Recovery Breast Implant Surgery

Recovery Breast Implant- Everything You Need To Know!

Recovery Breast Implant is just as important as actually getting breast implants or any Breast Surgery in Thailand is a big decision, one that thousands of women make each year. Along with the joy of having larger breasts comes the responsibility of taking care of one’s body. There are many things that you should be considering as you recover from breast augmentation.

You need to accept that, the recovery Breast Implant process is just as important if not more than having the surgery since this is the stage during which the risk of complications can be minimised by the choice you make!

Before you even travel to Thailand to get your breast implant surgery, your Client Manager will help you plan out your recovery, which is done prior to your departure It is important that you do not over commit yourself to anything beyond resting and recovering, especially for the first few days following the operation, since this is the time when you will need the most rest and assistance from your travel companion or Group surgery coordinator.

Immediately following your breast augmentation, your chest will be wrapped in a tight surgical dressing. While it may be uncomfortable, the snugness is intended to prevent excess swelling.

Your Thailand Plastic Surgeon will place one or more drainage tubes at the surgical sites, which will allow fluids to leave your chest during the initial stage of healing. Upon your discharge from the hospital, you will receive instructions explaining how to take care of your incision sites over the coming week until your checkup.

You remain in hospital overnight after surgery to ensure you are observed and assistance provided as required after surgery. Besides being in no state to return to your recovery hotel, you will be groggy, heavily medicated and in need of help when performing basic tasks.

Fortunately, you should be able to walk with minimal assistance. In fact, it is always recommended that women get up and take a brief walk every hour or two during the first day after the operation. This will reduce the risk of blood clots.

After your  Breast Implant surgery in Thailand is complete, you will begin the recovery process. It’s important that you take good care of yourself during this time to ensure that your body has time to heal and look its best. Once you have made it through the first 24 hours of your recovery following breast augmentation, you are well on your way to healing and getting back on your feet. Read on to learn what to expect in the days and weeks following your surgery.

  • You may experience considerable discomfort. Breast augmentation incision sites can ache or throb, requiring use of prescription medications which will be provided to you at your discharge from hospital
  • Its normal to feel some stiffness, soreness, tenderness or itchiness of the breast during the first two to five days following surgery. Having the assistance of a friend can make it much easier to move around or manipulate objects.
  • You will probably feel fatigued and sore for several days after the breast augmentation surgery, so rest is essential.
  • It’s normal to experience a feeling of tightness in the breast area as your skin adjusts to your new breast size and your breast implants. You may also notice the diminished feeling in your breasts and nipples during immediate recovery. Your plastic surgeon may recommend breast massage or other exercises to speed recovery and help alleviate any discomfort.
  • Your surgeon may ask you to wear a postoperative bra or compression wrap, for extra support and positioning while you heal.
  • It is common to experience bruising or discolouration after surgery. Typically, this goes away within days , within a month, post-operative swelling should be all but gone.


  • When can you get up and start moving again? Most surgeons will recommend doing regular walking and other light, non-strenuous activities within a day or two or surgery
  • Many women have trouble lifting their arms during the first week of recovery. Likewise, your surgeon will likely suggest that you avoid lifting, pulling or pushing anything, as well as exercising or doing anything that involves twisting your abdomen. Such activities can affect the speed at which your incisions heal.
  • It’s best to avoid any strenuous activities that could raise your pulse and blood pressure, or which require strenuous use of your arms and chest.
  • Your breasts may remain swollen and sensitive to physical contact for a month or longer.
  • Your surgeon will be able to provide you with more specific details about the recovery process. Contact your surgeon should any problems occur after your surgery.
  • Important note: If you experience a fever, or noticeable swelling and/or redness in your implanted breast(s), you should contact your surgeon immediately.

