A Life-Changing Experience: From Surfboard to Boobylicious! - Thailand, TH

I made the decision to go to Thailand for a breast...

I made the decision to go to Thailand for a breast augmentation and rhinoplasty when two of my close friends came back incredibly happy with their surgeries. In 2013 contacted a few medical tourism companies, as well as one of Bangkok's hospitals direct. I finally made the decision to book through Medi Makeovers, as their consultant Kim Pitkin replied to my emails quickly and provided me with all the information I needed. I received a full quote from Dr Chatpong in Bangkok within a couple of days. Kim also followed up with me numerous times over the course of about 8 months to see if I was ready to go ahead with the surgery, and I appreciated that. In June 2014 I paid my deposit for the August escorted group tour, as I was travelling alone and wanted to meet other people going through the same experience. From start to finish my time in Bangkok was incredible. I was collected from the airport in a private van and escorted to a serviced apartment at Bangpakok 9 International Hospital. The facilities were very modern and I had a beautiful view of the city from my 9th floor. The hospital was pristine and I felt like I was home in Australia. My private ward had an en-suite bathroom, television, fridge, couch, and desk. I had never stayed in hospital before, or even had surgery, but I felt completely confident after meeting my doctor, Dr Chatpong, and witnessing his knowledge and professionalism. All of the hospital staff were incredibly kind and made me feel very welcome. After the surgery I was in a lot of discomfort, but I had nurses checking on me regularly, and they attended to me quickly whenever I called. There was a Starbucks in the lobby and the staff brought me coffee and pastries when I asked. I loved being in hospital for the three nights, as myself and two of the other girls spent time together and bonded while we recovered from surgery. I'm glad I had 24 hour access to nurses while I was there as it was very difficult to sleep, eat, get up, and move around in the first few days following the breast augmentation. I then checked into the Grand Centrepointe Ratchadamri with the escorted tour, which was by far the nicest hotel I've ever stayed in. The hotel room had 41st floor views of the city, and boasted the facilities of a serviced apartment with 24 hour room service. Each morning we enjoyed an included breakfast and our tour guides took us out to see Bangkok. I visited a number of amazing shopping centres which were just like the Westfield malls in Australia. We also had some included group dinners at great places around Bangkok. There were numerous massage parlours near the hotel so I booked in for a foot or neck massage almost daily for around $10 each time. I will definitely be heading back to Bangkok through Medi Makeovers next time I want dental work done. In 30 years they may have me back for a bit of botox and a face lift. I was incredibly impressed with the service, knowledge, and carefully chosen hospitals, surgeons, and hotel. Dr Chatpong did an amazing job and I have received nothing but compliments since I've returned to Australia. Five weeks on, I'm healing nicely with no complications and my breasts and nose are looking and feeling more natural as swelling resides. My bust has gone from a 34A to a 32DD. People have even noticed that my confidence and happiness levels are through the roof. I have decided to train for a fitness modelling competition, because I finally love what I see in the mirror! I would and have recommend Medi Makeovers to anyone wanting a 5 star medical experience overseas, with a wonderful holiday at the same time. Make the decision to invest in this for yourself, you won't regret it!!
Dr Chatpong

Dr Chatpong was incredible. He has over 20 years of experience, has trained internationally, and specialises in reconstructive plastic surgery. He knew exactly what I wanted from the consultation we had, and confidently explained the process in fluent English that he would take to provide the results I was after. Both procedures, rhinoplasty and breast augmentation, were a great success. He even grafted a piece of skin from the bridge of my nose to the tip! My breasts and nose look incredibly natural post-op and my friends cannot believe how subtle the improvements are. If you didn't know me, you would never guess.

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
4 out of 5 stars Wait times
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