Top Facelift Benefits

FACELIFT BENEFITS

Your face is an incredibly significant part of your identity. If your facial appearance always looks tired, worn out, or haggard, it can take a toll on your self-confidence. Facelift surgery can restore a more natural and youthful appearance to your face, helping your personality shine through and allowing you to age more gracefully in the years to come.

facelift-benefitsTop Facelift Benefits

Eyes and Surrounding Area

Jawline and Chin Area

Laughter Lines and Wrinkles

Overall Signs of Ageing

 


Eyes

Eyes are one of the most noticeable and prominent features on your face. Over time ageing can cause the skin around your eyes to sag, making you look sad and tired even when you are not. For some, facelift surgery can help improve this appearance. During a facelift, the skin is not just tightened around the forehead; it is also tightened and smoothed around the eyes, allowing for a refreshed and energized look.

Jawline

The skin begins to lose its elasticity with age. This can cause the jawline to lose its definition. A facelift helps to redefine the jawline by reducing and tightening loose skin. Underlying tissue and muscles are also contoured with a goal of a slimmer, more defined profile.

“Parentheses” (Laugh Lines)

As you age, the lines running from the corner of your nose to the corner of your mouth can become deep and very pronounced. Facelifts can lessen the appearance of these laugh lines by tightening the skin in your jowls and cheeks while removing fatty tissue with liposuction. The underlying muscles are then contoured and tightened to reduce laugh lines.

Other Signs of Aging

Between wrinkles, deep lines, and excess skin, the face is one of the first parts of your body to show age. Facelifts combat the visible signs of ageing by helping to tighten skin that has lost its elasticity. Also, the combination of removing excess skin and fat and contouring the underlying muscles helps leave the face looking firmer and appearing more youthful

Problems Addressed by a Facelift

Facelift surgery is designed to address a few specific problems that come with age, such as:

  • Loss of skin elasticity
  • Loss of muscle tone in the face and neck
  • Jowls
  • Deep creases between the corners of your mouth and the base of your nose
  • Loss of chin and neck contours

 

Modern facelift techniques are more sophisticated than ever, capable of making you look years younger. Our experienced Thailand plastic surgeons have had extensive training in facial plastic surgery. After performing an in-depth evaluation of your unique facial characteristics, Our Surgeons will develop a customised facelift surgery to help you achieve the best results possible.

Cost of Facelift Thailand

Facelift cost in Thailand are significantly lower than you would expect to pay in Australia, the cost of a facelift in Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Adelaide or Perth in Australia would be $15,000 +.The cost of a Face Lift in Thailand can vary depending on the type of facelift you have as well as any additional facial surgeries you elect to have at the same time.

Our advice to get a clear picture of what is going to work to achieve your results is to submit your images and patient information so our Thailand Surgeons who can provide you with recommendations. These recommendations will include what surgery will achieve your results, confirmation of price and duration you require for recovery in Phuket.

The pricing below is for Facelift cost in Phuket at Phuket International Hospital  (PIAC Phuket) and should be used a  guide only without having surgical recommendations provided.

Surgery THB AUD
Mini Face Lift 130,000 $4900
Face & Neck Lift 210,000 $8000
Forehead  Lift (Brow Lift) 110,000 $4100
 Forehead, Face Lift and Neck Lift  80,000  $2900
 Eye Lift Upper OR Lower Eye Lift  28,000  $900

Breast Implant Prices Australia- Just as Cheap Now!

Breast Implant Prices Australia

Breast Implant Prices Australia -$5900

The price of Breast Implants prices in Australia has always been outside the range for the average income earner for years. We are now seeing a shift with Plastic surgeons in Sydney and Brisbane offering Breast Augmentation surgery exclusively through Destiny Meditravel at only $5900.

Meditravel has been sending Australian to Thailand for Breast Implant surgery for the past ten years increasing from 4 a month to over 25 a month a decade later.

