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  1. Hi all, Just thought I'd post about my journey for anyone interested in going with PIAC, Dr Narupon, or for those of you with similar stats to me Beginning Stats: Age - 29, Height -173cm, Weight - 62kg, Bra Size - 10C, No children. Booking: I booked my surgery straight through PIAC with no issue - I had two friends who had gone directly through PIAC previously with different surgeons and had great results, so I thought I'd try my luck without an agency. I received a response from PIAC within a day or two after sending my photographs and forms, and a recommendation from my surgeon about a week after that. They answered all my questions promptly and willingly changed my schedule several times over when I asked. Choosing My Surgeon: Initially I wanted to have both a rhinoplasty and BA, and the surgeons that specialised in both facial and breast surgery were Dr Rushapol and Dr Narupon. I ended up choosing Dr Narupon based on his gallery pics, various positive reviews and the fact that he was a younger surgeon that might have a fresher idea of what women are desiring in terms of breast shape/look etc these days. In the end I decided against having my rhinoplasty in Thailand though, as I had not seen enough rhino before and afters by my surgeon of choice and I didn't want to feel rushed into a procedure on my face straight after consultation. I have now chosen to have my rhinoplasty at a later date here in Australia after having a lengthy consultation with Dr Layt on the Gold Coast, where all my questions and concerns were answered thoroughly and I have the time to think about my decision. Flights & Transfers: I booked my own flights to Phuket through Qantas/Jetstar with a brief stop over in Singapore each way. The cost was roughly $850 all up return. I arrived in Phuket at 9:30PM the day before my consultation/surgery and found the information desk easily enough where my itinerary specified my transfer would be waiting. Well I waited what seemed like 20 minutes, but in reality it was probably 10, because I started to panic that they'd forgotten me, but eventually a PIAC rep. arrived and escorted me to their car. It took about 45 minutes to drive from the airport to where I was staying in Patong. They picked me up at 9AM sharp the next day and drove me to Phuket International Hospital where my journey really began. My BA Journey: I was ushered into the reception area of the hospital from my transfer car where I filled out basic hospital paperwork. From there I was taken up to level 4 where PIAC is situated. They weighed me and took my blood pressure and then sent me downstairs for a chest x-ray and a blood test. I was the brought back up for my consultation with Dr Narupon. We had a quick discussion about what I wanted to achieve (which was mainly perky/upper pole fullness while going up maybe a size or two in the process. He asked to see any inspiration pictures which I promptly showed him on my iPhone. We then went into a room where he asked me to take of my bra so he could see what he was working with. Now admittedly I didn't think I had horrible boobs, but having yo-yo'd up and down in weight and having previously done exercise/running in poor bras had taken its toll on my once perky C cups - to the point where my upper pole fullness was lacking. My chest is also quite wide, and my torso quite long, which made my boobs look like they were sitting quite low on my chest. Anyway I removed my bra and he said "ooooohhhh this nice natural breast" - which automatically made me think crap I've flown all this way, I'm just being ridiculous! But he assured me we could could get the upper pole fullness I desired with a round silicone implant. Next we tried on sizers in the pointiest bra I have seen in my life, which made it really hard to work out the size I actually wanted. He left me alone to see what I liked, but the nurse awkwardly stuck around, which in hindsight I should have just told her to leave - so I could have a minute to myself to decide. If you are taking your own post-op bras (which I highly recommend you do - because the one they provide you with is pointy, ill-fitting, and scratchy), I suggest you take it into the fitting with you, so you can try it on with the implants instead of the pointy option they provide. I made some mental notes in my head about the sizes I liked and then he measured me up and drew all over me. My breast width was quite wide - 14.5cm (no surprises there due to how wide my chest is). He then explained to me that the best placement for my desired look was over the muscle, which took me completely by surprise as he'd recommended dual plane in his original email and I had done quite a lot of research on that particular placement. I asked him what the difference was, and why he was now recommending overs and he said I had a great amount of tissue for overs and I could achieve exactly the same look as dual plane, but at a lower price, and without having to cut the muscle. I was sold! He suggested that I go