I just wanted to write
a letter to you to commend you and your wonderful staff on your
successful job operating on me in Thailand:
From the moment I arrived on my flight into Bangkok, I was welcomed
at the airport by a friendly man named Hai and taken to Dr Pichet's
office. I hopped in a luxurious mini-bus and sped away through the
notorious Bangkok traffic.
Upon arriving I was greeted by all his lovely staff and I was very
nervous and scared as I was travelling alone and Dr Pichets staff
members were very helpful, serving tea and chatting away making
me feel welcome. I underwent a checkup and was explained in detail
about the procedure. Hotel check in wasn't until 1pm so while I
waited in the office, Mrs. Mao asked me if I would like some noodles
and soup, which they had delivered from McDonalds!! Only in Thailand!
Then I had to sign what seemed like 100 forms, and this experience
was very daunting to me as I had never been overseas I began to
miss family back home. Like a big old sissy, I started to get upset
but Mrs Mao comforted me and let me use her own personal mobile
to call home and Mrs Mouth helped me to arrange a sim-card and pre-paid
credit for my phone to make calls during my stay.
During the consult I was given a few different sized implants to
try on with my clothes on to see what shape my new breasts would
look like. To help future patients undergoing a breast augmentation/lift
I would recommend to bring an underwire-free bra or two from home
in the size that you want to be, and use that as a guide to help
you determine your needs.
Dr Pichets staff took me in a luxury car to the Hotel and organised
a discounted rate for me. Upon check-in at the hotel I was astounded
at how friendly and genuinely helpful the staff were to me, everything
from guides to the city, to help with internet access and faxes,
to shopping and nightlife tips! Also, a tip for travellers packing
light, the humidity in Thailand is great for doing your washing-
you can wash clothes in the ample bathroom basin, hang them on the
balcony outside and within an hour or two, they're bone dry!
I woke up to a complimentary all-you-can-eat buffet of Asian and
Western foods such as noodles, soups and kimji salad alongside pancakes
and eggs. As I ate my weight in luscious delights, I watched CNN
from the big screen TVs and felt like a millionaire. After a half-an-hour
shower, I packed up my gear and headed downstairs for my pickup
for surgery day.
I met a lovely lady in the foyer who was also a Dr Pichet patient
and spoke with her about her stay in Thailand. She looked so youthful
and radiant and yet told me she was a grandma and I couldn't believe
how flawless her complexion appeared! Dr Pichet truly is an artist.
At the hospital, after a series of blood tests, x-rays and formalities,
I was shown to my luxurious private room with incredible US cable
tv, in-room toilet, my bed plus a single bed for accomodating another
family member (another support bonus if you
require it) and my own private balcony looking out over busy Bangkok.
I remember being wheeled down to the operating room, a drip put
in my arm and Dr Pichet telling me that everything looked fine on
the tests and we were about to begin and the next thing I remember
was being lifted on a sheet onto my hospital bed after the op and
falling asleep. I woke up to find a friendly nurse checking my vitals
and chatting to me in perfect English, asking me if I would like
something to eat. I decided I would like some rice and water but
after eating one mouthful, I was almost immediately nauseated and
sick as the anaesthetic had not worn off. A tip for future patients
would be to wait and sleep the anaesthetic off and just sip water
if you feel you need it.
Over the next two days I was regularly checked up on by nurses,
called by Mrs Mao and given medication regularly to assist in my
recovery. The large TV in my room allowed me to watch just about
every latest movie or American TV show I wanted, so the recovery
time passed easily. The private in-room toilet was great, although
the first few times I needed help plodding along the mere 5 steps
it took to get there. Also I had the best tom yum soup I've ever
tasted and I ordered a club sandwich when I got my appetite back.
Every meal was delicious and was accompanied by a delightful broth
soup and orange juice, tea or coffee. The treatment at the hospital
was first class and outstanding compared to private health cover
Every treatment is different but after my augment/lift I found that
I only ever felt severe pain was a few times I tried to move too
suddenly or lift something heavy, and this pain was only very brief.
The whole experience would rate as uncomfortable, as I found I couldn't
handle showering and my hair looked like Albert Einsteins, but you
could order to have your hair cut or washed which makes you feel
The day after leaving the hospital I was able to go on a day trip
out of Bangkok with other Dr Pichet's patients, which was fantastic,
as you are accompanied by people in the same situation as you and
it adds normality to your stay. After visiting some lovely temples,
we returned to Bangkok to shop till we dropped! This was definitely
After regular visits to Dr Pichets office, I was checked up, bandaged
and taken care of with the utmost sense of thoroughness and answered
any questions I asked. Well after my operation, I experienced a
minor infection in my incision however this was easily treated with
a course of antibiotics and topical ointment. A few months have
passed and under-the-muscle the implants are sitting a bit high
but that will subside in time.
Thankyou very much to Dr Pichet and all of his wonderful staff for
making my operation a first-class experience and I would recommend
his outstanding services to anyone!
A from Australia