You know the old adage ‘life is too short’. We couldn’t agree more, which is why we’d advocate doing something about an issue if it bothers you enough. Unfortunately, it’s not always that easy if you want to physically change something about yourself, like your nose. Plastic surgery prices are still expensive for most Westerners but what if you could get your nose job in Thailand for around 60% less than at home? We’d bet you’d be interested, especially as you could combine it with your annual holiday and kill two birds with one stone.
2: Price of Nose Reshaping in Thailand
Surgical Rhinoplasty cost - home : 11,400(AUS $) 12,100(NZ $) 6,200(UK £) 7,100(EUR €) 8,800(US $) 11,200(CAN $)
Surgical Rhinoplasty cost - Thailand : 5,200(AUS $) 5,500(NZ $) 2,800(UK £) 3,200(EUR €) 4,000(US $) 5,100(CAN $)
A nose job (or rhinoplasty as it is medically known) is as individual as you are and there are different options that may or may not be suitable or applicable to your specific situation. The prices above are average prices – and a nose job may cost more, or less, than the above prices. Surgery will always cost more than non-surgical solutions, but even surgery differs widely. There is a vast difference between removing, say, a bulbous tip and having to do major work on the cartilage.
3: Nose Job Options
· Non-Surgical Nose Reshaping
At one time, surgery was the only option for changing the shape of the nose. However, things have moved on, particularly with the application of non-surgical treatments, such as dermal fillers. If you thought dermal fillers were just for filling in lines and wrinkles, then think again. Modern methods use fillers to add volume to cheeks and lips, but new applications, for example to eye bags and noses, means that some people may not have to undergo surgery at all as fillers will do the job nicely. The only problem with fillers is that they are not usually permanent (although there are some permanent ones available) and so you will need to have the procedure topped-up every 12-18 months. The great thing about them is, unlike surgery, downtime is minimal – you may get a little slight swelling and bruising that will all disappear within days.
Surgery still remains the most popular way of altering the shape of the nose, from altering the size, removing a hump or reducing nostril flare. Dermal fillers may be useful for some people for reshaping their nose, but not for everyone.
4: Medical Tourism in Thailand
Thailand is one of the world’s leading medical tourism destinations with well-qualified and experienced medical staff, many of whom will have international professional memberships with, for, example, the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS). Medical facilities for medical tourists are modern and well-equipped with some healthcare facilities more akin to a boutique hotel than the hospital.
As for a holiday destination, Thailand is world-renowned. From lively Bangkok to the peace and tranquillity of the rural north to the rowdy full-moon parties, you’ll find it all here – although we recommend you take it easy if you have nose-job surgery. A nose job in Thailand may not be for everyone, but for those of us who love to travel then it opens up a world of possibilities.