Last fact-checked: 3 December 2020
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Surgery to the nose (medically known as rhinoplasty) may be performed for a number of reasons. For example, a nose job can:
Alter the shape or trajectory of the tip
Make it larger or smaller
Improve other defects, like bumps
Change the size of the nostrils
Alleviate breathing difficulties which may have been caused by injury
Dissatisfaction with the appearance of your nose—or any prominent facial feature for that matter—can affect your confidence and self-esteem. While the cost of surgery may be out of reach at home, in Bangkok you can save up to 70% on nose surgery. Many of our clients find that they can still make substantial net savings even when factoring in all travel expenses, such as flying to Thailand and accommodation in the Thai capital.
If you’re unhappy with the shape or size of your nose or have breathing problems that can be alleviated by surgery, then a nose job may be suitable for you. Generally, you should be in good health, over the age of 18 and have realistic expectations in terms of what rhinoplasty can achieve.
It is a procedure worth considering very carefully, particularly as the results are permanent This isn’t like a tattoo on your back or even a boob job that can be concealed to a certain extent; your nose is right in the center of your face and altering it can radically change your look.
Nose jobs are intimate, individual procedures as the surgery will be tailored to your needs and requirements. If surgery is required to the bones and cartilage in the nose, incisions to access these are usually made inside the nose so they aren’t visible afterward. Tissue may be either removed or added using a synthetic filler or tissue from elsewhere on your body. You will be administered either general or local anesthetic. Your surgeon in Bangkok will discuss with you the best options and give you further information as to how the procedure will be carried out.
Nose job surgery takes, on average, around two hours. Your total time spent at the clinic or hospital may take the best part of a day after factoring in your consultation, planning, the surgery time and recovery after. You will normally be discharged from the clinic or hospital on the same day of your surgery.
This will vary depending on the exact nature of surgery you have had carried out, as well as how well your body heals.
Following surgery, you will likely be bandaged and your nose packed with gauze, which will be removed between four and seven days later. If you have a splint, you may still need to wear this, and bandages for another week. Thus, you will need to stay in Bangkok for a while before flying back. After a day or two, you should be fine to get out and about in Bangkok, although your surgeon will advise as to what activities you can and cannot do.
You will experience pain and discomfort, swelling and bruising. Pain medication will help, as will applying cold compresses. It could take up to two weeks before the bruising and swelling subside.
You will need to take things easy; sleeping with your head in an elevated position will also help hasten healing. Most people find that they are able to go back to work after about two weeks. Strenuous exercise and heavy lifting should be avoided for at least six weeks.
Any surgical procedure should not be taken lightly, especially cosmetic procedures that involve your face. It is imperative that you carefully weigh the pros and cons, not just about the procedure, but about having it carried out in a foreign city like Bangkok. Having surgery can be nerve-wracking, so it’s good to go into it with your eyes wide open and to have realistic expectations as to the outcome. Don’t just think about the savings.
Although we can’t help you decide if having a nose job in Bangkok is for you, we can provide you with a list of background-checked surgeons and clinics that are suitable for international patients. There is a world of surgical expertise out there—just as long as you know where to look. Medical Departures takes away the guesswork, giving you free access to all the information you need to make an informed choice.
We promote transparency and honesty, and you can see all the information we have verified in our checking processes—from clinic photos, patient reviews, doctor qualifications and professional memberships, as well as virtual clinic tours all on our website.
Get started now by checking out these contemporary, state-of-the-art hospitals in Bangkok that provide nose jobs:
As it is such a unique procedure to each individual, the prices may vary considerably. However, as a rough guide, the average cost of a nose job in Bangkok is AUD $3,300. For comparison, you can expect to pay well over 50% in Australia where the same procedure costs around AUD $8,000.
[Please note: these prices are approximate estimates based on international data, calculated at the time of writing. You can check the clinics pages on our site to obtain the latest, most accurate pricing.]
See our full list of quality-checked surgeons and clinics in Bangkok for nose jobs here.
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