Can’t afford nose surgery? Why not consider a Rhinoplasty in The Philippines? The prices are so much lower than at home that you can easily afford the treatment and a holiday – and still come home with money to spare. Find out more with Medical Departures.
If you’re considering a rhinoplasty you’ve obviously given it a great deal of thought but we would always advise you to rethink it again and again. It’s a big decision – and as your nose is the most prominent feature on your face it is something that you want to get right.
The Philippines has first-rate medical facilities, 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. It isn’t – and shouldn’t – be the only concern of patients, especially those having facial surgery.
If the price is tempting then your next step should always be to do some research. Check out the country. Would you be comfortable going there? Will there be a language barrier? The Philippines should at least put you at ease as far as the language is concerned – the vast majority of the population speak English.
As for whether you’ll be comfortable there? Well – only you can answer that. However, the country isn’t some backwater. Sure, it is classed as a developing nation, and there is a difference between private and public health facilities, but as a medical tourist you will be seen at one of the private facilities, which are typically very modern, hygienic and high-tech.
And what about the medical staff – is their training any good? We can answer that easily – yes is the short answer. Medical education is pretty evenly matched throughout the world these days. Globalization ensures new techniques and best practices are adapted quickly and in the Philippines doctors spend at least 6 years at Medical School before graduating as a doctor, and then years of further training depending on what they are going to specialize in. Very often, many doctors opt to take at least some part of their training overseas – and usually in Western countries, such as the United States, Australia, or Europe. You may also want to checkout professional societies, such as The Rhinoplasty Society, which may be of help.
What we would say is that you should always do your own research if you are considering any kind of surgery – and that includes even if you were staying at home. Something like rhinoplasty is specialist surgery, and you would do well to find out what is entailed so that you can ask appropriate questions of the surgeon to help you make up your mind.
At Medical Departures we do 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. No checks are absolutely foolproof – no surgery can ever be 100% guaranteed – but at least if you start off with a facility where all the credentials stack-up then you are giving yourself the best start possible.
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 people only need minor intervention, whereas others may require major reconstruction. Surgery could between one hour and six hours.
After surgery, you will probably need to stick around for 6 or 7 days.
The recovery time will vary, depending on the extent of your surgery, but it could be a few weeks before the inflammation and bruising has subsided and you feel alright. 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 and steadily, being mindful not to knock your nose. Gentle exercise may be resumed after 3 weeks but contact sports and anything too energetic or strenuous should be avoided for 6 weeks.
It must be remembered that this procedure is tailor-made and prices can vary widely, but the average price of a rhinoplasty in the Phililppines around AUD $2,000 (US $1,400; CAN $1,800; UK £1,000; €1,200) compared to, around a quarter of the price at home.
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