Iran is becoming a popular destination for people looking for quality and affordable plastic surgeries. Cosmetic surgery industry in Iran is fed by the growing beauty trend in the country. The demand for different types of plastic surgeries in Iran has increased dramatically during the last decades, creating a breeding ground for highly-skilled plastic surgery specialists.

Among the many types of plastic surgeries, rhinoplasty is the most popular procedure in Iran. Bearing the nickname ‘nose job capital of the world’, the country is home to a great number of highly-qualified nose surgeons offering thousands of effective nose surgeries. Apart from rhinoplasty, other cosmetic surgeries such as breast augmentation, liposuction, blepharoplasty, buttocks augmentation, abdominoplasty, facelift, and other facial procedures are very popular in Iran.

Why is Iran a good plastic surgery destination?

There are three main factors that make Iran a great country to get a plastic surgery done in. Qualified doctors, affordable prices, and developed medical facilities are the main reasons people are willing to travel to the country to get a cosmetic procedure done. An Iranian specialist in plastic surgery, Dr. Nayani, explains in an interview with Sputnik why Iran’s plastic surgery is comparable to other developed countries. “I must say that Iran is one of the countries where this area is well developed and comparable with the world’s leading countries. By the number of operations carried out, Iran is also a leader in this field in comparison with other countries,” he said.

Plastic surgeons in Iran

Iran is home to a sea of plastic surgeons specialized in many fields of plastic surgery. Most Iranian plastic surgeons have memberships in the Iranian Society of Plastic Surgeons, which is one of the oldest medical societies in the world established in 1956, as well as other international societies such as the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS).

The great proficiency of Iranian plastic and reconstructive surgeons is the result of their many years of training and experience in different fields, including maxillofacial surgery, body contouring surgery, lower body lift, and reconstructive surgery. Iranian plastic surgery specialists have completed specialized fellowships in plastic and reconstructive surgeries at top American, European and Iranian universities and hospitals.

According to Dr. Nayani, “now, thanks to the fact that Iranian doctors have acquired so much experience because of the large number of people willing to have cosmetic surgery, the quality of surgery in Iran can compete with countries such as the US and the UK.”

Plastic surgery cost in Iran

The cost of healthcare services in Iran is generally very affordable compared to most countries and plastic surgery is no exception. The low cost of cosmetic procedures in Iran is an added incentive to the willingness of foreigners to choose Iran as their health tourism destination to receive different kinds of plastic surgeries, including rhinoplasty, facial cosmetic procedures, and body contouring surgeries.

In fact, the cost of having a cosmetic surgery done in Iran—including all travel expenses—is a fraction of the cost you have to pay only for the procedure in some countries, including the US, UK, Canada, Australia, Germany, and South Korea. The prices are also much more reasonable than countries like Turkey, India, Thailand, and Malaysia.

After taking into consideration all the costs of your travel to Iran, you still can save between 20% to 80% on your cosmetic surgeries in this country. A quick look at the average prices of cosmetic surgeries in different countries shows that a plastic surgery in Iran — be it a nose job, a breast implants procedure, or a butt augmentation — is an incredible bargain. (Cosmetic procedures packages)

Modern beauty clinics and hospitals

There are dozens of beauty clinics in Iran offering various kinds of cosmetic procedures. Enjoying up-to-date medical technologies and high-tech equipment, beauty clinics in Tehran, Mashhad, Shiraz, Kish Island, Tabriz, and Isfahan are prepared to provide beauty-loving people from across the world with the most effective treatments and services.Not only does Iran possess a great number of well-equipped clinics, but also it boasts many modern hospitals and hospital-hotels that offer medical or health tourism services to people from across the globe at very affordable costs.

Many Iranian hospitals have special departments, called International Patients Department (IPD) which are solely designed and equipped to serve patients from foreign countries. These departments provide patients with VIP services, ranging from facilitation of admission, treatments by the top doctors of the hospitals, hospitalization in special rooms with the highest standards, convenient accommodations (inpatient rooms for patients and their companions), and acceptance of common foreign currencies.

How to get my cosmetic surgery done in Iran?

We at AriaMedTour are here to help you work it out. Our team of professional patient coordinators are available 24/7 to receive your requests for information about any cosmetic procedure you have in mind and assist you with whatever you need to know. Fluent in different languages (English, Arabic, Russian, Persian, etc.), they will give you a free quote (price estimate) for your desired procedure, as well as free consultation about the doctors, clinics, hospitals, AriaMedTour services, etc. They will also provide you with before and after photos of previous patients of different doctors to help you make a wiser decision.

If you decide to go on with planning a trip to Iran for a plastic surgery, AriaMedTour helps you with the arrangement of the trip and treatment, from helping you with getting a visa and booking a flight before hitting the road to picking you up from the airport, transferring you to the hotel and clinic, and many other services.

