Tummy Tuck in Thailand

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Sikarin Hospital
4.4

From 297 verified reviews

Azucena Huges, 03 November 2020

My father had hernia repair here and the whole procedure went very smooth. The surgeon and all the staff was very friendly and offered the best service. My father was very well looked after. Really appreciate all the work they did...

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Rattinan Clinic
4.8

From 70 verified reviews

Nam Swigert, 30 November 2020

Overly happy with the results of my treatment. The clinic is clean and well-maintained. The surgeon and staff were all cheerful and friendly, and very professional. You can tell that they really care about you and passionate about what they do! They are very informative and focused on patient care and healing. Thankyou Rattinan Clinic🤗🤗 for anyone looking for a place to undergo cosmetic/plastic treatment in Bangkok, you should really give them a try.

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Bangkok Hospital Samui
5.0

From 6 verified reviews

Harriette Losee, 09 November 2020

My experience with Bangkok Hospital Samui has been amazing. I spent several days here, and the nurses were so kind, thoughtful, and skilled at what they do. My procedure went so smoothly and I'm happy with the results. The surgeon was very good at easing my concerns. He distracted me from my worries and very professional at his job. I am very thankful for all the staff there.

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Bangkok Plastic Surgery
5.0

From 1 verified reviews

Sharleen Wadlington, 12 November 2020

I love everything about this place! From the facilities, the clean rooms and equipment, the nurses, to the surgeon! I know the minute that I met the surgeon that I was going to be in safe hands and an expert in his field. Besides his skill and professionalism, he did an excellent job of easing my fears. I am so ecstatic about the final results. ☺️The nurses and other staff are professional and caring as well. They take great care of me, and I was so comfortable during my stay. Thank you, Bangkok Plastic Surgery, the whole experience felt so easy. ☺️

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BellaMode Clinic
4.2

From 11 verified reviews

Waranya, 19 April 2020

High standard service , Staff are very friendly they speak Thai , Korean, English , Arabic , Burmese Clean place , Decorations are really Amazing !!!

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Nirunda International Aesthetic Clinic
4.2

From 13 verified reviews

Fiona Mcphee, 14 March 2020

This review is for last December Visiting. Staff were helpful and hospitality. The appointment was on time to consult with doctor who was kind and considerate. She was incredibly helpful and answer my all questions with medical reasons. So, I left this review that happy with the results. And special thanks for your advise to the fantastic local street food near your place, I loved them too.

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Bangkok Hospital Pattaya
3.4

From 69 verified reviews

Coleen Holmstrom, 07 November 2020

That was the best experience I've had in a hospital. Being in a hospital sucks😔 but the whole staff made my stay a special one. 😆 They were truly amazing. My doctor was remarkable and the nurses really went above and beyond to comfort me in every way possible. They checked on me every 10 minutes or so prior and after the surgery to reassure me that everything was going to be ok.

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B Care Medical Center
2.6

From 67 verified reviews

น้ำทิพย์ เลี้ยงนิรัตน์, 23 February 2020

Thank you and appreciation for Dr. Bunyaporn Usaisaj and assistant and room staff on the 24th floor and Narisara With staff That drives the services around Everyone takes care with pleasure. Friendly, good advice And get to know Would like to praise Pi Rose, the operating room for bringing knowledge and good things.

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Ekachai Hospital

Ekachai Hospital, located in Laem Sor, Koh Samui, Thailand offers patients Tummy Tuck procedures among its total of 30 available procedures, across 8 different specialties. The cost of a Tummy Tuck procedure starts from £2,477, whilst the national average price is approximately £3,158. All procedures and treatments are undertaken by just a small team of specialists, with 3 in total at the Hospital, and they are not accredited by any recognized accreditations institutes

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Lelux Hospital

Lelux Hospital, located in Mueang Nonthaburi, Nonthaburi, Thailand offers patients Tummy Tuck procedures among its total of 15 available procedures, across 2 different specialties. The cost of a Tummy Tuck procedure ranges from ฿129,850 to ฿129,850, whilst the national average price is approximately ฿127,627. All procedures and treatments are undertaken by just a small team of specialists, with 2 in total at the Hospital, and they are not accredited by any recognized accreditations institutes

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What is a Tummy Tuck?