“The primary reasons Australian choose to travel to Phuket for surgery was always the price at only $4000. Now with top Australian Plastic surgeons on board offering for $5900 we are seeing more people choosing to stay in Australia” Melanie Bawden CEO of Meditravel stated

A Breast Implant exclusive package with Meditravel is $5400; the package includes return airfares, eight nights hotel, transfers, Breakfast daily and Breast Augmentation surgery. The option is now available for an additional $500 to stay in Australia and have the surgery. Yes, you do get the bonus of a holiday with the Thailand package, however for time poor ladies eight days from home logistically can become an issue. These days there are a lot of young mothers who choose to have Breast Implants but find leaving children for eight days an issue. These are the clients Meditravel are seeing researching into travelling to Thailand for surgery based on the price and then choosing to stay in Australia.

It is great to see some of the top Breast implant Australian Plastic Surgeon’s being able to offer $5900 Breast Implants encouraging clients to remain in Australia for surgery rather than travel. Patients can choose to have surgery in Sydney, and those within driving distant of Brisbane can have surgery in Brisbane.

Interest-free Surgery Payment Plans are available with $3800 upfront and then only $99 per week for 22 weeks of $41 per week for 52 weeks. Only criteria is your ability to make payments.

If you’re interested in taking up the offer, please contact with Meditravel to book your surgery.

 

What You Should Know Before Having Breast Implants

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Things You Should Know Before Having Breast Implants

It is so simple to get caught up in the moment of finally getting those bigger boobs you have always wanted. You are already looking forward to that day of not wearing “chicken fillets”, Gel Filled Bras and breast enhancers and forgot a few steps along the way. We don’t want to burst your bubble or anything we are just going to create a little checklist you can use to make sure that your fully informed prior to getting those Breast Implants of yours.

The first thing we tell all clients is to remember that although it is a straightforward enough surgery it is still surgery, and  you should take it seriously. You need to Know that no surgery is 100% guaranteed they all have risk associated, and you need to be aware of the risks of Breast Augmentation surgery. There are also many contributing factors that will affect your final result, which by this time you already have a preconceived idea of what you will look like.

Research..Research..Research..

The key to your successful surgery and choosing the right breast implants for you is highly dependant on through research on your behalf.

The biggest surprise that people find when they start the process and have an assessment or consultation with a Plastic Surgeon is that they may need a Breast Lift. We have done an article on this subject to give you a guide if the results you want and your current breast sagging require you to have a breast lift with your breast implants. The misconception out there is that by having the fuller breast with get rid of any excess skin or sagging caused by breastfeeding or weight loss. In some cases a bigger implant, teardrop shaped implant or Dual plane technique may help with small amounts of lifting. You need to be prepared not just mentally for a larger surgery and longer recovery but also financially if you require a breast lift with implants. The average cost in Phuket for Breast Implants is only $4300 AUD. However, if you need a breast lift with no implant, the

cost is $4900 AUD and with implants this price grows to $8100 AUD. As it is a bigger surgery, the recovery time increases from the eight day required in Phuket for recovery to 16 days recovery.

Choosing a Plastic Surgeon for Breast Implants.

Choosing your Plastic surgeon is vitally important as you want to know that you have the best person for the job and that they are qualified with ample experience. Ask around with any friends who have had Breast Implant how they found the surgeon they had, what was good and what was bad about them to avoid the same mistakes. If you don’t have anyone close you know who has breast implants then you can choose to complete your research on the web or through agencies like Destiny Meditravel. Meditravel has extensive experience working with a number of different surgeons, even having had the surgery they can give you first hand account. Meditravel website like this one will have portfolios on the surgeons they recommend and access to before and after images of the surgeons work.

Thailand Surgeon Before and After Images and Recommendaions

When looking at before and after images be open minded that your situation may be different to those portrayed in the before and after images. The final results are a combination of the existing breast tissue, clients anatomy and the implants size, shape and placement. Like any artist will tell you the results may not be a true representation of the surgeons skills but more on the original canvas they were working on. Plastic Surgeons are known to be a perfectionist and want to achieve the best results for a client as it is their work being displayed. If you listen to the recommendations of your surgeon, then you can have a higher chance of getting the results that you are after.

Honesty and being realistic

Breast Implants

Be realistic about the results you want!

