Frequently Asked Questions

57: What are some pros and cons of Gastric Bypass and Gastric Banding?

Gastric Bypass Surgery

• Weight loss process will be a fast one. Patients will lose an average of 70% to 80% of the extra body weight.
• Patients will be able to maintain around 50% of the extra weight in the long term.
• The Loss of stomach tissue will gradually drop the “hunger hormone” (ghrelin), which helps people control the appetite.
• By using this type of surgery you may experience lack of vitamin and minerals. So you have to use supplements like multivitamins. (The doctor will inform you the special vitamins and supplements you need after the post-surgery procedure).
• Gastric bypass is generally considered irreversible. The surgery will permanently change how your body digests food.

Gastric Banding

• Gastric band surgery is regarded as a minimally-invasive surgery done by making small incisions, using a laparoscope and modern instruments.
• There is no cut in your stomach
• The band can be tightened or loosened in the doctor’s clinic to control patients weight loss
• Your weight loss is less than gastric bypass method. The average weight loss will be around 50% of your extra weight.
• You will experience constipation, vomiting for a time after the surgery which is considered as the disadvantages of this method.
• The band may get loose, so you have to visit the doctor after a while to fix it again.

56: What are the causes of hair loss?

Hair loss may have several causes. The main cause that should be blamed for more than 90 percent of cases is heredity or genes you inherit from your parents. Other causes of hair loss include: Stress, imbalance diet (e.g. too little iron or too much vitamin A intake), scalp infection, chemotherapy, diseases like anemia and thyroid problem, and medications like blood thinners and anabolic steroids.

55: I would really love to fix my front teeth so that i can finally smile. I have been reading about you on your page, i hope you can help me. This is so urgent and i want to fix my teeth. When i was a child (I’m 20 years now) i had childhood epilepsy which had a really big effect on my teeth (that’s what the dentists here told me), they look so terrible, yellow, so lean – I’ve never been able to smile since i was little, whenever i talk i put my hand in front of my mouth. I feel so embarrassing, ugly and it’s so uncomfortable. Please help me. My birthday is on 27th February (next month) and i really want You to fix my teeth before my birthday if it’s possible. I’m also studying right now and i have a holiday on weekend 6 and 7, Please tell me that you can. I’m so tired of this feeling. I’ve never been in Iran so i would be happy if you could help me. I want to fix all the teeth

Our qualified cosmetic dentists will totally fix your problem. We collaborate with the highly skilled and most experienced dentists in Iran. Please kindly send us an OPG (Orthopantomogram) photo of your current teeth condition so our doctor will consult you better and faster this way. We can guarantee you that the problem will be fixed and you will be happy with the new look on your teeth, gaining more confidence day by day.

54: Are medical tourism hospitals in Iran fully equipped for all kinds of medical procedures?

AriaMedtour has always chosen selected hospitals serving international people seeking medical treatments in Iran. The various factors that are critical to ensure the quality of services are as listed follow:
– Medical facilities are all certified with global standards, also have fully equipped ICU and facilities, and 24 hours nursing.
– Medical procedures are all performed in fully equipped operating rooms with the professional qualified medical staff.
– Patients will be kept in hospitals for less than 24 hours after the operation, of course the length of stay depends on the medical procedure.
– Medical facility in each hospital we present has a dedicated ward for managing international patients demands.
All the hospitals that we work with are accredited, which means the infrastructure and quality of care is at par with western global standards or have ISO accreditation. You can be assured that medical tourism hospitals in Iran that we offer you all have high quality services.

53: How do you continue the follow-ups procedure when I got back to my country?

– First you will be required to stay couple of days in the city, you did the surgery depending on the procedure you went through, to insure that you are on the right recovery path.
– We seek to keep in touch with our patients once they get back to their country, as the continuing healing process of our international patients is important to us. We use different communicating canals as E-mail, Viber, WhatsApp, Facebook and etc. to get feedback of our patients and also to do the future follow up procedure.

52: What is the best method for hair transplant?

Generally The FUT and FIT as a combined method would be the best for most of the patients. You will get perfect result regarding to your head type and you will completely feel the change.
First FUT and then FIT is used for patients. the process starts from front side with high hair density and then goes back on back of the head as front side of head is the most important part everyone sees it first like in conferences, face to face talks and etc and then while following the process to the back of your head the density of hair graphs will gradually get light As we cover all of your head.

51: Regarding the photos I sent from my face, what method is best used for beard transplant which will be permanent and contains high compression?

