Top 5 Questions About Surgery in Thailand

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Destiny Meditravel has been sending clients to Thailand for Plastic Surgery in Phuket and in Bangkok for over 9 years.

During this time as you can image we have spoken will thousand of client who all have had initial thoughts, fears, concerns and questions. We don’t try and convince you that you need to have surgery in Thailand as that decision is personal and something you need to feel comfortable making. What we do though is provide you with the information to make an informed and educated decision if travelling for surgery is right for your situation.

Top 5 Questions

1.    Is it Safe?

The hospitals and surgeons we recommend are leading healthcare providers in Thailand, and all follow international quality standards. All surgeries are carried out in International Standard hospitals with English speaking International patient centers and attended by full medical teams, not clinics. The hospitals and medical teams are all of the highest standards, with many having international qualifications and experience. The hospital that we have had chosen based on our research and client satisfaction having similar if not better standards of private healthcare, as you will find at home, with the same high quality technical and health care equipment without the high price


2.   Why is Plastic Surgery so Cheap in Thailand?

The main cost advantage comes in with the low cost of living and wages compared to Australia, coupled with the fact that there is NO TAX paid on treatments. Also, the great exchange rate means that Cosmetic Surgery in Phuket is naturally less expensive than home.

The service is excellent – with low wages, the hospital is able to employ more staff which means you are guaranteed attention immediately. Also, there is no waiting list for private hospitals, as it is relatively expensive for locals, and therefore you can be guaranteed your service when you want it.

3.   How Much Does Surgery in Thailand Cost?

This primarily depend on what surgery you are looking to have and example is Breast Augmentation is $3800, Liposuction (first Area )$1900, Face Lift $4200, Eyelid Lift (upper or lower) $920 each, Nose Correction (Rhinoplasty) $4900 or Tummy Tuck $5400

Included in surgery pricing:

included in phuket surgery costAll standard Private Hospital Fees (Anaesthetist, Surgeon, Theatre and, Pathology,)

included in phuket surgery cost1 night in a single, private room or up to 4 as set by surgeon specific to surgery.

included in phuket surgery costAll inclusive treatments e.g.Gel breast implants, bandages, dressings, hospital meals and medications

included in phuket surgery costPre and Post-surgery consultation/s by consultant Plastic Surgeon

4.   How long do I stay in Thailand after Surgery?

The length of time you need to stay in Thailand after surgery depend on what surgery you are planning. As a guide the time can vary from 8 day for Eye Lift, 9 Days for Breast Implants and Liposuction or up to 17 days for Breast Lifts, Tummy Tucks and Face Lifts. This allows for your recovery check up 7-10 days post op and to ensure that you are covered under the surgery Guarantee.

5.   Do you offer any guarantee on surgery in Thailand?

At Destiny Meditravel we stand by the service that we offer believing that we have a responsibility to our clients long after they have returned home. We provide our clients with the assurances that they are not putting themselves at unnecessary risk by traveling overseas for surgery and that the Doctors and Hospital are of an acceptable standard to westerners. We have researched thoroughly our doctors and hospitals and can confidently provide these assurances to our clients.

However, we do realise as will clients who research their procedures prior , risks will inherently be associated with any surgery – which we try to minimise by selecting the best hospitals and surgeons. If you are healthy without prior medical conditions and have realistic expectations, followed your doctors advice and recovery instructions then you should be pleased with your results.

If, in the,case that a problem does arise as a direct result of the surgery or hospital admission that requires corrective surgery, Phuket International Hospital has a guarantee policy and review process provided to our clients. View online here or Download

How to Speed Up Your Recovery From Surgery

post surgery recovery aids

Surgery can be a painful and hard process to go through. Luckily, there are certain supplements that can be taken before and after the procedure to prepare your body for the intricate process of repairing itself.

Some nutritional supplements help speed wound healing while others reduce bruising, swelling, and discomfort such as pain and itch. Others are recommended to prepare your body for the intense experience and increase resilience.

Optimizing your post-surgical diet by eating healthy foods and taking supplements also improves the immune response and prevents wound infections, sepsis (blood poisoning), and other possible complications.

Vitamin CVitamin C Capsules

Vitamin C supplementation is highly recommended by experts. It helps promote healing and it is the key nutrient required for making collagen, which is what heals your tissue together.

It plays an essential role in collagen formation, a resilient immune function, and as a tissue antioxidant. Also, it is a free-radical scavenger.

