A Quick Interview With Plastic Surgeon Dr. Pongsatorn


What made you want to become a plastic surgeon?

My parents are doctors and my father who is a surgeon inspired me to become a surgeon too. When I was young, I was interested in art and design and I think it’s an advantage to use knowledge of art and design as a plastic surgeon.

How many years have you been practicing as a plastic surgeon?

More than 20 years

What do you like most about your job?

Facial surgery, Breast surgery and Body contouring surgery, especially liposuction and lipo-filling

What do you find to be the biggest challenges for you with your job?

Biggest challenge is how to propose the operative plan and perform the operation to meet every patient’s expectation.

What do you like to do outside if work, in your spare time? Do you have any hobbies?

Bike riding, Running

 

 

Dr. Pongsatorn’s surgical techniques are state-of-the- art. He is particularly interested in facial rejuvenation, breast surgery, and advanced body contouring surgery and the results of the micro surgeries that he has conducted are also widely admired.

The beautiful, natural results of the procedures he performs will increase his patients’ self-confidence and self-esteem. Dr. Pongsatorn’s goal of improving a person’s quality of life through plastic and reconstructive surgery will certainly be met.

Services:

Patients for cosmetic surgery often requested by Dr. Pongsatorn’s patients include Breast Augemntation, Breast Lift, Breast Augmentation with Lift, Breast Reduction, Liposuction, Vaser Liposuction, Tummy Tuck, Face lift, Neck lift, Under Chin Correction, Nose Augmentation. Also for non-surgical skin treatments, such as Botox, Juvederm, Restylane and Skin Cancer Test (Mole, Carsinoma).



With the rising costs of health care and medical procedures, most patients are looking to get the exact same cosmetic medical procedure in the exact same quality to be done elsewhere outside of Australia. Around 15,000 Australians are heading to Thailand for cosmetic surgery every year to go under the knife in a different country or a different continent and it all adds up to over AUD$300 million on medical procedures alone.

In highly-developed nations, such as Australia, the large ageing population demands higher more medical attention when it comes to different elective surgeries. In turn, this heightened demand leads to a lengthy waiting list for the operating room as well as a quick-turnaround for patients admitted to the hospitals.

Due to the high price of health care services and expensive hospital bills, patients don’t get to stay as long as they want to recuperate right after surgery. Coupled with the high demand for hospital beds, postoperative patients are discharged earlier and are left to fully recover at home which several follow up visits right after.

 

The Medical Tourism Industry

With the increase in demand and the limited number of slots in surgery rooms, patients turn to medical tourism, it is defined as certain individuals opting to travel to a different country to avail of surgical, dental, and other medical needs that are of equal or greater value compared to their own native country.

One of the leading medical tourism destinations in the world is Thailand, which has always been the number one South-east Asian Nation when it comes to the said industry. With a whopping US$4.3 billion estimated earnings and a staggering 2.5 million foreign patients per year, Thailand has been a game-changer when it comes to high-quality medical tourism. The government has been strategically developing this industry since 2004 when the Tourism Authority of Thailand has started actively campaigning for foreigners to take advantage of Thailand’s world-class treatment and wellness centres for a fraction of the cost compared to Australia, US, Canada, and other European nations.

 

Why Thailand?

You might be wondering as to what makes Thailand special than any other country because other Asian nations such as Singapore and Malaysia offer the same cosmetic procedures. However, Thailand continues to be the top destination when it comes for medical tourism, specifically cosmetic surgery.

Here are the different reasons as to what makes Thailand one of the most popular destinations when it comes to cosmetic surgery, read on!

 

Affordability

The most important reason is the huge difference when it comes to hospital costs. Compared to getting anything done in a private hospital back in Australia, Thai hospitals charge about 30 to 40% less while still providing the exact same service or procedure. Even if you add in the travel expenses, getting cosmetic surgery done in Thailand is simply more affordable and reasonably priced.

 

World-class quality health care facilities

As the government has imposed stricter guidelines for health care services and establishments, internationally-known accrediting bodies such as Joint Commission International and several ISO certifications are there to ensure that the standards worldwide are met. With bedroom suites inside hospitals, patients get to enjoy their recovery while staying in hospital rooms that are as comfy as their very own home.

