Cosmetic Vacation to Thailand – My Trip from Australia

By Yiannis Rekuc

In May of 2011 I took my first cosmetic tour and journeyed to Thailand from Sydney to have breast implants and some minor cosmetic dentistry (laser teeth whitening). Not only am I extremely pleased with the results but I saved about $3,300 AUD and got a great vacation to boot!

At first I was concerned about exactly what the standard of care would be as with Thai hospitals however after conducting some investigation via the internet and talking with people on online forums I found Thai Medical. I also learned that Thailand attracts visitors all over the world and possess outstanding reputations when it comes to health care. I also uncovered some reports about health risks and bad results from unqualified surgeons but these were limited to 2 or 3 repeat offenders. Thai Medical helped me avoid the questionable practitioners by giving me the honest truth about which doctor is good and which ones to avoid.

My Cosmetic Tour to Thailand

My cosmetic tour was pretty smooth thanks to the wonderful staff at TMV. They answered all my questions and Lala helped arrange all the appointments and pickups. I decided on Dr Somchai as my plastic surgeon. My factors were his years of experience and dozens of positive reviews and TMV helped confirm my findings about the best cosmetic surgeons in Thailand. While I found that very few Thai people speak english and most were pretty shy, but all the staff at TMV and the hospital were fluent and very helpful. I was also very impressed by how positive and pleasant the majority of Thai people are. It was nice to be looked after. I would never get that kind of personal treatment back home. I decided on the 200cc “Gummi Implants” what are newest and most natural looking but also the costliest option. (still about 40% cheaper than back home)

The hospital was like a hotel and one of the nicest hospital i have ever seen. The facilities looked less than 5 years old even though i was told the hospital had opened in 1981.

I had a similar good experience with the dentist that TMV recommended. The location was in the heart of Bangkok overlooking Siam Square the main shopping area. I paid $200 for the cool laser teeth whitening and Ive gotten dozens of compliments on my shiny new smile. I had to cancel my first appointment because it was too soon after my breast surgery but they were happy to reschedule.

The hotel i choose was also amazing. I searched from TMV’s list of over 800 of the Best hotels in Bangkok and found a 4 star gem for less than $30 a night! It included breakfast and a free tuk-tuk shuttle to the sky train station.

I’d definitely take another cosmetic tour to Thailand again. The value for my money is unbeatable anywhere. I want to have some more dental work and maybe some botox on my next trip. The land of smiles made a believer out of me in less than 7 days.

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Comments

  1. mccres  March 17, 2012

    You have a point. But aren't you talking about female beauty? At the Barber shop I don't hear to much about men talking about getting perms or having to short of hair.

    As I speak my mom is getting her weave removed in the next room. I don't know.

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  2. pietti tomi  March 16, 2012

    A bikini-clad Naomi Campbell hits the beach with boyfriend Vladislav Doronin on Friday (January 4) in Phuket, Thailand. The 40-year-old British | The ANT Colony.

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  3. yoshiakath  March 16, 2012

    so Thai Medical vacation continues ;))

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  4. hedusse fazenkel  March 15, 2012

    ทำแล้วก็ไม่เปิด ป้าคิดไรอยู่❔❔ Thailand Beauty spa

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  5. holtercega  March 15, 2012

    Paradise. I want to go back! Thailand beauty

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  6. lehting  March 14, 2012

    I think it's ignorant to base a humans worth on their external appearance. This just shows how ignorant some society are about self acceptance and in denial of who the really are. I'm of Spaniard descent and have pale skin as do my parents but I have relatives with darker complexions and think their much prettier than my paler ones.

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  7. ogi saldin  March 11, 2012

    great,they made a good decision to put her onstage with cha.:)

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  8. leopoud  March 11, 2012

    love phuket forever++++++++

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  9. sto  March 11, 2012

    Yuwadee depicts three women from bygone times, each representing the ideal of Lanna northern Thai beauty. Dressed in luxurious silk sarongs, they wear their hair in chignons adorned with golden chains. Each woman exhibits her own individual personality but, together, they represent an era in time.