Surgery Packing What to Pack when having a Surgery Holiday

Surgery Packing As a Medical Tourist

We suggest that you get your suitcase out a few weeks prior so that you can add things and remove as you think of them. There will be essential things that you will need to take and then there is the wish list if you have room. If you fold clothes in half and then roll them instead of folding you will find you keep things wrinkle free as well as have a lot more room. Make sure all toiletries are in plastic bags so if they spill won’t ruin all your clothes, from experience we know toothpaste especially has the bad habit of doing this so put it in a ziplock bag.

Your hotel will have hair dryers as well as shampoo, conditioner soap, and basic toiletries so don’t over pack on these items. Don’t panic if you think you forgot something you can always buy it when you get there. Don’t overfill your suitcase on the way over as you want to leave room for all your new purchases.

  • Passport (with at least 6 months before expiry).
  • Etickets – Copy flight itinerary
  • Hotel reservation documents
  • Meditravel Info folder with Treatment Plan
  • Any prescription Medication + script
  • Birth Control
  • Female Hygiene Products
  • Basic Make-Up
  • Basic Hair products (if long you will wear it up)
  • Sunscreen + Repellant
  • Charger for Phone
  • Adapters for Thailand (cheap to buy there)
  • Books, Magazines, E-reader
  • Mini First Aid
  • If Purchase Compression Garments
  • Basic Toiletries
  • Spare phone for local SIM to call home + text or overseas data pack
As clothing is so cheap in Thailand and the temptation to shop daily is hard to resist, best to not overpack as you may find yourself paying for excess luggage when you leave (not cheap)
  • Sleepwear 2-3 pairs
  • Undergarment for duration of trip
  • Shoes = Thongs, Sandals, runners
  • Light Jacket for night and on plane
  • Cargo Pants
  • One nice dress for going out
  • Swimwear and cover-up for around pool
  • 1-2 Pairs of Short Skirts
  • Tank Top or Light T-shirts
  • Optional Camera + Charger
  • Optional Laptop or Ipad and Chargers
  • Optional Travel Insurance




To save you the trouble of creating a checklist, we have done that for you. This can be download and printed on our website here. 

Breast Lift With Implants

Breast Lift With Implants – Bring Them Back!

Breast Lift With Implants can be the solution if you are unhappy with your breasts? Know that you’re not alone. The most popular cosmetic surgery procedure throughout the world has always been breast augmentation. Women want to look and feel younger, particularly after losing a lot of weight or having children. Life events take their toll on the female body, why not reverse that damage by combining a breast lift and a breast augmentation.

Which breast implant is right for you?

Deciding on the right type of breast implants, as well as size and placement, is a big decision (view our previous post on Surface, Shape, Profile). It will affect how you look and feel after the surgery, so it’s important to select the correct option.


Adding a breast lift to your augmentation

Breast lifts are a basic procedure that moves the nipple and areola, lifts the breast and eliminates excess skin. The end result is a perkier look and is particularly appreciated among those with sagging breasts.

Combining a breast lift with implants is a good way to get the most from your surgery. You don’t need to add as much volume to the implant when you also have a breast lift, which will position the breasts correctly and give them shape. When these two procedures are combined, your breasts will increase in cup size but also look better than with just one procedure.

More and more people are realizing that it’s not necessary to simply put up with breasts that they don’t enjoy. Whether they sag, are uneven in shape or are simply too small, having a breast lift with implant augmentation can give you the look and feel you want. You’ll feel and look younger, and it’s a great boost in confidence.

Will A Face Lift Makes You Look Younger

Face Lift Makes you Look Younger True or Not?

Face Lift Makes you Look Younger is the question most Facelift patients ask themselves and their surgeon. Having a facelift in Thailand is a great way to rejuvenate your look and turn back the clock on aging.Patients who have undergone a facelift rate themselves as looking an average of 12 years younger after surgery, according to a study by Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

The patients were highly satisfied with their results. The “average subjective reduction in apparent age” was 11.9 years, with a range of 0 to 27½ years. Ninety-seven percent of patients said the results met their expectations. Forty percent rated the results even better than expected

But, you may wonder just how much younger it can make you look.

A 2012 study by Dr Nitin Chauhan, a plastic surgeon from the University of Toronto had medical students estimate the age of patients in their before and after photos.

