Dr Thanakom’s frequently asked questions regarding the surgical procedures, travelling & visas and other general questions.
Yes you will have at least 1 follow-up appointment before leaving the country.
Acrylic or polish nails must be removed prior to surgery. The primary reason for this is to measure oxygen levels through your natural nail beds with the use of pulse oximetry.
The final cost of your procedure will be confirmed after your face to face consultation with Dr Thanakom.
Prices include pre-operative clearance with physical examination, chest x-ray, chem works such as CBC (complete blood count), PT (Prothrombin Time), PTT (Partial thromboplastin time), INR (international normalized ratio), BS (blood surgery), BUN (blood urea nitrogen) and CR (creatinine), ALT (alanine aminotransferase), ALK (Alkaline Phosphatase), Electrolyte, Anti HIV and EKG. Doctor’s fee, Anesthesiologist’s fee, medical supply (e.g. implants), equipment and facilities related to surgery, take home medications and one time OPD follow up.
Clients who decide not to proceed with surgery are charged a consultation and registration fee.
The surgery will be postponed if you have menstruation on the day of your appointment.
Surgery time will be confirmed after your consultation.
No food is allowed at least 8 hours prior to any surgery, this includes any sweet like chewing gum. If there is no fasting instructions given, you must not consume any food or drink from midnight before your scheduled surgery. Clients who do not comply with this requirement risk having their surgery delayed or risk being denied surgery.
DO NOT take any Aspirin and NSAIDS drugs for at least 2 weeks prior to surgery. (Aspirin may be re commenced after 48hrs post op.) If you take Aspirin or any other form of blood thinning medication for a medical condition, please discuss this with Dr. Thanakom.
Thailand law requires clients to be 20 years of age at time of surgery. Exceptions are allowed for clients who are 18 years of age provided that consent is received from parents/guardians.
Generally, a foreign citizen who wishes to enter the Kingdom of Thailand is required to obtain a visa from a Royal Thai Embassy or a Royal Thai Consulate-General before they arrive in Thailand. However, nationals of certain countries do not require a visa if they meet visa exemption requirements as follows:
Nationals of certain countries may apply for visa upon arrival in Thailand. Travelers with this type of visa are permitted to enter and stay in Thailand for a period of not exceeding 15 days. For more information, please see www.mfa.go.th. It is the responsibility of clients to arrange for their visa.
Yes Dr Thanakom offers free online consultation wherein you are required to complete the registration form and send photos for his assessment. To get obtain his professional opinion on your requested procedure, please see www.dr-thanakom.com.
Generally you should bring:
Unless essential, leave your jewellery at your hotel or at home as you will not be allowed to wear jewellery during your surgical procedure. Safe deposit boxes are available in your private hospital room. However the hospital will not be responsible for any loss or damage.
For procedures not more than 4 hours such as eyelid and breast augmentation, you can continue your contraceptive pill as long as you will not be having your menstruation at the time of surgery. For longer surgeries more than 4 hours such as breast lift with implants, tummy tuck etc. we would request you to stop your contraceptive pill as the anesthetic risk is increased as well as a higher risk of DVT.
Yes Dr Thanakom is a board certified and member of International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS). You can verfiy here http://www.isaps.org/.
Dr. Thanakom can take bookings a day or two in advance, depending on his availability. However we strongly recommend to book at least a month in advance.
Compression garments are not included in your package. We strongly encourage you to secure your own compression garments. Piyavate Hospital has a limited supply of compression garments for purchase.
Payment for your surgery is required in full before your surgery and after your face to face consultation with Dr Thanakom.
You can pay either by cash in THB or your home currency. VISA, MASTER CARD credit cards, AMEX, Diners, and UnionPay are welcomed. The hospital doesn’t have a policy to charge extra on credit card payment and is subject to credit/debit card issuing bank policy. You can also do International fund transfer.
For cash payments with foreign currency, this can be exchanged to THB at spot FX rate. If you pay in large amount, Piyavate hospital will facilitate you by contacting FX agency to provide the service at the hospital.
Yes. Dr. Thanakom will let you try different implant sizes placed under your brassiere during your face to face consultation with him. The final breast size is decided between you and Dr Thanakom.
The surgery will be performed at Piyavate Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand.
The results can last for many years. As long as your weight remains stable over time. Most of the procedures are typically a ‘once and done’ procedure, never needing to be repeated. There will be some relaxation of the tissues with age, but not to the extent prior to surgery.
This will depend on how strenuous your job is. Most of Dr Thanakom’s patients are able to return to work after two weeks. If your work requires a lot of physical activity, it may be more than four weeks before you can expect to return. The advice will vary depending on the type of procedure and how you recover following surgery.
Generally laboratory test includes CBC (complete blood count) and chest x-ray. Additional test will be advised by Dr Thanakom after your face to face consultation.