beverly wilshire medical centre
CategoriesCosmetic Surgery

Beverly Wilshire Medical Center End of Year Sale

Gorgeous Getaways is partnered with some of the best medical facilities in Asia, and they work on your behalf to get the very best value for money. The award-winning Beverly Wilshire Medical Centre is offering GG clients an incredible opportunity to save on Cosmetic procedures.

During the promotional period GG clients will get up to 20% off when booking multiple procedures and 15% off liposuction. Plus up to 20% off accommodation!

Save on cosmetic surgery procedures

Book multiple procedures between November the 16th to January 16th and receive up to 20% off. Book two procedures and get 15% off the second procedure, book three procedures and get 20% off your third!

The BWMC promotion provides HUGE value saving GG clients thousands of dollars:

  • Lower/mid facelift, upper and lower eyelift, tummy tuck, thigh liposuction and arm lift NOW $21,530! SAVE $2,572!*
  • Forehead, mid-face, jowl and neck lift, upper and lower eyelift and submental lipectomy NOW $8,441! SAVE $1492!*
  • Lower/mid facelift, upper and lower eyelift NOW $6,353! SAVE $1,116*
  • Liposuction to a single area- 15% off!

*prices vary depending on currency exchange rate at the time of booking.

Save on accommodation

When GG clients take up this amazing offer, they will also receive further discounts on their choice of accommodation in Kuala Lumpur! Clients can choose from two options:

  • 10% off accommodation at the luxurious Istana Hotel in Jalan Raja Chulan, Kuala Lumpur.
  • 20% off accommodation at the wonderfully spacious Dorset Apartments in Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur.
Beverly Wilshire Medical Centre

Gorgeous Getaways has been working with the BWMC for fifteen years. They have a strong relationship with their most skilled surgeons, Dr Jalil and Dr Nasir. The BWMC is internationally recognised for excellence in cosmetic surgery and has won many awards including The Brand Laureate from the Asia Pacific Brands Foundation, International Cosmetic Surgery Clinic of the Year from the International Medical Travel Journal and the Aesthetics Centre of the Year from Frost & Sullivan.

Terms and conditions
  1. Booking Validity Period: 16th November 2019 – 16th January 2020 (2 months)
  2. Procedure Redemption: 16th November 2019 – 16th March 2020 (5 months)
  3. Exclusive Promo Code: GG2019
  4. Discounts applicable for ala carte procedures ONLY, not applicable to existing packages or other current promotions (listed below).
  5. Highest % discount will be applied to the lowest price procedure in sequence.
  6. Not applicable with any other on-going promotions/ offers/ discounts/ vouchers.
  7. For Packages highlighted in GREEN, additional terms and conditions apply. Refer attachment for details.
  8. The Company reserves the right to change/amend/alter the terms and conditions at any time without prior notice.
  9. Should any dispute arise, the decision of the Company shall be final. Others additional terms and conditions may apply.
Take the next step

Gorgeous Getaways is a full-service medical tourism facilitator. They provide full complimentary services from initial consulting, to a dedicated service team on arrival in your destination. Not only do you enjoy the most experienced surgeons and best pricing, but the assurance of an experienced service team to assist you in a relaxed recovery. To take advantage of this amazing promotion with Beverly Wilshire Medical Centre contact the Gorgeous Getaways customer care team or browse through available procedures on the Taqtik Health Marketplace.

CategoriesHealth and Well Being

Would your Health pass a Warrant of Fitness?

It’s common place to check on the health of your car. Your mechanic will check that your vehicle is safe to drive, that its basic systems are running smoothly and that everything under the hood is where it should be. So why is it far less common to check on the inner workings of your own body?
The Cosmetic Holiday’s Philippines health screening package

Regular health screening is an effective way to check on your own basic systems, and Cosmetic Holiday’s Philippines makes health screening far more appealing with an eight-day health screening package that includes a beach holiday, all accommodation, the procedure, transfers, domestic flights and more!

What’s included in a general health checkup?

