Plastic surgery is very popular in the Philippines. It’s not because people in the Philippines are particularly vain or anything like that. The simple reason is that it’s more affordable to get cosmetic surgery in the Philippines than it is in other places. So a lot of people choose to get their plastic surgery done here, both Filipinos and people from abroad. Another reason is that everyone’s become very accepting when it comes to cosmetic surgery. It’s no longer considered to be weird. And why should it be? After all, if there’s something that’s been bothering you for a while and you wish to fix that about yourself, why not do it? A lot of people have little flaws they’re like to correct or some features they’d like to enhance. There’s nothing wrong with that. As long as you do your research beforehand and are absolutely sure you’re prepared for this procedure. Now let’s talk about the most popular and common cosmetic surgery procedures that are done in the Philippines.
Rhinoplasty, a.k.a. nose job, is a nose surgery. The purpose of this surgery can vary. In some cases it’s done to fix and restore some nose functions. In other cases it’s done after a nose trauma, to correct the damage. However, a lot of people choose to have rhinoplasty for simply aesthetic reasons. Since it’s cheaper to get rhinoplasty done in the Philippines, it’s become a very common procedure here. The starting price for a nose job here is $800 and it goes up to about $3000, depending on how much work needs to be done.
Alarplasty is a kind of nose surgery. It’s a lot simpler than rhinoplasty. It’s commonly known as a nostril reduction procedure. It visually slims down your nose, making it less wide. It’s a common procedure for people with flared or large nostrils who want to have a more narrow nose, so it would look better in proportion with their face. In the Philippines this procedure costs around $800 if done with local anesthesia and around a $1000 if you want the procedure done under general anesthesia. The procedure is quite simple and usually takes about an hour.
Botox is about as commons as facemasks today. Botox injections can be useful in cases of muscle hypertrophy, these days, botox is mostly used for cosmetic procedures. It’s effective against fine lines and wrinkles. A lot of people choose to have botox injections in various areas on their face to diminish the appearance of wrinkles and combat what is commonly referred to as “crow’s feet”. Botox can even be injected into armpits to combat excessive sweating. In the Philippines botox injections usually cost around $400.
Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is a type of cosmetic eyelid surgery. It sounds scary, but in fact, it’s usually done under local anesthesia and only lasts about 30 minutes per eyelid. There’s different types of blepharoplasty, and there’s also many reasons people choose to have this cosmetic surgery done. Some patients, get blepharoplasty to remove excess skin on their eyelid, to lessen the appearance of droopy eyes. This type of surgery is also done in case a patient has protruding under eye bags. Blepharoplasty can also alter the shape and size of the eyelid. It’s quite common to undergo this procedure in order to achieve a fold in the upper eyelid, in order to look more European. The cost of this cosmetic surgery in the Philippines is usually around $800 to $2000.
As you probably know, breast augmentation is a cosmetic procedure done to lift and enhance a woman’s bust. Depending on the size and kind of implants this surgery costs from $4000 to $6000 in the Philippines. It usually lasts from 2 to 5 hours, depending on the kind of surgery the patient wants. If it’s simply getting implants – the procedure will be shorter, if the patient wants to lift, correct or reconstruct something that will take longer.
Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery procedure that’s extremely popular around the world. It’s a perfect solution for those who want to reshape a certain area of their body and get rid of excess fat. Liposuction can be done on various areas of the body including abdomen, thighs, buttocks, upper arms and even face. The prices really vary depending on the size of the area you’d like to have the surgery on. The procedure usually takes between 2 to 5 hours and afterwards the patient is usually free to leave the hospital if they feel fine. It’s important to remember that liposuction isn’t an ideal and quick fix for weight loss.