Victoria Faint (we call her Vicky) made the decision to have a breast augmentation done in Thailand, but it didn’t exactly thrill her friends and family right away. Here she was about to fly to a foreign country, thousands of miles from home, to have surgery! Of course people close to her were concerned.
“My daughters thought it was crazy. I also had a lot of people saying ‘Oh no, you don’t wanna be going overseas and doing surgery… things can happen…’,” Vicky recalls.
But Vicky’s one woman who’s determined to do things her way and to get what she wants – it helps that she does her homework. “I went on to Google and did some initial research,” she says. “I really wanted my breasts done because they were affected probably by my many years involvement in competitive bodybuilding.”
Like many New Zealanders and Australians who go online looking for plastic surgery options, Victoria Faint pretty quickly stumbled upon Destination Beauty and discovered what we have to offer. The impressive list of Thailand-based partner hospitals and cosmetic surgeons helped a lot, as did the honest and accurate detail about the procedure.
When I found out that the procedure was really affordable and safe, I decided to do it.
As well, like anyone else, she saw the occasion as a chance to visit exotic Thailand for the first time for a much needed vacation.
So, with the help of our friendly Destination Beauty staff, Vicky was able to learn more about having a breast augmentation and get her questions answered. It wasn’t long before the concerns shared by she and her loved ones disappeared and were replaced by excitement.
Still, there were a few bumps in the road – there usually are, that’s what we’re here for! Of course she wanted the procedure done right away, but she had to wait a bit to raise the necessary funds and to get things in order to take some time off from work. All through the process we stayed with her and in the end she’s grateful that throughout the delays and re-scheduling, Destination Beauty was there to help.
By the time she flew in to Thailand for her operation, she was totally at ease. “I felt comfortable with the surgeon, and the hospital was really pleasant,” she told us.
Everyone was smiling and seemed willing to lend a hand. And the nurses were great… and they spoke English.
That’s exactly the kind of reaction most people have visiting Yanhee.
Surgery’s always a bit of a worry, though, and like anyone about to go under the knife, Vicky was a bit concerned about the procedure and the effects of anesthesia. Her top concern, understandably, was about what she would look like after the surgery. “The main thing I was worried about was getting the size right,” she chuckles.
A year on Vicky still feels better and better about her breasts every day
When she came to, she was thrilled to see that everything turned out according to plan. Her breasts had the right look and feel and she didn’t experience unpleasant aftereffects or complications during recovery. “The pain was very minimal … it wasn’t as painful as I thought it would be and it didn’t get any worse when it was healing,” she says.
Fast forward to today, a year since her surgery, and Vicky not only has no regrets – she’s very happy with her experience. She’s long gone back to her normal routine, which still includes bodybuilding and all the usual activities of daily life – and a year on she still feels better and better about her breasts every day.
She says that having the same procedure done in New Zealand would cost a whole lot more, despite the fact that cosmetic surgeons there don’t have the experience that surgeons in Thailand have (some of whom have performed 1,000s of procedures over the years!). This was what got her thinking of introducing her friends back home to the idea of having plastic surgery done in Thailand.
Not surprisingly, the fact that she’s something of a walking advertisement is a major plus in her efforts. She says of her clients, proudly, “I have flown one over last year. Three ladies are scheduled for October (they’ve since come and gone and had a great experience, by the way!) this year and a few others are considering it. It’s slowly taking off even though I haven’t really pushed it that hard as I’ve come out only a few times.”
Vicky claims that it’s really not that hard to sell the idea. “As a woman, if there’s any part of your body that you’re unhappy about, why not fix it – because you will feel so much better afterwards?” she says.
It’s totally cool and Thailand is such an amazing place!
Victoria Faint knows the value of having Destination Beauty to guide you – she’s experienced it firsthand. In fact, she’s now working with Destination Beauty to give people the same great, worry-free experience that she had!