Dr Veerawat Top Thailand Plastic Surgeon

Dr Veerawat Thailand Surgeon

Dr Veerawat Tirananmongkol

Dr Veerawat is a highly recommended surgeon for Breast Implant, Body Contouring and Face Lift Surgery. His experience working with westerners spans over 20 years and more fondly known to his patients as Dr V. Dr Veerwat has his clinic “Dr. V Cosmetic” but has built his clientele and reputation with his work at a founding Plastic Surgeon at Phuket International Aesthetic Centre PIAC since 2006.

My surgeon Dr Veerawat, was Great. Clear english speaking. Answered questions, was very friendly and easy to speak to and get along with. He did a fantastic job and very happy with surgeon and the nurses. The hospital was AMAZING. Gives Australia a run for our money,

Dr Veerawat

Hospital: Phuket International HospitalDr Veerawat Plastic Surgeon PIAC
Languages: Thai, English
Medical Licence: 1994
Plastic Surgery Board Certified: 2000

Dr Veerawat Area’s of Expertise:
Breast Surgery, Body Conturing, Anti Ageing Facial Rejuvenation, Face Lift Surgery,

Dr Veerawat Education Background, Practice and Training:

  • Chulalongkorn University Medical School: 1988-1994 – M.D. (2nd Class Honors)
  • Prince of Songklanakarind University Medical School: 1994-1998 – Internship
    Diplomatic, Board of General Surgery
  • King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital: 1998-2000
    Diplomatic, Board of Plastic Surgery
  • Head of Plastic and Reconstruction Unit, Vachira Phuket General Hospital, Phuket, Thailand: 2000-2005
  • Instructor in Plastic and Reconstruction Surgery, Vachira Phuket General Hospital 2000-2005
  • Plastic Surgeon, Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Surgery Trip, Thai Red Cross Surin Province, Lopburi Province 1998
  • Ayudthaya Province, Sakolnakorn Province; 1999
  • Plastic Surgeon, Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Surgery Trip, Operation Smile Foundation Yala Province 2001
  • Plastic Surgeon, Patong Clinic 2000-2004
  • Dr.V Cosmetic Surgical Rejuvenation 2004-present
  • Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Patong Beach Hospital 2000-present
  • Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Phuket International Hospital 2000-present
  • Founding Plastic Surgeon, Phuket International Aesthetic Center 2006-present

Dr Veerawat International Experience:

  • 7th International Congress of Oriental Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Seoul, South Korea 2000
  • 11th ASEAN Congress of Plastic Surgery, Singapore 2002
  • HBIDA International Conference, Bologna, Italy 2005
  • Sabbin workshop on gluteal implant, Brussels, Belgium 2005
  • Physician training program of Operation Smile Foundation, Norfolk, USA 2005
  • Rhinoplasty training course, San Francisco, USA 2006

Dr Veerawat Certification and License:

  • Medical Licensure: Medical Council of Thailand, 1994
  • Board Certification:
  • Thai Certified Board of General Surgery, 1998
  • Thai Certified Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2000

Dr Veerawat Special Expertise:

  • Facial Surgery, Breast Surgery, Body Contouring.

Dr Veerawat Membership in Professional Societies:

  • The Medical Council of Thailand, Full Registration
  • The Royal Collage of Surgeon, Thailand
  • The Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons of Thailand
  • The Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons of Thailand

Dr Veerawat Before and after image are available on request

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Dr Visnu

Dr Visnu Plastic Surgeon PIAC

Dr Visnu Lohsiriwat specialises in Breast Augmentation Surgery, Breast Lift, Body Sculpting, Face Lift and Facial Rejuvenation. He has a special interest and specialised expertise in  lipofilling otherwise referred to as fat injections or fat transfer and Fat Grafting. We recently did an article about the growing popularity of Fat Transfer that received a huge response and requests for Dr Visnu expertise in this area.

