Rhinoplasty in Tijuana Mexico is a safe and affordable way to enhance the facial harmony and correct the proportion of the patient’s nose. Commonly referred to as a “nose job” can also be used to correct breathing impaired by hereditary or structural defects in the patient’s nose.
A deviated septum (septoplasty) is one of the most common causes of breathing impairment. The surgical procedure to correct the deviated septum adjusts the nasal structure for better alignment and better breathing and airflow through the patient’s nostrils.
Surgical rhinoplasty can treat the patient’s nose size to improve facial balance, modify the patient’s nose width at the bridge and/or the size and position of the nostrils, and nostrils that are wide, large or upturned. Also nose profile with visible humps or depressions on the bridge can be corrected with rhinoplasty. A crooked nose or nasal tip that is enlarged, drooping, upturned, crooked, hooked or drooping are also correctable with rhinoplasty.
You may be a good candidate for rhinoplasty if your facial growth is complete, you are physically healthy, you do not smoke, and you have realistic goals in mind for the improvement of your nose in relation to your face.
During your rhinoplasty recovery, a splint and/or packing may be placed inside your nose and a splint or bandages placed on the outside to support and protect the new structures during initial healing.
Although initial swelling usually subsides within a few weeks post op, it may take up to a year for your new nasal contour to fully refine. During this timeframe you probably will notice gradual changes in the appearance of your nose as it refines to a more permanent outcome. Swelling may come and go and worsen in the morning during the first year following your rhinoplasty surgery.
Rhinoplasty surgery risks include anesthesia risks, infection, poor wound healing or scarring, change in skin sensation, Nasal septal perforation (a hole in the nasal septum) can happen but is rare. Additional surgeries may be necessary to repair the septum but it may be impossible to correct this complication, difficulty breathing. These and other risks will be fully with our board certified plastic surgeon prior to your surgery. It is very important that you ask all the questions and that you may have and address all your concerns directly with our plastic surgeon prior to your scheduled surgery.
As with any plastic surgery, it is critically important that you completely disclose every drug, medication, vitamin, herbal supplement and herbal drink that you currently or previously may have taken. Some over the counter medications when combined with innocuous teas such as green tea can have some very serious and unintended consequences. All drugs, prescribed, legal and illegal should be disclosed to our surgeon so that we can take appropriate steps to mediate or potentially reschedule your rhinoplasty should the risk of complications be deemed unacceptably high.
Patient nutrition is very important to the overall healing and results of the rhinoplasty. Iron levels in the body directly affect the hemoglobin levels in the patient’s blood resulting in increased or decreased healing rates. Collagen in the skin and in the patient’s diet also affect the quality and elasticity of the skin. Iodine and potassium iodide can help reduce the visibility of scars but most patients need to supplement their diet to get enough in their diet.
Rhinoplasty can be combined with other relatively plastic surgery procedures such as breast augmentation or tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). We at Trinity Medical do recommend that every plastic surgery patient bring along with them to Mexico a companion to assist with simple tasks post-op and provide moral support.
Our plastic surgeon is Dr. Manuel Nunez, Board Certified Plastic & Reconstructive surgery in Mexico, and is an International Member of the American Board of Plastic Surgery in the United States. Dr. Nunez has been practicing plastic and reconstructive surgery for 27 years and has a perfect surgical track record.
Trinity Medical performs our bariatric and plastic surgeries at Hospital Guadalajara, one of only three surgical facilities in Tijuana Mexico that meet the strict International Medical Standards and is a Certified Full-Service Hospital for Medical Tourists by the Mexican Federal Government in Mexico City. It is important that patients recognize that they do have an option to have their surgery performed by a Board-Certified surgeon at a real full-service hospital that is Certified. Opting to have your rhinoplasty by a someone that is not board certified and in a clinic, does pose some unacceptable risks to patient health.
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