Many women who are unhappy with either the size or shape of their breasts consider having breast implants to alleviate their dissatisfaction. Unfortunately, the cost of the procedure in Australia and New Zealand can be prohibitive and many are unable to afford the life-changing surgery. There is, however, a low-cost alternative to undergoing the treatment in your home country.
Renowned as a tourist hotspot for many years, Bangkok is the capital of Thailand and is the largest city in the country. The skyline is dominated by modern, high-rise towers that conceal an intriguing blend of mystical temples, grandiose palaces and an authentic canal network, intertwining the old and the new to deliver a fascinating and unique travel experience.
This combination of traditional Asian culture and modern western lifestyles has seen Thailand develop into the educational, commercial, political, cultural and spiritual centre of the country. The city is easily acceptable, with Suvarnabhumi Airport welcoming flights daily from countries all over the world, including Australia, New Zealand, the United States and Europe.
Whilst breast implants in Bangkok cost a fraction of domestic prices, it is imperative to understand that this is not, in any way, indicative of inferior quality treatment. The medical tourism industry in Bangkok is a major part of the Thai economy.
There are world-class medical facilities all over the city, equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technologies, each one geared towards meeting the growing international demand for top quality cosmetic procedures. The superior level of medical care here has been recognized by the prestigious Joint Commission International (JCI). The US organization are widely regarded as the benchmark regarding worldwide healthcare standards, and they made the Bangkok Hospital the first medical facility in the whole of Asia to be worthy of JCI accreditation.
Doctors in Bangkok are also amongst the most skilled and highly-qualified surgeons in the world. Medical students undergo a six-year, extensive training programme before they graduate as doctors. They then serve three years practicing as a doctor before they can undergo any specialism within the field of plastic surgery. Many of the doctors undertake part of this process abroad in countries such as the United States, Europe and Australia, ensuring that the breast implant surgery you receive in Bangkok will be at least equal to, if not better than, the treatment you would expect to receive back home.
For women who want a larger breast size or fuller shape, breast implants are the ideal solution. The procedure is also widely used in breast reconstruction after a patient has undergone a mastectomy. But exactly does the surgery involve?
The first stage involves a series of small incisions that will enable your surgeon to insert the implants. To ensure that any scarring is minimized, the incisions are made in one of three inconspicuous areas:
Around the edge of the dark area that surrounds the nipple (known as a Periareolar incision)
In the crease underneath the breast, where the chest wall and breast meet (known as an Inframammary incision)
In the armpit (known as a Transaxillary incision)
Your doctor will discuss which option is most suitable for you during your initial consultation. Once the incisions have been made, the implants can be inserted. They will be placed in one of two ways, either:
underneath the pectoral muscle, (known as submuscular), or
over the top of the pectoral muscle (known as subglandular or submammary)
The whole procedure can be completed in as little as one to two hours, and recovery time after the operation is fairly minimal. Most patients return to work within a week of undergoing surgery and can resume normal activities within two, although heavy lifting and strenuous activities should be avoided for around six weeks to facilitate a full recovery.
It can be an expensive undertaking, with the cost running into tens of thousands of dollars, to decide on having breast implants. In Bangkok, prices enable you to make substantial savings of over 60% on the cost of your treatment.
The average price for breast implants in New Zealand is in the region of NZD $16,775, but the same procedure in Bangkok is available at 60% less, costing just NZD $6,800. Australia is no different, with breast implants costing AUD $6,230 with a surgeon in Bangkok compared to AUD $16,500 domestically, a massive 63% less!
At Medical Departures, we offer a range of exclusive services to make booking your breast implant surgery as hassle-free as possible. To save you time, we’ve put together a list of quality-checked breast implant doctors and clinics in Bangkok that you can study at your leisure.
We can also help you arrange additional medical insurance, at discounted rates, with a variety of independent insurance providers, as well ensuring that you pay the lowest cost possible for your treatment through our best price guarantee policy.
Contact our Customer Care Team on the toll-free number provided. They can help with travel arrangements and accommodation, as well as finding a top-quality breast implants specialist at a price that’s right for you.