Dr Visnu speaks fluent Thai, Italian and English having extensive international Experience gained from his extensive studies in Milan, New York, Paris and Lyon. He has been an invited International speaker in Italy, Brazil, South Korea, Russia and Turkey.

Thailand Plastic Surgeon

Dr Visnu LohsiriwatDr Visnu Thailand Surgeon

Hospital: Phuket International Hospital
Languages: Thai, English, Italian
Medical Licence: 2000
Plastic Surgery Board Certified: 2007

Dr Visnu Area’s of Expertise:
Breast Surgery (Augmentation), Lipofilling (Fat injection) for breast augmentation, Breast Reconstruction, Liposuction and body sculpturing, Breast Oncology and Breast cancer surgery.

Certification and License:

  • Medical Licensure: Medical Council of Thailand, 2000, #25355
  • Board certification
  • Thai Certified Board of General Surgery, 2007
  • Thai Certified Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2007
  • Certificate of Fellowship in Plastic and Reconstruction, European Institute of Oncology Milan, Italy, 2013

Dr Visnu Educational Background, Practice and Training:

  • Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand 1994-2000 (First Class Honors)
  • Internship: Samutsakorn Hospital, Thailand 2000-2001
  • Qualification Thai Certified Board of General Surgery. Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Thailand 2001-2005
  • Qualification Thai Certified Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Thailand 2005-2007
  • AO Craniomaxillofacial Principles Course, Thailand 2007
  • ATLS (Advance Traumatic Life Support) doctor course, certified by American College of Surgeons 2008
  • Lecturer, Consultant, Division of Head-Neck and Breast Surgery, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand 2007-present
  • Plastic Surgeon and Head-Neck and Breast surgeon at Siriraj Piyamaharajkarun Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand 2013-present
  • Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Phuket International Aesthetic Center, Phuket, Thailand 2013-present

Dr Visnu International Experience:

  • Fellowship in plastic and reconstructive surgery, European Institute of Oncology Milan, Italy 2008-2013
  • Observership at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA 2012
  • Research affiliation at Paris Breast Center, Paris, France 2011
  • Research affiliation at Léon Bérard Center, Lyon, France 2011

Scientific Activities:

  • Associate Editor of “Gland Surgery” journal. (Gland Surg; Print ISSN 2227-684X; Online ISSN 2227-8575). The Official Publication of Society for Translational Cancer Research (STCR).
  • Reviewer of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology Journal.
  • Invited International speaker in Italy, Brazil, South Korea, Russia and Turkey.
  • Scientific Articles;
      31 international publications
      4 national publications
  • Book Chapters:
      11 international publications


    Seven national publications

Honours and Awards :

  • Best Academic Resident in Resident and Fellowship Program, 2006, Siriraj Hospital, Thailand
  • Second prize winner, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Resident Paper Contest, 2007 (The Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons of Thailand)
  • Borsa di studio from Fondazione Umberto Veronesi, 2010–2011
  • “Young Investigator Program” Fondazione Umberto Veronesi, 2011–2013

Special Expertise :

  • Breast Surgery (Augmentation)
  • Lipofilling (Fat injection) for breast augmentation
  • Breast reconstruction
  • Liposuction and body sculpturing
  • Breast Oncology and Breast cancer surgery

Memberships in Professional Societies :

  • Thai Medical Council
  • The Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery of Thailand
  • The Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of Thailand
  • Thai Breast Disease Society
  • International College of Surgeons of Thailand

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Group Surgery Travel Thailand Embraced By Australians

Group Surgery Travel

Plastic surgery certainly ranks high on the list of surgeries that are commonly performed by Australians. The power of undergoing a certain change, in order to look better, does appeal to everyone at large. This is totally appealing to both sexes, and a large number of them decide to undertake them every year.

Every year also throws up newer and unique trends that dominate the plastic surgery scene in Australia. Now, while there are numerous surgeons and clinics in the country, that offer the option to undergo cosmetic surgery. A huge number of patients are beginning to embrace a rather new, and yet very appealing, trend.

