“Looking in the mirror, there was a sad face peering back at me”
I am a great believer in that the way you look should reflect your personality. I do not feel 53 but every time I looked in the mirror, there was a cranky sad face peering back at me. My life circumstances are not unique in a world of broken marriages, having been married with one son and then finding myself in a new wonderful relationship and getting engaged in my 50′s. The reflection I saw did not portray how I felt.
I work in an industry that is not about “how you look”, and more often a male domain as it is very physical. It is driving a big water truck, complete with my outrageous pink boots and kinky pink hard helmet. The work is heavy and arduous, but exhilarating at the same time and I love it. Having been a hairdresser prior to this, I had already been in the glamor world of women. This job is a constant challenge and actually suits my somewhat exuberant quirky nature.
My visit to Thailand for plastic surgery was my third trip abroad
I had only been overseas twice before ten or twelve years ago, so the promise of experiencing Bangkok was a bit of a draw card for me as well. I had missed out on the group tour dates at Destination Beauty, so I decided I was a big girl and ventured to “fly solo” without any apprehension at all. After six months of mulling it over, I ended up booking on a Friday, and by Monday I was in the air on my way to Bangkok.
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At no point did I ever feel like I was in this alone. From the minute I stepped off the plane to be greeted by a representative of Destination Beauty at Bangkok Airport, to the moment I came back to Australia as the new me. Upon arrival I was whisked through immigration, my bag carried for me and into a waiting chauffeured air-conditioned car. This was merely a taste of the personalized treatment that I was in store for.
At the hospital it was like having your very own personal assistant that escorted me from one appointment room to another for blood tests and x-rays. There was no “doctor’s only” jargon, every step throughout was explained and laid out before me in layman’s terms. My surgeon Dr. Narongdej is Board Certified with 30 years experience, and at no time was I at all worried, as I felt I was in good hands and totally confident in his abilities.
There was never a moment when I did not know what was going on, or if I had any queries or worries, that I had no one to talk to. Before I knew it, it was post surgery with my face and breasts swathed in bandages. Maybe I have a high threshold for pain but to me, my breasts after the augmentation were no more painful than say, your milk coming in after giving birth. The plastic surgery to my face, ok it was a mass of bruising, but I quickly found out makeup hid the worst of it.
Breast Augmentation Before & after
The hospital in Thailand was amazing
After two nights of being fed as if I was in a restaurant and in an extremely comfortable hospital room with my own ensuite, I was again chauffeured to my accommodation. Upon arrival I met numerous other patients that were recovering as well. It was a bit hard not to know, as they all had the telltale signs of post surgery via bandages or bruising. So recuperation became a group activity, which was fantastic. We all shared stories, ate breakfast/lunch/dinner together and even went on shopping jaunts around Bangkok’s amazing shopping centers. The bonus was that I made some good friends and to this day, I still keep in touch. The other good thing was Destination Beauty’s office was in the serviced apartment, so if you were worried, concerned or just wanting to have a chat; the representatives were always there. It was like being in a comfort bubble during the whole time of recovery.
It actually turned out that I ended up having further surgery three days later. I decided that if I had had all this work done on my eyes, I had forgotten about the lower puffy part of my eyes. As I was there, why not get this remedied as well. This turned out to be a very simple procedure, which was over in an hour. So sporting a bit more bruising as if I had gone a round or two with with a professional boxer, I just covered it up with a bit more makeup and did not let it get in the way of exploring Bangkok.
Would I recommend Plastic Surgery in Thailand ? YES! I now look like the woman I am
Should you have plastic surgery in Thailand? My experience was world class every step of the way. Six months later and I am still amazed at the changes when I look in the mirror. The reflection I see is a resounding testament to this fact. I now look like the woman I am.
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