Published in the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery journal, the study revealed facial surgery lowers the estimated age of patients by around six to eight years.

Not only that, but the age the students guessed patients to after surgery was, in fact, an average of nine years less than the patients’ actual age. Most patients were believed to be a year or two younger than their actual age in their before shots.

While this is just a rough estimate and does not work for everyone, it gives some indication of what you can expect to see in the mirror after you have recovered.

This difference can depend on the surgeon and the procedures you undertake, however, but you can rest assured that the surgeons at Phuket Plastic Surgery Insitute are well qualified and their work is sure to leave you impressed.

You may have a different goal for your facelift, wanting to look less tired or more refreshed or simply better for your age. A holiday abroad combined with your surgery will help you look more relaxed, too!

However, for best results, you should make sure you protect your skin when you are in the sun and maintain a healthy diet and exercise regime.

Your surgeon will also be able to work with you to determine the best course of action as everyone’s needs and faces are unique and require an individualised opinion.

Face Lift Makes you Look Younger

Face Lift Makes you Look Younger

Body Contouring

Body Contouring- what Procedure Do you Need?

Body contouring offers people choices, but understanding how to choose the body contour procedure that’s right for you can be a bit tricky and confusing. With the introduction of nonsurgical fat reduction procedures, there are now more options than ever.

Consider this a primer on those choices, including Vaser, liposuction, and tummy tuck surgery, which are all available at Phuket Plastic Surgery Institute.

Here’s a brief look at each procedure and how they can fulfill unique patient needs and cosmetic goals:

  • Liposuction: Patients who want more extensive fat reduction choose liposuction to get the desired results. Unlike CoolSculpting, which doesn’t involve any downtime, liposuction is an invasive procedure that requires a recovery period of a few days to a week. A surgeon inserts a small tube, called a cannula, through very small incisions and suctions fat from the body. Good skin elasticity is also needed for liposuction patients.Available as traditional liposuction and Vaser
  • Tummy tuck: There are actually multiple tummy tuck variations, and choosing the right procedure depends on your aesthetic goals and your anatomy. In general, tummy tuck surgery creates a flatter abdomen by removing lax skin that is left behind after losing significant weight or pregnancy. For a full, or standard, tummy tuck, your surgeon makes a horizontal incision extending from hip to hip just above the pubic area. In most cases, the incision is below the bikini line, which hides scars. Although this is the most invasive option, with a recovery lasting a few weeks, it is also the most thorough for those who want truly transformative results.

Combining a tummy tuck and liposuction is common to remove both fat and excess skin. These 2 procedures are also often part of an even larger operation called a mummy makeover, which also treats the breasts and is a good fit for women who are finished having children.

If you think one or more of these body contouring options may benefit you, contact us too come in and explore your choices.

Facelift Candidate

Facelift Candidate- Do You Qualify? Are You Ready?

Facelift candidate is the first question people ask when they decided to undergo a facelift is a big one. Many people who are “on the fence” about this surgery are specifically concerned about whether it’s right for their present age or appearance. In this blog post, we will take a look at what Destiny Meditravel surgery patients worry about the most before making the choice to have a facelift and to travel to Phuket to have the procedure.

Many patients believe that a facelift rejuvenates the whole face. That’s actually not true. Instead, a facelift combined with other procedures provides the overall changes that some patients are looking for.

A facelift addresses the middle and lower portions of the face and is an excellent procedure to restore volume to the cheeks, correct sagging jowls, and tighten loose skin on the cheeks, jawline, and neck. So what are the other facial procedures that help turn back the clock?

  • Neck lift: The neck is often where the earliest signs of aging appear. Someone who’s not ready for a facelift may still benefit from a neck lift if he or she has loose, sagging, and wrinkled skin. For patients whose skin is in good condition, liposuction is an option to restore definition to the area below the chin and jawline.
  • Eyelid surgery: Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, lifts sagging or puffy lower and upper eyelids that give people a tired and older appearance.
  • Brow lift:(forehead lift) A sagging brow, or forehead, creates the appearance of anger, worry, or tiredness. A brow lift can return this area to a more youthful position.