Plenty of prospective plastic surgery patients, these days, opt for medical tourism as an option, based on 50% saving on the cost alone. Group Surgery Tours is about travel to another country, in order to undergo any surgery. While this may pose the question, of why travel to a foreign country for a surgery, there is certainly a lot more to it than just the surgery cost alone.

One of the first things that come to mind is that a cosmetic surgery in another country allows for tourist activities, and as such, they can even be undertaken during your recovery period. Therefore, one can go through a successful recovery and then get back to the country, before resuming normal activities.

Group surgery travel, which involves traveling for surgery in a group, can also prove to be largely beneficial for many people. These tours are headed by a manager for the medical tourism company, who is appointed by the agency initiating the program. As such, group surgeries can offer numerous advantages:

  • Single travelers can largely benefit from group travels. As a single person does not have to foray into an unknown country alone. Group surgery travel also make up for good company during tourist activities.
  • Travelers, for whom a trip may be the first one, can overcome any fears in the presence of a surgery group.
  • People who need company and help during their recovery period can greatly benefit from group surgery travel.
  • If you are in a group of few friends or relatives, who wish to undergo cosmetic surgery, group travel comes across as a very fabulous option.

 Group surgery Travel with Destiny Meditravel

Destiny Meditravel, is a very well-known Australian agent for Thailand cosmetic surgeries, send their patients to Phuket in Thailand. Now, Phuket is a very attractive destination for Australian tourists and also boasts of numerous tourist activities that one can choose to opt to do once surgery completed. With great hotels for accommodation and, top class hospitals and surgeons in the area, one can be in for a very fruitful trip, to say the least.

Besides, every group surgery tour is always headed by client managers, who know the conditions and make every effort to make patients feel comfortable. These managers also stay in Phuket, initially for up to 10-14 nights, so that everyone receives extra assistance during the beginning of the recovery phase after surgery. Considering that these managers have local experience, you won’t have any problem pertaining to any assistance needed in Phuket.

Group Surgery accommodation is in 4 or 5-star hotels, including transfers from the airport, and the hospital are also handled easily. Fees that you usually pay are all-inclusive of surgery, flights, and accommodation. Despite that, you’d notice how it is still way cheaper than what you’d pay for a similar surgery in Australia.

Group Surgery Travel for cosmetic surgeries in Thailand has been gaining largely, in popularity. As more people seem interested and opt for Phuket as an ideal destination for plastic surgery and tourism, Destiny Meditravel always has future travel dates drawn up, just in case anyone is looking for them.

The next Group Surgery Tour, if you want to join, is scheduled for May 10th 2015 where the surgery group will be staying  in 5 Star accommodation at the Avista Resort, Patong. There are limited spots left so if your interested contact Destiny Meditravel and register.




Dr Thanakom

Dr Thanakom is popular Thailand Plastic Surgeon at Phuket International Aesthetic Centre commonly know as PIAC. He has been a Plastic Surgeon for 12 years and specialised in Breast Augmentation Surgery, Breast Lift, Breast Reduction Surgery, Body Contouring, Face Lift and Facial Rejuvenation. His experience in minimal scar facelifts has raised his reputation among Australians seeking facelifts overseas.Thousands of Australians are now travelling each year overseas  to take advantage of the profoundly experienced Thailand Plastic Surgeon’s. With  Plastic surgery at half the expense they are quoted in Australia, these numbers are expected to increase.

Dr Thankom is highly proficient in Breast Surgeries such as Breast Augmentation, Breast Lifts and Breast Revision. Having joined the PIAC team in 2012, he continues to educate himself in the latest techniques offered for Plastic Surgery.