A Tummy Tuck procedure is a cosmetic surgery designed to enhance the appearance of the abdomen. Also known as abdominoplasty, it eliminates excess fat and skin from the abdomen and restore weakened muscles in order to create a firmer and smoother abdominal profile. It is done on both men and women who have excess fat or skin around the belly button area or those with a weak lower abdominal wall.

There are numerous reasons a person might have excess fat, weakened lower abdominal wall, or poor elasticity of the skin, including pregnancy, significant changes in weight, aging, abdominal surgery (such as a C-section), and their natural body type.

Besides removing loose, excess fat and skin, as well as tighten weak fascia, a tummy tuck can remove excess skin and stretch marks in the lower abdomen below the belly button. It can also be combined with other body contouring procedures, such as liposuction or breast surgery. Although it removes extra fat from your abdomen area, it is not the same as liposuction. It is also important to remember that tummy tuck is not a weight-loss procedure since only a certain amount of body fat is safe to remove.

Thanks to the many benefits it offers, tummy tuck has become one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in the world, with Thailand as one of the most popular destinations for it. Some of the main benefits of tummy tucks are:

  • Flatter abdomen – the main benefit of a tummy tuck is to create a flatter abdomen and slimmer waistline. Significant weight loss or pregnancy can result in fat and loose skin deposits that are isolated in the abdomen. With a tummy tuck, any loose skin will be tightened up. In some cases, the fat might be removed through liposuction performed at the same time. During the procedure, the abdominal muscles will also be tightened, giving you a natural leaner appearance.
  • Remove loose, hanging skin – significant weight loss, especially when it happens rapidly, such as after a bariatric surgery, can result in extreme folds of loose skin that did not have time to conform to the new contour of your body. These loose skin can interfere with your new body, as well as causing rashes, irritation, and infections.
  • Make clothing fit better – stubborn fat deposits and skin laxity around your abdomen can make your clothes feel tighter and less comfortable. Also, loose skin as a result of significant weight loss may interfere with your ability to wear smaller clothing sizes or even make clothes fit awkwardly on your body. Your abdomen will be smoother with a tummy tuck so that clothes can fit you more comfortably and attractively.
  • Eliminate stretch marks – stretch marks are unsightly white lines that can be difficult to eliminate, making many people feel self-conscious about their appearance, especially in bathing suits. Since a tummy tuck can eliminate loose skin from the belly button to the bikini line effectively, it can also remove stretch marks from the area permanently.

Besides offering plenty of cosmetic rewards, tummy tuck also has medical benefits, particularly when it is done as a corrective surgical procedure for patients with certain medical conditions. The medical benefits are as follows:

  • Reduce stress urinary incontinence (SUI) stress urinary incontinence is a bladder control condition that occurs when there is too much pressure on your urethra and bladder. It is characterized by uncontrollable leakage that is induced by forceful and sudden actions, such as coughing, sneezing, and laughing. This problem is common for women, particularly after giving a normal delivery, but it may also affect men. Studies revealed that a tummy tuck could help people with SUI.
  • Decrease back pain – after a significant weight loss or giving birth, many people may experience back pain because their stomach muscles are weakened. During the flattening of the abdomen and removing excess fat from the stomach, a tummy tuck can surgically tighten weakened muscles around the area, which results in abdominal support, alleviating your back pain.
  • Correct a ventral hernia – a ventral hernia is a condition that forms when your abdominal tissue or intestine breaks through your abdominal wall, creating a type of pouch or sack.
  • Improve posture – a tummy tuck creates stronger abdominal muscles and decrease back pain, which may improve your posture. The tightened muscles you got after a tummy tuck give your spine more support.

Why is Thailand so popular for Tummy Tucks?

Thailand is a hugely popular destination for a tummy tuck, and for good reasons. Tens of thousands of people flock to this country every year to take advantage of its world-class medical centers, top-notch surgeons, and cutting-edge equipment.

Thailand takes pride in having the first hospital in Asia to receive Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation and ISO:9001 certification. These hospitals are known to offer high-class service to patients and are fully equipped with modern technology. They can be compared side by side with leading hospitals worldwide and have a well-deserved reputation for excellence. In addition, many of the medical centers in the country are managed with expats in mind, which is very beneficial for foreign patients. These hospitals are familiar with foreign languages and are committed to providing a comfortable experience for their patients.

