For a person who wants to get a nose job, would you recommend a surgical method (rhinoplasty) or a non-surgical option (nose fillers or nose thread lift)? What are the differences? How long does it take for the whole process to be completed? Can they both achieve the same results?
What are the factors that should come into consideration? Are there any age restrictions to have a nose job? How old do I have to be?
Rhinoplasty is a good option for you if:
Non-surgical option is good for you if:
How many different types of nose surgery are there? How do I know which type do I need?
The surgeon will recommend best suited method based on the patient’s anatomy and desired changes. Don’t be shy about discussing your concerns for a mutually agreeable outcome.
Are the signs of nose surgery visible? Does it leave a scar? Would it be obvious that I have done something to my nose before? What are some of the major differences before and after a nose surgery? How much changes can a nose surgery do to the face as a whole? What are the most apparent changes to the whole complexion?
Is a rhinoplasty permanent? How are the before or follow up treatments like?
Is nose job safe (surgical and non-surgical)? Does a nose job hurt (surgical and non-surgical)? What are some of the risks of nose jobs going wrong?
What are the differences between getting a nose job in Malaysia, Korea or Thailand (3 of the highest popular search)?
When medicine and cosmetic surgery started to become borderless, South Korea became the usual choice for Australians, British and Americans. However, procedures in South Korea are expensive and the strong local demand meant that there was hardly a need to develop medical tourism. Also, because of inadequate information and the language barrier, people started looking beyond, and saw Malaysia and Thailand as the go-to place for cosmetic surgery.
Malaysia and Thailand are members of Asia Medical Travel Council (AMTRAC), the first formal collaboration of Asian medical travel associations to promote medical tourism.
Thai and Malaysia hospitals selected to offer medical tourism must be accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI), an international body that reviews and accredits American hospitals. On top of that, selected Malaysian hospitals also met Australian Council on Healthcare Standards. Therefore, those who intend to undergo cosmetic surgery can rest assured knowing that the hospitals are on par, if not better, than those in the US.
Cosmetic physicians of both countries are also members of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS). With these strict regulations, medical tourists can feel confident of their safety and well-being as they undergo their procedures in either of these countries.
Malaysia is more culturally diverse and English is widely spoken among its people. Although not a factor that could affect the outcome of the procedure, communication is undeniably important when you are undergoing a medical process in a foreign country. English is already the main language used in the medical line (and other science and technology industries), hence there would be no barriers in understanding your concerns and consultation. Should you speak in other languages, its diversity would be beneficial as you can adapt, integrate and recover comfortably.
Caution: While medical tourism patients tempt to cut cost by asking for multiple procedures in one setting, we do not recommend doing so, as the end result may be a shock to the system. Always seek your surgeon’s opinion if you have multiple concerns.
How is a rhinoplasty carried out? How long does it take for the whole process to be completed? How is the recovery like? How should the patient take care of his or her nose for the best results
Post surgery care:
How can a nose surgery change your voice or the way you sound, especially if it changes your nasal passageway?
Generally, rhinoplasty does not change the voice. Technically, rhinoplasty may narrow or open nasal passageway, hence people who underwent rhinoplasty may sound subtly more nasal or deep, however, it will not interfere with the patient’s lives. After surgery, a splint will likely be placed inside your nose for support during initial healing, therefore, your nose may be stuffy and you may sound a little bit nasal.
How can a nose surgery help with sinus problems or affect breathing in anyway?
Rhinoplasty can repair structural abnormalities in the nose. If you have nasal obstruction or sinusitis that is corrected, you may have more airflow, and therefore able to breathe better.
There’s this popular saying that the nose may “drop” 6 months or a year after any nose surgery. How true is this? Why do you think this has been said widespreadly?
It may take up to a year or more for the swelling to completely subside and see the end result of the nose surgery. While it feels like a “drop”, it is actually reduced swelling. 6 months after a rhinoplasty is not enough to assess your final outcome. Communicate with your surgeon whenever you’re in doubt.