Nose surgery (Rhinoplasty) / Septoplasty


Nose surgery

Rhinoplasty is the intervention which main objective is improving the appearance of the nose, either to reshape the tip, remove a hump or improve an angle between the nose and the upper lip that is not very harmonious.

It also helps to improve respiratory problems and correct deviations of both the nasal skeleton and the septum.
Since both are important It is very difficult to separate the functional aspect from the aesthetic one, in most of the situations, the modifications that must be carried out in the nose for an aesthetic improvement, almost necessarily have an action on the septum.
Action on the septum is required not only to correct the functional problem, but also to improve the aesthetic appearance by correcting the deviation.
The conjunction of specialties in this procedure is of vital importance, that is why Dr. Lázaro Cárdenas performs this surgery in conjunction with his wife Dr. María Teresa Guerrero García who is a certified Otolaryngologist, that is why a specialized and complete service in both areas.
Nose Surgery – Hump Removal
Cirugía de Nariz – Eliminación de giba
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Cirugía de Nariz – Eliminación de giba
Before / After
Nose Surgery – Remodeling of the tip
Cirugía de Nariz – Eliminación de giba
Before / After
Cirugía de Nariz - Caso 2 B
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Cirugía de Nariz – Remodelación de la punta
Before / After
Cirugía de Nariz – Remodelación de la punta
Before / After


Important to Know
Stop all tobacco products for minimum two weeks before your surgery date, is preferred to stop it one month before. Two weeks before surgery, the following products should also be discontinued or avoided:
- Acetylsalicylic acid (Aspirin)
- Ibuprofen
- Naproxen
- NSAID medications
- Diet pills
- Hormonal supplements
- Herbal supplements
- Vitamin E
- Omega 3
- Ginkbo Biloba
- Arnica
- Multivitamins
- Medications for anxiety, depression, and insomnia can continue.
- Medications for high blood pressure, diabe-tes, heart disease, and thyroid problems should be taken as directed by the prescrib-ing physician.
Pre operation Blood Tests
They must be performed no earlier than a month from the date of surgery, the following tests are requested with a minimum of 8 hours of fasting:
- Hematic Biometry
- Blood Chemistry
- Prothrombin time
- Partial Thromboplastin Time
Cardiological Evaluation
For the safety of our patients, it is very important to be sure that before having surgery they are in optimal health condition, that is why a cardio-logical evaluation is essential. Preferably, it is requested that this assessment is perform in our city.

We have a list of specialist partners who support us with the assessments for our patients.
COVID Protocol
The epidemiological situation that we are currently experiencing made us adapt to our new reality, that is why we adapted for you a security protocol for COVID.
This protocol is to maximize the certainty that our patients are in the best health condition for your surgery.
The tests performed are:
- PCR, for its acronym in English for 'Polymerase Chain Reaction', is a diagnostic test that allows detecting a fragment of the genetic material of a pathogen, it is being used to determine whether or not a person is infected with COVID. It must be done no more than 5 days before surgery.
- Antibody test, unlike PCR, these tests do not identify the RNA of the virus, but rather detect antibodies produced against the virus using a blood sample, which is another way of knowing if the patients have an infected status.
Pre surgical Evaluation
Before the surgery, the pre-surgical evaluation with Dr. Lázaro Cárde-nas Camarena is very important, in this con-sultation the last doubts are solved and details of the surgery are refined, the consents paperwork is delivered, pre-surgical indications, post-care surgical procedures, prescrip-tion of medications and photographs control.


General Anesthesia.
Drugs render a patient unresponsive and unconscious. They are normally administered intravenously (IV) or inhaled. Under general anesthesia, the patient is unable to feel pain and may also have amnesia.
The surgical time of a Rhinoplasty / Septoplasty is approximately 3 hours, it all depends on the patient’s case.

Important; The estimated time provided in this information is only about the surgical procedure, the preparation and recovery time must be considered.


Rhinoplasty / Septoplasty is a short hospital stay surgery, this means that they are discharged the same day as the surgery, after spending the immediate recovery time.
The recovery is a gradual process, the final results does not take place until a certain period of time has passed.
The final appearance of the nose is not apparent until at least 6 months after surgery, and in the case of the nasal tip, up to a year or more in patients with thick skin.