Centuria Medical Center in Manila offers a full health checkup that covers most of the basic body systems. A team of doctors will examine the workings of the heart, lung and gut systems as well as any other areas of individual concern. The aim of a general health checks is to screen for existing medical issues and the possible pathologies of any future medical issues. There are many diseases that can be detected early with blood tests and imaging studies. Diagnosing an issue early on (like cancer) can be potentially lifesaving.

Centuria Medical Center

Located in Makati, Manila this 28-story medical facility is home to more than 500 clinics and a range of doctors with various medical expertise. Unlike traditional medical facilities the Centuria provides welcoming, warmly lit and homely atmosphere that serves to comfort patients during their stay. The center includes a hospital grade day surgery center, recovery suites, a radiology center, pharmacy and diagnostic laboratory.

The eight-day health screening package

Cosmetic Holidays Phillipines eight-day health screening package includes everything the medical traveler could want, or need.

  • An itinerary booklet
  • Round-trip flights and transfers
  • 4 days in a luxurious resort in either Boracay or Siquijor
  • 8 days in one of Manila’s most high end residences
  • Fully stocked fridge on arrival
  • A personal assistant in Manila
  • Your own mobile phone for the length of your stay
  • Your choice of beauty treatment (mani-pedi, massage, hair treatment etc.)
  • All medical doctor’s fees, check-ups, hospital fees, medicines, etc.
The health and well being of your body directly effects your quality of life. If you regularly check on the health of your children, your pets, your car but never yourself it’s time for a health check. And maybe holiday, with Cosmetic Holiday’s Philippines! Find out more about the eight day health screening package or search for medical screening packages on the Taqtik Health Marketplace.
hip replacement
CategoriesOrthopedics

Hip Joint Replacement Surgery in Cancun, Mexico

One of the most common problems faced by the world’s aging population, is the deterioration of joints. One of the most vulnerable joints in our body is the hip joint, and will often need surgical interventions like A total hip joint replacement that removes the impaired hip joint and replaces it with an artificial joint. My Orthopedic Vacations offers a full concierge service to patients wanting to travel to Cancun, Mexico for ORTHOPEDIC surgery. A holiday where you will return home rested, REVITALIZED and feeling truly brand new with your brand-new hip!
Why do hip joints need replacing?

In a healthy hip joint, smooth cartilage will cover and protect the end of the thigh bone and the socket in which the ball of the thigh bone sits. Healthy cartilage will cushion the ball and allow it to glide easily into it’s socket and move freely. One of the most common causes of hip joint deterioration is osteoarthritis. Cartilage becomes damaged and worn, and eventually the bones within the joint rub together becoming roughened, and sometimes even broken. Damaged hip joints can cause sever hip pain and stiffness, and everyday movements like walking, climbing stairs or getting out of a chair become almost increasingly difficult.

What’s involved in hip joint replacement surgery?

During the hip joint replacement surgery, your orthopedic surgeon will make a cut over the side of your hip and remove the affected bone. The bone is then replaced with an artificial joint (taking approximately two hours). Minimally invasive techniques can be applied by making several very small cuts instead of one long one and using specialized surgical instruments. These techniques will result in less blood loss, reduced pain and faster healing. During the surgery patients are given general anesthetic, or a local epidural pain killer which allows the patient to remain conscious and experience a faster recovery.

Recovering from hip replacement surgery

Recovering from a hip replacement generally takes about four to six months. It’s recommended that patients undergo physical therapy and strengthening exercises for the time it takes for their bodies to get used the new joint. Adjusting and restricting movements may be necessary like:

  • Avoid crossing legs and ankles
  • Avoid bending down low
  • Avoid lifting heavy objects
  • Avoid twisting hip movements
  • Avoid lying on side of hip replacement
  • Lie with a pillow between legs
  • Avoid standing for long periods of time
  • Sit in a firm chair that has arm rests
  • Be mindful of abrasions on the hip to avoid infection
Why travel with My Orthopedic Vacations?

