Rhinoplasty in Bali

The Ultimate Guide to Rhinoplasty in Bali

Last fact-checked: 26 October 2021

Wanting to change the size or shape of your nose is normal; having over AUS $10,000 sitting in your bank ready to spend on surgery? Not so normal. 

With a nose job in Bali, however, you can save around 60%, which makes this procedure far more attainable, especially for those living in Australia and New Zealand. 

Each year, hundreds of thousands of savvy medical tourists travel to less expensive destinations to undergo the treatment they desire. With Medical Departures, you can find top-quality clinics in Bali and take advantage of our Best Price Guarantee

Why Choose Bali for a Nose Job?

Bali is Indonesia’s top tourist destination–and for good reason. Known as the “Island of the Gods,” Bali is a truly remarkable place to visit, with myriad diverse areas and attractions to suit all travelers. From backpacker-style adventure to five-star luxury spas and resorts, you’ll find your very own piece of paradise here.

From the vibrant Kuta and its bustling nightlife scene to the quieter coastal resorts in Sanur and Jimbaran— not forgetting the green rice fields and Tomb Raider-esque architecture of Ubud, this captivating island needs to be on your travel bucket list. For rest, relaxation and recuperation you’ll find plenty of locations to suit—after all, the island is known for its spa facilities, so where better to unwind and help your body return to fitness than here?

If you do want to experience the island properly, remember to do your sightseeing or adrenaline-filled activities before your surgery, as mountain biking, bungee jumping and surfing will be strictly off-limits as you recover afterward!

As far as healthcare services are concerned, Bali offers

  • Highly-skilled surgeons with excellent qualifications

  • Affordability, but with no compromise on quality

  • English-speaking staff

  • New and contemporary facilities, some with international accreditation

  • Facilities that adhere to international health and safety standards

Why Book with Medical Departures?

Searching for quality medical centers and scheduling your visit with Medical Departures helps ensure you are treated at a facility that has been fully background-checked by our team.

Our checks include onsite visits, as well as verification of doctor qualifications and professional memberships. We also examine legal and criminal records, and publish authenticated patient reviews on our website, with prices, clinic photos and maps. 

What Is the Procedure for a Nose Job? How Long Will it Take?

Depending on the work required, your surgeon will decide whether the incisions are to be made on the inside or outside of the nose. Regardless of whether an open or closed technique is used, any scarring will be virtually invisible. You may need a splint after the surgery and lots of packing as well.

The surgery will generally take between one and three hours. For your recovery, it is worth noting that:

  • You may need to spend a night in hospital, although this is not always necessary.
  • Your activities will be restricted in the days following surgery, such as having to sleep on your back and avoiding any vigorous activity.
  • As the area will be tender, you may find it difficult to eat normally so do stick to soft foods for a few days.
  • Ideally, you should take one or two weeks off from work.
  • If you need to wear prescription glasses, you may find it problematic as your nose will be swollen.
  • The nose can take as much as a year to assume its final shape and heal completely.

What Is the Recovery Time After a Nose Job?

This varies depending on the exact extent of your surgery. After the surgery, you will experience swelling and bruising. Bandages and possibly nasal splints and/or gauze will be packed into your nostrils.

Dressings are removed seven to 10 days after your procedure. During this time you will need to keep your head elevated at all times, which means sleeping in an upright position.

The inflammation will start to subside after a couple of weeks, and within three weeks you will be able to engage in everyday activities without too much effort. You will be advised to take things easy for six weeks, avoiding contact sports, heavy lifting and vigorous activities. It could take up to a year before your nose heals completely, both inside and out.

How Does the Price of a Nose Job in Bali Compare with Australia or New Zealand?

Nose jobs in Australia cost around $12,000 (USD $9,000; CAD $12,000; GBP £7,000; EUROS €8,600) whereas a nose job in Bali will cost at least 60% less. [Please note: these are average price comparisons calculated at the time of writing.]

To get started, check out the excellent BIMC Hospital (Nusa Dua), one of our most popular facilities for cosmetic and plastic surgery in Bali. 

What's Next?

See below for ways to arrange an appointment or get in touch with our Customer Care Team to learn more about nose jobs in Bali. 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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