mod plus profile or if I wanted the "porn star" look as he put it, I could go high profile ... I stuck with the mod plus's in the end as I wasn't after high projection, just a bit more perk. Due to my wide breast width and my choice of mod plus profile implants, Dr Narupon calculated the highest I could go CC wise was 400. Just as well because after having tried on the sizers I was tossing up between 375-400CC anyway, which Dr Narupon said would make me roughly a DD cup (which was my aim). He said if I was unsure - always go bigger, but in the end I asked him to make the decision between the two in surgery - whichever looked better on my frame. From there I signed all the consent forms and went to pay (with 2 credit cards and my debit card). Well I just about had a heart attack when my first card kept declining. All I could think was I've flown all this way, what am I going to do? The customer service girls were so lovely though and let me call my bank internationally. In the end everything was sorted. I had told all my banks I was travelling internationally, but I had slightly overestimated the amount that was on one of them, hence why it kept declining. We got there in the end though - crisis averted! After the payment fiasco I was taken to my room, where I quickly set up my phone and charger near my bedside and locked away my valuables. I removed all my piercings and a nurse asked me to strip down nude and she assisted me with my hospital garments. I was then canulated ... twice as she broke the first vein. It hurt a little more than I expected, but nothing too traumatic. I was then connected to some IV fluids and wheeled down pretty much straight away to theatre. The anaesthetist asked me a bunch of questions and i swear I was asked 3 times whether I could remove my $6500 braces .... the answer was NO, but they seemed ok with that. They then strapped me to the table like jesus to the cross and placed an oxygen mask over my face. I was pretty pissed off to be honest as I never saw my surgeon before they put me under, which I was told I would if I had any final questions. Anyhow I came to 3-ish hours later either vomiting, or having the tube removed, or both simultaneously, it was hard to tell. I think I slept for a little bit, but all I could think was how uncomfortable my head was - and I realised I had no pillow. I managed to wave a nurse down sitting in the corner of the room and raspily groaned that I wanted a pillow. She gave me a blanket to put under my head and I promptly threw up all over my arm and the blood pressure cuff attached to it. I flailed my arm around until they cleaned me up and told me to stop moving. Clearly I am not a good PACU patient! Not long after this they wheeled me back to my room where they transferred me across to my hospital bed - yep that hurt. Then they sat the bed up, where-upon I spewed again, and again into a kidney dish. I then wanted to go to the toilet straight away, which they assisted me to do. They then left me to snooze for a bit, coming in and out doing obs, giving me pills, and delivering food. I tried a mouthful of mashed potato - threw that up. Later a mouthful of watermelon - threw that up. I gave up on food after that. I managed to get myself up a couple of times through the night with great difficulty. As a nurse myself, I was very reluctant to call for help, as I know the sooner you are doing things for yourself the better. I was however in a lot of pain, and the meds they were giving me just weren't cutting it. I asked what I was getting and the answer was an anti-inflammatory I had never heard of, diazepam (valium) for sleep, which I was ok with, and an equivalent to panadeine for pain. I was not impressed. I asked several times over for endone and was ignored each time. Finally the next morning after I managed to contain breakfast, the PIAC co-ordinator came by. My emotions got the better of me and I broke down in tears. I told her the nurses weren't listening to me and I wanted a stronger pain-killer. She said she would see the doctor. Dr Narupon came in late that afternoon, cut off my bandages, yanked out my drains, and the nurses strapped me into an ugly pointy bra. He told me I could go home later that evening and he would come see me before I left. I asked him for endone (oxycodone) at the time and if he could write me up a prescription for when I left, he ummed and ahhed and then said yes we have this drug. I buzzed the nurse straight after this for my endone and she gave me a tablet which looked different from the others I'd been given (did't look like what I'd seen in Aus, but shapes and colours differ with brands). I said "is this endone?" and she said "yes yes" - so I took it. Half an hour later a nurse came into my room and asked if I was ready to go. I said "no - the Dr said he'd come back later this evening", to which she responded - "no, you can go now." I found this extremely odd, but I packed up my things and they took me downstairs to pick up my meds from pharmacy. I looked at everything they gave me - still no