 

Competent health care and hospital staff

Thai health care facilities have against hospitals of other Asian countries is that hospitals assign English-speaking staff to foreigners for ease of communication. Some hospitals have in-house interpreters that can speak around 30 languages while others opt in assigning at least one English-speaking staff in every hospital station. The competent health care team is led by doctors which are usually trained abroad and are familiar with the latest advancements in the field of cosmetology.

 

Up-to-date medical equipment and techniques

To keep up with the modern-day updates in the field of general health and surgery, Thailand is one of the leading places for modern medical equipment and treatment approaches. With digital imaging machines to surgical set ups, Thai hospitals are comparable to the advance hospitals back Australia or the United States.

 

Too many to choose from

With the sheer number of public and private hospitals offering cosmetic surgery, patients don’t have to wait too long just to enlist for the surgery room. Patients are also allowed to stay inside the hospital until they are fully healed or are able to move freely on their own. No need to rush for discharge as hospitals have ample rooms for other patients with different medical treatment needs.

 

Being treated like royalty

As the Kingdom of Thailand boasts of its hospitality, being a patient inside one of its world-class premier hospitals allows you to experience top-notch health care coupled with high-quality hospitality. From modern amenities inside hotel suites to the special care you get from dedicated hospital staff, patients are treated as guests and your rest and comfort is the top priority all the time.

With all of these and more, Thailand proves to be the number one destination when it comes to medical tourism in Southeast Asia. In the past years, the 2.5 million tourists have come to Thailand purely for medical reasons alone and they came spending over US$4.3 billion in different medical procedures. They are the number one when it comes to medical tourism in Asia, followed by Singapore and Malaysia.

 

 

Cosmetic surgery is simply affordable in Thailand

Basically, the price that Thailand medical centres offer really makes a huge difference compared to all other options. No need to wait in a long waiting list and no need to shell out thousands of dollars for a simple nip and tuck. In Thailand, you get the entire world-class cosmetic surgery experience without having to pay an arm and a leg.

With the help of the government, international accreditations have set the standards of health care in Thailand which has lead to efficient hospital staff, competent practitioners, and high-quality cosmetic surgeries with reduced risks and complications.

In choosing the right practitioner and the right hospital, make sure to do your own research and get to know the people and the facilities which are highly-rated and raved-about in online forums and websites. Get recommendations from trusted friends and family members to get a better grasp of what to expect and what to do. Lastly, plan everything ahead of time to ensure a safe trip, including airport transfers, hotel accommodations for after discharge, and any other possible expenses not included in the hospital bills.

So if you are looking for a more affordable alternative for cosmetic and plastic surgery and are looking into having a holiday in a vibrant and interesting city of Bangkok, opt for having your cosmetic surgery in Thailand and experiment world-class health care service at a fraction of a cost compared to hospitals back at home.

 

How much do these cosmetic surgeries cost?

In other countries, expensive health care prices are driven by higher salaries of health care professionals and an even higher demand for various services inside the hospital. In Thailand, however, procedures are worth up to 40% cheaper because professional fees aren’t as high and competition is always tight with the numerous institutions offering the same procedures and the same cosmetic surgery packages.

Cutting the price does not necessarily mean that the quality nor the service is cut into half as well, because Thailand prides itself as the “Beauty Center of Asia”. Experts in the field come with various accreditations and most have trained in Western countries and the hospitals are fully equipped with the latest advancements in the field of cosmetic surgery.

With the top-notch quality of service, high-class hospital suites, and highly-trained specialists, you’d expect to pay an arm and a leg just to get one minor procedure done, right? Well, in comparison to Australia, Thailand’ fees are less expensive even if you add in the travel expenses. In comparison, breast implants can cost up to AU$12,000 when done in Australia but in Thailand, the bill could only reach up to AU$4,000. Getting a facelift in an Australian facility can cost up to AU$10,000 while a hospital in Bangkok can do that for only AU$5,500 or almost half of the price. As for the travel costs, airfares are fairly cheap especially if you book your trip during the off peak season, around March to September, where the streets aren’t as crowded and hotels aren’t as full.

