Frequently asked questions covering the surgical procedures, travel & visas and other general questions.
Patient will have at least 1 follow-up appointment before they leave Bangkok. This is to allow nurses and doctors to remove the staples or stitches, change the wound dressings, monitor healing and provide post-op instructions.
Dr Boonchai recommends removal of acrylic or polish nails prior to surgery. The primary reason for this is to measure oxygen levels through your natural nail beds with the use of pulse oximetry.
The final surgical plan and quotation will be confirmed after the face to face consultation. Please note that all prices given are in Thai Baht, are indicative only and can change without notice.
Prices include all hospital, operating room, anaesthetists’ and doctors’ fees, a single private room, standard meals, medications and medical supplies. Prices do not include compression garments. Generally patients will only pay an additional amount for telephone calls, and additional meals extra to the standard hospital supplied meals.
Some clients who are having multiple procedure or extensive surgery, have a pre‐existing medical condition or have been assessed as being at risk from anaesthesia maybe required to complete additional pre-surgery tests such as laboratory tests, chest X‐rays, cardiac studies etc. These extra tests are not included in the surgical package.
Clients who decide not to proceed with surgery are charged a consultation and registration fee.
The surgery will be postponed if you have menstruation on the day of your appointment.
Surgery time will be confirmed after your consultation.
Do not eat or drink for at least 8 hours before your scheduled surgery, unless advised by Dr. Boonchai.
Patient must stop taking Aspirin and all other anti‐inflammatory medications such as Ibuprofen, Brufen, Nurofen, Advil, Arcoxia, Celebrex, Feldene, Ponstan, Voltaren, Naproxen. Mobic and other over the counter pain relievers. You should also stop taking supplements like Multivitamins, Vit.E., Fish oil tablets, Omega 3, Ginseng‐Ginko and Evening Primrose oil. Clients should be aware that surgery may be delayed or even cancelled if these medications have been taken within two weeks of your surgery date.
Thailand law requires clients to be 20 years of age at time of surgery. Exceptions are allowed for clients who are 18 years of age provided that consent is received from parents/guardians.
Taking your medication with food and water can help you keep it down during breast augmentation recovery. If you simply cannot keep your medications down, tell Dr. Boonchai. You may need to have your prescription changed.
Yes. Patient will be supplied with set of medications such as antibiotics, anti-inflammatory, anti-swelling and pain killers.
Generally, a foreign citizen who wishes to enter the Kingdom of Thailand is required to obtain a visa from a Royal Thai Embassy or a Royal Thai Consulate-General before they arrive in Thailand. However, nationals of certain countries do not require a visa if they meet visa exemption requirements as follows:
Nationals of certain countries may apply for visa upon arrival in Thailand. Travelers with this type of visa are permitted to enter and stay in Thailand for a period of not exceeding 15 days. For more information, please see www.mfa.go.th.
It is the responsibility of clients to arrange for their visa.
Dr. Boonchai recommends client to obtain an opinion first to determine the suitability for surgery and to reduce the possibility of not being accepted for surgery. These Pre Appointment Consultations require that clients forward photographs and other evidence in order that Dr Boonchai can provide an opinion.
Generally you should bring:
Unless essential, leave your jewellery at your hotel or at home as you will not be allowed to wear jewellery during your surgical procedure. Safe deposit boxes are available in your private hospital room. However the hospital will not be responsible for any loss or damage.
Dr Boonchai established that the safest BMI to proceed with surgery is 30. A high BMI will predispose you to:
Dr. Boonchai recommends client to reduce BMI to 30 before proceeding with the surgery.
For procedures not more than 4 hours such as eyelid and breast augmentation, you can continue your contraceptive pill as long as you will not be having your menstruation at the time of surgery. For longer surgeries more than 4 hours such as breast lift with implants, tummy tuck etc. we would request you to stop your contraceptive pill as the anesthetic risk is increased as well as a higher risk of DVT.
We offer complimentary transport from the airport to hotel (within the central Bangkok area), from the hotel to hospital and return hospital to hotel for all scheduled appointments and follow-up consultations (as scheduled by Dr Boonchai), and from the hotel to the airport.
Dr. Boonchai is well experienced in the field, he is board certified and member of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS).
We need the payment in full before surgery in order to get a clearance to go ahead with the procedure.
Kindly inform us of your preferred date by email and we will check Dr. Boonchai’s availability. If the Dr. Boonchai is available, we can book your surgery right away.
We strongly recommend to book at least a month in advance. However Dr. Boonchai can take bookings a day or two in advance, depending on his availability.
For liposuction, face and body contouring procedures, clients are advised to secure their own compression garments. Compression garments are not included in the package price. Phyathai 2 Hospital has a limited supply of compression garments for purchase.
Payment is required in full before surgery. Clients can only pay in cash. The hospital accept cash in THB, USD, EUR, GBP, AUD, NZD currencies.
Dr. Boonchai will let you try different implant sizes placed under your brassiere during your face to face consultation with him. The final breast size is decided between you and your surgeon during your appointment.
The surgery will be performed in Phyathai 2 Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand.
Generally most of the plastic surgery procedures are long lasting if a healthy weight and overall healthy lifestyle is maintained.
The length of time it takes to recover after plastic surgery varies depending on the procedure performed and the type of work. Patients can usually return to work after a week unless their occupation requires any particularly strenuous movements and lifting. In such cases, 3-4 weeks should be allowed.
A complete pretesting series of appointments is done prior to any surgery.
Plastic surgery is considered as an elective surgery meaning that insurance companies will not cover it. In the case where plastic surgery can be shown to have a medical benefit, for instance, getting a breast reduction to minimize chronic back pain, then insurance may cover it. If you feel that you can get coverage, it is always a good idea to get clarification from your insurance companies. If eligible, they will require you to get the appropriate letters documenting medical need from your doctor and the plastic surgeon.
You will be able to view Dr. Boonchai’s photographic evidence under the images section of this website www.dr-boonchai.com.