I am a 52 year old man. Up until 2 – 3 years ago, I thought I was doing well appearance-wise; not really looking like a near 50 year old. However, my cheeks became saggy and my neck became flabby during the past few years. So I decided to investigate having a facelift during my next holiday to Thailand (from China where I now live).
I took a number of close-up photos of my neck and face - left side, right side, and frontal – and sent off email enquiries to 6 hospitals and medical brokers asking for their recommendation and a quote. The results:-
Phuket International Hospital – Forehead, full face and neck lift – B308,000
Destination Beauty (Bangkok Nursing Hospital) – Mid face & neck lift – B178,000
Yanhee Hospital – Mid face & neck lift – B155,000
Bangkok Hospital – Mid face & neck lift – B140,000
Bumrungrad International Hospital – Mid face & neck lift – B122,000
Medicaltourismtothailand.com – Full face lift – B95,000
Obviously the Medical Tourism To Thailand (MTTT) quote piqued my interest. In further email exchanges with MTTT, they explained that the procedure would be done at Phyathai Hospital in Sriracha. MTTT told me that Phyathai has an excellent reputation for cosmetic surgery among Thai people and the hospital now wants to attract international clients.
I did some research on Phyathai, which produced positive results, and I contacted the hospital direct. The hospital has an International Marketing Executive named Gavin Waddell, who dealt with each of my emails.
I sent a set of photos direct to Phyathai and, again, asked for their recommendation and a quote, which Gavin Waddell sent to me 11 days later. He did send me an interim email apologizing for the delay and explaining that their surgeon, Dr Navarach who would look at the photos and give me a recommendation, was very busy.
Well, Dr Navarach told me that I did not need a full face lift, but he would do one if I really wanted. The doctor said I only needed a mini face and neck lift.
I was impressed by the fact that the doctor wasn’t trying to ‘over-sell’ me a more expensive procedure.
And the cost? A total package price (and I do mean ‘total’, I didn’t pay 1 baht extra) of B39,900.
The package included a one night stay in hospital. I had a large, private room - more like a small apartment - with fridge, microwave, hot water urn, plates, cups, knives & forks, etc. There was cable TV with 6 or so English language channels and wifi internet.
I was given 3 meals – dinner, breakfast and lunch, 6 bottles of water (3 per day) 8 coffee sachels (2 per day but I asked for extra) and a newspaper with breakfast.
On discharge, I was given a week’s supply of antibiotics and anti-inflammatory meds, 5 day’s supply of Tramadol, a prescription only painkiller (4 per day, 1 every 6 hours) and 5 day’s supply of sleeping pills.
The ward nursing staff was very attentive – checked up on me on the hour, every hour.
I am writing this 6 days after the procedure. My face and neck are still swollen but I can already see the results and I’m very happy. I now longer have visible ‘smile’ lines, when I’m not smiling, and I no longer have a double chin when I lower my head.
I highly recommend Dr Navarach and Phyathai Hospital.
Can we see some before/after shots? Pretty please?
Daniel Bedingfield claimed that his new album is what it would sound like if Sting, Stevie Wonder and Micheal Jackson were in a basement together - I haven't got the album so I'll have to imagine the sound of a blind bloke and a Geordie kicking the shit out of a pedophile.
^You know, for making Mama nooden...
Take me down to the paranormal city where the girls are green and they have three titties...
Oh, won't you please take me home?
I could have sworn the thread title was 'My Thailand Facial Experience." Imagine my disappointment when I read about some bloke advertising a plastic surgeon ...
Down to the important stuff, Bangkok Hospital has hotter nurses than Bumrungrad...........always want to take my blood though....hot vampires, yep!
Thanks, Dr. Nick
Last edited by fred flintstone; 24th July 2012 at 17:30.
Now, back to masturbating to songs of praise.