How Much Does It Cost to Have Cosmetic Surgery in Thailand?

Written by Luma Health Insurance

Thailand is a hugely popular tourist destination, as it is home to spectacular natural beauty, from the cool mountainous North, to world class diving in the South. Not only that, but Thailand is a favourite destination for medical tourism. Every year millions of people flock to take advantage of Thailand’s modern healthcare facilities, state-of-the-art equipment and top-notch surgeons.


Why is Thailand one of the world’s top cosmetic surgery destinations?

The reason medical tourism is so popular in Thailand is due to the massive investments made in the medical infrastructure,  world-class accreditation of the hospitals and board-certified doctors teams. This has led to extremely high standards that are envied the world over. With prices of surgery procedures averaging 60% less in Thailand as compared with the USA, it is a great option if budget is a significant factor.

For sure, people are attracted by the more reasonable cost of treatment, but low cost would be absolutely nothing without the testimony of previous patients concerning their real satisfaction with the service.

The information below may give you some ideas about prices and how to find the right place before your decision for having cosmetic surgery in Thailand.

Breast Augmentation

How much does it cost?: $1,000-$10,000

Also known as augmentation mammoplasty or breast augmentation, breast enlargement in Thailand involves using implants to volumize, tone, firm and enhance the attractiveness or appeal of the entire breast area. You should do lots of personal research to ensure that you will be happy with the end result.

In the procedure, you will be admitted for 1-2 nights, after which you may go back to your hotel. You may do some shopping and sightseeing while waiting for your follow up schedule, but take care not to do any lifting, swimming and other strenuous activities.

Some risks of surgery include bleeding, adverse response to anesthesia, infection, delayed healing, asymmetry, nerve injury, numb areolae and nipples, contractures or keloid at incision site, contracture around the implant, rippling of skin over some parts of the implant, leakage, and need for revision surgery.


How much does it cost?: $500-$2,000

There is no doubt that a nose job is one the most popular and widely performed cosmetic procedures around the world. Along with the obvious improvement in appearance, a rhinoplasty can help you overcome health problems caused by an abnormal nose structure. In some cases, people dealing with breathing problems are able to overcome the problem by opting for a rhinoplasty.

However, like other surgeries, there are risks that you should be aware of. You may experience bleeding and hematoma, infection, poor healing of incisions, change in skin sensation, temporary or permanent damage to deeper structures - such as nerves, blood vessels, etc. So, make sure that you consult your surgeon before the surgery for proper prevention and post-surgery treatment.

In Thailand, rhinoplasty prices vary to different methods, including nose implant surgery or augmentation rhinoplasty, nose reshaping, and nose implant removal. Yet, prices are considerably lower than many western countries, making the procedure one of the most sought-after treatments with overseas patients.

Abdominoplasty (Tummy tuck)

How much does it cost?: $2,500-$13,000

An abdominoplasty or panniculectomy, or commonly known as tummy tuck procedure is a cosmetic surgery that removes excess fat and skin from the middle and lower abdomen for the purpose of tightening the wall muscles ultimately enhancing the appearance of the abdominal section of the body.

Before you decide to have a tummy tuck, you should think carefully about your expectations as well as possible risks, and discuss them with your surgeon. Possible tummy tuck risks may include unfavourable scarring, bleeding (hematoma), infection, fluid accumulation, poor wound healing, skin loss, blood clots, numbness or other changes in skin sensation, and anaesthesia risks among others.

Full wound maturation and final results will gradually occur over 6-12 months. You will stay an average of 3 days in the hospital. 7-10 days after surgery, you need to come back for a follow-up check and removal of stitches.


Rhytidectomy (Facelift)

How much does it cost?: $1,500-$9,000