Here are some tips we believe would be helpful to you if you have any ideas of going for plastic surgery. The information given below is not exclusive to Thailand, but may be considered as universal.
Thailand is considered the Mecca for plastic surgery in Southeast Asia. Although the overwhelming majority of surgeons have impeccable records of expertise in the field of cosmetic surgery, you should always obtain full details of the qualifications, reliability, good references, skills and area/s of expertise and experience of each specialist before you carefully select one of them to perform any cosmetic surgery on you.
The internet should be a rich source of information for your purposes; and make full use of it to satisfy yourself that you are hiring the best according to your affordability with regard to finance and other related criteria of utmost importance.
Having selected your prospective surgeon, the initial consultations should better center on your medical history with special emphasis on previous surgeries (if any), which however, need not necessarily be plastic surgery. Your blood group, any known allergic reactions to any particular drugs, any hereditary characteristics that are likely to have even the slightest bearing on the surgery contemplated, should form part of the comprehensive information to be divulged to your surgeon. Typically, surgeons will have their own ready-made time tested questionnaires to put to you to elicit all the required information for him to be guided by. Make sure that the surgeon explains to you in clear detail in unambiguous language, the extent of risks (if any) involved, any possible after-effects and the duration of possible effectiveness of the surgery, among many other relevant issues of importance. If for instance you are contemplating breast surgery, he should let you know the manufacturer of the intended implant together with all other relevant information pertaining to it. It is better that you go for a currently well-acclaimed and renowned Western product with a highly reliable history.
Although the surgeon will adequately advice you on the pre and post surgery procedures and whatever precautionary and other measures that you have to take with regard to your specific surgery, it is always better for you to be advised beforehand on the most general conditions surrounding cosmetic surgeries. You may have to take complete rest for a week from any air travel and several weeks from engaging in any other strenuous activities that could result in a rise in your blood pressure, that could eventually lead to wound bleeding, scar formation etc. Staying two additional nights in hospital over the required minimum after the surgery could do you no harm, but only plenty of good.
Depending on the nature and extent of treatment, the healing process could take between a few days to several months to complete. This also means that in many cases the final outcome of surgery and treatment often is visible only after a lapse of a significant period of time. This applies especially for liposuction and nose corrections.