Thailand destination for Plastic Surgery


5 key reasons Thailand continues to dominate as a destination for Plastic Surgery

Thailand is not just a gorgeous getaway, but is quickly turning into one of the favorite destinations for plastic surgery. The country is experiencing an enormous increase in footfalls from the USA, South East Asia, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and the Middle East and they are no ordinary tourists. So, what is the deal here?

There are many people who are jetting to Thailand for cosmetic or plastic surgery each year and the numbers are just growing. Today, cosmetic surgery in Thailand is a £2 Billion industry and is definitely a top destination for clients from the US, South East Asia, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Middle East. Experts believe that this industry is expected to boom in the next few years.

The important question is what are the factors that have made Thailand such a popular destination for plastic surgery?

Thailand Provides what patients want!

Thailand has always captivated tourists with its palm-fringed beaches and coconut groves at Ko Samui Island and the rainforest and mountainous island of Phuket. Tourism has always been a major economic factor and now the economy is being reinforced by Medical Tourism. Today, people fly to Thailand to get medical treatment, relax a little, rejuvenate, and get back home, ready to take on life as usual.

There are several reasons or factors that have contributed to this increase in Medical Tourism in Thailand, especially for cosmetic surgery. 

Is cosmetic surgery in Thailand affordable?

Yes. The fact is Thailand doesn’t break your back when it comes to cost of treatment. After all, it is your hard earned money and you wouldn’t want to spend it all just for a small surgery or treatment especially when the cost of living is on the rise.

"Although Medical tourism has existed for over a decade now, there has been a lot of change in the way the MT market has evolved. Today, people are ready to travel abroad for procedures that are available in their country and this is more so because a variety of treatments including plastic surgery is being made available in foreign countries for a fraction of the cost in their home country," Pramod Goel, CEO, PlacidWay

In order to understand the price difference let’s look at the comparative table of average treatment costs:





Breast Augmentation

$5,853 - $7,301

$5,990 - $10,000

$3,319 - $4,618

Breast Reduction

$5,000 - $10,000

From $8,500


Full-face lift

$6,900 - $9,000

From $8,000


Nose Reshaping (Rhinoplasty)

$4,694 - $7,000


From $890

Sex change / Sex Reassignment Surgery

Male to Female: $7,000 to $24,000

Female to Male: from $50,000

From $30,000

$9,000 to $20,000

Eyelids Surgery (blepharoplasty)

$3,000 - $5,000

$4,500 – $8,000

$950 - $2,100

Tummy Tuck/Abdominoplasty

$5,500 - $12,000

From $9,000

$3,000 - $5,000

Does plastic surgery in Thailand take place in shady clinics?

One of the most important reasons, after cost, that attracts clients across the world is that Thailand has a strong infrastructure. Most people think that cost and quality are somehow related and a lower cost means lower quality, but that is not the case in Thailand.

You get high quality treatment at such an affordable cost especially if you have opted for a package from reputed medical tourism providers like PlacidWay. The clinics that offer various cosmetic surgery treatments are not situated in shady locations or dark alleys, but right there in the heart of the business districts. The infrastructure is as good as it gets with state of the art equipment and modern amenities.

In fact, you can even speak with a "Cosmetic Procedures Specialist" regarding your requirements prior to booking your tickets for Thailand.

Are the Doctors good enough?

One of the primary reasons for people traveling from the US, South East Asia, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Middle East to Thailand is because they have absolutely the best plastic surgeons. The top medical professionals in Thailand are experts in Dermatology, Cosmetic Procedures, Reconstructive Surgery, and Gynecology. They have years of experience in plastic surgery, have handled complications, have published papers in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology (JAAD), and are certified by Thai Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons.

Plastic Surgery Procedures in Thailand

Do they specialize in specific or multiple plastic surgery procedures?

The top of the mill Thailand plastic surgery clinics and hospitals specialize in a wider variety of treatments. The type of treatment can vary from clinic to clinic but most clinics are able to satisfy some of the common needs or requirements of clients including:

  • Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Lift
  • Chin Augmentation
  • Forehead Lift
  • Full Face Lift
  • Eyelids Surgery
  • Nose Surgery (Nasal Augmentation & Reduction)
  • Otoplasty (Ear Surgery)
  • Sexual Reassignment Surgery (Male to Female)
  • Lips Augmentation
  • Hair transplantation
  • Liposuction

Are there any other benefits of Thailand Cosmetic Surgery Clinics?

The cost, highly experienced doctors, and infrastructure are not just the only reasons. There are several other benefits that you can enjoy and the list can be endless. Here are a few of them:

  • You can benefit from a free online consultation with your clinic's specialists and surgeons prior to taking a decision
  • Taking appointments is a walk in the park
  • You will be attended by a highly trained medical staff
  • You can have a tailor made solution to satisfy your specific need
  • You can get cost quotation of the entire treatment or selective procedures in advance and for free!
  • Most hospitals and clinics have friendly English speaking staff
  • You can follow up with your surgeon from the comfort of your home after surgery without paying anything extra

At the end of the day, these factors will play an important role in helping you make the right choice. Thailand is not just a tourist destination anymore thanks to the high standards of medical care it has been providing to patients. If you have been sitting for way too long on gifting yourself that "great body" then your time has come!

Get in touch with us and find out more about your options!