My husband and I both had procedures done by Dr Thanakom, mine being facelift, neck lift and top & bottom eye lift, my husband had top & bottom eye lift,It has been four months know and the results have been remarkable. I have had people tell me I look 10 years younger

Dr Thanakom Laisakul

Hospital: Phuket International Hospital
Languages: Thai, English
Medical Licence: 1999
Plastic Surgery Board Certified: 2003

Dr Thanakom Area’s of Expertise:

Breast Surgery, Body Contouring, Face Lift and Facial Rejuvenation Surgery.

Dr Thanakom Certification and License:

  • Medical Licensure: Medical Council of Thailand, 1999, License Number: 19982
  • Thai Certified Board of General Surgery, 2000
  • Thai Certified Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2003
  • The Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons of Thailand (ThSAPS) 2006

Dr Thanakom Educational Background, Practice and Training:

  • Medical School, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, 1988-1994
  • Certificate in General Surgery, Songklanakarind Hospital, Songklanakarind University 1994-1998
  • Thai Certified Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University 2000-2002
  • General Surgeon, Trang Hospital 1998-2000
  • Head of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Unit, Trang Hospital 2002-2003
  • Plastic Surgeon, Rajavadee Beauty Center, Bangkok Rayong Hospital 2003-2012
  • Plastic Surgeon Phuket International Aesthetic Center 2012-present

Dr Thanakom Additional Practice and Training:

  • Face Lift Symposium and Live Surgery, Bangkok, Thailand 2004
  • ASEAN Congress of Plastic Surgery, Chiang Mai, Thailand 2006
  • International Master Course on Aging Skin (IMCAS) Asia, Bangkok, Thailand 2007
  • Annual Meeting of the Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons of Thailand combined with Thailand-Singapore-Taiwan (TST) Meeting Phuket Thailand 2010
  • 13th Fresh Cadaver hands-on course of face and body cosmetic surgery, Chiang Mai, Thailand 2011

Dr Thanakom International Experience:

  • ASEAN Congress of Plastic Surgery, Singapore 2002
  • International Congress of Minimal Invasive Plastic Surgery, Seoul, South Korea 2009
  • BK Dongyang Korea-China Aesthetic Surgery Symposium, Seoul, South Korea 2010
  • Melbourne Advanced Facial Anatomy Course, Melbourne, Australia 2011
  • 49th Art of Rhinoplasty Course, San Francisco, USA 2011
  • 1-month visit Zeeba Clinic of Dr.Bahman Guyuron, University Hospital CWR Cleveland, Ohio, USA 2011

Dr Thanakom Scientific Activities:

  • Carboxymethylchitosan, Alginate and Tulle Gauze Wound Dressings: A Comparative Study in the Treatment of Partial-thickness Wound. The 13th ASEAN Congress of Plastic Surgery, 2006.
  • Hypertrophic Scars and Keloids. Update in General Surgery: Basic Science in Surgery Volume 2, 2008, ISBN 978-974-06-7360-6.
  • Infected Burn Wounds Treatment with Combined Nanocrystalline Silver Dressing and Negative Pressure Wound Therapy in BMA Medical College and Vajira Hospital, Thai Journal of Burn Injury, 2009, volume 5, page 11-16.
  • Bacterial Profile in Burn Patients in BMA Medical College and Vajira Hospital. Vajira Medical Journal, 2009, Volume 3, page 253-260.

Dr Thanakom Memberships in Professional Societies:

  • Thai Medical Council
  • The Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery of Thailand
  • The Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons of Thailand (ThSAPS)
  • International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS)

Dr Thanakom Before and After images available on request

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Dr Rushapol Sdawat |Phuket International Aesthetic Centre (PIAC)

Dr Rushapol (PIAC)

Dr Rushapol Thailand Plastic Surgeon
Phuket International Aesthetic Centre (PIAC)

We at Destiny Meditravel have had the pleasure of working with Dr Rushapol since his arrival at Phuket International Aesthetic Centre (PIAC) over 8 years ago. In this time, we have had nothing but positive  feedback about his Plastic Surgery Skills from our clients. Having an exceptional standard of English has made it very easy for our clients to communicate. Choosing Dr Rushapol as your Thailand Plastic Surgeon is a wise choice!

