Cosmetic Surgery – Everything You Need To Know


Cosmetic Surgery is known to be a medical procedure of purely aesthetic benefits, but that is a common misconception. With more than millions of people benefitting from the countless advantages of cosmetic surgery, the public’s understanding is getting better with each successful procedure and each patient’s success story.

 

What is cosmetic surgery?

It is an umbrella term for medical operation or procedure which focuses on enhancing the patient’s physical appearance, from the face to the entire body. With its rising popularity, cosmetic surgery has evolved into an entire branch of science which deals with both invasive or non-invasive procedures all aimed to enhance the physical appearance of the patient.

 

The five most common cosmetic surgery are:

Invasive procedures involve those that require the doctor or the surgeon to make an incision to access certain muscles or tissues in a specific region of the body. A non-invasive procedure, on the other hand, pertains to not having any kind of break in the skin when administering any procedures. With the current advancements in the field of medical technology, minimally invasive procedures are now available, which means other surgeries may be done with only a smaller cut made and lesser pain for the patient to endure.

In Australia, an estimate of about 500,000 cosmetic surgeries are carried out each year and the rate is growing rapidly per year as well. The industry has grown to a billion-dollar business that has simply outrun America’s own statistics when it comes to the number of procedures done per year.

 

The benefits of cosmetic surgery

Patients get more than just the aesthetic benefits of cosmetic surgery, they also maximize the other advantages in the different aspects of their wellbeing. Of course, the main motivation of most patients in deciding to go under the knife is usually to look better. However, successful cosmetic surgeries allow patients not only to look better to feel better and live better as well.

Aside from the primary aesthetic aspect, the benefits of cosmetic surgery include:

  • Improved self-esteem and improved self-confidence.

Imagine battling stubborn fat in the midsection of the body for years and having the option to instantly get leaner through liposuction. Because of the dramatic change in their physical appearance, patients feel empowered and emboldened by their new look, which translates into a more confident person with a more positive outlook in life.

  • Increased physical comfort and ease.

With breast reduction procedures, patients are relieved by the burdensome back problems that come from having large breasts. Patients can move freely and easily as well because their chests aren’t as large as it was before the operation.

  • Improved health and bodily functions.

Especially for nose reshaping or rhinoplasty, patients may experience improvement in their breathing because the procedure not only improves the appearance but it also widens the air passageway for the patient.

  • Increased motivation to sustain a healthy lifestyle.

As patients hear the compliments and the rave reviews of their new physical appearance, most of them are motivated to control their weight and to maintain a healthy, balanced lifestyle. Overweight patients can enjoy physical exercises, such as running, cycling, and swimming, without the extra pounds weighing them down.

 

What to expect after the procedure?

For non-invasive or minimally invasive procedures, such as botox fillers or lip injections, the patient is allowed to go home right after and they are to be cautious about the injection site feeling painful to touch or the affected area to develop redness and swelling within the first 48 hours.

For invasive surgeries, on the other hand, patients are to stay inside the hospital postoperative for continuous monitoring of the surgery site and for any signs of complications, such as fever, severe swelling, pain, and other tell-tale signs of infection. Antibiotics and pain relievers are given, even until the patient is to be discharged from the facility. Continuous follow-up check-ups with the surgeon are required to closely monitor the operation site until it is fully healed.

 

Cosmetic Surgery Cost

It is best to thoroughly discuss with your trusted cosmetic surgeon the details of the procedure and how much exactly are you to spend to from the pre-operation stage up to the follow-up visits that you are to complete after the surgery. Also, see your insurance company and discuss the scope and limitations of cosmetic surgery included in your insurance plan. Please click here to see our cosmetic surgery costs 



Opting to have cosmetic surgery is always a big decision. As you have chosen to book your surgery through Lotus Medical International you can be rest assured that your surgery will be performed by top class surgeons in a superb hospital. You can also be confident that you will receive the highest level of care.

There are some things that you can do to enhance your experience. We have put together a small list of do’s and don’ts to facilitate you during your surgery and recovery.

