Rhinoplasty in Pattaya

The Ultimate Guide to Rhinoplasty in Pattaya

Been thinking long and hard about streamlining your nose, and now it is time? Rhinoplasty in Pattaya Thailand is a safe and affordable option!

Am I a good candidate for a nose job?

You may be if:

  • Your face and nose has reached its adult growth.
  • You have good physical health. Being in good overall health is key to a positive result of the surgery, and reduces risks and complications.
  • You either don't smoke. Smoking makes healing more difficult for your body, and the risk of infections is much higher than for those who don't smoke.
  • You generally feel good about your appearance, and have realistic expectations of the surgical results, but want to improve the shape of your nose.

Why should I get my Rhinoplasty in Pattaya?

Think about what you value most in experiencing a medical procedure abroad. Quality of care, and cost probably top that list. Medical tourism is changing healthcare - developing countries are creating a system and quality of care that will influence their developed Western neighbors. Thailand’s economy is built on tourism, including medical tourism. The nation has focused their efforts into building state-of-the-art facilities, with care and services that rival or surpass those you can find at home. You'll also find surgeons to be highly-skilled with memberships of international professional organisations, such as the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Combine a trip to Pattaya with your medical procedure, and you can make savings of 50%-90%, including airfare and accommodations. Your recovery can turn into a vacation, as active or relaxed as you would like.

What is the cost of a nose job in Pattaya?

While prices do vary, depending upon your exact service and where you get it done, savings of 50-90% can be found. Take a look at this comparison:

In Austraila, Rhinoplasty can cost between $8,000AUD-$20,000AUD. While in Pattaya, you can expect to pay from $3,915AUD.

How can I be sure of the quality of a rhinoplasty done in Pattaya, Thailand?

Do the same research for a Pattaya plastic surgeon, as you would do at home. Read reviews, and check out clinic accreditation, professional memberships and qualifications.

At Medical Departures, we do our own footwork. We only list those practices that meet our high standards, have professional memberships, and excellent reviews – not to mention legal and criminal checks. Check out real patient reviews on our site.

What happens during a Rhinoplasty procedure?

Your surgeon will start with a consultation, and take a full medical history, to make sure you are healthy enough for the surgery. The Dr. will talk with you about your expectations, and desired results. Next the surgeon will examine your nose, and maybe do an x-ray. You may be asked to undergo Olfactory function testing - the technical term for testing your sense of smell. Once those physical tests have been done, "Before" photos will be taken of your nose.

There may be a 24 hour waiting period prior to surgery. While rhinoplasty is generally safe, it is important to understand the risks of complications: scarring, nerve damage, less stable nose structure, or a possibility of follow-up surgeries. Your nose is right in the middle of your face, and a nose job can't be un-done. Also, keep in mind digital imaging may show possible outcomes, but not guaranteed results.


There are a variety of reasons nose jobs are done, and each, of course, uses different methods.

Once you are sedated, Rhinoplasty is done using one of two procedures. The "closed" procedure, hides the incision inside the nose. The "open" procedure requires the surgeon to make an incision in the piece of your nose that separates your nostrils. Your surgeon will make the best choice for you. Then your nose will be reshaped. And finally, the incision will be closed.

How long will I be in surgery?

Once anesthesia or sedation has been administered, nose procedures can be done in about two hours, and not usually more than three hours.

How long will I be out of commission?

Make sure have a ride home from the procedure, and take it easy, till the anesthesia wears off. You’ll wearing a nasal splint for the first-week post-surgery. Bruising will decrease over the next three days. In two weeks, you may find that only you and your surgeon will notice the swelling.

You will be asked to avoid strenuous exercise 3-4 weeks after surgery.

Any remaining minor swelling, which may last about six months, should only be noticeable by you and your surgeon. Hold off on worrying about the final shape of your nose, until it has healed completely.

Imagine recovering in a seaside resort town, sitting in the shade, and listening to the waves wash ashore… You’ll return home with a new nose, and a refreshed spirit.

What now?

Find a quality-checked clinic from our listings.

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