Rhinoplasty Can Improve the Shape of Your Nose or Correct Breathing Issues
Rhinoplasty can reshape your nose to achieve enhanced symmetry and harmony with your facial features. The treatment can also improve functional issues, such as a deviated septum. At LIMARP® in Tijuana, Mexico, Dr. Marco A. Rodas Nava can design a customized treatment resulting in attractive, natural-looking results.
Is Rhinoplasty Right for You?
The shape of your nose can cause discord with your other facial features due to:
- Being crooked
- Having especially wide nostrils
- Bumps or indentations
- An upturned or downward-pointing tip
- Imperfections resulting from trauma
Your doctor can evaluate your health and cosmetic needs to determine if rhinoplasty is an appropriate option. He will carefully review your medical history, since certain autoimmune conditions and other factors may disqualify you from surgery. Your safety is our priority, and we will take every measure to confirm that your desired procedure is right for you.
The Rhinoplasty Procedure
Dr. Rodas Nava will use one of two basic methods to perform your nose surgery. During open rhinoplasty, he will create an incision along the columella, the cartilage that runs between your nostrils. If you undergo closed rhinoplasty, he will place the incisions inside your nostrils. Whenever possible, Dr. Nava prefers close surgery, since the incisions will be completely hidden. Ultimately, the right technique will depend on your specific treatment goals, as well as the natural shape of your nose. However, even when open rhinoplasty is necessary, Dr. Rodas Nava's refined techniques can result in discreet scars.
If physical characteristics of your nose are causing you to feel self-conscious, modern rhinoplasty using sophisticated techniques can help you achieve refinements that provide a beautiful complement to your facial features.
After making the incisions, Dr. Rodas Nava can begin making the necessary alterations. For instance, he may remove cartilage or bone tissue to improve the shape of your nose. If you have wide nostrils, he may remove some soft tissue. In other cases, he may perform a tissue graft to improve an upturned nose or an indentation on the bridge. If you have impaired breathing due to a deviated septum, Dr. Rodas Nava can alter the tissue to foster proper breathing.
Recovering from Your Surgery
Rhinoplasty is an outpatient procedure, meaning you will leave our offices the day of your surgery after a short recovery period. We will place a splint to foster the healing process, and this is typically worn for about three days after surgery. When you return to your home or hotel room, you should plan to rest. In many cases, patients are able to return to work in about 10 days. You should avoid strenuous exercise until your surgeon determines you can resume these activities. Though you will experience some initial swelling, bruising, and inflammation, these side effects will usually subside within a few weeks. It may be up to a year before healing is complete and you see the final results of your surgery. Everyone heals at a different rate, and Dr. Rodas Nava will help you understand about how long you can expect recovery to take.
Contact LIMARP Today
If physical characteristics of your nose are causing you to feel self-conscious, modern rhinoplasty using sophisticated techniques can help you achieve refinements that provide a beautiful complement to your facial features. To learn more about rhinoplasty or to schedule your consultation, contact our office online or by phone. From the US, you can reach us toll-free at (866) 585-3298. If you are calling in Mexico, you can reach us at (664) 686-2542.