 Do’s – recommended by Lotus and our Top Class Surgeons:

  • Drink plenty of water to keep yourself well hydrated in the days before and after your surgery.
  • Eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables in the days before and the weeks after your surgery. If at all possible eat raw foods; the nutrients that these provide can help the body to heal quicker.
  • Relax as much as possible for the days before your surgery and get plenty of sleep. We know that it is only natural to get a bit nervous but do your best to relax, you are in good hands.
  • Why not try a Thai massage the day before to help to rid your body of toxins and to help you get in to a really relaxed state before your surgery.
  • Make sure that you have a lot of loose fitting clothes with you. Your movement may be slightly restricted after surgery, depending on the type of surgery that you have, it is best to have clothes that are easy to get on and off.
  • If you are in any pain or feel sick at any time after your surgery ask for medication. Although rare this can sometimes be a side effect of the pain relief medication. If you are no longer in the hospital and you feel like you need more medication, call your Lotus Medical Representative and they will organise it for you.
  • Follow the advice that our top class surgeons have given you before surgery
  • Give yourself ample time to rest and recover after your surgery. Try to do as little as possible for as long as possible. You will be able to resume most activities within a few days but please give yourself time to rest every day.
  • Inform your flight company that you have had surgery. Flight companies like to know this information and quite often they will try to accommodate you by giving you more room on the plane and by making sure you are well looked after during your flight.
  • Ask our top class surgeons if they recommend that you take aspirin or wear flight stockings during your flight home.
  • Call your Lotus Medical Assistant if you need anything.
  • Enjoy the results and the new you!

 

Don’ts- recommended by Lotus and our Top Class Surgeons:

  • Smoke or drink alcohol for the days before and after your surgery if at all possible. Capsular contraction after Breast Augmentation Surgery is twice as common in women who smoke so if you can, try to stop in the weeks immediately before and after your surgery.
  • Many people choose to stay in a spa to help them on their road to recovery after their surgery and this is a great idea. Just be aware that any type of massage is contraindicated for a couple of weeks after surgery as it can increase the chances of blood clot formation.
  • Don’t try to do too much in the days after your surgery. It takes time for the body to heal after surgery, please listen to what your body is telling you and take time to relax; it will pay dividends in the long run.
  • Don’t fly too soon after your surgery. The major airlines recommend that you do not fly for 10 days after major surgery. We endorse this however you can fly home as soon as your stitches have been removed.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask us or our top class surgeons questions no matter how small. We have an experienced team on hand to support you before, during and after your surgery. If you have any questions, even if they may seem silly, ask either one of your medical team or your Lotus Medical assistant.


Step 1 to your cosmetic surgery holiday

Make an enquiry with Lotus Medical International about the type of cosmetic surgery holiday that you would like. One of our team members will the contact you by email with information on average cost for the type of procedure you would like as well as additional information about the types of cosmetic surgery holiday packages that we offer. If you have sent us your phone number, we will also call you to answer any further questions that you might have.

Step 2 to your cosmetic surgery holiday

Lotus Medical will arrange an online consultation with our medical team regarding your particular case. You will be asked to send us some photos and a completed medical history questionnaire. You are not under any obligation to book with us by using this service. We will discuss your information with our team of surgeons and/or dentists. You will then receive detailed feedback, a final quote and a recommended length of stay in Thailand for your cosmetic surgery holiday.

Step 3 to your cosmetic surgery holiday

The next step is then to decide on a date for your cosmetic surgery holiday in Thailand. Before making any travel arrangements, we will confer with the surgeon and confirm the date with you. Our team will then talk you through our medical packages with the option to book any choice. They will arrange your transfers and an English speaking medical host to walk you through the process. If you would also like help with flights and accommodation our travel co-coordinator will also contact you.

At this stage, an itinerary of your trip will be sent to you. We will we then ask that you pay a $395 non-refundable deposit. If for some reason you need to change the date of your surgery, as long as you give us more than seven days’ notice, we will hold the deposit towards your next planned surgery date.  You just pay the hospital directly on the day of your surgery.

