Last fact-checked: 4 December 2020
Have you always felt insecure about how your nose looks and thought about getting a nose job? In Mexico City, the prices are substantially more affordable than at home—and with Medical Departures, you can find a quality-checked surgeon with the right expertise and qualifications to carry out a successful rhinoplasty.
A nose job is a cosmetic procedure that changes the shape of the nose. The procedure is invasive but, depending on what kind of procedure you need, the surgeon may be able to make incisions on the inside of the nose so there is no visible scarring.
People in the US and Canada who want this procedure may find that traveling to Mexico City works out to be more affordable, without compromising on quality. Regular, inexpensive flights on discount airlines make it an easy-to-reach location, with clinics here charging around one-third of the price back home. Doctors in Mexico City's best clinics have often been trained in the US or the EU so they are highly qualified and speak English.
Mexico has long been a popular destination for Americans and Canadians, in particular, those looking for affordable healthcare. While medical tourism here isn’t a recent phenomenon, it is now much more regulated and patients can find excellent quality facilities that conform to international health and safety regulations, rather than take a chance and hope things turn out for the best.
The internet is a great tool to gain information when you know how to conduct your research. Medical Departures has made it our primary mission to connect our patients to reliable doctors and services. We only list facilities that have been checked for their qualifications, professional memberships, safety standards, and criminal records. We also take into account reviews of real patients and we pay onsite visits to clinics to ensure that we’d be happy to go there ourselves for treatment and service.
Almost anyone can get a nose job and the procedure is common from late teens to retirees. The procedure is fairly simple, with minimal risks involved. Add to this the fact that the recovery time is minimal and there is no overnight stay required at the hospital, this cosmetic procedure is one of the world's most popular.
That said, you will need to be in good overall health and have realistic expectations. A consultation with a doctor or surgeon can confirm your suitability.
Before deciding to go ahead with any surgery, it is important to understand what the recovery process will look like. After your nose job surgery, you will:
Within two weeks, your nose will be back to normal and there will be little to no signs that you recently had surgery. Doctors do advise to take care for at least six months as the nose is still settling into its new shape.
As with any surgery—performed anywhere in the world—there are a few risks associated with getting a nose job:
The procedure is essentially the same across the board, the only difference being in the type of reshaping performed on the nose. This includes removing a hump on the nose, straightening the bridge, reshaping the nose's tip, increasing or decreasing the size of the nostrils, or making the nose bigger or smaller.
As previously mentioned, the procedure can also differ in terms of where the incisions are made, such as inside the nose (closed rhinoplasty) or outside, along the strip of tissue connecting the nostrils (open rhinoplasty).
Read more about what a nose job (rhinoplasty) surgery entails here.
The average cost of a nose job in Mexico City is around $3,300 (CAN $14,500, UK £2,300, EUR €2,900, AUS $4,600), compared to around $8,800 in the United States (CAN $12,000, UK 6,100, EUR €8,000, AUS $12,000).
Note: These are estimated figures at the time of writing. To see updated prices, as well as photos, surgeon profiles, patient reviews and location maps, check out these top-rated surgeons in Mexico City offering nose job surgery to international patients:
Check out our Mexico City nose job search results to see our quality-checked clinics.
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