Breast Revision in Bangkok

The Ultimate Guide to Breast Revision in Bangkok

Last fact-checked: 28 October 2020

Breast revision is a common surgical procedure used to remove breast implants when they are no longer wanted, or replace them with new ones to enhance shape and size. 

Find out about how a breast revision in Bangkok can help you and choose from our range of quality-checked surgeons in the Thai capital.

When Should a Breast Revision Be Considered?

There are a number of reasons why breast revision surgery made be needed, as outlined below:

  • Complications might include capsular contraction (when the scar tissue around the implant has tightened); the breast implants may have moved position; or there may be evidence or a suggestion that your implants are leaking, which may be physically noticeable or have shown up on a scan or x-ray).
  • Weight loss or gain may have caused changes in the breast tissue
  • You may want to change the size and/or shape of the implants purely for cosmetic reasons

Why Head to Bangkok for Breast Revision?

It may sound a little daunting to have such a surgery in a foreign country but in reality, the procedure is straightforward and the downtime isn't long in comparison with other surgical procedures, with many patients able to return to work after a week.

Bangkok’s attractions are varied, from dazzling temples and floating markets to designer shopping malls and effervescent nightlife–where you can eat some devilishly delicious street food on the cheap, or indulge in a high-end dining experience at one of the city’s glitzy rooftop restaurants. Bangkok has everything a modern city should have–but retains the allure and uniqueness of the old city.

Medical Care in Bangkok

Home to more than 60 JCI-accredited hospitals, world-class breast augmentation surgeons and contemporary facilities, the low prices for surgery in Bangkok do not in any way equate to lower standards. 

Part of the city's appeal when it comes to medical care is its customer service provisions, which many Western patients find lacking at home. At home, patients may feel their appointments are rushed as doctors struggle to keep up with the volume of appointments. In Bangkok, doctors treating medical tourists often do not have the same workload, and thus are able to spend much more time with patients. At home, patients usually must find their own way from one hospital department to another; in Bangkok, they are escorted. At home, hospital wards/rooms may be adequate; in Bangkok, they are luxurious with space for partners to stay, TV’s, fridges and even kitchens.

Coupled with the knowledge and expertise of the surgeons working in these hospitals and clinics, the vast majority of medical tourists experience a safe and rewarding trip. Many of the surgeons here are likely to be board-certificated in other countries as well as in Thailand, and they may be affiliated with international organizations such as the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Finding a Reputable Surgeon with Medical Departures

Finding a trusted, experienced surgeon is not something that you should leave to chance. Medical tourism is a commercial enterprise–and as anywhere in the world, some provide higher quality care and patient safety measures than others. This is where you should do a little digging around to find out what you can about the particular surgeons and facilities you have in mind for your breast revision.

Booking through Medical Departures gives you an assurance of quality, as we have already performed background checks that include confirming qualifications and memberships of doctors, as well as clinic visits and verifying patient testimonials. 

See the quality on offer for yourself with our full list of Bangkok hospitals and clinics

What Does Breast Revision Procedure Involve?

The exact nature of what is involved will be dependent upon the reason why the breast revision is being carried out. These are outlined below:

  • In most cases, the surgeon will use the scar from the previous surgery in the breast revision procedure to remove the old implants and insert the new.
  • In some instances, such as capsular contracture where the implant is replaced with a new one of the same size, it is a straightforward swap.
  • If you want larger implants, the space in the breast where the implant is inserted (the pocket) will need to be enlarged. For smaller implants, the pocket will need to be reduced, usually with stitches.
  • For implant rippling or where the implant has been positioned in the wrong place, your surgeon may have to reposition the implant. This may involve manipulating scar tissue around the implant and reconstructing the pocket so the implant sits in a different position.

What Is the Recovery Time for a Breast Revision?

A complete recovery can take several months, but you should be up on your feet again after only a few days' rest, depending on the extent of the surgery (i.e. whether larger implants have been inserted). Regarding your recovery, it should be noted that:

  • You will be tender and sore for some days after the procedure, but you will probably be able to return to work after a week.
  • Your doctor will advise you to be careful over the next couple of weeks not to cause unnecessary strain by bending and stretching.
  • You should be able to engage in most of your everyday activities after around two weeks.
  • Heavy lifting and strenuous exercise should not be resumed for six weeks.

How Much Can I Save on Breast Revision Surgery in Bangkok Compared to Australia or New Zealand?

The cost of breast revision in Bangkok is around 50% of the price compared to in Australia.

To see updated prices, as well as photos, surgeon profiles, patient reviews and location maps, take a look at these top-rated clinics in Bangkok for breast revision surgery:

How Do I Get Started?

Medical Departures offers a range of services to make booking your breast revision surgery as easy and secure as possible. To get started, take a look at our list of breast revision facilities in Bangkok here

Book directly online to ensure the best prices, or contact our Customer Care Team on the toll-free number provided (there is never a charge for our services). They can help with travel arrangements and accommodation, as well as finding a breast revision specialist that’s right for you.

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25 Best Things to Do in Bangkok (Thailand). The Crazy Tourist. Website accessed: 7 September 2020. https://www.thecrazytourist.com/top-25-things-to-do-in-bangkok/