Everything about my experience exceeded my expectations. I could not ask for a better surgeon! in Bangkok, Thailand.
I did a lot of research on the internet prior to booking my appointment with Dr. Pichet. My husband and I have been to Bangkok about 12 times and knew that plastic surgery was very popular and well priced in Thailand. I previously had plastic surgery ...............(rhinoplasty) and found my surgeon................... to be very rude and arrogant. I felt like the surgeon just didn't care about me. The surgery was $6000CDN and I was kicked out right after the surgery. Needless to say, the surgeon or staff did not even call to check up on me. Well, if this was the service I was receiving in................., I did not know what to expect in Bangkok.
I did a large amount of research on plastic surgeons in Bangkok, and Dr. Pichet's name stood out as one of the top doctors. I contacted him and he responded promptly, and also provided emails of several women he operated on. All the women I contacted had nothing but wonderful things to say about him. About a month before surgery I sent a money transfer of $500USD, and the remainder to be paid on the day of surgery.
The day we flew into Bangkok, we were picked up at the airport and taken to our hotel. As soon as we got to the room, a staff member called to book a pre-op appointment for the next day.
The next day we were picked up and taken to the clinic. It is very nice, clean and modern. All the staff are extremely friendly and helpful. I was taken to a room to try on various sizes of implants. I wanted to be a 34C so I went with 350cc under the muscle. The staff also get you to fill out a ton of paperwork, as well as take "before" pictures.
The day of surgery, I arrived at 9:00am and changed into a hospital gown. The staff then took blood and urine samples. You then sign more paperwork and wait for the doctor. I was then wheeled into the operating room, and I don't remember a thing after that! ................................................
The next morning the bandages are taken off and a surgical bra is given to wear for the next two weeks. A nurse took me back to my hotel and came with me to the room to ensure everything was okay.
I received daily calls from the clinic to see how I was recovering. I also had several post-op appointments to ensure everything was healing properly. One night I was having extreme back pain, from sleeping on your back, since you cannot sleep on your side, I called Dr. Pichet and he sent a courier over with medication. Talk about customer service!
Although the recovery was painful, I am extremely pleased with my results. I am exactly the size I was hoping to be. All my clothes fit and look better. I feel more feminine than my previous 34A size. It has been one month since my surgery and everythhing is healing very nicely.
Dr. Pichet and his staff are very kind, friendly and caring. They treat you like family. Transport is provided free of charge to and from the clinic, as well as to and from the airport. .......................
His staff are also willing to take you (free of charge) shopping or sightseeing around Bangkok. I had such a wonderful and positive experience, that I would definitely be back if I decided to have any other surgery in the future. As I have said, the clinic is extremely clean and sanitary. Dr. Pichet is very knowledgeable as well as his staff.
Breast augmentation prices .............., I paid about $2700 CDN for the surgery.............................. Not only did I save a ton of money, but had a wonderful experience and a great vacation too. Everything about my experience exceeded my expectations. I could not ask for a better surgeon!
Thank you for everything Dr. Pichet and staff!!
Tanya from Canada,
Nettie Perry Adams
This is your patient,
Dr. Nettie Perry Adams, age 55 desiring to say to you "A Job Well done". My Abdominal Plasty
surgical procedure went extremely well. Again, thanks
to you and the staff at this General Hospital.
to be the warm, wonderful, dynamic and caring person
that you are. My husband, Ben also wish you and your
family the Best and thanks to you for making his wife
surgery a success.
There was an awful
amount of "trust" rendered on ALL our parts,
because your staff didn't't know me, and vise versa.
Again, thanks to you ALL. I would also like to give
kudos to the hospital staff, the clinic, and a special
warm thank you to Ying (Dr. Pichet's staff); Ms. Mao
(Dr. Pichet's staff) and Kong (Hospital staff). Each
and everyone was so very accommodating.
Well, take care and I wish you and your family a great
Dr.Pichet ,Family and Staff
First,I would like
to thank you for you making my stay here such an experience.
You and your staff were more than that I cannot thank
you enough for.My surgeries are on their way to making
a great recovery.If I plan to have any further surgeries,you
definitely will be my doctor.This place is truely amazing
,Bangkok is such an eye opener!!There is everthing and
anything for a person to want ,see ,or do . From the
time I arrived here you saw to it with your two drivers
that I enjoyed my stay here ,and that I got to experience
Bangkok and all it has to offer. The drivers are a very
great benefit of having surgery with you here.The hotel
is a good hotel with a great staff who make a quick
recovery possible.When I return home ,I will be staying
in touch to update.
