I am writing this letter
June 01, 2003, three months after my surgery that took place on
March 01, 2003.
After examining all of the popular SRS surgeon
websites and any other information I could gather on them I settled
upon Dr Pichet Rodchareon of Bangkok, Thailand to perform both my
M to F SRS and breast augmentation.
I communicated with Dr. Pichet before my
surgery exclusively by email. Dr. Pichet responded promptly to all
of my email inquiries. I finally settled on March 01, 2003 for my
Once getting my surgery date, I purchased
a roundtrip ticket on travelocity.com for $689.00. I recommend using
the travelocity website flight cost calculator. If you are flexible
as to when you can leave and arrive you to can get a great deal.
Upon arriving at the Bangkok airport and
clearing customs and immigration Dr. Pichet had a Mercedes Taxi
waiting for me. The taxi took me to the Watana Hotel (a great rate
at $11.00 a night) where I spent the night. The next morning Mao,
one of Dr. Pichet's assistants, arrived at the hotel to bring me
to the clinic.
When arriving at the clinic, I met Dr. Pichet,
a friendly man and we discussed my plans for SRS and BA I asked
several questions and I he gave clear and up front answers and an
honest assessment as to what result I could expect. I then inquired
about the appropriate size my breast implants should be. We agreed
that 415ml implant would be appropriate for my body size. About
an hour later, Dr. Pichet confirmed that my surgery would take place
later that night at about 6pm at the General Hospital in Bangkok.
After my pre surgery examination and preparation
at This General Hospital, I was taken to the operating room. I was
a bit nervous before the surgery but Dr. Pichet and his surgery
staff eased my apprehension. Before I know it, I was under the anesthesia,
operated on, and awoken just as I was being wheeled back to my room.
My surgery went off without a hitch.
The next morning and for the next 3 days
I stayed at the General Hospital. I stayed in a private room and
received around the clock care by the hospital's attentive nursing
staff. I left the hospital during the afternoon of my third day
and was driven to the Wantana Hotel by Dr. Pichet's staff.
For the next couple of weeks I recovered
at my hotel. I received at least two visits a day from Dr. Pichet's
staff in order to clean and dress my surgical wound. During these
visits Dr. Pichet's assistants always brought me food and cold Pepsi.
In addition to these visits I would receive visits from Dr. Pichet
himself to check up on me. During my stay at the hotel Dr. Pichet
arranged a couple of Bangkok city tours for me and invited my over
to his clinic to watch cable TV. Overall, Dr. Pichet and his staff
were great and made my stay in Bangkok very comfortable and stress
After getting back home to Massachusetts,
I took some time off to recover. My healing took place without incident.
I experienced slight pain for the first 30 days but it disappeared.
Cosmetically the appearance of my vagina is convincing and I am
able to urinate in a steady stream with no problem. During this
year, I consulted with my internist who deals with many transgendered
patients at McClean Hospital in Belmont Massachusetts. He examined
my vagina and indicated to me that in his professional opinion my
vagina was appropriately constructed, that it had a reasonably convincing
appearance and that it was a very satisfactory result.
I plan on have sigmoid colon-cut surgery
with Dr. Pichet at the end of the year. I look forward to seeing
Dr. Pichet and his staff again. I trust him without hesitation and
recommend him unreservedly for M-F SRS and breast augmentation.