Each of these procedures can be combined with one or more of the others to get results tailored to an individual’s needs. An experienced facial plastic surgeon can recommend which procedure or combination of procedures is best for specific patients.

Facelift Candidate Qs 1 Am I the right age?

This is by far the most common sticking point for potential facelift patients — whether they’re “too old” or “too young” for surgery. The fact of the matter is that each person ages differently. A combination of genetics and environmental factors determines how quickly your face ages, so using age to determine the right time for a facelift is far from an exact science. Instead, we tell patients that it’s about their overall health and the degree of their specific concerns. While a facelift is uncommon for patients younger than 40, certain circumstances, such as an extreme weight loss, can necessitate the procedure. Otherwise, we find that our younger patients get good results from nonsurgical procedures such as Ultherapy®, injectables, and micro needling. These procedures can hold off the early signs of aging without being too invasive.

Facelift Candidate Qs 2. Am I the right face shape?

The shape of your face isn’t likely to affect your candidacy for surgery. Those with round faces, slender faces, oval faces, and defined jawlines can all get good results from a facelift. The surgery will add definition to the natural shape of your face. But if you want to change the fundamental shape of your face, you may be better off choosing fillers or even CoolSculpting® to reduce the look of a double chin.

Facelift Candidate Q2.Am I the right weight?

Facelifts are like other plastic surgery procedures, in that it’s best for patients to be at or near their ideal weight. In this context, “ideal” means a weight that’s relatively healthy and easy to maintain. Any significant weight fluctuation after surgery can make your results less noticeable. If you plan to lose a considerable amount of weight in the future, we recommend getting as close to your goal weight as you can before having surgery. That way, you can be sure your results last as long as possible.

Evaluate Cost Plastic Surgery

Evaluate Cost Plastic Surgery – Is The Price right For you!

Evaluate cost plastic surgery and comparison shopping can get a bit tricky because you may not be comparing oranges to oranges. If you’re looking online for pricing as mand do these days, it’s not always clear what the cost includes. And it’s important to remember that the price of plastic surgery in Phuket is going to typically be different than it is for the same procedure performed in Australia..

Online research with medical tourism agents can provide a general range of prices for specific procedures, but a personal assessment is needed to determine exact costs associated with any procedure, based on the patient’s body type and her or his aesthetic goals.

The most important things to be aware of regarding price fro and recommendations include:

When evaluate cost plastic surgery know what the price include?

This is sometimes called the “final” cost. It’s usually the actual price of the procedure plus all the associated fees and related costs. These can include additional office visits, the surgeon’s fee, facility and anesthesia fees, and, in certain cases, the price of implants. You should get a detailed list of all costs and fees as part of your quoted price.

When having surgery in Phuket with Meditravel your recommendations will be provided inclusive of all surgery associated cost these include:

  • all surgeon fees for surgery and all appointments including follow up
  • Anethesiaolgost
  • Hospital nights (required for specific surgery 1-4 nights)
  • All Meals in hospital
  • Compression garment (breast surgery only)
  • Medications in hospital as well as take home
  • Transfers to and from hospital for all appointment/surgery

What payment options are offered?

Most plastic surgery procedures are considered elective cosmetic surgeries and are not covered by health insurance plans. Many of our patients choose to finance the costs through Mac Credit for both surgery and travel cost— spreading payments out over several months — so that the surgery fits their budgets. Meditravel, financing is available to qualified applicants through Mac Credit and may include the costs of the procedure and travel cost.

Other costs?

There are additional costs that patients often overlook when they’re penciling out a budget for plastic surgery in Phuket. For example, will you need to take unpaid days off from work during your recovery? These costs also include travel expenses flights and hotel for getting to Phuket, staying for required recovery time and returning home.

