One of the most important features
of your face is your nose. The certified doctors at BetterLooks
are especially aware of this and our surgery program would
not be complete without us offering a top of the line rhinoplasty.
Commonly known as a nose job, this procedure if perfect if
you aren’t pleased with the tip or the bridge of your
nose or its overall outline, or if you have suffered from
some kind of injury and would like to restructure your face.
procedure can reduce or increase the size of your nose, decrease
the width of your nostrils, modify the angle between your
nose and your upper lip and re-shape the outline of your nose
bridge. Not only can it correct injuries, but it can also
help alleviate certain breathing problems.
If you are interested in submitting
yourself to this type of surgery, you need to know which of
the different procedures would be the best for you. Please
read the following information so can get a general idea.
Versión Español: Rinoplastia
Whenever it comes to plastic
surgery, you need to keep in mind that no procedure will
ever provide an ‘ideal’ aspect to your face. The
aim of cosmetic treatment is to
achieve an improvement, to enhance your facial appearance.
This can help you boost your self-confidence and make you
feel better about yourself, while keeping realistic expectations.
This is one of the core values we have here at BetterLooks;
we want our clients to be completely satisfied with the results
of their surgery and to heighten their self-assurance.
Also, depending on your age group, there might be different
considerations you might need to keep in mind. Rhinoplasty
(Nose Job) is a really popular procedure among teenagers,
and their emotional, psychological and social growth must
be considered at all times. Usually, this surgery is performed
after a teenager’s growth spurt (14 or 15 for girls,
a little later for boys). You can contact Better Looks for
further information if you are interested in having to this
As with every other procedure, Better
Looks requires that their patients have a detailed discussion
with their plastic surgeon
before the surgery is performed. By doing so, both parties
have the opportunity to contribute in the whole process and
to increase the client’s level of satisfaction. When
speaking with your doctor, please feel free to talk openly
and to express your doubts as well as your expectations. Your
surgeon will help determine what isn’t or what is possible
to accomplish, helping you to improve your looks in the best
In this initial discussion, your
doctor will explain all that the surgery implies, from where
it will be performed, the cost of the procedure, the risks
it may entail, the recovery process and every other detail
so that you are completely informed. All the different aspects
of the surgery you are willing to undertake must be extremely
clear to you.
When preparing for your surgery in
Costa Rica, Better Looks will make sure to provide all the
best possible services during your procedure. We will arrange
for your transport and will offer
the best commodities during your recovery. All this can
be arranged previously with our organization.
Make sure to ask your doctor concerning
the diverse details that the surgery entails. For example,
you should know if you should stop taking certain medications
or if you will need to refrain from drinking or eating for
a certain time period before your surgery. It may be possible
that you will need to wash your face constantly before your
operation or you might need to stop taking certain vitamins.
a good communication with your surgeon at all times will help
increase your level of satisfaction, therefore, please do
not hesitate to contact BetterLooks since we will be more
than happy to help you with anything you need.
Our certified surgeons at Better
Looks perform this procedure using general anesthetic, although
there may be cases in which a local anesthesia is utilized,
like a nasal tip. This depends on the degree of the procedure
and on what you and your doctor prefer.
With general anesthesia, you will
sleep throughout the whole operation, waking only after the
whole process is finished. With local anesthesia, your will
be sedated lightly and your nose and surrounded area will
be completely numb. Throughout the operation, you will be
awake, but will not feel any pain at all and will be completely
rhinoplasty (nose job) treatment usually takes 1-2 hours in
total, though more complex surgeries can take longer. During
the process, the skin of the nose is separated from its supporting
structure of cartilage and bone. The surgeon then proceeds
to sculpt this framework to the desired shape. The character
of the sculpting will depend on the patient’s needs
and wants, as well as with the problem he/she presents. The
doctor’s preferred technique will also affect the process.
Once this part of the operation is done, the skin is placed
back and re-draped over the area.
Generally, to ensure no noticeable
scarring, incisions are made inside the nose. However, there
are doctors which prefer an “open” method, especially
in more difficult scenarios. In these cases, an incision is
usually made across the columella (the vertical strip of tissue
which separates the nostrils).
To maintain the new shape of your
nose, a splint is applied after the surgery. Also, soft plastic
splints and nasal packs may also be placed inside your nostrils
in an attempt to stabilize the septum and creating a division
between the air passages.
surgery will require for you to stay overnight at our high
technology health center. However, if the procedure you have
received involves only some minor corrections to the nose
tip, you might be able to leave on the same day. Your doctor
will most surely counsel for you to take at least a 10-14
day leave from work for your recovery. The area where the
operation was performed will be bandaged and the dressing
will have to changed in 5-10 days after.
the first 24 hours after the procedure, your face will feel
particularly puffy. You can expect your nose to ache and you
may be prone to dull headaches, although you will be given
medication to reduce this type of soreness. It is recommended
that you stay in bed during this time and keep you head elevated.
