Cosmetic Rhinoplasty cost in South Africa

Rhinoplasty, also known as nose surgery, is a surgical procedure used to change the shape of the nose, size or proportion of the nose. This procedure is done to improve the appearance, breathing or both.

Symptoms to undergo this treatment

  • Rhinoplasty surgery leads to better nose shape, size, and proportion. It may be beneficial for:
  • Repairing the deformities from an injury
  • Correcting a birth defect
  • Nose reconstruction required in case of encountering an accident
  • Improving breathing difficulties

Factors Influencing the Cost of this Treatment

  • Nature of the Procedure
  • Surgeon expertise
  • The complexity of the surgery
  • The type of anesthesia
  • Patient's stay at the hospital facility or clinic
  • Hospital and clinic facility
  • Treatment Location and Country

Treatment and Cost

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Treatment cost starts from

USD 5000

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Apart from in-detail treatment procedures available, Lenmed Ahmed Kathrada Private Hospital located in Johannesburg, South Africa has a wide variety of facilities available for International Patients. Some of the facilities which are provided by them are Accommodation, Airport Transfer, Choice of Meals, Interpreter, SIM, TV inside room. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • 254 bed capacity
  • 24 Hour Emergency section
  • Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory
  • Clinical Trial Centre
  • Sports Medicine Centre
  • Centre of Excellence for Strokes
  • 24 hour trauma and emergency
  • Many medical specialties
  • Option of Minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery in Gynaecology, Urology and General Surgery
  • Patient shuttle facility
  • International patient coordinators

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Apart from in-detail treatment procedures available, Life Kingsbury Hospital located in Cape Town, South Africa has a wide variety of facilities available for International Patients. Some of the facilities which are provided by them are Accommodation, Airport Transfer, Choice of Meals, Interpreter, SIM, TV inside room. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • The hospital has the capacity of 226 beds
  • 11 Operating rooms
  • Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
  • General ward, Paediatric ward and Maternity ward
  • Accident & Emergency Unit with a Doctor on-duty 24*7
  • Free Advanced Life Support Paramedic Response Vehicle, which cannot be considered as an Ambulance as it is not responsible for patients transfer. It is to stabilize a patient whilst an ambulance is dispatched


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Apart from in-detail treatment procedures available, Lenmed Ethekwini Hospital and Heart Centre located in Durban, South Africa has a wide variety of facilities available for International Patients. Some of the facilities which are provided by them are Accommodation, Airport Transfer, Choice of Meals, Interpreter, SIM, TV inside room. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • 377 bed capacity
  • 24 hour accident and emergency unit
  • Heart, lung and kidney transplants available
  • Pediatric Cardiac Surgery services
  • Cardiac Centre of Excellence for Adult & Paediatric Cardiac Surgery
  • Two Cardiac Catheterisation Labs
  • Cardiac Theatre
  • 7 Major Operating Theatres
  • 42 Bed ICU
  • Neuro Operating Theatre
  • Stroke Centre of Excellence
  • Renal Centre of Excellence
  • 24/7 Emergency unit
  • Transplant Program
  • Pharmacy and Prayer Facility

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Apollo Hospital located in Chennai, India is accredited by JCI, NABH. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Committed Centers of Excellence involving many major specialties, super specialties
  • Assistance in trip planning and execution
  • Insurance related assistance
  • Visa facilitation
  • International patient representatives for complete end to end travel and transfer processing for medical travellers
  • Language translators availability
  • Robust safety and infection protocols
  • Personalised, Visa and Premium Health Checks available
  • Health Library and accessing health records online
  • Wide variety of procedures accomplished including complex and critical procedures
  • Technologically advanced systems and procedures in place
  • Research and academics base of healthcare delivery

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USD 3510 - 4170

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The Center of Cosmetic Surgery at Apollo Health City, India is a recognized centre of excellence. The hospital has experienced specialists in plastic and cosmetic surgery, a patient centric ambience, and state-of-the-art infrastructure. Rhinoplasty is done using advanced techniques including camouflaging of a dorsal hump and dorsal augmentation.

