Information for Out of Town Patients

How do I organize my Rhinoplasty in Buenos Aires with Dr. Chinski?

The first step is the ONLINE CONSULTATION. For this you must complete the consultation form..
The aesthetic and fuctional desires should be clearly explained. It is also important to attach photos from different angles: front view, profile, three-quarter view and base view. These can be taken with a digital camera or cell phone; this means there is no need for professional photos. Drs. Chinski personally assess both the pictures and the case, decide the best course of action and envision a goal for the surgical result. Almost all communication is done by e-mail; patients are welcome to ask all the questions and concerns they may have, which are personally answered by Drs Chinski.

How many days do I have to stay in Buenos Aires for the surgery?

Patients are advised to stay in Buenos Aires for about 10 /15 days. You should arrange your trip so that your consultation is made on the first day of your arrival and the surgery done the following. Since rhinoplasty is an outpatient procedure, the patient can return to his/her hotel the same day, and keep in touch with us. On the next days, post surgical checks are made at our office. Exception: those traveling from Uruguay can return to their country the day after the operation and come back to Buenos Aires for follow up 12-15 days later.

Who will evaluate my case?

Doctors Luis and Hernan Chinski are the only ones who evaluate the case and perform the surgery. The organization and communication is done mainly by e-mail, nevertheless, patients are also welcome to make phone calls to define details and clear out doubts with doctors Chinski. For all cases, a PERSONAL CONSULTATION is arranged in advance a day or two before the surgery at Dr. Chinki’s office. In this consultation, patients meet Dr. Chinski in person for the first time. Dr. Chinski evaluates the case, takes professsional pictures and assesses the nasal function by the use of a fiberoptic endoscopy. During this consultation you speak at ease and different surgery options are analysed again; you are given advice on the best course of action to be taken and all the details are arranged. A SIMULATION SOFTWARE is performed as well to have a preliminary view of the expected outcome.

How is the budget for surgery drawn up?

The photographic evaluation and written comments via e-mail are sufficient for surgical budgeting fees which cover surgery, all consultations, all costs of hospitalization and anesthesia. The budget does not include the cost of air travel and accommodation. Payment is made in full before the intervention, may be even on the same day of surgery. Should the surgery be paid but not performed, regardless of the reason for the cancellation, patients will receive a full reimbursement.

Do I have to undergo preoperative studies?

Yes. All patients undergoing surgery must have pre-op tests done. The studies include:
1. Blood Tests: CBC, glucose, urea, coagulation and HIV serology (optional).
2. Preoperative cardiac risk assesment


These studies can be performed either in your city of residence or in Buenos Aires, days before the operation or even on the same day of surgery. Patients are recomended to have their pre-op tests done in advance, prior to the consultation so as to have the results previously checked. Most of the times these studies are often performed here in Buenos Aires.


Do I have to undergo nasal function studies?

If there is a prior nasal functional pathology, respiratory obstruction or chronic sinusitis, a craniofacial computed tomography (also called CT scan paranal sinuses) should be done before the trip and pictures sent by e-mail for our assesment and appraisal. In an case, the nasal function is assesed on the PERSONAL CONSULTATION before surgery. Should a pathology be confirmed during the preoperative consultation which could be surgically solved, a functional and cosmetic rhinoplasty are performed at the same time.

Which are the postoperative instructions?


Which Hotel should I choose?

The Hotel’s choice will depend on the patient’s preference and its closeness to our offices and surgical centers. We recommend the following neighborhoods: Palermo, Congreso, Microcentro (downtown area), Barrio Norte and Once, which are quite close to both the office and the surgical centers. Eventually we can provide a list of suggested hotels where our patients usually stay. We can also recommend a travel agency that can arrange your air travel, accommodation, city tours and other tourist attractions, transfers, etc.

Which are the airports in Buenos Aires?

The Airport “Ministro Pistarini” known as Ezeiza (EZE aeronautical nomenclature) is for international arrivals. It is 25 km from the City of Buenos Aires, an estimated driving time of 50 minutes.
The Aeroparque “Jorge Newbery” (AEP) is the airport for national and regional traffic. It is quite centrally located in Buenos Aires, 15 minutes from our office and the surgical center.

Can I go sightseeing after surgery?

Most patients usually arrive one or two days before surgery. After the personal consultation, patients often go sightseeing. After surgery , we recommend staying at the hotel for two days without leaving. After those two days, you will be able to go for short walks and to travel by taxi or tour bus. You should always wear sunscreen.

Who do I contact in case of doubst and / or complications?

All patients are given the cellphone numbers of Drs Chinski, which are available to take care of their patients. There are also 24 hours medical centers with specialized otolaryngologists, who work together with Drs. Chinski for any unexpected situation.

How many follow ups do I have to attend after surgery?

The controls usually scheduled are two or three, depending on the time of your stay. If necessary, there will be more controls. When you return to your country, you can continue free consultations via e-mail. If you come back to Buenos Aires on another occasion, we encourage patients to visit our offices to take pictures and assess their satisfaction with the surgical outcome.

Does Argentina have any economic benefits for those coming from abroad?

A few years ago, as a result of complex macroeconomic policies, Argentina devalued its currency. Foreigners will be able to see how unexpensive products and services are in comparison with prices from their country ( Argentinians do not think likewise). Therefore, and on a comparative basis, the cost of a high quality rhinoplasty in Europe or in the United States (with top professionals as experienced as Drs Chinski ) costs more than double.
Buenos Aires (metropolitan area) has more than 10 million inhabitants. It is a cosmopolitan metropolis with surgical centers and technological advances of the same level as those major cities of Europe and the United States. Buenos Aires offers a variety of interesting tourist attraction. It has been awarded  Travellers’ Choice ™ 2012 and it is considered one of the most attractive cities in the world to visit.

Why should I choose Drs. Chinski for my rhinoplasty?

Drs. Chinski are professionals specialized in the Aesthetic and Functional Surgery of the Nose. This knowledge comes from a long path of training and experience. Natural and functional results in harmony with the facial structures (see photo gallery pre and post) are the result of a deep commitment doctors Chinski have undertaken to both primary and revision rhinoplasty. Drs. Chinski receive patients on a daily basis from all over the world. We can provide surgical referrals from patients coming from your country whether necessary.

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