Rhinoplasty or “Nose Job” Surgery, is a procedure that involves altering or modifying the shape and size of the nose. Vive Plastic Surgery Center has the best rhinoplasty surgeons in Tijuana, Mexico. because we understand the best and most effective techniques to achieve a profiled and harmonious nose. 

Can rhinoplasty create the "perfect" nose?

Aesthetic nasal surgery (rhinoplasty) redefines the shape and size of the nose, bringing it into harmony with the other parts of the face. Because the nose is a prominent facial feature, even a slight alteration can greatly improve appearance. Rhinoplasty alone cannot give you a perfect profile, make you look like someone else, or improve your personal life. Before surgery, it is very important that the patient have a clear, realistic understanding of what change is possible as well as the limitations and risks of the procedure.

Skin type, ethnic background, and age will be among the factors considered preoperatively by the surgeon. Except in cases of severe breathing impairment, young patients usually are not candidates until their noses are fully grown, typically at 15 or 16 years of age. 

Who is the typical candidate for rhinoplasty (nose job)?

The decision to undergo rhinoplasty in Tijuana is extremely personal. If you feel that the appearance of your nose is affecting your confidence, social life, or success in your profession, you are probably a candidate to undergo surgery to reshape your nose, or improve breathing function, or both. Learn more below in our Table of Candidacy.

Types of rhinoplasty (nose job)

Rhinoplasty is performed to correct and address a significant range of cosmetic and functional nasal problems; furthermore, there are many types of nose procedures that can be performed for each unique case. As one of the most commonly-performed facial surgeries, it is used to resolve issues such as overly large nose, hump on bridge, flat bridge, bulbous tip, hanging tip, wide nose, asymmetrical nose, and problems with breathing. Learn more about the types of rhinoplasty procedures Vive Plastic Surgery Center offers and see which procedure is right for you.  

Open VS. Closed Rhinoplasty


Open rhinoplasty involves placing an incision at the base of the small strip of tissue between the nostrils, so the skin can be pulled back and the full structure accessed. This surgical procedure is commonly employed when a patient requires extensive nose reshaping, including alterations to the nose bridge, tip, and to alter the width of the nose. After healing, the tiny incision is almost invisible, appearing as a fine white line, hidden under the nose where it meets the face.


A closed rhinoplasty has a big advantage in that no surgical incisions are made on the outer portion of the nose, so no visible scars are created. The incisions are made within the nostrils, from which the nose corrections are made. This approach may not be effective for those who have more serious cosmetic issues to resolve but is often appropriate for minor nose bridge humps and bumps.

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