Tummy Tuck in Thailand

The Ultimate Guide to Tummy Tuck in Thailand

Last fact-checked: 19 October 2020

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If you want to remove sagging skin from your abdomen (caused either through pregnancy or drastic weight loss), a tummy tuck (or abdominoplasty as it's medically termed) could be the answer to get back in shape.

Why Should I Get a Tummy Tuck in Thailand?

Thailand is one of the leading destinations in the world for medical tourism, promising state-of-the-art facilities, clinical expertise and price savings that will more than make your trip here worthwhile.

Thailand offers a number of leading medical facilities that have achieved the highest international standards, and accreditation with prestigious overseers of quality at international organizations such as the Joint Commission International. In fact, there are more than two dozen Joint Commission International-accredited facilities in Bangkok alone, confirming Thailand’s commitment to delivering high-quality medical services.

While hospitals, clinics and other facilities are modern and equipped with state-of-the-art technology, the staff, nurses and doctors who work in them are all trained to the highest levels. Known for the highest levels of customer attention, it is little wonder why more than two million patients choose to visit Thailand every year for medical treatment.

Of course, if you want to relax a little before or recover after your procedure, it is Thailand's stunning scenery is well documented how stunning, and there are plenty of options to choose from if you want to combine your surgery with a holiday beforehand.

What’s Involved in a Tummy Tuck Procedure and How Long Does it Take?

The total duration depends on whether you have a full or partial abdominoplasty. For instance:

  • A full abdominoplasty involves a long incision being made across the abdomen just above the pubic area, while a shorter incision is made around the navel so that this area can be repositionedThis procedure may take as long as five hours, depending on the extent of the surgery, although most are between two and three hours. 
  • As part of a partial abdominoplasty, the incision is shorter and the navel area may not necessarily be moved. A partial abdominoplasty takes between one and two hours.

A tummy tuck essentially involves the skin being separated from the abdominal wall and the muscles in the abdomen tightened. The excess skin is stretched down and removed and the remaining skin is sutured back in place.

Following surgery, you will need a few days' bed rest and your stitches will be taken out around a week later. You will need to take it easy for a while and not indulge in strenuous exercise for at least six weeks. Most people return to work within one or two weeks.

How Much Can I Save on a Tummy Tuck in Thailand Compared to Australia and New Zealand?

The average cost of a tummy tuck in Thailand is around AUD $3,500, compared to the price in Australia of around AUD $8,000.

Your tummy tuck procedure in Thailand will cost, on average, around 60% less than at home—so, taking into consideration those holiday expenses, you can still save several thousand dollars.

Please note: These are estimated prices at the time of writing. To see updated prices, as well as photos, surgeon profiles, patient reviews and location maps, check out these top-rated clinics in Thailand for tummy tucks:

How Do I Book?

Find out more about our range of quality-checked tummy tuck clinics and what they have to offer.

If you're ready to book, see below for ways to contact us, and if you've any questions about tummy tucks in Thailand please get in touch with our Customer Care Team.  If you are ready to schedule your appointment, you can do so right here any time of the day or night, at no charge to you.

Sources:

Kristin. 20 of the Most Beautiful Places in Thailand. Be My Travel Muse. 20 February 2018. https://www.bemytravelmuse.com/most-beautiful-places-thailand/

Joint Commission International. Website accessed: 19 August 2020. https://www.jointcommissioninternational.org/

Tummy Tuck. WebMD. 26 July 2018. https://www.webmd.com/beauty/cosmetic-procedures-tummy-tuck#1

Tummy Tuck Surgery (Abdominoplasty). WebMD. 26 July 2019. https://www.webmd.com/beauty/cosmetic-procedures-tummy-tuck