Client Testimony :My surgeon Dr Rushapol was amazing, Words cannot describe how comfortable I felt in his presence, and the job he done was incredible. Read More..

Dr Rushapol

Dr Rushapol Sdawat

Hospital: Phuket International Hospital | Phuket International Aesthetic Centre (PIAC)
Languages: Thai, English
Medical Licence: 2003
Plastic Surgery Board Certified: 1992

Area’s of Expertise:
Facelift (Minimal scar) Surgery, Breast Surgery, Body Contouring (Liposuction) Surgery, Fat Graft Lipoplasty, .

Certification and License:

  • Medical Licensure: Medical Council of Thailand, 1992, #17689
  • Board Certification:
  • Thai Certified Board of General Surgery, 1998
  • Thai Certified Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2000
  • Thai Certified Board of Family Medicine, 2005.

Educational Background, Practice and Training:

  • Siriraj Medical School, Mahidol University, Bangkok, 1985-1992 – M.D.
  • General Practitioner: Veterans General Hospital Bangkok 1993-1994
  • Thai Certified Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, 1998 -1999
  • Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Srisawan Hospital, Paknampho Hospital, Romchat Hospital, Ratanawej
  • Hospital, Ruampatt Hospital. 2000-2008
  • Plastic Surgeon, Sdawat Plastic Surgery Clinic, Nakhon Sawan, 2003-present
  • Plastic Surgeon, Phuket International Aesthetic Center 2008-present

International Experience:

  • Visiting Scholar in Craniofacial Surgery and Microsurgery, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Department, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, 2001

Special Expertise:

  • Facial Bone Reconstruction Surgery, Facelift (Minimal scar) Surgery, Body Contouring (Liposuction) Surgery, Fat Graft Lipoplasty, Breast Surgery.

Memberships in Professional Societies:

  • Thai Medical Council
  • The Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery of Thailand
  • The Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of Thailand
  • International Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery ( ISAPS)
Dr Rushapol Resume Download

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PIAC Thailand Reviews

PIAC Patient Testimony


Have you been trying to find PIAC Thailand reviews? Look no further you don’t have to rely on what you see on a website,  you can now watch real clients who have had surgery at Phuket International Aesthetic Centre (PIAC).piac thailand reviews

Cosmetic Surgery at Phuket International Aesthetic Centre (PIAC) is not only good value, but are also of excellent quality. Offering comparable if not better standards to many Western countries and the more advanced economies of Asia. The skills of  PIAC Thailand surgeons and health care professionals, the technology and hygienic and safety practices of the Phuket International Hospital are world class. Some of the doctors and surgeons have obtained training and experience in the United States, and some are internationally renowned in their respective specialisations.Watch the Video below and see for yourself! or if you prefer to read pages of PIAC Thailand Review visit the Client Testimonial page.

Thailand Surgery Packages

May Surgery Group

Next Surgery Group Departs 10th May

Our next Surgery Group to Phuket Thailand is departing on the 10th May.

Group Surgery travel is an excellent option for clients for many reason, which is why our Thailand Surgery Group tours fill up very quickly. Our group tour is a fully escorted Surgery and or Dental tour, with up to 12 clients PLUS partners or companions. Our Groups traveling to Thailand for surgery are accompanied by one of our experienced Meditravel Client Managers whom all have had surgery themselves, they know what you’re going through.These ladies are there to ensure that you have everything you need during your recovery.

Who should join a group a tour you ask?

  • Single Travellers.
  • First Time Travellers
  • Few Friends travelling together
  • Those wanting unique surgery travel experience
  • Wanting a little extra TLC
  • Or those who just want to have some additional company available in their recovery period.

Take Advantage of some of our great package and Join us in May!