endone. I said to the pharmacist, "there's no end one here - the Dr said he would write me up for some." After calling the Dr, she said "we don't stock oxcodone in this hospital", which majorly pissed me off, because that meant I had been lied to by the nurse upstairs, and the Dr. They told me they could give me a morphine based oral pain-killer, which I decided against as I was not willing to go to that level. After this they drove me to my new hotel. I did not see Dr Narupon again until my check-up. I got zero instructions on how to care for myself for the week leading up to my check-up, which I found highly unprofessional. Luckily I am a surgical nurse and have post-operative knowledge, but at the same time, I don't deal with breast augmentation patients, so I was still quite in the dark. The pamphlet I was given gave me some indication of post-op care, but my saviour was my friend LLwoody, who I met on this forum. She had her BA 3 days before me with Dr Narupon and was lucky enough to have been given all post-op instructions and I was able to ask her a bajillion questions. Week 1 Post-Op: As soon as I got back to my hotel I took the hideous nanna bra off and had a look at my boobs. Holy they looked big. I immediately thought what have I done?, but I reminded myself it was a lot of fluid and swelling and they would go down. I promptly strapped myself into my 100 times more comfortable Tonserio bra that I had ordered (with great difficulty, but well worth it) from the states. I then sussed out my room and decided on a night in with room service. After that I settled in for the night with a ramp of pillows behind my back, because I no longer had the luxury of a remote controlled bed. I had such a wonderful sleep, but holy hell getting up in the morning was a mission. Morning boob is awful! I had sharp shooting pains mainly in my left boob and the feeling when you first sit fully upright and all the fluid drains to the bottom of your boobs is just horrible. It's like that for a good 5 days, but after that it begins to subside. My best recommendation is stack your pillows the night before, hold onto your boobs in the morning and lift with your abs. It still hurts like hell, but it lessens the blow. I took all my pills religiously until my antibiotics finished, and added some laxatives I had, shall we say "borrowed" from work before I left, as I knew the post-op process and the pain meds would make me bloated and constipated. I was right, I didn't poop for 3 whole days and I looked like a puffy little balloon. Of course the moment I did need to go I was in the middle of Jungceylon shopping mall! I found a toilet as fast as I could, where I waited uncomfortably in line behind 4 others and then finally ... relief. I was smug - yes I'd pooped! I reached to my left for the toliet paper - nope no dispenser there ... must be on the right - nope ... must be on the back wall - NOPE!!! Just FYI at Jungceylon they keep their TP on the OUTSIDE of the toilet! That was a gross little learning curve. After 6 days on my own, my friend arrived just as I was starting to feel a lot more myself. The initial 5 days were a bit of a roller-coaster of emotions - Did I go too big? No maybe they're too small? Should I have done this at all? My boobs hurt. I can't poop. Now I'm pooping too much. My tummy is heavy, and fat, and bloated, and I feel sick. Wahhhhhhhhh! Don't get me wrong, you can still go out and do stuff, your head and body is just a little bit of a fricken' mess ... well at least it was for me anyway. On Day 7, my friend and I caught my transfer to the hospital to see Dr Narupon and have my stitches taken out. I was so ready for new dressings, as my current ones were starting to peel back, and I didn't want any nasties getting in. The nurses removed my old dressings and Dr N. came and had a look. He said I should wear my post-op bra morning and night for another month. He said I could exercise in a month, start wearing underwires in a month, basically the answer to most things was one month. He did tell me that I didn't really need to massage my boobs too much though, if at all, as they were really quite soft already due to the tissue I already had - something which I'm just quietly quite proud of. Afterwards the nurses took my stitches out and replaced my dressings. I got my friend to take some photos of my suture lines prior (as I couldn't see them). They don't look too bad. A little red and bruised, and slightly puckered, but I'm hoping they'll heal well. That's All Folks (for now ...): Anyway sorry for the novel, but I hope it helps some of you. I'll be putting pictures up in my gallery shortly, so feel free to FR request me to have a look, or if you have any questions feel free to ask. I know I made the hospital experience sound awful - it really wasn't all that bad and so far I'm soooo happy with my results, I think I just expected more from a nurse's perspective. I will definitely be reflecting on my surgical experience as a patient and utilising it with my future patients when I go back to work.
