The Best Countries for Plastic Surgery

Last Updated on April 12, 2022

Plastic surgery is used to reconstruct specific areas of an individual's face or body. Plastic surgery is a popular option for individuals who are unhappy with their appearance and wish to increase their confidence. Some people are interested in undergoing reconstructive plastic surgery to fix a birth defect or damage from an accident such as a car crash. Other individuals elect to undergo plastic surgery to remove excess skin after losing a large amount of weight. However, the vast majority of individuals who are interested in plastic surgery want to make changes to their face to enhance their beauty or to turn back the hands of time. When it comes to plastic surgery for aesthetic purposes, facelifts and nose jobs are among the most requested procedures.

If you're interested in plastic surgery but are concerned about the high costs of plastic surgery in the US, you may be interested to know that it's a lot cheaper to undergo plastic surgery overseas and that it's now commonplace for Americans to travel to undergo plastic surgery and enjoy a vacation at the same time. Especially as there are many skilled plastic surgeons overseas.

The Best Countries for Plastic Surgery:


Turkey is the perfect destination for plastic surgery as Istanbul boasts a multitude of modern, reputable plastic surgery clinics which are staffed by highly trained surgeons. As an added bonus, the rate of complications that arise from plastic surgery procedures in Turkey is extremely low. The average price of a nose job in Turkey is around $2,500 while in the USA the average price of a nose job can range from $6,000 to $13,000. If you choose to visit Turkey, you'll also be able to explore Turkey's spectacular coastline, which you may want to cruise and take a hot air balloon ride over the Cappadocia region which is known for its tall rock formations. Turkey is a beautiful country with countless historic sites to explore and diverse landscapes.


Thailand has an established reputation for medical tourism and Bangkok offers a wide variety of professional plastic surgery clinics. One reason why many Americans visit Thailand for plastic surgery is that many surgeons in Bangkok were trained in the USA and speak fluent English. The average price of a nose job in Thailand is $3,800. After undergoing plastic surgery in Thailand you may want to relax and recuperate at a luxurious yet affordable beachside resort.


Each year over half a million tourists flock to Malaysia in order to undergo plastic surgery as Malaysia is known for boasting modern hospitals and plastic surgery clinics and low prices. Nose jobs in Malaysia typically cost between $1,500 and $4,000. Traveling to Malaysia is a great option if you like the idea of exploring small, tropical islands. Although Malaysia is also known for its skyscrapers and Kuala Lumpur is a great destination for shoppers.

South Korea:

South Koreans have more plastic surgery procedures per capita than any other country. As a result, South Korea's plastic surgeons are highly experienced and are known for achieving exceptional results. However, the price of a nose job in South Korea usually ranges between $4,000 and $6,000. If you visit South Korea you may want to tour Seoul which is known for its ancient temples and world-class shops and restaurants or vacation on Jeju Island, South Korea's version of Hawaii.


Rio de Janeiro is known as the plastic surgery capital of the world and is known for its innovative, leading-edge plastic surgery procedures as well as its accredited hospitals. The average cost of a nose job in Brazil is around $1,800, although flights to Brazil are more expensive than some of the other locations listed. On a trip to Brazil, you'll be able to explore some of the best beaches in the world Copacabana Beach and Ipanema Beach.

So if the idea of affordable plastic surgery appeals to you and you want to jump at the chance to take a vacation at the same time as your procedure, it's well worth traveling to one of the incredible destinations which were outlined above.

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