Rhinoplasty surgery is one of the most popular facial enhancement procedures performed among men and women in Australia, and throughout countries around the world. In Iran, for example, rhinoplasty is extremely popular among men and women, particularly younger adults. Because of this, many patients believe it may be a good idea to travel overseas to undergo the procedure, rather than stay in Australia. Unfortunately, in most cases, the opposite is true, as travelling for plastic surgery often comes with many unseen risks and complications.
In particular, countries that express a particularly high interest in certain plastic surgery can be rife with scam artists and illegitimate doctors waiting to take advantage of foreigners and medical tourists. Instead of getting a nose job in Iran, it’s often recommended to stay in your home country! There are plenty of well-trained, knowledgeable and accredited facial plastic surgeons and Ear, Nose, and Throat surgeons in Australia, for starters.
In Sydney, Dr Alan Evans of Refine Cosmetic Clinic provides his expertise to men and women throughout the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney and the neighbouring communities around Bondi Junction. He has performed hundreds of rhinoplasty surgeries, including revision and secondary surgeries, to help patients with cosmetic or functional issues.
Finding a plastic surgeon locally with a background in nose surgery is often better than travelling for a nose job to Iran for many reasons! It can help ensure that your surgeon and surgical facility are following the rules and regulations determined by the Therapeutic Goods Association (TGA).
Undergoing rhinoplasty surgery in Australia can also help reduce your risk of complications and risks brought on by poor surgical techniques during a nose job or long-distance travelling.
A nose job is a delicate surgery, which requires a special level of care, attention and education. Finding a surgeon who can help you understand the nose job procedure can also help you navigate the concerns surrounding travelling to an overseas country for plastic surgery.
Consider Rhinoplasty Surgery in Sydney
Rhinoplasty is a term used to describe a type of nose surgery typically reserved for cosmetic enhancements and adjustments. In some cases, a nose surgery is performed to help correct functionality issues, such as a deviated septum or sleep apnoea. Nose job is a common way to refer to this procedure, also.
For many patients, the desire to correct or alter the size, shape or overall width of their nose stems from childhood, as it is often a genetic imperfection. In some cases, they have experienced bullying or embarrassment because their nose protrudes noticeably or is disproportionate to their other facial features. Rhinoplasty surgery is an excellent option for these patients, as it can help deliver a customised result that suits your unique facial contour.
Some rhinoplasty patients consider a nose job in Iran because they are hoping to achieve an aesthetic that may be popular in this particular region. Instead, it’s recommended to take the time to find a plastic surgeon with extensive experience performing rhinoplasty using different techniques. Asking to see before and after images and reviews from previous patients can help you get a better idea of what to expect. Patients can also bring a photo or two of an aesthetic they like to help give the consultant or surgeon a better idea of whether they are a good fit for you.
The Risks of Travelling Overseas For a Nose Job in Iran
The idea of travelling to a foreign country like Iran is always exciting! Seeing and experiencing new cultures, sights, foods and people can be a great way to expand your horizons and learn more about your neighbouring countries. This is often the appeal behind medical tourism, which is a practice where residents of countries like Australia travel to another country to undergo medical procedures, such as for a nose job in Iran. In the case of plastic surgery, this can lead to potential concerns.
Additionally, rhinoplasty surgery is considered a major procedure, so it is highly recommended that patients set aside several days or weeks to recover comfortably. If you are considering a nose job in Iran, it is important to review all the potential dangers. In addition to the increased risk of infection or surgical complications, patients might encounter other unexpected challenges, such as:
The consultation portion and being able to speak freely and openly with your surgeon are very important aspects of the plastic surgery procedure. Patients are encouraged to find a physician they feel comfortable with, to help them achieve their desired results. When travelling overseas for a nose job in Iran, patients might find that they encounter some translation issues or communication barriers. When it comes to a delicate procedure such as a rhinoplasty, it’s important to find someone who speaks the same language as you!
Hidden or Unexpected Costs
Plastic surgery is often a serious financial commitment, and some patients feel that they can save a significant amount of money by travelling to another country to undergo certain procedures, such as a nose job. Iran is a popular choice among younger patients in Australia, for example. There are often many additional fees that aren’t considered, however, such as travel and accommodation costs. There is also the price of food, transportation and aftercare following the nasal surgery. Additionally, patients run the risk of being scammed or misled and forced to pay additional costs for the price of the operating theatre, anaesthesia or necessary surgical tools.
Increased Risk of Infection
With any surgical procedure, surgeons and patients must be aware of the potential for infection or other surgical complications. Travelling often means exposure to hotels, airports and other bacteria-ridden areas, which could heavily increase your risk for developing an infection post-op. Additionally, a surgeon performing a nose job in Iran may not be held to the same medical standards as in Australia, which could potentially lead to haematoma, infection or botched surgical results.
Increased Difficulty for Follow-Up Care
The recovery of a rhinoplasty often takes up to a year. For patients that undergo a nose job in Iran, this can mean they need to travel back to their surgeon multiple times throughout the process. This will mean additional travel and accommodation costs, as well as transportation to and from your surgeon and any additional fees. This could also potentially require more time away from work, your family and other important responsibilities.
Staying Local is Suggested
Here in Sydney, Refine Cosmetic Clinic is available to help patients considering a nose job. Iran is a beautiful country, but we often recommend staying here in Australia for a rhinoplasty. Contact us today at (02) 8880 5116 to schedule a FREE consultation!