26Jul/18

Snap-on dentures pros and cons

Dentures are notorious for being loose and uncomfortable. If you face difficulty in chewing food, discomfort, and lowered quality of life because of unstable dentures, maybe it is time to switch to snap on dentures that are much firmer and steady.  

Let’s consider snap on denture pros and cons, before you start looking in this direction.

 

What are snap on dentures?

Snap on dentures are removable prosthesis that are attached to implants. These have a significantly smaller plate (resting area) as compared to traditional dentures, making them very comfortable for the patients.

Also, known as snap in dentures, these do not sit on your gums but snap on to implant posts and eliminate the need for any denture adhesives.

The cost of snap on dentures may be higher than conventional denture because of the use of implants but the comfort they offer is usually worth a few thousand extra bucks. Besides, you can get affordable snap on dentures in many Asian and European countries.

Snap on denture pros and cons

Pros

Better stability –The stability they offer is a major advantage as your teeth remain fixed and don’t slide or slip like regular dentures. This is the main reason for most people to opt for snap on dentures.

Easy on soft tissues – Since the denture in this case rests on the implants, it does not rub against the gums or cause any irritation to the oral soft tissues.

Improved speech – Slurred speech is a real problem for people with removable dentures as they are unable to speak clearly when the saliva collects over their loose dentures. However, with snap-on dentures it won’t be such a problem as the denture will not be so wobbly.

Comfortable eating – You will not have to rush to wash your denture after every meal as food deposits are relatively lesser with implant supported dentures.

Easy maintenance – Even though it holds on to the implants, the snap-on denture can be easily removed for cleaning. You will be advised to remove the dentures before sleeping every night, so the gums can rest. Also, you should use specific denture cleaning agents for maintenance of your snap-on dentures.

Significantly cheaper than other fixed options – Snap on dentures require 2-3 implants in the lower jaw and upto 4 implants in the upper jaw, which makes them significantly cheaper than other options like all-on-4 implants, all-on-6 implants, or fixed implant bridge—all of which require more number of implants, driving up the cost by several times.

Improved confidence – Most people who replace their removable denture to fixed alternatives report improved confidence as they are able to speak and smile more freely in front of people, without having to worry about their dentures coming loose.

Cons

Higher cost than regular dentures – Implants are the most expensive of dental treatments and adding even one implant to your treatment procedure can raise its cost. While a regular denture would cost you $800 – $1,500, snap on dentures can cost upto $30,000.

However, you can still get affordable snap dentures in Thailand, India, Mexico, South Korea, Turkey, and several other countries where dental treatments are not so highly priced.

Surgery – The placement of dental implants is a small surgical procedure, which cannot be performed without anesthesia. The doctor will likely give you local anesthesia, which means you will be awake during the procedure but will not feel anything at the surgical site as long as the effect of anesthesia remains.

You might experience minor pain or swelling for 1-3 days after the effect of anesthesia has worn off.

More time is required – The time required for dental implant procedure could be a few days (if you are using immediate loading implants) to upto 3 months (if conventional implants are being used).

In any case, the time required for placement of the implant and then the healing process is much higher than that required for simple dentures, which can be made in 3-4 sessions at the dental office.

Can chip or stain over time – Dentures come in several different materials and the acrylic ones can stain or chip over time, if not cared for. Just like the other dentures your snap-ons will need regular cleaning at home and an occasional trip to the dental office for professional cleaning.

The benefits of snap dentures outweigh the downsides, and most people are happy to make the switch. However, you must consider your personal circumstances and discuss in detail with your dentist before you decide to for snap on dentures, as it required implant placement and a little more commitment on the patient’s part as compared to traditional dentures.

 

To know about your options for affordable snap-on dentures overseas, get in touch via the form on this page.

 

20Jun/18

Arm lift after weight loss surgery

Even after you have undergone weight loss surgery and lost a significant amount of weight, you might not start to feel good about your body right away. Excessive weight loss leaves a lot of hanging skin and many bariatric patients opt for arm lift after weight loss surgery.

When looking at the flabby skin on your arms, the first question you ask is: Will insurance pay for arm lift?

The answer is NO, even if it looks so bad that your arm movement is restricted because of the hanging skin. There have been a few odd cases of insurance paying for arm reduction or arm lift surgery but I only read about them over 5 years ago and if you are looking for affordable arm lift today, the best option would be to go overseas.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, as more people undergo bariatric surgeries, even more end up getting cosmetic surgeries.

“It was hard for me to exercise. I couldn’t do aerobics or even run because the excess skin was so bad, and no amount of compression would change that,” said Jan O’Daniel of Pickerington, Ohio, in a press release issued by the ASPS.

O’Daniel underwent bariatric surgery and lost a whopping 130 pounds; she obviously had a lot of sagging skin after the underlying fat melted away.

The issue is so common that some doctors now suggest that bariatric surgery is not the final answer but just one step in the process. They advise that cosmetic surgeons should be involved from the beginning.

 

Do I qualify?

To plan an arm lift surgery after weight loss:

  • You should not be losing any more weight as that could reverse the results of your bariatric surgery
  • You should have excessive fat or lose skin on your arms that cannot be managed with exercise. (Usually, the sagging skin left after massive weight loss cannot be corrected with any amount work out)
  • You must have healed well and resumed your normal life after bariatric surgery and be eating a healthy diet now
  • You should not be a smoker or substance abuser
  • You should be in general good health and have realistic expectations from the surgery.

Upon examination, the surgeon will provide you an idea of what you should expect from the surgery and how to prepare for it.

 

How much will arm lift cost?

The average cost of arm lift in the US is around $6,000 – $11,000

In the UK, you could get an arm lift for $7,500, while Australians can get cosmetic arm surgery for $7,000. However, this does not include the hospital costs or anesthesia fees, which will amount to another $6,000 approx.

Even if that seems out of your financial means, you do not have to give up on toned arms. You can easily get affordable arm lift overseas performed by an equally qualified, and perhaps a more experienced surgeon, and save up to 80 percent in treatment costs. Arm lift in India would cost you only around $2,500, while arm reduction surgery in Thailand would cost around $3,600.

Arm lift costs in Malaysia start around $3,000, and in Mexico, it starts as low as $1,800.

Wherever you choose to go, it is important that you do not make your decision based on the cost alone. Often, a more experienced surgeon will charge slightly higher, but that extra cost is worth the safety and comfort of knowing you are in skilled hands.

 

Preparing for arm lift after weight loss surgery

Arm lift is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic operations for patients for bariatric surgery.

It is imperative that you reach a stable weight before going for any cosmetic surgery after your bariatric surgery. If you continue to lose weight after your arm lift, your skin may become lose again as the underlying fat is lost.