 

Medical Facilities in Thailand

Fostering the medical tourism industry in Thailand, the government has set specific guidelines for health care professionals and facilities to follow to uplift the quality of services they provide. With the aid of the Joint Commission International, hospitals and health care professionals in Thailand strive to provide world-class services which adhere to standards set in the United States and in other Western nations.

As in any other country, there are thousands of hospitals all over Thailand and even in its smaller islands. The majority of which are public hospitals which are run under the government’s arm, the Ministry of Public Health. Because of the high availability of health care in Thailand, waiting lists for surgeries and other procedures aren’t as long as you would expect. With the tight competition as well from other top-calibre hospitals in Bangkok, it is clear as to why prices for cosmetic surgeries still remain highly competitive and affordable. Based on your budget and your elected cosmetic procedure, you can freely choose to a hotel-like hospital bedroom inside an international-standard health care facility right in the middle of Bangkok and still save hundreds of dollars when it comes to paying your medical bills.

Among the numerous health care facilities in the beautiful country of Thailand, Lotus Medical is the top rated cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery facility in Thailand.

 

To go or not to go?

Before you jump the gun and book a flight to Thailand, be sure to do your own part and research about the cosmetic surgery you want to have done and the possible hospitals you are considering. Get to know each and every step of the planning and the process so you don’t get lost in translation. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need any information.

Always factor in the costs of your own travel to and from Bangkok, especially considering accommodation and transportation costs outside of the hospital. Have a translator service (we can provide this) in mind in case you do run into a problem, even if the hospitals do promise to have an in-house translator or a medical professional fluent in English it does pay to have your own in certain cases.

Any medical or health insurance plans that you have back at home might not cover any cosmetic surgeries, especially those done voluntarily or on an elective basis. However, if your insurance provider gives international medical coverage on a global scale, make sure to contact them first before making any bookings or reservations overseas.

With the world-class health care service offered at a fraction of a cost, Thailand definitely beats other countries when it comes to medical tourism. Do away with the long waiting list for operating room procedures and cut free from plastic surgeons charging prices that are considerably expensive for such a small operation. Thousands have done it in the past and more and more patients come each and every year just to go under the knife.

With the majority of the hospitals in Thailand being run by the Ministry of Health, thousands of hospitals specialising specifically in cosmetic surgery has grown all over the country. Everything from simple lip injections, facelifts, tummy tucks, and even rhinoplasty, health care facilities in Thailand welcome all patients looking for an affordable solution to their physical appearance woes and aesthetic problems.

 

 



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.

 



Lotus Medical International can provide you with access to some of the most reputable dentists in Thailand. Why would you choose to travel to Thailand for dental treatments? Lotus Medical International works with award winning dental associations that are JCI accredited. This JCI gold seal from the USA shows our focus on quality standards. Lotus Medical International will only work with JCI or ISO accredited clinics and hospitals. The facilities that we use have been rigorously tested and shown to operate to international level standards. They therefore rival the very best private facilities available in the world.  We do not believe in providing dentistry based purely on cost, we believe in working with reputable dentists in Thailand and providing the upmost quality. There is no better medical facilitation company within Thailand with which to organise your dental procedures

Not only is the standard in dentistry in Thailand recognized worldwide but the costs are considerably more affordable than those in the Western world. These reputable dentists in Thailand with whom we work with, specialize in; general dentistry, aesthetic dentistry, endodontic dentistry/ root canal treatment, oral surgery, prosthodontic dentistry/dentures, implantology and veneers to name but a few.

Every year tourists flock to Thailand for cosmetic surgery and medical holidays. Lotus Medical provides a wealth of treatments and procedures, taking care of every last detail. If you are thinking of travelling to Phuket for a cosmetic procedure allow us to also give you access to the most reputable dentists in Thailand. Leave Thailand a complete new you; Smiles are how we communicate warmth and confidence. The effect of an honest smile and flashing your pearly whites is tangible and powerful. You are simply at your best when you smile. Whether you decide on a full Hollywood smile or just simple teeth whitening, beautiful teeth can really enhance your overall appearance. This combined with plastic surgery in Thailand, can offer dramatic results that allow you to travel home rested, looking and feeling amazing.



A mini face lift is much different to a lower face and neck lift or full facelift.  A mini face lift will only target the jaw area or lower third of the face; giving you a more defined jaw line by eliminating sagging and wrinkles in this area.

