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After lots of planning for your surgery, the day has finally come. It’s normal to overlook the healing process and only imagine the final results. However, you need to consider the recovery period post-surgery. And by following your surgeon’s instructions and looking after yourself well, you will be back on your normal routine soon enough. But, a smooth recovery might depend on a few factors, like how ready you are to give yourself time to heal during the first critical days.

Here are some tips to help you have a healthy recovery period after having your breast augmentation surgery in Thailand.

Plan for some help

Although recovery after breast augmentation is not very difficult, you still have undergone major surgery. Consequently, for the initial few days, you’ll be tired and sore. For six weeks, avoid doing the heavy lifting, including picking up a child under 20 pounds. Also, avoid driving until you’ve finished taking all narcotic pain medication. Consider scheduling for some help with the kids and household chores for your first 24 – 72 hours. Simply having a relative or friend stop by every day to check on you can be helpful.

Avoid Strenuous Activities

Fight the urge to indulge in any strenuous activity during the first week following your breast augmentation procedure. Avoid stretching and bending over for about a week post-surgery. And, though it might be difficult, try to sleep in an upright position to help with faster recovery. It is not advisable to sleep on your stomach for about 14 days after your breast augmentation procedure. Avoid exercises like weight lifting post-surgery for about 4 weeks. Be sure to consult with your doctors about the right time to start your exercising routine.

Manage pain properly

You are likely to have mild to moderate discomforts soon after your breast augmentation surgery. Some patients might feel tightness and pressure across their chests. Your plastic surgeon will prescribe several days of pain medications to make it more comfortable for you during your early days of recovery. However, most patients find that after their first post-operation day, they only need over-the-counter pain medication. You should fill your prescribed medications ahead of the breast augmentation day. This way you will have your medication at hand when you experience nausea or pain.

Monitor your incision

It’s important that you keep your incision dry. Avoid getting any creams or liquids to settle in the incisions as this can result in irritation and inflammation. As you heal, you will use antibiotics prescriptions given by your surgeon. Therefore, make sure you complete the whole prescription. Monitor your temperature now and then to check that you don’t have a fever, which could indicate having an infection.

Get lots of rest and sleep

Getting sufficient rest during the breast augmentation recovery period is highly recommended. Arrange to have a quiet area set aside, and a comfy bed to rest in, especially for your first few days post-surgery. Make sure you have lots of pillows to allow you to prop yourself up for added comfort. Some books, magazines and DVDs can help you pass time. With enough rest and sleep, you will soon be walking and slowly regain your strength. Above all make sure you relax, listen to your body, and get lots of sleep as you heal.

Recovery Time

Keep in mind that the actual period of recovery after any surgery will differ from person to person, and breast augmentation surgery is no exception. You may have a recovery period of 24 to 48 hours post-surgery plus a 5-day period that is recommended for relaxing and rest. It is normal for a patient to feel sore and swollen post-surgery for several days. Your plastic surgeon will provide you with some instructions on how to care for your body after surgery. However, always ask your specific questions which can include the pain medications you can use, both applied and oral, stitches, changing dressing/ bandages, and also the time you need before you resume exercises and your normal activities.

Eat Healthy and Dink Lots of Water

Before going in for your breast augmentation procedure, ensure that you have stocked your kitchen with plenty of water and some easy to prepare foods. For your first post-operation day, toms”>you might feel nauseous from the anaesthesia or you might not feel like eating anything. Therefore, soft and light foods can work well for you. Also, ensure that you have a variety of healthy foods on hand that can give the body strength and energy to heal over the weeks to come. It’s very easy to get dehydrated during the recovery period, so be sure to drink plenty of water.

Carefully follow your doctors, instructions to help you have a smooth recovery experience. Healing from any kind of surgery may be unpleasant, but once the pain and swelling subside you can resume your normal routine much easier than ever and with a boost of confidence.