A medical tourism facilitator like My Orthopedic Vacations provides a bridge between orthopedic patients in their home country, to orthopedic surgeons in Cancun, Mexico. The logistics are taken care of, so you can concentrate on your procedure and your recovery. Private airport, hotel and hospital transfers are included in every package as well as follow up care when you arrive home. My Orthopedic Vacations assists you through every step of your surgical journey.

kuala lumpur
CategoriesCase Studies

Life Changing Cosmetic Surgery in Kuala Lumpur

New Zealander Lisa traveled to Kuala Lumpur Malaysia to undertake multiple life changing cosmetic surgery procedures with Dr Jalil. We follow Lisa’s journey from beginning to end, starting with an interview just 24 hours out of surgery from her hospital bed at Beverly Wilshire Medical Center. International Manager Paula Vernon chats to Lisa about how she feels just one day after her breast lift, breast augmentation, extended tummy tuck and thigh lift.

 
medical robotics
CategoriesOncology,  Partners,  Urology

Advantages of Radical Robotic Prostatectomy

QuironSalud is the largest hospital Group in Spain and following a merger with a German company, Fresnius Helios, it is the largest group in Europe with network of over 125 centers, including 50 general hospitals and 7 university hospitals. With additional locations in Dubai, Lisbon, Peru and Medellin. Urology and Oncology are among their main specialties, and today we bring you one of their successful procedures such as the Radical Robotic Prostatectomy.

The prostate is a gland of the male reproductive system located under the bladder and above the anus. It is the size of a walnut and surrounds the urethra (the channel through which urine flows from the bladder). The prostate gland produces a secretion that is part of the semen. Prostate cancer appears due to the formation of malignant cells in the tissues of the prostate. Treatment options and prognosis depend on the stage of the cancer and many other variables, but it is clear that the implementation of Screening Programs have helped to raise the rate of early detection and, therefore, , to increase the survival rate. In addition, new advances in medical technology have caused a leap in quality in the approach to this pathology.

Radical prostatectomy

It is one of the most common treatments for prostate cancer that involves the surgical removal of the prostate gland. Traditional radical prostatectomy requires the surgeon to make an incision of 8 to 12 centimeters in the abdomen of the patient. This usually causes a significant loss of blood, a prolonged and uncomfortable recovery and the risk of suffering from impotence and incontinence.

Radical robotic prostatectomy

The approach to prostate cancer is minimally invasive and incorporates a state-of-the-art surgical system whereby the surgeon will be able to see more clearly the vital anatomical structures and carry out the surgical procedure to remove the prostate. The most recent studies suggest that robotic prostatectomy reduces the risk of urinary incontinence and impotence after the intervention. The advantages of this system, compared to open prostatectomy, are multiple, a shorter stay in in hospital, less pain, faster recovery, and fewer scars.

The team of specialists in Urology of the Robotic Surgery Program at QuironSalud have years of experience and is specifically trained in robotic technology.

 

 
breast check
CategoriesOncology

What To Do If You Find A Lump In Your Breast

India Bottomley

There are no two ways about it: noticing a change to your breast can be scary. But that is not an excuse for inaction. Here, The AEDITION speaks to three women who experienced a breast cancer scare and did something about it.

Since 1985, October has served as Breast Cancer Awareness (BCA) Month — a period devoted to educating the public on the disease that, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is the second most common form of cancer in women, regardless of race or ethnicity. Men can also be diagnosed with breast cancer (albeit at a much lower rate), and The AEDITION is devoting much of its coverage this month to BCA, from expert guides to mastectomies and reconstructive breast surgery to powerful patient perspectives and roundups of products that give back.

Because breast cancer awareness has become so mainstream in recent years with everyone from celebrities to the NFL dedicating time and resources to supporting the cause, men and women alike are increasingly aware of the warning signs. Women especially are encouraged to regularly conduct their own self breast exams and may even ask their partners to let them know if they notice any changes, too.

But happens if/when you find a lump? Because breast cancer has such a high profile and statistics like one in eight women will be diagnosed in their lifetime are well known, people are often fearful to seek medical advice after noticing a change in their breast tissue because they assume the worst.

While it is absolutely essential to get any changes checked out by a medical professional, it is also important to remember that 80 to 85 percent of lumps found in women under the age 40 are benign and caused by fibrocystic changes, cysts, fibroadenomas, or fat necrosis to name a few.

