My decision on where to go for these surgeries has been pretty easy. I have family doing missionary work with Penang Adventist Hospital in Malaysia. She works in administration, keeping the facility compliant with their JCI accreditation - so I know from her they are top notch and she's seen nothing but great work from the surgeon. He has been practicing over 20 years, graduated from Loma Linda (in California), and is a member of the American Board of PS. So I wouldn't be able to find a better surgeon or facility here, and of course the cost is a fraction by comparison! The only reason I didn't go there for the TT/BBL is that from what I've seen, BBL is a very specialized skill - as much art as science. The best work is from docs that do hundreds a year....and they just don't get that kind of experience in Asian countries.
Soooo....having been an obsessive stalker on RS for years, I know what you're all thinking - "What's the cost?" and "Let's see some pics!" HAHA! I promise I will post pics, but I've learned from experience that it's a lot harder to post the humiliating "before's" when it's your present day reality. Once you're post-op and can look back at what a train wreck you USED TO BE, it's not quite so embarrassing, LOL! As for the cost, my estimated quote (I guess the price my change a little if there are complicating factors) is in Malaysian Ringgits - The face/neck lift is RM11,200...the breastlift is RM8,900...the armlift is RM8,700...1 night in hospital is RM800 (I'm expecting 2, as my surgeries will be on 2 consecutive days)...and the consultation is RM120...totaling RM30,520. At today's exchange rate, that's $7,354! That's right - less than a facelift alone here! I may decide on some "add-ons" like lower bleph, endoscopic browlift, and implants with the breastlift that would of course increase the cost...but I need to get the doc's thoughts on all that. Additional costs are the $1,500 flight, possibly bloodwork & other testing, and I don't know if compression garments are included....but at least I won't have to worry about accommodation, as I'm staying with family. Depending on how helpless I feel afterwards, I'm thinking about maybe hiring a student nurse for a couple of days....it's kind enough for my family to host me when I won't be great company, but asking them to be caretakers as well would feel like taking advantage.
I guess that's enough of an introduction...sorry, my posts tend to be long and rambling, LOL! But if I've left anything out you'd like to know, feel free to reply here or send me a PM. Ta for now, lovelies!