Thailand Plastic Surgery FAQs

How safe are the hospitals?

Our hospitals are extremely safe! All three hospitals we are currently affiliated with are all JCI (Joint Commission International) accredited. The Joint Comission’s mission is to improve the quality of patient care by assisting International health care organisations, public health agencies and others. International hospitals may seek accreditation to demonstrate quality, and JCI accreditation is considered a seal of approval by medical travellers from the U.S.

If I have breast augmentation, what will my recovery time be?

This is different for everyone as it depends on placement of the implant and your own body’s time to heal. Most clients say they feel back to normal within 4 to 6 weeks.

Is recovery painful?

As with any major surgery, the recovery can be a little painful but all of our past clients say it is absolutely worth it when they see the results.

How do I pay for the surgery?

Payment is simple! You pay direct to the hospital or dental clinic in Thai baht or with a credit card. We recommend credit card as it’s a lot of cash to carry around.

Do the doctors and nurses speak english?

Yes, the majority of doctors and nurses all speak english. There will always be someone available to translate or make communication easier for you.

How much will my procedure cost?

Generally, the prices are nearly 1/3 of the price of New Zealand surgeries. An approximate price for the procedure or procedures required can be obtained but an exact price cannot be given until you have had the pre surgery consultation with your surgeon.

What is your service fee for arranging everything?

We charge $300 per client per surgery. We’ve done all the research so you don’t have to! We’ve searched the market high and low to find unbeatable healthcare, quality accommodation and the lowest air fares for your life-changing experience.

Can my partner/friend travel with me?

Absolutely and at Medi-Cation, we can make all the necessary arrangements. For those travelling on an individual package we encourage you to take a friend or partner, not only for moral support but for affordability.

Can my partner/friend stay in the hospital with me?

Yes, this is normally fine as there is a couch in each private room. For an additional cost (and subject to availability) another bed can be added.

How likely is the risk of infection?

Statistics show that depending on what procedure you have the risk of infection is quite small but as with any surgery you must be extremely careful after leaving the hospital to keep up with the medicines and follow hospital instructions regarding bathing, diet, etc. to reduce risk of an infection occurring.

What if I get an infection in Thailand?

Our hospitals are first class and either have a Surgical Guarantee or a Hospital Policy which means they stand by their workmanship and care to clients. You are normally given a course of antibiotics when you leave the hospital after surgery as a preventative method. If you do feel like you have developed a infection, it is as simple as informing Medi-Cation as well as the hospital and we’ll be able to assist in treating you.

What if I get an infection when I return to home?

Make an appointment with your GP and they will be able to prescribe you a course of antibiotics to treat the infection. Past clients have feared being dismissed due to receiving surgery abroad but don’t worry, this is not the case.

Can I have more than one procedure at a time?

Yes, this is possible in some cases but it depends on your state of health and also on the surgeon. When two or three procedures are done at the same time this can be excessive and exhausting not only for the patient but the surgeon too. This is case by case.

Can Medi-Cation take my assessment photos?

For only NZD$100, we can take your photos for assessment. Whether you’re simply too embarrassed to ask a family member or friend to do it for you or you just don’t know what is required, we are more than happy to do it for you to make your job even easier. And we’ll even upload them and send them off for you!

What form of identification is accepted?

You must always carry your passport with you to any hospital or dental appointment as this will be the only thing they accept as identification.