Still confused? Click on the green band below to start chatting with one of our coordinators on WhatsApp. Also, see “medical tourism process in Iran” for more information.

Common plastic surgeries in Iran

The most common cosmetic plastic surgeries performed in Iran are divided into two main categories: Maxillofacial procedures and body contouring procedures.

A) Maxillofacial Cosmetic Surgeries 

Rhinoplasty and Septoplasty in Iran

Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery)

Rhinoplasty is the most common plastic surgery in Iran. Commonly known as ‘nose job’,  rhinoplasty is a plastic surgery procedure for correcting and reconstructing the form, restoring the functions and aesthetically enhancing the nose. It enhances facial harmony and the proportions of your nose and can correct impaired breathing caused by structural defects in the nose.
It can also correct a variety of concerns, including a visible bump on the nasal bridge, a droopy or enlarged nasal tip, a nose that’s off-center or crooked, or asymmetry due to a previous injury.

augmented lips with lip augmentation procedure

Lip Augmentation

Many people with thin lips choose lip augmentation as a safe and fast cosmetic procedure to have more attractive lips and look. The procedure is done through various methods, each suitable for different people. The main procedures include lip implants, fillers, and fat transfer. Each procedure has its own advantages, and depending on your conditions and the desired result, doctors recommend one of these techniques for lip enhancement.

eyelid surgery results

Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

There are some factors that have a negative effect on the beauty of the eyes. Aging and hereditary cause droopy eyelids, puffiness and bags under eyes, deformity of the eyelids, and excess skin. Not only do these conditions affect the beauty, but they also may weaken the vision and affect the function of the eyes. Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery is carried out to get rid of these problems. It can be done under local or general anesthesia. Blepharoplasty is one of the most common cosmetic surgeries in Iran and is offered with experienced oculoplastic surgeons.

areas affected in facelift surgery

Face Lift Surgery (Rhytidectomy)

As the skin loses its elasticity, sagging skin, wrinkles, and lines make people look much older. Many people prefer to have face lift surgery to look younger. Face lift surgery, also known as Rhytidectomy, is among one of the most common surgeries carried out on men and women in Iran by our highly skillful surgeons. It is done through three main procedures usually under general anesthesia. The procedures include traditional face lift, minimal access cranial suspension (MACS or mini facelift), and keyhole surgery.

Necklift surgery, neck lift

Neck Lift Surgery (Lower Rhytidectomy)

Many people want to get rid of the unattractive sagging skin and excess fat in their neck. Fortunately, there is a very simple solution to this problem. Neck lift surgery, also known as lower Rhytidectomy, is one of the most common cosmetic surgeries done throughout the world, including Iran. It is done through three main procedures, mainly under general anesthesia.

areas affected in double chin surgery

Double Chin Removal

Double chin occurs as a result of aging and obesity. As you age, the skin loses its elasticity and becomes droopy. Also, in overweight people, fat is accumulated under the chin and jawline. A double chin can be corrected by double chin reduction surgery. The surgery is done under local anesthesia, either through liposuction or skin lift depending on the patient’s condition. For obtaining a better result, the procedure can be combined with other methods like chin implant, or other cosmetic procedures helping you have a more pleasing look.

Otoplasty for treating ear defects

Ear Correction Surgery (Otoplasty)

The role of well-formed and medium-sized ears on facial beauty is undeniable. However, many people are born with irregularly shaped or protruding ears, which makes them feel less self-confident, limits hairstyle optons, etc. Fortunately, with today’s technology you can reshape or resize your ears in less than three hours without any visible scars.

Chin reshaping surgery, Genioplasty

Chin Reshaping Surgery (Genioplasty)

Chin reshaping surgery is one of the most frequent cosmetic surgeries. It is common among people who have a protruding chin or want to augment their chin to achieve a more symmetrical face. Chin augmentation surgery is performed with chin implants or fillers or sometimes chin advancement.

jawline areas affected in jawline enhancement procedure

Jawline Enhancement

Jawline enhancement is a surgical or non-surgical procedure aimed at creating a more defined and strong-looking jawline. A jawline enhancement surgery can be performed either by altering the jawbones or inserting jaw implants. Non-surgical jawline enhancement involves filler injection. This procedure is ideal for men and women with small jaws, and it also gives an angular and strong jawline to men, which is sometimes referred to as V-shaped jawline.

woman pointing to her dimple

Dimple Creation (Dimpleplasty)

Dimples are considered one of the most popular features of the face among women. But since not all people are born with it, the request for dimple surgery is on the rise among young people in the past few years. Dimple creation surgery or dimpleplasty is a very simple surgery carried out in less than half an hour under local anesthesia. The aftercare is very simple, with an emphasis on oral hygiene.

woman after cheek augmentation surgery

Cheek Augmentation Surgery

Cheek augmentation is a cosmetic surgical or non-surgical procedure that is intended to emphasize the cheeks on a person’s face. Cheek implant surgery improves facial contours and enhances the volume of the cheeks.  A wide variety of facial implants are currently available for the enhancement of cheeks. Cheek implants vary widely not only in shape and style, but also in terms of the materials from which they are fabricated.