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USD 3860 - 4600

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Sarvodaya Hospital and Research Centre located in Faridabad, India is accredited by NABH, NABL. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Sarvodaya Hospital has a 500 bed capacity which is inclusive of 65 ICU beds.
  • A dedicated dialysis unit for people with kidney conditions.
  • The hospital has a cancer center which makes cancer treatment a seamless process.
  • There is an upcoming oncology center in Sarvodaya Hospital Faridabad.
  • Technologies such as 128 Slice CT scan, 500 MA X-Ray, 1.5 Tesla MRI and Mammography facility.

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USD 2800 - 3100

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Apollo Multispecialty Hospitals located in Kolkata, India is accredited by JCI, NABH. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • International patient Center
  • Focus on research and innovation
  • Different amenities: Transport, Security, Travel Desk, Places of Worship, Telecommunication Service, Special Nurse, Food & Dietary Services
  • Several kinds of rooms: General ward, Semi Private Rooms, Private Rooms, Deluxe, Super Deluxe, Suite, Maharaja Suite, HDU, Gastro ICU, Emergency, Neonatal ICU, Level 1, Level 2 & Level 3
  • Health Insurance coverage available
  • Here is a comprehensive list of the various kinds of key medical procedures performed through the latest technology.
  • Arthroscopy
  • Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Da Vinci Robotic Surgical System
  • Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR)
  • Hand Microsurgery
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Subvastus Total Knee Replacement
  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • 128 Slice PET CT
  • Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold (BVS)
  • ECMO
  • OCT Technique - Optical Coherence Tomography
  • Single Port Endoscopic technique of Carpal Tunnel Release (ECTR)

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USD 3220 - 3760

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Radiance Skin Clinic located in Bangkok, Thailand is accredited by JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Personalised care is provided and an open dialogue ensures the constant improvement in the service delivery.
  • The clinic ensures the best implementation in terms of required procedures, including botox and complete beauty enhancements.
  • Laser treatments are commonly performed here.
  • Accommodation, flight bookings, airport transfers and interpreter services are available.

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Fortis Memorial Research Institute located in Gurugram, India is accredited by JCI, NABH. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Fortis Memorial Research Institute has the potential to have a 1000 bed capacity.
  • The hospital is proud to have the Da Vinci Robot.
  • There is also the 3-Tesla MRI present in the hospital.
  • There are as many as 15 Operation Theatres.
  • A Comprehensive ECMO in tandem with Critical Care Programme is also present.
  • Elekta Linear Accelerator as well as Brain Suite is available in Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Delhi/NCR.
  • There are 12 specialties present in FMRI.

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USD 3710 - 4030

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Asian Institute of Medical Sciences located in Faridabad, India is accredited by NABH, NABL. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • 425 bed capacity
  • Preventive and diagnostic sevices of the hospital are its strength.
  • It is also well recognised for the therapeutic and rehabilitative services.
  • For patients who need end process care for advanced healthcare conditions, the palliative services that the hospital provides are a boon.
  • The healthcare delivery of AIMS, Delhi/NCR is focused on patient care.
  • Research focused organisation
  • International Patient care center is present to liason with medical travellers
  • Focus on Academics, various healthcare educational programmes

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  • 670 bed facility
  • 24 hours Emergency and Trauma Care

Aster Centres of Excellence

    • Cardiac Sciences
    • Orthopaedics & Rheumatology
    • Neurosciences
    • Nephrology & Urology
    • Oncology
    • Gastroenterology
    • Integrated Liver Care
    • Womens Health
    • Child & Adolescent Health
    • Multi Organ Transplant
  • Diagnostic Technology used for increasing the efficiency of diagnostic procedures.
  • Streamlined Application of Therapeutic Technology
  • Minimal Access Robotic Surgery (MARS) which makes use of the da Vinci Surgical System is applied by the specialists in Aster Medcity, Kochi, Kerala.
  • ORI Fusion Digital Integrated Operation Theatres which applies Karlstorz OR1 Fusion system.
  • Completely digital Anesthesia facility
  • Pharmacy which possesses completely Automated Drug Dispensing