Being honest with your surgeon about your medical history, medications, drug use and any previous surgeries eliminates any surprises for both you and your surgeon. All of your Medical history information is important for the surgeon to know. This enables your surgeon to take into account this information when doing your surgical plan and take additional precautions if required.Be realistic about the results you can achieve

You also need to be realistic about the results that you want and those that can be achieved. This brings us back again to listening to the surgeon recommendations on breast implants placements, size, profile and placement. Although you may be an “A” cup and dream of being a “DD” realistically your anatomy specifically your breast cavity may not be able to accommodate such a big increase. You need to be open to change on your original plan to adapt to what is physically possible.

Top Facelift Benefits

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FACELIFT BENEFITS

Your face is an incredibly significant part of your identity. If your facial appearance always looks tired, worn out, or haggard, it can take a toll on your self-confidence. Facelift surgery can restore a more natural and youthful appearance to your face, helping your personality shine through and allowing you to age more gracefully in the years to come.

facelift-benefitsTop Facelift Benefits

Eyes and Surrounding Area

Jawline and Chin Area

Laughter Lines and Wrinkles

Overall Signs of Ageing


Eyes

Eyes are one of the most noticeable and prominent features on your face. Over time ageing can cause the skin around your eyes to sag, making you look sad and tired even when you are not. For some, facelift surgery can help improve this appearance. During a facelift, the skin is not just tightened around the forehead; it is also tightened and smoothed around the eyes, allowing for a refreshed and energized look.

Jawline

The skin begins to lose its elasticity with age. This can cause the jawline to lose its definition. A facelift helps to redefine the jawline by reducing and tightening loose skin. Underlying tissue and muscles are also contoured with a goal of a slimmer, more defined profile.

“Parentheses” (Laugh Lines)

As you age, the lines running from the corner of your nose to the corner of your mouth can become deep and very pronounced. Facelifts can lessen the appearance of these laugh lines by tightening the skin in your jowls and cheeks while removing fatty tissue with liposuction. The underlying muscles are then contoured and tightened to reduce laugh lines.

Other Signs of Aging

Between wrinkles, deep lines, and excess skin, the face is one of the first parts of your body to show age. Facelifts combat the visible signs of ageing by helping to tighten skin that has lost its elasticity. Also, the combination of removing excess skin and fat and contouring the underlying muscles helps leave the face looking firmer and appearing more youthful

Problems Addressed by a Facelift

Facelift surgery is designed to address a few specific problems that come with age, such as:

  • Loss of skin elasticity
  • Loss of muscle tone in the face and neck
  • Jowls
  • Deep creases between the corners of your mouth and the base of your nose
  • Loss of chin and neck contours

Modern facelift techniques are more sophisticated than ever, capable of making you look years younger. Our experienced Thailand plastic surgeons have had extensive training in facial plastic surgery. After performing an in-depth evaluation of your unique facial characteristics, Our Surgeons will develop a customised facelift surgery to help you achieve the best results possible.

Cost of Facelift Thailand

Facelift cost in Thailand are significantly lower than you would expect to pay in Australia, the cost of a facelift in Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Adelaide or Perth in Australia would be $15,000 +.The cost of a Face Lift in Thailand can vary depending on the type of facelift you have as well as any additional facial surgeries you elect to have at the same time.

Our advice to get a clear picture of what is going to work to achieve your results is to submit your images and patient information so our Thailand Surgeons who can provide you with recommendations. These recommendations will include what surgery will achieve your results, confirmation of price and duration you require for recovery in Phuket.

The pricing below is for Facelift cost in Phuket at Phuket International Hospital  (PIAC Phuket) and should be used a  guide only without having surgical recommendations provided.

Surgery THB AUD
Mini Face Lift 130,000 $4900
Face & Neck Lift 210,000 $8000
Forehead  Lift (Brow Lift) 110,000 $4100
 Forehead, Face Lift and Neck Lift  80,000  $2900
 Eye Lift Upper OR Lower Eye Lift  28,000  $900

Liquid Facelift Latest Trend

Liquid Facelift

Cosmetic surgeons, at present times, are always on the lookout to implement newer surgical methods that are completely non-invasive or very limitedly so. Emphasis is largely on having effective treatment solutions like lifting, smoothing, etc. without even having to make use of a scalpel. If you are among those interested in getting some kind of cosmetic surgery, you must have surely heard of liquid facelifts, which keeps getting popular.