  2. So yesterday morning I had my consult and surgery with Dr Boonchai. It was such a pleasant experience and he is so lovely! Of course a bit clinical in his approach but does have a little bit of a giggle here and then and he definitely makes sure you know all that you need to. i decided upon 350s textured, round, unders and endoscopic transaxillary (through the armpit). I didn't want my boobs to have scars on them and Dr B said he can achieve better placement! Although it is longer recover especially combined with under the muscle, he said it's the scar that will be more important. Trying on the sizers were fun! I have a very small diameter so even 325 was pushing it but he gave me 350cc to try on and they were so much better than I chose them even though he said there would be a little bit of a risk. My boobs are also uneven so that means 325 in my bigger boob and 350 in my smaller boob. The nurses were so lovely and sweet. However in the operating room I was waiting on the table for a while, doctor wasn't in yet then one of the ladies said to take a deep breathe which I didn't understand what for until I realise it was the anaesthetic! I little warning would have been appreciated but I'm not really bothered Got back to my room and just in and out of sleep for the whole day. I tried to drink and eat but would vomit each and every time. My chest also felt like someone was sitting on it, breathing is a little bit difficult and you don't realise how much you use your chest muscles! Crazy. My boyfriend had to take me to the bathroom and feed me etc. Today is my 2nd day post op and I feel better but still really really sore. I had my drains removed and I was expecting it to be really painful as many of you girls said but not at all! I got to go home and just chilling in my room with room service and my boyfriend. He's been super good, I've also cried a few times but I'm not sure why. Also a few tips, if you have acrylics it might be better to get them removed in Australia. I went to Jungcylon and at a proper 'salon' it was going to cost 40/50 aud. in Australia, it costs about $20 so I found somewhere else that removed them for much cheaper but I was literally there for 2+ hours with her wrapping my nails in nail polish remover and tin foil and trying to scrape it off! Get a really good back massage because of all the sleeping up right you're going to be doing! And i recommend buying a posture support pillow from Target, costs lik $10 and it's the best thing ever! P.S I know it's only 2 days post op but... My boobs are really high and pointy and I know they're swollen but I'm wondering with D+F they will get bigger? Or I dunno! And had dr B ever measured you as a cup size when you tried on your sizers and you ended up being much smaller? Thank you ladies! I'll keep you up to date on my progress x
  3. Hi ladies, so I need help in making a difficult decision. I had my BA with Dr Boonchai 325/350 HP through the armpit just under a year ago. However, my implants have not dropped (the have not dropped into the lower part of the boob and you can see the top of the implant meaning I can't wear strapless bras or tops because they just slide down) PIAC have reviewed my case and have offered me free revision surgery Dr Boonchai has offered discount surgery at 4K and, the last option is spending 12k on dr Miroshnik in Sydney (a bit much as I am a student but would save up just to have that peace of mind) what would you ladies do in this case? Would you let the same dr do your revision? help me! Big decision!
  4. There's a lot of discussion on BA, BL but I couldn't find a Thread dedicated for people going to Thailand for Tummy Tuck. So i created this hopefully to get to know others who's also embarking on this nerve wrecking journey with me..
  5. Hi ladies! I am currently organising my BA surgery in June/July at PPSI (PIAC) with Dr Narupon. I am travelling alone from Australia, and thought it would be a great chance to meet up with other ladies to share our exciting boob-tacular journey! Is anyone interested?
  6. Well today I am 3 days post op Tt, Br & lipo on hips. hardly any pain from incisions just niggling pains which I can deal with, the pain I'm getting is just back and neck pain from how I'm sitting laying ect I had my breast drains removed yesterday as well as catheter and was up waddling to toilet and back to bed yesterday. Today I feel much better still draining a lot though so maybe tomorrow I can get the tummy drains removed but feeling so much better and less sleeping as I don't have to take much pain meds now, the worse part of my experience so far is the food they serve here it's terrible (even if you order from their "resturant" so my fav's are water coffee and corn flakes lol the nurses are really good and the hospital is so nice. I was concerned about language barriers ect but need to worry
  7. HELLO! Last week I made the final decision to get my BA done in Phuket! After breast feeding 2 kids for 2 years each am really excited. I got really down actually looking at my 'before' pics as I didnt realise they were THAT ... unflattering. I guess Im lucky as I do lots of weights and exercise that I dont require a lift. I have a window of opportunity without kids, hubby working and on my 'off ' swing so I dont have to take holidays so have booked in for the 5th January!! Not much time to count down to! The more research I do the better I feel both with location and surgeon choice. Is anyone else going in January Solo? PIAC have been fantastic and have organised everything for me. Dr. Narupon has suggested silicon under the muscle.
