Nose Job in Thailand

The Ultimate Guide to Nose Job in Thailand

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Nose surgery, like many other cosmetic procedure, is not cheap for patients from English-speaking countries. More people are finding they can get great quality treatments in Thailand – as well as a holiday – and still save thousands compared to the prices they’d pay at home.

What should I consider before embarking on a nose job?

If you are unhappy with the shape of your nose – and have been for a while – then surgery in Thailand is certainly a more affordable option.

There are a number of things you should consider carefully before you embark on a surgical trip. All surgery should be entered into cautiously. As it seems so commonplace with pretty-much most celebrities having a sly nip and tuck on a regular basis, we tend to forget that it is no picnic. But, rather like childbirth, the end results help us to overlook the pain. However, it is a big deal, and going abroad an even bigger one – and you should go into it with realistic expectations, and your eyes wide open.

This is especially true for any facial surgery, and even more so if you are considering a nose job. Your nose is in the center of your face – altering it is likely to change how you look significantly. It may take you, your family and friends some time to get used to.

Why should I get a nose job in Thailand?

Thailand has been the world’s number one medical tourist destination for two decades for good reason:

World class facilities:
Modern hospitals and clinics equipped with state-of-the-art technologies and amenities that are more akin to high-quality hotels. Thailand has a good number of JCI-accredited hospitals - the 'gold standard' in terms of excellent standards of patient care and safety.

Highly trained doctors:
Training differs slightly throughout the world from country to country, even comparing Australia to the UK and to the US. However, these days, almost all doctor training is standardized, and you are assured that Thai doctor training is just as rigorous and demanding as elsewhere. Doctors are licensed to practice and specialists must undertake additional training and qualifications and renew their licenses every 5 years.

It’s a great place for a holiday:
From heady Bangkok to the tranquility of Chiang Mai to the stunning beaches in Phuket – there are plenty of locations for a pre or post-surgery break.

The price is right:
Most people save at least 50% on the cost of their surgery, amounting to thousands of dollars, which for many of us is not to be sniffed at.

What should I expect to happen during the procedure?

Nose job surgery is unique to each patient and tailored to your specific requirements. Your surgeon will be able to provide you with a more detailed and accurate picture of what your treatment will entail. Some nose jobs will necessitate working on the bones and cartilage inside the nose, others may involve just the soft tissue, and others a combination – there is no regimented way of doing it.

How long is the nose job procedure?

The average length of a nose job procedure is about 2 hours. Some may be much less, and expansive reconstruction may take up to 6 hours.

What about the recovery after a nose job?

After the surgery, your nose will be bandaged and packed with gauze. You may also have some splints to help keep the nose straight. You are likely to feel out-of-sorts for a good few days following surgery and your nose, and surrounding area will feel bruised and sore. Cold presses and pain medication will help ease the symptoms and swelling.

You will have to take your recovery one day at a time, doing a little more each day as you begin to feel better. Your dressings will be removed 4 – 7 days after the operation but bandages may be in place for up to 10 days. Keeping your head elevated, even while you sleep, will help with the swelling for the first few days.

You should be engaging in your normal everyday activities after 3 weeks, and some people return to work after 2 weeks. Avoid heavy lifting and strenuous exercise for 6 weeks.

How does the price of a nose job in Thailand compare with the Australia or New Zealand?

Nose jobs in Thailand are typically around half the price, at around AUD $3,300, rather than AUD $8,000 in Australia.

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