Medical tourism is a major factor within the Thai economy and numerous hospitals throughout the country have recognized the potential enhancement to their profitability by looking towards attracting overseas visitors to sample the many surgical and medical procedures available.
One medical facility which has embraced the medical tourism mantra is Phyathai Sriracha Hospital. It has long been a favourite with many expats and regular visitors due to the quality of its staff, facilities, and competitive pricing policies.
Given that plastic surgery is regarded as the number one medical procedure among tourists and foreigners living in Thailand, Phyathai Sriracha Hospital has taken further steps to obtain a share of that lucrative market.
Plastic surgery in Thailand is popular because it is relatively inexpensive when compared with most Western nations and Thai surgeons specializing in plastic surgery are regarded as among the best in the world.
At Phyathai Sriracha, one of these specialist plastic surgeons is Dr Dulayanat Aranyapala, whose field of expertise lies in the area of the newly advanced sector of minimally invasive surgical techniques.
Dr Dulayanat spent almost a year or so studying the new age of plastic surgery at the Image Plastic Surgery Center in Seoul, South Korea. Here he was introduced to the new techniques being used to perform popular procedures like endoscopic breast augmentation and endoscopic forehead lifts. Both techniques, as the ‘endoscopic’ suggests, involve minimal incisions, thereby allowing for faster healing, less scarring, and far better longer-term cosmetic outcomes for patients at reasonable costs.
For Dr Dulayanat, he has become a leading Thai surgical exponent of minimally invasive techniques in facelifts, eyelids, breast surgery, body contouring, and facial fracture repair.
Endoscopic breast augmentation is a fairly recent incorporation into this area of plastic surgery, but the results have been highly positive. An endoscope is basically an instrument that incorporates special viewing technology which enables a surgeon to view images inside a patient’s body by way of small incisions.
The instrument contains two parts, a tubular probe that has a tiny camera and bright light which is inserted by way of a small incision and a viewing screen which magnifies the transmitted images to a screen that the surgeon views during the operation.
Endoscopic surgery allows the plastic surgeon to work easier in positioning breast implants, with the end result being far reduced scarring for the patient. The incisions are less than 25mm, thereby helping to minimize the after-effects of surgery. Recovery times tend to be much shorter than normal surgical procedures.
Although endoscopic breast augmentation has a number of advantages, it is important to emphasis that it is a relatively new procedure within the plastic surgery . Equally, the best candidates for this procedure are those who do not have large amounts of loose hanging skin around the chest area where the surgery is to be performed.
Phyathai Sriracha Hospital also offers abdominoplasty surgery, which is more commonly known as a ‘tummy tuck’. There are two types of tummy tuck, a full abdominoplasty for those patients who have excessive fat deposits and a drop in underlying muscle and a mini or modified abdominoplasty for patients with good muscle tone but who have too much skin and the stomach appears crinkly.
To make an appointment to see Dr Dulayanat or to find out more about plastic surgery procedures at Phyathai Sriracha Hospital then please contact them by phone: 089 7500293 (English), email: [email protected], or visit their website: www.phyathai-sriracha.com