  • Finalize on your destination and hospital for arm lift surgery abroad
  • Learn about the doctor and have all your questions and concerns addressed before you finalize
  • Plan 2-3 weeks of stay at the destination to recover after your arm lift surgery
  • If possible, ask someone to accompany you. Having company on a medical trip is always helpful
  • Stop taking blood thinners or any medications that may complicate surgery results
  • Although your bariatric surgeon may already have barred you from it, if you are still smoking you should stop atleast six weeks before the surgery
  • Eat more protein and keep yourself well hydrated

Recovery and aftercare

The surgery should take about 2-3 hours, during which you will not feel anything as you will be under sedation. However, as the effect of anesthesia wears off you will feel pain and soreness in both arms.

While recovery process depends upon each patient’s own healing capacity, health, and habits, the general recovery pattern is as below:

  • Both your arms will be bandaged and you will have drains coming out of the surgical wounds on both sides.
  • You will be mostly on rest on the day of the surgery with your arms slightly compressed in a special garment.
  • The next day, lifting your arms and slight movement around the room will be encouraged.
  • Painkillers and antibiotics will be administered as required.
  • The pain will subside in 2-3 days and you will be allowed to leave the hospital.
  • You may sponge the area lightly but it is important to keep the wound clean and dry for the next few days.
  • Swimming, hot tubs, long baths are all to be avoided until the wound has healed completely.
  • The scars in arm-lift are placed strategically and fade gradually over time; you can start using scar gel with your doctor’s approval around 2 weeks after the surgery
  • While you can return to work 2-3 weeks after the surgery, you must avoid strenuous exercise and any physically demanding job.
  • It will take around 6 weeks until your healing and recovery is complete and you can totally ease back into your old routine, only with better arms. 

Make sure to take contact information of your surgeon or his assistant, so you can contact them immediately in case of any problem.

You will be given a detailed set of instructions to take care of your surgical wound and if you follow the surgeon’s directions for healing and recovery, you should not have any complications and can return home happy with your toned arms.

 

To plan an affordable arm lift after your weight loss surgery, get in touch via the form on this page and request your treatment plan and quote.
01Jun/18

8 Things you must know before getting a Nose job in Thailand

Nose job or nose reshaping surgery can help you completely transform your face. Given the high costs of such elective surgeries, if you, like thousands of people, are considering getting an affordable nose job in Thailand, you must be aware of the below.

Medically called Rhinoplasty, nose jobs are among the top three most sought cosmetic surgery procedures in the United States, according to the 2017 statistics by the American Society of plastic surgeons.

This is not a procedure for women alone. The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reveals that about 30 percent of all rhinoplasty patients are men. 

So whether you are a man or woman, you should arm yourself with some important information regarding the procedure before you go to Thailand for rhinoplasty.

1.     Not all surgeons are equal

There is a tendency among most of us to look for the cheapest deal—but when it comes to medical procedures you should always put experience and expertise over a few hundred bucks.

Even within a medical specialty, there are certain surgeons who are better at some procedures. You may find many surgeons that are highly qualified but you must look for the one who specializes the procedure you are looking for.

So, when you go for your rhinoplasty in Thailand, you want to get operated by a surgeon who regularly performed nose jobs and has extensive experience in those.

Rhinoplasty is one of the most challenging surgeries and you have to live with its results for the rest of your life. Be careful in surgeon selection.

To consult with our most experienced nose job surgeons in Thailand, get in touch via the treatment quote form.

2.     You must discuss the nose job procedure

You can request for before-after pictures of nose job before traveling to Thailand, but that is not enough. You may be carrying some reference pictures in your phones, but you need to tell your surgeon what exactly you are hoping to get from this surgery.

You can carry the pictures of your preferred nose shape during your initial consultation, and your surgeon will be able to make suggestions after evaluating your current situation and your expectations.

Talk about the problems areas, the bump, the deviated septum, the breathing difficulties, and any other problem you are hoping to resolve through this nose job in Thailand.

If you are looking to get the Meghan Markle nose (currently the hottest plastic surgery trend, according to ISAPS), you must explain that to your surgeon, stating exactly what you want.

3.     It is not just cosmetic

Some nasal surgeries are performed just to treat breathing and other functional problems of your nose, such as:

  1. Septoplasty: A deviated, bowed, twisted septum can cause blockage of the nasal passages, resulting in breathing difficulties. Septoplasty is a quick procedure (usually done in under 30 minutes) that can straighten the septum and unblock your air passages.
  2. Turbinate reduction: Turbinates are shelves of bone covered by mucous membrane, which can sometimes overgrow and cause obstruction of the nasal passage. Although these small bones serve an important function to moisten, warm, and filter the inhaled air, so they are never removed completely. If required, a partial reduction of the turbinates is easily done.
  3. Nasal polyp removal: Polyps are benign growths that can cause obstruction of the nasal passage, and they can be easily removed to allow symptomatic relief.
  4. Nasal valve collapse: Nasal valve collapse is generally a problem in extremely thin noses or it sometimes develops due to injury, disease, or even a botched nose job.

It is best to maintain a healthy nasal airflow and knowing how to treat or prevent nasal valve collapse is something an experienced cosmetic surgeon would know.

Even if you are getting a nose job just to improve the functional aspect of your nose, a nicely performed surgery should help address issues of both shape and function at the same time.

It can set your crooked nose straight, offering both cosmetic and functional benefit.

4.     Learn about the cost of nose job in Thailand

A simple augmentation rhinoplasty by one of the most experienced plastic surgeon’s is Thailand costs just about $940, while an extensive nose job with the same surgeon costs upto $5,500.

I know that cost is the one of your main reasons for getting your nose job in Thailand and you’d like to be clear on the prices before you travel.

Just send us some pictures, describe your problem and expectation from the surgery, and we’ll get you the quote for your customized nose surgery from one of our suggested surgeons.

5.     The recovery process is not very long

While in some patients it may take around two weeks, in most people it will take only about 6-7 days for the bruises to disappear and your nose to feel better after the surgery.

While you can return home within 10 days after your nose job in Thailand, if you still have pain and bruising, you must consult with the surgeon and get a fit-to-fly certificate before taking that long flight back home.

Healing after Rhinoplasty also depends largely on your general health. You may not be in perfect health, but the better you are, the easier and faster you will heal.

It is imperative that you discuss you complete medical history with you cosmetic surgeon before undergoing the surgery.

6.     Your nose may not look better right away

It could take upto 12 months for your new nose to settle. Yes, you read that right.