So what is a liquid facelift ?

To put it in simple words, a liquid facelift is basically a non-surgical process that involves the combination of injectables and dermal fillers in your specified problem areas on your face to leave you looking rested, refreshed and feeling confident. It is generally like getting a ‘lift’ in terms of facial appearance and can also be termed as a facial rejuvenation method.

How is it a liquid facelift carried out?

The combining of dermal products, as mentioned earlier and then injecting them at varying levels is what is done, in order to bring about better-looking results and such that they last too. Usually, your cosmetic surgeon will look to target facial areas where the skin creased, lost volume or elasticity. This largely restores the contours of the patient’s face.

What does a liquid facelift do?

A liquid facelift can be a great alternative to surgical facelifts. In general, these types of facelifts are used to diminish wrinkles on the face, lift the skin, and also restore the volume. Bed=sides this, liquid facelifts can also –

  • Fill up wrinkles and lines that appear on the face
  • Smoothen frown lines and forehead lines, also crow’s feet
  • Lift sunk cheeks by enhancing them
  • Implement a straighter jaw line
  • Reduce and remove dark circles or hollow areas that appear under the eyes
  • Create more beautiful lips
  • Prominently define the chin
  • Lift up any sagging corners of the mouth
  • Remove irregularities in the face by restoring symmetry of the face

 

Time needed for a liquid facelift

Liquid facelifts offer a very big advantage, as compared to other cosmetic surgeries, when it comes to the time factor. While performing the procedure takes a couple of hours, it may vary slightly, depending on the number of areas of the face that are undergoing treatment. Also, the recovery period is something that in non-existent in this case and patients can go back to their normal cycles almost immediately after the procedure.

These days, however, medical tourism offers tourist activities, as a means of recovery, to patients of many surgical procedures, including liquid facelifts. While this might slightly come off as a fairly different approach, it nevertheless has turned out to be largely popular and more patients opt for it than not.

Advantages over surgical facelifting

Liquid facelifts offer a number of advantages over surgical facelifts. One of the first things that are obvious is that liquid facelifts do not employ the use of any invasive methods. Therefore, it offers a great option to people who have qualms about going under the knife.

Also, liquid facelifts cost less and have a shorter (almost non-existent) recovery period. Thus, it saves on expenses, as well as time, which are both valuable parameters to consider.

Liquid facelift procedures by Destiny Meditravel

Destiny Meditravel, in this regard, offers liquid facelifts, as a part of a medical tourism package to Phuket, Thailand. With trained Thai doctors from Phuket International Hospital carrying out effective facelift procedures, and that too at very affordable prices, it is something that is worth getting done.

Facelifts are largely customised, as per the needs of patients and one can easily get in touch with Destiny Meditravel to obtain instant quotes on the website www.destinymeditravel.com.au.

Liquid Facelift

What Does A Facelift Cost?

face lift cost

What does a facelift cost in Australia you may ask? After phoning around and crawling the web and scanning Cosmetic Surgeon sites I am really none the wiser for my efforts. It would appear that no-one even wants to give a ball park figure on the cost of a Facelift surgery in Australia, it make you wonder why not?

The best I could come up with is that there are a few factor that do come into and often facelifts are combined with eyelift and neck lift surgeries for an overal result. I think to understand how the cost come about we need to look into the factors that contribute to the need for a facelift in the first place.

Our face changes as we age, our skin loses its’ elasticity and begins to fold in several locations. This loss of “snap” is secondary to sun damage, emotional stress, significant weight gains or losses, smoking and any health related problems.

The following is a description of standard facial aging by decade:

  • 30’s – extra upper eyelid skin becomes apparent, and crow’s feet start to form on the outside of each eye
  • 40’s – nasolabial folds become more prominent; lines form across the forehead and between the eyebrows
  • 50’s – lines develop in the neck skin; the jaw line becomes less distinct with the development of jowls; the tip of the nose starts to droop
  • 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s – the facial skin and fat atrophies yielding increased wrinkles and sagging skin.

Having a  facelift in Thailand restores the look of your youth by helping to alleviate those features that indicate signs of aging. The cheeks can be  elevated, facial folds are flattened, jowls are tightened, the neck is lifted and redraped, and excess skin is removed. Your appearance is not replaced, but a younger appearance is re-established.

