Bothered by the shape or size of your nose but can’t afford surgery? Getting a nose job in Mexico can probably save you up to 60%, and is the perfect place to relax and recuperate in while you wait for the swelling and bruising to subside.
There are many reasons why you may want to have nose surgery. It may be misshapen through trauma, you may have breathing difficulties, or it is just too big, too small or a funny shape. As your nose is the most prominent feature on your face, feeling unhappy with it is going to have a detrimental effect on your self-esteem, especially if you have had those feelings for a long time.
While deciding on any surgery is a major decision, nose surgery should be given careful consideration as the results are not something that can be hidden away. A nose job is not just going to change your nose but it is also likely to alter your face. You must be prepared for the change in the way you look, which may take some getting used to, not just for you but to your family and friends too.
For many people in English-speaking countries, the cost of cosmetic surgery (which your nose job would probably be classed as if you don’t have any medical problem) is too high at home as it isn’t covered by health insurance or public healthcare. In Mexico, the costs are considerably lower, often saving thousands.
For Americans and Canadians in particular, Mexico is practically on their doorstep – either a short haul flight away and for some, within driving distance. For some people who don’t want the hassle or expense of traveling across continents, this is a real plus.
Nose surgery is usually carried out by a specialist surgeon, called an otolaryngologist. In Mexico, general surgeons who specialize in a sub-speciality, such as otolaryngology, are required to do additional training, as well as recertification every 5 years – just as their colleagues in the United States are. If you are considering a nose job in Mexico, if you make sure you find a specialist who has expertise in otolaryngology then you shouldn’t go too far wrong. Mexico ha plenty of excellent surgeons, many of whom are also American trained and board registered, so you can be doubly sure of good standards.
Providing you do some research, and know what you are looking for, you can find great-quality facilities who offer reliable services with trustworthy medics. While no surgery can ever be guaranteed to be successful, you are giving yourself a good start if you can get the basics right.
Medical Departures helps you do this. We do background checks on qualifications and professional memberships, as well as visiting clinics/hospitals. Our findings are published on our website, with real patient reviews, which are all freely available for you to look at in order to help you re a decision.
No two nose jobs are the same. The surgery is tailored to each individual’s needs. The procedure may be carried out under a general or a local anesthetic – and if you are a bit squeamish and don’t fancy hearing the sounds of cartilage and bone being operated on, then you may want to opt for a general.
Your surgeon will be able to give you a better account of what is going to happen during the procedure, should you wish to be filled in on all the details.
Again, there is no set time – it really depends on what kind of surgery you are having. Average time is around 2 hours. It may only take an hour – or it may take 6 hours if your surgery is complicated requiring extensive reconstruction.
Immediately after surgery your nose will be filled with gauze, and you will be bandaged. You may have a splint to keep the nose as straight as possible until your bones have set. You probably won’t feel too comfortable for a few days, especially once the swelling and bruising develop, but pain medication and cold presses will help with the symptoms.
The surgical dressings will be removed between 4 and 7 days and splints and bandages between 7 and 10 days. Some people feel able to return to work after 2 weeks, but it may be 3 before you feel up to your normal routine. You will have to take things gradually and slowly, and while light exercise is permitted after 3 weeks, you should avoid strenuous exercise for at least 6 weeks.
Nose jobs in Mexico are usually less than half the average price of the United States, at around $3,000, rather than $8,000.
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