Without proper amounts of vitamin C proper healing is not possible. Additional vitamin C intake before, during, and after the operation is especially recommended for those who smoke and others who may risk being deficient.

It is recommend to take vitamin C to anyone with an open wound because there is evidence that it helps them heal faster. Highly recommend  following an injury to the skin because it builds collagen, and many surgeon have long used it post-operatively .

ZincZinc supplements

The next supplement and possibly one of the most important is zinc. Medical research has shown that zinc supplements can increase the speed of healing dramatically.

Zinc has reduced healing time after surgery by 43% in some cases. It plays a vital role in the immune system can reduce inflammation, bacterial growth, and scar tissue creation, whereas a deficiency can worsen the scar.

Zinc also helps to aid proper metabolism, balance blood sugar, and increase sensory perception.

Vitamin B

Vitamin B has just recently been noticed for its benefits in the healing process. However, there is limited information on its exact benefits and function in the healing process.

Vitamin B complex is thought to speed up wound healing, increase protein synthesis and the amount of repair cells at the wound. It also prevents excessive inflammation. Vitamin B5 is particularly beneficial right after the wound occurs.

Opt for either a Vitamin B complex or a multi-nutrient that contains 25 to 50 mg of the B complex vitamins.

Another important supplement is vitamin A. it is required in cell growth (especially epithelial and bone formation), which is very important in the healing process that takes place after surgery. It is known to activate production of connective tissue, including collagen (promotes tissue synthesis), and helps new blood vessels grow , which is necessary in nourishing newly formed tissue. Vitamin A  also enhances resistance to infection by stimulating the body’s immune function.


ArnicaA very popular supplement is arnica montana. Arnica is a mountain extract that has been used for many years.

It helps reduce and clear bruising and it also speeds the healing process after surgery. Available as a cream and in capsules available from most chemist or natural remedy shops.Probiotics

Probiotics are not only known for their specific healing benefits regarding certain surgeries but they are known to have beneficial effects in general.

Surgeryl patients often receive antibiotic treatment. This disrupts the gut flora and may create fungal disorders (including yeast infections), digestive problems, and diarrhea.

Probiotics can help neutralize these unwanted effects.After surgery, it’s recommended to use a strain that contains acidophilus and bifida bacteria.


Capsular Contracture After Breast Implants


Breast Augmentation in Thailand is like any other surgery in that it comes with a list of potential side effects. For this reason, you should always consult with your physician and plan your surgery before you go under the knife. Remember, education is the key to preventing serious side effects from your chosen surgery.

Take time to consider the risks of experiencing capsular contracture. When you have your consultation, ask your doctor what can be done to limit the chances of this condition, and you’ll have a better chance of receiving a successful surgical breast enlargement.

Capsular contracture is not a normal occurrence and happens in about 1-5% of breast augmentation patients. The physiology of capsular contracture is the formation of collagen fibres created by an immune response to the foreign body (implant) which then contract around the breast implant. This leads to deformation of the implant and discomfort/pain. Capsular contracture is classified as follows:

  • Grade I – breast is normal and soft
  • Grade II – breast is little firm but appears normal
  • Grade III – breast is firm and appears abnormal
  • Grade IV – the breast hard and painful, appears abnormal

What is Capsular Contracture?

Capsular contracture is a complication after breast implant surgery. The natural defenses of your body form scar tissue around foreign structures in your body to prevent them from harming you. That’s why a wall of scar tissue can grow around implants, making your breast feel hard and immovable over time. Capsular contracture refers not only to the scar tissue encapsulating the breast implant, but also to the shrinking of the scar tissue as it tightens around the implant. read more here…

How can I prevent Capsular Contracture?

This condition is serious as it can damage the appearance of costly breast augmentation surgery. So, what can you do to prevent this from happening? While there is nothing you can do to completely eliminate the chances of capsular contracture, you can reduce the risk of this condition by wearing a compression bra, doing compression exercises, taking vitamin E, receiving post-op massages, and consulting with your doctor to determine the best type of implant, for your body.

Treating Capsular Contracture in Breast
If you’ve suffered capsular contracture in the breast, you should contact a doctor immediately. One thing you can do is to take antibiotics for the condition. These will help to soften the area surrounding your breast.

Or, you can get a capsulectomy. This is the most effective treatment for capsular contracture. It removes the hardened capsule around your breast. Doing so helps reduce the risk of future occurrences of this serious condition.