Breast Implant PackageBreast Lift/implant PackageBreast Lift PackageFace Lift + Neck PackageFace Lift PackageNose Correction PackageTummy Tuck Package Mummy Make Over PackageLiposuction Package

Download Flyer :May Group


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Thailand Surgery Client Testimonials

Thailand Surgery Review

Thailand Plastic Surgery Client Testimonials

Plastic surgeries happening through medical tourism have been on the rise of late. More and more people seem to realize that medical tourism can serve as a strikingly affordable option for both, undergoing a surgery, as well as the recovery period that can be spent on tourist activities.

Destiny Meditravel, an Australian medical tourism firm based in Adelaide, has been in this business for a long time and has sent numerous patients to undergo plastic surgery procedures in Phuket, Thailand. The firm, under the leadership of CEO Melanie Bawden, happens to have successfully carried out plenty of cosmetic surgeries by professional doctors based in Thailand. The most common cosmetic surgeries that people undertake are breast augmentation, facelifts, rhinoplasty, brow lifts, labiaplasty or dental surgeries.

Many of the patients that have undergone any of the above procedures have also cared to share how they felt during their surgery trips to Phuket. In general, these testimonials spell out a lot of information and also first-hand proof of what one can expect. Besides, testimonials are also a good way to judge any particular service, mainly for people who might not have any idea on the matter.

One of the testimonials, made by a patient who underwent Rhinoplasty in Thailand, says “Just wanted to say thanks for all your help with arranging my surgery, accommodation, and travel and to let you know that everything went very well, especially with the hospital appointments and picked up and returns to hotel, all went great and took all the worry out of the process. Also, I am thinking of having some more surgery next year, to fix up sagging skin on my face and neck, due to acne and sun damage and also my age.”

Another common surgery that women decide to undergo is breast implants. A patient testimonial on breast augmentation procedures in Thailand has this to say “Having surgery was always something I had wanted to do. I was held back at first by the daunting thought of having to organize consultations, finding the time to have surgery, paying for appointments, surgery, additional costs, etc, then I found Destiny Meditravel and from the first email, I found the whole experience easy and simple and in no time at all, I had booked my trip to Thailand to receive my long awaited BA. I cannot put into words the ease of the whole experience, from organizing my travel and surgery with Mel, to the experience in Thailand. From the moment I landed in Thailand itself, I was treated like absolute royalty throughout my trip and not once did I feel uncomfortable or unsure.

Phuket International Hospital is professional, and the hospital is lovely. I had the option of choosing where I wanted to stay during my trip, and I had a hospital appointed driver for the entirety of my stay. I paid one fee at the hospital, and this covered everything, from my transfers to my surgery, to the consultation and the anesthetist fee.

My only regret about the whole experience is that I didn’t book my surgery sooner! Had I known how easy it would be to organize everything, I probably would have. Destiny Meditravel is fantastic, and I will not hesitate to use them in the future.”

If you notice closely, both testimonials mention how plastic surgery in Thailand can be very cheap and yet, completely safe. Also, the fact that patients are taken good care of and treated luxuriously cannot be ignored.

While these are just two the patient testimonials, that have been included here, a whole list of them can be easily read more at Destiny Meditravel website by clicking HERE.


Cosmetic Surgery Myths and Facts

Myth-or-Fact Plastic Surgery

Cosmetic Surgery Myths and Factsmyths-about-plastic-surgery

Our impressions about anything are formed from various sources – what we read, what we see, what we hear. While it is good to take into account all information, it is important to sift through it to come to the facts. The internet is not our holy grail and all what’s written on it is not the truth. Coming to cosmetic surgery or plastic surgery there are many myths, some of which were facts a long time ago but are no longer true and some are just plain yarns. Let’s look at the top ten myths (IMHO!) :

  1. Cosmetic surgery=Plastic surgery

Fact: This is not true. Cosmetic surgery is a specialisation within Plastic surgery. While technically a plastic surgeon can perform cosmetic surgery, a Cosmetic Surgeon is not nearly as well trained and experience as a Plastic surgeon at it. When choosing a cosmetic surgeon or a Plastic Surgeon, look at credentials and board certifications carefully to ensure that you are choosing what you really want.