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BGS Gleneagles Global Hospitals located in Bengaluru, India is accredited by NABH, NABL. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • The BGS Gleneagles Global Hospital at Kengeri has a capacity of 500 beds.
  • There are 14 operation theatres in this healthcare facility at Kengeri.
  • It is a technologically advanced hospital with imaging facilities, Transplant ICU.
  • A professionally managed International patient center caters to the huge influx of overseas patients.
  • Gleneagles Global Hospitals, Richmond Road is associated with the latest imaging services, pathology laboratory and in house pharmacy.
  • The Richmond Road hospital is a 40-bed healthcare specialty.
  • It specialises in preventive medicine options which makes regular health check ups a reality for patients.

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USD 3790 - 3840

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Mount Elizabeth Hospital located in Singapore, Singapore is accredited by JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • 345 bedded Hospital
  • Maternity wards
  • The Mount Elizabeth Patient Assistance Centre (MPAC)
  • 1 major operating unit with 12 operating rooms and 1 operating theatre dedicated to in vitro fertilisation (IVF)
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • High Dependency Unit (HDU)
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
  • Accident & Emergency Department
  • Rooms are categorized as Single rooms, 2-bedded rooms, 4-bedded rooms, Executive deluxe suite, Daffodil/Magnolia suite, VIP Room, and Royal Suite
  • All patient rooms are equipped with electric safe, LCD, sofa cum bed, wardrobe, radio channels, and much more
  • Parking lot

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NMC Specialty Hospital located in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates is accredited by JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • 104 Patient Rooms/Wards
  • 7 Operating Rooms
  • Laboratory endowed with centrally computerized System
  • 24-hour Emergency Department
  • 24-hour Pharmacy
  • 24-hour Ambulance Services
  • Radiology Department offering state-of-the-art equipment, including MRI (1.5 Tesla), 64-slice spiral CT Scanner, 4-D Ultrasound with color Doppler, Bone Densitometry, Digital Mammogram with CAD System, and Digital X-Ray Systems with fully integrated PACS

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USD 5920 - 6910

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Medicana Bahcelievler Hospital located in Istanbul, Turkey is accredited by ISO, JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Capacity of 89 beds
  • 6 Operating Rooms
  • 2 Delivery Rooms
  • Coronary Intensive Care Unit
  • General Intensive Care Unit
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Dialysis Unit with 30 beds

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USD 2740 - 3180

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About the Cosmetic Rhinoplasty

Nose plays a very important role in defining one’s personality. The entire contour of the face changes with a well-defined nose in place. Rhinoplasty is a cosmetic procedure performed on the nose to enhance its appearance. It is also known as rhinoplasty or nose reshaping. The shape and size of the nose can be changed drastically to improve the features of the face.

Rhinoplasty surgery is mainly performed for aesthetic reasons. An accident or too big or too small appearance of the nose can be given a proper shape with the help of rhinoplasty surgery. A nose can get mutilated or crooked due to some injury or accident which can be corrected through a surgery. Minor problems in breathing can also be attended.

People with abrupt or deformed shape of the nose may experience problems in breathing and subsequent problem in talking normally. Rhinoplasty surgery can help provide great relief to such people.

Nose plastic surgery is commonly performed on both men and women. In fact, it ranks third in the list of most commonly performed cosmetic surgeries. The shape of the nose can be altered through rhinoplasty by addition or removal of bones, cartilage, and tissues or by performing grafting.

How is Cosmetic Rhinoplasty performed?

The nose is composed of consequent interlinked parts comprising the skin, the pyramid of bony origin, followed by the cartilage, and finally the tip of the nose. There is a strip of skin named columella that separates the two nostrils.

