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Hi girls, I know I have been MIA for months - actually ever since I got my surgery - and have started to feel guilty that I used to always be looking for other people's experiences yet I never bothered to post my own to help others. Especially since I couldn't find too many of Dr. Witoon - so this might be a bit detailed... Stats: Implants - Mentor Round Smooth 425cc Pre op - not even an A Post op - 10E Firstly, I booked directly through the hospital and went over with my mum. I got messed about with my surgery date - it was originally supposed to be on the 23rd Jan, but ended up being moved to the 28th as Dr. Witoon was supposed to be flying somewhere to perform clef lip surgery on children (he also works for the red cross). This meant I had to push back my holiday. Anyway, after being in Bangkok for 5 days over the riots, I flew out to Phuket on the night of the 22nd Jan. Arrived at Banthai Beach Resort at around 10pm - and as I was checking in a staff member told me I have a message from my surgeon & I had to contact him on his mobile phone immediately. They sat me in the waiting room & gave me a mobile phone to call off. My heart was racing, I had never felt so nervous before. Dr. Witoon explained to me that he could do my surgery in the morning (23rd) - or I could have it on the 28th which is when it was now scheduled for. He gave me an hour to chat to my mum & asked me to call him at 11pm. As soon as I heard his voice over the phone I felt super calm for some strange reason... He just completely eased my nerves. Mum thought it would be a good idea to get it the next morning, as I wouldn't have time to stress myself out & also if there was any problems I'd have longer in Phuket to recover. I called him at 11pm telling him to go ahead, once again him making me feel super calm - and he told me a car would be there to pick me up in the morning. I couldn't believe he was willing to stay up and give me his personal mobile number to contact him on. The morning came and I was so surprised that I actually had a really great sleep. I usually overthink everything and freak myself out, but I was just so calm. He had told me to wash my hair the night before & have a shower that morning - and then the car was there to pick me up before I knew it. All the staff & nurses at the hospital were absolutely incredible. I had a room called the presidential suite (because they had inconvenienced me by changing my date) which was absolutely incredible! (http://www.phukethospital.com/Hospital-Room/Wards-3A-President.php) I and my own bathroom & TV and my mum had her own area & bed and TV as well! We also had our own outdoor area which was awesome. I had all my tests and was relaxing in my room for hours, as there was one surgery before me. My consult went great & I absolutely loved Dr. Witoon, I ended up choosing 425cc, under the muscle - endoscopic with incisions under the armpit. I also got to meet with my anaesthesiologist as I had told them how nervous I was to be put under - and he completely calmed my nerves as well. At one stage a nurse came in to check on my drip & I was so nervous that it was my turn I felt like I was going to die of nervousness - my heart was beating so hard and loud and I was shaking. Finally my turn came around, but I was surprisingly calm, which was a real shock to me! I said goodbye to my mum and they wheeled me to the theatre. Lying on the bed in the operating room was such a scary time - seeing all those people around me knowing I was about to be put under, but it was fine. I woke up in recovery gasping for air - I felt like I couldn't breathe. The nurse ran straight over and began talking to me, telling me I was okay and to just breathe. I remember her telling me I could go back to my room in 45 mins. I remember just lying there staring between her and the clock, not lifting my head up at all - she probably thought I was a creep! She came over every now and then telling me how long I had until I could go back to my room. I got wheeled to my room & got to see my mum. I was in and out of it all late afternoon/night. I have so many piercings including my tongue and others in my ears - and I managed to get them all in by myself - mum couldn't believe it as I usually can't even do them all when I'm sober haha. I also remember taking a snapchat of my bandaged boobs & remember mum asking if I was sure I wanted to send it haha. I got a few hot sweats & mum put a cold flannel on my face which helped a lot! I had a pretty good sleep, got myself up to go to the bathroom and wheeled my drip and drains all by myself as my mum was asleep and couldn't hear me yelling out her name (thats how big the room was!). Nurses came in every now and then to do their checks on me. I also had a call button next to my bed - and no joke if I pressed it literally 2-4 nurses would run into my room making sure I was okay. The next morning I was great. I got wheeled down for my post op with Dr Witoon where I met a lovely lady & her husband who had been the one who had surgery just before me with Dr Witoon (she was also staying in the other presidential suite). We actually ended up really great friends with her family and two kids who were from Sydney - and hung out with them for the rest of our trip. During my post op, one of my drains got stuck - making it really hard to pull out. The right was fine but the left was such a weird feeling, I went whiter than I was after surgery and almost passed out - but I was fine. After that, I waited in the waiting room with the other lady and my mum and decided I wanted to be sick - they got me a bag but I couldn't really vomit, I just felt like I had to because of the pain of the drain getting stuck. I felt pretty nauseous but kept asking for an anti nausea injection until they gave it to me (the other lady told me she had one and it was the best). Anyway after going back to my room, mum needed to go and get the other lady a coke so I actually went for a walk with her to the cafe at the hospital. It was hard but I did it and was so glad I did! I got discharged in the afternoon and shared a car with the other lady. That afternoon I was up and about walking around the streets of Patong. It was hard but Dr Witoon had told me I can't be bedridden as that would not help me at all. I had two post op check ups with Dr Witoon before leaving Patong a week and a half after my surgery. I had the best experience - I wouldn't change it for the world. I'm so happy I did it and I am extremely happy I went with Dr Witoon. He is such a great surgeon with great credentials! I bruise so easily and am usually covered in bruises on my arms, hips and legs for no apparent reason - and mum and I both thought I'd be black and blue from my collar bones to my belly button. No joke I had ONE tiny bruise - maybe the size of a 10c coin, on the left side of my ribs.... I could not believe it. To me that just proved how great of a surgeon Dr Witoon was. In regards to my scars - at first they looked so horrible! They freaked me out just to look at and every time I saw them for the first couple of days after my dressings were off I felt nauseous. Almost 4 months on they look incredible! They are still a little red but I know they are fading less and less with each passing day!! If anyone wants pictures I have some, just ask I don't have one complaint from my whole experience. When I had any queries I could give Witoon a call on his mobile phone and he would answer straight away, or he would reply to an email so quickly. It sounds silly but I actually miss the staff and the hospital and the whole experience! I know this is so long and probably so boring - but even if it helps one person I'm happy - especially for those looking for information on Dr Witoon, as I found it so hard to find much on him.. I am now seriously considering going back to get rhinoplasty with Dr Witoon sometime next year (I have always wanted it). I have already been in contact with him and will book later this year (I'm going to Europe for 8 weeks in September with my best friend, otherwise I'd be going to get my surgery now!), so if anyone has any rhinoplasty experiences I'd love to hear them! Thanks for reading if you got this far - and if anyone has any questions at all about anything don't hesitate to ask me! I'd love to help anyone out. Samantha xx