Beauty is Not Skin Deep
Recently, cosmetic surgery in Thailand has been gaining international fame, and for good reasons, mostly because of the price and of course media exposure of beautiful people having undergone cosmetic surgery in Thailand. However, not all of them are equally good, and those keen on travelling for cosmetic surgery will have to conduct thorough research prior to a lifelong surgical alteration. Uberholiday saves you the nightmares and botched jobs by curating a list of the best plastic surgeons in Thailand.
Most people say “Beauty is skin deep”. I am afraid I don’t agree. Whoever said that was probably referring to morality and conscience. In the world outside your skin, it’s the looks that matter. Ask any woman from a 12 year old to a 60 year old. The most beautiful woman in the world will also tell you she needs a little nip tuck. Cosmetic surgery has become a common practice from Hollywood celebrities to your average girl.
Just the thought of getting a surgery is distressing to most. Finding the right surgeon, an affordable price, clinic with good pre-op and post-op facilities is a difficult job. Arranging for the same abroad is absolutely daunting. However, the lure of competitive pricing and work plastic surgeon credentials now means that many cosmetic surgery clinics in Thailand offer complete cosmetic surgery holiday packages.
Bang for the Buck
If you want the most bang for the buck then Thailand should be your first choice. According to estimations, medical care in Thailand is 1/3 of that in Singapore, 1/5 of that in Western Europe and around 1/8 of that in the US. Majority of patients can not only pay for their procedure but also airfare, hotel accommodation, recuperation in a luxurious resort, and still pay less than what they would in their home country.
In addition to low prices, many of the things that attract common tourists to Thailand are what medical tourists find compelling too. These include a welcoming approach to tourists, great food, an understanding of English, and of course beautiful scenery.
Just to Give You an Idea
Most clinics in Bangkok offer free consultation. Everything from booking your tickets to receiving you at the airport and driving you back and forth from your hotel to the hospital is taken care of by them. Prices depend on the kind of surgery you are going in for. Almost all websites have detailed pricing lists and also offer detailed online quotes for free. Below is a list of cosmetic surgery clinics in Thailand just to give you an idea:
Bangkok Plastic Surgery Clinic – From invasive surgeries such as nose reshaping and breast augmentation to non-invasive procedures like liposuction a wide variety is available at this 300 bed hospital catering to both local and International clients. It’s open from Monday to Saturday, and the staff speaks both Thai and English.
422-426/1 Indramara Soi,
20 Soothisarn Rd,
Bangkok, Thailand, 10400.
+66 269 08000
Dr.V Cosmetic Plastic Surgery – Everything from facial and breast surgery to laser tattoo removal and rejuvenation I offered at Dr. V Cosmetic Plastic Surgery. Staff can speak Thai, English and German. The center offers great deals at partner hotels including the center’s own suites where you can get great accommodation and other facilities at discounted rates.
243 Rat-U-Thit 200 pee Rd.
Patong Beach Kathu,
Phuket 83150, Thailand
+66 81 657 9973
Yanhee Hospital – Yanhee has 15 highly qualified and experienced plastic surgeons and the plastic surgery department performs surgeries 7 days a week. The hospital comprises of 400 beds and is a “one stop shop” for all cosmetic, dental and plastic surgery requirements.
Yanhee International Hospital
454 Charansanitwong Road,
Bangkok 10700 Thailand
+66 2 879 0300
Bumrungrad Hospital – Bumrungrad is the largest private hospital in Southeast Asia serving over a million patients a year. They offer everything from tummy tuck and eyelift surgery to mammoplasty, chin augmentation and nose surgery.
33 Sukhumvit 3 (Soi Nana Nua),
Wattana, Bangkok, 10110 Thailand
Phone: 66 (0) 2667- 1521
Phuket International Aesthetic Center (PIAC) – The PIAC is part of the Phuket International Hospital. It offers world class hygienic practices and state of the art technology. It offers laptop and wifi services to patients and arranges sight-seeing tours while they are recuperating.
Phuket International Aesthetic Center
Phuket International Hospital
44 Chalermprakiat Ror 9 Rd, Phuket 83000 Thailand
Tel: +66 (0) 76249400
Bangkok Hospital Pattaya – From face and neck lift to eyelid surgery and mammoplasty, Bangkok Hospital Pattaya offers world-class plastic surgery services at affordable rates.
Bangkok Hospital Pattaya
301 Moo 6 Sukhumvit Road, Km. 143,
Banglamung, Chonburi, Thailand 20150
+66 3 825 9999
You can never be too Cautious
Anyone that takes a scalpel to your face needs to be highly skilled and experienced. Also you must feel a 100% comfortable with your surgeon. If you feel he is not answering all your questions, hiding his qualifications and past experience, is not listening to your requirements, not showing before and after photos of past surgeries he has done then that’s a warning signal. There are plenty of examples of people who ended up with absolute nightmare experiences. Research online forums that discuss plastic surgery clinics and surgeons. Go through them, discuss with others, and ask questions before you decide which surgeon to go with.
While consulting with the surgeon, ask for details of any medications you must avoid before and after surgery. For example common medicines like aspirins, Ibuprofen, Vitamin E and even herbal medicines like Gingko Biloba are usually discouraged. It may be helpful to tell your surgeon if you take foods like almonds, grapes, garlic, cucumbers and tomatoes on a daily basis.
Healing and Holidaying
Recovery period varies for the type of surgery you get done. For example a typical mammoplasty (breast implants) takes about 6 days to heal enough for patients to start their daily routines. To fully recover from a nose job or rhinoplasty you need about 3 weeks. This includes taking off the cast and the time needed for swelling and bruising to go away. This is also why being in Thailand is good. For fast recovery sample the delicious Thai cuisine. Have a relaxing day soaking up the sun at the beach but make sure you stay away from direct contact with the water. Also a gentle Thai massage by an expert referred by your doctor or clinic is the ideal way to recover from an invasive surgery.
Enjoy the two-in-one benefit of looking gorgeous and feeling great!