The Top 3 Reasons Women Get Labiaplasty


The Top 3 Reasons Women Get Labiaplasty

  • They want their bodies (labia) to function better.
  • They want to look better in clothes and out of clothes.
  • They want to feel better about themselves and their bodies.​​

It’s a delicate subject, but an important one for your health and satisfaction. Simply put, childbirth causes many changes to your vaginal area. New Mothers and Father worry about everything returning to normal “down there” after child birth.

Following vaginal births, a lot of women experience ‘laxity’ of the vaginal canal and perineal muscles which sustain a lot of stretching at the time of delivery of a baby’s head. Those tissues lose their normal strength especially as women age which cause women to experience a decrease in vaginal sensation/gratification during lovemaking. Vaginal rejuvenation procedures aim at correcting the problem by tightening and repairing the damaged muscles returning them to normal

For years, cosmetic surgeons have been able to correct stretched or sagging skin in this area, but recent media attention has prompted many more women to consider this procedure. Surgeons use labiaplasty to correct large or misshapen labial skin and to enhance the external appearance of the vagina. Ultimately an intimate, private decision, women considering this surgery often seek guidance from a Surgeon proficient in this procedure.

If you are considering this or any other Cosmetic Surgery procedure in Phuket, take the next step and receive a free consultation when you request your surgeons appointment schedule . If you’re unsure about scheduling a face to face consultation, but you would like additional advice and information you can trust, you can still complete the Patient registration or send your enquires via our confidential online form.

Common Vaginaplasty Surgical Procedures

The most common surgical procedures associated with vaginaplasty are:

  • Labiaplasty – A reduction in the size or removal of pigmentation of inner or outer lips to improve function, appearance and sometimes comfort
  • Vaginal Rejuvenation or Vaginal Tightening (with or without a laser) – Tightening of the vaginal canal and entrance to a pre-child or virgin-like state
  • Clitoral Hood Reduction – An increase in stimulation by removing or lessening of excess tissue around the clitoris
  • Hymenoplasty – Reattaching the hymen (most commonly for religious purposes or as a celebration of a strong union)
  • Liposuction of Mons Pubis – Removal of fat pad that covers the pubic bone
Why have labiaplasty?

Mothers are often unhappy with stretching of the exterior vaginal area caused by natural childbirth. Extended labia can cause discomfort when engaging in physical activity, or even when sitting for long periods of time, and may make you uncomfortable or self-conscious in intimate settings.

How it works.

Labiaplasty is performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia or twilight sedation supplemented by local anesthesia. Skin and fatty tissue in the labia are carefully sculpted depending on your surgical needs. Immediately after the procedures, you may experience swelling and discomfort, which is controlled through medication. After about five to seven days, you should be able to return to your normal routine, though you must avoid the use of feminine hygiene products and sexual activity for several weeks.

Mummy Make Over -Post Baby Surgery Cost

mummy make over thailand

How you feel as a mum is integral to the strength of your family. There is nothing wrong with wanting to feel youthful, sexy, and confident after having your babies. Having a positive self-image certainly benefits you, but it also can improve your interactions with loved ones. You deserve to feel as wonderful as you truly are, and that’s exactly the philosophy behind  having a Mummy Makeover in Thailand where you get to rest, relax and be pampered after surgery.

You may feel like there are a lot of decisions to be made if you want to proceed with having surgery, and not just about the procedure itself we find that most patients also have concerns about kids, finances, and so much more.

What is a Mummy Makeover?
A Mummy Makeover is a combination of surgical procedures designed to restore a women’s body after pregnancy and childbirth or even after weight loss. The procedures are often performed all at once. The goal is to focus on those areas that are most impacted by childbearing, including the breasts, tummy, and waistline.

What are my procedure options for a Mummy Makeover in Thailand?
The surgical options vary greatly from person to person and will depend on your personal goals. Most women choose to combine breast and body procedures such as liposuction, tummy tuckbreast augmentation, or breast lift for their Mummy Makeovers. Others are more interested in facial rejuvenation techniques such as face lift or eyelid surgery. Our Thailand surgeons will help you choose the appropriate treatments to meet your needs.

How soon can I have a Mummy Makeover Surgery Package after giving birth?
Your body should be as close to “normal” as possible before having your Mummy Makeover. That means you should be at a steady weight for 3 months and be engaged in a regular fitness routine and healthy diet. You should also wait 6 to 12 months after breastfeeding so that your breasts return to normal. It is no point going through the surgery whilst your body is still changing. You want to be able to get the best results from your surgeries and this can only be achieved when your body has ceased changing.