Another reason behind Thailand's popularity among those who want to undergo tummy tuck is its highly trained and experienced surgeons. Many Thai cosmetic and plastic surgeons boats excellent backgrounds and outstanding reputations. Many of them are certified by ISAPS, so patients can easily find out about them before they proceed with their tummy tuck surgery. Besides medical expertise, these surgeons are known to understand the artistic aspect of tummy tuck surgery. They apply modern technology with advanced technique and their artistic skills to minimize pain, enhance full recuperation, and give patients satisfactory results. You can read many tummy tucks in Thailand reviews, and many of these reviews stated that they are happy with the results they received. Remember that all surgeons sculpt differently, so make sure to observe each surgeon's tummy tuck before and after pictures of their previous patients to ensure that their work matches with what you're looking for.

In addition to the ultra-modern medical centers and highly skilled surgeons, tummy tuck in Thailand can cost 20% to 50% lower than in the West. Many hospitals and clinics in Thailand also offer tummy tuck packages, which may include airport transfer (airport-hotel-hospital and back), and even accommodation. This means that besides getting the same, if not better, quality of tummy tuck, medical tourists can save more of their money, leaving them with a budget for recuperation and even recreation in the country.

Who is a good candidate for a Tummy Tuck in Thailand?

Having a tummy tuck in Thailand can significantly improve your appearance, but not everyone can undergo the procedure. In general, you may be a good candidate for a tummy tuck in Thailand if:

  • You are physically healthy. It is important to remember that tummy tuck is not a method for weight loss. It will not improve your cholesterol, blood pressure, or other weight-related health conditions.
  • You are within 20% of your ideal body weight and have loose skin, excess fat, and loose abdominal muscles that you want to eliminate.
  • You are doing the procedure for yourself. A tummy tuck is a greatly individualized procedure. You should not do it to fulfill other people’s desire or try to fit in a certain type of 'ideal' image.
  • You have realistic expectations. Remember that the incision may result in a scar. However, it may fade in and can be kept hidden underneath underwear or swimsuits.
  • You are not planning to get pregnant or are currently pregnant.

Although you need to be generally healthy to undergo a tummy tuck, diabetic patients may be able to undergo this procedure under certain conditions. These conditions include:

  • The diabetic condition is not causing any complications and is under control
  • You have no history of kidney diseases
  • You do not have any problem with additional blood tests to make sure your diabetes is under control and that it is safe for you to undergo a tummy tuck.

What type of Tummy Tuck procedures are available in Thailand?

Tummy Tuck Thailand

Various types of Tummy Tucks are offered in Thailand. Your Thai surgeon can help you choose the one that is right for you.

Mini Tummy Tuck

A mini tummy tuck, also known as mini-abdominoplasty or partial abdominoplasty, focuses on the area of the tummy that lies below the navel. It involves a single incision at the bikini line that is easily covered under a swimsuit. The skin will be stretched downward as it is smoothened and adjusted. A mini tummy tuck may also be done if you need to correct a slight pooch. This type of tummy tuck is ideal for women who want to correct their physical changes after pregnancy.

Full Tummy Tuck

A full tummy tuck is the most common type of tummy tuck because it focuses on your body's entire midsection. The surgery involves two incisions, the first one is in the lower abdomen, while the second one is created around your navel. These incision sites allow your surgeon to remove drooping skin from the upper and lower abdomen. If necessary, the abdominal muscles may be tightened, resulting in a more toned midsection. This type of tummy tuck is ideal for those who have experienced significant weight loss, are not happy with how their bodies have changed due to aging or genetics, as well as women after pregnancy.

Extended Tummy Tuck

Extended tummy tuck in Thailand is typically recommended for those who need to eliminate significant amounts of skin, which occurs after a major weight loss. This type of tummy tuck involves the creation of a single large incision. The incision will wrap around the abdomen and reach the hips, allowing your surgeon to tighten your skin evenly across your abdomen.