  8. Hi im planning on heading over the tthailand in a few months to get a ba with dr veerawat in phuket at piac i was just hoping to get a little more information on how long is the minimum i should stay there as id like to do a few things there with my partner for three days before surgery but cant stay long as my baby will be staying with my mum while im over there is nine days a good amount of time ? And if anyone has had surgery with dr veerawat id love to hear how it went
  9. So I've just finalised my flights and accommodation and I'm off to Phuket in December!! I know it's not for ages but how exciting! Anybody have some experiences/tips to share about PIAC or Dr Sanguan? Anybody going in December as well? I'm also getting labiaplasty at the same time (nervous)
  10. I have been communicating directly with PIAC since October to book a surgery with Dr Boonchai, however I have just been informed that he is no longer operating in 2016 I have slightly asymmetrical breasts, I am a C-D but they are deflated and lack upper pole fullness. I want a natural full breast with a big of sag (to make it look natural, if you get what I mean) Dr Boonchai recommended a lift on my left breast, and 200cc-300cc implants for both breasts. I have included my before photo (cringe!) and a photo of my desired outcome. So does anyone have any recommendations for surgeons at PIAC (or whatever it is now with Bangkok hospital) that have had great borderline lift outcomes?? At the moment I'm tossing up between Dr Narupon and Dr Veerawat Thanks a million! xxxx
  11. Hi lovely ladies! I am booked in with Dr Narupon at Phuket International Hospital in Thailand. My surgery date is the 18th of January 2016 and the pre surgery nerves have already kicked in! I would love to hear other experiences from Dr N ladies! I need reassurance to know that I am making the right decision LOL little late now =P I am struggling to find before and after pictures for Dr Narupon. Please help please feel free to text me as well 0413705675, I understand that is a lot easier then replying on the forum. Thanks heaps <3 xxxx
  12. I have been communicating directly with PIAC since October to book a surgery with Dr Boonchai, however I have just been informed that he is no longer operating in 2016 I have slightly asymmetrical breasts, I am a C-D but they are deflated and lack upper pole fullness. I want a natural full breast with a big of sag (to make it look natural, if you get what I mean) Dr Boonchai recommended a lift on my left breast, and 200cc-300cc implants for both breasts. I have included my before photo (cringe!) and a photo of my desired outcome. So does anyone have any recommendations for surgeons at PIAC (or whatever it is now with Bangkok hospital) that have had great borderline lift outcomes?? At the moment I'm tossing up between Dr Narupon and Dr Veerawat Thanks a million! xxxx
  13. i am 3 days post op with my BA wit Dr V at PIAC. I went through restored Beauty Getaways (did flights and accom myself) went with my husband and did a lot of research before coming over and before choosing Dr V. I must say I was not disappointed with my choice of surgeon or the hospital. i had my consultation and Surgery on the same date, the day after I arrived in Phuket, as it was Dr V's last day before he went on holidays (I knew this). Unfortunately I was completed taken off guard when I was told that my chest width would not allow for the size of implant I was hoping for. I had paid for a couple of expensive consultations with Surgeons back at home in Australia to get an idea of what I would be getting but it did not end up that way. For the last few months I was convinced I would be getting 300cc round HP unders but at the consultation with Dr V he said that the size of my chest would not allow for this implant without double bubble (I am quite petite). Dr V also said I would be a more suitable candidate for placement over the muscle as I already had some adequate breast tissue and by going over i wouldn't lose that 10% going under. Dr V initially wanted me to go with 295cc HP tear drops (as they are narrow implants) however after looking at photos of others it was not the look I wanted. My wish was to maintain good cleavage (without a gap) and have roundness. Keeping this in mind Dr V suggested we go back to a round implant (subfascial) which is over the muscle but under the fascia (a thin layer over the muscle). The maximum cc he could get to fit that he was happy with was the 250cc. After much consideration I agreed to go ahead and was booked in for surgery within the hour. The consultation with Dr V went for sometime, longer than I expected due to the changes, however he was very patient and explained everything to me very clearly. His English is excellent and was very friendly (even made a few jokes here and there). I had a blood test shortly thereafter (I fainted and the nursing staff took great care of me) and a chest X-ray and got admitted. The nurse who put the needle in for the drip/anaesthetic was very gentle and got it in first go. Great job considering she had difficulty finding a vein. The surgery went smoothly. (I understand an hour and 10 mins) and I woke up from the anaesthetic with no problems and no nausea (unlike in the past when I had my appendix out). I had some difficulty keeping food down after the surgery however I found the pain bearable so stopped taking the pain meds and was able to eat the next morning with no issues. Dr V came and saw me the next morning and I was discharged. A car from the hospital took me to my hotel. All the staff and nurses at the hospital were wonderful and friendly. My room was spacious and very clean. No complaints about this hospital what so ever. It has now been 3 days and the worst thing so far is a sore throat from the surgery and the night times. My back is sore as I am sleeping upright, I usually sleep on my side, and am wearing a bandeau around (to push them down) which is not the most comfortable so am having pretty bad nights sleep. Dr V gave me two Bandeaus (boob tubes) in black and beige to wear for 4-6 weeks (depending on when they drop). Bought a $60 post surgery bra for nothing. During the day I am walking around with ease and have been able to go to the shops several times. Pain is minimal and better than I expected (this could be because I went over the muscle). Have no bruising and a tiny bit of numbness. Right now the they are still very high and hard. All in all it has been a great experience so far. Am disappointed that I did not get the cc or placement that I initially was expecting but trust the Dr's advice and excited to see how they end up. Would like to hear other peoples experience with their surgeries in Thailand and also hear from people are got similar size and placement to me as I can't see much out there.
