The perfect nose shape can be hard to achieve, especially since the rhinoplasty procedure requires maximum precision. Septum deviation, big nose or just a nose that you are not satisfied with?
There are many procedures you can choose from for the perfect nose shape. And as cosmetic procedures and treatments are increasingly available all over the world, we have hand-picked the most advanced and popular ones where you can get the perfect nose job.
Most plastic surgeons consider rhinoplasty or the nose surgery as the most difficult cosmetic surgical procedure among all. Why? Because the procedure involves sculpting the bones and cartilage, lifting the skin of the nose, repositioning of the bones and cartilages and put everything together according to the patient's desire. There is no room for error in this surgery and you can say that a surgeon has some experience with this procedure after at least 100 nose-jobs.
In 2011, a total of 478,023 nose surgeries have been performed worldwide, accounting for 7.5% of all surgical procedures. This represents a decrease from 560,854 nose surgeries performed in 2010.
Top 10 Destinations for Rhinoplasty
1. South Korea
Also known as the Mecca for plastic surgery, South Korea has managed to gather years of expertise in this field. According to ISAPS statistics, one in five Korean women has had cosmetic surgery. In 2011, Korean plastic surgeons have performed 258,350 cosmetic procedures, from which 31,860 were nose surgeries.
Eyelid surgery or nose surgery have become so common in this country that they are called the 'basics'. The prices for rhinoplasty in South Korea vary from $3,000 to $8,000 depending on the area, clinic and surgeon's experience and training.
Over the past 10 years cosmetic and plastic surgery in China has become the fourth most popular way to spend lots of money, after houses, cars and traveling. If the most chosen procedure is the double-eyelid surgery, the second one is rhinoplasty. Chinese man and women look for a more prominent nose, exactly the opposite of the trends in the West.
As more and more employers are looking for attractive job candidates, the number of students choose to go under the knife to increase their prospects. In 2011 there were 51,680 nose jobs done in the Asian country. The price for nose surgery in China varies from $2,000 to $4,000 depending on the complexity of the procedure.
Things have changed in Japan when it comes to cosmetic surgery. Known as a conservative country, over the past years the plastic surgery industry has boomed, reaching millions of dollars annually. In 2011, no less than 46,600 nose surgeries have been performed in Japan.
Prices for rhinoplasty vary from $2,700 to $4,500 depending on the complexity of the procedure: nose plasty L, nose plasty I, improvements on a button nose, reduce the size of the flares of the nose, improvements on a large nose or reduction of a nasal bone.
Brazil has also own its reputation when it comes to plastic surgery. Women are encouraged to fix flaws and enhance their bodies. In some of the country's cities there are even programs to offer free plastic surgery to the poorest residents. Although Latin American women are famous for their perfect breasts and buttocks, rhinoplasty is also a common procedure performed by Brazilian plastic surgeons.
Rhinoplasty in Brazil costs from $2,900 to $3,100 (4 nights in hospital). In 2011 Brazil had 43,800 nose surgeries performed.
In 2011 there were 40,100 nose surgeries performed in the US by board-certified plastic surgeons and in accredited cosmetic clinics. Over the past years rhinoplasty has become the no.1 plastic procedure among American teenagers aged 13-19. The procedure accounts for around 45% of all cosmetic surgical procedures underwent by teens.
The average cost of rhinoplasty in the US is $4,500, not including anesthesia, hospital costs, post-surgery garments, medication or other related expenses. Depending on how extensive the surgery is, prices can vary from $4,000 to 11,000 or in rare cases $18,000.
Colombia is known for its obsession with beauty pageants, so it's no surprise that people here worship the perfect body. It is estimated that more than 30,000 foreign people come here for plastic surgery, without adding the local citizens. In 2011 there were 12,760 nose surgeries performed in this country on both local and overseas patients.
Prices for rhinoplasty here are between $2,000 and $4,000, but doctors here advise patients to choose carefully and check the surgeon's credentials and experience.
India, home to the Bollywood industry, hovers between the fourth and fifth place in the top five cosmetic medical destinations. For the young and the middle-aged, the top choice when it comes to plastic surgery is rhinoplasty (23,600 procedures in 2011), followed by chin, lip and breast augmentation.
Prices for rhinoplasty start at $,1400 but can go as high as $5,000 depending on the clinic, area and surgeon who performs the surgery, but also on the complexity of the procedure.
Thailand is another country famous for its plastic surgeons and affordable prices. Many of the country's plastic surgeons have been trained abroad, and brought to Thailand the expertise they have gathered in the US, the UK or other highly-developed countries.
For a nose surgery in Thailand the patient could pay from $760 to $4,800 depending on what procedure he/she needs, the hospitalization period, the clinic and surgeon who performs the surgery.
Turkey ranks among the top 10 destinations for plastic surgery and it has become a trusted ad renowned cosmetic surgery center in Europe. The country has more JCI accredited medical facilities than any other country besides the US.
More and more tourists come here for plastic procedures, with more than 105,000 performed in 2011. From these 13,450 were nose surgeries, with prices varying from $2,00 to $4,000.
Mexico is considered a plastic surgery center, but accredited clinics here advise patients to carefully do their research when choosing a certain medical facility or surgeon here. In 2011 Mexico took the fifth place among the countries with the most plastic procedures with a total of 300,000 from which 13,260 were nose surgeries.
Prices for rhinoplasty here are between $2,600 and $4,900 at some of the best clinics in the country, where patients can feel safe and on proficient hands.
No matter which destination you choose, always make sure you have thoroughly checked the doctor's and clinic's credentials, as well as the hidden costs. Be sure to balance between the cheapest procedure, and the highly experienced cosmetic surgeon as these are crucial when trying to get the perfect nose shape and a great result.
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Ana.S 2014-04-11 Articles/Press Releases