Rhinoplasty in Pattaya

The Ultimate Guide to Rhinoplasty in Pattaya

Last fact-checked: 23 February 2020

Been thinking about altering the size, shape or trajectory of your nose but can't afford the high costs at home for this elective surgery? Rhinoplasty in Pattaya Thailand is a safe and affordable option - discover how you can undergo your nose job for less with the help of Medical Departures.

Am I a Good Candidate for a nose job?

You may be suitable for this procedure if:

  • Your face and nose have reached 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 Consider Rhinoplasty in Pattaya?

Think about what one should value most when traveling abroad for a medical procedure: quality of care, cost and destination probably top that list. Thailand’s thriving medical tourism sector ticks all of those boxes and more - now offering international patients hundreds of superb options for both major and minor surgeries. The nation has focused its efforts on 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 organizations, 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%-80%, including airfare and accommodation expenses. Your recovery can turn into a more laid-back vacation, too, with a wealth of more low-key activities available - even if it is just lying in the shade by the pool! 

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 50-80% can be found at our partner clinics in Pattaya. For instance, in Australia, rhinoplasty can cost between AUD $8,000 - $20,000 while in Pattaya you can expect to pay under AUD $4,000.

Please note: These are approximate prices based on global averages at the time of writing. To see updated prices, as well as clinic photos, surgeon profiles, patient reviews and other information, take a look at the excellent Apex Profound Beauty Clinic (Pattaya) for nose job surgery.

What Does Rhinoplasty Entail?

Your surgeon will start with a consultation, and take a full medical history, to make sure you are healthy enough for the surgery. The surgeon will talk with you about your expectations and desired results. Next, the surgeon will examine your nose and perhaps take x-rays. 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 undone. Also, keep in mind digital imaging may show possible outcomes, but not guaranteed results.


There are a variety of reasons nose jobs are sought after, 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. After your nose has been reshaped, incisions will be closed to complete the procedure.

How Long Will I Be in Surgery and What Is the Recovery Like?

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

Things to Note About Recovery From Rhinoplasty:

  • Make sure you have a ride home from the procedure and take it easy until the anesthesia wears off.
  • You’ll wear a nasal splint for around one week following 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/activity for three to four 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.

What Now?

Get started by browsing our quality-checked clinic listings in Pattaya.

Our Customer Care Team is on standby 24 hours a day to help with the booking process or answer any questions about booking your trip to Pattaya rhinoplasty surgery.


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Rhinoplasty. Mayo Clinic. Website accessed: 23 February 2020.