Bumrungrad Hospital in Thailand Face Life - Bangkok, Thailand

I am scheduled to have a facelift in Bankok,...

I am scheduled to have a facelift in Bankok, Thailand at the Bumrungard Hospital. Anyone have experience this hospital? Which doctors do you recommend? I am planning to have a face lift and lower and upper eyelids. The hospital is rated very highly - top ten in the world, and I know someone who has already gone there. But would appreciate comments.

Scheduled for July 3 with Dr. Komwit

I am now scheduled for July 3 facelift, upper & lower eyes and neck. I am 60 yrs old and suddenly when I looked in the mirror I saw that my whole face had drooped! I have decided to do this for myself - I have taken very good care of myself and am in good shape, just look older than I feel. My husband is going with me and may have some skin resurfacing done and some injections done while I am recovering. Anyone stay at the Bumrungrad Hospital Residence? Do you recommend it?

Less than 30 days until my procedure

I appreciate very much the pictures and descriptions of facelift surgery on this site. I do need to know what I am getting into! I have a question - general anethesia (out like a light) or the other (twilight) kind??? What do you all recommend? Thanks!

Thailand trip cancelled

Hi All, Came down with a bad case of the flu so I had to cancel my trip to Thailand for my FL. Maybe next summer???

Checked into Bumrungrad Hospital July 18.

Waiting for my surgery in an hour with Dr. Komwit. He is very gentle and I liked him a lot.

My FL in Thailand

Waiting for my surgery!

My before

Here's my before picture - no makeup. Just turned 60!

Two days post op

Dr. Komwit is a very gentle and sweet man and I totally trusted him. The were playing gentle piano music in the OR when they wheeled me in. Doesn't that say a lot about a doctor? He spent 6 1/2 hours on my FL and eyes and neck and I was in recovery for another 2 hours.
Very uncomfortable after surgery, I guess I have a low tolerance for pain. I felt like I could feel every stitch. Asked for more pain meds and got it.
Now it is 2 days post op and I am starting to feel much better. Most of the pain is gone and I have plenty of pills in case it comes back. I am still very swollen but I am starting to see the results. I am glad I decided to do this for me - other people get pierced tattooed Etc. but this what I wanted to do with my body. Curious for those I'd you who have done this. Did you get negative (jealous, judgemental) feedback from family and friends?.. Some of my friends told me not to do it, that I looked fine the way I was. But I didn't like the way I was aging - I didn't like the way I looked. I am optimistic that I will be very pleased with my results.

Three days post op

Still sore and swollen, getting stitches taken out on Wed. My eyes are looking good but my cheeks are still swollen. He said he removed a lot of buccle fat from my cheeks - is this normal? Did everyone else have this done as well?

Day 4 post op

Still numb on cheeks but looking better. Waiting for stitches removed on Wed. Healing is going well. I brought some tea tree oil with me and mixed some with bottled water and use it to cleanse my stitches before applying ointment.

5 days post op

Yahoo I get my stitches removed tomorrow! We moved to a hotel on the river and can't be happier. The Skyy Hotel was recommended by Bumrungrad Hospital because it was next door but had no frills and charged for ice. We just moved to the Chatrium Riverside Hotel and feel like we are staying at a fancy resort - I will finally get to go outside and see some sights soon.

Got my stitches removed today!

Day 8

Still numb in cheeks and around mouth, and have some swelling under my chin on my neck. I feel like I just came from the dentist and my mouth is still frozen. But getting a little better everyday. Taking 1000 mg Vit C everyday to help with healing, and also Vit D.

Day 10

Went out for dinner with makeup on - looking good!

Before and after (10 days)

Global Health Travel

Just packing now for my return flight - back to Hawaii and a tropical storm! I will be working with Global Health Travel to assist others who want to come to Bangkok (and other places ) for health travel. Bangkok is a top destination for cosmetic surgery. GHT will meet you at the airport, make your appointment with a doctor ( they know who are the best ones) , accompany you to your doctor appointments and surgery, put you up in one of their luxury apartments, have one of their own nurses check in on you, bring you breakfast, order meals for you, and book group outings when you are up to it.
I was lucky to have my husband with me, but I wasn't up to doing a lot, so it was kinda bori g for him. We both got a lot of rest this trip! If you book with GHT, you will be with a group that is going thru what you are, so lots of group support. Prices start at $200/day for room and their services. Flight and doctor/hospital charges are not included. A great service!

Almost 3 weeks and looking good!

I will post new pics soon, feeling and looking really good!

20 days post op

No more open wounds, bruising all gone, I am so pleased! Still numbness in my cheeks and neck, and I am still sleeping on my back with two pillows at night. My cheeks are tender so I don't want to sleep on my side. One corner of my mouth is a little "slow" I hope that goes away soon. Kinda like coming from the dentist - your smile is a little crooked. No makeup in this photo.

28 days post op

I am getting ready to return to work (school) next week and I am very happy with my results. Still have some cheek numbness (but it is going away) and my neck still is swollen in parts with lumps. One side of my mouth is a little "stiff" but I am hoping that will go away.