What are the costs of having a Mummy Make Over in Thailand?
The finances associated with any surgery are integral in any decision to have surgery, more so when you are looking at having multiple procedures. When having a Mummy Make Over in Thailand you will need to also factor in the recovery time need which may be up to 17 Days and travel cost. An average cost of flights from Australia and a 18 day Hotel package would be $2000 AUD.

Breast Augmentation (Round Gel) 115,000 (under 500cc) $3,833 9 Nights
Breast Lift with Implant (round) 210,000 $7,000 16 Nights
Tummy Tuck (Standard) 165,000 $5,400 16 Nights
Tummy Tuck +2 Area Liposuction 190,000 $6,300 16 Nights

Common Mummy Make Over Surgery Options

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
If you’re a mum, you know the reality: that having a baby changes your body in ways that can’t always be erased with diet and exercise. No matter how long it’s been since you delivered, no matter how hard you’ve worked to get back in shape, if your abdomen still won’t completely retract, don’t blame yourself. Once skin and muscle have been stretched from pregnancy, they frequently will not return to their pre-pregnancy form

Breast Lift

Stretched and sagging breasts are common after childrearing, but they don’t have to be a requirement of motherhood. Many mothers just like you have made the choice to get back their beautiful, perky pre-baby breasts. It’s easier than ever – and can help you look better than ever in a dash with breast lift surgery. Read our article on if you need a breast lift here

Breast Augmentation

Although most mums are well aware of the way pregnancy changes a woman’s body, many are surprised to find that their breasts look smaller after having kids. This is not uncommon, especially among women who breast feed. To restore lost fullness, or to create the volume you’ve always wanted, as part of mummy make over you may be offered breast augmentation.

Top 3 Breast Implant Warranties

Breast Implant Warranty

One of the things anyone contemplating having Breast Implants should include as part of their initial research is “What Warranties and Guarantee does the Breast Implant company offer”. With the recent issues with the PIP implants you need to know that you are well covered. By asking your surgeon what implants they will use enables you to also question the guarantees and do your own research. You need to know if they are limited or lifetime warranties and what conditions may apply.

Each company will have standard conditions that surgery is preformed by appropriately qualified, licensed surgeons and that they were inserted in accordance with company insert instructions. There will also be situations where they will not be covered such as capsular contracture, wrinkling or rippling.

To save you some time we have done a bit of research on your behalf on Breast Implant warranties from the top 3 most used suppliers of implants who are FDA Approved.



Offer limited warranties dependant on the date of the surgery and type of implant use. You can use the Warranty Selector on their site to confirm. The main implants currently used are Silicone Gel-Filled Breast Implants that have a “Patient Safe Limited Warranty” This includes a lifetime product replacement policy,automatically applied to all recipients of Mentor Breast Implants. Provides that regardless of age of implant, when confirmed rupture occurs you are still eligible for a no fee replacement breast implant products of any size in similar style. Mentor also offers  additional benefits with the Patient Safe coverage the automatic enrolment, lifetime replacement policy and 10yrs limited to approx $1200 AUD financial assistance for operating room, anaesthesia and surgery charges not covered by insurance.



Natrelle by Allegen

If you are a recipient of Natrelle®style breast implants, you will be automatically enrolled in the ConfidencePlus® Standard Warranty. Additionally, you will be offer the ConfidencePlus® Premier Warranty, which represents the next tier of their comprehensive product warranties for out of pocket expenses. Natrelle implants have a lifetime that automatically applies to all recipients of certain Natrelle® style saline and silicone filled breast implant products. Regardless of the age of the implant, Allergan provides product replacement in the event of a deflation or rupture due to loss of shell integrity




Your Sientra Limited Warranty and Product Replacement Breast Implant Programs include, Up to $3600 toward surgery, if needed due to a rupture within 10 years after your breast implant surgery. Feel safe in the knowledge that you will have Lifetime product replacement if your implant ruptures as wells as free contralateral (opposite side) implant if needed. You should also be aware as with any Breast Implant what is not covered. The common things not covered are  any adverse events other than rupture or if rupture caused by surgical procedure or physical trauma. If the implant has been compromised or removed in anyway to change the size or style of the implant


The information we have gathered is all subject to individual conditions and we advise that prior to making a decision on which implants you would like to have that you read and understand the Breast Implant Warranties for you all Breast  Implants.