Cosmetic Surgery Tourism Travel Thoughts With Covid 19

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So, there you are at the airport, it is way less crowded than usual but you have a flight that has been planned and anticipated for 3 months.  No, it is not a business meeting or even a conventional tourist jaunt it is a very specific type of trip and you are a very specific type of passenger.  You are one of an increasing breed of  travellers who criss-cross the globe for cosmetic surgery tourism at hugely seductive prices.

You have never been happy with the shape of your nose, it has been troubling you for as long as you can remember and now at 35 years of age you are going to get it fixed.  You could get it done in London, where you live but it will cost $15000  whilst in Thailand, where you are heading, it will only cost $3000.   You have researched the surgeon at the cosmetic surgery clinic and see that he qualified in rhinoplasty at a leading American University and has all the accreditations you might expect back home on London’s Harley St.  You have had several in-depth consultations on Skype and an associate of his in UK checked you for suitability.   You needed to be over 18, of course, and in general good health although these days the recovery time after a ‘nose job’ is quite short – normally a week to 10 days –

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Royal grand palace and garden in Thailand

and then you can be out sightseeing some wonderful Buddhist temples and palaces after just a few days rest.

So will the coronavirus force cosmetic surgery tourism patients to cut back on their life-changing adventures?   The answer is that nobody really knows for certain.  Countries like Thailand and South Korea are major cosmetic surgery destinations and many patients are from China as well as the States and Europe.   This is a large expanding business and many Asian economies welcome the hard cash that medical tourists bring to their towns.  Countries such as India have substantial foreign income from hair transplant clinics and this is unlikely to grind to a halt.  Seoul has districts like Gangnam which sprout new cosmetic clinics every month.  For operations such as eyelid surgery attract clients from all across the Asian continent.

Whilst regular vacationers might possibly hold back or change their holiday destinations it is unlikely to stop cosmetic surgery tourism travellers who want to improve their look at an affordable price.

Here are our suggested clinics in Thailand & South Korea.,

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Chettawut Plastic Surgery Center, Bangkok Thailandno-star no-star no-star no-star no-star Chettawut Plastic Surgery Center, Bangkok Thailand

This is a 'goto' clinic for Gender Reassignment Surgery (GRS). Dr. Chettawut Tulayaphanich is regarded…

Phuket International Aesthetic Centre (PIAC) Thailandno-star no-star no-star no-star no-star Phuket International Aesthetic Centre (PIAC) Thailand

This is a medical tourist's dream location on the fabulous island of Phuket and a…

Sikarin Hospital Bangkok Thailand – Rhinoplasty Procedures.no-star no-star no-star no-star no-star Sikarin Hospital Bangkok Thailand – Rhinoplasty Procedures.

SIKARIN was set up to provide a one-stop service for local and international patients looking…

Interplast Clinic Bangkok Thailandno-star no-star no-star no-star no-star Interplast Clinic Bangkok Thailand

Interplast Clinic is one of Bangkok’s premier centers for Dermatology, Plastic Surgery, and Cosmetic Surgery.…

Preecha Aesthetic Institute (PAI Clinic) Bangkok Thailandno-star no-star no-star no-star no-star Preecha Aesthetic Institute (PAI Clinic) Bangkok Thailand

This excellent clinic first established in 1977 and has been consistently the best and most…

Asia Cosmetic Hospital Bangkok. Thailandno-star no-star no-star no-star no-star Asia Cosmetic Hospital Bangkok. Thailand

The Asia Cosmetic Hospital is located in Bangkok, Thailand, delivering quality cosmetic surgical procedures to…

Masterpiece Hospital Bangkok Thailandno-star no-star no-star no-star no-star Masterpiece Hospital Bangkok Thailand

Masterpiece is a major cosmetic surgery clinic in Bangkok, offering a complete range of surgical…

Milada Cosmetic Surgery Hospital Bangkok Thailandno-star no-star no-star no-star no-star Milada Cosmetic Surgery Hospital Bangkok Thailand

In the heart of Downtown Bangkok near Sathorn, Silom, Rama 4, Milada is a small…

Maxi Clinic Bangkok Thailandno-star no-star no-star no-star no-star Maxi Clinic Bangkok Thailand

This is one of the smaller, newer cosmetic surgery clinics in Bangkok. The clinic is…

Yanhee Hospital Health & Beauty Bangkok  Thailandno-star no-star no-star no-star no-star Yanhee Hospital Health & Beauty Bangkok Thailand

Yanhee is a one-stop center, offering a vast range of medical and dental treatments and…

Meko Clinic Bangkok Thailandno-star no-star no-star no-star no-star Meko Clinic Bangkok Thailand

