Sad news a few months ago in the Press that British girl in her 20’s has died during surgery.
“A 24-year-old British woman has died in Thailand during cosmetic surgery performed by a doctor who was allegedly not properly qualified.”
I wonder though, how many people die throughout the world under anesthetic?
Of course it’s a tragedy for this poor girls family, but I hope this doesn’t put people off traveling to Thailand for Medical Procedures.
A few years back I was in some (lame) strip joint in London when a girl approaches me and offers me a ‘real dirty’ lap dance’. I informed her that I live in Bangkok, so I am not as easily impressed as the man in the street.
Off we pop to a private room and she proceeds to dance around in a fashion that I am sure is sexy to a 13yr old boy, but a seasoned veteran like myself… not so much.
One thing I did notice was her rock hard norks and the incision scars underneath. I struck up a conversation as to why she didn’t go for the more popular under-arm incisions but she didn’t really know much about them. She then went on to tell me how they cost something like £4000 (200,000bht).
I mentioned that in Thailand, she could have the under-arm jobs for around £1200 (60,000) and even have a bit of a holiday.
This girl then went on to tell me how Thai hospitals are all dirty and people don’t know what they’re doing. Right then I called time on our little chat, gave her £20 and exited stage left. She did not help the stereotypical impression we have of girls dancing on a pole.
The fact of the matter is – you only have to look at Bumrungrad Hospital to know that Thailand is certainly somewhere to be considered when needing Medical attention.
This also goes for Dental work. More so infact. Let me explain…
Ten years ago I decided me teeth were pretty damn awful. Healthy enough, but not pleasing on the eye. I went to my Dentist and had some nice pearly white Veneers fitted at a cost a little over £11,000. They did give me a bottle of Champagne at the end of my treatment which was nice. Still. It wasn’t cheap.
Over the years I had cracked a couple biting into something that had a bone when it shouldn’t and always went back to my (UK) dentist who made any repairs free of charge.
One time I was in Thailand when I cracked a Veneer and went to a local Bangkok Dentist. I was impressed. VERY professional and when it came to payment, I was curious as to how it could be so cheap.
As 10 years has passed, I thought it time to get a fresh set of Veneers. I bypassed my UK dentist and went with the Bangkok dentist.
Full set. Done over a few weeks at a cost of 150,000. Wow!
Back in the UK I went along to my dentist to get his opinion. He was impressed and very disappointed. For he had lost business. According to my UK Dentist, the work I had done would have cost more than £10,000.
Was I happy? Yes I was.
All I need do now is find somewhere that does hair-replacement and can make me taller.