 

Step 4 to your cosmetic surgery holiday

Upon your arrival in Thailand, a driver will pick you from the designated meeting point at the airport and then take you to the hotel. The driver will again pick you up (usually the following morning) to take you to the hospital for your medical consultation. After your consultation you will go through medical tests to make sure that you are fit and healthy for cosmetic surgery. Your surgery will usually take place either the same day as your consultation or the following day.

It is important to remember not to eat anything after 12 AM on the day of your surgery unless told otherwise by the surgeon or hospital staff. After the surgery, you will stay as a patient at the hospital for the designated number of nights. When the plastic surgeon gives permission for your release, your medical host will come to meet you to help with hospital check out. Your driver will then take you back to the hotel. While still in Thailand, you will have one or two follow-up appointments with your surgeon. Your medical host will notify you of this at the appropriate times.

During your follow-up appointments, your surgeon will remove any dressings, take out any stitches, and give advice for you to follow through the recovery phase of your cosmetic surgery holiday. If at any stage after surgery you would like to see your surgeon or a nurse then just give your medical host a call on the mobile phone that we will provide. Your host will assist in arranging any additional appointments.

Step 5 to your cosmetic surgery holiday

Your driver will collect the ‘new you’ and take you to the airport fully rejuvenated to start your journey home to your family, looking and feeling fabulous!



Lotus Medical organizes for you to have a free online consultation before you make any decisions about having Breast Augmentation or any cosmetic procedure in Phuket.  We provide you with free advice and feedback from our top surgeons. Have a surgeon in mind? No problem, we can put you in touch with him or we can recommend the surgeon we feel will best suit your needs. Once you have received your surgeon’s feedback then we secure your surgery date.

Once your date for your Breast Augmentation surgery has been secured you can go ahead and book your flights and accommodation, we tell you how long you will be required to stay in Phuket for, this will depend on your surgeon and procedure type. We can refer you to our travel specialist if you would like help with booking your flights and accommodation. All you need to do is forward us your flight and hotel details and we will organize all of your transfers.

Usually our clients will arrive the day before their consultation; we will collect you from the airport and drop you to your hotel. Our drivers will then collect you the next morning and take you to the hospital where you will be greeted by your English medical host*.  Once you have been registered at the hospital the nursing staff will take you through the standard pre-surgery health checks; this includes a blood pressure reading, blood tests, an ECG and a chest x-ray. You will then have your consultation with your surgeon. You can ask as many questions as you need, decide on a final surgical plan and gather all the information. Once you are happy with the surgical plan you will be asked to pay for the surgery. Most clients pay by credit or debit card.

Now you are all ready to go, you will be shown upstairs to your room, your medical host will leave you in the capable hands of the nursing staff as they prep you for surgery. After surgery you will be taken to the recovery room for a while before returning to your room. The nurses will check on you throughout the night. This process is for general anesthetic, if your procedure is under local then you do not need a room or an over-night stay. Breast Augmentation is performed under general anesthetic.

The next day your surgeon and your medical host will come to see you. Depending on which procedure you had you may be able to check out of the hospital the next day. For Breast Augmentation surgery you are only required to stay in the hopsital for one night. Once your surgeon has said that you are ok to return to your hotel, the nursing staff will organize your prescribed medication to take home with you and our drivers will take you back to your hotel. Your next follow up appointment will be organized and you will be told what time our drivers will collect you for your follow up appointment.

You will be given a mobile phone to take with you so that you can call your medical host at any time if you have any questions or concerns. Your medical host will meet you at the hospital for your follow up appointments and make sure your airport transfer for when you leave Phuket has been organized for you.

After your last follow up appointment you will return the mobile phone, collect any more prescribed medications you might need, return to your hotel and get ready to return home. Once you are home if you ever have any questions or concerns about your cosmetic surgery in Phuket you may email your medical host or other staff members at Lotus. We can get in touch with your surgeon; forward him images and provide you with any post-surgery advice or feedback that you might need. It is extremely rare for any of our clients to have any problems after returning home and you won’t need to see any surgeons or doctors at home regarding your surgery. We often have a few common questions about recovery which are normal so please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions that you might have.