  14. I never post threads here, but there should be more community education on this and the word doesn't seem to be getting out in spite of everyone in the industry knowing about this for months. The first thing I want to clarify, though, is that there's not a problem, there are just changes, and by discussing those changes openly now I think a lot of confusion will be saved So, let me try to keep this as clinical and bullet-pointy as possible to ensure I don't ramble off into making it more confusing! The Background... BPICS has always been at Bangkok Hospital Phuket. BPICS is headed by Dr. Witoon and the plastic surgeons at BPICS include Dr. Piyapas, Dr. Jib, Dr. Poonsak and Dr. Parinya.PIAC has always been at Phuket International Hospital. PIAC is headed by Dr. Sanguan and the plastic surgeons at PIAC include Dr. Rushapol, Dr. Boonchai, Dr. Narupon, Dr. Veerawat, Dr. Thanakom and Dr. Visnu.I think we're all on the same page here, just clarifying - now for the changes.Around August of 2014, Bangkok Hospital Group which owns anything with Bangkok Hospital in the name (and some things with other names) acquired Phuket International Hospital and, not coincidentally, PIAC.Around July of 2015, it began to be known that within the next six months BPICS and PIAC would merge, but there were no full details. On December 30, 2015, all agents were informed of what's been finalized and it's a lot to take in...The Less Confusing Changes... BPICS and PIAC are soon to be completely merged into PPSI, which can be found directly on the web here. The merger will complete sometime in early February, most likely, but that mostly means that they'll all start performing surgery in the same PPSI building.If you're just starting to inquire for surgery after mid-February all of this will have already happened for you. All new bookings are PPSI bookings starting this last week. All 12 surgeons, etc. If you've already booked surgery for after mid- February, basically the big change is the location and you'll see a few more confusing names and logos on things The new building that PPSI is housed in is being finished now and will be almost completely open within about a month. It will have six operating rooms when it opens, its own patient ward, a streamlined experience for patients and an unsurprisingly new coat of paint Agents working with either facility can, as of right now, book clients with all PPSI surgeons - that means there's no more "I'd like a quote from PIAC and one from Bangkok Hospital Phuket." They all technically work under the PPSI umbrella as of early February and are under one umbrella for booking as of now. The combined surgical team of former PIAC and BPICS surgeons will remain largely, but not completely unchanged and a new surgeon will be added. Dr. Boonchai will not be joining the team and also will not remain in Phuket (that's all I'm cleared on). Everyone else moves over. There will be one new surgeon as well and her CV will be available soon. She is a she - which is great news (!) - and can perform vaginal procedures simultaneously with other procedures.Now For The Slightly Confusing Parts... There is a new price list for PPSI bookings that book starting March 1, 2016. That means if you book surgery after March 1, 2016. That does not mean if you already have a booking for surgery after March 1, 2016. Please read that until it makes sense as it's a little tricky If you are not yet booked, but have received a price quote under the existing pricing structure at either PIAC or BPICS you may then book under the existing quote you got for up to two months after the date you received the quote. So, submit your evaluation today and receive your quote today (January 9, 2016) and you can book under the price(s) quoted in that quote through March 9, 2016. Submit your evaluation and get a quote on February 1, 2016 and you can book under that quote until April 1, 2016. You get the idea.If you are booked now for surgery much later in the year - say, November - it's not entirely clear what will happen with respect to prices yet, but I assume they'll honor the booked prices. Every situation I've reviewed so far saw no change from BPK to the post-March prices. If you're working with a responsible agent and you're already booked for surgery around or after early February, they should contact you to run through these issues and to let you know that they're working on verifying each case. The hospitals have their own process for alerting clients and will surely do this.Many of the prices post-March 1, 2016 don't change depending on which hospital's prices you've gotten. Both currently price breast augmentation at 115,000, for example, and this price doesn't change in March. On the other hand, some prices were lower at PIAC for some procedures than at BPICS and vice versa. So, if you got a quote for upper eyelid surgery under local anesthesia a few months ago from PIAC it will be 28,000 - and then if you go to book after March 1, 2016, after your two month grace period, the new PPSI price will be 30,000. Of course the new prices might also be lower in some cases. It varies by procedure and where you got your quote from in the first place.I can't answer further price questions here - ask your agent or the hospital you booked with about price changes if you're concerned. This also means that getting a second opinion within