A facelift is one of the most demanded cosmetic procedures in the world. The surgery can give your face a total makeover and make you regain your beauty and thus increase your self-esteem. Many Australians are also choosing to have facelifts in Thailand  so as to save money. For example, you can have a facelift in Thailand for $5000 more than 50% less cost than in Australia, an exact cost of a face lift in Australia is difficult to obtain from the best we could come up with is that it can abe anywhere upwards of $12,000. When comparing the face lift cost in Thailand to Australia it is no wonder that Australia are travelling overseas.

The Face Lift Surgeons at PIAC Phuket International Hosptial  are considered among the best  Facelift Thailand Surgeons, being experts in  minimal scarring facelift procedures. Thier expertise in cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery has made them the most sought-after Face Lift Surgeons in Thailand, especially for facelift and facial rejuvenation procedures.

Facelifts in Thailand, technically known as rhytidectomies ( “removal of wrinkles”), rejuvenate the mid- to lower face and neck. Having a Facelift in Thailand are most effective for patients who want to correct:

  • Midface Sagging
  • Deep creases under the eyes
  • Deep creases between the nose and mouth (nasolabial folds)
  • Jowls due to loss of muscle tone
  • Sagging areas of fat
  • Loose skin and fat under the chin and jaw

The best candidates for a Face Lift Thailand procedure:

  • Wish to improve one or more of the signs of aging indicated above
  • Are men or women whose faces have begun to sag, but whose skin still has some elasticity
  • Are healthy
  • Do not smoke
  • Have realistic expectations
  • Are considering a facelift for personal reasons, not because someone else is pressuring them to do so

What won’t a facelift in Thailand correct?

Facelifts can produce a dramatic improvement in appearance for patients with the problems mentioned above. However, facelifts do not stop the aging process; in time, signs of aging will gradually appear once again. Furthermore, facelifts will not rejuvenate the brow, eyelids, nose, and some of the midface. Patients who want to improve these areas may consider combining a facelift with a brow lift or eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty). Injectable soft-tissue fillers, facial implants and skin resurfacing can also enhance the effects of a facelift.

A Facelift in Thailand will require you to stay in Phuket for 16 days after surgery, including 2 nights in the hospital. The way a facelift is performed varies depending the patient’s facial structure, and the extent of correction desired.

FREE PLASTIC SURGEON ASSESSMENT


Consultation fees for Plastic surgeons can be expensive, especially when you are still in the research stage and only contemplating a facelift. You may not always be sure about what surgery will be needed and that you will need to know that you are, in fact, a candidate for facelift.

If you would like just to know what a Facelift  Surgeon would recommend without the commitment now you can. We can now provide you with an opportunity to have one of our highly qualified surgeons from PIAC Phuket International Hospital provide you with their personal recommendations at no cost or commitment to you to proceed with surgery.

Facelift Thailand Photos

Download Photo Example of how to take correct images for your free facelift surgeon assessment.

Step 1: Take photos as required (download example left)Step 2: Complete the Patient Registration and upload images taken

Step 3: Receive personalised  Recommendations, exact cost and duration required to stay in Phuket for recovery, from a surgeon specialist in your chosen procedure.

 

 

 

Face Lift Costs

Facelift cost in Thailand  are significantly lower than you would expect to pay in Australia; the cost of a facelift in Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Adelaide or Perth in Australia would be $15,000 +.The cost of a Face Lift in Thailand can vary depending on the type of facelift you have as well as any additional facial surgeries you elect to have at the same time.

Our advice to get a clear picture of what is going to work to achieve your results is to submit your images and patient information so our Thailand Surgeons  who can provide you with recommendations. These recommendations will  include what surgery will achieve your results, confirmation of price and duration you require for recovery in Phuket.
The pricing below is  for Facelift  cost in Phuket at Phuket International Hospital  (PIAC Phuket) and should be used a  guide only without having surgical recommendations provided.

Surgery THB AUD
Mini Face Lift 130,000 $4900
Face & Neck Lift 210,000 $8000
Forehead  Lift (Brow Lift) 110,000 $4100
 Forehead, Face Lift and Neck Lift  80,000  $2900
 Eye Lift Upper OR Lower Eye Lift  28,000  $900

 

What is Difference Between Cosmetic Surgeon Vs Plastic Surgeon in Thailand?

