Rhinoplasty in Mexico

The Ultimate Guide to Rhinoplasty in Mexico

Last fact-checked: 30 August 2020

Every year, thousands of US and Canadian citizens fly—and even drive—south into Mexico to receive more affordable rhinoplasty surgery. Commonly called a nose job, this procedure to correct that size, shape or function of the nose costs at least 60% less at our verified partner clinics throughout Mexico. 

Find an experienced rhinoplasty surgeon in top destinations like Tijuana, Cancun and Guadalajara and pay the best prices online when booking with Medical Departures.

Why Consider Rhinoplasty in Mexico?

Getting a nose job in Mexico is not as scary as it sounds. As long as you know where to look, you'll find that the country is home to world-class surgeons who practise in modern medical facilities that are on par with those back home. 

Mexico has its fair share of internationally-accredited hospitals, including the Joint Commission International. With ambulatory care facilities – which include consultations and treatments using advanced medical technology delivered on an outpatient basis – Mexico’s private healthcare facilities offer some of the best value for money in the world.

Similarly, physicians in Mexico are just as likely to be as skilled and qualified as they are in the United States – and cross-border training means that Mexican doctors have often trained in the U.S and have memberships of American surgical Boards.

Where to Go in Mexico - And How Do I Book?

Mexico is a vast country, with a range of diverse destinations that offer the chance to combine surgery with a holiday. These include popular beach resorts such as Cancun on the east coast, or Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas on the west coast. Mexico City, the capital, is home to some of the best facilities in the country and easily reachable from all major North American cities, while many patients chose to simply drive over the southern border into border towns, like Tijuana and Mexicali. 

We always recommend doing some research on your clinic and preferred destination, which to some extent, can be done online. However, using a reputable booking site like Medical Departures makes this whole process easier and more secure. You can book safe in the knowledge that we have background-checked all of the clinics, hospitals and surgeons listed on our site. This includes:

  • Searching criminal/legal records

  • Collating and publishing real patient reviews

  • Verifying doctor and surgeon qualifications

  • Confirming professional memberships


When booking through our site, you are also assured of unbeatable prices, as well as 24/7 customer service and assistance with other aspects of your medical trip such as insurance, hotel bookings, and finance. 

How Long Does a Rhinoplasty Procedure Take – And What Is Involved?

Rhinoplasty surgery is unique to each different patient; for example, the steps to correct a broken nose are very different to the steps needed to remove a bulbous tip from the end of a nose. 

Carried out using general or local anesthesia, a nose job is normally done as an outpatient procedure, which means that you will not have to stay in hospital overnight. 

The surgeon may perform your rhinoplasty using an open or closed technique. The incisions will be hidden inside your nose in a closed technique. The amount of bone or cartilage to be removed during the procedure will depend 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.

Surgery can take from one hour to three, four hours or even five for more complex cases that require cartilage grafts or extensive reconstruction.

What Is the Recovery Time for Rhinoplasty – When Can I Return to Work?

It is important to remember that recovery times will vary from patient to patient, but that you will have swelling and bruising for around two weeks, which is when most people return to work.

Surgical packing in the nose is removed within a week and splints or bandages between 7 – 10 days. You can usually take part in normal activities, and gentle exercise, after three weeks.

How Much Can I Save on Rhinoplasty in Mexico Compared to the US and Canada?

The average cost of rhinoplasty in Mexico is $3,000, compared to around $8,000 in the United States.

Browse these top three clinics in Mexico to compare prices and check out photos:

What Now?

Find out more by looking through our full list of rhinoplasty clinics in Mexico and see what they have to offer.

Book directly through our site or get in touch with our Customer Care Team if you’ve any questions about rhinoplasty in Mexico.

Sources:

Cosmetic Surgery for the Nose. WebMD. Website accessed: 30 August 2020. https://www.webmd.com/beauty/cosmetic-procedures-nose-job-rhinoplasty

Shaye, David. Thinking about rhinoplasty? Harvard Health Publishing. 6 March 2019. https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/thinking-about-rhinoplasty-2019030616112

Getting to Mexico. Rough Guides. Website accessed: 16 January 2020. https://www.roughguides.com/destinations/north-america/mexico/getting

Joint Commission International. Website accessed: 30 August 2020. https://www.jointcommissioninternational.org/

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