Don’t panic if the nose you see immediately after the surgery is not what you had expected. It will start to look better as the swelling subsides down, but even then, it may be months before your nose is finally settled in its new form.

The process takes longer in people with thicker skin, so don’t worry if your post-surgery nose is not what you expected. Your doctor will be able to give you an idea based on your individual conditions.

7.     It will take some time getting used to your new face

Every time you look in the mirror, your new face will be staring back at you. It is likely that your nose looks different each time and you may find yourself constantly analyzing your face and the appearance of your new nose over it.

8.     Planning your post-op stay in Thailand

It is imperative that you don’t plan your rhinoplasty in Thailand over a long-weekend holiday. You need to stay there and recuperate after the surgery, and also have an easy access to your surgeon should there be any post-op problems.

 

Everyone is a little apprehensive before their cosmetic surgery. If you are going to Thailand for your nose job, it is natural to be a little nervous. Discussing your procedure in detail with your doctor should help calm those nerves before you go into surgery.

It may be a little uncomfortable in the beginning but in due time your new nose will start to look better and feel natural on your face.  

 

To request more information about planning your nose job in Thailand, get in touch via the form on this page, or write to us at contact(a)infertilityaide.com
16May/18

Knee Replacement – Overseas or Private?

The long waiting lines for knee surgeries on NHS are driving UK residents to look towards private hospitals or plan their knee replacement overseas.

Knee problems are not considered life threatening, which is why insurance doesn’t see a reason to expedite knee replacement for patients. However, osteoarthritis can be extremely painful and debilitating for a patient, and many of them are unable to walk short distances or sleep well at night.

It is not surprising then, that the patients are looking for affordable knee replacement surgery in Thailand, India, Malaysia, Mexico, or European countries.

 

How long is the wait for knee replacement?

Waiting times for knee replacement have gone up by almost 40 per cent in the past four years as the NHS struggles to cope with growing need, reports the Daily Mail.

Usually, a patient is considered eligible for surgery only if they are:

  • taking painkillers constantly
  • having trouble sleeping at night
  • having difficult in walking and cannot go beyond few feet

However, according to the new figures obtained by the Liberal Democrats, patients may have to wait over eight months for the surgery even if they are in much pain.

If you are young and under the age of 65 years, knee replacement on insurance simply may not be possible. Typically a knee implants lasts 15-20 years, and if a patient gets is at the age of 65, it should serve him until his mid-80s. So, it is likely he will not need another implant again.

But by this logic, the younger, more productive years of an individual requiring knee replacement can be wasted.

Knee replacement at a private hospital in UK can cost upwards of £15,000.

The situation is similar in Australia, with patients waiting for 10 months or more (especially in New South Wales) for knee replacement on Medicare.

In the US, knee replacement for the non-insured is almost impossible with the patient expected to cough up anywhere between $45,000 and $70,000 for the surgery. Even the insured have to pay several thousand dollars out-of-pocket, causing a massive financial burden.
Talking to the BBC, Royal College of Surgeons president Clare Marx said the whole waiting scene is “very disappointing.”

“The longer you wait for a hip or knee replacement the less likely you are to have good outcomes. These waits really matter,” he said.

“The standards of care are being eroded and we don’t want it to get worse.”

So, the question remains: are you going overseas for knee replacement or going private?

 

Cost of knee replacement overseas

The cost of knee replacement in Asia starts as low as £3,500.

Knee replacement in Thailand will cost you around £5,500; this is less than half of what you would pay in the UK. Thailand is the most popular medical destination for Australians and Kiwis, who frequent the tropical country for a wide range of healthcare services.

Private knee replacement in Australia costs between $18,000 and $35,000 depending on the surgeon. 56-year-old Ellen, saved over $25,000 by travelling to Thailand for her knee replacement, reported the Telegraph.

The cost of knee replacement in Malaysia is around £5,900, and being a former British colony, the country has plenty of English-speaking doctors and paramedics. The healthcare system in the country is also quite robust.

 Popular with the people from the Middle East and Africa, India has some of the lowest prices in Orthopedics. The cost of TKR surgery in India starts just around £3,500.

In Europe, the cost of knee replacement starts from around £9,500. Britons usually prefer to go to France, Switzerland, Germany, and Spain for their knee replacement surgeries, some of which may even be covered by the NHS. Wouldn’t it be nice to not have to wait for treatment of your painful knee condition?

Canadians and Americans also go to Mexico for knee replacement – where it costs them between $6,000 and $12,000.

 

Knee replacement cost breakdown

The cost of knee replacement surgery depends upon the below factors:

  1. Partial or total knee replacement: The surgeon will first determine the extent of damage and the kind of surgery required—partial knee replacement normally costs about 20 percent less than total knee replacement.
  2. Unilateral or bilateral: If your need of replacement of a single knee, the cost will be almost half of replacement done on both legs.
  3. Surgical approach: Whether the surgery performed is by the conventional approach or is minimally invasive knee replacement, it will make a difference in the cost.
  4. Preexisting conditions: If you need extra care in the hospital because of any medical conditions, it will add to the cost of your knee replacement.
  5. Investigations: Pre-surgery investigations and consultation with the doctor make a small portion of your knee replacement costs.
  6. Doctor’s fee: More experienced doctors charge a little higher sometimes, but their experience is usually worth the money.
  7. Anesthesia and medications: Knee replacement can be performed under general or regional anesthesia, the cost of which will reflect in your final bill. After the surgery, you will be given injections or oral medication for pain management.
  8. Operation room charges: The kind of facility you choose will also influence the cost of your knee replacement surgery. If it is a big hospital with a lot more amenities the operation and patient room charges will be higher as compared to a stand-alone clinic. 
  9. Number of days required post-op in hospital: The post-op recovery period is usually 4-5 days in hospital after knee replacement; its cost is included in the package price quoted to you.
  10. Physical therapy and follow-ups: Physical therapy is imperative for the success of knee replacement surgery and most good hospitals will be able to offer you that in premises.
  11. Knee implant: The type, material, and brand of your knee implant also influences the cost of your knee surgery. Implants are made in Cobalt-Chromium alloys or Titanium-Cobalt alloys. Polyethylene implants and zirconium implants may be used if you have metal allergies.

Companies like Zimmer, Biomet, and Stryker make knee implants. Implant type may vary with the level of activity required in your life (depending on whether you are young or old) and your personal preference.

 

Why does it cost lower in some countries?

If you are a little concerned about getting knee replacement overseas, you must be concerned about the quality of care and service you will receive. However, the lower cost of orthopedic surgeries in some countries is attributed to their lower cost of living.

Doctors in countries like India and Thailand are not besieged under medical loans. They also see a much larger volume of patients as compared to their Western counterparts, which means their overall fee is split between more numbers of patients, and thus the cost per patient is lowered.