During the assessment, our surgeons may suggest how combining procedures in a single operation can be cost-effective. For example, a mommy makeover patient can have breast augmentation, liposuction, and a tummy tuck performed at Phuket Plastic surgery Institute and save the expense of additional facility and anesthesia fees that are charged when the procedures are performed separately.

While we all have individual budgets, and the cost of plastic surgery is something patients have to consider, it should never be the primary reason for choosing a plastic surgery practice. A plastic surgeon’s experience, training, the before-and-after photos of actual patients, and whether you feel comfortable discussing your cosmetic concerns with the surgeon are more important when it comes to selecting someone to perform your plastic surgery.

Prepare for Breast Augmentation

Prepare for Breast Augmentation – What you need to do!

We need to talk about how to Prepare for Breast Augmentation. We all do a lot of talking about what to expect after breast augmentation in Phuket. However, prepare for breast augmentation also takes some advance planning. Take a look at our timeline for preparing for surgery in Phuket to learn more about what to expect:

At least 2-3 Months Before

The first step in having any surgery in Phuket or Bangkok is to contact our Meditravel Consultants and gather the initial information on the surgery and pricing and to ensure you’re a suitable candidate.

  1. Email Meditravel to inquire about your proceedure.
  2. Complete the Photographic Assessment to receive your free recommendations from our surgeons.
  3. Choose and book your surgery date.
  4. Book Travel.

The Month Before

While there’s still plenty of time before your surgery, it’s a great opportunity to get all of your questions answered. Although it’s a good idea to come to your initial consultation in Phuket with a list of questions, it’s natural to have a few that crop up prior to your departure. Give your Meditravel a call or send an email. They will be happy to answer your questions on the spot or have the doctor get back to you. You’ll want to go into your surgery feeling confident and prepared.

This is also a good time to start talking to family and friends about your surgery. Of course, you don’t have to tell everyone. But sharing your procedure with your innermost circle can help ease any anxiety you might be feeling and also improve your recuperation.

As you are travelling for surgery now is a good time to double check that you have all your details correct and that a copy of your itineray is sent to Meditravel staff as well as a family or friend.

2 Weeks Before

Now is the time to discontinue certain medications and supplements that could affect the safety of your surgery. Your surgeon will provide you with a list of medications and supplements to avoid. Typically, it’s important to avoid products that thin the blood, including aspirin, St. John’s wort, warfarin, and more.

The Week Before

Time to get packing and arranging yourself for your departure. If you want to use your mobile phone then you need to contact your provider to ensure that mobile roam is activated and to purchase a travel data pack to save on excess charges. Keep an eye on your skin at this point, too. If you notice any rashes or infections, let Meditravelstaff know. Avoid sun exposure as much as possible to ensure healthy healing.

The Night Before

Your most important task the night before surgery is to relax. It’s normal to feel some nerves and anxiety. Although many are travelling the night prior remember, no alcohol.  You must stop eating and drink at midnight and eat nothing prior to your appointment. Check you have your overnight bag packed for hospital and don’t forget your chargers to phones and laptops.

Morning of Surgery

You will be collected from the lobby of your hotel at the specified time on your treatment plan provided to you by Meditravel. Your transfer details will be listed with a time to be collected so allow at least 10 minute prior to be in the hotel lobby.

Hopefully, we have now made you a little more educated on how to best Prepare for Breast Augmentation

Cosmetic Surgeon Vs Plastic Surgeon in Thailand?

Cosmetic Surgeon Vs Plastic Surgeon What Is The Differences!

Cosmetic Surgeon Vs Plastic Surgeon is a common question.

In the present environment we live, where interest in cosmetic surgery is rising, any physician can act or declare himself to be a cosmetic surgeon or even plastic surgeon, even without formally or internationally acceptable training.We believe there is a need for more patient education regarding the importance of credentials of Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeons.