In this case, hair transplant should be done through FUT method, that is Follicle Unit Transplantation. The procedure will be done in one day, and it takes between 8 to 10 hours. In many clinics it may be done in 2 to 3 hours, which would result in less hair density. We do it in 10 to 12 hours, using FUT method. We remove a flap from back of the head. The flap then would be cut under microscope, and hair would be transplanted on the face with high density and very natural, like male pattern. It would be without any pain and bleeding. There will be no need for anesthesia, and the whole procedure will be done in one day.
It should also be noted that in many clinics around the world the slits on the face would be created through SP or bistoury, because it would be much easier that way. We do it by needle, so that there will be no scarring left on the face after beard transplant. The most important thing in beard transplant is that there would be no scarring left on the face after shaving. Working with needle is very hard for surgeons, but we do it by needle for patients so that the result would be delicate and pleasing.

50: How much does a nose job cost in Iran?

How much does a nose job cost in Iran or How much does Rhinoplasty cost in Iran is a common asked question by people seeking affordable surgery in Iran. You can basically save up to 80% for getting your nose job in iran, performed by the best board certified plastic surgeons. Basically the cost of the nose job surgery in iran starts from 1450 USD depending on the specialist fee.
The rhinoplasty surgery in Iran is done by best qualified doctors, plastic and cosmetic surgeons of the country selected directly by AriaMedtour, all having special abroad and international memberships like American Society of Plastic Surgeons. The clinics and hospitals are fully equipped with medical facilities of all kinds.

49: How many days should I stay in Iran for undergoing the puffy eye surgery?

As far as you have to visit the doctor three days after your surgery, Generally speaking you have to stay three days in Iran for your procedure. On rare occasions by doctor diagnosis the patient will stay longer.

48: How long does the swelling last for the puffy eye surgery?

The swelling will last for around a week and after two months approximately the eye and face condition will get back to normal situation.

47: How long does it take for a puffy eye or an eye bag surgery?

This procedure will generally take an hour, an hour and half depending on the patient condition.

46: Is it possible to remove the fillers after the surgery if the patient is not satisfied with the result?

Yes. HA fillers can be removed with an enzyme called hydroponically.

45: Are there any chances that lip augmentation goes wrong?

It may happen depending on the substance that is used. Most surgeons prefer using HA fillers that last longer, and are less allergic than collagen fillers.

44: Are the results instant after lip augmentation?

A mild swelling is expected after the surgery. After the swelling is settled, that is after 24 hours, you will see the result.

43:How long does lip augmentation surgery last?

It varies depending on the patient’s age and the substance used. On average to keep up the desired size, it is needed to repeat the treatment every 6 months.

42: How much filler is needed in lip augmentation?

To achieve a full and yet natural look, it may be necessary to repeat the treatment a few sessions.

41: What are lip fillers made of?

Most fillers are Collagen-based or Hyaluronic Acid-based (HA)

40: what is expected after a neck lift surgery?

It is normal to expect swelling after neck lift surgery. There are some measures you can take to reduce the swelling. For the first 48 hours use gauze soaked with ice water. Avoid ice bags or cool gel packs as they might damage your skin. Minimize your salt intake after the surgery as much as possible.

39: Can neck surgery be combined with other methods?

Yes. Combining a number of procedures with neck lift surgery is possible. For example, face lift, brow lift, and eye lid surgeries are the procedures that are commonly combined with neck lift surgery. However, in order to optimize your safety, it is necessary to consult with your surgeon for timing.

38: Is there age limit for neck surgery?

Since many factors, including genetics and environment, are involved with facial aging, there is no particular age for considering a neck lift surgery.

37: Is neck lift surgery suitable if one plans to lose weight?

Patients who plan to lose a significant amount of weight, are common candidates for neck lift surgery. Because a lot of excess skin will be left behind in their face and neck. The important thing is that they should wait until their weight has been stable for 6 months.

36: Are the effects of neck lift surgery long lasting?

It is estimated that the result last up to 10 years. If the patient protects the skin from sun damage and maintains a healthy lifestyle, the length of the neck lift result will be extended.

35: Is a mini face lift really effective?

Mini face lift is becoming increasingly common. Your plastic surgeon may decide that you need a mini face lift in case you have minimal skin laxity on your neck. The procedure does give a lift to the sagging skin, though it is not completely like a full face lift.

34: Is the result of face lift surgery permanent?

Provided that you will not significantly gain or lose weight in the future. It should also be noted that you cannot stop the process of aging that of course has an effect on all your body, and your face is not an exception. But you will always see the benefits of your face lift.

33: How long does a face lift surgery take?

It takes about three hours, and is done under general anesthesia.

32: Will the result of face lift surgery be natural?

As we concentrate on correcting the droops, without overtightening the skin, you will enjoy a great natural look.

31: Are the scars visible after face lift surgery?

No. The scars are well concealed around the natural curves of the ear. So you will enjoy a natural look without any visible scars.

30: Why can’t I schedule my trip to Iran on my own?