With this in mind, it is important to understand the function and importance of breast exams. We’ve already shared the resilient stories of mastectomy patients (HERE) and those who have undergone breast reconstruction procedures (HERE), and in this article The AEDITION speaks to women who found a lump and decided to do something about it.

Breast Check Basics

For women with no family history of breast cancer, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists advises people in their twenties and thirties have a breast examination carried out by a healthcare provider every one or three years. The American Cancer Society, meanwhile, recommends annual mammograms for women between the ages of 40 and 55. Women over 55 can switch to mammograms every two years or continue with yearly screenings. But that doesn’t mean you should just sit around for your next trip to the gynecologist.

Women are encouraged to conduct a self examination about once a month. Because benign lumps are known to appear over the course of a woman’s menstrual cycle, it is best to perform the exam at the same time every month — ideally a few days after your period ends.

During the exam, it is important to be on the lookout for any changes in the appearance of both the exterior breast (skin, areola, and nipple) and the interior tissue. Things to feel and look for include:

  • A visible change in the shape or size of the breast or nipple
  • A change in how the breast skin looks or feels (think: dimpling or puckering)
  • Soreness, redness, or rashes on the breast or underarm area
  • Any areas that are visibly different compared to the rest of your breast tissue
  • A lump (can be a small as the size of a pea) that persists in the breast or underarm area

If you notice any of these symptoms or something just doesn’t feel like your version of ‘normal,’ it is time to consult a medical professional for a more thorough check. Chances are, it is simple to treat. But if it is breast cancer, early detection is key.

Patient Perspective

There are no two ways about it: finding a lump in your breast or noticing some other change to the chest can be alarming. But that is not an excuse for inaction. Here, The AEDITION speaks to three women who lived through a breast cancer scare about their experiences and why they encourage everyone to consult a doctor as soon as they notice something isn’t quite right.

Anna, 29, Los Angeles

The AEDITION: What caused you to become concerned about your breasts?

Anna: I was at college and aware that I needed to check myself every so often. I didn’t check as often as I now know I should, but one day I was in the bathroom and found a lump. It was probably around the size of an olive. I panicked and decided I wouldn’t tell anyone. My theory was that if I ignored it, it would go away. I would prove to myself that it wasn’t anything serious. But after a while, it was still there. A family friend had been diagnosed with cancer recently, so I guess it was on my mind. I made an appointment to see my doctor. At that point, I was convinced the only thing it could be was cancer.

The AEDITION: What happened during your doctor’s appointment?

Anna: I explained to the physician that I found this lump and that I thought I might have breast cancer. I was so anxious, but the doctor took the time to listen to me while I gave my garbled version of events. She then checked the lump herself, which was uncomfortable, but it didn’t take too long. She then asked me whether I had any pain, whether it changed during my cycle, and whether or not I’d noticed any other symptoms. I was referred for an ultrasound — my doctor explained it would give her a clearer idea of what was going on — but she also took some time to reassure me that it could very easily be something simple to treat and not cancer at all.

The AEDITION: What did the next steps look like for you?

Anna: First of all, I told a friend, which was probably the best thing I did throughout the process. She was able to reassure me and she also came with me to my other appointments. I had the ultrasound quite soon after the first appointment. Again, it was uncomfortable in that I’m not keen on being naked in front of random people, but, other than that, it wasn’t painful or anything. About a week after that I went back to the primary care doctor, who explained to me that it was a cyst. Because it was filled with liquid and not solid, I didn’t even need to have a biopsy. She told me to keep an eye on it, and if it became painful, they could offer me some other treatment options. That was about four years ago now, and I haven’t had any problems since. I do check my breasts regularly though, and I’m such an advocate for people getting any concerns checked out quickly.

The AEDITION: What advice do you have for someone who finds themselves in a similar situation?