Different Types of Breast Implants

Breast augmentation or Mammoplasty is a procedure intended to increase fullness, shape, or size of breasts. Sometimes patients refer to breast augmentation as a “boob job“. It involves the use of fat transfer or breast implants to enhance the appearance of your breasts.

During the procedure, a surgeon places saline, silicone, or alternative composite implants under the breast tissue or chest muscles. Typically, on average implants last between 7 to 12 years.


What are breast implants?

Breast implants are medical prosthesis’ that are placed inside the breasts to reconstruct, augment, or create a physical form of your breasts. Implants may contain saline, silicon, or another compound.

Since there are different choices to make regarding the style of the implant, it is critical that you discuss the options available to you with your surgeon.


Different types of breast implants available

Saline breast implants

The saline breast implants contain sterile salt water. That means in case the saline implant’s shell leak, the saline gets absorbed and then expelled naturally by the body.

The saline breast implants give a uniform firmness, shape, and feel. They are also FDA-approved for breast augmentation in women from age 18 years and older.


Silicone breast implants

These implants have silicone gel which feels similar to natural breast tissue. Should the silicone implant leak, this gel might remain inside the implant shell or it could escape into the breast pocket. Leaking breast implants containing the silicone gel will not typically collapse.

When you opt for silicone implants, it is advisable that you regularly visit your plastic surgeon to ensure that the implants function properly. MRI screening or an ultrasound can be used to determine the condition of your breast implants. These implants are FDA-approved for breast augmentation in women aged between 22 years or older.


Structured saline breast implants

The structured breast implants contain sterile salt water and have an inner structure that aims to make your implants feel more natural.


Gummy bear breast implants

These form-stable breast implants are sometimes known as gummy bear implants since they retain their shape even after the breast implant shell has broken. The silicone gel consistency inside this implant is much thicker than that of the traditional silicone gel breast implants. Additionally, these implants are firmer than traditional implants.

The shaped gummy-bear implants are tapered towards their top with more projection at its bottom. When a shaped breast implant rotates, it could give an unusual appearance to the breast which might require a different procedure to correct. Surgical procedure for gummy bear implants placement requires slightly longer incisions in the skin.


Round breast implants

The round breast implants tend to make breasts look fuller than the form-stable implants. And higher profile implant options can offer you even more projection.

Since round implants have the same form all over, there is little to worry about should they rotate out of place.


Textured breast implants

The textured implants create scar tissue to help stick to the implants, thus they will not move around in the breast and get repositioned.

Usually, texturing has some advantage as it diminishes the risk of getting tight scar capsules.


Smooth breast implants

The smooth breast implants have the softest feel and can move in the breast implant pocket. These tend to have a more natural movement. The smooth breast implants will have some visible or palpable rippling under your skin.


What To Expect

Breast augmentation is a surgery, therefore patients should think carefully before choosing a specific procedure. The breast implants can go over or under the pectoral muscle.

Before undergoing any surgical procedure, the surgeon should assist their patients in picking the right size of the breast implants. This is achievable by placing different sized breast implants into a bra, to get a feel.

During the procedure, a general anaesthetic is used, to keep the patient asleep. On occasion, local anaesthetic may be used, and a patient remains awake.


Wrapping up

Occasionally, implant manufacturers introduce new types and styles of breast implants, meaning there might be additional options currently available.

Whether you opt for silicone or saline implants, it is essential that you monitor your implants and visit your plastic surgeon regularly for appropriate checkups.

While some surgeries are done for reconstructive or medical reasons, many aim to enhance a patient’s aesthetic appearance. This includes several procedures like facelifts, liposuction, brow lift, mammoplasty and tummy tuck. Cosmetic surgery helps tighten and enhance the appearance of the skin, remove or add hair, adjust facial features, and much more.

In addition, plastic surgery can be used for medical reasons, for instance for people who’ve had accidents, to repairing scarring from surgery, or in restoring the function of different body parts.