You on my recovery, and to stay in touch as friends.I
will miss all of you,and thank you again.Well wish me
best in the redcuction of my swelling.
Jame from Canada
Dear Dr. Pichet,
Khawp khun kha!(thank
you very much) I really mean that. It has been over
two years since my surgery and I am doing fine.
I miss Thailand
more than I thought I ever would admit to, but I really
hope to come back and maybe work as a photographer there.
I miss you and your
staff, the care you gave me was much more than I expected.
I am happy to be able to say that I know you.
I have told many
people about you and hope that you are doing well.
Again, Khawp khun kha.....
Faak kwaam khit thueng khun kha,( Miss you all )
Ingrid from USA
My first trip to
Thailand for waist reduction and hair transplant. The
trip to Bangkok took 33 hours (house to motel). Bangkok
time is 12 hours ahead of Dayton. A limo picked me at
the airport, drove me to the motel, a call was placed
to the doctor's staff (2am), and I was told I would
be picked up at 9 am to meet the doctor. Registration
for my room was already prepared so all I had to do
was let them take an imprint of my credit card. I went
up and soaked in the tub for a while an got a few hours
At 9am a staff member
picked me up. The Doctor went over the procedures, had
me sign a ton of forms, looked me over and reviewed
some medical data.The staff then took me off to the
hospital. Admittance was all preparedahead, so I just
had to go from room to room to have blood work, EKG
etc performed. Took all of 20 minutes, no waiting anywhere.
hospital is old, not like modern American facilities,
like something out of the sixties. The beds have to
be hand cranked, no big rack of electronic equipment
to monitor you in your room, maybe it exists on other
floors. The surgery room seemed to be about the same
as the outpatient center where my brow lift was just
But the doctor's
and hospital staff is what makes it unique. Anywhere
from 1-3 nurses are constantly checking to see if you
need anything, as well as your vital signs. They hold
your hand and rub your arms or shoulders to re-assure
you. They are always pleasant and smiling. I felt safe
and never experienced any fear of what might happen
The surgery on
the first day took 2 hours to do the waist reduction
liposuction and take the hair graft from the back of
my head. A spinal block was used. I awoke in my room
with one of the Doctor's staff holding my hand.
The second day
was rough. The surgery lasted 3.5 hours (I watched the
clock tick ever so slowly), under local anesthesia,
while 3 people inserted 2000 single hairs. If I was
to do this again I would pay extra to have it done under
general anesthesia. That night, one of the Doctors staff
members was assign to spend the night in the room with
me. It seems the first night I got out of bed several
times, would walk around the room for a while and then
get back into bed. I have no remembrance of this.The
hospital had called the Doctor during the night to let
him know what I was doing. So someone was assigned to
watch over me to insure I did not hurt myself. I did
wake up about 2am in pain and sat up. Within a couple
of minutes Ying was up and asking me if I hurt and had
the night nurse in to give me a shot of pain medicine.
My release from
the hospital was delayed until mid afternoon. During
the early morning I had registered a slight fever and
until they where positive I was not getting an infection
I was held there.
Each day a staff
member picks me up at the motel and takes me to the
clinic to clean my scalp. We are all encouraged to come
to the clinic to rest or use the computer. The idea
is to help us not feel alone or fell stuck in our rooms.
Twice a day staff
members go to the other girl's room to clean and dilate
them. I have read were some doctors do the bottom surgery,
teach the person how to clean and dilate, and then pretty
much leave them on their own. These girls will not be
allowed to do it themselves until they have healed sufficiently.
I think I like this approach best.
There are 3 other
girls here from the US that have just had their bottom
surgery. A Russian immigrant from Chicago, one from
Salt Lake City and one from West Virginia. So now Jacquin,
Dominique and myself get together every morning for
breakfast and dinner and talk for hours. They are both
very pleased with their surgery, how they are treated
and the results. Tomorrow we hope that all three of
us will be permitted to go to the mall and try a little
shopping. Unfortunately the Russian girl stays by herself,
but she did have breakfast with us this morning.
The motel rooms
are small, but clean and modern. Food is cheap and very
good. A full dinner buffet is only $5 US. The room rate
includes the breakfast buffet.
Bangkok is not
the prettiest place I have ever been but the people
are the best: friendly, polite and caring. We are treated
with dignity by everyone. The motel staff always treat
each of us as ladies, and right now I pretty much look
like a Cro-Magnon man that has been in a fight and lost
(I also had 19 hours of blend electrolysis over a 2
week time span before leaving Dayton).
