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Breast Lift in Phuket Province

The Ultimate Guide to Breast Lift in Phuket Province

Raise sagging, uneven, misshapen or flattened boobs with a breast lift in Phuket. If you’re visiting Phuket, you’ve come to the right place for a breast lift with expertise that is second-to-none at prices way lower than at home.

This procedure will correct the nipple position and restore shape that has been lost over time due to pregnancy, relaxation of ligaments, weight loss or gain, nursing babies or just the force of gravity. If you can put a pencil under your breast and it stays there; you could be a good candidate for a breast lift.

It should be remembered that a breast lift will modify the elevation and contour but it won’t increase the size of your breasts, it will only perk them up. In order to make them bigger you would need to opt for implants alongside the mastopexy and this will add volume. Your surgeon will be happy to listen to your requirements and suggest what’s best for you.

Why should I get a breast lift in Phuket?

Known as a the ‘pearl of the Andaman’ and at 49 km long, Phuket is the largest island in Thailand. The biggest town with the busiest beach on the island is Patong. Renowned for its nightlife, culture, local colour, white sands and posh hotels, it’s a direct contrast to the other end of the island which offers deep-sea diving, the Sirinat National Park, fishing, high-end shopping and sightseeing.

Thailand is fast becoming the jewel in the crown of medical tourism and there are many factors which have made this so. The climate, standard of care, friendliness of the locals, expertise, world-class medical facilities - many of them JCI accredited (46 in 2015), holistic and alternative therapies, fewer entry procedures for foreign visitors but most of all, affordability.

The reason why your procedure in Phuket will cost only a fraction of the price you pay at home isn’t because of inferior care, procedures or expertise, it’s because the cost of living in Thailand is so much lower than in the US or Europe. The infrastructure, medicine, care package and accommodation is on a par with anywhere else in the world and more often than not, the medical staff have studied, trained or served their internships abroad, often in America. They are right on the cutting edge when it comes to technology, methods and techniques so you can rest assured you will be in expert hands and as if that’s not enough, you’ll also be enjoying a five-star vacation while you begin your recovery.

According to statistics, over 2.5 million medical tourists visited Thailand in 2012 and that figure has been steadily increasing annually. This demonstrates Thailand’s ability to provide safe, good-quality and affordable treatments as people would just not come if was any different.

What’s involved in a breast lift and how long does it take?

Breast lifts can be carried out in conjunction with other procedures such as breast reduction. If you’re happy with the size of your breasts and aren’t looking to increase or decrease the volume, then a breast uplift may well be the best option for you.

The key-hole procedure usually takes around three hours and is carried out under general anesthetic. It involves removing excess skin from below the breast or around the areola (dark tissue around the nipple) so the remaining skin can be tightened. The nipple is repositioned in line with the middle of the upper arm and the breast tissue pulled up leaving your breasts pert and youthful.

If the ‘degree of droop’ is minimal, your surgeon may suggest a ‘mini uplift’ which only involves an incision around the lower area of the areola. Your breasts will be fuller, firmer and more shapely and the position of your nipples more natural as a result.

What is the recovery time - when can I return to work?

Recovery time varies depending on the patient, but because a breast lift is a relatively simple operation with no ‘muscle work’ involved, it’s usually between two and six weeks.

Expect to stay overnight in hospital so you can be monitored and on your release, you will almost certainly experience some swelling and bruising for a couple of weeks.

You will need to get as much rest as you can while you recover but depending on the nature of your work, light duties or office work can be resumed after about a week but it’s recommended that you have at least two weeks off work if possible. Obviously, recovering on holiday may be much easier than at home or work.

For around six weeks after surgery, scars are usually red, then purple for up to three months before they fade completely. In all, it takes around six weeks until normal, strenuous activities can be carried out. It’s important to remember to wear a specialized support bra for the first three weeks and a sports’ bra for around three months after that.

Complete healing can take up to 12 months, but there will be minimum discomfort during that time and your self-confidence will be boosted so much, you probably won’t even notice the time.

What is the cost of a breast lift in Phuket, compared to Australia or New Zealand?

The average cost of a breast lift in Phuket is around AUD $3,600 (GBP £1,700; US $2,400; €2,300) compared to $15,800 in Australia (UK £7,600; US $10,800, EUR €9,900)

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