For more information on how to book your  Breast Augmentation or any cosmetic procedure in Phuket, please email us at info@lotusmedicalinternational.com

*Medical hosts, transfers and mobile phone are part of our added support services, these services are optional.



Transfers

At Lotus Medical we organize all of your transfers to and from the airport, hotel and hospital, have you sent us your flight and accommodation details yet? We also request a copy of your Passport to pre-register you at the airport. Make sure you have sent this to us so we can organize all of your transfers.

If you have booked your cosmetic surgery holiday in Thailand independently then you will most likely be able to use the airport transfers when you arrive. Often hotels can organize this for you, or the hospital in which you have booked your surgery with may include transfers.

Visas

When you arrive in Thailand you can get a 30 day tourist visa upon arrival. If you’re planning on staying longer then you can apply for a 60 day tourist visa before you arrive in Thailand. Visit the following webs page for more info http://www.thaiembassy.com/thailand/thailand-visa-types.php or email us and we can help advise you on what is best for you.

Medication

Are you on any types of medication for any pre-existing conditions? You need to notify your surgeon of these, simply enter this information on the online registration form you initially completed. Your surgeon will tell you if you can continue to take your medication or if you need to stop the medication at some point prior to your cosmetic surgery procedure. This will also depend on if you are having general or local anesthetic. You must also stop taking Aspirin or any vitamins 2 weeks prior to having cosmetic surgery

Fasting

You will be sent all the details you need for your cosmetic surgery trip as soon as your date is confirmed in this document you will see that you need to stop eating or drinking 8 hours prior to your appointment.

Paying for surgery

If you have booked Lotus Medical’s added support services then this fee is taken within one week of securing your surgery date. You can just pay the hospital directly for you surgery using any major credit or debit card. The hospital will also accept cash in most currencies and if you would like to pay before you arrive in Thailand then bank transfers are to be made at least two weeks before your surgery date. You should know that the final costs and surgical plan is not drawn up until you have seen the surgeon face-to-face, this is why it is a good idea to just pay the hospital on the day of your cosmetic surgery procedure.

Post-surgery compression garments

After most cosmetic procedures you will be required to wear a compression garment or support bra if having breast surgery. The hospital can provide these but we often recommend buying one prior to arriving in Thailand. We can advise you on where is best to buy these.

Your consultation

When you arrive at the hospital you will have the standard pre-surgery medical tests, these include a blood pressure measurement, a blood test, an ECG and a chest X-Ray. Additional tests may be required if you have any existing health concerns or previous conditions. Not all of these additional tests will be included in the surgery package.

Once these tests are complete you will have your face to face consultation with your surgeon. This is your chance to ask your surgeon as many questions as you need so that you fully understand the final surgical plan and for you to communicate your expected outcome. It is a good idea to do some research into the procedure so that you are more knowledgeable and realistic about the types of results you can expect from your cosmetic surgery procedure. For some surgeries even showing the surgeon some images of results that you would like to achieve. Remember though that every body is different and what might suit one person’s frame may not suit yours. You should leave your consultation feeling happy, relaxed and well informed.  Preparing your questions before hand may help to ensure you cover everything you want to know about your cosmetic surgery procedure.

 



Here are some important points to think about when deciding if Breast Augmentation surgery is for you.

 

It is likely you will need a second breast augmentation surgery

There are many reasons why women might require a second breast augmentation surgery in Thailand, such as pregnancy or weight-loss. The time in which your breast implants will last will vary from women to women. The shape of the breast implant could distort over many years. You may even find that later down the line you would rather have larger or smaller breast and elect for a breast augmentation revision surgery.

 

Time off work/exercise

Usually you will only need one full week off work when having breast augmentation. However if you’re having breast augmentation in Thailand you will need to factor in days spent travelling. The recommended length of stay in Thailand after having breast augmentation is 5 -7 days. This gives you enough time to recover and schedule your follow up appointments. Once you return home you should be able to begin work straight away. If your work involves any physical activity then you would need to take longer off work. Put your exercise regime on hold; it is advised not to do any strenuous exercise for up to 6 weeks after breast augmentation surgery

 

Realistic expectations

It’s important to do your research and be able to explain to your surgeon exactly what you would like the outcome of your breast augmentation to be.