Eyebrow lift surgery, eyebrow Botox

Eyebrow and Forehead Lift

Eyebrows play a crucial role in facial beauty. Several factors, including aging, cause sagging of the eyebrows, which makes a person look sad and angry. Iran’s skillful aesthetic surgeons, help you have a happier look through various safe surgical methods. Your aesthetic doctor will evaluate your medical history, and choose the most suitable method to enhance your beauty.

Cleft lip treatment in iran before and after

Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate

The lips’ role in facial beauty is undeniable. However, some factors including congenital cleft lip and palate ruin the lips aesthetically. However, there is no need to worry, as this condition is treatable through surgery. Depending on the extent of the repair needed, a cleft lip and cleft palate can be repaired with one surgery or two.

Forehead reduction and contouring iran before and after

Forehead Contouring and Reduction

The purpose of the forehead surgery is to create a more feminine appearance for prominent foreheads with a bony ridge above the brows. The surgery is done under local anesthesia and takes up to 3 hours. Several methods are used for carrying out the surgery, including fat injection, bone cement, e-PTFE (Gore-Tex), and silicone sheet.

Scar revision surgery reducing visibility of scars

Scar Revision Surgery

Scars are unavoidable results of injury, burns, acne, chickenpox, or surgery. Scar revision is aimed at removing or reducing the scaring left on the body. Scar revision is a range of treatments varying from simple topical treatments to surgical procedures. The aim of scar revision surgery is to minimize a scar, and blend it with the surrounding skin tone and texture. Scar revision usually takes between 30 minutes to one hour and is performed under local anesthesia.

woman pointing to cheek after buccal fat removal

Buccal Fat Removal

Buccal fat (pad) removal or reduction (also called a Bichat’s fat pad reduction) is a facial plastic surgery aimed at making chubby cheeks slim. Buccal fat is the fat deposit in the lower part of the cheeks. The procedure is a minor one which usually takes one hour under local anesthesia. It is performed by making small incisions inside the mouth so that there will be no visible scarring left on the cheeks.

B) Body Contouring

breast augmentation by inserting breast implants in Iran

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation, also known as augmentation mammoplasty, is common surgical procedures to increase fullness, and balance the figure of women’s breasts. Breast volume can be diminished by injury, weight loss, deformities, breastfeeding, and mastectomy. In this procedure, different types of implants are used to restore or increase breast volume. Breast lift, breast implants, and reconstructive breast surgery are other types of common procedures done to give a woman symmetrical and shapely breasts. Depending on your surgeon’s decision, the procedure can be done using both intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. It should be noted that the result of a breast augmentation is long lasting.

breast reduction reduces size of breast and bra

Breast Reduction Surgery

Female breast reduction, also known as reduction mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure to reduce the size of abnormally large female breasts. Women with overly large breasts often develop physical and emotional problems such as chronic back and neck pain or low self-image as well as body movement restrictions. In a breast reduction surgery, incisions are made to the breasts to remove extra fat, skin and tissue and make their volume smaller. The result of a breast reduction surgery are long-lasting and people who have had this procedure are often satisfied with the benefits.

Gynecomastia before and after

Gynecomastia Surgery (Male Breast Reduction)

In some young boys or men, the breast tissue swells due to an imbalance of the hormones estrogen and testosterone, making their breasts larger than normal. This is called gynecomastia. Gynecomastia can affect one or both breasts. It might make men or boys feel embarrassed, but fortunately, medication and surgery can come to the rescue. In case medical therapy fails, plastic surgery is the best option for both cosmetic and medical purposes. In this procedure, your surgeon makes a small incision and removes any extra breast tissue. Since the breast becomes smaller, it may also be needed that the nipples be repositioned.

liposculpture procedure removing fat deposits


Liposculpture is the best way for contouring body shape for people who genetically have the tendency to accumulate pockets of fats in different parts of their bodies. Liposculpture can be used to contour different parts of the body including love handles, thighs, back, calves, and so on. In this method, thin micro-cannulas are used to dislodge fat under the skin. Then the fat is suctioned away. The procedure is done under local anesthesia, or oral sedation, and leaves no obvious scar on the body. 

