Tummy Tuck in Bangkok

The Ultimate Guide to Tummy Tuck in Bangkok

Last fact-checked: 23 February 2020

Choose to have your tummy tuck in Bangkok to make savings of around 50% compared to the prices at home. Book your treatment through Medical Departures to guarantee the best prices at quality-checked clinics. 

Sometimes, exercise and diet are not enough, and even slim people may have a tummy that is sagging and loose, which could be caused by pregnancy, weight loss, genetics or just old age. A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty to give it its medical name, can help you achieve a firmer, flatter stomach by removing excess fat and loose skin.

Am I Suitable for a Tummy Tuck?

Both men and women, if they are in good health, can benefit from a tummy tuck if they want to tighten their stomach. However, it is important to note that a tummy tuck is not a method used to lose weight and it won’t remove stretch marks. Consult with a doctor before booking treatment if you're still unsure whether a tummy tuck is right for you. 

How Long Does the Tummy Tuck Procedure Take?

The tummy tuck procedure is major surgery and can take between one and five hours to complete. A complete and partial tummy tuck may be performed, depending on your circumstances:

  • As part of a complete abdominoplasty, the surgeon will cut your abdomen from hip to hip, removing fat and loose skin, as well as contouring the muscle and tissue. Your belly button may be repositioned and you may need drainage tubes inserted into the wound for a few days.
  • A partial abdominoplasty is performed if your fat deposits are below the naval and doesn’t usually involve moving your belly button.

What Is the Recovery Time for a Tummy Tuck?

Immediately after surgery you will experience swelling, discomfort and pain, which will be eased with medication. You will be advised to get up out of bed as soon as possible and to walk around as gentle exercise speeds up the recovery process. A few days' bed rest is usually advised. Your stitches will be removed between five and seven days after surgery.

Compression garments may have to be worn under your clothes for a few weeks to prevent blood clots. Most people return to work one or two weeks after surgery, but it may take up to a month. You will need to take it easy and not do any strenuous exercise or heavy lifting for up to six weeks to prevent opening your wounds.

Why Should I Choose Bangkok for a Tummy Tuck?

You’re probably aware that Bangkok is one of the major medical tourism destinations in the world. People started coming here for surgery because of the low prices, but low prices are not enough on their own – the quality has to be good too. And Bangkok certainly has its fair share of excellent quality healthcare facilities.

More than two-dozen facilities in the city have achieved Joint Commission International accreditation – a key signal of excellence in healthcare standards.

Good quality in healthcare includes a number of different factors, which taken together can turn an average experience into a great one. Of course, the major one is the expertise and professionalism of the teams of medical and ancillary staff. Thailand’s staff are trained to the highest levels, and includes doctors who are recognized world authorities in their fields.

The facilities within the hospital is another – and this includes the technology, as well as facilities for the comfort and well-being of patients. Thailand scores highly on both counts with many hospitals recently built and contemporary, and with patient rooms and waiting areas designed for maximum comfort, as well as being easy on the eye.

Many international patients find the whole experience of surgery in Bangkok to be efficient and delivered with a high standard of customer care that they just don’t receive at home.

Booking with Medical Departures

Medical Departures partners with high-quality establishments so that patients can feel at ease when they book with us. We visit clinics and hospitals, verify doctor qualifications, professional registrations and international affiliations, and publish these on our website with real patient reviews, high definition photos and virtual video tours.

We want you to experience the best Bangkok has to offer – and give you all the information you need to make your own decision about tummy tucks in Bangkok. See prices, photos, maps, surgeon profiles and patient reviews at these top-rated clinics in Bangkok:

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

You’ll save around 50% on the cost of a tummy tuck in Bangkok at AUD $4,000, compared to AUD $8,000 in Australia.

Please note: These are approximate prices based on global averages at the time of writing. To see updated prices, as well as clinic photos, surgeon profiles, patient reviews and other information, take a look at our full list of clinics in Bangkok for tummy tucks here

What Now?

See below for how you can book, or get in touch with our Customer Care Team if you've any questions about tummy tucks in Bangkok.


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Joint Commission International. Website accessed: 23 February 2019.