A nose job is a surgical procedure that is performed to reshape the nose. If you find yourself in the position where you are considering rhinoplasty Bangkok in order to save costs, it’s important to remember that your nose job is a six to 12-month engagement with a professional and there are a number of steps and considerations that need to be taken into account before engaging. Let’s take a look at some of the risks.
The Benefits Of Having A Nose Job In Australia
Sometimes patients take it for granted but the reality is that in Australia, your rights are protected and preserved by a legislative framework that ensures standards are upheld consistently throughout the country, and that all patients have safe access to procedures. While you may expect to be able to shop around for the best rates, a rhinoplasty procedure isn’t the same as buying a product off the shelf.
Part of the rate you are quoted for a nose job in Australia covers the peace of mind that you can’t really put a price tag on. This covers such essential aspects as
- A registered and regulated surgeon
- Infection control and clinic standards that assist in a safe recovery
- Patient protection and recourse in the event that something does go wrong
It’s important not to allow the cost of rhinoplasty in Bangkok to cloud your judgement and influence your decision-making.
The Risks Associated With Rhinoplasty In Bangkok
Where Did Your Surgeon Qualify?
When you consult with an Australian surgeon he or she needs to be registered with the Medical Board of Australia and the AHPRA. When you are interviewing professionals we encourage you to ask them about their qualifications and experience, to be able to gauge if they are qualified to carry out your rhinoplasty procedure.
If you do decide to go somewhere further afield, such as Bangkok, you are subject to the rules and laws of Thailand – which are different to those in Australia. This means, if something does go wrong with your rhinoplasty Bangkok, you will not be protected by local legislation, which carries with it a different set of risks.
Are You In It For The Long Haul?
While some patients think that rhinoplasty in Bangkok is a cheaper alternative, and offer them a surgical procedure and holiday for less, they don’t always give the logistics enough consideration. Your nose job may only take a few hours to complete but there is a fair amount of consultation that needs to take place before and after the surgical procedure.
We recommend that you consult with more than one surgeon before going ahead with cosmetic surgery, and this is a time-consuming exercise that may take longer than a trip to Bangkok to finalise.
Language Barriers May Present Problems For Rhinoplasty In Bangkok
In order to assess whether you are a candidate for rhinoplasty, your healthcare professional should conduct a risk assessment and take a full medical history. This is a comprehensive assessment that will include
Your physical health
Your medical professional will need to know the details of previous surgeries, as well as your diet and fitness schedule. Your blood pressure, heart rate, temperature and respiratory rate will need to be taken to evaluate your fitness for a nose job. He or she will also need to know about any diseases or chronic medication you might be taking.
Your mental health
Your surgeon should find out about the state of your mental health, as well as any medication you have been taking for mental health treatment.
Your surgeon will also speak to you about any allergies you might have, or adverse reactions to medication or anaesthetic. If you opt for rhinoplasty in Bangkok, it can make performing the necessary checks and balances more difficult.
Post-operative Care And Treatment
After the procedure there will be a period of healing to get through. Your stitches can come out three to seven days after the surgery but you can expect to wear a splint for up to two weeks after your procedure. While you will probably feel more like yourself approximately two weeks after the surgery it can take between six and 12 months before your nose profile is fully settled and the final shape is completely defined.
Healing timelines are slightly different for everyone and you may need some additional support after rhinoplasty in Bangkok. Some degree of swelling and bruising is to be expected and while it’s not likely that you will feel pain, you might experience congestion and stuffiness in your nose. Being able to contact your surgeon immediately in the event that you have concerns is a major benefit, and much more challenging if you have had your nose job surgery abroad.
Your medical practitioner will also tailor their recovery advice and instructions based on your personal needs. You will probably need to avoid exercise for at least four weeks but you may be able to start with some gentle exercise a bit sooner.
During this window period it’s really important to have access to your surgeon – and if you have opted for rhinoplasty in Bangkok, it makes this much more difficult.
While complications are generally well managed by doing the necessary pre-surgery checks and balances, sometimes unforeseen circumstances do crop up. This can make it difficult to manage flights and accommodation when you are in remote locations such as Bangkok.
If you are still thinking about rhinoplasty in Bangkok, it’s time for a second opinion. Please contact us for a confidential appointment to discuss your individual risk factors: (02) 9158 6375.