Medications, nurse fees, hospital charges, meals, etc. all cost much less in these countries, which means the patients don’t have to be burdened under hefty bills.

 

To leans more about the cost of knee replacement surgery and to find out about our best priced packages for knee replacement overseas, get in touch via the form on this page or write to us at contact(a)unimedtravels.com
03May/18

What you must know about getting Dental Crowns in Thailand

Dental crowns in Thailand are among the most commonly requested procedures by the tens of thousands of dental tourists, who visit this South-East Asian country every year.

Dental crowns and bridges are so common that every day, without even having any knowledge, you must be meeting people who are wearing these.

If you too are planning to go to Thailand for dental crowns or bridges, you must know the below:

 

When are dental crowns required?

A dental crown or cap is a tooth-like cover that is used to restore the form and function of a tooth that is significantly deteriorated. Dental crowns are usually advised in the following situations:

  • To replace a large dental filling: When a lot of natural tooth structure has been removed, the tooth is quite weak and may crack while eating. So your dentist will likely recommend a crown be placed over the tooth to protect it from any more damage.
  • To save a fractured tooth: A tooth that has cracked or fractured, may need to be carefully restored with composite and then covered with a crown to save it from permanent damage that calls for its extraction.
  • To cover a tooth that has been treated with root canal: Root canal treatment involves the removal of the dental pulp, which is actually the blood-supplied part of the tooth. Once that has been removed the tooth becomes brittle and is prone to breaking. To prevent that, usually root canal-treated teeth are filled with the appropriate restoration material and then covered with the crown.
  • To cover a twisted or ill-shaped tooth: Dental crowns are sometimes used to improve the aesthetics, if a tooth is deformed or excessively twisted.
  • To cover a discolored tooth: A grossly discolored tooth or stained tooth may also be covered with crowns and veneers, if it improves the aesthetics.
  • Placed over an implant: Dental implants are used to replace a missing tooth root, and the crown is placed over that to complete a tooth. So if you are going to get dental implants in Thailand, a crown will certainly be part of the treatment. You will be given options for different kinds of dental crowns based on your budget and requirement.

When are dental bridges required?

Dental bridges are similar to dental crowns, except they are several crowns joined together. Bridges are used to cover the gap left by missing teeth.

If one or more teeth have been removed from a dental arch, the gap can be covered with a dental bridge, which is attached with two crowns placed on the teeth adjacent to the gap on both sides.

 

Kinds of dental crowns

Crowns and bridges can be classified into the following three types, based on their material:

All ceramic crowns

All ceramic crowns, also known as porcelain crowns, are metal free crowns that look just like natural teeth. They can be:

  1. Zirconia
  • No metal
  • Translucent material with life-like appearance
  • Made from a single block of crystal 
  • Preferred most for anterior teeth and molars
  • Strongest kind of dental crown
  • The only drawback is that it may abrade opposite teeth
  1. E-max
  • No metal
  • Made from quartz (a strong glass ceramic)
  • Doesn’t need to be bulky
  • Looks like natural teeth
  • Strong and durable
  • Doesn’t chip or fracture easily
  • Mostly recommended for anterior teeth

Porcelain fused to metal (PFM)

  • Also known as metal-ceramic crown
  • Porcelain is fused over non-precious cast metal such as cobalt chromium or gold alloy
  • Can give artificial appearance
  • Mostly preferred for molars
  • Not as expensive as all-ceramic crowns
  • Metallic grey line can start to show where the tooth meets the gumline
  • Over many years, sometimes, the porcelain chips off the crown
  • Should easily last 8-10 years, or even more, if made well

 

All metal

All metal crowns are rarely offered these days; they are mostly obsolete and you probably shouldn’t consider them.

 

Cost of dental crowns in Thailand

How much your dental crown in Thailand would cost, essentially depends upon the kind of material you choose from the options above.

Porcelain is expensive, and the all-porcelain crowns cost almost double of the PFM.

The metal-ceramic crown (PFM) costs about $300, but the cost can go up depending upon the amount of gold used in your crown material.

Cost of a good quality porcelain crown in Thailand starts at about $450 and goes up to $550.

You can discuss the options with your dentist before traveling, but it is best to finalize treatment plan only after the dentist has examined you.

 

How many days will I need Thailand?

If you don’t need any other dental work, but just the crowns or bridges to be placed, you may even return after three days.

However, who goes all the way to Thailand just for three days.

Appointment 1 – The dentist will cut your tooth (to make space for crown) and smoothen the surface. He will then make an impression of your teeth, based on which the perfect-fitting crown will be formed.

Appointment 2 – If the dentist you choose has an in-house dental lab, they may call you in for a trial of your crowns/bridges even the next day. If they have to send those impressions to a lab outside, you may need an extra day here.

Once you are satisfied with the fitting, your crown or bridge will be fixed over the concerned teeth with dental cement.

A third appointment may be required for the final fixing and adjustments to ensure the crown or bridge feels comfortable and does not interfere with the way your upper and lower teeth meet.

If you have even about a week in Thailand, you can easily get all the crowns and bridges you need, provided no other major dental work it required.

Write to us about your dental problems to know how long you should plan for your dental crowns or bridges in Thailand, and how much should you budget for it.

Other things to know about planning your dental trip to Thailand

  • If you prefer being in a beach destination – go for dental crowns in Phuket; if you prefer a big city – seek dental crowns in Bangkok.
  • Do not look for a clinic that is right on the beach – you can select your hotel using that criteria but for a dentist, a dentist’s skill is more important than his location
  • Given the growth of dental tourism in Thailand, most Thai dentists who cater to foreign patients are able to converse in English. Although, it is not impeccable, it is usually enough to help you communicate with your doctor.
  • Some of our hospitals also have interpreters, if you need other languages
  • The Thai hospitality is unmatched; you will likely feel that in any clinic or eatery you walk into
  • Thailand has a lot to offer in terms of street food but you should be careful about giving in to that temptation because it is not for everyone. Moreover, you don’t want the hot food to give you any ulcers while you are still undergoing dental treatment. That said, your food choices should really depend on your own palate and preferences and not some writer’s advice
  • Hotels are cheap and people are often amazed with the savings the make and impressed by the level of care they receive
  • Thai dental clinics are usually neat and hygienic
  • Thailand is one of the most visited holiday destinations in Asia; the climate is mostly tropical and there’s abundant opportunity for economical shopping
  • There are as many temples and parks, as there are islands and parties – Thailand does have something for everyone, even for the small kids.

How do I select the best dental clinic in Thailand?

