Top 5 Questions About Surgery in Thailand

surgery thailand

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

No Service Fees Meditravel

Our agency has been offering Surgery in Thailand for over 9 Years now and we want to give back to our client who many of have become our friends or referred their friends to us over the years. When we started the agency in 2005 we had no idea how big Medical Tourism in Thailand would become growing yearly. We  have seen many agencies come and go over the years, all thinking that it is such a great job and not that hard. They all found out the hard way and often their in-experience and mistakes was at the expense of clients safety and results.

Yes! we all know surgery in Thailand is Cheap but it does not mean comprising on client safety. Having the knowledge of the right surgeons,  as well have the right support service in place both her in Australia on your return as well as in Phuket after your surgery.

Did you know that Meditravel can arrange for you to see a doctor for a check up when you return should you require it? Well we can more times than not it is not necesary but it is nice to know it is another service we are able to offer our client.

Booking frees and Agency fees has been what has allowed us to grow our business and get all these things in place. It has even allowed us to be able to send a client manager with our groups to ensure that single travelers and those with little experience or no international travel knowledge are well looked after.

As we believe in giving back  for the next 6 months we are not charging any admin, booking, registration fees but still offering all the same services and that include those joining our Group Surgery Package for Thailand. Our Thailand Breast Surgery Packages have just got so much more attractive knowing that you have an extra $395 to spend on new bras after your Breast Augmentation surgery in Phuket. Why Wait book now

PIAC Best Hospital in Phuket for Plastic Surgery

PIAC Hospital

As one of the most popular tourist destinations in Thailand attracting thousands of visitors each year, Phuket has some superior quality hospitals that are used to dealing with foreigners that have all manner of holiday related health problems. The medical tourism industry in Thailand is burgeoning, and tourists are increasingly coming to Phuket for elective surgery combined with a holiday in the sun, since the private hospitals have low waiting times and it’s normally cheaper than in Australia, Europe and elsewhere for those looking for affordable Plastic Surgery Packages. Thai private hospitals are rather like decent quality hotels, with good inpatient facilities and comfortable rooms. Many Thai doctors are educated abroad, highly trained and speak excellent English and other European languages. You can have an exceptional surgeon and cheap surgery without compremise.

Phuket’s two main private hospitalsPhuket International Hospital and Bangkok Hospital Phuket, are both staffed with doctors and coordinators who speak English and other foreign languages making them the #1 Choice for Australian wishing to travel for surgery. Both hospitals have emergency care and Destiny Meditravel uses them both as our recommended hospital for our Phuket Plastic Surgery Clients medical tourism services including cosmetic surgery, Lasik eye surgery and dental procedures, even sex-change highly trained internationally accredited surgeons.

These hospital are not just all about Plastic Surgery and Cosmetic Surgeries for Westerners. No one likes to think about getting sick or having an accident while on holiday, but if you do fall ill when travelling in Phuket Phuket has by far the best health care facilities in the north Andaman coast region, so tourists in neighbouring Krabi or Phang Nga in need of health or emergency care may end up in Phuket for treatment.

You should always be aware that you can easily become sick or have an accident whilst on holiday, and it’s essential to have adequate health insurance to cover even the most unlikely scenarios. If you’re in an accident or have a serious health problem in Phuket, medical treatment costs can easily spiral into thousands, even millions of baht so ensure that you buy adequate travel insurance before you arrive. This can be done through your Travel Agent or through many online sitesThere have been reports of non-insured accident victims stuck in a Phuket hospital while their relatives back home make desperate efforts to raise the cash to pay their hospital bills – don’t be one of these people.

Phuket International Hospital has staff that are well trained to deal with foreigners and the facilities are excellent. It’s widely regarded as one of the best hospitals on the island. All the usual medical specialisms are covered such as cardiology, dentistry, cosmetic surgery, eye operations, and many more.such as a hyperbaric chambers affiliated with the hospital to treat decompression sickness, or “the bends”, a common ailment suffered by divers.


