Rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job, is a surgical procedure in which the shape and structure of the nose are altered. This can involve reshaping the bone and cartilage, or making adjustments to the nasal tip, bridge, or nostrils. Rhinoplasty at Universal Plastic Surgery is typically performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia by one of the best plastic surgeons in Costa Rica: Dr. Carlos A. Centeno or Dr. Madelein Centeno.

Rhinoplasty - Before and After

Expected Results

The expected results of rhinoplasty vary depending on the specific procedure and the individual patient’s needs. Some common goals of rhinoplasty include improving symmetry, enhancing facial balance, and correcting deformities or asymmetries in the nose.

Rhinoplasty can also improve breathing by addressing structural issues such as a deviated septum.

The results of rhinoplasty are generally permanent, but they may be affected by aging, injury, or other factors that cause changes to the shape of the nose.

During a rhinoplasty procedure, incisions are carefully made to access the underlying structures of the nose. The skin is then lifted, and the necessary adjustments are made to achieve the desired aesthetic outcome. These adjustments may include filling down the bone structure to reshape it.

The incisions are then meticulously closed, and the nose is bandaged to support proper healing.

Frequently Asked Questions about Rhynoplasty

The recovery process for rhinoplasty at Universal Plastic Surgery typically takes about 7-10 days. During this time, patients should avoid strenuous activities and may need to take medication to manage pain or swelling. It’s important to follow your surgeon’s instructions carefully during the recovery period to ensure a safe and successful outcome.

The length of time for rhinoplasty can vary depending on the specific procedure and your needs, but it usually takes between 1-3 hours. 

Like any surgical procedure, rhinoplasty carries some risks and potential complications. These can include bleeding, infection, scarring, uneven results, and asymmetry. Your surgeon will discuss these risks with you in detail during your consultation and explain the steps they take to minimize these risks.

The cost of rhinoplasty can vary depending on several factors that are specific to your situation. On average, the cost of rhinoplasty at Universal Plastic Surgery ranges from $5,000 to $8,000. 

This price will include operating room charges, your surgical procedure with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons, general anesthesia charges by a certified anesthesiologist, recovery room charges for three hours, medications you will need during surgery, post-operative consultations and stitch removal.

Rhinoplasty is typically recommended for patients whose facial growth is complete, usually around the late teens or early twenties.

Yes, rhinoplasty can be combined with other facial procedures such as chin augmentation or eyelid surgery to achieve harmonious facial proportions.

It is vital to select a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience in rhinoplasty and a proven track record of successful outcomes to ensure safe and satisfactory results. Dr. Carlos Centeno M.D. and Dr. Madelein Centeno M.D. are both considered some of the best plastic surgeons in Costa Rica with years of experience and hundreds of surgeries as plastic, reconstructive and micro surgeons.

Before and After Photos

Before Rhynoplasty After Rhynoplasty

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