Plastic Vs Cosmetic Surgeon

In the present environment we live, where interest in cosmetic surgery is rising, any physician can act or declare himself to be 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. 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 a 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 re-shaping 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, are 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.

Dental Tourism in Thailand – here to stay

Dental Thailand

When my dentist needs a new car, he just calls me up to remind me that I need to get my veneers done. Just kidding – or mostly kidding, it does cost an arm and a leg to get veneers done. So here’s my story. I have pretty healthy and well-maintained teeth. But my smile sucks. Because when I was a kid I was in a place where there was fluoride in the water and now I have brown stains on my teeth which make me look like I smoke 20 packs a day. Also, my teeth are not aligned straight. And did I mention I have overcrowding of teeth? One day when I finally had good dental coverage and a heart of steel, I went to my dentist and asked him what it would take to fix my smile. A little of this and a little of that. Meaning to say, he’d take out at least 3 teeth to deal with overcrowding, move my teeth by putting in braces for 2 years, make sure all gaps are filled, then he’d put veneers on. It would cost me thousands – with insurance. After I had an attack of palpitations right there, I agreed to spend $60 for cleaning and come back later to discuss the rest. I never went back, and my smile is what it is.

Fast forward a couple of years and I found out about the Land of Smiles – Thailand. That, by the way, is the name given to the country because folks there are always smiling, not because there is excellent dental work available at a very reasonable cost. Though in my opinion the epithet would be apt either way. Going to the dentist is one of the most dreaded tasks for any sane person and putting myself in the hands of foreign dentist miles away from home didn’t exactly make me feel warm and fuzzy. I shrank from the pain, the possibility of a procedure gone wrong needing rework, I had images of an anxiety filled experience. The reality couldn’t be farther from the truth. If you decide to get dental work done in Thailand prepare for a courteous, worry free experience. I’m not going to lie and tell you that a root canal won’t hurt. But then it’ll hurt with your local dentist too. In Thailand though, it’ll only cost you way less and the rest of your experience will be fantastic. You will be treated in time by a well-qualified dentist who will explain the procedure to you, tell you what to expect and then do the procedure flawlessly.

The costs are the most attractive thing about dental tourism in Thailand. The best part is that they tell you all the costs upfront. There are no hidden expenses unlike here at home where sometimes they waffle on about the costs and you don’t have a clear idea. To give a price comparison, a root canal in Australia can cost you around $3000, the same in Thailand is approximately $200. Dental implants can cost you $2000-$4000 per tooth, in Thailand the same costs $400 per tooth. Costs may vary slightly but on an average you get over 60% savings. Even if you factor in cost of travel and accommodation, you are much better off considering Thailand for your dental work. For some people, given the high costs of dental care in Australia, dental tourism is the only way they can actually afford getting work done.

Words of caution – in the interest of getting maximum savings, don’t go seeking the cheapest provider in Thailand. There are several hole-in-the-wall places sprouting up with dodgy practitioners in Thailand, and if you choose by price alone you may end with poor dental work not to mention a lot of pain. Choose accredited, well-known dental clinics. Look up the credentials of the practicing dentists and look for recommendations and reviews. A clinic with a large number of positive reviews is always a good bet. Coming back to my story, I do think I’ll pack my bag, grit my teeth, take those days off and get to Thailand to get my perfect smile. Maybe I’ll see you while I’m there?

What is Dual Plane Technique For Breast Augmentation?

Dual Plane Technique

Have  you been recommended to have a Dual Plane Breast Augmentation?
If you have, don’t freak out! It is becoming more common with Plastic Surgeons to recommend this technique be used when performing Breast Augmentation.

If you are researching or contemplating having Breast implant surgery there are many other decisions that you need to consider when you choose to have Breast Augmentation surgery, a lot more than you think. The question of whether to place the implant under the muscle, partial or over is the subject of much debate, with confusion and misinformation in every direction. Suffice it to say that there is no single best method that applies to every patient.