With the rise in the number of people now seeking surgery in Thailand they especially need to do their research and know the advantages of both Cosmetic Surgeon Vs Plastic Surgeon. We recommend you study more or contact us at Destiny Meditravel before having a cosmetic surgery in Thailand. Currently, there are some groups of physicians who do not have proper training but have formed organisations with names that sound similar the official accreditation issued by “SOCIETY OF AESTHETIC PLASTIC SURGEONS OF THAILAND”. Many of them have been practicing for a long period and so well known that people forget they are not board-certified plastic surgeons. There are only a few hundred of real plastic surgeons in Thailand. However, there are more than thousands of cosmetic surgery services. Please do not make a decision based on websites only

There are many questions and misconceptions about the Plastic Surgeons vs. Cosmetic Surgeon and many patients mistakenly believe that plastic surgeons and cosmetic surgeons are equal when they are not.

Aesthetic vs. reconstructive
To explain the difference, we will start by defining plastic surgery. There are several specialised fields of plastic surgery including reconstructive surgery which involves the restoration of almost any body part that is abnormal due to a trauma/accident, cancer or birth defect; and aesthetic surgery, (sometimes referred to as cosmetic surgery), which is the aesthetic enhancement of the body or reshaping normal tissue to improve appearance.

In other words, aesthetic surgery is a sub-specialty of plastic surgery. Reconstructive surgery is often considered ‘medically necessary’, and Cosmetic Surgery is elective.

Cosmetic vs. plastic: The training
Following the completion of medical school, a board-certified plastic surgeon serves first as a surgical resident for at least 3 years. They undergo rigorous training in all aspects of surgery, then 3 years of focused plastic surgery training. Plastic surgery involves a range of different components, including craniofacial surgery, burn surgery, hand, and microsurgery, maxillofacial trauma. It also includes general and breast reconstructive surgery and, of course, cosmetic surgery (facelift, breast implants, liposuction, etc.). Because the field of plastic surgery is so broad and extensive, the training is essential and to become a plastic surgeon is between 6-8 years of further study after medical school. The length of study and training is a key differentiator between a plastic surgeon and a cosmetic surgeon.

Thailand Plastic Surgeon Training
The plastic surgeons Destiny Meditravel work within Thailand, are all board-certified by the Thai Board of Plastic Surgery.

They are also members of the Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons of Thailand and the Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons of Thailand.

They may also be members of other professional societies including

The Royal College of Surgeons of Thailand (Plastic Surgery)
The Society of Cosmetic Dermatology and Surgery of Thailand
The Oriental Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
The International College of Surgeons
Some are American board-certified in plastic surgery. Many have received fellowships in U.S., Australian, Canadian and European hospitals.

Most of the Plastic Surgeons in Thailand have received additional training by the American Society of Cosmetic Surgery, the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, the American Society of Liposuction Surgery, the International Academy of Aesthetic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine, the European Society of Aesthetic Surgery, and numerous programs offered in Australia, England, France, Switzerland, and the United States.

Thailand Board certification
It is always important to confirm that a plastic surgeon has been certified by the relevant Board of Plastic Surgery in their country. The Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons of Thailand is the main body representing all board-certified aesthetic plastic surgeons in Thailand.

Cosmetic surgeons who claim to be board-certified may have received their certificate from a board that is not recognised officially as Plastic Surgery. Alternatively, they may be certified by their specialty board that may not even be a surgical specialty, such as internal medicine. Cosmetic surgeons referring to themselves as board-certified can be misleading if you don’t know the right questions to ask.

It is important to note that while all plastic surgeons have extensive training and can perform both reconstructive surgery and aesthetic/cosmetic surgery. Not all cosmetic surgeons can perform reconstructive surgery because they have not received the same aesthetic training as plastic surgeons.

In conclusion, if you are considering any aesthetic/cosmetic procedure in Thailand it is prudent to be aware of the education and training of the surgeon you’re considering for your procedure.

Do Your Research

The highest priority of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) is to promote patient safety. If you have chosen to travel to Thailand for aesthetic plastic surgery, we encourage you to do your research. a. Choosing to have Plastic or cosmetic plastic surgery in Thailand demands careful planning and decision-making.

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