Gold Coast cosmetic surgery has become synonymous with quality treatments in a Gold Coast tropical environment that attracts people from all over Australia.
In past years however, a new trend has emerged with many Gold Coast residents that are seeking quality cosmetic surgery alternatives, heading to Bangkok, Thailand to receive that very same treatment.
Cosmetic surgery on the Gold Coast in comparison to cosmetic surgery in Thailand is differentiated on the frontend and simply comes down to cost. Thailand is said to be a lot more cost-effective than Australia when it comes to cosmetic surgery. Plastic surgery on the Gold Coast, although excellent in the outcomes that are produced, the cost can sometimes be prohibitive for many potential patients who then seek alternative cosmetic surgery arrangements in Thailand.
There is an addition to the cost of plastic surgery in Thailand and that being the cost of an air fare and accommodation. However, it is considered by many Gold Coast residents to be a small additional price to pay, to have, what is seen to be, a more cost-effective treatment than they otherwise would have been able to afford on the Gold Coast.
The major business for cosmetic surgery in Thailand is breast implants and blepharoplasty, which makes up over 50% of the medical tourism traffic from Australia seeking plastic surgery alternative in Thailand.
Breast Implants have become extremely trendy and for what will cost approximately $3000 in Thailand will cost substantially more having been performed by a Gold Coast cosmetic surgeon.
Blepharoplasty is basically the removal of eyelid bags and it is a procedure that is relatively simple where the patient does not need to stay overnight and the recovery is less than a week. It is an extremely popular procedure with Australians seeking alternatives in Thailand and at a cost of close to $600 at a very reputable Bangkok hospital. Some therefore find it difficult to justify the price of the Gold Coast cosmetic surgeon that will charge more than three times the cost for that same procedure.
That said however, when one considers the safety factors involved in travelling to a foreign land, dealing with foreign people in a foreign climate and having an unknown individual cutting into your body, there is an enormous weight of argument in retaining a Gold Coast cosmetic surgeon to do these procedures as opposed to travelling to Bangkok.
The quality of cosmetic surgeons in Thailand is extremely good and there are certain hospitals that have specialist areas that deal only with cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery. Bumrungrad Hospital in Bangkok has an excellent reputation for quality cosmetic surgery with five-star service.
The other great find in Thailand for Gold Coast residents seeking cosmetic surgery, is Yanhee Hospital in Bangkok. This facility offers excellent cosmetic surgeons and many Gold Coast residents have taken the trip on several occasions to have their cosmetic surgery procedures undertaken. Yanhee Hospital is located on the north-western side of Bangkok and can be quite difficult to get to by public transport and traffic in Bangkok is at gridlock most of the time, so staying in adequate accommodation close by Yanhee Hospital is advisable.
And one of the great secrets is that Yanhee Hospital is half the price of Bumrungrad Hospital, however Bumrungrad Hospital does offer a level of accommodation that you would expect at a Hyatt Regency hotel.
The upside of having your procedure done in Thailand is that your cosmetic surgeon will require you back, after discharge, in 5 to 10 days, in which time you can explore the likes of Koh Samui, Phuket, Koh Chang or Pattaya.
In summary, travelling to Thailand to have a small procedure like Blepharoplasty preformed is not that cost-effective, however if you combine that with some other procedures you just might find Thailand to be an attractive alternative the Gold Coast cosmetic surgery.