Last fact-checked: 11 October 2020
Get the lowdown on butt lifts in Phuket, including details about the procedure, prices, recommended clinics and information on how to book in this Medical Departures guide.
A butt lift is a popular cosmetic procedure that's designed to improve the contour of the buttocks. The surgery essentially involves excess tightening the area by removing excess skin and fat before repositioning the remaining skin to create a smoother, more toned look.
As a tailor-made procedure, a butt lift can include liposuction to remove excess fat. For improved size, implants may also be used as part of an augmentation (aka a "Brazilian butt lift"), which is a separate procedure.
In terms of your suitability, a surgeon or even a local doctor can confirm your suitability if you are not sure.
Another issue worth noting: if you are a smoker, it’s highly recommended that you stop at least six weeks prior to your date of surgery; in general, smokers take much longer to recover from surgery due to poorer blood flow.
Thailand's most southern island, Phuket is one of Asia’s most popular tourist destinations. Surrounded by the turquoise Andaman Sea, exotic beaches, vibrant nightlife, breathtaking natural beauty, outdoor sports, friendly locals five-star accommodation and often ridiculously affordable prices. While you recover from your procedure, you can relax amidst the tropical climate, enjoy a luxurious vacation and still be close to your clinic for any medical reassurance and monitoring of your recovery.
The cost is one of the major reasons people choose to have a butt lift in Thailand, and Phuket's high-quality tourist facilities and beautiful scenery make it the perfect place for a surgical vacation.
Although clinical standards are generally high, we always recommend you research your clinic and doctor thoroughly. At Medical Departures, we carry out checks on all qualifications and professional memberships before listing any medical facility on our site. We also publish real patient reviews and other useful information, such as clinic photos and price lists.
Carried out under general anesthetic, the procedure usually takes between three and six hours to perform. Each operation is tailored-made to your unique body type, requirements and expectations.
Generally speaking, an oval of loose skin is removed from the upper part of the buttock/lower back, the hips, groin or under the butt cheeks and the remaining skin is pulled taught and sutured in layers to ensure the skin remains tight. This procedure allows the tissues of the buttocks to elevate which reshapes the butt making it look perkier, younger and more natural.
If combined with liposuction of the upper thighs and hips to balance your body; the results can be dramatic. The scars are hidden in the bikini line and natural creases making them difficult to detect, any liposuction scars will be smaller and will fade over time.
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A butt lift is a relatively extensive procedure and recovery time can be anything from two to three weeks to several months before normal activities can be resumed. Specifics to note with regard to your recovery:
The average cost of a butt lift in Phuket is around AUD $3,700 (GBP £1,800; US $2,600; €2,400). This is compared to a whopping $19,000 in Australia (UK £9,200; US $13,400, EUR €12,200).
[Please: the above-mentioned average prices are estimates based on data at the time of writing. You can check the clinics pages on our site to obtain the latest, most accurate pricing.]
Get started now by taking a look at Phuket Plastic Surgery Institute, one of the top centers on the island that offers a range of cosmetic surgery, including butt lifts.
If you're ready to book see below for easy ways to schedule an appointment for your butt lift in Phuket—or connect with our Customer Care Team for a free, no-obligation quote.
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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
Liposuction. Medline Plus. Website accessed: 11 October 2020. https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/002985.htm
Why you should quit smoking before having surgery. The Truth Initiative. 6 March 2017. https://truthinitiative.org/research-resources/harmful-effects-tobacco/why-you-should-quit-smoking-having-surgery