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  10. erbergero van rijann  March 11, 2012

    If you are planning a vacation in any area where the natives speak a different language than you, it is a good idea to become familiar with some key phrases in that language. People who visit Thailand and learn a bit of the Thai …

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  11. plan  March 10, 2012

    TMV we luv you!! …from philippines

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  12. elahide dett  March 10, 2012

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  13. ada scrisin  March 10, 2012

    The Summit Windmill Golf Residence recently hosted the “Fast Track” portion of the 2012 Miss Thailand Beauty Pageant.

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  14. viko  March 9, 2012

    Hello Thailand Beauty Lift High Nose puts the plastic in (and leaves the surgery out of) plastic surgery: Sizable schnoz? Problem…

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  15. cading  March 9, 2012

    what about Lucy Liu, she is beautiful. How about black and asians are beautiful. Expect Tiger Woods is not, so Black is beautiful. Asian is beautiful. but not Black and Asian is beautiful. but then again, Whoopi Goldberg is hideous. so how about sometimes Black is Beautiful, but Asian is beautiful. But Margaret Cho is not beautiful. so sometimes Black is beautiful, sometimes Asian is beautiful. but Eva Mendes is beautiful. So sometimes Black is beautiful, sometimes Asian is beautiful, and Hispanic is beautiful. but then again the Cuban lady that works with me at the office is not beautiful. Ok, sometimes Black is beautiful, sometimes Asian is beautiful, sometimes Hispanic is beautiful. but then again Elizabeth Hurley is beautiful. so sometimes Black is beautiful, sometimes Asian is beautiful, sometimes Hispanic is beautiful, White is beautiful, but Rosanne Barr is not beautiful at all. ok sometimes…..Forget it, how about sometimes women regardless of race is beautiful and sometimes they are not.

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  16. sperrio sti  March 9, 2012

    Beautiful Thai Women | Cultural Differences

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  17. gong tumansking  March 8, 2012

    All colours are beautiful, black included.

    I DO think the media industry is Eurocentric and believe that white features are more attractive, hence why most of the names you mentioned are more well known – they have succumbed to a Western standard of beauty.

    However, I do not for one minute think that less well-known celebs who retain their ethnic features, do not get surgery to soften them and remain natural looking are any less beautiful. In fact, I think they are more so, as in the entertainment industry they are rare finds. Looking at Gabrielle Union, I can't see how she has conformed to 'Euro beauty standards', though.

    How about Kerry Washington? She is very pretty, and not a feature on her face could be considered 'Eurocentric'.

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  18. borbinosta annero  March 7, 2012

    28Days↓Thailand >=) lovin it!

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  19. mayerschur  March 6, 2012

    แต่งหน้าแบบไทย “นพมาศ” พร้อมเทคนิคบำรุงผิวแบบไทยๆ โดยสุดยอดบิวตี้กูรูบน” Thai Beauty Tips:

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  20. kissett  February 29, 2012

    very very nice

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  21. barra chermannew  February 29, 2012

    the first answer is right but i like it, you address the problems of black people in a tasteful way, and as female i believe you receive some criticism but less than if a black male were to do it. So im not hating, once again you pointed out something that people don't like talking about.

    To answer the question europeans have always demanded in order to live with them you have to drop and adapt their standards. The only part about being taken over military wise and society was. Doesnt mean you have totally agree with it, but you have to do something in order to succeed in life.

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  22. blakeman shiro  February 26, 2012

    Due to a saturation of 5-star hotels opening up in Bangkok and throughout Thailand. The Royal Princess Chiang Mai is one of these additions to the affiliated Dusit International. Its ambiance and design fit well with the slower-paced …

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  23. math dari  February 26, 2012

    shes also great=D

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  24. ada heffer  February 25, 2012

    Zani rocks…I hope that she will also shine like Charice.

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  25. rojews  February 25, 2012

    Thai Beauty Tips V Shared

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  26. fogawa mon  February 24, 2012

    I think it's ignorant to base a humans worth on their external appearance. This just shows how ignorant some society are about self acceptance and in denial of who the really are. I'm of Spaniard descent and have pale skin as do my parents but I have relatives with darker complexions and think their much prettier than my paler ones.

