What is the price of a Rhinoplasty in Portugal? Rhinoplasty,nose surgery or nose job has, year after year, become one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in the world.
The nose plays a major role in the face, as it takes center stage. For this reason, a harmonious nose makes all the difference to the human face and can raise self-esteem.
However, like any cosmetic surgery, rhinoplasty must be carried out in an informed, desired, and considered manner.
Knowing how much nose surgery costs is certainly one of the questions on the minds of anyone thinking of undergoing this aesthetic procedure.
What is Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is plastic surgery that improves the appearance, structure, shape, and function of the nose.
Whether it's to correct genetic defects, congenital characteristics, or acquired deformities resulting from trauma, rhinoplasty can reduce a nose that is too large, enlarge a nose that is too small, remold the shape of the tip, or improve the appearance of the "nose cane".
Rhinoplasty, or nose job, is an outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia and takes between 1h30 and 2h00 on average.
Rhinoplasty can be purely aesthetic, functional, or both.
As for the functional aspect, nose surgery aims to improve respiratory function in cases of deviated septum or other deformities that obstruct the nasal airways.
To whom is it indicated?
Rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, is indicated for patients who are dissatisfied with the appearance of their nose or who have functional problems with their nose, which can range from deviated nasal septum, nasal polyps, turbinate hypertrophy, chronic nasal obstruction, headaches, or recurrent episodes of sinusitis.
Each nose job is unique, as it is adapted to the patient's facial features and needs.
The patient should communicate their goals clearly to the surgeon during the pre-surgery consultations.
But it's important to have realistic expectations about the results of a rhinoplasty, as they vary from person to person, according to the characteristics of the nose and face.
Patients who undergo a nose surgery should be emotionally stable and seek to improve the appearance of their nose, not achieve perfection.
Satisfaction with the result after rhinoplasty is around 80 percent.
What does the cost of a nose job include?
Each rhinoplasty is unique, and the total cost varies from case to case, but there are several common elements that influence the cost of the procedure:
1. General anesthetic;
2. Complexity of the surgery: the extent of the desired changes can affect the price of rhinoplasty. Thus, simpler, or less invasive procedures should cost less than more complex surgeries;
3. Tests: The necessary pre and post-operative tests, including laboratory and/or imaging tests, have an influence on the final price of the surgery.
4. Pre and post-operative consultations;
5. Post-operative follow-up, dressings, and medication;
6. Clinic operating costs and materials;
7. Fees for the team of assistants, nurses, and plastic surgeon.
The price of a Rhinoplasty
The cost of a nose job in Portugal can differ from clinic to clinic, or even from surgeon to surgeon.
However, it is possible to find an average reference price. Due to the complexity of the procedure, the cost of a rhinoplasty can't go much below six thousand euros. As mentioned, this figure includes everything from anesthesia to team fees to post-operative care.
If you're offered lower prices, be wary. Remember that the cost of your surgery shouldn't be the main deciding factor, as your health is at stake.
The most important thing, to guarantee your safety and achieve the desired result, is to make sure you choose a clinic of reference and a specialized, experienced surgeon.
Plastic surgery aims to promote the patient's self-esteem, quality of life, confidence, and health and, for many, it is the fulfillment of a dream.
By choosing an option that's too cheap and doesn't offer the reassurance of a quality service, you could be throwing everything away and wasting an opportunity to finally take the step forward in the image that you've been waiting for.
Is it possible to take out a loan for a Rhinoplasty?
Yes, it is possible to take out a loan for rhinoplasty. As a rule, this will be considered a personal loan and you should apply for financing at a bank or credit organization.
You can also, and should, enquire about financing options at the clinic where you are planning to have the surgery.
However, you should only apply for finance if you are having a strictly cosmetic rhinoplasty. In the case of cosmetic nasal surgery aimed at correcting functional problems, most health insurances cover part or all costs.
There are also costs associated with the post-rhinoplasty phase that should be considered.
It cannot be stressed enough that each case is unique, and you may need more medication, follow-up appointments, or nursing care than initially planned, as well as physiotherapy sessions.
Keep in mind, too, that it will take between 7 and 15 days to return to work after plastic surgery.
LMR, our plastic surgery clinic in Lisbon, is equipped with the latest technology and has an experienced, competent, friendly, and supportive team. If you are interested in having a rhinoplasty and would like to find out prices, request further information or book your assessment appointment, please fill in this form. We'll get back to you as soon as possible.
In case this article presents before and after photos please consider them merely demonstrative and may not serve as a reference for your particular case. These images are only to show possible results for one or several surgical procedures. The images we use are of patients who have consented to their use. Any images do not represent a guarantee of results.
Sobre a Médica Especialista
Dr. Luísa Magalhães Ramos / Plastic Surgery
PORTUGUESE MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, Nr. 42810
Graduated by the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto, she specialized in plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery, at Hospital de São José, in Lisbon.
Throughout her training, she subspecialized in aesthetic plastic surgery, having worked in world-renowned clinics.
Currently, she is mainly dedicated to face and breast aesthetic plastic surgery and to intimate female surgery.
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