The reason we offer you to organize everything is that if you want to do all the procedure on your own you will need to spend lots of time, effort and of course money. One of the main advantages of medical tourism is that you will get results soon and with saving time and money. simultaneously you can have a wonderful trip here.

29: What medical procedure are most common and popular in Iran?

Mostly cosmetic surgeries like rhinoplasty, liposuction, augmentations, hair transplants, weight loss surgeries, dental procedures, eye care etc are among the popular procedures which attract lots of international patients lately in Iran.

28: What services the medical tourism in Iran provide?

We have to say our team in Iran assures your needs from the very first step till the last. Providing you with all the information about your treatments and then managing your trip schedule such as booking your hotel and private transfer, city guide, on call translator and interpreter and a wide range of entertainments for you including trying out traditional foods, shopping and etc.

27: What are the advantages of the tourism part in Iran?

The pros of medical tourism in Iran is that we help you both concentrate on your medical procedure alongside of a relaxing holiday you are experiencing. we organize all parts of your journey for having an interesting vacation. These includes the city tours we offer such as sightseeing, visiting historical places, museums, natural sites and etc.

26: Why people get attracted to medical tourism in Iran?

There are lots of reasons that medical tourism attracts people from all around the world to Iran. they include low cost but high quality medical services, avoiding long waiting list in clinics, experiencing both a medical and touristic travel.

25: When should I expect results after my hair transplant?

After two weeks the transplanted hair grows and then the resting period starts which causes hair shedding but the root is alive and healthy and again after two months the began to grow. Approximately after two months your hair starts to grow. Within almost 6 months you see half of the result. between 12 and 18 months you are able to see the final result and when the hair grows naturally eventually.

24: Will the dental procedure hurt?

All of dental procedure are performed under local anesthesia, by our highly experienced Iranian dentists. Of course There might be some discomfort (depending on the individual situation) like numbness that will often disappear within an hour. After undergoing heavy procedures, like dental implants, the patient might be advised to use some painkillers for best comfort.

23: What if something goes wrong in dental procedures in Iran?

Actually its very rare for a dental operations to fail as we have the highly skilled professionals and board Iranian doctors who perform the dental surgeries and other dental procedures. We are highly confident about the quality of service we present to our patients. so to sum it up, all of our dental services are guaranteed and we guarantee that if you had any problem such as a doctors malfunction, we will solve it free of extra charge.

22: What are the Dental Materials that are used in Iran?

We not only follow the latest trends and technologies but also provide our patients the best possible. we use the highest quality materials and implant brands such as Swiss, German, American brands with a life time guarantee.

21: How much money can I save if I do my dental operations in Iran?

If you choose using our doctors in Iran for undergoing the dental procedures,you will be able to save significantly. For example in the US, Canada, Australia etc the average price for dental surgeries and implants are around 2000-2500$. The Savings vary depending on your dental procedure and treatment and the doctor you choose. By all means, your savings will be around 50 to 70% compared to the countries prices mentioned before and of course you receive the high quality dental material and also there are no hidden costs.

20: Why dental procedures cost less in Iran according to other countries?

Dental procedures Prices in Iran are significantly lower than those in US, UK, Australia etc. The reason is that the cost of living, taxes dedicated to dental clinics and hospitals and staff wages are lower in comparison with other countries. Therefore we offer you the best materials (Germany, Switzerland, USA, etc) along with the best service of our skilled and and well-experienced dentists for your dental issues with much lower prices but most high quality services possible.

19: How can I manage my phobia of going to the dentist?

Always talking about your phobias will work. You can talk to us about your phobias. Most of our patients will be informed about the procedure they undergo and all the questions will be answered. Dental phobia is a common condition and we are proud to say that our staff are highly experienced in dealing with stressed patients.

18: How safe are the Iranian dentists?

Iranian dentists are all board certified and highly qualified. Our dentists have approximately more than 12-15 years of experience in dental procedures all accredited by Iran university of medical sciences and most are certified by global medical associations. So you can fully trust and get professionals dental services in Iran for much lower prices than your country.

17: How long does the hair transplant procedure take and how much hair is implanted in each session?

Generally in one session up to two sessions (maximum) this procedure takes time. In each session depending on the method (micro surgery =FUT ,non-surgery =FIT) between 5000 up to 10000 hair graphs will be transplanted.

16: Is it possible if new transplanted hair to fall?

Not at all. Fortunately new transplanted hair will be selected from the hair bank on the back of your head which is resistant to the effects of male hormones (androgen) and when transplanted to low and weak areas will not fall at all. In fact, these hair will grown naturally for the rest of your life. The transplanted hair will not need any further medical care.

15: How long does a hair transplant procedure take?

Basically a hair transplant procedure will take a morning to afternoon. depending on the method you prefer this would be a bit less or more. But you have to consider the next day after surgery you have to visit the doctor again for the bandage and following advices such as consulting the things to do and not to do.

