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Nose Surgery in Tijuana – Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Juan Carlos Fuentes

Rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures performed in the United States; the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reports that 126,000 rhinoplasty procedures were performed in 2011 (more than 24,000 were for men). The surgery improves the appearance of the nose or corrects functional problems that compromise breathing. Many Tijuana rhinoplasty patients have the surgery performed by board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Juan Carlos Fuentes to reduce the size of a large nose to make it more proportional to the rest of their facial features; this involves removing and sculpting the nasal tissues.

Am I a Candidate for a Nose Job?

You may be a suitable candidate for a nose job in Mexico if you want to bring your nose into better proportion with the rest of your facial features, or reduce the size of an overly large or wide nose. Nose jobs can correct a crooked nose, overly arched or “Roman” nose or an elongated tip. Nose jobs may be performed to treat breathing problems or a deformity, or to restore the nose after an accident.

Rhinoplasty before and after patient in Tijuana, Mexico

Before and after Rhinoplasty photos of Tijuana, Mexico patient 

The Rhinoplasty Procedure in Tijuana, Mexico

To begin the rhinoplasty procedure, Dr. Fuentes makes surgical incisions to access the underlying structures of the nose. Then, he will reshape the cartilage and bone and make any other alterations to the nasal structure. Tijuana nose surgeon Dr. Fuentes uses either the open or closed technique. During an open rhinoplasty, he makes an incision on the strip of skin separating the nostrils (called the columella). In a closed rhinoplasty, the incisions are made within the nostrils. Each approach has its own advantages; for example, an open rhinoplasty allows him better control over the outcome, while a closed rhinoplasty will heal faster and not leave any scars. Dr. Fuentes and the rhinoplasty patient will discuss the best approach during the initial surgical consultation.


Recovering from Rhinoplasty

Dr. Fuentes will likely bandage or splint the nose after rhinoplasty, and he will advise when it is safe to remove these dressings (or, he will do it himself during a post-operative follow-up visit). After surgery, it’s vital for rhinoplasty patients to get a lot of rest and limit their movement as much as possible. Swelling is normal and should disappear within a few weeks. Here are some other helpful guidelines for patients recovering from rhinoplasty:

  • Protect the nose from sun exposure for the year following the surgery.
  • Tape corrective glasses up and off of the nose during rhinoplasty recovery.
  • Refrain from smoking for several weeks before and after surgery.
  • Report any potential problems or complications to Dr. Fuentes as soon as you notice them.

If you would like more information about rhinoplasty please contact the office of plastic surgery Mexico provider Dr. Juan Carlos Fuentes through email or by calling (619) 202-4443.

Dr. Fuentes is a skillful facial plastic surgeon, treating rhinoplasty, facelift and eyelid surgery Mexico patients. In addition to specializing in facial procedure, he is an experienced Tijuana breast implants surgeon, and a leading provider of tummy tuck, and liposuction in Mexico.

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