Revision Tummy Tuck

A revision tummy tuck is a general term for a secondary abdominoplasty. It can take many forms, such as a complete repeat of the tummy tuck procedure and minor tweaks like scar revisions. This procedure is commonly performed on patients who gain or lose weight, experience poor healing or dissatisfaction with the results of their first tummy tuck, and those who are pregnant following their original procedure.

How is a Tummy Tuck procedure in Thailand carried out?

During a tummy tuck, you will be given general anesthesia, which puts you in a deep sleep and unable to feel pain. In certain cases, your doctor may give you a pain-relieving medication and be moderately sedated. This means you will be partially asleep.

A tummy tuck can be carried out in several different ways, depending on the extent of change you would like to see. In general, your surgeon will start by creating an incision between your belly button and pubic hair in a horizontal oval or elliptical shape. The shape and length of the incision are determined by the amount of excess skin to be removed. After your surgeon lifts the abdominal skin, they will repair the underlying weakened abdominal muscles. If there is any excess skin in the upper abdomen, a second incision around the navel may be created. The surgeon will pull down the upper abdominal skin like a window shade. Then, they will trim excess skin and suture together the remaining skin. The skin around your belly button will be repositioned, and your belly button will be brought out through a small incision, then sutured in its normal position. The last stage of the procedure is suturing all of the skin incisions.

The whole procedure usually takes around two to three hours to complete. A tummy tuck can be combined or be a part of other surgeries, such as a mummy makeover, in Thailand.

How long does it take to recover from Tummy Tuck surgery in Thailand?

After a tummy tuck surgery, you may need to stay in the hospital or leave on the same day. This depends on the extent of your surgery. However, you will have to stay in Thailand for at least seven days following your surgery to allow your body to heal and for follow-up checkups.

The good news is, you can indulge in Thailand's beauty while recovering and waiting until you are allowed to go home. For example, if you choose to have your tummy tuck in Thailand in Bangkok, you may choose to recuperate in a beautiful resort, while in Phuket, you can have a beautiful view of the ocean while you recover. A beautiful environment and stress-free recovery space can help you have a smoother and faster recovery.

There is also numerous tummy tuck holiday package available, which means you can combine the procedure with a memorable holiday in the Land of Smiles. However, always make sure to talk to your doctor before deciding to travel around the country.

The recovery time of tummy tuck depends on several factors of your surgery. In general, you should be able to go back to your normal activity and go back to work within two to six weeks following your surgery. During your recovery time, it is very important that you follow all aftercare instructions your doctor gave you.

The aftercare instructions may include how to care for the surgical site, medications to apply or take orally to help with healing and reduce the risk of infection, and specific concerns to look for in the surgical area and in your general health. You will have to wear a supportive abdominal garment, or abdominal binder, for around six weeks following your tummy tuck. It provides abdominal support and prevents fluid buildup while you recover. You also need to be careful when moving around for around six weeks. To keep your tummy tuck results, make sure you have a healthy lifestyle, such as eating a healthy diet and exercise regularly.

Is it safe to get a Tummy Tuck in Thailand?

Tummy tuck in Thailand is safe and effective. After all, the country is the top cosmetic surgery destination in the world, and it did not become popular for nothing. As mentioned before, the medical centers in the country boast the highest patient safety standards, excellent infection control protocols, and the most modern medical equipment. Of course, the standards vary, but as long as you choose an experienced, certified surgeon in an accredited medical center, your chances of getting the results you have always dreamed of is very high.

The success rate of tummy tuck itself is high, with most people who have had the procedure achieving positive results. There are only around 3.1% of tummy tuck patients developed complications after the surgery. Still, you need to be aware of the side effects and risks of tummy tucks, such as seroma (fluid accumulation beneath the skin), poor wound healing, unexpected scarring, bleeding, tissue damage, infection, changes in skin sensation, and allergic reaction to anesthesia. Therefore, whether you want to undergo your tummy tuck in Bangkok or Phuket, make sure to do your research before choosing a medical center and following your surgeon's aftercare instructions following your surgery.

Whilst the information presented here has been accurately sourced and verified by a medical professional for its accuracy, it is still advised to consult with your doctor before pursuing a medical treatment at one of the listed medical providers. This content was last updated on 28/11/2020.

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