For individuals who are unhappy with the appearance of their nose, a nose job in Mexicali can present the chance to feel more self-confident. Also known as rhinoplasty, a nose job helps to improve facial harmony, but it can also be used to correct breathing problems resulting from structural defects within the nose.
When used to improve facial balance, a nose job can change visible depressions or humps in the bridge of the nose, alter the width of the nasal bridge, or correct other problems, such as a nasal tip that is drooping, enlarged, hooked, or upturned. This procedure is also commonly performed to correct a deviated septum or obstructed airway that makes it difficult to breathe.
Mexico is quickly becoming a preferred destination for individuals seeking a nose job procedure. Along with the opportunity to recuperate in beautiful and warm environment, Mexico offers world class health facilities and affordable pricing for medical procedures, such as rhinoplasty. In addition, Mexico is also a convenient choice for patients traveling from Canada and the United States.
When considering traveling abroad for any medical procedure, it is always a good idea to do your homework and ensure the facility where you will have your procedure performed has a good reputation. We can assist with this at Medical Departures. You will only find quality checked clinics and physicians on our list. We take the time to perform an exhaustive background check that includes verifying qualifications and professional memberships, such as with The Rhinoplasty Society, which is open to only the top rhinoplasty surgeons in the world. We do not just stop there, however. We also conduct legal and criminal checks as well as real patient interviews with individuals who have actually used that facility. Since environment is also importance, we also visit the facilities in person before including them on our list.
Prior to your procedure, your surgeon will likely administer medications to help you feel more comfortable. A nose job may be performed under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation. This procedure may be performed using either an open or a closed technique. In a closed technique, the incisions will be hidden inside the nose. During the procedure, your surgeon will gently raise the skin covering the nasal cartilage and bones, making it possible to reshape the nasal structure.
Depending on the goal of the procedure, cartilage or bone may be removed. In some cases, the addition of cartilage grafts may also be required to achieve a desired outcome. When this is the case, cartilage will often be taken from the septum. If you suffer from a deviated septum, the surgeon may straighten this and reduce projections inside the nose to allow for improved breathing. Once the procedure is complete, the nasal tissue and skin will be redraped and your doctor will close the incisions. The procedure takes between one and two hours.
Packing and/or a splint will usually be placed inside your nose. Bandages or a splint may also be placed on the outside of your nose to provide protection and support. It is important to be aware that initial swelling will usually subside within a few weeks of your procedure, but it may take up to a year to see full results. During the first year following your procedure, you may also notice intermittent swelling, particularly in the morning.
Rhinoplasty is typically performed on an outpatient basis. You may feel most uncomfortable on the first day following your procedure. Congestion is common due to initial swelling. Patients should also expect to experience some bruising during the first week. Numbness in the nasal area is also common. During the first few days following your procedure, you may find it necessary to take pain medication. Swelling should completely diminish within 18 months following the procedure, at which time you can see the final shape of your nose.
The average cost of a nose job in Mexicali is $3,300 (EUR €2,958, AUD $4,615, GBP £2,287)compared to $8,800 (EUR € 7,889, AUD $ 12,307, GBP £6,101) in the United States.
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