Rhinoplasty (Nose Reshaping Surgery)
Affordable Rhinoplasty Becomes a Reality with Surgery Abroad!
Rhinoplasty, also known as nose reshaping surgery or the Nose-Job, is the second most popular cosmetic procedure, after Breast Enhancement.
Your nose is one of the most prominent of your facial features.
This is especially true when your nose is less aesthetically pleasing or too big for your face!
Both the shape and size of your nose can be remodeled, smoothing out bumps, and changing features that you don’t like.
The operation is more-or-less equally popular with men and women, who tend to be delighted with the results, and many find that their self-confidence improves by leaps and bounds, both socially and professionally.
It is also one of the cosmetic surgery procedures that is most easily combined with other plastic surgery. For example, many people choose to combine the nose job with Eyelid Surgery or a Face Lift! And if you have a weak chin that exaggerates the prominence of your nose, you may get even better results by combining Rhinoplasty with Chin Implant Surgery.
For a more affordable procedure, surgery abroad is one of your best options.
Many overseas destinations are popular for cheaper Rhinoplasty – for US residents, Argentina, Mexico, Peru, Dominican Republic and Costa Rica, are all great options.
In Europe, Poland, the Czech Republic, and Hungary are becoming increasingly popular with medical tourists, while in Asia, Thailand, India, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea and Vietnam are some of the choices for saving money.
Frequently asked questions
Will I benefit from rhinoplasty?
If your nose seems out of proportion compared to your other facial features, seems too wide, has a bump on the nasal bridge, has excessively flared nostrils, has been broken or damaged due to an accident, or is crooked and asymmetrical, you may benefit from rhinoplasty.
In fact, the amount of reshaping that is possible make it seem inappropriate that the procedure should be known as something as mundane as the “nose job”!
What does the rhinoplasty procedure involve?
Rhinoplasty is performed as either an open or closed procedure. Open rhinoplasty is a longer, more involved procedure, but is capable of a greater degree of nose reshaping. Closed rhinoplasty is a procedure more suited to minimal modifications of the nose. (Read about Open vs Closed Rhinoplasty…)
The surgery requires a general anaesthetic. Then, incisions can be made from inside the nose, so scarring is not visible, or where this is not possible, incisions may be made instead along the crease, where the nose joins the face, hiding any scars, or a small incision is made to the columella, the partition between the nostrils.
Then, through tiny incisions, your cosmetic surgeon reshapes your nose.
In some instances, it may be necessary to alter the positioning of the bones in the nose to make the nose straighter or narrower.
The nose can also be “built-up”. Here, the skin will naturally fit itself over the new structure, just as it did previously.
Following the operation, you can expect bruising, especially around the nose and eyes, which will mostly subside in a week.
You should also be aware that the healing process from nose reshaping is gradual.
This means you won’t see the final results for about a year. However, you should be enjoying the results of your new look quite soon after the operation.
How can I decide if I should go ahead and get rhinoplasty?
We would recommend a consultation with a specialist cosmetic surgeon. Then you can explain what your expectations of the operation are, and what exactly you would like to change about your nose.
What are the risks?
The risks involved are very low indeed.
Huge numbers of patients get nose reshaping surgery every year. The vast majority of them experience no problems, and love the results and new self-image the operation has given them.
However, it is important to understand that no surgical procedure, cosmetic or otherwise, is completely risk-free. You should certainly make sure that you cosmetic surgeon is a rhinoplasty specialist.
Your cosmetic surgeon will be happy to discuss all the risks in detail with you.
How much does Rhinoplasty cost?
Prices for can vary quite considerably, depending on where you go for surgery! Surgery abroad is often between 40% and 60% cheaper when compared to the price in countries like the US or the UK!
Eastern Europe, South and Central America, and Asia all offer great opportunities to save on the cost of treatment while visiting some extremely interesting countries.