Last fact-checked: 9 October 2020
Enhance the appearance of your rear with a butt lift in Thailand.
Heading to the Land of Smiles for this kind of procedure allows you to make substantial savings while enjoying an exotic holiday in the sun, just as long as you're prepared to take things easy following your surgery - and before you fly back home.
Also known as a gluteoplasty, this surgery removes sagging skin to restore the shape of the buttocks. It may also be combined with liposuction to remove excess fat.
Patients often seek a butt lift after significant weight loss, or just as they get older and things inevitably start to head south.
It should be noted that this procedure is not the same as the Brazilian butt lift, which increases volume, either with fat injections from elsewhere on your body or with implants.
Thailand is renowned for its excellence in cosmetic surgery, and visitors to the Kingdom can choose to have their surgery either at popular tourist hotspots, such as Phuket or Pattaya, as well as in the vibrant capital of Bangkok.
Thailand’s diverse attractions provide tourists with a plethora of destinations to enjoy before, during and after surgery. Exotic islands, remote hill resorts, idyllic beaches and bustling cities – its contrasting locations offering something for everyone. Add in friendly people, the food and world-class facilities and you have the ultimate destination to visit, either for a holiday or as a medical tourist.
Medical tourists are impressed at the quality of the county's private healthcare services – with many internationally accredited hospitals offering luxury and convenience with many specialities being catered for under one roof.
Staff are excellently trained, possessing the qualifications, skills and experience to offer patients the latest and safest treatments. Many doctors have trained and practiced abroad, English is widely spoken, and translator services are also available for other languages.
We always recommend finding out as much as you can beforehand about your procedure, the destination, clinic and doctors/surgeons.
Medical Departures makes this entire research process much easier thanks to our stringent background checks on all of the clinics, hospitals and surgeons listed on our site. When you book through us, you are already assured that we have verified qualifications, checked legal/criminal records and visited the clinics.
You can check out our Thailand listings, which include clinic photos, virtual tours and real patient reviews – all designed to give you an impression of a particular clinic, and to aid you in coming to a decision about what is right for you.
Depending on how much skin is to be removed, the procedure typically takes around two hours.
There are a number of techniques your surgeon may use, but typically:
The butt lift procedure will require two or three weeks of recovery time before you can engage in your everyday activities, but it will take a number of months before you are fully healed.
Learn more about what gluteoplasty surgery entails here and check out before and after photos here.
The average cost of a butt lift in Thailand is $5,000 (US $4,000, CAD $5,000, GBP £2,500, Euros 3,500). This is compared to AUD $10,000 in Australia (US $8,000, CAD $9,800, GBP £5,000, Euros 7,000).
Note: these are approximate prices calculated at the time of writing. Check out some of the latest prices on offer, as well as photos, reviews and surgeon profiles at these top clinics in Thailand for buttock lift surgery:
Find out more about our quality-checked hospitals and clinics in Thailand for butt lift surgery.
See below for easy ways to arrange your butt lifts in Thailand, or to chat to our Customer Care Team if you've any questions. They can be reached 24 hours a day, at no expense to you.
Cherney, Kristeen, PhD. Everything You Need to Know About the Brazilian Butt-Lift (Fat Transfer) Procedure. Healthline. 15 June 2019. https://www.healthline.com/health/brazilian-butt-lift
Buttock Lift with Augmentation. American Society of Plastic Surgeons. 2020. https://www.plasticsurgery.org/photo-gallery/procedure/buttock-lift-with-augmentation
Buttock Lift. Mayo Clinic. Website accessed: 9 October 2020. https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/buttock-lift/about/pac-20393277
10 Reasons to Fly to Thailand for Medical Treatment. Hotels.com Website accessed: 9 October 2020. https://th.hotels.com/go/thailand/thailand-medical-treatment