Anna: I would say do the brave, grown-up thing and get it checked. Don’t bury your head in the sand because, if it is cancer, that’s literally the worst thing you could do. I think the awareness we have of breast cancer is amazing now, but it can make finding an issue so scary because the first thing that comes to mind is cancer. I also think people should share their concerns. Chances are a friend has been through a very similar thing — especially by the time you reach your late twenties. I know so many people who have been through the same panic. It’s best to share with both friends and doctors.

Stephanie, 58, Texas

The AEDITION: Would led you to believe you might have breast cancer?

Stephanie: I was checking my breast, which I do regularly now that I’m older. I felt something a bit different on my right side — almost in my underarm area. I had a sinking feeling when I first felt it and managed to calm myself down enough to have a Google, which, in hindsight, was not my best idea. I was pretty sure what I found could be a sign of breast cancer, and, honestly, I was scared. It took me a few days to gather together the courage to get a consult, but I didn’t want to leave it because I know how important it can be to get a diagnosis as soon as possible.

The AEDITION: What pushed you to visit a doctor?

Stephanie: I think breast cancer awareness has reached this amazing level where most of us know to check ourselves and not to mess around with it if we do find something a bit suspicious. I gave myself a couple of days to accept the potential reality of the situation and went to see my doctor. I explained the situation, and he took a look. Fortunately, the office also has an ultrasound room and I was able to sit and wait for it to come available there and then. I was told I had a liquid-filled cyst, and I was booked in for a biopsy. A couple of days after the biopsy, I received a call from my doctor, who explained what it was. He told me that I had an oil cyst, which can happen when fat is damaged. It wasn’t cancer at all. He praised me for being so reactive when I found it and told me to go and get on with my life — but to keep on checking in the future.

The AEDITION: Did you know about fat necrosis when you initially felt the scar tissue in your breast?

Stephanie: I honestly thought I was well informed about all things breasts, but apparently I was not. I hadn’t ever heard of it. I think it’s really important that, as much as we now all learn about checking for cancer, we also get told about other, far less life-altering issues we could develop in that area. I think it can be reassuring — especially for younger people — to know there are other conditions out there. Finding out quickly can save a lot of stress, but it is also important if it is cancer.

Jennifer, 34, Miami

The AEDITION: Could you give us an idea of the symptoms that led to your concern?

Jennifer: It happened not long before I stopped breastfeeding my daughter, so I was kind of acutely aware of what was going on with my breasts. One of them started to get a little painful and, over time, got somewhat swollen and warm. My main concern was getting it seen quickly. Not only was I in pain, but I was scared that if I left it, I could jeopardize my future with my daughter.

The AEDITION: What was your experience like with your doctor?

Jennifer: I went to see my daughter’s pediatrician for an appointment that had been booked for weeks. While I was there, I broke down in tears and explained what was going on. The doctor was so lovely. She told me it sounded like an infection called mastitis, which is super common for new moms. She explained to me that I just needed some antibiotics and to keep an eye on how it progressed. She was so sweet and completely understood why I was so worried about the situation. Since then, I’ve done a fair bit of research just out of curiosity, and it turns out there are so many breast conditions I had no idea even existed. I think it’s so amazing that cancer awareness pushes people to check themselves and to consult quickly. I’m certain it’s helping to save hundreds of lives every year.

The AEDITION: What advice would you give to someone who is feeling worried about consulting a doctor about a concern they have with their breasts?

Jennifer: I think the concern stems more from the fear of it possibly being something ‘big’ as opposed to the fear of consulting in itself. And I do think that people knowing there are other things the symptoms could point to — aside from cancer — is reassuring on that front. That being said, I think the urgency that has been created from awareness is crucial when it actually is cancer. I think, if you’re concerned, ask for help as soon as possible, but hold on to the fact that 85 percent of lumps and bumps that people consult about are not cancer at all.

Taqtik Marketplace provides a platform for medical tourism consumers to find the best packages available, from facilitators all over the world. Find out more about our oncology partners, and packages at Taqtik Marketplace.

