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Mommy Makeover in Thailand with Dr. Amorn Poomee
Leah3440's Review of: Dr. Amorn Poomee

Rating: 10.00 (out of 10)
Review Date:
April 11, 2010, 11:59 am


DOCTOR INFORMATION
Doctor Name:   Dr. Amorn Poomee (My Profile)
City:
Bangkok
State:   (*)
Country:   Thailand
PATIENT INFORMATION
Reviewer:   Leah3440 (Contact Me)
View My Before/After Photo Album(s):   None available
Did you get any procedure(s) done by this doctor?   Yes
Date of your procedure(s):   January 5, 2009
Procedure(s) I had done:   None
MY PERSONAL REVIEW
 

 

I had a "Mommy Makeover" performed by Dr. Amorn Poomee in January of 2009. I decided to wait a year before writing a review to give everything a chance to settle and to absolutely positive the results were good before recommending him to others. I would recommend this doctor 100%.

BREAST IMPLANTS:
I had Mentor Cohesive Silicone 350 CC implants under the muscle via a crease incision (he prefers this type of incision). That took me from a small B cup to middle C cup. The results are fabulous! They look natural, are completely even, they are soft and the scar is barely noticeable. Fabulous result!

MINI TUMMY TUCK AND LIPO:
Words cannot describe how thrilled I am with the result from this procedure. After giving birth to two children I still had a "five months pregnant" look. Dr. Poomee sewed my ab muscles back together, lipo-suctioned the area and removed about three cms of skin. He cut below my C-section scar and pulled the skin down. My belly button is now a bit lower than before which is not even noticeable. The end result? I have a SIX PACK and a completely flat stomach! My tummy was not this flat in my 20s even before I had kids. My scar is barely visible! It does not go from hip to hip like some of the pictures you see online and it is smooth and straight. Not jagged. My bikini underwear or swimsuit completely hides the scar. It is just a little longer than my c-section scar and much, much thinner.

COST:
For both operations, time in hospital, meds, etc. Everything included was US$10,500. Dr. Poomee is the head of plastic surgery at Bumrungrad which is considered one of the best international hospitals in the world. He is cheap compared to Western doctors but expensive compared to some other doctors in Thailand. I think he was well worth it.

TIME INVOLVED:
I traveled to Bangkok from Singapore for the surgery. Arranging everything via e-mail and telephone was easy. Dr. Poomee responds to all of his e-mails in person within 24 hours. He asked me to send a photo of my breasts and tummy. He is quite fully booked because of his excellent reputation among the expatriate community across Asia. We settled on a date four months away.

I arrived in Bangkok on a Sunday evening, had my consultation on Monday morning and my surgery at 7:00 a.m. Tuesday morning. I was in surgery for four hours in total for both procedures. I spent two nights in hospital and then checked into the FX Hotel which is cheap and just a few steps from the hospital to complete my recovery. A porter from the hospital carried my bags to the hotel. It is almost on the hospital grounds and is much nicer than the apartments you can rent from the hospital. I stayed there for Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights and then flew out of Thailand on Sunday.

FACILITIES:
Fantastic! Dr. Poomee works out of Bumrungrad International which treats patients from all over the world. The nurses do not speak much English but Dr. Poomee's wife checks in daily to offer support and to see how you are feeling. The food is wonderful. You can watch English TV. You get a huge, private room.

OVERALL EXPERIENCE:
A perfect 10. Dr. Poomee practiced in California for twenty years before retiring back to his native Thailand. He is the perfect combination of Western credentials and experiences along with cheaper Thai rates for plastic surgery.

I am thrilled with my new figure. Best money I ever spent.

I hope this helps someone out there who is looking for a reliable plastic surgeon. I have two friends who have also used Dr. Poomee - one for a breast lift and the other for breast implants - and they too are thrilled.

 
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Accessibility:
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Personality:
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Office & Support Staff, Nurses:
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Price:
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Office & Surgical Facility:
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