Plastic surgery evolved from being an option to reconstruct and restore functional abilities of a particular body part to an effective and now well-accepted way to improve one’s appearance. This cosmetic evolution of plastic surgery, along with its higher demand, paved the way for other nations to offer their services for a much lower cost in order to be noticed. Let us look at Bangkok plastic surgery, one of the most sought-after medical tourism destination and their plastic surgery offerings.
Bangkok plastic surgery: What procedures do they offer?
There are a lot of plastic surgery procedures available nowadays that are intended for aesthetic purposes. It can be expected that as the cosmetic side of plastic surgery becomes increasingly popular worldwide, new methods or surgical approaches and techniques will come up in the coming years. With this, here is the current list of some of Bangkok plastic surgery procedures that foreigners avail in Thailand:
- Facelift (Rhytidectomy) or neck lift (lower rhytidectomy)
- Forehead lift (Endoscopic brow lift or surgery)
- Eyelid surgery (Blepharoplasty)
- Nose reshaping (Rhinoplasty augmentation and reduction)
- Chin augmentation (Mentoplasty or Genioplasty)
- Ear reshaping or pinning (Otoplasty)
- Breast augmentation (Augmentation Mammoplasty)
- Breast lift (Mastopexy)
- Breast reduction (Reduction Mammoplasty)
- Tummy tuck (Abdominoplasty)
These cosmetic surgery procedures are offered with considerably lower price tags, so more and more people from different countries visit Thailand to avail of their services.
Bangkok plastic surgery: Is it better?
Now, that is the real question that most patients should think about before jumping on the bandwagon. Here are some points to remember when considering Bangkok plastic surgery, or any medical tourism services.
The doctor. Is the doctor board-certified and recognised by any international medical professional agencies? Their accreditation to any internationally-accepted medical and surgical association, like the ISAPS (International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery), can boost their credibility and accountability.
The facility. A responsible person would research about the facility where his or her treatment is going to take place. Is it going to be in a hospital, a cosmetic centre, or your doctor’s clinic? The amenities of these surgical establishments should be checked and their adherence to their government’s safety standards.
The procedure. Are you sure that this procedure is the right fit for you? Is the decision to undergo said plastic surgery your own choice and is it dictated by other people or situation? Undergoing plastic surgery is a major life choice. Choosing to undergo such a life decision in a foreign country is an even bigger choice that needs further critical thinking and judgment.
Improving one’s self with regard to his or her appearance is not as superficial as other people may seem. Making yourself beautiful improves your self-confidence and your overall outlook in life. Just make sure that the decision to undergo any cosmetic procedure and where to get it should be carefully thought about and planned so that your safety and satisfaction about your transformation are still prioritised.