As to the Doctor
and his staff, they are just wonderful. It is like you
have been adopted into a big caring, gentle and loving
family. They are constantly checking on you and seeing
if there is anything you need. Even when you think you
don't need anything they bring you water or something
to eat to keep your strength up while you are at the
clinic. I was told not to worry about anything, and
everything is always taken care of or arranged. It is
nice not to have to worry. They are available at all
hours if we need anything.
This trip has
served its purpose, I have completed 2 more small surgeries
on my transition journey, I am comfortable with coming
to Thailand for my SRS. With first hand knowledge my
uncertainty about SRS and which SRS surgeon has ended.
I have made two new girlfriends who are elated with
their new bodies and we all are healing nicely. In less
then 9 months I plan to come back to Bangkok (assuming
a couple of other doctor's concurrence) for a longer
stay and again put my trust in the hands of Dr Pichet
and his staff.
Joanne from USA
Once upon a time in Bangkok
I just completed
my surgery with Dr. Pichet on November 23, 2003. I am
very pleased with the attention that Dr. Pichet's staff
and Dr. Pichet gave me. The surgery was a difficult
one for Dr. Pichet as I had little penile tissue to
use and little scrotal tissue to use. In addition I
am overweight which added complications. Dr. Pichet
used in addition to my scrotal and penile tissues a
skin graft from my tummy to create a neo vagina of 5
inch depth. The after care that Pichet and his staff
have provided has been excellent. Any concerns I have
had have been addressed immediately. I am now well on
the the way to recovery. Dr Pichet also did a bilateral
mamioplasty. I had one failed implant that left much
scar tissue for Dr.Pichet to deal with to complicate
the breast augmentation surgery. But again Dr Pichet's
surgery was excellent andI am well pleased.
I am here with 3
other t girls and the mutual support we give each other
is wonderful. Yesterday we went shopping which the Dr
arranged. Sunday I went to view the Grand Palace and
wat Pho temple ,Thursday we are going to the old capital
city. So Dr.Pichet not only takes care of our physical
needs but our emotional needs as well.I am a very hard
person to please and I can only sing the praises of
Dr Pichet and his staff.
Jacquelyn from USA
A testimonial of my experiance with
Dr. Pichet et. al.
I am a 58 yr. old
mtf transsexual. I contacted Dr. Pichet in early Sept.
'03. He responded very quickly ( He personally checks
his e-mail every day, as many as 35 or more!) I asked
for 10/10/03 and he agreed (I had passport, documentation
from psycholgist,etc.)I arrived 10/9/03 at 11:50 p.m.
He had a car and driver for me as promised to take me
to the hotel ( very nice) I had a note to call Mrs.
Mao who cheerfully instructed me as to take the swiff
laxative that was waiting for me in my room. By 6:00
a.m. I greeted the new day thoroughly cleaned out looking
forward to meeting Dr. Pichet at 9:00a.m. He doesn't
paint any "rosy pictures", he gives you his
honest opinion and assessment. I appreciated this very
much. After interview and signing of many forms we were
off to the hospital and finally after all these years
to become the woman I've always wanted to be. Vibhavadi
General Hospital is a very nice, clean, modern facility.
The staff is very professional and friendly. The anesthesiologist
was great, she gave me an epidural and then general.
My throat was neither sore nor did I aspirate even though
intubated for many hours. I was in hospital for 4 days
and had one of his assistants with me 24/7 'til I was
discharged. Back to the clinic to get my luggage and
check back in to the hotel. There I had an assistant
a couple of rooms away from me (Ying)who was with Perri
for the "duration". I went to the clinic every
day, at 9:00 every a.m. I was met and taken there to
be cleaned and dilate.Tak was usually there for me and
she would read from a novel I had and I would help her
with her pronunciation. She called me "teacher",
she has an excellent command of English. they fed me
everyday and truly treated me as family, I can't emphasize
this enough! In short money cannot buy the treatment
and care you get from Dr. Pichet.I would recommend my
own family. Friends or anyone else to Dr. Pichet's care
and expertise. To Dr. Pichet, his wife and staff thank
you so very much. I will be in touch.
love Allie (U.S.A.)
Surgery of tummy tuck and breast implant Result from a group of patients from Australia
First of all it was a pleasure meeting you finally after so may emails, i and both the girls would like to thank
you and everyone involved for making this a memroable time both for me and my sister, we appricate your
help at Bangkok airport as we had no other way out. we are all ok and everything is looking good, our wounds
are healing fine, and the pain is under control. i would higly recommend you to any of my family and friends.
i wish we could have spent more time in bangkok but i guess there is always a next time.
with the warmest regards
THANK YOU FROM KOSAL,JOHN AND KANYA
Pichet Rodchareon M.D. Una scheda certificata chirurgo plastico,
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