedure performed under age 35 in both sexes, according to American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AFFPRS) 2012 Statistics Survey.

Both men and women who are not happy regardless of your race desire to have this surgery done, however, one factor that draws them back from going forward is the price. This led many to wonder what is causing this procedure to be so darn expensive.

In this article, I will be sharing 5 factors that affects rhinoplasty cost in Australia.

Nature of the Procedure

Rhinoplasty is considered to be the most challenging cosmetic surgery done on the face making this procedure relatively expensive compared to other procedures. The procedure requires meticulous attention to detail and the handling of very delicate structures. The surgeon reshapes not only the cartilage but the nasal bones and the skin as well to create an overall pleasing result. This may seem like a snip and suture type of procedure but the surgeon should strongly consider the aesthetic outcome while making sure to maintain optimum functionality of the nose. The complicated nature of the procedure largely affects its price.

Surgeon’s Fee

A surgeon’s fee can also significantly add to the total cost of rhinoplasty, and this would vary depending on reputation and specialty of your doctor. When a surgeon has already established himself to create impressive and quality rhinoplasty results and have maintained a good client base and reviews, then it is expected that they put a higher premium on their work.  Also those cosmetic surgeons who specialize on specific nasal cosmetic procedures such as revision rhinoplasty would put higher fees because of the expertise and time required to perform the procedure.

Clinic’s Fee

The factors involved here depends on the facilities that a clinic has, how advanced these are, the number of patients that they can accommodate and the reputation that it has. A clinic may also offer other services in conjunction with rhinoplasty itself. For instance some are medical spas and also offer a list of other ayurvedic treatments and services.

Location and Country

The place where you have your procedure done can also affect its total cost. Usually, clinics that are located in a certain area, for instance rhinoplasty in Melbourne, would run along the same price range. But you can expect that prices would most certainly vary in different countries or even different states

The cost of nose surgery in Australia start from AUD$8,800. However, as each person is unique and the procedure needed varies in each individual, the type of nose surgery that you need to have done may have a direct impact on the cost involved.

Rhinoplasty in Australia is considered to be relatively cheaper compared to European countries. This is also the reason why medical tourism became so popular.

Type of Rhinoplasty Procedure

The type of nose surgery that you need to have done would also determine the total cost. There are different types of rhinoplasty procedures with their respective degree of difficulty and extensiveness. Reduction rhinoplasty, refinement rhinoplasty, ethnic rhinoplasty, cleft lip rhinoplasty have a relatively lesser level of difficulty compared to a revision rhinoplasty.

There are also some procedures that would allow the patient to be discharged a few hours after surgery, while there are others that would require the patient to stay in overnight for observations. Adding to this, the type of anesthesia required for the surgery also affects the price.

Seek Professional Advice

While it is great to have better knowledge and understanding about rhinoplasty procedure, no amount of research is substantial than getting a professional advice from your doctor. A consultation with your doctor will allow for a proper assessment of your condition. This is also a great opportunity for you to raise some concerns, hesitations and your expectations in getting a cosmetic surgery. Plus, your doctor will be able to explain to you how best you can achieve the eyelid surgery results that you are longing for.

To contact Dr Andrew Kim, please send your concern here: or call (02)9280 3632 – SYDNEY; 1300 155 110 – MELBOURNE.