Aside from the obvious benefit of reversing the signs of aging with a mini face lift, a mini face lift has many other benefits when comparing it to a lower face and neck lift or full face lift. A mini face lift is much less invasive. Therefore the recovery is much shorter and the scaring is minimal. Incisions are made around the curves of your ears or in your hairline and after time are barely visible.

A mini facelift will give you instant results with a much simpler recovery, it does not require you to stay overnight in the hospital as is can be done under local anaesthetic. The results are noticeable straight away and there is less bruising, swelling and scaring as the surgery is less invasive. You will also not be required to wear the bandages and compression garments for as long as you would for a lower face or full face lift. Many clients think that a mini face lift is more appealing for these reasons. However, our surgeons very rarely recommend this procedure because although the results from a mini face lift are good they are not long lasting. You could expect the results to last for up to 5 to 10 years. Whereas the results from a lower or full face lift are likely to last a lifetime this is due to the fact that when having a lower face or full face lift muscular layer beneath the skin is manipulated as well as the removal and tightening of excess skin.

This is the main difference between a mini face lift and a lower face or full face lift; a mini face lift is a tightening of the skin only. It is a tailor made surgery and should only be performed by surgeons who are experience in this surgery and continually deliver good results. Lotus medical has spent vast amounts of time researching our surgeons and we have worked with them for 8 years now. If you are a suitable client for a mini face lift we will refer you to the most appropriate and experienced surgeon in this field.

A lower face or full face lift not only involves the tightening of the skin like a mini face lift but it also involves the manipulation of the muscular layer beneath the skin. As a mini facelift does not involve any adjustment to the muscular layer it means that the results of a mini face lift do not last as long as the muscular layer is what is mostly responsible for the sagging of the face.

If you would like more information on the many different facial surgeries Lotus medical provide, please email us directly at info@lotusmedicalinternational.com.



The lower face and neck areas are areas in which the signs of ageing begin to become most noticeable. Most are not too affected when those fine lines and wrinkles begin to set in but it’s when your skin begins to lose its youthful tightness and sagging occurs that we really feel it’s time for action. This is exactly what a lower face lift does; it eliminates that sagging and loose skin around the jaw that is the give-away aging signs. To target the loose skin around the neck a neck lift would also be required. It is very rare that a lower face lift would be performed without a neck lift also. A lower face lift will also raise the corners of the mouth. A suitable candidate for a lower face lift would be someone who is concerned with the loose skin around their jaw line and neck and the turned down corners of the mouth. Usually a suitable candidate will still have some elasticity in their skin and they are not too concerned with other areas such as their eyelids and forehead. If you are concerned with the upper part of your face also, then a full face lift may be the option for you.

The lower face lift procedure

The lower face lift procedure not only tightens the skin but the lower layers beneath the skin such as the facial muscles. This gives a more natural and longer lasting result. A Lower face lift is carried out under local anesthetic and you will be required to stay in the hospital for 2 nights. Small incisions are made in front and behind the ears, when the skin is pulled tight excess skin will be trimmed away and the incisions will be sealed with sutures.

After care

Whilst you are in the hospital you will be continually monitored by our outstanding nursing staff. Your surgeon will visit you to make sure he is happy with the results and most importantly you are too. He will check your incisions and improvements and advise you on when and how long to wear your compression garment for. A compression garment is required after having lower face lift surgery to reduce swelling. It is important not to get the incisions wet as this will slow down the healing process. You may feel groggy immediately after surgery this is due to the anesthetic. You may also have visible swelling and bruising to your lower face. Effective pain relief medication is administered as you need it so you will not feel pain, you will feel more of a discomfort and certainly tiredness. It can also be common for patients to feel unusually emotional after having facial surgeries this again is due to the anesthetic and nature of the surgery. This would only last a day or two and it is not evident in all cases.

You would be required to stay in Phuket for a total of 14 days when having a lower face lift, this is so you have enough time to recover and visit your surgeon for follow up appointments. When you return home you may still have some swelling or bruising but this will have reduced considerably from the first week after your surgery. You may also still be required to wear your compression garment. Your surgeon will advise you on how long and how often you should wear this.

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