This article first appeared on the aedit.com on October 23rd 2019.

abdominal sculpting
CategoriesCosmetic Surgery,  Partners

Removing Fat and Restoring Confidence with Abdominal Sculpting

Removing that hard to shift abdominal fat can take months or even years at the gym, but with abdominal sculpting liposuction at Playamed Hospital in Cancun, it’s gone in a matter of hours. Taqtik partner My Medical Vacations is a team of medical tourism consultants that help medical travelers realize their dreams with procedures like abdominal sculpting liposuction, and best of all they connect patients with hospitals and beach front accommodation in stunningly beautiful Cancun.
What is abdominal sculpting liposuction?
Abdominal sculpting abdominal liposuction at Playamed Hospital uses cutting edge third generation ultrasound assisted techniques to remove hard to shift, excess fat from the abdomen. Ultrasound assisted liposuction is unique because it involves minimal damage to tissues and blood tissues. The abdomen is sculpted to proved a contoured and athletic appearance in under three hours, making the underlying musculature more visible.
What to expect from the procedure
Depending on the amount of fat that needs to be removed, as well as preexisting abdominal scar tissue, the procedure should take in between two to three hours. The patient is put under general anesthesia and should stay in Cancun to recover close to the hospital for approximately six to nine days. The overall results will become noticeably apparent in about six to nine months, but results do depend on patient diet and exercise regime post surgery. It is essential to the patient that they follow the surgeon’s post care instructions carefully. ultrasound liposuction
Why book through My Medical Vacations?
Using an agency like My Medical Vacations (MMV) means that you are guided through the process of traveling for surgery by experienced and qualified medical tourism consultants. The MMV team has only one priority- the safety and satisfaction of the client. They do this by offering the following:
  • Immediate response-from your initial inquiry, to your post care recovery the team at MMV provide the answers that you need straight away. No waiting!
  • Information-the MMV team has managed over 1,500 international cosmetic surgery patients. They can provide testimonials from past clients and provide you with the best information available.
  • Stress free travel-one of the most important roles of your medical consultant is to provide a stress free experience. All packages include private airport transfers, ground transfers (hospitals, hotels, appointments), translation services, tours around the city, the booking of your medical appointments and more.
  • Only the best surgeons-every surgeon and specialized physician working with MMV must meet a tough criteria. Medical professionals are only recommended if they have the right experience, training and credentials for your needs and have experience dealing with international patients.
  • Comprehensive post op care-each package includes a complete follow up program. This includes visits from specialized registered nurses and a certified patient concierge who will be with you every step of the way.
  • Long distance follow up-your MMV consultant continues to support you long after your airport farewell. With close communication and regular updates to your surgeon, any post op questions or concerns are addressed and care is provided until you are completely healed.
Removing that stubborn abdominal fat also works to reveal a more confident and assured you. Patients find themselves looking forward to sun bathing at the beach, taking off their shirts and finally feeling the sun on their bellies. If you want to know more about abdominal sculpting procedure contact the My Medical Vacations customer care team or search for packages on the Taqtik Marketplace.
anti aging
CategoriesPartners,  Stem Cells

The New Frontier of Anti Aging Medicine.

PR Medica are delivering outstanding results with the addition of Exosomes to the already proven Stem Cells treatments. Exosomes are micro vesicles that carry growth factors that set off a cascade of natural healing processes and improve the efficacy of stem cell therapy. Our highly effective Stem Cell treatment protocols with added Exosomes treat painful joints, improve many conditions and enhance daily life in amazing ways.
How can stem cell & exosome therapy help you?

PRMEDICA offers cutting edge protocols for the treatment of degenerative joints, sports injuries, neurological conditions, wellness and anti-aging. Your treatment of high-quality stem cells and super charged exosomes works aggressively to regenerate damaged tissues with amazing results.

Orthopedic Conditions:  Stem cells with exosomes promote tissue regeneration and repair existing damage of cartilage and other connective tissue. The stem cells and exosomes quickly go to work seeking out and healing damaged areas, replacing injured cells with healthy ones. This therapy may also be complemented with Ozone injections and PRP.

Conditions such as arthritis, damaged or reduced cartilage in joints, degenerative disc disease, even sports injuries, among many other have a very high rate of success. Avoid painful and costly surgeries!