liposuction for women in Iran


Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty, lipectomy, or lipo, is a common surgical procedure that aims to remove fat from different areas of the body. Liposuction is used to remove areas of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. It can be applied to different areas of the body including the abdomen, thighs, back, arm, calves, and literally all body parts. In this procedure, fat cells will be dislodged using thin tubes, and then suctioned out. It should be noted that liposuction does not aim to treat obesity, rather it intends to contour the body by reducing local body fat.

mommy makeover after child birth eliminates pregnancy signs left in moms' bodies

Mommy Makeover

Many areas of the body, including breasts, abdomen, waist, genitalia, and buttocks, can be affected after pregnancy. That is why many women want to restore the shape and appearance of their body after childbearing. A mommy makeover is a series of procedures intended to restore the shape of the body after pregnancy. Based on the patient’s needs, the procedures can include tummy tuck, breast lift, breast augmentation, buttock augmentation, liposuction, and vaginal rejuvenation. In choosing the best technique, many factors, including the degree of the restoration, type of implants, and placement of incisions, should be taken into consideration.

areas affected in tummy tuck

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

Many individuals with even normal weight can develop a loose or sagging or protruding abdomen. It can be due to aging, heredity, pregnancy, prior surgeries, and significant weight loss. Tummy tuck surgery, also known as abdominoplasty, is a common plastic surgery for removing excess fat and skin. It restores weakened abdominal muscles and creates a smoother and firmer abdominal profile. The procedure is done through general anesthesia or intravenous sedation. After a tummy tuck, you will have a flatter and firmer abdominal contour, more proportionate to your body.

male abdominal etching results in Iran

Abdominal Etching Surgery

Abdominal etching surgery, also known as Ab etching, is a plastic surgery procedure that aims to flatten stomach, and also create the illusion of six-pack abs. The procedure is generally done using ultrasound energy. It is different from liposuction in that all the fat is not suctioned out in abdominal etching, and some small amounts of fat are left behind to create three-dimensional muscular shapes like six-pack abs. It should be noted that the longevity of the surgical results depends on proper diet and exercise. The procedure takes about one hour and can be done under either local or general anesthesia.

butt lift surgery in women

Butt Lift (Gluteoplasty)

Many people with flat, sagging, small, or asymmetrical buttocks choose to undergo a butt lift or buttock augmentation, medically known as gluteoplasty, to have rounder, fuller, symmetrical, and shapelier buttocks. The procedure is very simple and can be done under local anesthesia with sedation, but general anesthesia is more common. There are three main techniques for butt lift including traditional buttock lift, fat transfer (known as Brazilian Butt Lift or BBL), and buttock implants. A butt lift procedure has a long-lasting result.

arm lift workout and surgery

Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)

Excess fatty tissues or significant weight loss leave arms with saggy and droopy skin. Like thighs, the only way to tighten the skin in the arms is surgery. The cosmetic procedure for tightening the arm is called an arm lift or brachioplasty. In brachioplasty, minimal incisions will be made between your elbow and armpit. Then the excess tissue and skin is removed, and the remaining skin is lifted. To ensure the best result, the procedure may be combined with liposuction. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia and takes between 90 to 120 minutes.

thigh lift procedure removing excessive fat from the inner and outer thighs

Thigh Lift

Many people prefer to have firmer and more youthful thighs proportionate to their overall body. Thigh lift surgery, also known as thighplasty, is a common plastic surgery to reshape thighs. Thighplasty reduces excess skin and fat resulting in more proportionate lower body and thighs. Thighplasty is performed by making incisions in the groin area. Then, excess fat and skin is removed. Depending on patient’s needs, a liposuction may also be used. The procedure can be done on both inner thigh and outer thigh. Your plastic surgeon will make the incisions where the scars can be hidden. The procedure takes between two or three hours, and is generally done under general anesthesia, but in some instances local anesthesia or intravenous sedation is also possible.

calf implants and calf augmentation in Iran increasing the size of the leg calf

Calf Implants

Some people have shrunken lower legs due to injury or disease. Calf implants are the best option to enhance the volume of the lower legs to improve the contour. The procedure takes about an hour, and it is performed as an outpatient procedure. An incision would be made behind the knee, and then a silicone implant would be placed on the medial aspect of the calf. In some patients, the implants would be placed on both the medial (inner) and lateral (outer) aspects of the calf. Like any other plastic surgery, it can be combined with other surgeries, like liposuction of the ankle and leg, for a better result. 

breast nipple correction surgery in Tehran Iran

Inverted Nipple Correction

Nipple correction surgery or inverted nipple repair is a plastic surgery for those with inverted nipples. This problem occurs when one’s milk ducts are too short that force the inside muscles and make the nipples pull inward instead of sticking out. As a result, the appearance of breasts is changed that makes the person lose self-confidence. Since approximately 10 percent of women suffer from some degree of inverted nipples, nipple correction surgery is a common procedure.

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