I would like to express a huge thank you to Dr Pichet and his wonderful staff at Bangkok Plastic Surgery.
10 weeks ago I traveled to Bangkok where Dr Pichet performed a breast lift and enlargement .
And I write this testimonial to hopefully put some doubt to rest for others considering traveling to another country for surgery. Whilst I still say do your homework on where and who will perform your surgery I fully would put my body into the hands of Dr Pichet again.
I left Australia with worried friends about why I would want to go to Bangkok rather than have breast surgery in Australia... Number one reason being about $17,500.00 compared to something substantially less in Thailand. Also an earlier trip to Phuket this year and lengthy discussions with an Australian friend living in Thailand put my mind at peace telling me of his experiences having back surgery the previous year.
Of course surgeons here frown upon Australians traveling to any other country rather than investing the over the top amounts in having surgery within or our own country. Yes we have great surgeons in Australia, but I took into consideration the experience of Dr Pichet who performs types of surgery our Australian surgeons donít even dream of. That put enough confidence in me to trust Dr Pichet to make me more beautiful.
Through emails leading up to surgery I was happy to be traveling to Bangkok and counting down the days. I booked nearby accommodation recommended by Dr Pichet.
To give you some idea what to expect -
I flew into Bangkok the night before I was scheduled for surgery. I was collected from my hotel at 8am the morning of surgery.
I then met Dr Pichet, the wonderful Mrs Mao (what a mother hen) and Dr Pichetís nurses. Paperwork was completed and "new sizes" , method and postions were established. At Drís Pichetís advice I opted for under the muscle which I was advised would be more painful but have the best results
From here Mrs Mao traveled with me to the hospital to have an ECG and Mammogram prior to surgery - all costs covered within the surgery.
We then returned to Dr Pichetís surgery where I was prepped for surgery AND SO EXCITED..... The last bit I remember before waking up with my new enhancements was the anaethetist popping a needle into my hand then it was lights out.
I woke up in the recovery room heavily strapped up with a nurse by my side and remained in recovery for few hours, having dinner (giggling at one choice being Macdonalds if I wished) before being returned to my hotel by Dr Pichetís driver and a nurse and medication.
I have to admit the initial pain was substantial, my chest was very tight and a big breath was difficult to take. I later found it was the strapping that was causing most of the pain. I received a phone call from the surgery in the morning to make sure I was well. I was collected from my hotel late afternoon the next day and Dr Pichet removed the strapping, dressed the surgery area and I was able to shower and ogle my huge new chest and shown how to look after the surgery areas over the next few days. I was also fitted into a sports bra. I was then chauffered back to my hotel.
Phone calls were maintained daily to confirm I was ok and handling post op fine, which I was and any additional painkillers required were brought to my hotel swiftly.
I rested the next day and made a trip to the shopping centre the following day as the tops I had brought to wear had been not very intelligently considered so newer looser purchases were required. I didnít rush and I found out of air conditioning breathing to be very restricted as my chest was still very tight.
I had two more appointments with Dr Pichet before returning home.
I am happy for anyone to contact me through Dr Pichet if they had any enquiries before further considering surgery with him.
All in all I couldnít be happier and I will be eternally grateful to Dr Pichet and his team Ė there is no doubt Dr Pichet is a very talented surgeon and in ten or so years when I am due to be "redone" I would return without hesitation.