Dear Dr. Pichet and staff:
My family and I would like to once again thank you
and your staff for all of your help. The surgery went as you said it would,
and the hotel accommodations were more than adequate.
We felt compelled to write this letter to describe
our experience. At first we were a little skeptical about having breast augmentation
surgery outside of the United States. We wanted to take a nice family
vacation and possibly incorporate Audreys surgery as well. After viewing
your website and
speaking to a few friends and family members, we decided
to go with Doctor Pichet. Some of our family members were upset and
thought we were crazy and felt it was not the best route to take for surgery.
Well, for those that are somewhat skeptical, we are
both college graduates, Audrey being from Chicago and myself from New York.
We have both traveled to several countries around the world, and we both
agree that not only were we treated kindly and professionally, but everything
that the Doctor told us via email came to be. We were told our party of six
would be picked up at the airport and transferred to our hotel at no additional
charge. We asked for a nice family hotel and received just that at
the Princeton Park Suites. As we also requested, the hotel had an exercise facility,
and Dr. Pichet provided us with a microwave for our rooms.
The day after arriving, a driver picked us up at
our hotel and brought us to the Doctors office, again at no additional charge.
During our meeting,
Dr. Pichet was very informative about the different
choices of implants available.
I was in the medical field and felt a bit uneasy
going to a different country and letting my future wife have surgery, but
after meeting Dr. Pichet and asking him to let me take part in observing
the surgery and him not having a problem with that, I felt comfortable.
Immediately following our meeting, we headed to the
hospital. Once again I was impressed because now my driver was also my doctor.
drove us in his Mercedes to the hospital. Not that
owning a Mercedes makes him a great doctor, it would not have mattered if
it was a Volkswagen or a
Ford truck, the fact is I personally dont know of
any doctor in the US that would take the time to get to know you, let alone
give you a ride to the hospital, no matter what he or she drove.
The surgery went well. Dr. Pichet said the procedure
would be about an hour to an hour and thirty minutes. About halfway through
the surgery, Dr.
Pichet raised up the OR table to take a look at his
progress, which to me looked fine. He pointed out that because Audrey had
previous implants, she
had a scar that was just under the crease of her breast.
Now that the new implants were a bit larger, there was a slight indentation
on her breast.
Dr. Pichet did not like that, so he made it right,
which took him more time and work. Once he was finished, it was perfect. Dr.
Pichet went out of his
way to make it look perfect. He told us in the beginning
he is not God, but would do the best he could. He did that and more.
Dr. Pichet did not
charge us more and spent at least another hour making
sure Audreys breasts came out as perfect as possible.
After surgery we went to recovery where once again
we were treated very nicely. From there we went to a private room. Audrey
stayed in the
hospital two nights. Dr. Pichet made sure I was also
made very comfortable at the hospital, that I had a place to sleep and my
meals were included.
None of this was at any extra cost. Once Audrey was
ready to leave, all prescriptions were provided as well as a new bra.
We were also sent a
driver to return us to our hotel. There was no extra
charge for anything.
If we had chosen to do this in the US, it would have
cost over $3000 just for the hospital, plus $4300 for the removal of the
old implant and
replacement with the new. In addition, Audrey would
have had to purchase all of her own medication and her own bra. She would
have also had to
provide her own transportation to and from the hospital
and the doctors office for any appointments. Choosing to do this with
Dr. Pichet cost us
under $3000 USD. The hotel and surgery combined was
right at $3500USD, and that included two rooms at the hotel and breakfast
each day for our 9-day stay with 4 adults and two children.
We are now back in the US and it has been eight days
since the surgery. Audrey is still a bit swollen and tender in some areas,
but overall is
healing well. Once again we would like to say that
Dr. Pichet is the best and truly a man of his word! My family and I thank
you and know we have a
true friend in Bangkok. Bless you and your family.
The Penza Family