Rhinoplasty in Cancun

The Ultimate Guide to Rhinoplasty in Cancun

Rhinoplasty in Cancun is a reasonably-priced option if you want to get surgery to your nose but can’t afford the high costs at home.

Unless the shape of your nose is causing breathing difficulties it is highly unlikely you will be able to claim for a rhinoplasty off your medical insurance if it’s purely for cosmetic reasons, so getting it done at home may well be an expensive option you just can’t afford. With Medical Departures you can discover more affordable options – and even with the cost of a holiday in a stunning destination such as Cancun, you’ll still pay less than you would at home.

Why should I get rhinoplasty in Cancun?

We’ve already mentioned the cost, and the appeal of a holiday is also a major factor for many patients who get a rhinoplasty in Cancun. Many book their surgery in the middle of their trip – getting to enjoy some time before their operation to sight-see, and giving themselves some recovery days afterwards.

The facilities in Cancun are excellent, and many are aimed specifically at international patients. These tend to be modern, equipped with the latest technological advanced and staffed by bilingual staff and doctors who are among the best in their fields.

As medical tourism is a growing area and bring in a lot to the local economy, it is in the best interests of hospitals, clinics and doctors to ensure they are offering the very best services to their patients. For this reason, many surgeons choose to obtain qualifications overseas, often in the United States, to reassure patients that their training is on a par with the counterparts north of the Border.

However, it is always advisable when you are undergoing any surgery to do your own research, and especially so on your face. Take the time to really look into the rhinoplasty procedure; speak to patients who have had it; look closely at surgeon’s experience and skills, as well as sub-specialty memberships, like the American Academy of Facial, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) and ask your surgeon anything you are unsure about – a good one will always be happy to answer your questions – and if not then perhaps they aren’t the one for you.

With our listings you have a wide variety to choose from. We do background checks on legal/criminal records; qualifications and memberships, as well as visiting clinics personally. You can view clinic photos and read real patient reviews to start you on the right path of choosing the most suitable clinic for you.

How long does a rhinoplasty procedure take – what is involved?

The rhinoplasty procedure varies for each individual, as obviously it depends on the nature of surgery. Some may want a broken nose fixed; some may want a hump removed; some may want smaller nostrils and others just the tip of the nose refined. The point is, there are many variations of rhinoplasty so what may be one person’s experience of the procedure may not necessarily be the same for you.

Some procedures may involve incisions being made inside the nose, whereas others may be made on the outside, and a simple procedure may take as little as an hour, but if extensive reconstruction or cartilage grafts are required then it may take up to 6 hours.

What is the recovery time for rhinoplasty?

Again, the downtime will vary for each individual, but you are likely to be bruised and swollen for a couple of weeks. You may have gauze packed in your nose, splints and bandages, which are usually removed between 7 and 10 days after the procedure. You will have to take things slowly in the weeks following surgery, but after 3 weeks you should be able to take part in gentle exercise, and after 6 weeks for more vigorous activities.

What is the cost comparison of rhinoplasty in Cancun?

The average cost of a rhinoplasty in Cancun is $3,500 compared to $8,000 in the United States.

What now?

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