Last fact-checked: 5 January 2020
A breast reduction in Bangkok presents the chance to enjoy a well-deserved break in an exotic country before undergoing this important surgery that’ll leave you feeling more comfortable about the size of your breasts.
Also known as a “reduction mammoplasty”, this procedure is for those who feel self-conscious about their breasts being too big, which is often a source of discomfort and pain, or to correct breast asymmetry.
If you are in good general health, are embarrassed about your breast size or want to correct downward-pointing nipples, you may be a good candidate. Do bear in mind that if you are over 40 you will need to undergo a mammogram, chest x-ray or ECG beforehand to make sure there is nothing untoward in or around your breast tissue.
Bangkok is not only a center of excellence when it comes to cosmetic surgery techniques, but it is also one of the most exciting cities in the world. You won’t be stuck for things to see and do, whether it’s sightseeing, dining out or just relaxing in your hotel. This is a 21st-century city, with all the facilities and amenities you would expect to find in any modern city, which makes for a great holiday destination and comfortable post-surgery recuperation.
Bangkok was the first city in Thailand to establish itself as a medical tourism destination, and one of the first cities in the whole Southeast Asian region to receive JCI accreditation for one of its hospitals, with many more following suit.
It still remains as one of the most popular locations for international patients. If you’ve never been to Thailand, you may be surprised as to just how good the facilities are; in fact, many patients from countries like the UK and Australia rate the standards in Bangkok higher than what they are used to at home.
All of the clinics and hospitals we partner with are modern and equipped with the latest technology. Many in Bangkok are purpose-built to house state-of-the-art technology and provide patients with speedy, efficient services—often in stark contract to healthcare standards in other parts of the world. Of course, most people don’t enjoy going to hospital, especially not in a foreign country, but it’s the attention to detail and professional patient care that makes the overall experience in Thailand much more pleasant.
This efficiency is evident from the moment patients walk through the door in any one of Bangkok’s quality facilities – from courteous, attentive, English-speaking staff to the thoroughness and expertise of the surgeons. Training here for surgeons is just as long and arduous as it is in the US, UK or Australia and, once qualified, the profession is stringently regulated.
Most breast reduction procedures take between two and four hours to complete, depending on how much breast tissue needs to be removed.
You will be given a general anesthetic for the procedure, and the excess breast tissue will usually be removed through a keyhole incision (laparoscopy) cut around the nipple and down the breast. Your nipple will be repositioned higher up on the breast once the tissue has been removed.
You will be bandaged and may have drainage tubes inserted to help remove fluid from the breasts after the operation, and you will probably need to wear a surgical bra.
The bandages and drains will be removed after approximately one week, during which time you will need to be taking things very easy while in Bangkok; you are likely to feel tender and stiff for the first few days. After 10 days bruising and swelling should be diminishing, but it will be several weeks before your movement feels freer, and significantly longer before you can embark on strenuous exercise or heavy lifting.
It will take as long as six months before you are completely healed.
Breast reduction in Bangkok costs around AUD $3,900. This can be compared to Australia, for example, where average prices hover around the AUD $8,000 mark, equating to savings of around 50%.
[Please note that these are approximate, averages prices collated at the time of writing.]
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