FAQ’s Plastic Surgery Thailand

FAQ SUrgery

Australian’s seeking Cosmetic Surgery and Cosmetic Dental first concern is always about the quality of hospitals and doctors in Thailand. A common reason for this concern is the fact that Cosmetic Surgery and Dental costs are significantly lower in Thailand than in Australia. However, the cost difference isn’t caused by a lack of quality. Western countries are tied up in overwhelming administrative and insurance costs and surgeons charging exorbitant fee for their skills

Meditravel have chosen Phuket Thailand as our destination of choice for a number of reasons. The unique combination of world-class quality, service and expertise at affordable prices enable them to remain extremely attractive as destinations for cosmetic surgery and recovery treatments.

Of course, our personal knowledge and experience is something extra that you may not get from all agencies. We are with you every step of the way, and will be on hand if you need anything. We will help with all formalities with the hospital and clinics and then ensure you are comfortable and recovering well. When you are on your feet, we can offer a range of luxurious pampering treatments or tours to show you around Phuket.

You can also View questions related to:




If you find that you questions are not answered below we encourage you to submit your question as if your are asking them surely someone else is thinking it too and we can added it to list below.

Ask Your Question

Coverage Insurance Plastic Surgery Thailand

Thinking of having plastic surgery in Thailand? Although your travel, surgery, appointments and any other necessary surgery costs can be organised into one package, you may wonder about your insurance.

Some insurers will provide cover for accidents, mishaps or complications that occur during surgery offered overseas. This means in the unlikely event that something goes wrong you wouldn’t need to worry about those deep seated costs.

In fact, one of Australia’s insurance companies, health fund NIB, has recently promised a 12-month guarantee on surgeries overseas.

The fact that insurers are jumping on board suggests how overseas providers are just as trusted as those at home. After all, thousands of Australians head abroad for medical reasons and insurers wouldn’t take the chance on the unknown.

Phuket hospitals are all internationally accredited and you can easily find out which qualifications your doctors have, so you can make an informed decision.

Having a 12 month guarantee means any rare complications can be dealt with on your return Down Under, or you could return for additional treatment if required. You would not need to pay for it out of your own pocket, so you can have peace of mind about your decision.

What is covered by insurance?

If you elect to have medical insurance set up for your surgery, it will cover any emergency medical transportation, 24 hour assistance, additional medical or surgical treatment required as a result of a complication and any travel, meals and accommodation required to correct any flaws, as well as dependent care for your family.

It also covers accidental dismemberment and death and repatriation of mortal remains.

Sun Care After Face-Lift

Planning a holiday is almost the most fun you can have. As the anticipation builds, you’ll no doubt be adding more and more activities to your itinerary.

When you head to a tropical destination such as Thailand, many of these activities may well be planned for outside – in the heat of the sun.

If you are also planning to have a facelift while you are in Thailand, you may need to take extra care.

After the operation, it is best to keep your face out of direct sunlight for the first couple of days.

This is to protect the skin from the damaging effects of UV rays as these can lead to wrinkling, discolouration and can even cause superficial growths to crop up.

Once you have recovered from the operation, you may want to get out and about, making the most of the gorgeous beaches, shops and other attractions.

Make sure you cover your face with a sunscreen that is at least SPF 30 plus and wear a hat that shades your face. This will ensure you get the maximum benefit from your surgery.

Sunscreens with a higher SPF have the potential to block your pores, President of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery told WebMD, so it might be best to avoid these.

It is important to select a sunscreen that blocks both alpha and beta sun rays to ensure your new look will stay fresh.

Further down the track it is still important to take extra care when you are in the sun.

If you have any scarring, this must be protected from sun exposure for six months, as it can increase hyperpigmentation, making the scars appear darker.

This is particularly important to maintain when you are in the harsh Australian sun. In fact, it is recommended to wear a moisturiser or foundation with at least an SPF 15 plus on a daily basis to protect the delicate skin on your face.