The existing quality of nose plays a pivotal role in the final result of a rhinoplasty surgery. People who have inherited a thick skin may not like the transformation of the bone structure below the nose. On the other hand, people with think skin are unable to hide too many problems related to the symmetry and regularity of the nasal bone.

  • During the initial few consultations, the surgeon shall discuss the changes that can be incorporated within the nose.
  • Photographs are taken and choices of anaesthesia available to the patient will be discussed in this phase along with the technique used to conduct the procedure.
  • Nasal reconstruction approaches may vary from one patient to the other. In case of internal rhinoplasty, incisions involved are made from within the nasal cavity.
  • A light sedation is usually employed, which numbs the area.
  • A general anaesthesia may be employed for a long and complicated procedure and if both the surgeon and the patient decide that it is the best option available. General anaesthesia is generally administered in complicated cases where the external incision will allow the surgeon to have the cartilage and bones completely exposed.
  • During nose reshaping procedure, the skin is removed from the cartilage and bone support. Now the framework of the nose is worked upon to give the desired shape and form.
  • In many cases, the surgeon employs skin from the forehead right above the eyebrow and places it vertically to substitute the missing nasal tissues. The forehead skin's tint exactly matches the tint of the nose and face. It makes the best reconstruction of the defective nose and with a little bit of work, the skin on the forehead can be easily camouflaged to give the normal appearance.
  • If there is any requirement for adding more structure to the existing bone, then donated cartilage or bones or even skin can be used. It can also be taken from some other parts of the body. A synthetic source can also be used to achieve the objective.
  • After the completion of rhinoplasty surgery, the surgeon will apply a splint. The new shape of the bones will be maintained with the help of a splint. With the help of a dressing, the nose is stuffed or packed to allow stabilization of the septum.

Recovery from Cosmetic Rhinoplasty

  • Some swelling is expected on the face right after the surgery.
  • Patients should use a few pillows to raise their heads while sleeping for the initial few days.
  • It is common to expect a headache or some pain in the nose.
  • Medications shall be suggested by the surgeon to make the pain subside.
  • Swelling of the face and bruises around the eyes are expected to reduce within three days.
  • Depending upon the extent of the surgery, some amount of stuffiness in the nose accompanied by mild bleeding may be experienced.
  • People are mostly able to resume back to work after a week while walking around is possible after the lapse of two or three days.
  • Strenuous activities or physical exertion must be avoided for the first three weeks.
  • Patients are expected to maintain hygiene, proper diet, and required exercise levels during the recovery period. Regular follow-up visits to the doctor should be made.
  • To prevent the disruption of the healing process, blowing nose for the next one week must be avoided.
  • Make sure that the surgical dressing is dry.
  • After two weeks, splints, stitches, and dressings are removed.
  • Excessive sunburn must be avoided by the patient.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Cosmetic Rhinoplasty cost in South Africa?

On an average, Cosmetic Rhinoplasty in South Africa costs about USD$ 5000. There are many COHSASA certified hospitals in South Africa that offer Cosmetic Rhinoplasty.

What are the factors affecting the cost of Cosmetic Rhinoplasty in South Africa?

Different hospitals have different pricing policy when it comes to the cost of Cosmetic Rhinoplasty in South Africa. The top hospitals for Cosmetic Rhinoplasty in South Africa covers all the expenses related to the pre-surgery investigations of the candidate. The treatment cost usually includes the expenses related to hospitalization, surgery, nursing, medicines, and anesthesia. A prolonged hospital stay due to delayed recovery, new diagnosis and complications after surgery may increase the cost of Cosmetic Rhinoplasty in South Africa.

Which are some of the best hospitals in South Africa for Cosmetic Rhinoplasty?

