Q: How does the process work?
A: At RBG we like to work in stages for your medical holiday to ensure all points are covered prior to travel.
The first step is to book a consultation with an RBG consultant via phone/email or face to face by calling 1300 472 428. During your consultation, you will be shown a presentation on the hospital/s, the surgeons and their qualifications, plus before and after photos of their work. The consultant will take photos of your requested procedure/s area as well as collect medical information, which will be submitted to the surgeon/hospital/s for a more specific price and surgical recommendation.
We will also arrange travel and accommodation quotes so you have the complete package price.
Once we have a response from the hospital and you are happy and ready to proceed with your booking, we will finalise all arrangements for you including your travel, post surgery garments, medical insurance and a treatment plan package.
Q: What is individual and group travel?
A: Individual travel is when you travel with a friend/family member at a time that is convenient for you (subject to surgeon availability).
Group travel is where one or two of our trained professionals at RBG escort you over to Thailand along with other clients having the same/similar procedures. This is great if you don’t have the option of taking a travel companion and also the added support of our staff members.
Q: Do we arrange flights and accommodation?
A: We can provide you with a complete package including flights and accommodation. We work with our partners at Flight Centre to arrange the best quotes/deals for your requested travel dates.
You can also arrange your own travel package, however we will still include all transfers for you including airport, hotel and hospital.
Q: Have we (the staff) had surgery?
A: Yes, currently everyone who works for RBG has had one or more cosmetic & dental procedures performed by at all of our 3 hospitals.
Q: Why should we travel to Thailand?
A: For many years, Thailand has become a world leader in the field of cosmetic surgery and dental treatments. Highly skilled plastic surgeons and doctors, along with their friendly and full-of-care personality can improve your look as what you like by using the latest techniques and technology. Thailand was the first Asian country to achieve prestigious Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation in 2002. Today, there are over 25 JCI accredited hospitals in Thailand. All RBG’s partnered hospitals are also JCI standard accredited with their professionalism.
Another major factor is that Thailand is well-known as a Land of Smiles and world-famous holiday destination due to natural beauty, culture, wonderful people, warm weather and delicious healthy food. The place is a natural fit for both pre & post treatments, relaxation and recovery.
Q: Why is Thailand so much cheaper?
A: The Thailand healthcare system is advanced and affordable. In Thailand, some procedures can end up saving you up to 50-70% off the price you would pay in the US, UK or Australia. And the hospitals have made the latest advances in technology and patient care. The hospitals in Thailand do set up surgery package prices inclusive of all costs; doctor fee, surgery fee, nursing service fee, accommodation in hospital and necessary medication. You might need to pay a bit of extra costs in case you need some extra pre-operative check up for any underlying diseases or for having multiple procedures with long operation time. This will assist you to easily plan for your travel budget. As the surgery package and dental treatment price is really cost effective you will have more of a budget to pay for the cost of your round trip, comfortable accommodation, tours, shopping, etc.
Q: What is the required stay for surgery/recovery?
A: The minimum duration of stay required, depends on the procedure you are requesting. It usually ranges from around 9 – 14 days. In some cases for multiple procedures there may be ones who need to stay for 16 + days.
Q: What type of implants do you use?
A: Our hospitals all currently use Mentor brand implants (www.mentorcorp.com) Mentor implants are FDA approved.
Q: What happens if something goes wrong?
A: Some of our hospitals offer a surgery guarantee. We also recommend taking out medical insurance prior to travelling just to give you piece of mind. We are you first point of contact so if you have any concerns upon returning home contact us and we will advise what you need to do. You will have multiple follow up appointments before returning home so you should be well on your way to recovery by the time you get home.
Q: Do you offer medical insurance?
A: Yes. We can assist you with arranging medical insurance through our partners at Global Protective Solutions.
Q: Why should I choose to travel with RBG?
A: With RBG’s experience for more than 11 years in the medical tourism industry with more than 2,000 clients, we can guarantee high quality and professionalism of RBG services. Within Australia, RBG offices are full of staff members and are located in different cities to be closer to our clients living in different areas. And we also have a Phuket team based locally in Phuket to escort and provide assistance throughout your stay in Phuket.
Our team members are well trained with high experience and knowledge of elective procedures and dental treatments. We answer all your inquiries within a short waiting time. Full assistance for doctor opinion, treatment plan, payment plan, flight and accommodation and medical insurance. RBG has a selection of planning your trip as individual or joining our full escorted group tour.
We always look after and answer your questions after your trip back at home. Booking with RBG, your one stop service provider.
Q: Is the hospital of a high standard?
A: RBG’s Partners
- Bangkok Hospital Phuket
- Phuket International Hospital
- Bangkok Hospital Pattaya
All large private-run hospitals well-known as Thailand’s front row health tourism serviced providers. Their services are of an international standard, as recognized by the Joint Commission International Accreditation (JCI). They have been certified as nursing establishment that emphasize the patient’s safety and extreme quality nursing.
