Men and women who suffer from a deviated septum or who are displeased with the way their nose looks may be able to benefit from a nose job in Costa Rica.
This procedure, also known as rhinoplasty, can help to correct breathing problems as well as improve facial balance and costs a whole lot less in Costa Rica than it does at home.
Among the most common reasons for seeking a nose job, include visible bumps or depressions along the bridge of the nose. Some patients who have a nasal tip that is hooked, droops, or is upturned may also request a nose job.
While cosmetic reasons are common for seeking rhinoplasty, this procedure can also be an effective way to correct an obstructed airway that can make breathing difficulty or even cause snoring. Both men as well as women can benefit from having a nose job performed. You should be in good overall health in order to have this procedure performed.
Traveling to Costa Rica for a nose job can present a number of benefits, including the opportunity to relax in a tropical paradise. Most patients also find that costs for medical procedures are far less in Costa Rica than many other parts of the world, including the United States. The standard of care in Costa Rica is also quite high, as the country is home to many exceptional hospitals staffed by English-speaking doctors who are just a likely to have international professional memberships as surgeons at home.
Prior to your nose job procedure, you may wish to take advantage of the opportunity to explore such attractions as Manuel Antonio National Park, Arenal Volcano, Monteverde Cloud Forrest, or the country's many spectacular beaches.
In the process of planning a trip to Costa Rica for a nose job, you should take the time to research facilities and choose one with a good reputation. We can help to make the process easier at Medical Departures. We are completely committed to your comfort and peace of mind. Our research process includes verifying qualifications & professional memberships and we also perform criminal and legal background checks. To ensure we have a good sense of what you can expect, we obtain real patient reviews as well as visit facilities in person.
Before your nose job, you will meet with your surgeon to discuss your goals from the procedure. A nose job is performed under general anesthesia, so you should feel comfortable. Depending on your goals, one of two techniques may be used; a closed technique and open technique. Incisions are hidden inside your nose in a closed technique.
After making incisions, the surgeon will lift the skin covering the nasal bones and cartilage gently, allowing him or her to reshape the structure of your nose as necessary to achieve desired goals. In some cases, it may be necessary to remove bone or cartilage. Cartilage grafts are also sometimes used to achieve desired goals. In cases in which the patient suffers from a deviated septum, the surgeon may need to straighten structures inside your nose to allow for easier breathing. After all corrections are made, the skin will be redraped and the incisions closed. Most nose jobs take about an hour or to complete.
When you awaken from your procedure, you should expect to have a splint and packing to provide support. Swelling is common following a nose job, but should go away within a few weeks. Patients are typically able to see the full results of a nose job within one year.
Since this procedure is usually done in an outpatient clinic, you may be released on the same day. Pain medication may be prescribed to help with any discomfort you feel. Keep in mind that bruising is common during the first week. You may also notice some congestion and swelling in the mornings. This is completely normal.
The average cost of a nose job in Costa Rica is $2,900 (EUR €2,634, AUD $3,898, GBP £2,037) compared to $8,800 (EUR € 7,889, AUD $ 12,307, GBP £6,101) in the United States.
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