If you are dissatisfied with the appearance of your nose, or if you suffer from breathing difficulties caused by an obstruction of the nasal passage, rhinoplasty can provide the improvement you desire. The experienced doctors working through the Tijuana Bariatrics network can perform a customized rhinoplasty surgery in Tijuana and Monterrey, Mexico. Dedicated to the same rigorous safety standards as US surgeons, these doctors provide affordable treatment alternatives without sacrificing patient safety and security. They are dedicated to helping patients accomplish their aesthetic and health goals.
Rhinoplasty is a type of plastic surgery intended to reshape the nose, for both cosmetic and health reasons. This procedure can address a number of cosmetic concerns, including:
- Position of nostrils
- Bumps, humps, or depressions
- Bulbous, enlarged, drooping, hooked, or upturned nasal tip
Rhinoplasty is considered a medical procedure when it corrects structural defects that impair breathing. One of the most common obstructions is a deviated septum. This thin layer of cartilage separates one nasal passage from the other and can become crooked or shaped away from the midline, leading to breathing issues. In other cases enlarged tissue may project into the airway and require removal for better breathing.
You will need to be prepared for the consultation, surgery, and recovery period you will go through during rhinoplasty treatment.
Before undergoing surgery, you will need to meet with your potential doctor. During this discussion, the physician will ask about your surgical goals, any medical conditions or allergies you have, or previous medical treatments that could potentially have an effect on your final results. Your doctor will also explain what to expect throughout the process in order to establish realistic expectations. If rhinoplasty seems like the best course for you, your surgeon will conduct a physical exam and take measurements of your face and nose to help plan the surgery.
If you have questions or concerns about the surgery, this initial consultation is an ideal time to bring them up. It both gives you an opportunity to get important answers and to decide if the doctor is the right match for your unique needs.
In general, the first incision is made on the inside of the nose to avoid visible scarring.
Unlike other types of plastic surgery, the exact details of a rhinoplasty procedure will vary depending on the your exact concerns and goals. The cosmetic or medical issue to be addressed determines the best surgical methods and techniques to be used. In general, the first incision is made on the inside of the nose to avoid visible scarring. The rest of the surgery may involve removing bone or cartilage, aligning the septum, placing sutures in the natural crease of the nostrils to alter their size, or placing cartilage grafts. The surgical incision is then sutured shut and bandages and gauze packing placed to reinforce your nose's new structure.
For the first few days after surgery, you will need to keep the bandages and any splints in place to support your nose. Your surgeon will give you specific instructions for recovery, how to care for the surgical site, prescriptions, and follow-up dates. Because the nose is in constant use, it can take up to a year for the final results of your surgery to become apparent. While the initial swelling will fade within a few weeks, it may return intermittently but your final results will be permanent.
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If you are unhappy with the appearance of your nose, the surgeons working through Tijuana Bariatrics can create a more pleasing profile. Contact the network today to schedule an appointment with one of the doctors as soon as possible.