  1. Cosmetic surgery is for only for women

Fact: Not true! More and more men are considering cosmetic surgery or non-surgical cosmetic procedures to enhance their appearance or slow down the effects of aging.

  1. Cosmetic surgery is too expensive

Fact: This one use to be true but not so anymore. It used to be that cosmetic surgery was a luxury afforded by the wealthy elite. With new progress in cosmetic surgery, cost of cosmetic surgery is decreasing in some cases. Medical tourism offers several cost-effective options with the same excellent results making cosmetic surgery increasingly affordable.

  1. Botox is harmful

Fact: This is misinformation. Botox when administered by professionals in the purest form is very safe and has been so for over 25 years. When given correctly it can soften wrinkles and lines around the face without the “frozen” look that people fear.

  1. Breast implants are harmful

Fact: Both silicone and saline breast implants are approved by FDA for use in humans. This means that clinical studies were conducted studying the safety of these implants and the results showed that they are perfectly safe. There may be minor side-effects such as leaking but those are not harmful to the body and can be rectified.

  1. You cannot breast feed if you have implants

Fact: Not true again! You can safely breastfeed even if you have implants. Generally your surgeon and doctor will recommend that you breastfeed if you can since breast milk is the best form of nutrition for your child. It is true that sometimes very little silicone can mix in the breast milk but that is not harmful to your child.

  1. Breast implants increase the risk of breast cancer

Fact: There is absolutely not truth in this one. Breast implants have been around for tens of years and there is no indication that there is any link between breast cancer and breast implants. Regular checkup of your breasts is recommended as usual but there is nothing extra that needs to be done.

  1. Liposuction is an easy way to lose weight

Fact: Liposuction is body contouring to remove fat cells from your body. It does not lead to automatic weight loss. An active life style and good eating habits are essential to lose weight. Since liposuction removes fat cells from problem areas, even if you do gain weight after liposuction, your problem areas will gain even weight in comparison to the rest of your body.

  1. Cosmetic surgery is too risky

Fact: Not really. There is a risk of complication with cosmetic surgery as with every surgery but there is no exaggerated risk with cosmetic surgery. With the choice of right surgeon and right hospitals the risk can be mitigated and controlled.

  1. You will have ugly scars after cosmetic surgery

Fact: This is yet another one which was true maybe earlier but not so much now. Now scars are hidden in places not easily visible. For example, for breast implants, you may have scars in your armpit. For facelifts, your scars can be hidden along your hairline or behind contours

8 Reasons to have cosmetic surgery done in Phuket

Phuket Surgery

Wish to have a cosmetic surgery in Phuket but confused whether to go ahead with it or not? If so, then this article is for you. Cosmetic surgery packages in Thailand offer a number of benefits to its customers when compared to their Australian counterparts – that is why more and more Australians are heading off to Thailand to get their surgery done.

Benefits of having a Cosmetic Surgery in Phuket

Cost: The main advantage of having a cosmetic surgery in Phuket or any other city in Thailand is, of course, the cost. Whether it be the procedure, you wish to have, whether it be breast augmentation, liposuction, tummy tuck or any other. You can be sure that Phuket will offer you cheaper deals and save you lots of money. For example, if you want to have a breast implant in Australia, then you may have to shell out anywhere between $8,000-$12,000 for the procedure. Comparatively, the cost of breast implant in Phuket is almost halved at around $3,000-$4,000. As such, it makes complete sense for any value-oriented customer to opt for cosmetic surgery in Thailand.

