Rhinoplasty is a popular cosmetic surgery that can enhance the appearance of the nose and improve breathing function. However, when performed by an unlicensed doctor, it can result in disastrous consequences. In South East Asia, where the demand for cosmetic surgery is high, there have been cases of unlicensed doctors performing rhinoplasty with poor outcomes. In this article, we will discuss the risks of choosing an unlicensed South East Asian doctor for rhinoplasty, using a case study of a patient who underwent a botched nose job and had to undergo revision rhinoplasty with a licensed doctor.

The Case Study:

L***, a 26-year-old woman, was unhappy with the shape of her nose and decided to undergo rhinoplasty. She found a doctor who offered rhinoplasty at a low cost in her home country in South East Asia. However, the doctor was not licensed to perform cosmetic surgeries.

L*** went ahead with the procedure, but the results were disastrous. Her nose was asymmetrical, crooked, and she had difficulty breathing. She was left feeling even more self-conscious than before and had trouble sleeping due to breathing difficulties.

L*** realized that she needed a revision rhinoplasty, but this time, she chose a licensed doctor in South Korea with extensive experience in performing revision surgeries. The Korean doctor performed the revision surgery, and L*** was thrilled with the results. Her nose was symmetrical, natural-looking, and her breathing had improved.

The Risks of Choosing an Unlicensed South East Asian Doctor:

L***’s case highlights the risks of choosing an unlicensed South East Asian doctor for rhinoplasty. The following are some of the potential dangers:

Lack of Regulation and Oversight:

  1. South East Asian countries may have lax regulations for cosmetic surgeries, which means unlicensed doctors are not regulated or overseen by professional medical bodies. This lack of oversight puts patients at risk of poor outcomes, complications, and infections.

Lack of Training and Expertise:

  1. Unlicensed doctors may lack the training and expertise required to perform cosmetic surgeries safely and effectively. They may not have the necessary skills to handle complications that may arise during surgery, leading to poor outcomes.

Use of Unapproved Methods or Materials:

  1. Unlicensed doctors may use unapproved methods or materials to perform rhinoplasty, putting patients at risk of infections, scarring, and other complications.


Choosing an unlicensed South East Asian doctor for rhinoplasty puts patients at risk of poor outcomes, complications, and legal issues. Patients should always do their research and choose a licensed and qualified doctor with extensive experience in performing cosmetic surgeries, especially revision surgeries. By doing so, patients can avoid the risks associated with unlicensed doctors and achieve the desired results safely and effectively.

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