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