My name is Rebecca, I am 24 years
old living in Australia. I am a mum & work as a
dancer. The aim of the surgery was to improve my small
A cup breasts to a large B or small C cup size......about
the same as I was before having my boys. Not to mention
the fact that my new boobs would help my job prospects.
A year earlier I had looked at having the surgery done
in Australia but the costs had been progressively ballooning
and I had seen & heard some nightmare stories that
I put down to a lack of practice by the surgeons because
of our small population. So I went looking for a surgeon
overseas because of the sheer volume associated with
the Plastic Surgery Travel boom.
To be honest, I had seen some of the best looking women
in the world and they had started life as men.......Thailand
seemed to be the centre of this industry.
After 8 months of research, I finally felt confident
in selecting Dr Pichet to do my Breast Augmentation
surgery. Many e-mails had been sent and the answers
were always back quickly with any information requested.
The beauty of the Web is that you can get lots of information
on Plastic surgeons, both good & bad. I had read
the lot, filtered the B.S. & believed that my decision
was a good one.
I felt I had all the answers but it was not until I
got to Bangkok that the full weight of my decision dawned
on me. I was about to experience a bit of a culture
My partner & I had originally planned to fly in
and have the surgery done straight away. As luck would
have it, we got to fly to Thailand 5 days earlier than
planned and decided to spend them in Pattaya, holidaying.
I WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND THIS. The time to relax
is a bonus, not to mention the additional shopping time....hehe.
You will not feel much like enjoying yourself for a
few days after the surgery. About 6 days after my surgery,
we went back to Pattaya to finish off the trip &
I was only just starting to come good. Take a few days
to relax........It definitely made the whole experience
We arrived back in Bangkok on January 4, 2006 to see
the doctor and it was at this point that I had a few
doubts. You see, Dr Pichet had been so professional
in all our correspondence that I had assumed he would
have a BIG FLASHY surgery.
When we arrived to do the checkups & documentation
I was presented with a small 2 storey building packed
with desks and staff. Don't get me wrong, it was clean
& neat but small. My images evaporated. I was wondering
what I had got myself into. Luckily, talking to the
doctor made me feel a bit better. He is very straight
forward & professional in person. He also mentioned
that he was aware of this Western medical perception
& that he was planning a move to more traditional
premises. It shouldn't matter but it did for a while.
Within the hour, we had completed the documentation,
photos & had checked in to our hotel. Dr Pichet's
driver (a great man called Hai), picked my partner &
I up from the hotel to go to the hospital. It was about
11am & surgery was scheduled for 1pm as I had already
been fasting. On arrival at the grand Private Hospital
I was met by one of Dr Pichet's nurses & fast tracked
through the X-ray process & testing. I DO MEAN FAST
TRACKED! I was in my very comfortable private room by
12. It had cable TV, private bathroom....all the mod
cons. It was better than most hospitals I have seen
in Australia, including the private ones.
All my pain killers, Anti inflammatory & Antibiotic
drugs had been supplied to the hospital by the doctor
as part of his service. The hospital staff were great
during my 2 day stay and the meals were restaurant quality.......even
though I did not eat many of them. I am not a fan of
pain & you will experience your fair share......but
again, if the oral pain killers were not doing the job
then the hospital nurses happily administered some additional
help through the IV, plus the odd sleeping tablet to
help during the nights. AGAIN......NO CHARGE.
Surgery went off on time & without a hitch. I was
back in my room about 2.30pm. The nurses did 15 minute
blood pressure checks for 2 hours after surgery. After
surgery, you are strapped up with a VERY TIGHT bandage
to keep the implants in place while healing. I felt
like I couldn't breath & wanted it off immediately.
This is evidently quite common & the doctor made
it very clear that the bandage was going to stay on
for the next couple of days or I was to prepare to have
the surgery done again. He won that battle although
I did complain regularly to my partner (Who stayed with
me in the hospital room during my 2 days, at no additional
cost). IF YOU CAN, HAVE SOME EMOTIONAL SUPPORT WITH
YOU, IT DOES HELP!
I had chosen to have my 275cc implants done from under
the arm & under the pectoral muscle. I believe this
is a slightly more painful procedure but I am very glad
that I had it done this way. The 50mm long armpit scars
are disappearing nicely and the breast shape is very
The new textured silicon gel implants feel very natural
& also have some good properties in the unlikely
event that they should ever be punctured. The procedure
makes it hard for you to lift your arms above your head
but 4 weeks down the track I am improving with a bit
of exercise. Another couple of weeks & I will be
back to normal.
Another bonus in dealing with Dr Pichet is his assistant,
Mrs Mao. She is a lovely lady who only a phone call
away. She organised everything for us, from trips to
local shopping centres, to transport to Pattaya (with
Hai because "he is safe") and even talking
with taxi drivers who couldn't find their way back to
our hotel. Mrs Mao was a real bonus to us.
All in all, the whole experience has been a great one.
I love my new boobs ( and play with them daily....hehe).
Dr Pichet is a very good surgeon, the hospital was great
and the end results justify the pain. I couldn't be
more happy ( and I am definitely happier than an acquaintance
of mine that had hers done in Sydney a month earlier
at triple the price).
I had a great holiday in lovely Thailand. Had some excellent
surgery done. Shopped like a demon for some great new
cloths to suit my new body shape and met some fine people.........what
more could a girl ask for?
I highly recommend Dr Pichet's service & would happily
go back to him for other services he provides.
I hope this will help any prospective Augmentation patients.