Quality Surgery: One might believe that the reason for cosmetic surgeries being cheaper in Thailand is because the quality of plastic surgeons is inferior in comparison to Australia. That statement is anything but true. All the main internationally acclaimed hospitals in Thailand offer you some of the best plastic surgeons you can get. So how come, they can provide cheap cosmetic surgery? The simple answer is that Thailand has more reasonable wage rate, whether it is the wages of the surgeons, nurses or other caretakers. The risk of surgery in Thailand is as same as the risk one might take in Australia. If you research your medical facility well, then Phuket should be a no-nonsense choice for your cosmetic surgery.

Convenience: The best hospitals in Phuket offer you facilities that match or even rival those offered by 5-star hotels. The rooms are spacious, hygienic with all modern amenities like television, 24 hour Wi-Fi and more. Compared to Australia, you not only get the best quality plastic surgeons for your procedure at a cheaper cost, but you also get to be treated in a more luxurious environment. Who can say no to that?

Forced Recovery and Relaxation: When you visit Phuket for your cosmetic surgery, you are not only going for the procedure. You can relax on the sandy beaches of Phuket while recuperating from your operation. In effect, you are taking a holiday together with getting your surgery done. And all this at a price that is lower than the cost of the surgery alone in Australia.

24 hour Care: You are not required to stay at the hospital for after-care. You can go back to your resort, and you still will have 24-hour medical care available to you. So, in case any complications do arise, you can be sure that help is near.

Surgery Guarantee: Though only offered by a few hospitals in Phuket, a surgery guarantee necessarily means that the hospital will compensate you in case any complications arise as a result of the operation. It is advisable that you ask your preferred hospital whether they offer surgery guarantee.

Know Price First: In some cases like dental surgery, the price of the procedure may not be disclosed you if you were to undergo the procedure in Australia. You will only know the final bill once the treatment has been completed. In contrast, all hospitals and dental clinics in Thailand will tell you precisely how much each procedure will cost.

Free Follow Ups: Thailand hospitals offer all your follow-ups free, which essentially allows you to consult your physician through the internet/other means post the cosmetic surgery. This way, you will not have to spend additional money on consultations.

Precautions to take when planning for plastic surgery in Thailand


Once you are interested in taking a surgery holiday in Phuket or any other city in Thailand, you will have to keep a few things in mind so as to make sure that you avoid any possible risk.

  • First of all, research your preferred hospital very well and ensure that your plastic surgeon is well qualified for the job..
  • Do not go into a surgery having extremely high expectations, only for you to be disappointed later on and cause problems. Talk to your surgeon honestly and let him guide you to what you wish to achieve.
  • Arrive at your location a couple of days before the surgery so that you acclimatize to your surroundings. Also, stay at the hospital a few days after surgery so that you have instant help available in case of any complications.

Thailand cosmetic surgery finance in case you are short of money

The burgeoning demand for cosmetic surgery has made financial institutions sit up and take notice. To cater to the needs of the market, many have begun to offer credit for cosmetic surgery. If you plan to have a cosmetic surgery in Thailand but are worried about your finances, you can approach such institutions for credit. Some of the leading financial institutions that offer loans for cosmetic surgery include MAC Credit and Australian Credit Acceptance.  Loans are available for all cosmetic procedure including liposuction, tummy tuck, breast augmentation and more. MAC Credit offers you credit of up to $70,000 for your cosmetic surgery. You are not required to put up any deposit nor pay any upfront fee.

How to schedule and manage your cosmetic surgery at Phuket

Instead of trying to take on all the stress of planning and managing your entire surgery program, you can get an experienced medical tourist agency to handle it for you. Destiny Meditravel, a leading medical tourism company in Australia, can help you in this regard. You can visit their online website for more details – http://www.destinymeditravel.com.au

In conclusion, if you are planning for a cosmetic surgery, you now know where to go – Phuket is your best destination for cheap breast implants, facelifts or any other cosmetic surgery you wish to have

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