My Dream

I want to share with you all a dream I just had. By way of background I had liposuction in 2000 and the PS left a large dent in my belly that looks awful. His nurse stopped my on the street afterwards and told me he had been very aggressive and punctured me and I had lost a lot of blood during the procedure. It took a LONG time to recover.
This time I did my homework, and thank you all for sharing your stories. By knowing others who had used the same doctor and seeing the results from their procedure gave me much more confidence to go ahead and just do it. Dr. Komwit had met with two other women I know and did a face lift on one and refused to do a face lift on the other (he told her she didn't need it - to come back in 5 years). I also searched he internet and found other testimonies from women who had used Dr. Komwit and Bunrungrad Hospital. If I had connected with Global Health Travel at the time they could have helped me select a doctor, but it was difficult connecting with them before I left. I am now a USA representative for GHT and you can reach me at BodyMindSpiritTravel@gmail.com
So.... in my dream I was scheduled for a medical procedure and as I was checking into the hospital I said - "wait - who is my doctor???" and the nurse said she would send him in. He was someone I knew and I knew he was no good so I told the nurse no, didn't want that doctor. Then she sent in another doctor, another person I know, who said "don't worry about that medical license thing - I am getting it straightened out!" I went back to the nurse and told her to cancel my surgery because I didn't want either doctor and woke up. I guess my subconscious was reminding me to do my due diligence and research and not just blindly trust any doctor. I hope this message resonates with all of you, there are no victims in this world, these are our choices.
By the way, I asked Dr. Komwit about having a tummy tuck and he said no, I didn't need it, just need to exercise more. The man has integrity.

2 months post op

Most of my swelling is gone - still have a bit of numbness on cheeks, but overall I am very please with my results!

Fabulous results from the Best for Less!

I am now just over 2 months post op and my friends are all telling me how great I look. However, I did this for myself, not my friends! I was tired of looking at myself in the mirror and wondering where did I go? I remember myself looking much younger and so I decided to have a face lift in Thailand. It was an affordable option for me and I liked the idea of resting in a nice hotel in Bangkok afterwards. My husband accompanied me and I could not have done it alone. After being there, I met the folks from Global Health Travel www.globalhealthtravel.com.au who really take care of people traveling alone. They pick you up at the airport, go with you to your appointments and procedures, take care of you afterwards and more. I am recommending Global Health Travel to my friends who want to go to Thailand for a medical procedure!

Happy with my results

I went in for X-rays in November and the nurse asked me to sign a statement that I was not pregnant. I am 61! She said she thought I was 45...so yes, I am very happy with my results. I am retiring the end of the year and I am looking forward to another stage of my life - retired!

A year later

I am so pleased with my results from my facelift in Thailand. Bumrungrad Hospital was first class, my doctor was first class, and my results are superb. I look and feel at least 10 years younger. It has given me an incentive to lose some weight and get more active. I like what I see when I look in the mirror! Yeah!
Bumrungrad Hospital

Dr. Komwit

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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Wow, You Look Great!!!!! Thrilled to hear You are happy!!!!
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BJ you look fantastic. Wondered if everything was alright with you as you dropped off our radar. Good to hear you arewell and happy with your result.
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I'm so pleased that you are so pleased! you look fantastic x
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Thank you for sharing your story. You look fantastic! I have requested your surgeon for my own FL and lipo next month!
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Thanks! I am so happy with the results of my procedure - just visited family and my sister asked me if I had some fillers to smooth out my face - so the results are very natural, I look like me 15 yrs ago!!! : ))
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You look great! Thanks for the 7-month picture. It helps a lot to see long-term results. Enjoy your retirement! :)
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You look terrific! Thanks for sharing....have used Bumrungrad for outpatient work but now considering the face lift as well this July. I will definitely try to schedule with your doc.
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Thank you for sharing your journey! Best wishes on the next chapter of your life. Barbara
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very subtle change yet very flattering looks wonderful
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This has been so helpful with my decision. Your story and of course those wonderful progressive photos gives me more confidence in going ahead. I am about to meet my case manager today I think and planning to have the procedure done in 3 weeks! Thanks again.
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Thanks for sharing your story. This will help me decide who's gonna be my surgeon (have two in mind) at Bumrungrad on Oct 4 appointment. Just few days from now i will be in Bangkok from Toronto. You look wonderful! and I can see very good results. Cheers!
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thankyou for sharing your story. Im looking at dr.'s at the moment in Thailand. your Dr did a great job and I will include him in my research, you must be happy with the results, you do look wonderful.
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You look great!
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Wow ... you look awesome after the surgery!!! I am kinda concern with minor bags under my eyes and I am interested to fly to Bangkok for the surgery but not sure where to go and which doctor to go until I saw "plusbelle" and your review. I live in the US but family lives in Singapore. I will be back in November for vacation and want to fly to Bangkok for that.
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You have great results. I can understand way you are so happy.
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BJ... great words of advice and quite a dream!
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Bski, you look gorgeous.  Wait till everyone at school sees you! :)
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Sorry... I meant BJ...YOU look gorgeous!  (Although, Bski... you do TOO!)  lol
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Thanks all for the helpful comments and feedback - I am very happy with my results! Every day I feel myself getting back to normal with a bright young face!
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I love that hospital. We go there for check ups and dental work. The people who have more money than they know what to do with (oil billionaires from all over the world) come there as well as Eurpoeans, Canadians and American expats like us. If people only knew how excellent this hospital is for EVERYTHING and how much less than western care. We have been fooled into thinking we have good medical care in America. Then, you go here and see what good care really is!
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I can't agree more - I saw my doctor in the morning and he sent me to the hospital after lunch and I had blood work, chest X-ray, EKG and physical exam all before 4 pm and was cleared for surgery for the next morning. They have a doctor at each procedure reading your results right then and then they post the results to the system file so the next doctor can see everything. First class care. The after-surgery care was also superb. If I needed a major operation I would go back there.
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Best wishes for a great school year! Please stay in touch :)
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Fabulous results, BJ. Congrats on the bruising resolved!
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BJ just great results!  I can only imagine how pleased you must be.  Well done to you and your PS!
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