Phuket will now become more difficult. For example, "I don't agree with his recommendation, how much is it over at the other hospital?" no longer exists. "I would like a quote from Dr. Piyapas and Dr. Rushapol" no longer exists. All the surgeons work at PPSI and, within departments, the hospital staff are very reluctant to move a case between surgeons. This is not a Phuket issue, this is a political issue at every hospital I know of in every department I know of. You can no longer play PIAC off against BPICS, basically. Cagey move by BDMS/BHG.To Sum Up... If you're already booked, the only thing that changes should be the location and the names in the emails. Check with your agent or the hospital to be sure, but all client cases I've reviewed are down to a location change.If you've got a quote, but haven't booked, the same thing is true except that your quote is good for two months from when it was received with respect to the March 1, 2016 pricing changes.If you don't have a quote, on March 1, 2016 the new prices come out. They're a combination of PIAC & BPICS prices, basically. No dramatic changes that I can see. Notably, since this is the Breast forum, standard BAUG still starts at 115,000 at both now or later.If you're just beginning to inquire, recognize that things you've heard about Phuket are no longer going to be true. Friends who have had surgery in the past or uninformed agents may not fully understand the changes and may tell you things honestly that they don't realize have changed. Be careful about informally acquired knowledge - when in doubt, go to the PPSI web site and ask them directly. Great team and they'll take care of you.In fact, let me reiterate that - if you have any questions, ask PPSI directly. Their web site is here. That's a heap of info, but if you're serious about understanding a trip to Phuket for surgery then you should want to know it, frankly, so there was no way to cut it down. I may have made some small errors, but will correct if they're spotted or I find out I'm wrong. As well, recognize that the dates will likely change as things take longer than expected. This entire merger was supposed to happen by November and it just got formally announced at the very last end days of 2015. Early February could become early March and the like. However, it's happening for real now and the process and changes I've described above are happening already. How do I know this? All agents and partners got an email on December 30, 2015. As soon as staff came back on Monday after New Year I had a call in with the Senior Foreign Coordinator at PPSI and an hour after I booked a ticket for a Thursday to meet the new faces, see it for myself and talk in person. Thursday, I met with the PIH Director, the PPSI Director, several surgeons, the Senior Foreign Coordinator and the referral team as soon as they announced the final changes. After seeing the new facility and meeting everyone, the above is what I learned. I mention all of this to indicate to you that this is not gossip or what someone said, this is not in dispute, this is information direct from official sources at PPSI, who are about to be formerly known as PIAC and BPICS. I just today verified that most everything I learned is cleared to share publicly, so now I'm posting it here. A search of "PPSI" on the site doesn't turn up a single mention. Now there's one and I hope it helps! I'm happy to answer general questions about this merger situation and the planned changes, but if you have questions about your case in specific, you really need to ask whomever you booked through. I'm sure most of you will get notices, if you haven't already. If you're coming in the next few weeks it's understandable if you weren't alerted since your experience will be the pre-PPSI experience at either PIAC or BPICS. Happy New Year - get ready for PPSI! p.s. - my posts here are entirely clarifying in nature. I prefer to remain anonymous and not to promote my work directly. This really is just to help out when I see that no one's talking about PPSI yet and it's already happened/happening with it having been public since at least October. Fortunately the changes are minor, but they will confuse some - especially around early February when it's all in flux. EDIT: I made a mistake on the web site URL. Currently the old PIAC URL will have the most up-to-date information, with more to be added soon. It has been changed as of about 15 minutes ago. Sorry about that!
  15. Hi all First post for me - long time reader! I am turning 40 next year and have decided to celebrate with a BA in Thailand @ May 2016. After reading all the info and stories I am a little overwhelmed by it all - surgery included. My two clear options are: * Bangkok at Vejthani International Hospital with Dr Theera; or * Phuket - either at PIAC with Dr Veerawat (Dr Boonchai is not taking bookings in May) or at BHP with Dr Piyapas There is a lot of positive feedback about the Phuket surgeons, however does anyone have experience with Dr Theera at all? I couldn't find too much. My other big decision is whether to book it myself through the hospitals and look for great flight/accomm deals or hand it all over to an agent. I will be travelling over with my partner and two kids so would love to hear from anyone who has done this with the family in tow Any info / guidance would be amazing! Thanks all!!