There are several best hospitals for Cosmetic Rhinoplasty in South Africa. For quick reference, the following are some of the leading hospitals for Cosmetic Rhinoplasty in South Africa:

  1. Lenmed Ahmed Kathrada Private Hospital
  2. Life Kingsbury Hospital
  3. Lenmed Ethekwini Hospital and Heart Centre
How many days does it take to recover post Cosmetic Rhinoplasty in South Africa?

After discharge from the hospital, the patient has to stay for another 10 days in the country for complete recovery. During this time, the patient undergoes medical tests and consultations. this is to ensure that the treatment was successful and the patient us safe to return.

Which are some of the other popular destinations for Cosmetic Rhinoplasty?

South Africa is considered to be one of the best places for Cosmetic Rhinoplasty in the world. This is because of the availability of some of the best doctors, advanced medical technology and good hospital infrastructure. However, some of the other popular destinations for Cosmetic Rhinoplasty include the following:

  1. Hungary
  2. Poland
  3. Morocco
  4. Spain
  5. Czechia
  6. South Korea
  7. the United Arab Emirates
  8. Switzerland
  9. the United Kingdom
  10. Saudi Arabia
How much are the other expenses in South Africa apart from the cost of Cosmetic Rhinoplasty?

There are certain expenses additional to the Cosmetic Rhinoplasty cost that the patient may have to pay for. These are the charges for daily meals and hotel stay outside the hospital. The extra charges may vary average around USD$ 35.

Which are the best cities in South Africa for Cosmetic Rhinoplasty Procedure?

Some of the best cities in South Africa which offer Cosmetic Rhinoplasty are:

  • Cape Town
  • Durban
  • Johannesburg
How many days does one have to spend in the hospital for Cosmetic Rhinoplasty in South Africa?

The average duration of stay at the hospital after Cosmetic Rhinoplasty is about 1 days for proper care and monitoring. This time frame is important for the patient to recover properly and feel comfotable after the surgery. With the help of several tests, it is determined that the patient is doing fine after the surgery and is okay to be discharged.

What is the average rating of Hospitals in South Africa?

The overall rating for hospitals providing Cosmetic Rhinoplasty in South Africa is 4.0. Several parameters such as hospital infrastructure, pricing policy, quality of services, politeness of staff etc. contribute to the rating.

How many hospitals offer Cosmetic Rhinoplasty in South Africa?

These hospitals have the required expertise as well as infrastructure available to handly patients who need Cosmetic Rhinoplasty

Why should you opt for Rhinoplasty in South Africa?

Like most countries, hospitals in South Africa are based upon public and private healthcare systems. There are three main levels of healthcare based upon the payment method of the patient.

The full paying patients are those who usually prefer to be treated by a doctor working in the private sector. They can also be funded by an external source. Many foreigners also prefer this kind of treatment service.

Some hospitals are getting extremely adept at performing different kinds of nasal surgery and even looking at innovative ways to do so. Some hospitals are starting to use renewable energy sources for various procedures.

Hospitals in South Africa are gearing up to tackle chronic illnesses and to provide better treatment options for patients. The South African government is also working to introduce various policies and towards accommodating more patients from across the world. It is a great country to find affordable treatment options.

What is the average cost of Rhinoplasty in South Africa?

The cost of rhinoplasty in South Africa starts at an average of around 3000 USD. This is mostly for surgical procedures. There might be other costs depending on consultations, investigation tests, surgical approach, etc. This is comparatively affordable when compared to other countries that offer this same surgical procedure.

What are the factors affecting the cost of Rhinoplasty in South Africa?

The factors affecting the cost of rhinoplasty in South Africa include

  • the clinical procedures before the surgical procedure,
  • the healthcare specialists working,
  • the quality of materials that are being used
  • the approach of the surgery

This surgical procedure requires the help of many specialists as it is a very delicate surgery involving a very sensitive portion of the face.

Intensive procedures usually take longer and might handle increasing costs. The aesthetic enhancement involved in the surgery is another important factor to assess the cost. A skilled surgeon comes with a lot of experience and hence will always be in high demand. There are some very skilled surgeons in South Africa specializing in rhinoplasty.