Breast Implant Placement Options

Breast Implant Placement Options

Until recently we knew of only Two techniques of breast augmentation in Thailand, the sub-glandular and sub-muscular implant placement techniques. Now we hear about Dual Implant placement, which is a combination of sub-glandular and sub-muscular.

Thailand Surgeons are now combining the advantages from both sub-glandular and sub-muscular placement, dual plane breast augmentation provides a slight breast lift and a natural breast appearance. Because no technique is perfect and has its advantages and disadvantages, each new technique is launched in order to offer something new.

Each of the implant pocket locations has specific benefits and indications, but each also has unique tradeoffs in specific breast types

Dual Plane Breast Implant Placement for Breast Augmentation client presents  a technique that allow two pocket planes (dual plane) to be developed in a single patient, adjusting the implant and tissue relationships to ensure adequate soft-tissue coverage while optimizing implant–soft-tissue dynamics, to offer increased benefits and fewer tradeoffs compared with a single pocket location in a wide range of breast types.

It is best if you look at the image on the below. Here you will see the above part of the breast implant is covered by the pectoralis major muscle and the lower part of the muscle fascia (a thin tissue that covers the muscle)

Dual Plane Breast Augmentation

Dual Plane

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How Dual Plane Implant Placement Works
During a dual plane breast augmentation, the pectoralis major muscle is released onto two planes. First, the bottom of the muscle is released from the chest wall; next, the overlying breast tissue is partially released from the muscle. This allows the top portion of the implant to be covered by both breast tissue and pectoral muscle while the remainder of the implant is covered by breast tissue only.

The exact degree to which the muscle is released from the breast tissue is determined on a case-by-case basis, depending on the patient’s anatomy and esthetic goals. The fact that the dual plane technique can be adjusted to achieve optimal implant placement for each individual makes it a superior choice for most Thailand breast augmentation patients.

 

Why Should I have a Dual Plane technique when I have my Breast Augmentation?

  1. Less complications, such as the formation of capsular contracture. A complication that concerns 1-20% of women who have been submitted to breast augmentation surgery. By placing the implant below the muscle and the fascia you can minimise the implant’s contact with the mammary gland. This is a manoeuvre that can possibly minimise the formation of capsular contracture.
  2. A natural result particular for thin patients with very small breasts. This can be achieved as the upper part of the implant is then covered by the muscle.3. The possibility of implant dropping is reduced. The muscle and fascia secure the implant and keep it in the right position.4. You will avoid malformations to the implant due to the strength exercised by the pectoralis major (as is the case in the submuscular technique). The so-called “open breast” abnormality.5. The possibility of palpating the implant’s borders is reduced.

    6. No wrinkles are formed on the upper part of the body.

How Does a The Surgeon Determine which Breast Implant Placement is tight for me?

Final determination of what implant position is best for each patient must follow a complete evaluation of several factors:

  • The patient’s individual anatomy, inc: thickness of tissues and the degree  of sway in breast
  • The patient’s desire regarding volume increase
  • The patient’s lifestyle, inc: the exercise routine
  • The patient’s personal history of breast disease

Will it cost me more to have the Dual Plane technique?
In most situations, you will be charged slightly more when you choose to have a Dual Plane Breast Augmentation over a having your implant placement under or over the muscle. As explained above there is a lot more involved to ensure a positive outcome in creating not one but two implant pockets.

In Thailand, a Breast Augmentation with the implant placed either above or behind the cost would be approx $4000 AUD and if choosing to have a Dual Plane Augmentation you can expect to pay $200-300 more.

 

 

 

Breast Implant Surgery Animation

animated breast implant surgery

Destiny Meditravel Online 3D video of Breast Augmentation surgery is a useful tool we use to educate prospective surgical patients. The video uses text, voice, images, and animations to enhance the patient’s understanding of normal breast anatomy, breast health, options regarding size and incision locations, as well as implant choices. The video continues with an animation of the actual surgical procedure and covers what to expect after surgery as well as risks and complications that may occur.

If your interested in having Breast Augmentation in Thailand then it is well worth watching to gain a clear understanding of the procedure.

View our 3D Animation of Breast Implant Surgery below:

breast surgery thailand animation

Watch 3D animation of Breast Implant surgery online.

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