Neurological Diseases: Stem cells and exosomes are injected to stimulate neuronal stem cells and reduce brain inflammation. Exosomes are small enough to cross the blood brain barrier and promote connectivity in the brain, assist in nerve regeneration, reduce brain inflammation and regulate abnormal immune responses. 

The regenerative treatment using cells and micro vesicle therapies address the neurological and metabolic effects of the disorders such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis and Autism. Many patients report immediate improvement and more benefits are evident as the exosomes create brand new healthy cells and pathways. 

Anti-Aging:  After 40, we gradually experience the telling signs of aging: poor concentration, memory loss, fatigue, aches and pains, mood swings, hair loss, wrinkles, age spots, reduced sex drive, insomnia and frailty. These changes happen due to a depletion of the cells responsible for maintaining our organisms. The PR Medica plan repopulates stem cell supplies and restores memory, as well as regenerating degraded tissue, boosting energy levels, increasing sex drive and cleansing the blood stream.

PR Medica offers many cutting edge technologies to support your overall health, fight the signs of aging and increase longevity. Whether you have a problematic knee, back or neck pain, a stiff shoulder, or you just want to improve general wellness, they can help you. For more about exosomes and stem cell therapies with PR Medica contact their customer care team or search their available packages.
dental implants
CategoriesDental,  Partners

Dental Implants at Bangkok International Dental Center

Dental implants are used to restore missing teeth and create a new healthier looking smile. They are a permanent solution for teeth that have been lost, and provide the same feeling as natural teeth when biting and chewing.
Bangkok International Dental Center

Bangkok International Dental Center (or BIDC) in Thailand is one of Taqtik’s top dental providers, and has treated hundreds of medical tourists in search of affordable dental implants. BIDC is the first Joint Commission International (JCI) dental center in Thailand providing evidence based quality dental services. They are an award winning dental group and a leading dental implant service within Thailand with a top team of implantologists and prosthodontists, many of whom are American board certified and international speakers.

Dental implant treatment

Dental implant treatments are mainly completed over 2 stages.

  1. Implant post placement-during the first stage, the implant post (like a screw) is surgically embedded into your jawbone. This implant post is left to heal over time and locks into your jaw bone, becoming your new tooth root. 
  2. Building of fake teeth or prostheses over implant post-after three to six months healing, the second stage is to build the prostheses or replacement fake teeth (crown, bridge or denture). At BIDC, if opting for Straumann implants, your abutment an all ceramic crown can be customized by CAD/CAM milling to perfectly fit with your other teeth in size, color and angulation.
How much does a dental implant cost? 

At BIDC, dental implant costs are divided into two installments. During the first stage implant treatment, you pay only for the cost of the implant post (between THB30,000 – 55,000 per tooth). This first stage cost includes the dental implant post, local anesthesia and a healing cap that is placed over to protect your implant post whilst waiting for healing. 

The costing range for the first stage implant post varies with the brand of dental implant as well as the material specification you choose. Well established implant brands include Nobel Biocare and Straumann that are carried world-wide. Within Straumann, there are different material specifications that also vary by price. For example: Straumann carries the conventional titanium SLA implants, the newer smaller and stronger Roxolid SLA implants and special surface SLA implants enable faster fusing with the jaw bone. Each of these material specifications will have varying costs.

During the second stage implant, the remaining amount is THB25,000 per implant. This cost applies is a package price in conjunction with first stage implant treatment at BIDC. An on-site dental implant computerized digital dental lab will specifically customized your dental crown. Dental technicians at the dental center are able make adjustments on the color shade and shape for more natural looking teeth, quick treatment timings and proper precision fit.

Are dental implants painful?

Local anesthesia is administered during the first stage implant post surgical phase. Most people do not feel any pain especially if treated by well experienced implantologists and oral surgeons. BIDC works with specialist dental systems, this means that your dental implant post is placed by experts who have experience with thousands of cases and are well versed on dental implant treatment.

First stage dental implants are cared for only by implantologists whose main and only tasks is to place implants. The second stage of prosthese over implant is carried out by prosthodontists who are specialists in making and customized fake teeth.