While many procedures are available today, here’s a look at the most common types of plastic surgery:

  1. Tummy Tuck

Commonly referred to as ‘tummy tuck‘, Abdominoplasty is used in improving the shape of our abdomen. This procedure helps remove excess skin, fat and restore separated or weakened abdominal muscles thus improving the profile. Tummy tucks help enhance the appearance of sagging or loose skin, but it will not get rid of stretch marks.

Even then, a tummy tuck does not replace healthy eating for weight loss or exercise routine. While tummy tucks offer permanent results, it is critical that you maintain the proper weight in order to maintain these results.

  1. Breast Augmentation

These are procedures that change the shape or increase the size of the breasts. If the breast size is increased, the procedure is also known as ‘breast implant surgery’. Again, breast augmentation is different from breast reductions or breast lifts, which are in fact different kinds of procedures.

  1. Facelift

Facelift procedures repairs loose, sagging, wrinkled or drooping facial skin. During the procedure, tissues of your face are lifted, the excess skin removed, then skin replaced over the repositioned contours. Also, neck lifts are done alongside facelifts.

Other facial procedures commonly done in conjunction with facelifts include eyelid surgery, nose reshaping, or forehead lifts.

  1. Dermabrasion

In our dermatology treatments, a specialized tool is used to gently ‘sand down’ the top skin layer. Once your top skin layer has been removed, this area heals with new skin replacing the old giving you smoother-looking skin.

Usually, dermabrasion is used for:

  • Age Spots
  • Acne scars
  • Sun-damaged skin 
  • Crow’s feet
  • Wrinkles
  • Lesions or growths on the skin
  1. Rhinoplasty

Any surgery that reshapes or repairs the nose is known as Rhinoplasty. While some people choose rhinoplasty for cosmetic purposes, others use it for medical reasons like correcting birth defects or difficulty breathing.

Rhinoplasty may be used to:

  • Correct birth defects
  • Reduce or increase the size of your nose
  • Correct problems from an injury
  • Improve or relieve breathing problems
  • Change the nose bridge shape
  • Narrowing the shape of your nostrils
  • Changing the angle of your nose
  1. Hair transplantation

Also referred to as hair restoration, hair transplantation surgery is aimed at improving the appearance of baldness. During this procedure, a bald area receives hair from areas of thick hair growth.

In one session, over a thousand hairs can be moved. However, some people might require several sessions. Hairs that are transplanted are permanent, meaning no long-term care is needed. Most hair transplants will lead to successful hair growth following the procedure.

  1. Lip augmentation

In order to have fuller-looking lips, lip augmentation may be performed. Normally, to help increase lip shape, volume or structure injectable dermal fillers can be used. This procedure is not permanent and its effects often last for about 6-months before necessitating a second procedure to restore volume and shape.

  1. Liposuction

This cosmetic procedure improves body shape by getting rid of fat deposits. Liposuction is not meant for weight loss.

Usually, localised fat deposits under the skin are removed using a pen-shaped instrument, a vacuum-suction cannula. Also, ultrasound may be used for breaking up fat deposits before it’s removed with suction.

This procedure is performed on your thighs, arms, stomach, face, hips, back and buttocks. Additionally, liposuction can get rid of fat tumours (lipomas) and even reduce the breast size in men. The procedure may be done on multiple areas in one day.

Considering Cosmetic Plastic Surgery

When you are content with how you look, you often are more confident in yourself and feel happier. But before opting for any cosmetic surgery, be sure to work with authorised surgeons and dermatologists, such as the team at Lotus Medical, who prioritise your health and goals as they help you attain your ideal look.

For those who want to change their appearance and attain their beauty goals, learning more about the specific surgery is the best way to know what to expect from the procedure.

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 in Thailand, 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 procedures in Thailand 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 in Phuket Thailand, 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 


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?



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.


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.

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?



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.


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.


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.




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.


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 or email us and we can help advise you on what is best for you.


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


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.