Rhinoplasty in Tijuana, Mexico
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.
Benefits of Rhinoplasty Surgery in Tijuana
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.
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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.
How Long is the Rhinoplasty Procedure?
The standard operating time for a simple rhinoplasty surgery is 1 to 2 hours. If you are having a more extensive surgery, the length of the procedure will increase. For example, the number of changes to your nose will affect surgery time. Another factor that may result in a shorter or longer rhinoplasty is the method: open or closed. A rhinoplasty that is both functional and cosmetic will also take a bit longer than the standard 1 hour. If you’d like to know how long will your rhinoplasty surgery, talk to your surgeon so he can provide an accurate estimate.
When patients ask how dangerous is a nose job our answer is always the same: no more dangerous than any other surgery and as safe as any surgery performed by a certified professional. By going to a board-certified plastic surgeon, you are making sure your rhinoplasty is safe. With that being said, it’s important to consider that all surgeries have certain risks to consider. For rhinoplasty, please consider the following surgery risks and complications:
- Excessive bleeding
- Anesthesia risks.
- Poor wound healing and/or scarring.
- Difficulty breathing
- Constant numbness in the nose ara
- Need for revision surgery
- Skin discoloration
Does a Rhinoplasty Hurt?
When planning a rhinoplasty, patients are usually anxious about how much it hurts. Your surgeon cannot tell you, on a scale of 1 to 10, how much a nose job will hurt you because everyone’s body and pain tolerance are different. However, there are a few important things you should know about rhinoplasty and how much it hurts:
- The actual rhinoplasty procedure does not hurt. Your surgeon and anesthesiologist will make sure you are relaxed and experience no pain during the surgery.
- The recovery stage of rhinoplasty is more uncomfortable than painful. Before heading home to rest and recuperate, your surgeon will prescribe you pain medication and will give you extra instructions to minimize pain.
- The most common complaint from patients is not pain after rhinoplasty, rather the uncomfortable feeling of having a stuffy nose for 2 to 3 days.
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.
After the initial recovery period, patients can expect to take 4 to 6 weeks before their bones are completely healed and swelling to be almost gone. Patients will be able to resume all of their normal activities, including exercise and strenuous activities 12 weeks after surgery.
Rhinoplasty Tijuana Cost
The average price for a Rhinoplasty is $3,200 including surgeon fee, anesthesia, facility and medication. We recommend you have a free virtual consultation with one of our plastic surgeons so you can get a personalized quote and discuss your goals and expectations. Also, you can preview your results before your surgery with our amazing 3D imaging software!
Best Rhinoplasty Surgeons in Tijuana
If you would like to be treated by an expert, we’d love for you to learn more about VIDA surgeons. All of our plastic surgeons are board-certified, have undergone extensive training and are always up to date with the latest advances in medicine, plastic and reconstructive surgery. Our rhinoplasty expert, Dr. Juan Carlos Fuentes is a clear proof.
Dr. Fuentes has more than 25 years of experience in plastic surgery and is a specialist in rhinoplasty. Hundreds of happy patients praise Dr. Fuentes for their results but also how careful and attentive he is.
Learn More About Rhinoplasty in Mexico
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)738-2144 (toll-free) today.
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Meet Dr. Juan Carlos Fuentes, MD Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon practicing at VIDA clinic Tijuana. Dr. Fuentes served as Chief of Residents in Plastic Surgery in Guadalajara. His postgraduate fellowship training was also completed at the University of California at Irvine and at Texas University. Specializes in Facial Rejuvenation, Rhinoplasty, Botox & Facial Fillers, Brow Lift, Blepharoplasty, Facial Enhancement and more. He is a member of the Mexican Association of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery (A.M.C.P.E.R.), American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (A.S.A.P.S.), San Diego International Plastic Surgery Society, Tijuana Medical Association, International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (I.S.A.P.S.) and The Rhinoplasty Society.
Learn more about Dr. Fuentes and his experience here.