If you have a phobia or severe anxiety of the dentist, Taqtiks works with BIDC’s alliance dental hospital that also provides for sedation options including general anesthesia, IV sedation and oral sedation. You can be put to sleep or be placed in a semi-conscious state for your dental treatments. 

Contact the Taqtik customer care team to learn more about creating a new healthier looking smile, or search for available packages at Bangkok International Dental Center on the Taqtik Marketplace.
chiang mai
CategoriesAddiction,  Partners

Life Changing Addiction Treatment in Chiang Mai

Recovery from addiction is a hard and tiresome journey, so some with substance abuse problems choose to travel to new and exciting locations to seek treatment. The Cabin in Chiang Mai, Thailand provides expert led addition, trauma and behavioral health treatment. Located in a beautiful secluded mountain side location, The Cabin is a world away from everything that may have triggered you back home.

Causes of addiction

Addiction is a complicated condition, and there is never just one contributing factor. There are numerous commonalities in those with substance abuse disorders. Risk factors can include: Biological factors
  • Genes-genetics contribute to approximately half the risk for developing an addiction disorder. The brain’s ability to create dopamine, and the body’s hormonal response to stress can both play their parts in addiction.
  • Physiological factors-liver enzymes that metabolize substances can influence the risk of alcoholism.
  • Gender-research shows that males are more likely to develop substance abuse problems.
Psychological factors
  • Personality-impulsive and sensation seeking behavior have been linked to both substance use and gambling problems, this is particularly true when related to the risk of relapse.
  • Trauma and abuse-those who have experienced trauma or abuse often react to alarm or distress in a more extreme way, making it difficult to resist the relief that substances may temporarily provide.
  • Mental health-depression, anxiety, attention deficit disorders and post traumatic stress disorders can all be contributing factors in addiction.
Environmental factors
  • Family-risks are raised when a parent or sibling also has an addictive disorder. The same is true when there is little parental supervision or support. Divorce, sexual, physical or emotional abuse can also factor, as do child raising responsibilities.
  • Accessibility-repeated use is made easier if an addict has regular access to substances like alcohol and drugs in their community.
  • Peer group-those who are strongly influenced by their peers and seek acceptance (especially in adolescence) are more likely to adopt substance abuse if their friends are doing it too.
  • Employment-being in paid work, with responsibilities can often help to reduce the risk of addiction.

About The Cabin

The Cabin in an internationally recognized leader in behavioral and addiction treatment. Modern, innovative personalized treatments are available for substance addictions, process addictions, trauma, anxiety, gambling addictions, sex addictions and depression. The Cabin’s program completion rate is 96% making it Asia’s most respected rehabilitation center, with private accommodation, meals, addiction counselling sessions, fitness therapy, massage treatment and weekly excursions.

The Cabin’s addiction treatment method

The addiction treatment programs available at The Cabin are modern, intelligent and holistic. These programs are highly commended internationally and include:
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)-a psycho social method that helps to improve emotional regulation and personal coping strategies.
  • A 12 step program-explained in a series of workshops that use secular language, suited to the diverse background of patients.
  • Mindful meditation-helping to treat mental and emotional disorders that go hand in hand with addiction-like anxiety and depression.
  • Physical therapy-clients are provided with a customized fitness regime depending on their individual preference and requirements. Physical activities run at The Cabin include yoga, Pilates, personal training, mountain biking, aqua fitness and body combat classes.

About Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is a unique and beautiful land of misty mountains and colorful hill tribes. Located on the banks of the Ping River in a lush green valley, Chiang Mai was founded in the 13th century as the capital of the ancient Lanna Kingdom. Hundreds of elaborate Buddhist temples and remains of ancient walls and moats are a reminder of Thailand’s long and fascinating history. Find out more about the ancient city of Chiang Mai here.

Packages for addiction services like The Cabin are available through healthcare technology and medical tourism company Taqtik Health. Using the guidance of experienced medical experts can make it much easier to find the addiction service that is best for you. For more information contact the customer care team at Taqtik Health, or view available packages on the Taqtik Marketplace.

 
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