You may already know which sized implant, placement and incision you want. Be prepared for this all to change after your initial consultation with your surgeon in Thailand. The same sized implant will look completely different on each body type and frame.

Don’t expect to go big, fast. Your skin needs time to stretch and adjust. Your surgeon will only advise an implant size that your body can handle. If you feel at a later date you still want to go bigger, this is possible after your body has adapted to your current implants.

 

Under or over the muscle

Many women choose to have the implant placed under the muscle to give a more natural result. Under the muscle placement can mean you are slightly sorer for longer after the surgery.

 

Breast Augmentation Blues 

The days/week following you surgery you may not be feeling yourself. Anaesthetic and other medications can alter your mood. You will feel very tired and possibly more emotional. This is completely normal so try to remember this if you’re not feeling 100% in the days after your Breast Augmentation surgery.

You may also gain a few Kg’s in weight immediately after your surgery. Not only from the weight of your implants but also from swelling, fluid and bloating. This is normal so don’t stress if you have gained weight over-night. The swelling and fluid levels will reduce drastically in the weeks after your surgery.

Bruising can occur in strange places on your body where you might not expect it too. This is normal and nothing to worry about

 

Know your breasts before having breast augmentation

Make sure you’re aware of the current variations in your breast such as, nipple and cup-size. These differences could become more noticeable after breast augmentation. No two breasts are exactly alike.

 

Breast Augmentation and Breast feeding

If the incision is made in the breast fold or under your arm your ability to breast feed should not be affected. If however, an incision is made around your nipple your ability to be able to breast feed would likely be affected.

 

Breast Cancer screening after having breast augmentation

Routinely checking your breasts is very important. It’s a good idea to have a breast exam with your doctor before surgery and if you are due a mammogram, request this before surgery. Discuss with your surgeon possible effects of future mammograms regarding the implant placement

 

Change in posture

A natural and an augmented breast weigh near enough the same amount. If however, you choose a very large implant that is perhaps not in proportion with your frame you could experience changes to your posture. Your surgeon will advise you on which sized implants are suitable for your frame so not to alter your posture.

 

Here are some useful questions to answer to help you decide if breast augmentation is for you

  • Why do I want breast augmentation surgery?
  • How unhappy am I with my breasts at the moment?
  • Am I able to take the time off work for the surgery?
  • Am I fully informed of the risks and possible implications of breast augmentation surgery?

 



Research

It’s important to gather as much knowledge about the breast lift and implants procedure as possible. The decision to have breast lift and implants shouldn’t be made lightly. Cosmetic surgery is a permanent change to your body and life. Be aware of the risks and research what the recovery process is likely to involve.

Your expectations

Look for before and after images of other women who have had breast lift and implants that relate as closely to you as possible; this will help you to see what is realistically achievable for your body. Our surgeons can do incredible things however, they cannot work miracles. It’s important to have realistic expectations to avoid disappointment.

Timing

When you have your surgery is very important, you will need to have sufficient recovery time after having breast lift and implants to ensure you get the desired results and to keep you in good health. Make sure you’re planning your surgery when you are able to take enough time off from work or other commitments. If you are struggling to find a suitable time to have surgery, it’s far better to postpone your surgery than to compromise on the results.

Finance

It’s important to understand that some surgeries such as breast lift and implants are not lifelong procedures. It is likely that further down the line you will need or want a second surgery. It is also important to understand the risks involved with cosmetic surgery. Revision surgery after your initial operation is extremely rare but still a possibility. You need to be sure that cosmetic surgery is realistic in terms of your financial circumstances. We do however offer a surgical guarantee which covers any instance that is the fault of the surgeon or hospital.

 

 


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1. Research

It’s important to gather as much knowledge about the breast lift and implants procedure as possible. The decision to have breast lift and implants shouldn’t be made lightly. Cosmetic surgery is a permanent change to your body and life. Be aware of the risks and research what the recovery process is likely to involve.

2. Your expectations

Look for before and after images of other women who have had breast lift and implants that relate as closely to you as possible; this will help you to see what is realistically achievable for your body. Our surgeons can do incredible things however, they cannot work miracles. It’s important to have realistic expectations to avoid disappointment.