So many clinics, so many conflicting reviews, and you just do not know whom to trust. Well, you can use our service to find some of our trusted doctors that offer dental crowns in Thailand and order your personal treatment plan.

Contact more than one doctor, if you find necessary, and go with the one that you feel most certain about.

If you have specific concerns or preferences, our care team members would be happy to help you select the best clinic.

 

How long will crowns and bridges last?

It is not unusual for dental crowns or bridges to last 10-15 years, but you can certainly expect them to stay on even longer than that if you maintain good oral hygiene and do not develop any major dental problems in all those years.

It is also imperative that the restorations were done by a well-trained dentist; the doctor’s skill and experience could be vital to the success of your dental restorations.

 

Get in touch with us using the form on this page, to know about our trusted dentists for dental crowns and bridges in Thailand.

References:

https://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/dental-crowns#1

https://www.colgate.com/en-us/oral-health/cosmetic-dentistry/bridges-and-crowns/what-are-dental-crowns-and-tooth-bridges

https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/treatments/10923-dental-crowns

15Apr/18

Male Infertility Treatments

Treatments for male infertility are no longer restricted to artificial insemination, IVF and ICSI. You can conceive your own biological offspring even if your sperm is anomalous in size, shape, or number. Before giving up on all hope and starting to look for affordable IVF options, get your condition diagnosed by a specialist and figure the best possible treatment plan.

Main causes of male infertility

Before you start looking for male infertility treatments, it is imperative that you look into the cause of your problem.

Your sperm problems may be caused due to:

  1. Medical causes
    1. Varicocele
    2. Ejaculation problems
    3. Infections
    4. Tumors
    5. Hormonal imbalance
    6. Celiac disease
    7. Surgeries like vasectomy, hernia repair, prostate surgery, cancer, etc
    8. Medications
    9. Erectile dysfunction
    10. Peyronie’s disease
    11. Undescended testicles
    12. Sperm antibodies
  2. Health and lifestyle causes
    1. Alcohol abuse
    2. Excessive tobacco use
    3. Obesity
    4. Drug abuse
    5. Chronic stress and anxiety
  3. Environmental causes
    1. Radiation exposure
    2. Pesticides, herbicides, and other industrial chemicals
    3. Heating of testicles
    4. Heavy metal exposure

 

Diagnosis of male infertility

Generally a regular physical examination and details of your medical history are taken first, followed by a semen analysis.

Any problems with the sperm count, motility, or morphology are easily detected by analysis of the semen.

For other problems, the doctor may recommend any of the below tests in addition:

  • Hormonal tests
  • Genetic screening
  • Testicular biopsy
  • Sperm function tests
  • Ultrasound

Once your problem has been identified, the treatment will be easier. However, even with all these diagnostic tests, the reason for infertility may not be determined. Even then, your doctor would be able to recommend some of the below treatments.

 

Treatments for male infertility

 

Non surgical treatments

  1. Electroejaculation therapy – Men with abnormal or absent ejaculation due to spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, etc. may benefit from electroejaculation (EEJ).EEj is usually performed under general anesthesia. It has about 90 percent success in treating ejaculation problems in neurologically impaired men, according to the Center for Male Reproductive Medicine and Microsurgery, Weill Cornell Medicine.
    Over 40 percent of those are also able to achieve pregnancy with the help of IUI or ICSI, later.
  2. Shockwave therapy – Shockwave therapy is a highly promising technology for men with erectile dysfunction and related problems. Doctors offering shockwave therapy for ED in Thailand have suggested that it brings about 70-80 percent improvement in most men with ED.
  3. Hormone replacement treatment – Hormonal pills or replacement therapy is more commonly advised in cases of female infertility, but sometimes if sperm problems are attributed to hormonal imbalance, you might need hormonal balancing therapy.
  4. Fertility pills – You must have often come across women using Clomid to aid in pregnancy, but some men with minor sperm abnormalities have noted semen improvement with clomiphene citrate (tablets). Research has depicted that an increase sperm count and motility can be brought about with the help of such medication.
  5. Lifestyle improvement – Abusing alcohol, drugs, smoking, eating unhealthy food, wearing excessively tight underwear, working long hours with the laptop on your lap, can all lead to sperm problems.

It is also advisable to avoid lubricants during sex, have a diet rich in zinc and selenium, and pop multi vitamins for healthier sperm.

 

Surgical treatments

  1. Surgical sperm retrieval – Minimally invasive surgical techniques such as MESA, PESA, TESE, allow the doctors to retrieve sperm in men who had a vasectomy, or don’t have the vas deferens. This is also the solution for any blockages in the seminal tract, which lead to obstructive azoospermia.
  2. Varicocele ligation – Varicocele is the abnormal enlargement of veins in your scrotum. Grade II or grade III varicocele, when tied off, is known to significantly improve the sperm quality and count in men, thus upping their fertility status.
  3. Transurethral Resection of Ejaculatory Duct – to remove obstruction in the ejaculatory duct
  4. Transurethral Resection of the Seminal Vesicles (TURSV) – to remove obstruction in the seminal tract

 

Artificial reproductive technology

ICSI and IVF – Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is the technique that allows an embryologist to choose and inject just one good sperm directly into the female egg, resulting in fertilization during IVF procedure.

This bypasses the problems of poor sperm motility or count, as eventually only one sperm is required to fertilize the egg. By selecting the best one and allowing it to penetrate and fertilize the egg, the doctor may help you and your partner to achieve pregnancy.

Advanced technologies like microsorting of sperm and PIEZO ICSI that are exclusively available with some IVF centers in Malaysia, can further assist in helping you get pregnant despite male infertility.

 

For more information on affordable treatments for male infertility, get in touch via the form on this page, and our care team will assist you in finding the solution for your exact problem. 
19Mar/18

Best destinations to get low-cost Dental Implants

Tooth loss is a common concern with growing age and if you are troubled because of your loose, removable dentures, you might be looking for low-cost dental implants. Dental implants are considered an ideal replacement option for missing teeth as they look and function just like your natural teeth.  

However, the cost of dental implants is usually a downer for most patients. But you need not lose all hope, as you can get affordable dental implants overseas—starting from as low as $650.

These are one of the most expensive dental restorations and that is why tens of thousands of patients prefer to travel to Asia and other more affordable destinations to get their teeth implants.

While you may have some concerns about traveling abroad for dental treatment, if you select your dental clinic and dentist carefully, you shouldn’t have to worry.

Implants are one of the most successful dental surgeries, and they have an excellent chance of working well for you if performed by an experienced dentist.