  16. Hi Ladies I am seeing Dr Boonchai, December 2015 for breast lift with implants. I have read many great things about his work, but I am having a hard time finding recent photos of his work. This is is my first time posting in the forum so I'm not sure how this works. Are there photos available on this forum that I can be directed to or links to another website? I'm flying over with my partner and we've found a great place to stay at on Air BnB. I initially enquired with CosmediTours but they are a waste of money and draws the process out further. I recommend organising the trip yourself. It saves alots of money
  17. Any girls heading to Phuket between 20th Dec 2015 - 5th Jan 2016. I have a BL + BA booked with Dr Boonchai on the 21st Dec. My fiancé and I arrive on the 20th January and we are staying in accommodation quite close to the hospital. Would love to chat to some girls heading over at the same time
  18. Hey girls! I am in the process of researching like a mad lady trying to find as much info as I can possible find about PIAC hospital and Dr Boonchai. I have seen countless reviews and mentions about his work and have read practically all the threads about him on this forum (which I am so thankful for!) I was sized here in Brisbane last year to have 290cc implants (I think mod plus profile, can't remember) I do remember asking for something natural and not obviously fake looking as I am a 10A size. My question is, Do you think if I really wanted 325cc with Dr Boonchai he will let me? Is it much of a difference? I don't really mind them looking obviously "fake" as I literally have nothing. How is he in regards to meeting the patients requests? I would love a D or DD cup average. What is your experience with this doctor in particular? Any tips or feedback on what to expect? Thank you all so much x x x (This forum keeps me sane!)
  19. Hi I was wondering if there is anyone traveling to Phuket at the end of November/start of December this year. I will be travelling then for a BA and BL at PIAC and will be travelling alone. I think it would be nice to know someone who is travelling around the same time as coming closer to my surgery date I am starting to get a little nervous about travelling alone. Also any travel tips would be great for those who have been. Thanks Suzy xx
  20. Hello Ladies I had my first BA in Perth last year i was wanting a full E cup and was recommended 500cc high profile implants placed under the muscle, i was happy with the results but as they began to settle into place and drop they reduced in size and i ended up with a double bubble effect i was told it would improve with massaging but one year later and the problem had gotten worse. I'm 168cm tall with broad shoulders so i can take a good size I'm hoping to go with 700cc implants im a tad scared of going any bigger and possibly with ultra high implants this time. I read about internal bras with strattice but its been difficult to find someone in perth that can do this so im looking to head over to phuket for the surgery. Any girls out there that have got large implants and what has been your experience having a second BA? any recommendations ? Thanks in Advance
  21. I am wanting to organise a BA in Dec/ Jan. I know I want to have it done at PIAC but can not decide on the BEST Dr. I'm deciding between Dr Veerasat, Dr Boonchai & Dr Narupon. I'm after beautiful, sexy boobs, not enormous with some cleavage that look natural.. Is that even possible? Any advice on Dr's and your experience would be fab! At the moment I'm thinking round, under the muscle. ANY tips/ advice greatly appreciated! TIA ?
  22. I cannot decide who to go with for my BA. I am tossing PIAC's surgeons Dr. Veerawat and Boonchai around in my head but I have also heard from good things about Dr. Piyapas at Bangkok Hospital in Phuket. Any suggestions or recommendations? I live in Thailand so I know I want to stay here for the surgery but I just don't know what location or surgeon. Such a stressful decision to make. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
  23. Hi Ladies, I got my first BA in Perth last year went with 500cc high profile mentor gel implants under the muscle i was first stoked with the outcome but unfortunately I've developed the double bubble effect i want to get larger implants as the 500cc wasnt as big as i hoped ended up a DD im aiming for 700cc maybe with the ultra high implants with possibly a mini breast lift and internal bra if needed... anyone out there that was been to PIAC? recommend any particular surgeon? Thanks in Advance
  24. Hi girls, Im almost at my 1 month post op, I had my BA at PIAC and wondering if there is variability in when you were advised/decided to run again... or other physical activity? Also what bras did you use and how did it feel?
  25. Hi Everyone, I have come to cross roads in regards to who to choose at PIAC for my BA planning to go ahead Late 2015, Early 2014. Would any lovely ladies have some feedback on either surgeon, and then of course pictures of the work they have completed? I have had a look on CosmediTour's website in regards to before and after's and really like Dr Thanakom's work. I am currently an 10B, and am wanting to increase to 10DD. I have had High Profile, 325cc, Round or Tear Drop Silicone implants recommended to me. Coming into this after I lost my lovely set of Natural C/D's after breastfeeding my daughter. Thank you in advance!
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