14: will I need additional surgery after my weight loss surgery?

Most of people losing weight in large amount for enhancing their look and beauty of their skin may need additional plastic surgeries on their abdomen which is totally optional.

13: How long should I have to be off work after weight loss surgery?

Most patients return to work after a week. You may have lack of energy for the first week but there is nothing to be worried about. By consulting with your doctor you can find solutions to reduce the post-surgeries discomfort. After one week you can back to your work.

12: How long does it take to do a gastric sleeve surgery?

The gastric sleeve Surgery takes around 2 hours to perform. The patients may leave the hospital one or two days after the surgery and abroad patients can go back to their country after 4 days of stay.

11: Am I allowed to do physical activity after gastric sleeve surgery?

You can easily do your routine activity after a week and also light activities such as walking (not jogging and running )is also allowed.Heavy activities such as weight lifting, body building is not allowed for a month and half after the surgery.

10: when should I return to work after hair transplant?

You can return to your daily activities and work within 2-3 days after the surgery. You have to consider that you should stop bodybuilding, weight lifting or any other sweat inducing workouts for two weeks . and also you should Wait for one month before doing sports such as swimming or playing volleyball ,basketball, soccer, football, tennis,etc.

9: What kind of anesthesia is more proper during the cosmetic surgeries?

There are three kinds of anesthesia used indifferent surgeries: general anesthesia (the one you are put to sleep), local anesthesia (in which you are numbed on the specific surgical site), and the last one which is IV sedation or twilight anesthesia (in which your level of consciousness is altered). Each type has advantaged and disadvantages but to undergo the proper anesthesia you have to consult your doctor because he/she knows better which one suits you best according to your body condition and the type of surgery you want to undergo.

8: Can I see before and after photos of your previous patients for cosmetic procedures?

In each procedure regarded as hair transplant, Rhinoplasty, weight loss surgeries and etc. we present before and after photos for international and abroad patients from several doctors so that they can decide for themselves which model they prefer and also to compare their case with the previous ones. In this way they can easily decide which doctor is more suitable for them and which method of cosmetic surgery they prefer.

7: Should I Have an Open or Closed Rhinoplasty? Which one is better?

Basically both methods are used but generally surgeons preference is to use the open approach in primary and revision rhinoplasty if tip of the nose needs reconstruction wholly . The open approach allows surgeons to visualize these tip (lower lateral) cartilages directly and in a undistorted way while working on them. But If the patient desires the removal of a hump or other work on the upper part of the nose, then a closed rhinoplasty surgery is preferable.
To sum it up, you should let your surgeon decide what kind of surgery is the proper one for you. Each surgeon’s experience and medical background is different and therefore the method being used by them will be different for sure.

6: Do I Have to Pay for Revision Rhinoplasty if the primary one was a medical malfunction?

Basically less than 1 percent of our patients needs the secondary rhinoplasty in case of a medical malfunction (either doctor or clinic). Despite employing highly skilled and experienced doctors in Iran, in case of a need for revision , all treatment costs will be free.

5: When to re-start skin care after rhinoplasty? Should patients typically wait longer so the cast comes off?

Generally its better to talk with your surgeon and discuss the issue with them about your current skin care they will inform you what to do and not to do . just try to avoid strong exfoliants on your nose for 2-3 weeks and be careful with sudden rub on your nose .

4: Is exercising OK after the rhinoplasty or not?

After the Rhinoplasty surgery, the most common problem you might experience is a slight nose-bleed and also more swelling. For reducing this problem you should avoid heavy exercises such as weight lifting, jogging, running , body building , diving and etc for at least a month to reduce the post-surgical problems.

3: How long should I stay in Iran after Rhinoplasty surgery?

After checking in the clinic and visiting the doctor the next day you will get ready to undergo the surgery. six or seven days after the surgery your plaster will be removed and after a short break you can go back to your destination with no worries.

2: How Long After Rhinoplasty Should i Wait to Get Revision?

As The nasal tip resolves slowly, the average time to do a revision surgery will be 6 up to 8 month after the previous one at least . this allows the swelling to go down and the tissues will soften. As the secondary Rhinoplasty is more difficult it requires an experienced Plastic Surgeon to fix it. So a highly skilled doctor is an important matter.

1: What’s the ideal age for a rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery)?

Generally speaking The ideal age for doing the Rhinoplasty for men is 17 and for women is 15. The bony and soft tissue structure of the face when coming to this age is fully matured so the later teens would be a great starting time to do such surgeries. On the other hand , nasal septum has developed fully during facial growth in this age which allows the proper growth of the midface and nasal structures.
The Rhinoplasty surgery is best performed once an individual has hit puberty and also should not be performed before a major growth spurt.