Nose Job in Tijuana

The Ultimate Guide to Nose Job in Tijuana

Last fact-checked: 4 December 2020

Unhappy with the shape of your nose and looking at low-cost ways to change it? Nose jobs in Tijuana are less than half the price you’d pay in the United States or Canada, but with no concession on the quality with Medical Departures’ quality-checked surgeons and facilities.

Let us show you why Tijuana is a great option for medical tourists, particularly when undergoing this kind of rhinoplasty surgery.

Why Choose Tijuana for a Nose Job?

Tijuana has always been popular for tourists, especially from Southern California, Arizona and the region; its close proximity to the Border, English-speaking doctors and excellent quality facilities are bringing patients here looking for reliable results and good-quality facilities.

Below, we break down why it's such as popular choice:

Skilled, highly-trained surgeons: Medical training differs slightly from country to country, but mostly it is fairly standardized throughout the world. Cross-border training is fairly commonplace, and so new developments, techniques and technologies are introduced rapidly. Many surgeons in Mexico have trained in the US, and you will find they have professional memberships with US surgical boards, such as the Rhinoplasty Society, as well as their Mexican counterparts. International affiliations with, for example, the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons are also commonplace.

Modern facilities:  Due to the influx of medical tourists, new facilities in Tijuana are emerging. They are state-of-the-art, equipped with the latest technologies and with facilities and amenities to make any stay more than comfortable. Money from medical tourism is reinvested, and there is healthy competition between providers – which is only good for patients. Patients vote with their feet–if services are not good, they simply wouldn’t come.

Affordability:  It’s not difficult to save around 60% compared to the cost at home at our verified Tijuana partner clinics. This, in many cases, works out to be thousands of dollars saved.

Quality-checked providers: We make it our business to ensure our clinics are up to the standards international patients expect. We check for malpractice suits and criminal proceedings and visit clinics personally. Doctor qualifications and professional memberships are verified and authenticated patient reviews collected. You can see them all on our website with clinic photos and other information, allowing you to make an informed choice.

What Is the Procedure for a Nose Job? How Long Does it Take?

Every nose job is as individual as you are. There is no set procedure as it really depends on what you want done.

Your surgeon will typically carry out the nose job procedure using an open or closed technique whereby the incisions are hidden inside the nose in a closed technique.

The amount of bone or cartilage to be removed during the procedure depends on your desired outcome. In some cases, it may be necessary to add cartilage grafts. Projections inside the nose may also need to be straightened or removed to help correct a deviated septum and help you to breathe more easily.

Some nose jobs can be performed in as little as an hour, while others may take up to five or six. Your surgeon will discuss the course of action for your case in greater detail.

What Is the Recovery Time After a Nose Job?

You will be bandaged, bruised and swollen afterward, and you may have splints or gauze packed into your nostrils. Pain medication and cold presses will ease the discomfort and help with swelling. Dressings will be removed after around four to seven days, although bandages may take up to 10 days.

It should also be noted that:

  • You will need to keep your head elevated as much as you can, especially when sleeping, which will help with swelling.
  • People usually return to work after the swelling has subsided and all the bandages are off.
  • It will take around three weeks before normal activities can be resumed, but over six weeks before sports and strenuous exercise can be carried out.
  • It may take six months to a year before all the swelling has completely subsided and your nose has healed, inside and out.

How Much Can I Save on a Nose Job in Tijuana Compared with the United States or Canada?

Nose jobs in Tijuana cost around $3,000 (CAD $3,900; GBP £2,000; €2,600; AUD $4,100), compared to around $8,000 in the United States (CAD $10,300; GBP £5,200; €7,000; AUD $11,000).

These are estimated averages. For some of the latest prices, check out these recommended clinics in Tijuana for nose job (rhinoplasty) surgery:

How Do I Get Started?

Find out more and see what’s available at our quality-checked rhinoplasty clinics in Tijuana.

If you’re ready to book see below for easy ways to arrange your appointment or get in touch with our Customer Care Team if you’ve any questions relating to nose jobs in Tijuana.


The Rhinoplasty Society. Website accessed: 4 December 2020.

Cosmetic Surgery for the Nose. WebMD. 15 January 2018.

What Are the Steps of a Rhinoplasty Procedure? American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Website accessed: 4 December 2020.

International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Website accessed: 4 December 2020.