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For your reference:
The Philippines has first-rate medical facilities (if you know where to look), making it a top destination for global medical travelers. Affordability is one of the most important criteria for patients who opt to have medical treatment overseas, and the Philippines ticks all the boxes on competitive prices.
If the price is tempting, then your next step should always be to do some research. Check out your destination country and ask yourself: would I be comfortable going there? What about any language barrier?
And what about the medical staff: is training to a high standard? Globalization has helped to ensure new techniques and best practices are adopted quickly and in the Philippines, doctors spend at least six years in medical school before graduating, and then years more of further training depending on their chosen specialty. Very often, many doctors opt to take at least some part of their training overseas, usually in Western countries, such as the United States, Australia, or Europe. You may also want to check out professional societies, such as the Rhinoplasty Society, which may be of help.
You should always do your own research if you are considering any kind of surgery–even if you elect to remain at home. Rhinoplasty, or a 'nose job', is a specialty surgery, and you should always find out what it entails so that you can ask appropriate questions of your surgeon to help ensure a rewarding outcome.
Medical Departures conducts background checks on doctors, listing qualifications and professional memberships, as well as checking for any legal or criminal records. We pay onsite visits to clinics, list real patient reviews and publish high definition clinic photos. While no checks are absolutely foolproof–no surgery can ever be 100% guaranteed–starting off with a facility where all the credentials stack up helps you mitigate risks of complications or an undesirable outcome.
This is not a one-size-fits-all procedure and one person’s rhinoplasty is not likely to be the same as another’s. Some patients require only minor intervention, whereas others may require major reconstruction. Surgery usually lasts between one and six hours.
Recovery times vary, depending on the extent of your surgery. The first few days after surgery will be uncomfortable; your nose may be packed with gauze and you may have a splint, which will make breathing difficult. You will be advised to sleep on your back, preferably propped up on pillows to keep elevated, which will help with the swelling.
You will need to take things slowly, being mindful not to knock your nose. Gentle exercise may be resumed after three weeks but contact sports and anything too energetic or strenuous should be avoided for six weeks.
This is why the 'holiday' part of your cosmetic tourism trip to the Philippines should always be scheduled before your surgery date.
Healthcare in the Philippines. Expat Arrivals. Website accessed: 15 October 2019.
The Rhinoplasty Society. Website accessed: 27 November 2020. http://www.rhinoplastysociety.org
Cosmetic Surgery for the Nose. WebMD. Website accessed: 27 November 2020.
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