Nose Job in Manila

The Ultimate Guide to Nose Job in Manila

Last fact-checked: 3 December 2020

Thinking about a nose job? In Manila, you can undergo surgery and enjoy a holiday of a lifetime in the Philippines. Learn more about rhinoplasty surgery and discover verified clinics in this brief Medical Departures guide. 

Am I a Good Candidate for a Nose Job?

You may be a good candidate for nose surgery if:

  • You are unhappy with the shape or size of your nose, need the nasal structure repaired after injury, need a revision of previous surgery, or have a deviated septum.
  • Your face and nose are fully grown.
  • You are generally healthy.
  • You don't smoke.
  • You have realistic expectations of the surgical results.

What Can a Nose Job Achieve?

Rhinoplasty, one of the most common cosmetic procedures in the world, is usually performed to:

  • Reshape the tip of your nose
  • Remove bumps
  • Straighten an uneven nose
  • Alter the angle between the nose and upper lip
  • Widen or narrow the nostrils
  • Fix a deviated septum

Why Consider Nose Job Surgery in Manila?

This sprawling Philippine city has become a popular medical tourism destination thanks to its low prices, quality of care and the fact that it's easy to travel from places such as Australia and New Zealand, as well as most major cities across Asia. This helps to keep costs down as medical tourists are able to fly in quickly and cheaply. 

In terms of the medical facilities available for cosmetic surgery, specialist rhinoplasty surgeons practise at modern hospitals and outpatient medical centers, with the country currently home to a total of five Joint Commission International (JCI) accredited hospitals

As for your holiday here, many patients choose to stay in the city, which offers plenty in the way of things to see and do—especially affordable shopping. Others decide to take day trips or go island-hopping via a short boat ride from the nearby coastline. 

What Is the Cost of a Nose Job in Manila?

Prices vary, depending upon your exact service and where you get it done, but you can expect savings of 50-80%.  Please note these are estimated figures at the time of writing. To see some of the latest prices on offer, take a look at Californian Bloom Medical Spa one of the top places in Manila for nose job surgery.  Or check out pricing at any one of our selected clinics.

What Happens During a Rhinoplasty Procedure?

Your surgeon will discuss the procedure with you and assess your needs beforehand. You’ll also talk about what you should expect to see for results. The examination will include x-rays, various tests, and “before” photos.

A 24-hour waiting period prior to surgery allows you to consider the changes that will be made to your nose. On the day of surgery, anaesthesia will be administered, your surgeon will make incisions, and will reshape your nose. Once the reshaping is complete, the surgeon will close the incision.

Depending on your situation, your surgeon may perform your rhinoplasty using an open or closed technique:

  • The closed procedure hides the incision inside the nose.
  • The open procedure requires the surgeon to make an incision in the piece of your nose that separates your nostrils.

The amount of bone or cartilage to be removed during the procedure will depend on your desired outcome. In some cases, it may be necessary to add cartilage grafts. Projections inside the nose may also need to be straightened or removed to help correct a deviated septum and help you to breathe more easily.

After your rhinoplasty procedure is complete, your surgeon will redrape the skin and nasal tissue and close the incisions. 

How Long Will I Be in Surgery?

Nose jobs typically take around two hours to complete.

What Can I Expect in Terms of My Recovery From a Nose Job?

Nose jobs are generally performed as outpatient procedures, and you will need to have someone drive you home after your surgery. Following surgery, it is worth noting the following:

  • Remember to take it easy for the rest of the day, and don’t drive until the anaesthesia wears off.
  • You will be fitted with a nasal splint for the first week, and bruising will decrease during that time, too.
  • Noticeable swelling will decrease over the next two weeks.
  • While it may take a few months for all the swelling to subside, you and your surgeon may be the only ones who notice it.
  • You should see the final shape of your nose in about six months.
  • You should avoid strenuous exercise for three or four weeks after surgery.

How Do I Book with Medical Departures?

Contact our Customer Care Team via the toll-free number provided or email. We can help you book an appointment in Manila, provide you with a personalized quote and assist you with other travel-related arrangements such as accommodations and insurance.


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