Your nose might appear crooked and asymmetrical, but this
will disappear given time.
A little nausea is common if you
have swallowed a lot of blood during the operation and you
can possibly vomit afterwards.
You can also anticipate bruising
and swelling around your eyes, which may increase in the days
to come; however, it will stop after approximately 2-3 days
and will start lessening after that. It depends on the extent
of the operation and if any nasal bones were broken. You can
reduce the swelling by applying cold compresses, as well.
Throughout this period, you might feel as if you have a ‘cold’
due to the congestion of the nasal ducts.
At any rate, you must keep in mind
that you will feel much better than you look. Within 2 weeks,
the bruising and swelling should vanish, even though some
subtle swelling will remain for several months (bear in mind
that this type of inflammation will be perceptible only to
you and your surgeon). If you were subjected to an “open
incision” the swelling might take from 1-6 weeks to
During the first few days, a little
bleeding is frequent, as well as the feeling of overall stuffiness,
which may persist for a few weeks. It is recommended that
you do not blow your nose or touch it for around a week or
so, while the tissues repair.
If nasal packing has been applied
after the surgery, it will be taken out after a few days and
you will feel a lot more comfortable. All dressings, splints
and stitches are generally removed after approximately 2 weeks.
It is also important that you wear
sunblock during your recovery period and that you refrain
from doing any exercise or any type of strenuous activity
for at least 6 weeks; this will avoid the probability of nose
injury.Your doctor will give you specific strategies for your
gradual return to normal activities. Avoid rubbing or hitting
your nose and be careful when washing your face and hair,
or when applying make up. The use of contact lenses can be
resumed as soon as you feel comfortable with it, but glasses
may present a problem. The will have to be taped to your forehead
or supported on your cheeks once the splint is taking off;
this may last for 6 to 7 weeks.
Make sure to take it slow so that
you can be certain that your nose is healing correctly. The
nose is a very fragile area and by being careful, you can
reduce the probability of any complications or secondary surgery
from occurring. It is highly recommended that you follow your
surgeon’s instructions at all times.
Eating healthy while you recover
also helps speed up the healing process. You can start your
recuperation with a mild liquid intake (for example, soup,
water, fruit juice). Your stomach needs to be settled before
you can take up normal drinking or eating again.
While you sleep, make sure to keep
your head elevated as well as during the day; refrain from
bending over at all times, since this will keep the swelling
to a minimum. If any nasal bones were broken during the procedure,
you may take longer to heal, but you should be able to return
to work around 2-3 weeks afterwards.
final results of the nose surgery may be apparent around 2 weeks
after, but small changes will continue to show during the
next 6-12 months. How long this will take and the final result
can depend on things such as your healing ability, age and
As with any type of cosmetic
surgery, complications are unusual, but they sometimes
do happen. However, they are usually minor and can be reduced
by precisely following your doctor’s directions before
and after the procedure.
Bleeding may happen up to four weeks
after the surgery. The patient must refrain from picking his/her
nose as well as blowing it to keep the bleeding to the minimum.
Small burst blood vessels can appear
as tiny red spots on the surface of your epidermis. These
are generally small but can be permanent. Keep in mind that
this occurs very rarely, but you must be aware that it can
In very atypical cases, an abnormal
shape of the nose may appear, which might be due to an error
during surgery or caused by the patient not keeping his/her
head elevated during the recovery period as well as sleeping
on one side. If this happens, the nose can pull to one side
if it is not supported adequately.
Infection is rare but it can happen;
the probability of post-surgery infection is less than 2%.
But if it does occur, cellulitis, granuloma and abscesses
can be treated with drainage and antibiotics. If a rhinoplasty
is performed in conjunction with an implant, this can increase
the chance of infection.
Smoking can increase the rate of
complications, since it reduces the body’s vascularity
and circulation. This means that it more difficult for your
body to bring much needed oxygen to your tissues, delaying
the healing process. BetterLooks suggests for you to stop
smoking for at least 4 weeks before and after submitting yourself
to the operation.
Another complication which very seldom
appears is toxic shock syndrome. It happens at a rate of only
0.016% after a rhinoplasty surgery is performed. Nonetheless,
if it does happen, it presents approximately an 11% mortality
rate. This condition presents symptoms such as fever, diarrhea,
vomiting and a sunburn-like rash. If you present any of these
indications, you need to contact your surgeon immediately.
The information given in this website should be considered
as an introduction to a rhinoplasty surgery (nose job surgery).
Before deciding on submitting yourself to the procedure described
above, we highly recommend you contact Better Looks directly,
so we can answer any specific question you might have.
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