Full range of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery options with board-certified plastic surgeons highly experienced and specialized in their respective fields. Fully equipped for services of Dental treatments as well as Eye and Lasik surgery.
Q: Do we have to travel in a group?
A: Should you consider travelling to Thailand for cosmetic surgery and dental treatments and don’t want to travel on your own, however would like the full-accompanying and extra care throughout your trip, the Fully Escorted Group Tour is highly recommended. The Fully Escorted Group Tour has been created and successful for RBG clients since 2006. We organize around 8 group tours yearly on the different travel dates. Every group is escorted by our experienced Group Leaders who will be by your side from the airport departing until the end of your trip. The Group Leaders will fully assist with all details of your requirements; consultation with doctor, confirmed procedures and payment, hospital visits and post-surgery care.
Apart from about having your procedures, friendship always happens during and after your group period because we travel with a group of clients that makes some fun, joyful and sharing among group members. Some group activities are organized such as dinners, day tours, spa, shopping, etc. or you can also enjoy your day/ night at leisure.
Should these can answer your requirements and you like to join our group, let’s pick your preferred travel date and come with us!!
Q: Does RBG do procedures for men?
A: Nowadays, men are just as worried about their appearance as women. Looking for an opportunity to be younger and increase their confidence into life.
Of course, RBG has a wide-range of services for men. Below please find the popular procedures.
- Hair transplantation
- Eyelids surgery
- Male breast reduction
- Chin implant
- Dental treatments
Q: Do you do dental work?
A: Dental treatment in Thailand is an unbelievable and incredible cost saving, however with extraordinary holiday that extends far beyond the dentist’s chair. The professional dentists with high standard equipment can offer everything you need at low cost price from fillings, dental crowns, veneers, bridges, dental implants, periodontal procedures and complete smile makeovers.
Before travel, the dentists will provide you an elaborate dental plan with detailed procedures and approximate costs based on your tooth x-ray and photos. The individual dental plan will include minimal to several dental works properly for each person. Should you need several dental works, the hospital will manage different skilled dentists booking to make sure you can finish all your required dental works within holiday time frame.
Let’s make your trip to a dentist as paradise with quality and savings that leave you smile ear-to-ear.
Q: Do you have staff full-time in Thailand?
A: We have 2 full time staff in Phuket. We have Amm our Destination Manager and Jibby our Phuket Representative based in Phuket and they are ready for your service at all times. Well-trained and experienced in all fields of cosmetic surgery and dental treatments. They will answer all your questions/ requirements to ease up your mind for pre & post procedures and throughout your stay in Phuket.
Contact details: Amm
Mobile: 081-737 7288 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact details: Jibby
Mobile: 086-949 8876 Email: email@example.com
Q: Why do I need a Breast Lift?
A: Loss of skin elasticity, gravity and other factors such as weight loss, pregnancy and breast-feeding ultimately affect the shape and firmness of your breasts. Patients who are generally satisfied with the size of their breasts can have a breast lift to raise and firm them, resulting in a more youthful breast contour. Some patients may be unhappy that they have lost a significant amount of breast volume overtime. In such cases, implants inserted in conjunction with a breast lift can increase breast size at the same time as the shape and position of the breasts are enhanced.
There are many variations to the design of the incisions for breast lift surgery. The size and shape of your breasts, size of your areolas, and the extent of sagging are factors that will help your plastic surgeon determine the best technique for you. The most common procedure involves an anchor-shaped incision following the natural contour of the breast. The incision outlines the area from which breast skin will be removed and defines the new location for the nipple.
When the excess skin has been removed, the nipple and areola are moved to the higher position. The skin surrounding the areola is then brought down together to reshape the breast. Stitches are usually located around the areola, in a vertical line extending downwards from the nipple area, and along the lower crease of the breast.
Patients with relatively small breasts and minimal sagging may be candidates for modified procedures requiring less extensive incisions such as the “doughnut (or concentric) mastopexy,” in which circular incisions are made around the areola, and a doughnut-shaped area of skin is removed. Moreover, when you desire to enlarge your breasts at the same time as they are lifted, the implant will be placed in a pocket directly under the breast tissue, or deeper, under the muscle of the chest wall.
Q: What is the difference between a tummy tuck and an extended tummy tuck?
A: An extended tummy tuck follows the same principles and techniques as a full tummy tuck. A horizontal incision is made along the “bikini line” above the pubic hairline. The length of the incision and subsequent scar will extend far enough to remove all of the excess skin.
As in the full tummy tuck, the skin is separated from the muscles up to the rib cage, the skin is pulled down, and the excess is trimmed away. The navel is brought out through a new opening in the abdominal skin to maintain its’ proper location. The muscles are tightened and the skin is closed with stitches.
The primary difference between an extended tummy tuck and a standard tummy tuck is the length of the scar and the amount of skin removed, which is far more in an extended tummy tuck.
If you are dealing with loose skin and weakened muscles that extend from the stomach to the hips and thighs, you are likely to be a good candidate for an extended tummy tuck. Only your plastic surgeon can tell for sure, and will discuss your candidacy during your consultation.