Last fact-checked: 18 February 2020
Undergoing rhinoplasty in Kuala Lumpur will improve the appearance of your nose while saving you a small fortune compared to what you’d pay back home.
Also called a nose job, rhinoplasty is an increasingly popular plastic surgery procedure and costs far less in Kuala Lumpur than most western countries. With Medical Departures, we can help you find a specialist surgeon at a quality-checked clinic.
While normally done for cosmetic reasons, rhinoplasty may also be required for medical problems like sleep disturbances, nose disfigurement due to accidents or falls or even congenital defects.
For cosmetic purposes, patients seek this surgery to alter the size or shape of their nose; for instance, to make it:
Larger or smaller
Sharper (often used by people of various ethnicities whose nose is flatter or bigger or both)
Reducing the size of the nostrils
You can easily combine a trip to Kuala Lumpur along with cosmetic surgery; it will still cost you much less than the surgery in Australia. KL is a great holiday spot and also a popular medical tourism destination thanks to the winning combination of high-quality facilities and low prices.
It is advisable to spend a few days in KL and get used to the place and enjoy your holiday before the surgery. You can also recuperate in your hotel for a few days before heading home. You will have some discomfort, but not much pain and you will have to eat soft foods for a few days after surgery. KL has numerous tourist attractions including museums, natural parks and gardens, fabulous shopping and eating options. It also has a good climate most of the year-round.
Cosmetic surgery may be cheaper in Kuala Lumpur, but that does not mean that all clinics are created equal, and not all facilities have affiliations with internationally recognized bodies such as the Joint Commission International. It’s important to do your homework, finding out as much as possible about your chosen location, surgeon(s), clinic and its reputation.
You can do this if you book through Medical Departures. That is because we do the homework for you. We research and investigate the clinics and hospitals thoroughly. We check the qualifications, accreditations, training and expertise of the doctors who practice at the clinics listed on our site, as well as other staff. We also conduct post-surgery patient interviews to ensure that you get the right treatment and surgery.
Saves time, money and book with complete confidence with Medical Departures at any of these recommended clinics in KL for rhinoplasty:
Rhinoplasty can take between one and three hours. This depends on the amount of work required on your nose. It is extremely important that you go for an initial consultation with the surgeon and let him know what you expect. The surgeon will probably be able to show you your face with different nose shapes so that you have an idea of what looks good on your face.
The surgery can be performed under local or general anesthesia and you may stay overnight in the hospital if necessary.
You will probably have splints, packing and bandages and need to take care of it and go for follow-up visits as required. You will feel better after two to three days, but recovery can take up to three weeks. You should plan on taking two to three weeks off from work, by which time no one will be able to tell that you had nose surgery.
Rhinoplasty in Kuala Lumpur is very reasonably priced. You can expect to pay between AUD 1,000 and AUD 4,000 for your plastic surgery.
If you were to get similar surgery done In Australia, you could be out of pocket for between AUD 7,000 and AUD 20,000. [Please note: these prices are approximate estimates based on international data, calculated at the time of writing.]
Head to Kuala Lumpur for your rhinoplasty surgery and explore this fascinating city at the same time.
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Cosmetic Surgery for the Nose. WebMD. 15 January 2018.
Rhinoplasty. Mayo Clinic. Website accessed: 18 February 2020.
20 Must-Visit Attractions in Kuala Lumpur. The Culture Trip. 15 July 2019.
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