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.