I went to Thailand travelling with a friend in July and from there the world of cosmetic surgery abroad opened up to me. I was very skeptical to start with, but after an experience with a friend in a Thai hospital I started to open up to the idea. The price of my surgeries, flights, hotels, food and transport was just under half that of the UK.
I went home and researched for hours, reading reviews, watching YouTube blogs and searching every available hospital in Thailand. I found out about PIAC and Dr. Rushapol and something just felt right. The hospital were fantastic in organising everything for me and ensuring I was fully informed, even sending me new before and afters during my waiting time in the UK.
I flew out to phuket with my mum on the Friday and went in for my consultation on the Saturday. I had blood tests, heart scans, blood pressure etc taken and they all came back clear. My consultation went really well with my plastic surgeon, we decided on 300cc silicone unders. He felt any bigger would not look natural - very important to me, and also I apparently have quite a flat rib cage, meaning the implant would sit front and centre. We also agreed on my rhinoplasty work. He answered any questions I had and the told me I would be in surgery that afternoon as planned.
I was taken to my hospital room which was like a hotel room- balcony, fridge, flat screen, WiFi, ensuite. My iv was fitted and 20 mins later wheeled down to the theatre. I was put to sleep quickly and then woke up in intensive care unit. This was to monitor my recovery and I stayed the night due to low oxygen levels.
The next morning this righted and I was allowed back to my room. I was in minimal pain but it hurt to move my arms in certain directions. I felt very drowsy and slept on and off all day. The nurses were lovely and very attentive. My surgeon visited me in the afternoon and was pleased with how I was recovering. He decided that I should stay another night due to my lack of arm movements and that I couldn't get out of bed without support due to this.
Day 2 post op - Dr came again in the morning, changed all my dressings and removed the drains from my breasts. The moment I looked at them I loved them! I was expecting to have the typical frankenboob but they looked great. I went back to the hotel to re-coop for 7 days. At this point I hated my nose and loved my boobs. The pain meds were great and I had little pain apart from the normal muscular aches and morning boob stiffness.
Day 9 post op - went for my check up at the hospital with my surgeon. Everything is healing beautifully with my breasts and I am now free to wear sports bras and non underwired, no under wires for at least another month, I have dissolvable stitches so didn't need them removed. I had my rhinoplasty cast off and ended up loving the result also. Got another checkup on the 23rd before I fly home.