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  27. mayonnthis katso  February 18, 2012

    I think it's ignorant to base a humans worth on their external appearance. This just shows how ignorant some society are about self acceptance and in denial of who the really are. I'm of Spaniard descent and have pale skin as do my parents but I have relatives with darker complexions and think their much prettier than my paler ones.

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  28. assell paquarro  February 17, 2012

    Cosmetic Tour by DB.

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  29. stallah  February 16, 2012

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  30. castah roxander  February 15, 2012

    " Or have we been brainwashed to the point where we dont even like ourselves anymore."

    Pretty much. At least for most blacks that I have seen.
    It's just another method used to divide us, keep us controlled and get us to conform to the status quo.

    It's sad really. Because of these thing, it seems like a lot of black people are still slaves to the white man and his ways. Figuratively speaking of course.

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  31. wentz  February 11, 2012

    Thai beauty pageant so beautiful and gorgeous nice face with the perfect body….I like them all loll…

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  32. myrinoncal giuliong  February 10, 2012

    so thai beauty ru… yingluck made my john wake up in the temple and nature started working

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  33. ghisaton luebarbo  February 6, 2012

    Cosmetic surgery in Thailand is now more popular than ever and and up to 70 cheaper than surgery back home Millions of medical tourists are now travelling to Thailand to enjoy affordable cosmetic surgery combined with one of the most amazing exotic holiday locations in the world

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  34. carrie  February 6, 2012

    its just what happens in america.
    but if you look at international modeling..there are some really really beautiful black women who retain their natural assets.

    and some black women really do just have thinner noses than some–is doesnt make them europeanized, imo.

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  35. schrys carato  February 1, 2012

    The Thai vacation home of Shaun Horcoff I do believe

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  36. valden dupp  February 1, 2012

    That whole area (South Asia) was dominated by Great Britain for a very long time; long enough for the British to impose on the native citizens the belief that fair skin= true beauty. Many East Asians feel this way as well; they see the often light eye and hair colors of Europeans and believe that is the ideal look. Both South and East Asians are more concerned with having a "European" looking face rather than a "chinese" looking one. Double eyelid surgeries have even become more prominent in East Asia to gain the more "Western" appearing eyes.

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  37. uscal feuillanda  January 23, 2012

    The Best Thai Beauty Secrets | class=” “

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  38. thon  January 22, 2012

    thai beauty. at the temple of the reclining buddha

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  39. rolettelin  January 21, 2012

    Agree completely.

    Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah……. Me so snotty that i have to resort to.. blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah

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  40. mcchira kobier  January 15, 2012

    I can understand where you are coming from….but just to take something back…Tyra Banks is gorgeous without those tracks!! Woman are always trying to enhance themselves, this is a trend that has been going on for centuries. I would like to first of all mention that BEAUTY is SKIN DEEP. In these times, people are so caught up in the physical appearance that it is almost sickening. Black Women are not the only copy-cats either, hun…white women go to tanning salons. Dye their hair. Plump their lips. Push up their breasts. And so do hispanics, indians, whatever you call yourself. In this forum I see so many young girls focused so much on outward appearance. It is not as important as we think it is. If your spirit isn't right, you are not beautiful!!! A beautiful woman has a kind heart, a giving spirit. She is a great mother…sister…and friend. Just because you can pose for a picture and make a man sweat does not mean u are beautiful! So I guess it depends on what your definition of beautiful is. Just be a beautiful person and don't pay attention to others judgements. With your afro, tan, weave, or whateva! LOL

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  41. slayler  January 14, 2012

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  42. grimmillie turner  January 10, 2012

    I dont know but i know you are beautiful!

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  43. gasp sanjul  January 10, 2012

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  44. carukihi  January 7, 2012

    Time to go back home. The Thai vacation has gone!

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  45. peck  January 6, 2012

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  46. raft mombs  December 31, 2011

    I love Thailand..I cant wait to come in May and get my lipo!

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