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Breast Augmentation in Thailand

The Ultimate Guide to Breast Augmentation in Thailand

Wondering why you should consider breast augmentation in Thailand? Medical Departures will give you the low-down on why Thailand is a great destination for your surgery, providing you choose with care.

Breast augmentation surgery (also known as breast enlargement, breast implants and augmentation mammoplasty) is one of the most sought-after and popular procedures to have. It restores self-image and confidence after mastectomy, or if you have always felt your breasts are too small and wanted to boost their size.

It is often done in combination with a breast lift to give you a higher, more youthful shape.

Why have a Breast Augmentation in Thailand?

Thailand is probably the number one destination in the world for health tourism – and for good reason. Its facilities are among the most modern on the planet, with state-of-the-art hospitals equipped with the latest technology.

It was the first country in Asia to be awarded Joint Commission International accreditation, and now there are dozens of facilities throughout the country that have been awarded this highly sought-after endorsement of quality.

Medical education in Thailand is exceptionally good and because there are limited places in Thai medical schools the entrance standards are high. Medical school is for 6 years, after which 2-3 years must be spent as an internship before a graduate can apply for a hospital residency in their chosen specialist field. The residency takes an additional 6-7 years and successful completion of board exams before they can call themselves a board certificated plastic surgeon.

It pays to ensure you are going to see a reputable surgeon whose qualifications and experience are measurable. Medical Departures performs background checks on our doctors, confirming professional memberships, qualifications and experience, and including real patient reviews, high definition photos and virtual clinic tours on our website so you can decide if a particular surgeon or clinic is right for you.

What’s involved in the breast augmentation procedure and when can I go back to work?

Incisions where the implants are to be be placed are made in one of several inconspicuous areas, which your surgeon will discuss with you beforehand, along with the type of implant, eg. silicone, saline or otherwise. Incisions can be:

- periareolar (the dark area surrounding the nipple) 
- inframammary (underneath the breast in the crease which joins the chest wall)
- transaxillary (under the armpit)

The procedure usually takes between 1 and 2 hours. Recovery time for breast augmentation is quite quick compared to other plastic surgery procedures, and most people are back at work within a week, although it will take around 6 weeks before you can engage in any sports or strenuous activities.

What is the cost of a breast lift in Thailand compared to Australia?

Breast implants in Thailand cost on average AUD $3,800 (US $2,600, CAD $3,400, £1,700 GBP, €2,300), compared to an average price of AUD $6,500 (US $4,500, CAD $6,000, £3,000 GBP, €4,000) in Australia.

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This article is meant for information purposes only and is not intended to be medical advice or instructions for medical diagnosis or treatment. Please consult with your doctor or a qualified medical professional before starting or changing medical treatment.

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