In recent years, medical tourism, or going outside the U.S. for a surgery or procedure, has become more popular. Patients go to other countries to have rhinoplasty and other surgery performed at a lower cost. While several other countries, such as South Korea, Columbia, and Italy, may have surgeons willing to perform rhinoplasty at a low cost, the quality and safety standards may not be as closely regulated as they are in the U.S.

Case 44: One of the hardest things to accomplish in a nose job is giving a person a smaller version of the same nose. In Los Angeles, where small differences can mean everything, doing Finesse Rhinoplasty is common. Even at 6 months, you can see that, on profile, this patient’s tip is less projected but he still has a strong masculine profile. On base view, you will also notice the deprojection and the fact that alar base reduction can be done with no visible scars and maintenance of the natural nostril curve.

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This patient is in his mid 30’s and expressed concern about the width and shape of his nostrils, as well as the appearance of his nasal tip, particularly when he smiled. He felt that his tip pointed down when he smiled. He had an open rhinoplasty to narrow his nasal bridge, reduce the hump, narrow the nostrils, and refine the shape of his nasal tip. He is just 8 months out from his surgery in these photos.
Constance Chen, MD, board-certified plastic surgeon and breast reconstruction specialist, adds that the FDA is currently looking into fat grafting to see if there’s a risk of breast cancer associated with it. Other nonsurgical augmentations with saline or injectable fillers are extremely dangerous and not recommended, says Lara Devgan, MD, board-certified plastic surgeon and RealSelf Chief Medical Officer. “We do not understand how injectable fillers interact with breast tissue in the long run,” she explains.
The Ministry of Health will usually cover the portion of the procedure that is done to correct a breathing problem (septoplasty or turbinate reduction). Sometimes the Ministry of Health will cover septorhinoplasty to straighten a deviated nose when this occurs as the result of trauma or congenital birth anomaly. This requires prior approval from the ministry. Private insurance plans generally do not cover cosmetic surgery.
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