Rhinoplasty in Malaysia

The Ultimate Guide to Rhinoplasty in Malaysia

Important note as of 27 October 2022:

At this time, Medical Departures is no longer facilitating medical bookings in Malaysia. 

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What Is Rhinoplasty—and Why Do People Have it? 

More commonly known as a nose job, rhinoplasty can be carried out for a number of reasons. For instance, it may be that you have a physical problem caused by the shape or size of your nose, or the result of an accident. However, the most common reason patients opt for this surgery is to enhance their looks. 

On an aesthetic level, this “enhancement” is subjective and usually differs in relation to where you are in the world. For instance, Europeans who are typically known to have longer noses may seek a reduction, while Asians with more petite noses and wider nostrils generally go for lengthening procedures.

Your nose may be:

  • Crooked

  • Asymmetrical

  • Too large or too small

  • Hooked with a dorsal hump

All these conditions and desires can be addressed by rhinoplasty, providing you the kind of nose that suits your face, while boosting your confidence and self-image.

Why Undergo Rhinoplasty in Malaysia?

Malaysia is a great place to visit even as a normal tourist. Home to diverse, exotic landscapes, this Southeast Asian country is also known for its historic and cultural attractions, including museums, vast shopping malls and markets, exciting nightlife and delicious cuisine. 

Visitors can explore its natural beauty, which comes in the form of forests and reserves, jungles, deserted beaches and tropical islands, and pretty highland areas with much cooler temperatures. Having a nose job in Malaysia presents a great opportunity to enjoy a holiday before your surgery, then recuperate in relaxing, comfortable surroundings before you fly home.

The country is also a premier medical tourism destination, offering excellent hospitals and clinics in different areas and the doctors are well-qualified. In fact, many hold certifications from Western universities and will have done part of their training overseas. The best hospitals and clinics have state-of-the-art equipment, with well-trained, English-speaking staff. 

Why Shouldn’t I Just Book on My Own?  

There is nothing to stop you from booking your procedure on your own. However, while Malaysia does boast plenty of great quality clinics and hospitals, it also has its fair share of facilities that are best avoided.   

Something as important as facial surgery should be given a great deal of thought; it’s essential that you find a qualified, licensed surgeon who specialises in rhinoplasty.  

At Medical Departures, we check out the clinics and hospitals personally. We make sure that the doctors are well qualified, the staff is professional and the standards of care are on par with what you’d expect at home. We conduct legal/criminal record checks and collect reviews from previous patients, which are published on our site (favorable or otherwise).

How Much Can I Save on Rhinoplasty Compared to Back Home?

Cosmetic surgery that makes you look better is notoriously expensive in developed countries, such as Australia. You can pay between AUD 7,000 and AUD 20,000 (lower rates apply for less work and higher rates are more work and also dependent on the area and kind of clinic you go to). 


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