According to report published in the Journal of Dental Research, the long-term success of dental implants is almost 96 percent, when placed by a skilled dental surgeon. So, while looking for low-cost dental implants, you will find hundreds of options in every destination—it is imperative to study the doctor’s credentials and not just go for the lowest possible price.

 

What is the average cost of dental implants?

The average cost of a single dental implant in the US is between $3,000 and $4,500, but when you add to it the cost of dental abutment and crown, the total cost of a dental implant can go upto $7,500.

However, it is not possible to give the exact cost over this blog as dental implants and crowns are available in various materials and the total cost in your individual case can only be determined once you visit your dentist, get examined, and discuss a treatment plan.

Cost of dental implants in the U.K. falls between £2,000 – £4,000, not including the cost of crown and abutment.

In Australia, a dental implant complete with the crown and abutment, may set you back by $4,000 – $7,000, depending upon the implant material, dentist experience, geographic location of the clinic, etc.

However, the costs drop significantly when you cross the international borders.

Below are some popular destinations for low-cost dental implants:

  • Thailand: Millions of tourists go to Thailand each year, looking for affordable dental work, and implants are highly sought. The cost of dental implants in Thailand starts from as low as $1,500 inclusive of everything.
  • Malaysia: Teeth implants in Malaysia cost between $1,100 and $2,200; with mostly English-speaking dentists and a robust healthcare system, it is a good choice especially for patients from Australia and New Zealand.
  • India: Dental implants in India start from only $650, which is possibly the lower price you can expect to pay for teeth implant restorations.
  • South Korea: South Korea is another popular destination for dental work. The cost of dental implants in South Korea starts from around $2,000 and even though the language there might be a problem, the doctors there are equipped with excellent technology and skills.
  • Mexico: For Americans, Mexico is obviously the most convenient dental destination so they can just cross the border in California and land straight at a dental office in Los Algodones or Tijuana, within a few minutes. The cost of dental implants in Mexico starts from around $700.
  • Costa Rica: You can also visit the tropical country of Costa Rica for dental implants, where it costs only about $750 per implant.
  • Hungary: This Eastern European country is very popular for dental tourists. The average cost of dental implant is around $650, but you can also get them really cheap at just about $500 in some clinics.
  • Poland: Patients from countries like Germany go to Polish dentists for teeth implants and get them in the range of $600 – $1,000, depending upon the doctor, the clinic, and their geographic location.
  • Turkey: For about $800, you can get dental implants in one of Turkey’s best hospitals.

Why are dental implants cheaper in some countries?

If they are using the same material from the same company, why are dental implants so cheap in some places while they are almost unaffordable in others?

The main reasons are listed below:

  1. The cost of medical services anywhere is influenced by the general cost of living in the country; dental treatments are bound to be cheaper in places where the average salaries are lower.
  2. An American dentist makes about $200,000 a year, working 32-hours a week, on an average. However, dentists in the developing world have relatively busier schedules. They generally work longer hours, see a larger volume of patients, which eventually turns into a lower cost per patient.
  3. Along with the dentist’s fee, the staff salaries, the utilities, the rent are all lower in India or Thailand, which means all the money saved here is translated into the patient’s benefit.
  4. Finally, dental education in some countries is much cheaper and the dentists are not burdened under heavy education loans, unlike in some countries, where eventually the patient ends up paying for it.

 

Understanding the cost of dental implants

Dental implants are expensive; a lot of factors contribute to their cost as listed below:

  • The kind of implant used – There are several kinds of implants – one stage, two-stage, mini dental implants, immediate load implants, etc. Whatever kind is the most appropriate in your case, would be determined by the dentist on examining you. It is also at this stage that you will learn about the cost of your dental implant.
  • Bone Grafts – If your jaw bone required some building before the implant can be placed, bone chips will be used in a procedure called bone grafting. It will take extra time and dollars.
  • Diagnostic testing – You may need blood tests and even special MRI scans during treatment planning, which can all add to the cost of your implant procedure.
  • Number of implants required – If you are going for a full mouth reconstruction or full-arch restoration with implants, multiple units will be used. The cost of your treatment will depend upon the number of implants.
    Instead of placing one implant for each tooth root, your doctor may see if you are a candidate for all-on-4 or all-on-6 implants systems, which will be more cost-effective.
  • Implant and crown materials – Implants mostly come in Titanium but sometimes, the white-metal, Zirconium, is more appropriate. Your dentist will likely offer you 2-3 different brands of implants with different prices. Similarly, the material of the crown to be placed on top of the implant will influence the cost of your treatment.

Besides, the experience and skill of your dentist, his geographical location, the kind of facility he has, are all the factors that will determine the cost of your dental implant procedure.

 

Dental implants insurance

Dental implants are hardly ever considered a necessity, which makes it convenient for insurance companies to keep them out of insurance cover.

In the U.K., dental implants may be covered by the NHS, if the doctor determines they are medically necessary for you. That does not happen often.

It would be easier to find a good, reliable dentist for your dental implants overseas, than trying to find insurance that actually is willing to pay for them.

 

You can use our service to find dependable doctors and practices that offer affordable dental implants. Or just write in to us using the form on this page, and we will get in touch shortly with the best options we have for affordable dental implants overseas.
19Jan/18

Cost of Lower body lift

Lower body lifts are useful for people looking to address their mid-section, thighs, buttocks and sides. Since these cosmetic surgeries are elective and not covered by insurance, the cost of lower body lift is usually a big concern for anyone considering the surgery.

Some people are able to get little insurance benefit for their cosmetic surgeries if they are necessitated by a medical need (as breast reduction). However, surgeries like lower body lift that are done for purely cosmetic improvement have to be paid out of pocket.

How much does lower body lift cost?

The cost of your lower body lift surgery will primarily depend upon the procedures you wish to include and the amount of work that needs to be done. Small corrections are obviously less expensive.

Normally, lower body lift is a combination of:

Tummy tuck: A circumferential incision is made on the torso and the excessive skin and fat below it will be removed.

Butt lift: The loose skin and tissues in your buttocks will be pulled upwards to give it a tighter appearance.

Outer thigh tuck: You will be positioned on your side and the loose tissues in your thighs will be addressed similarly.

While the combined cost of these surgeries if performed individually will be more, the cost of the combination is much lower because the anesthesia is delivered once and the doctor is also engaged at the same time.

The cost of lower body lift in the U.S. averages around $20,000, and may even be more if you need additional work on your inner thighs or some liposuction. In Australia, it starts at around AUD 24,000 and in the U.K. about £14,000.

If you are looking for lower cost body lift surgery, Thailand is the place to be, with experienced cosmetic surgeons, JCI-accredited hospitals, and the famous Thai hospitality. For body lift in Thailand, you can expect to spend around $8,500.

