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Nasal Aesthetic Surgery

Nasal aesthetic surgery is a type of surgery aimed at improving the physical appearance of the nose. It’s often considered cosmetic surgery and it’s commonly known as “nose job.”

What does nasal aesthetic surgery have to do with a dental clinic?

An oral and maxillofacial surgeon, a specialist in surgery done on the teeth, jaw, and face, does nasal aesthetic surgery. Many orthodontists specialize in maxillofacial surgery after their general training. At iSmile, we are proud to offer the services of some of the best maxillofacial surgeons in Costa Rica.

Nasal aesthetic surgery requires tests to determine if the patient is a candidate for surgery, and a discussion of the patients’ wants and expectations. Typically, several options are presented to the patient and discussed in detail before a final decision is made. It is highly recommended that the patient spend some time doing research on his or her own in order to narrow down the possibilities and have a more productive conversation when discussing the surgery with the surgeon.

The iSmile Costa Rica team also works with the patient to make sure that expectations are realistic and that the aesthetic changes you are making will work with the structure of your face. There is no such thing as a perfect nose. Nasal aesthetic surgery can enhance a patient's unique and natural beauty. What Can I Expect During the Procedure?

The surgery is usually done under general anesthesia and performed at the dentist’s office. After the surgery, the patient will need to rest for a few days and should plan for this. Exercise and other intense activity is discouraged for a week or two, and minor discomfort might last for a few weeks. Antibiotics, pain medication, and a special diet will have to be followed for a week or two. Substances like alcohol and tobacco and certain medications might be prohibited for a while.