Last fact-checked: 18 February 2020
Want a younger-looking face? A facelift in Pattaya could be the solution, and undergoing this surgery in Thailand can save you thousands. You can typically save 60% when booking at a quality-checked clinic in Pattaya through Medical Departures.
Keeping in shape with diet and exercise is straightforward, but once the face starts to show the signs of aging, there isn’t much you can do without drastic treatment. Non-surgical rejuvenation procedures, facial exercises, use of creams and ointments go only so far to keep the signs of age at bay. If you don’t like the way you look and are actively considering a facelift, The Thai seaside city of Pattaya is the place to get it done.
A surgical facelift works for the area of the face below the eyes. It can help with:
Creases on the face
Lines around the lips and nose
Loose skin on the cheek
Double chin and a sagging neck
If you have forehead furrows and eye bags, you will need to combine facelift surgery with a brow lift (for the forehead), blepharoplasty (for the eyes) and a neck lift.
Facelift surgery is quite a complex procedure and very expensive to boot. Having it carried out abroad in a thriving medical tourism destination like Pattaya will save you thousands—without having to compromise when it comes to quality. You can also recuperate by the sea, enjoying the great climate, hospitable people and delicious cuisine. You’ll be well looked after and you can catch a flight from hundreds of major cities around the world directly to Bangkok; from there, Pattaya is just a short 90-minute ride from the airport.
Before surgery, you can make the most of your time and have a short holiday in this premier tourist destination that boasts great shopping options and tourist attractions. With attractive beaches, Pattaya is ideal to indulge in water sports. What’s more, it boasts of great medical facilities, internationally-recognized health and safety procedures and well-qualified doctors.
It might seem easy to book directly through one of the many sites that promise cosmetic surgery at great prices. But how can you ascertain the qualifications of the doctors, the actual facilities available at the clinic and whether or not they know English? After all, where surgery is concerned, you really don’t want to take any chances with your health.
That is why it is better to book through Medical Departures. We have already checked out the clinics, the facilities, the doctors’ qualifications and expertise so that you are not shortchanged. We never list any clinics that do not meet our exacting standards, so you can be safe on that score.
To get started, take a look at these two leading clinics in Pattaya for facelift surgery and book your appointment through Medical Departures:
Rhytidectomy or facelift surgery consists of small incisions made at various places and the excess skin cut (along with extra fat or sagging muscles). The extra skin is cut away and pulled upwards. Then it is stitched back, with scars at places where they will be difficult to detect. The surgery is usually carried out under general anesthesia, though sometimes local anesthesia is used and the process takes one to three hours. For extensive surgery, an overnight stay is best. For a mini facelift, you may be able to go back to your hotel in Pattaya after just a few hours.
Recovery time will vary. Usually, you can resume most normal activities within a day or two. Stitches will be removed after a week to 10 days. However, you can estimate around two to three weeks post-surgery to feel normal. Full recovery may take up to six months. Meanwhile, you will have to take care of your face and skin, use sunblock and avoid make-up for as long as medically advised.
Discuss with your surgeon as to when you will be able to fly home, as you won’t be able to travel back straight away.
In Pattaya, the procedure costs around AUD 5,000 upwards. In Australia, for example, you can expect to pay around AUD 15,000 for similar surgery. [Please note: these prices are approximate estimates based on international data, calculated at the time of writing.]
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Get in touch with our Customer Care Team if you’ve any questions about a facelift in Pattaya or see below for ways to make an appointment.
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Herndon, Jaime, MS, MPH, MFA. Facelift: Everything You Need to Know. Healthline. 13 December 2018.
Norling, Hannah. Wrinkles: What to Expect at 20, 30 and Beyond. Real Simple. 27 March 2018.
Pattaya Hotels and Travel Guide. Hotels.com. Website accessed: 18 February 2020.