Other considerations: body lift in Malaysia – starting from $10,500; body lift in India starts at around $7,500. In the cosmetic surgery hub of Asia—South Korea, a body lift would cost around $13,500.

There are no fixed quotes in cosmetic surgery and the price is finalized only after the surgeon has examined you and understood your requirements. If you are planning to travel to Asia for an affordable body lift surgery, it is best to get an online consultation for a quote.

Please fill in the quote form for your customized quote on lower body lift.

What is included in this cost?

Normally, when your doctor provides you the quote for lower body lift, it will include the cost of:

  1. Anesthesia
  2. Operation room charges
  3. Doctors’ fee
  4. Disposables and operation tools
  5. Surgical facility or hospital charges
  6. Investigations
  7. Medications
  8. Pre and post surgery garments
  9. Post surgical nursing care and meals
  10. Hospital room admission charges

 

What influences the cost of body lift?

The final cost of your lower body lift will be determined by:

  1. Surgery itself: The extent of the surgery—whether you need liposuction, extensive correction of loose skin (as usually in cosmetic surgery after bariatric surgery) or correction of inner thighs and other areas along with the usual procedures of lower body lift, will determine if your surgery will cost more or less than the standard price.
  2. Location of your clinic: The hospitals and clinics in Asia are able to offer body lift at lower costs because the general cost of living is low in those countries. Even within in a country, the clinics in hospitals in bigger cities are naturally more expensive than the ones in smaller or lesser populated states.
  3. Doctor’s expertise and experience: More experienced the doctors, the higher they charge. However, sometimes older, more experienced doctors continue to offer their services at competitive prices but the money should not be the criteria when selecting your surgeon—you should only go with the surgeon who is able to answer your questions and makes you feel comfortable before the surgery.
    A few hundred bucks should not keep you from feeling confident about the surgeon.
  4. Hospital charges: There are big, fancy hospitals, small hospitals and then there are stand alone clinics. The more facilities they offer, the higher they will charge you. What you choose really depends upon your personal preference, but when you are going abroad for lower body lift or a similar major surgery, it is recommended that you go with a credible, JCI-accredited hospital as they are more prepared to deal with trouble, should it arise.
    Also, big hospitals have more staff like translators, travel managers, etc. so your experience becomes that much more easy for the extra price.
  5. Aftercare: Lower body lift requires 2-3 days of hospital stay, and in some places you can stay for longer in the recuperation house under expert nursing care. If you are discharged early, your overall bill will be low but then you will have to arrange for someone to support you through the initial days of recovery.

Lower body lift is one of the more expensive cosmetic surgeries, but it seems worth the cost for men and women who opt for this.

Lower body lifts have a staggering satisfaction rate of over 96%, according to the statistics shared by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. If your cosmetic surgery helps improve the way you feel about your body, it directly impacts your everyday reality and improves the quality of your life.

 

For more information on cost of lower body lift, get in touch via the form on the right.
17Nov/17

Cost of All-on-4 Dental Implants

The cost of all-on-4 dental implants is likely a key factor in your decision to opt for this procedure. The all-on-4 dental implants system can transform your smile from no dentition to a complete set of fixed, functional teeth, but it is not an economical procedure.

Many people shy away from dental treatments that involve dental implants because of their exorbitant costs.

Even though more people have dental insurance today than ever before, the insurance benefit is usually capped at $1,500 – $2,000 annually, which is not enough to cover the cost of such sophisticated treatments.

Read below to know more about the cost of all-on-4 dental implants and to see if you can afford it.

 

How much do all-on-4 dental implants cost?

The average cost of all-on-4 dental implants falls in the range of $24,000 – $50,000 in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, United States, and most of developed countries.

That is a wide range but there are too many factors that contribute to the final cost of your treatment that it will be difficult to find the exact cost without getting an oral examination and discussing it with the dentist.

Cost break-down

The cost of a single implant is $1,600 – $2,000 and the abutment screw can cost an additional $200 – $500. This is the titanium screw fixed in the jaw bone.

A single crown can cost anywhere between $1,000 and $3,000, while the complete denture could set you back by over $8,000. Implant supported dentures are more expensive than traditional dentures.

Add to this the dentist’s fee, anesthesia, post-op medication and disposables, etc., which can range from $4,000 – $15,000, depending upon the standards of your clinic.

 

Where can you get lower cost all-on-4 implants?

The cost of all-on-4 implants in Asian countries starts in the region of $6,000 and for around $20,000 you can get premium quality treatment with the finest materials at a reputed clinic.

The lower costs should not concern you because you can find highly experienced, foreign trained dentists at JCI-accredited hospitals and services that are at par with the finest. It is mostly cheaper because of the lower cost of living in the Asia and the lower wages of the doctors and their entire staff.

Suffice to say, it is cheaper to run a dental clinic in Thailand than in the US, and the lower maintenance costs directly benefit you—the patient.

Here are some destinations you can consider for affordable all-on-4 implants:

All on 4 in India will cost you around $6,000. English speaking dentists, who treat high volumes of patients, are a draw for some patients, but many tourists also have concerns regarding the standards of treatment.

India is a vast country and finding a reliable dentist can be difficult. Contact us if you need assistance with finding a dentist you can trust.

All on 4 in Thailand – cost starts from $9,000. Thailand is a popular dental destination, especially among Europeans and Australians who throng dental clinics in Bangkok and Phuket for affordable dental care that is combined with a tranquil beach holiday.

The only major problem for dental tourists in Thailand is related to communication issues, although now many dental clinics have English speaking doctors and staff.

All on 4 in MalaysiaMedical tourism in Malaysia has a lot of potential as the hospital standards are good and language is not a problem. The country is still growing in terms of its potential as a dental tourism destination and you might want to research a little to find a reliable dentist in Malaysia.

All on 4 in South Korea – costs upto $18,000. South Korean surgeons are highly acclaimed and quite popular. The country is technologically superior and has many state-of-the-art facilities for catering to dental tourists. South Korea’s healthcare ministry also makes great effort to attract more medical tourists each year.

The two shortcomings are:

  1. Language: English is not widely spoken
  2. Cost: South Korea is not as affordable as other Asian countries

All on 4 in Mexico – costs between $9,500 and $12,000. The most popular place for Americans to seek affordable all on 4 implants is just across their southern border. Cities like Los Algodones and Tijuana have big clusters of dental clinics that attract thousands of tourists; some of these clinics provide excellent care. You must do your due diligence to find the right facility.

All on 4 in Costa Rica – costs around $12,000. This small Central American country is known for having some of the finest dental care and orthopedic clinics.