What are the types and approaches available in South Africa for Rhinoplasty?

There are different procedures for performing rhinoplasty in South Africa. Based on racial profiles and physiques, African skin is a little thicker to cut through and the nasal septum might be placed widely. The procedures chosen keep these in mind for rhinoplasty in South Africa.

  • The closed surgery approach -

It is best suited for someone who has never undergone nasal surgery before. It is done to align the nose, correct any deviated nasal septum (DNS), or remove any lump in that nasal region. The underlying structures are preserved and not exposed.

  • The open surgery approach -

It is a slightly more intense procedure involving skills and experience. A flap is raised on the surface of the nasal skin tissue to expose the underlying bones. It is best suited for aesthetic procedures and for surgeries involving the tip of the nose. Some procedures which require intensive care and detail may take long hours.

  • Revision nasal surgery -

It is usually an operation of long duration, which is done to correct the results or defects arising from previous nasal surgery. This procedure can have varying levels of complexity. A patient might be disappointed with the results of the previous surgery due to high expectations or due to some damage that might have occurred during the procedure. It is important to ask your consultant about the full procedure to explain what your end expectations are.

 

What is the success rate of rhinoplasty surgery in South Africa?

South African hospitals have a very high success rate for rhinoplasty. It can go as high as up to 85% - 90%. There have been various technological advancements in medicine and procedures. 

Which are the best clinics in South Africa for Cosmetic Rhinoplasty?

While South Africa is still improving regarding medical infrastructure and technology, there are some clinics that offer cosmetic rhinoplasty in South Africa -

  1. The Nose Clinic in Pretoria

  2. Nose Surgery Clinic in Johannesburg

  3. Vive Clinic in Plastic Surgery

  4. Plastic Surgery Centre in Cape Town, South Africa

  5. Panorama Plastic Surgery Clinic in Cape Town

  6. Vive Cosmetic Solutions in Johannesburg

Who are the top plastic surgeons in South Africa for Cosmetic Rhinoplasty?

There are many surgeons in South Africa specializing in various surgical procedures. Here are some of the top plastic surgeons for rhinoplasty in South Africa -

  1. Dr. Suleman Vadia

  2. Dr. Gideon Maresky

  3. Dr. Desmond Fernandes

  4. Dr. Craig Peter Wittstock

  5. Dr. Rory Dower

  6. Dr. Lionel Jedeikin

  7. Dr. Gabriel Doucas

  8. Dr. Paul J. Skoll

What is the recovery time for Rhinoplasty Surgery in South Africa?

Since South African surgeons are skilled in plastic and reconstructive surgery, they end up doing a good job in order to give the best results to patients. Any surgical procedure takes at least three weeks for recovery. Since the face is a highly vascularized part of the body, a rhinoplasty can take around three to four weeks to heal.

FAQ's Related to South Africa

Which are the popular multispecialty hospital groups in South Africa?

South Africa is one of the leading medical tourism destinations with top hospitals, such as:

  1. Ahmed Al-Kadi Private Hospital
  2. Busamed Hillcrest Private Hospital
  3. Busamed Gateway Private Hospital
  4. Busamed Modderfontein Private Hospital
  5. Busamed Lowveld Hospital
  6. Lenmed Ethekwini Hospital and Heart Centre
  7. Busamed Paardevlei Private Hospital
  8. Life Bay View Private Hospital
  9. Lenmed Shifa Hospital

Below are some of the parameters which reflect the quality of these hospitals:

  1. Providing clear information about medicines to patients
  2. Effective engagement between nursing staff/doctors and patients;
  3. Suitability of the hospital environment for meeting the needs of patients
  4. Effectively managing pain.

The government of South Africa has strict healthcare regulations in place which all hospitals need to follow to ensure quality treatment. The hospitals have world-class doctors and top-notch infrastructure and provide a wide range of facilities to meet the needs of patients.

