Last fact-checked: 5 December 2020
A nose job in Malaysia can give you the nose you’ve always wanted much more affordably than back home—especially when you book through Medical Departures at one of our excellent partner clinics.
Whether your nose is hooked or misshapen, or you simply want to alter the size (making it larger, smaller, thinner, longer, etc.), this common yet normally expensive procedure can make an enormous difference to your self-esteem and confidence.
Also known as rhinoplasty surgery, the procedure can change the contours of your nose so that it fits better with the rest of your face. It can also help you breathe easier, particularly if you have a deviated septum.
Most cosmetic surgery procedures are expensive as they entail uninsured, out of pocket expenses. If you have a nose job done in Malaysia, you can look forward to saving thousands on the cost of surgery. However, this doesn’t mean you must compromise on quality, as the country has excellent medical facilities with state-of-the-art equipment and well-qualified doctors.
It’s also a great chance to combine a holiday in an exotic country with some cosmetic treatment—so long as you take things easy and respect doctor's orders following your treatment. Malaysia is a prime tourist destination, attracting millions of visitors from all over the globe. You can enjoy the moderate climate, the food, the hospitable people, the shopping and entertainment. Our best advice is to schedule your nose job so that you can spend some time on holiday and later recuperate in a comfortable hotel. And with many nationalities, including Australians, New Zealanders and Brits) a visa is not required; you can simply book and go—staying up to three months in Malaysia for free.
While we do sing the praises of the overall standard of care in Malaysia, this doesn’t apply everywhere: some clinics, hospitals and surgeons are worth avoiding, whether in your home country or abroad. Thus, if you are considering cosmetic surgery in Malaysia, it’s important not to take on risks by booking without doing your own research. Facial surgery is a specialty area; it’s essential to check out your surgeon's qualifications.
Booking through a well-regarded site such as Medical Departures means that you have a safety factor in place. We carry out thorough investigations of the hospitals and clinics we list on our website. We make sure that the doctors are qualified surgeons and that the amenities in the facility are up to the mark.
Our checks include:
Reviewing criminal/legal records
Collating and publishing real patient reviews
Verifying surgeon qualifications and professional memberships
Carrying out onsite visits and interviewing patients.
The results of our searches can be found as neatly-packaged content on each of our hospital and clinic listings pages. All of this helps you choose the best facility for your treatment in Malaysia.
Check out clinic photos, prices and location maps at these top-rated clinics below:
Different types of nose jobs are available, depending on the structure of your nose and what you want to achieve aesthetically. The surgery can take between two and three hours and may be carried out under general anesthesia. If there is minor work required, the surgery can also be done under local anesthesia. Depending on your health, you may need to stay overnight in the hospital.
You will have swelling and bruising around your nose and sometimes even your eyes and your nose will have splints to keep it in shape while it is healing. You may be on antibiotics and have to take painkillers for some time. It will take around three days for you to feel better. You will be able to resume most activities within two to three weeks. If you have concerns about potential scarring, you need not worry as cosmetic surgeons make sure the incisions are minimal and as marks are hidden as much as possible. It can take a few months for the full effect of your new nose to be apparent (after swelling has subsided).
A rhinoplasty in Australia will cost between AUD 7,000 to AUD 20,000; this big variation depends on how much work is required and where you have it done.
In Malaysia, even a more extensive procedure can cost as little as AUD 6,000. [Please note: these prices are approximate estimates based on international data, calculated at the time of writing.]
To see up-to-date prices, here is our full list of partner facilities in Malaysia for nose jobs (rhinoplasty surgery)
Look through our clinic listings to see prices and click through to book your free appointment online. Our Customer Care Team can also address any of your concerns and assist you with the booking process. Or if you are ready to book your appointment, you can do so right here any time of the day or night, at no charge to you.
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Malaysia. Lonely Planet. Website accessed: 5 December 2020. https://www.lonelyplanet.com/malaysia
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