3. Timing

When you have your surgery is very important, you will need to have sufficient recovery time after having breast lift and implants to ensure you get the desired results and to keep you in good health. Make sure you’re planning your surgery when you are able to take enough time off from work or other commitments. If you are struggling to find a suitable time to have surgery, it’s far better to postpone your surgery than to compromise on the results.

4. Finance

It’s important to understand that some surgeries such as breast lift and implants are not lifelong procedures. It is likely that further down the line you will need or want a second surgery. It is also important to understand the risks involved with cosmetic surgery. Revision surgery after your initial operation is extremely rare but still a possibility. You need to be sure that cosmetic surgery is realistic in terms of your financial circumstances. We do however offer a surgical guarantee which covers any instance that is the fault of the surgeon or hospital.


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breast implants in Thailand

There has always been a long-standing controversy about people deciding to have Breast Implants in Thailand.  A lot of the media from overseas have chosen to paint a bad picture in regards to having Breast Implants in Thailand. Why do they do this? Well the simple answer is that the cosmetic surgeons at home do not want to loose business to their rival cosmetic surgeons in Thailand.

For many years women have ignored what has been shown on their local media and after doing their own research or speaking to friends they have decided that having breast implants in Thailand is actually a good option. The highly experienced surgeons here, coupled with the state of the art hospitals and cost effective surgery mean that Thailand has hundreds and thousands of women that have decided to come to Thailand for breast surgery.

Breast Implants in Thailand vs Australia

Recently in Australia one of the companies that offers breast implant surgery decided to lower it’s costs to be more in line with those in Thailand. In order to cost cut they used surgeons with little experience and often women were asked to leave on the same day as their breast surgery after having a general aneasthetic. This is something that just never happens in Thailand and which the surgeons here do not deem to be safe or acceptable. This Institute also made headline news in Australia after three of its patients were hospitalize due to serious illness after surgery, two of them because of errors with aneasthetic.

So something that therefore must be considered by anyone thinking about having breast implant surgery is…………… If deciding to have breast implant surgery and looking for a cost effective option, will you have a better experience if having breast implants in Thailand or is having surgery at home a better option?


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Breast Augmentation Thailand

Get your breast enlargement done in Thailand

Lotus Medical International offers a wide range of affordable cosmetic surgery procedures with breast augmentation being one of them. We pride ourselves on providing the highest quality cosmetic surgery available in Thailand and our clinic in Phuket has proven to deliver healthcare to international standards. Contact us now to find out why so many people choose to have breast augmentation in Thailand.

Thailand boasts some of the most experienced surgeons in the world and world-class hospital facilities. One of the surgeons that we work with, Dr. Sanguan, was voted as one of the top three breast surgery surgeons in the world. Added to that, our surgeons use the best implants available on the market today.

There are many reasons why people decide to have breast augmentation in Thailand. The first benefit is obviously the cost. Breast augmentation prices in Thailand are considerably lower and we offer affordable packages. Quite often when recovering at home after surgery, it is difficult to relax completely. Phone calls, cleaning and school runs can get in the way but when you’re recovering in Thailand, you can sit back and order room service at your hotel, have your room cleaned and even wash your laundry.

People also find that just a few days after having their breast implants in Thailand, they are able to go out and about and to also enjoy a bit of a holiday. We recommend that in the first few days after your breast augmentation that you take it easy, relax and if you are going to go out ensure you get your doctor’s approval first.

All of our clients, after having their breast augmentation surgery, are able to enjoy most of the things that people enjoy on holiday. Until the incisions have healed, it is recommended that you don’t swim, to avoid infection. It is also advisable to stay away from anything that is too strenuous.

Clinic services

Our friendly staff will take good care of you before and after your surgery. In the case of emergencies, we provide an on-call medical team for you during your stay in Thailand and provide an assistant to help look after you.

Deciding to have your breast implant surgery in Thailand, is therefore, a really good choice for many reasons.

Visit our website now and fill in our online form. A consultant will get in touch with you.