 

Understanding the cost of all-on-4 dental implants

There are two main components of this system: dental implants and the complete denture fixed over them.

The cost of all-on-4 dental implants is influenced by:

  1. The material of denture or crowns – Porcelain restorations are more expensive as compared to acrylic. Porcelain is also more life-like.
  2. Cost of implants – This concept was developed by implant manufacturer Nobel Biocare, so most dentists use their implants for all-on-4. The cost of similar implants varies in different clinics because different dentists charge according to their skills and clinic expenses.
  3. Additional procedures – Although all-on-4 implants eliminate the need for bone grafting, it may be required in some cases. Other procedures like extractions or removal of root stumps, gingival surgery or bone filing may increase your treatment costs.
  4. The geographic location of your dentist – The cost of all-on-4 dental implants, like that of most medical procedures, is lower in Asian countries as compared to other parts of the world.

Even within a country the costs are not uniform throughout—dentists in big cities charge more than those in suburbs or smaller towns.

 

Is it worth the cost?

According to its initiator, Nobel Biocare, 98% of people report to be happy with their all-on-4 dental implants. 

These are clearly beneficial for those who have been struggling with clumsy, uncomfortable dentures.

What about the longevity of all-on-4 implants? The results so far have been are promising. A longitudinal study found that 99.2% of prostheses in this treatment lasted longer than 10 years and declared this to be a viable treatment option for teeth restoration in completely edentulous patients.

 

Benefits of all-on-4 dental implants

  • Comfortable: Permanent, fixed denture as an alternative to your agonizing dentures that have to be removed and reinserted every day
  • No bone grafting: Eliminates the need for bone grafting that would otherwise be required in traditional implant placement
  • Time saving: Immediate load implants can be used for all-on-4, if the patient meets the set criteria
  • Cost saving: Uses only four implants per jaw, so it is lower priced as compared to other similar treatments that require 6, 8, or 10 dental implants

 

Financing your all-on-4 treatment

You don’t have to pay an arm and leg to finance your all-on-4 implants, even though it might feel so.

Many clinics have financing plans for one, two, or five years to help you pay for your treatment costs.

Your other option is to find a reliable dentist overseas, and get the treatment at a fraction of the price your local dentist is quoting.

 

Is it safe to travel for low-cost all on 4 implants?

Even after spending upwards of $30,000 on dental implants, sometimes people are extremely uncomfortable and unhappy with the results of their dental work; on the other hand there are those who cannot stop flashing their smile after getting it fixed for under $8,000.

Expensive does not always mean better. You must conduct your research, ask questions, and go with the doctor that feels right, irrespective of where he is located.

09Nov/17

How much does Facelift cost?

Cost of facelift is likely an important factor if you are considering this procedure. You want to get rid of the wrinkles, you want your skin to be tightened, and you believe facelift will be helpful, but you don’t know if you can afford it. So how much will a facelift cost you?

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost of facelift in the United States was estimated to be $7,048 in 2016, not including the cost of operation room, medications, and anesthesia.

Elective surgeries like facelift are not covered by health insurance as they are not considered a medical necessity.

The cost of facelift across the world ranges from $2,5000 to $20,000; how much you pay is decided by where you choose to get your surgery.

Cost of facelift includes:

When your doctor provides you a quote for facelift, it should include:

  • Operation facility charges
  • Surgeon’s fee
  • Cost of anesthesia
  • Medications
  • Disposables
  • Investigations
  • Special compression or elastic garments
  • Meals and hospital room charges (depending upon how many nights you stay)

 

What affects facelift costs?

Each patient is different and has unique requirements for facelift. So it is not possible to accurately determine the cost of facelift unless the cosmetic surgeon examines you in person.

Some factors that affect the cost of facelift are:

  1. Extent of the surgery: Do you need SMAS, deep plane lift, mini facelift or MACS lift, or just a neck lift? The cost of your surgery will largely depend upon the kind of procedure you decide on.
  2. Additional procedures: Many patients choose to combine their facelift surgery with extra procedures such as nose reshaping (rhinoplasty), eyelid lift (blepharoplasty), chin surgery, liposuction, cheek implants, etc.
    Clearly, the more procedures you have, the higher will be your surgery costs.
  3. Hospital stay: In Western countries with overburdened medical systems, hospital stays are usually shorter, while patients prefer to remain under medical supervision for a few days after the surgery.
    By choosing to get facelift in Thailand or India, they can recuperate under guided nursing care for much longer.
  4. Location of your surgical facility: Owing to the lower cost of living in Asian countries like Thailand, India, Malaysia, and South Korea, the cost of facelift surgery here is much lower than that in the West.

Even within a country the costs vary with the location of the facility. For e.g. cosmetic surgeons in New York or California are likely to be more expensive than those in the Middle Atlantic States.

As long as you are satisfied with the qualification and experience of the surgeon, and are happy with the overall standards of the facility you have chosen, location should not be your big concern.

 

Where to get low cost facelift?

If you are in the US, Canada, Australia, or the U.K., you can expect to spend anywhere between $12,000 and $22,000 for facelift at a local clinic. Facelift in Thailand will cost around $6,000 at a JCI accredited hospital.

The cost of facelift in India is approximately $2,500 to $6,000 and you can expect to pay around $4,000 – $6000 for facelift in Malaysia.

Facelift in South Africa costs around $3,500, and in South Korea its cost ranges between $7,000 and $12,000.

Not everyone is comfortable travelling overseas for surgery, but medical tourism trends suggest that the number of people who are opting for healthcare in Asian hospitals is growing every year.

If you wish to travel for an affordable facelift overseas, but have concerns regarding safety and quality, you may choose to get a consultation from your local surgeon first. Then you choose the best hospitals in any of these countries that you wish to see, and scrutinize the offerings.

Put questions to the cosmetic surgeons there and see if you like what they say. If your chosen surgeon makes you feel comfortable and confident, you might save thousands of dollars and not have to delay facelift to some indefinite time in the future when your financial situation improves.

 

Questions to ask regarding facelift cost

After you have described your expectations from facelift to your cosmetic surgeon, he/she will suggest the kind of facelift you should undergo and will prepare your treatment plan.

At this point they will also give you a price quote for your surgery and here are some questions you should ask after receiving this quote:

  • What all is included in the surgery price?
  • Can there be any hidden costs that are not included this price?
  • Does this include the cost of pre-surgery investigations?
  • Is the cost inclusive of hospital stay?
  • Does your clinic offer any payment plans?

If seeking facelift surgery overseas, you can get a tentative quote and answers to all these questions based on that. The final quote, however, will be given only after the doctor has seen you in person.

 

For more information on your options for low-cost facelift, write to us using the form.