The Meko Clinic was founded in 1982 by Dr. Manat Chayawichitilpa. This is a very…

Bangkok Plastic Surgeryno-star no-star no-star no-star no-star Bangkok Plastic Surgery

Bangkok Plastic Surgery is based in Bangkok, Thailand and offers a range of plastic surgery…

Tria plastic surgery. Bangkok Thailandno-star no-star no-star no-star no-star Tria plastic surgery. Bangkok Thailand

Tria Plastic Surgery is in the Huay Khwang district of Bangkok, Thailand offering aesthetic surgical…

Phibeauty Clinic Phuketno-star no-star no-star no-star no-star Phibeauty Clinic Phuket

Phibeauty Clinic Phuket is ready to make you look beautiful under our concept " Make…

Bumrungrad International Hospital Bangkok Thailandno-star no-star no-star no-star no-star Bumrungrad International Hospital Bangkok Thailand

Founded in 1980, Bumrungrad International Hospital has been a global pioneer in providing world-class healthcare…

Nirunda Aesthetic Clinic Bangkok Thailandno-star no-star no-star no-star no-star Nirunda Aesthetic Clinic Bangkok Thailand

Judging by the website presentation this is very much an aesthetic clinic with the emphasis…

Proderma Clinic Bangkokno-star no-star no-star no-star no-star Proderma Clinic Bangkok

Proderma was founded by a board certified dermatologist and American board of laser surgery with…

Samitivej Hospitalno-star no-star no-star no-star no-star Samitivej Hospital

Hospital Srinakarin Branch is an award-winning facility based in Bangkok, Thailand. Providing a comprehensive range…

Bangpakok 9 International Hospital Bangkokno-star no-star no-star no-star no-star Bangpakok 9 International Hospital Bangkok

Bangpakok 9 International Hospital is one of the leading private hospitals in Thailand, and under…

Kamol Hospitalno-star no-star no-star no-star no-star Kamol Hospital

Kamol Clinic in Bangkok is a top destination for transgender surgery They have worked with…

Apex Profound Beauty Clinic Pattaya Thailandno-star no-star no-star no-star no-star Apex Profound Beauty Clinic Pattaya Thailand

Apex Profound Beauty Clinic Pattaya Branch offers a range of cosmetic dermatology treatments that are…

Naravee Aesthetic Clinic Bangkok Thailandno-star no-star no-star no-star no-star Naravee Aesthetic Clinic Bangkok Thailand

At Naravee Aesthetic Clinic in Bangkok, Thailand, they provide a complete range of services to…

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    • Chettawut Plastic Surgery Center, Bangkok Thailand (approved)
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      • Phuket International Aesthetic Centre (PIAC) Thailand (approved)
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        • Sikarin Hospital Bangkok Thailand – Rhinoplasty Procedures. (approved)
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          • Interplast Clinic Bangkok Thailand (approved)
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            • Preecha Aesthetic Institute (PAI Clinic) Bangkok Thailand (approved)
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              • Asia Cosmetic Hospital Bangkok. Thailand (approved)
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                • Masterpiece Hospital Bangkok Thailand (approved)
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                  • Milada Cosmetic Surgery Hospital Bangkok Thailand (approved)
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                    • Maxi Clinic Bangkok Thailand (approved)
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                      • Yanhee Hospital Health & Beauty Bangkok Thailand (approved)
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                        • Meko Clinic Bangkok Thailand (approved)
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                          • Bangkok Plastic Surgery (approved)
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                            • Tria plastic surgery. Bangkok Thailand (approved)
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                              • Phibeauty Clinic Phuket (approved)
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                                • Bumrungrad International Hospital Bangkok Thailand (approved)
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                                  • Nirunda Aesthetic Clinic Bangkok Thailand (approved)
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                                    • Proderma Clinic Bangkok (approved)
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                                      • Samitivej Hospital (approved)
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                                        • Bangpakok 9 International Hospital Bangkok (approved)
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                                          • Kamol Hospital (approved)
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                                            • Apex Profound Beauty Clinic Pattaya Thailand (approved)
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                                              • Naravee Aesthetic Clinic Bangkok Thailand (approved)
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                                                • Mind Plastic Surgery Seoul. S.Korea (approved)
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                                                  • Hershe Clinic Seoul Korea (approved)
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                                                    • Pitangui Clinic South Korea (approved)
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                                                      • Me Clinic Seoul South Korea (approved)
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                                                        • JK Plastic Surgery Centre South Korea (approved)
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                                                          • ReBorn Cosmetic Surgery Clinic South Korea (approved)
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                                                            • Face Plus Clinic Seoul South Korea (approved)
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                                                              • Regen Plastic Surgery Seoul Korea (approved)

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