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Knowing more about Health Screenings

Health screenings are physical examinations that can detect diseases or a lack of well being even when the symptoms have yet to appear. What diseases are screened? 1. Breast Cancer This is the no.1 diagnosed cancer in Singapore’s female population for those of 50 years and above. The risk of getting cancer increases with age ...Read More

What is an Omentectomy?

Omentectomy…this might seem a mouthful to say but its process can be quite easy to understand. Omentectomy is a procedure where the omentum is removed. The omentum is a thin lining of abdominal tissue surrounding the stomach, large intestine and other abdominal organs. For patients with ovarian cancer and in cases where the o...Read More

Fun Fact 106: A Brief History of Medical Tourism

16th and 17th century – spa towns such as Bath were popular destinations for the upper classes as places for healing 1980s and 1990s – cost of healthcare increases, countries such as Cuba began to attract people from countries such as Latin America and Europe. In 1990, Cuba had around 2000 medical tourists. 1997 – Asian Financial C...Read More

Thailand Medical Tourism, 2018: Reviewed

It continues to be another busy year for Thailand’s private hospitals, clinics and dental facilities, with the seemingly endless arrival of international patients from across the globe. Whilst the volume begins to subside a little as the year comes to a close, we’ve put together our analysis from a sample of 1,000 English-spe...Read More

Thailand, Third Biggest Medical Tourism Destination in the World

In the process of shrugging off its reputation for cheap back-alley plastic surgeries, Thailand is quickly catching up to South Korea as the world’s prime destination for cosmetic surgeries and treatments. Home to 64 JCI-accredited medical facilities – three times more than Singapore and 6 times more than Malaysia. JCI is the indus...Read More

Bariatric Surgery – Not Just a Gastric Bypass

Bariatric Surgery or Weight Loss Surgery includes a handful of different procedures aimed at combatting obesity by aiding dramatic weight loss. All involve reducing the capacity of the stomach to help decrease one’s appetite, making it impossible to consume more. Let’s take a look at three different types of surgery, one non-surgic...Read More

Fun Fact 104: There’s such a thing as Mommy Makeover?

Tired of all that flabby skin around your stomach and thighs? Why not try the Mommy Makeover (MM)? As the name literally suggests, this “makeover” consists of procedures that are targeted at helping Mum’s return to their pre-pregnancy figures.  The MM is usually done in one go and can consist of a number of the following proc...Read More

A Price Comparison of Hair Transplants Across Different Countries

Let’s take a look at the price of hair transplants across different countries, where all prices are quoted in US Dollars. Click here for more information on hair transplant procedures.     

Top 5 Brazilian Butt Lift Hospitals/Clinics in Thailand

The Brazilian Butt Lift is gaining popularity in the cosmetic surgery industry, as besides shaping the butt, it can help enhance other areas too. Let’s take a look at the top 5 hospitals/clinics that provides this procedure in Thailand: 1. Phuket Plastic Surgery Institute (PPSI) PPSI was formed in 2016 as a result of a merger...Read More

Fun Fact 103: 3 Different Types of Facelift Surgery

Rhytidectomy, also known as facelift surgery is performed to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles and the signs of aging. The underlying muscles of the face is lifted and then tightened and excess pockets of fat and skin are removed to give the patient a younger look. Let’s have a look at 3 of the more popular facelift procedur...Read More

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