Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery) in Tijuana
At VIDA Wellness and Beauty, we realize that your nose, a single facial feature, has the ability to define your entire appearance. If you are unhappy with the size or shape of your nose, you may feel as though it is the only thing that other people notice about you. Fortunately, our board-certified plastic surgeons have extensive experience performing rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, to correct the size, shape or structure of the nose, for a more harmonious look.
What Rhinoplasty Corrects
Some patients pursue rhinoplasty to correct the size of their excessively large or wide noses. Other individuals seek nose surgery to improve a hump on the bridge of their nose, a hook at the end of it or overall asymmetry. Still others suffer from structural issues that cause chronic breathing problems, such as a deviated septum. If you can relate to any of these issues or simply dislike the way your nose looks in proportion to your other facial features, undergoing rhinoplasty in Tijuana with VIDA Wellness and Beauty can help.
There are two main rhinoplasty methods: the open and closed approaches. During consultation, your plastic surgeon will examine your nasal structure, listen to your aesthetic concerns and recommend the approach best suited to meet your unique needs.
The open technique involves making an incision on the strip of skin separating your nostrils called the “columella.” With this technique, the surgeon has the optimum visibility during surgery and, thus, the most control.
The closed technique involves making the incision on the interior of the nose, providing patients with well-concealed scars. In addition, the closed approach generally allows for a quicker recovery than with the open approach. However, with the closed approach, the surgeon has less visibility, and therefore control, during the procedure.
The Rhinoplasty Procedure
Nose surgery is performed on an outpatient basis, under general anesthesia. (Out-of-towners are welcome to stay at our comfortable recovery boutique.)
With both the open and closed approach to rhinoplasty, the surgeon uses the incision to gain access to the underlying nasal structure, which is made of cartilage and bone. The rhinoplasty surgeon then sculpts, reduces or uses grafting techniques to augment the cartilage and bone to improve the structure, symmetry, shape, angle, width or size of the nose. Once he is satisfied with the newly shaped nose, he closes the incisions with sutures and dresses the treated area with bandages and an overlying splint to protect the delicate nose while it heals.
Recovering From Rhinoplasty
The recovery period for rhinoplasty is one to two weeks. During the initial few days after surgery, you should keep your head elevated, even while resting or sleeping. Your nose may feel as though it is congested, and you may have to breathe through your mouth until the stuffiness subsides. Your nose may also be sore, swollen or bruised, with bruising potentially extending in to the eye area, contributing to the look of “black eyes.” However, these are normal symptoms that will slowly improve over the course of about 10 days.
Achieve a Sense of Balance
Do you long for a nose that is in proportion with the rest of your facial features? If so, find out more about how rhinoplasty can help you achieve a sense of balance throughout your facial appearance. To schedule a personal consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons to learn more about rhinoplasty, please contact VIDA Wellness and Beauty by calling 1-619-955-2666 (toll free) today.