What healthcare accreditation standards are followed in South Africa?

Joint Commission International (JCI) and Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa (COHSASA) are two healthcare accreditation bodies in South Africa. To ensure that integrated and coordinated care is provided, COHSASA develops as well as measures standards in all areas and departments of a healthcare facility. SafeCare program has been introduced by COHSASA, JCI, and SafeCare Foundation to use internationally recognized standards to improve health care delivery. Clinics and Hospitals that comply with standards are initially given two-year accreditations and this period is extended if they are consistent in providing quality care.

Why should I opt for healthcare in South Africa?

Affordable healthcare and superior infrastructure are the main reasons for the popularity of South Africa in the medical tourism sector. Medical tourists prefer South Africa for treatment due to many other reasons like world-class facilities provided by hospitals, advanced technology, global exposure of doctors, and accredited hospitals. South Africa has also liberal laws for the application of stem cells in medical practice, making the country a leading destination for patients who need advanced medical treatment. The patient-centric hospitals in South Africa help you with all kinds of organization and administrative tasks and provide a world-class patient experience through all-inclusive care and assistance on a 24/7 basis.

How is the quality of doctors in South Africa?

The highly skilled and well-qualified doctors in South Africa ensure world-class treatment through their deep expertise and subject knowledge. Most of the doctors in South Africa are trained in foreign countries like Cuba and Australia which orientate them towards quality health care. The doctors have reported a high success rate in dental procedures and fertility treatments. The high quality of doctors in the country is attributed to factors like their patient-centric approach, incorporation of the human touch in treatment, education at reputed colleges, and adherence to global standards.

How to obtain a medical visa in South Africa?

You can stay in South Africa for a period of 90 days under a medical visa. The extension of the stay period is decided by the High Commission.. Anyone willing to stay in the country for longer than 3 months needs to apply for a temporary residency permit. The validity of a visa begins the same day it is issued by the High Commission in South Africa. A visa application is accepted until 30 days prior to the departure date. You need to produce the below documents to apply for a medical visa:

  1. Passport
  2. Passport-sized photographs
  3. Online Application form
  4. Full return flight reservation
  5. Proof of stay in South Africa
  6. Signed official medical letter from medical institution
  7. Signed medical letter from a recognized local practitioner
What are the popular procedures available in South Africa?

The most sought-after procedures in South Africa are total knee replacement, meniscus repairs, hip replacement, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. Some other procedures which have gained popularity in South Africa are cosmetic surgery and infertility treatment. Egg donation program is available at the majority of fertility clinics and you can opt for a surgical or non-surgical procedure, with quite low waiting times. The reasons for the popularity of these procedures are affordable treatment cost, speedy recovery, use of advanced technology, and highly trained doctors.

Which are the most popular cities in South Africa for medical treatment?

South Africa has a number of modern urban centers, such as Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria, and Durban. Cape Town, which attracts a wide variety of people from different ethnicity and cultures, has world-class doctors and state-of-the-art medical facilities. Most of these cities have an efficient public transportation system, cheap accommodation options, and connectivity through airlines. Healthcare in Johannesburg is similar to Great Britain’s health care, and the city’s public and private healthcare sectors work hand in hand with South Africa's medical schools to create internationally recognized medical specialists.

Is it mandatory to take vaccinations before going to South Africa?

Yes, vaccination is mandatory before you travel to South Africa. Some of the vaccines recommended by WHO and the National Travel Health Network and Centre are Yellow fever, hepatitis A, rabies and tetanus, hepatitis B, typhoid, cholera. Make sure that infants of age 6 to 11 months get measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine before they travel to South Africa. You need to go for typhoid vaccination if you are going to stay with friends or relatives or visiting smaller cities or rural areas. You need to keep yourself updated with vaccination guidelines issued by the government. Also, check with the doctor, the government authority, or hospitals in South Africa as to what vaccination should be taken.