Breast Lift and Implants with Dr Narongdej - Thailand
I am 21 years old but having recently lost 20+...
Some photos of the girls!
Update 8 weeks post op
Destination Beauty Thailand- Infection.
Everything was going fine with my boobs after surgery through destination beauty, until it wasn't. My boobs are infected, seems to be mainly around the nipple incision line. I dont know exactly what caused the infection but I am fairly sure my body was having trouble dissolving the stitches (they use very cheap dissolvable ones over there), which resulted in them spitting. The spitting stitches caused the slight openings around the nipple and bacteria must have gotten in, resulting in an infection. I am currently on antibiotics, so I have to wait and see what will happen as I am not sure if the implant is infected. If it is then I will have to fork out lots of money to have them removed here in Australia, as there is no way I am going back to Thailand. My nipples are also not symmetrical and are different sizes and shapes which I am unhappy about.
All in all I want to warn everyone about going to Thailand. I know it seems all well and good on paper, as a young girl with saggy and deflated boobs all I wanted was to be confident and happy with my body. Being a uni student it was near impossible for me to afford the implants AND lift in Australia, so Thailand seemed the best place to go. You always hear stories like "my friend went there and hers look great", you think you've done your research and that everything will be fine. Looking back now I realise how stupid my decision was and if I can deter at least one person from going then I will be happy. My infection is a result of the lack of aftercare that exists when you have surgery abroad. I didnt know what signs or symptoms to look for in terms of an infection (I wasnt told), and its a struggle finding surgeons here in Australia that will see you if they know you've been to Thailand. When I realised that something was wrong I saw the same surgeon that had recently fixed my friends botched Thailand job, and he proceeded to tell me all the horror cases he had seen from other girls that had been to Thailand. One girl almost died on the table when undergoing liposuction, she had to get several blood transfusions and then when she woke up they STILL wanted to go ahead with putting implants in the next day because they didnt want to refund the money she had already paid. Lucky she had her wits about her and refused to do the procedure, which most likely would have killed her. She also ended up with Hepatitis C from the transfusion. Moral of the story, they dont care about your health or wellbeing they only want your money. He also told me that Thailand is host to a lot of different bacteria, and although hospitals may claim to be 5 star, you cant be completely sure of how clean the environment and materials are. He see's a lot of girls come back with infections that are difficult to fix with antibiotics due to the medication here not catering for the particular strain of bacteria. Some girls are on and off medication for up to a year in some cases trying to rid the infection (i really hope this doesn't happen to me)! Honestly they cut a lot of costs over there and you end up getting cheap meds and cheap medical care. My friend recently had her boobs done here in Australia and I was shocked as to how thorough and on the ball they were with her, as I didnt receive anywhere near as good of care as she did. I know the cost is higher but it makes everything so much safer. Your health and wellbeing does not have a price tag.
You may think you're cutting costs but it will end up costing you ten times more to fix the problems you are more likely to have from going abroad. I had to get a 8 grand loan to get mine done in Thailand, and now I am potentially looking at another 10+ grand debt if my implants are infected. Thats almost 20 grand in debt and im only 21! If I could go back in time I would tell myself to wait and save until I have the money to get it done here in Australia, where the health care is excellent and I am in my comfort zone, with my surgeon a short drive away if anything goes wrong or I have any questions. PLEASE head my warning its not worth the cost cutting
P.s I'm not uploading photos as not much has changed since my last ones, they are just a bit more red
Infection/overview of my experience
-I went through Destination Beauty with Doctor Narongdej for implants/lift on the 6th December 2014
-I had a semi crappy experience. He did not act like he cared, no one ever held my hand and told me it was okay when I was nervous, I didn't even get to see my surgeon before I went under, he didn't ask all of my questions and spent hardly any time with me, all in all probably about 15 minutes (aside from the surgery)
-I thought everything was fine, but not long after returning to Perth my left nipple and breast were inflamed, red and sore. I thought this was just sitting stiches at first (as a few came out). Turns out it was early signs of infection. I'd had it for a while before I even noticed as when I emailed destination beauty with photos they said it was all normal and was just the stitches. I went and saw a surgeon in Perth and he confirmed my infection
-I have been on/off antibiotics for months now. Just when I think it's gone, it comes back again and I'm at square one
-Upon trying to pinpoint why I got an infection, I think it's because when my stitches were taken out I was not given any dressings to cover the open wounds (I was told that I didn't need one and they would heal by themselves- at this point I was stupid and naive and trusted their advice). I was therefore walking around public places in Thailand and Australia with open wounds that could easily come in contact with bacteria (especially in places like the airport)
-I am not happy with my results. My nipples are uneven and the infection has caused my scaring to be horrendous
-Majority of the time my boobs are sore, red and uncomfortable
-I am going to have them redone hopefully next year (I need to get the money first)
-My whole experience in Thailand cost me about $8000-9000 all up, but because of the problems I will now need to spend an additional $10000 or more here in Australia to get them fixed and get rid of the infection. Not to mention the copious amount of $$ I've spent on seeing doctors and surgeons here in Australia
-Since coming back to Australia, I have seen my own friends and others subject to horrors as a result from Thailand surgery (one of my friends went through Doctor Kasemsak at destination beauty and was absolutely butchered by him, she needed to get them redone and the surgeon in Australia found out her implants were fake copies!! And also said her case was one of the worst he's seen)
-I want to warn girls that Thailand IS NOT A VIABLE OPTION. Disregard the good stories you hear because I guarantee there's double the amount of horror stories to make up for it, people are just too scared to share their bad experiences for fear of judgement and the same old "that's what you get for going to Thailand comments" (trust me, I've experienced them first hand). Yes, you save money. But there is a higher chance of something going wrong resulting in spending DOUBLE you would have if you just had it done in your home town
-PLEASE reconsider, I wish someone had told me before I went. I don't even know if I would have listened as I was in denial, but please listen to me. As a normal, sensible young girl I want others to learn from my mistake