Rhinoplasty (nose) - Panama Medical Tourism

Rhinoplasty Nose Surgery Panama Medical Travel

Rhinoplasty

As the nose is the most prominent of all our facial features, if there are imperfections, it can also be the most prominent feature to elicit ridicule and cause personal grief. Unlike other bodily imperfections, one can not hide a large or crooked proboscis and any attempt to do so is impractical. Rhinoplasty, or reshaping of the nose, can correct most any physical nose issue from removing a bump on the ridge of the nose to sculpting a smaller, more petite tip.

The surgeons at Hospital Punta Pacifica are well trained in the art of rhinoplasty. During your initial consultation, your doctor will inquire about your medical history and speak frankly with you about your expectations. He or she will take pictures of your nose from different angles for your medical file.

Prior to your Panama rhinoplasty you will be asked to refrain from smoking and taking aspirin or any other anti-inflammatory drug as they thin the blood and can cause an increase in bleeding.

Rhinoplasty is an in-patient procedure that utilizes general anesthesia and necessitates an over night hospital stay. The surgery can last between one to two hours depending upon the desired outcome. At your surgeons discretion, your medical vacation rhinoplasty is performed opened or closed. Open surgery requires an incision across the collumella (the strip of skin separating your nostrils). The skin covering your nose’s cartilage and bone is then separated from the base structure and pulled back to expose and allow access to the cartilage. In a closed operation, incisions are made on the inside of the nostrils and the skin and soft tissue of the nose are separated from the bone to allow access to the structural aspects of your nose. Your surgeon then sculpts and reshapes the cartilage in your nose adding a cartilage graft when necessary. This graft is generally taken from the septum or the ear. When your surgeon is through, the soft tissue is then pulled back down over the nose (in the case of open surgery) and the incisions are sutured shut.

Any packing placed inside your nose will be removed the morning after surgery. A splint is placed over your new nose and internal tubes may also be used to ensure proper healing. The splint and tubes can usually be removed a week following the surgery. You can expect to be sore for a few days following the rhinoplasty and your doctor will prescribe pain medication for your comfort. Swelling and bruising are normal and should subside within seven days. It may take up to a year to see the final results of your nose job.

As with all surgeries, there a risks involved with rhinoplasty. Complications associated with rhinoplasty include infection, asymmetry, scarring, numbness, skin discoloration and poor healing. Be sure to speak candidly with your surgeon about the risks involved with any surgery. Improve your profile with a Johns Hopkins International affiliated, Hospital Punta Pacifica rhinoplasty and gain more confidence in yourself and your life.