Breast Augmentation: Tips For Safe And Healthy Recovery


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, 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 



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.

 



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.