Rhinoplasty in Mexico

The Complete Guide to Rhinoplasty in Mexico


Getting a rhinoplasty in the United States typically costs $6,000-8,000 USD total. In Mexico, a rhinoplasty procedure starts at just $3,000 USD. Many patients also appreciate the privacy of recovering away from friends, family, and colleagues. 

Read on for all the information you need about the cost and the process to get a nose job in Mexico. 

What is a Rhinoplasty?

A rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job, is a surgical procedure to enhance the appearance of the nose. While many patients get nose jobs purely for aesthetic purposes, many others get the surgery to improve their breathing or repair the nose after trauma. 

Getting a rhinoplasty in Mexico can treat a wide variety of issues including:

  • Restoring a balance between the nose and the face
  • Reducing bumps and depressions on the bridge of the nose
  • Improving nasal symmetry
  • Correcting the size and position of nostrils

How Much Does it Cost to Get a Rhinoplasty in Mexico?

Getting a rhinoplasty in Mexico starts at $3,000 USD. This is 50-70% less than it costs in the United States. Rhinoplasty is an outpatient procedure, and the surgery takes 2-3 hours to complete followed by a recovery of several weeks.

What Is the Process to Get a Rhinoplasty in Mexico?

Getting a nose job in Mexico starts with a free quote. A surgeon will take a look at several photos of the profile of your nose or offer to have a video consultation with you. They will explain any questions you may have about the procedure. 
While the procedure may vary from patient to patient, it the surgery consists of the following steps:

Step 1: Anesthesia

A rhinoplasty can be completed under general or local anesthesia. Your surgeon will make a recommendation tailored to your needs.

Step 2: The Incision

A nose job can be completed as an open or a closed procedure.

In an open procedure, an incision is made across the columella, the tissue which separates the two nostrils. In a closed procedure, the incision is hidden inside the nostrils.

Step 3: Reshaping the Structure of the Nose

Through this incision, your surgeon will reshape the structure of your nose. This typically requires the removal of bone or cartilage. If your nose requires more tissue, cartilage an be added from your septum, ear, or rib.

Step 4: Correcting a Deviated Septum

If necessary, your surgeon can then correct your septum and the tissue on the inside of your nose to improve your ability to breathe.

Step 5: Closing the Incision

Following the sculpting of the nose, the incision will be closed and sutured. 

Step 6: See the Results

Following the surgery, you will have a splint and internal tubes for the first week after your surgery. 
In a few weeks, the swelling will subside and you will begin to see the final results of your surgery. 
Check out the video below for a demonstration of the open procedure.

What is the Recovery Process After Getting a Rhinoplasty in Mexico?

Following your surgery, you will experience bruising, swelling, and bleeding in the first 5-7 days. Most patients feel well enough to return to normal activities within 5-7 days. 
Bruises around the eyes will typically fade within one week. It is not uncommon to feel congested for several weeks and swelling may last for 2-4 weeks. It is important to use sunblock on your nose for several weeks following your procedure for several months. Finally, you may experience numbness on the tip of your nose that may last for several months. 
Your surgeon will provide specific instructions to you to ensure the smoothest recovery possible. 

Typical advice will cover:

  • How to care for your incisions following surgery
  • What medications to take for pain and to reduce the risk of infection
  • When to follow up with your surgeon
It is very important to follow your surgeon’s instructions in order to achieve the best possible results from your surgery.

What are the Risks of Getting a Nose Job in Mexico?

Every surgery carries a risk of complications. Potential complications associated with rhinoplasty procedures in Mexico include:

  • Nosebleeds
  • Numbness
  • Bruising
  • Scarring
  • Swelling
  • under-correction or over-correction
  • Infection

Where Should I Get a Rhinoplasty in Mexico?

It is important to choose a clinic with experienced surgeons able to cater to international patients. Below are the profiles for two outstanding clinics in Mexico that offer Rhinoplasty procedures.

Playa Surgery Center


4.24/5 – 66 Reviews

The Playa Surgery Center in Playa del Carmen’s exclusive Playacar neighborhood is the perfect place for those who want to enjoy the warm sun, crystalline waters, and natural beauty of Southeastern Mexico while getting a nose job performed by highly trained and experienced professionals. The Playa Surgery Center is also located in the same building as the GIOSTAR Stem Cell Therapy Clinic and Sani Dental. Many patients choose to undergo several aesthetic procedures at once to take advantage of the high quality and affordable prices.

Rhinoplasty procedures start at $3,000 USD

Baja Surgery Center


4.05/5 – 189 Reviews

Located within Sani Medical Tourism’s Mediplaza Los Algodones, the Baja Surgery Center is a premier ambulatory surgery facility convenienty located just across the border from Yuma, Arizona. Easily accessible by car from across the Southwest United States, the Baja Surgery Center is an excellent option for travelers seeking affordable prices close to home. Patients often recover just across the border in the United States.

Rhinoplasty Procedures Start at $3,000 USD

Is it Safe to Get a Rhinoplasty in Mexico?

Yes! Plastic surgery in Mexico is regulated by COFEPRIS, a branch of the Mexican Department of Health. You can rest assured that you will be in the hands of a trained and qualified surgeon performing the procedure in a sterile environment.

Why Is It So Much Cheaper to Get a Nose Job in Mexico?

The primary reasons that it is cheaper to get a rhinoplasty in Mexico rather than in the US or Canada are the cost of labor.
Doctors in Mexico have far lower student debt than their colleagues in the United States, and the cost of living is up to 70% lower in Mexico than in the US or Canada. These differences allow doctors in Mexico to offer rhinoplasty procedures for prices that are very competitive.

What Other Options Should I Consider?

People considering a surgical rhinoplasty procedure might also consider a non-surgical option using Hyaluronic acid with results that can last 6-12 months. A non-surgical procedure costs $450 USD at the Playa and Baja Surgery Centers as opposed to $3,000 USD for the permanent, surgical option. 

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