CategoriesAdvice,  FAQ

Would your Breasts pass the Ptosis Test?

Victoria Pakohomova is a Beauty Vacation Adviser for Taqtik. She shares with us some information about a common problem with clients who travel for cosmetic surgery- ptosis. This condition is more commonly referred to as breast sagging, and here she walks us through a test to see if your breasts pass the ptosis test…

Hi beautiful Ladies, Victoria here with the ptosis test! Clients often want to know why their surgeon has recommended a breast lift, along with the breast augmentation they had originally booked. They send in pictures of their breasts and are surprised when doctors recommend a lift due to ptosis (breast sagging). Today I will help you to decide whether you too suffer from ptosis, and what can be done!

Common causes of ptosis
  • Childbirth and breastfeeding.
  • Bodyweight fluctuations- especially after losing a lot of weight in the short period.
  • Genetics.
  • Hormonal fluctuations.
  • Implant removal.
  • Aging.
  • Gravity- yes! The power of gravity influences breast tissue and inevitably pulls it down based on the laws of nature.
The breast ptosis test

Let us have a personal test on our breast condition.

Ideally the nipple should a few centimetres above the inframammary crease (the crease just under your breast where they meet your chest).

  1. Take off your bra and stand in front of the mirror.
  2. Place a ruler in the crease, where the breast and ribcage meet.
  3. Let your breasts hang over the ruler
  4. If your nipples are less than three centimetres above the ruler you may have ptosis.
  5. If you don’t have ptosis but aren’t happy with size – can just proceed with breast augmentation.
  6. If you don’t have ptosis but aren’t happy with size- a breast lift may be required.

Breast ptosis stages.

First degree ptosis- the nipple is at or slightly below the infra mammary fold, then you may be able to have a breast augmentation without internal lifting.

Second degree ptosis- the nipple is one-three centimeters below the fold. You are a candidate for lifting with or without implants.

Third degree ptosis– the nipple is lower than three centimeters. These cases are candidates for breast lift or even a super breast lift with or without implants.

Ladies, if you do find that you have breast ptosis it’s not a problem! There are multiple destinations available on the Taqtik marketplace that can help with breast augmentations and breast lifts.

And the result from MY test? First degree breast ptosis, which is not surprising after four years of breastfeeding, body weight fluctuations and aging!

 

If your planning to travel for cosmetic surgery and you want some information on the great medical options available at Taqtik, please leave me a comment below, or email me directly at victoria.pakhomova@taqtik.com.

 

CategoriesCase Studies,  Destination

Miss Grand Phuket visits Phuket Plastic Surgery Clinic

Victoria Pakohomova is a Beauty Vacation Adviser for Taqtik clients travelling to Phuket, Thailand. On one of her regular visits to Phuket Plastic Surgery Clinic she had the opportunity to meet the beautiful Tharina Botes- Miss Grand Phuket 2019!

One rainy Phuket May morning I had arrived at the hospital to a crowd of video operators and photographers. It took me a moment to realize that all this attention was not for me! It was for a beauty queen. She was the tall, slender and amazingly beautiful Miss Tharina Botes, winner of Miss Phuket 2019.

23-year-old Tharina is half South African and half Thai. After making it to the final few contestants in the Miss South Africa contest a year ago, she came back to Thailand to realize her dream. She earned the Miss Grand Phuket crown this year in May, and next year she will compete for the Miss Grand Thailand competition. Tharina is now Phuket’s most adored person, and in my opinion a nice, open minded and warm woman.

But what she is doing in Plastic Surgery Clinic? Marketing for Phuket Plastic Surgery Clinic (PPSI)? Yes, but not only that, she came to improve her beauty with a breast augmentation!

Even the beautiful and successful are eager for a better breast shape and more womanly proportions. Miss Phuket had chosen Doctor Sanguan as the best breast professional, and the result was even better than she expected. Tharina had a quick recovery, no pain and fantastic service from the hospital team. This service has proven to be the same for all clients, regardless of whether they are a Beauty Queen or not. Miss Grand Phuket was able to return to normal active life and amazing photo sessions just a few days after the procedure.

You can find out more about Tharina and her recovery on Instagram- @tharinabotes or view her PPSI interview video here.

Tharina shows us just how easy it is follow your dreams,  improve your quality of life, and become more self-confident and happy you.

 
If your planning a trip to Phuket and you want some information on the great medical options here, please leave me a comment below, or email me directly at victoria.pakhomova@taqtik.com.
 
CategoriesCosmetic Surgery,  Partners,  Travel

Transgender and Breast Procedures in Phuket

 
Victoria Pakohomova is a Beauty Vacation Adviser at Taqtik in Phuket, Thailand. Plastic surgeons in Phuket are increasingly in demand, so Victoria is sharing her knowledge of the surgeons at Phuket Plastic Surgery Institute (PPSI) beginning with the director of Phuket Plastic Surgery Institute (PPSI) Dr. Sanguan.
 
Gender reassignment surgery

Thailand is well known in the world for its transgender tolerance. Gender reassignment surgeries (GRA) are accepted in Buddhism as a normal human right. GRA surgeries have a long and successful history in Thailand, and transgender patients from all over the world travel here for this life-changing procedure. One of the most respected and world-recognized surgeons that specialize in this area is Dr. Sanguan Kunaporn- the Director of PPSI.

Dr Sanguan graduated from Bangkok Medical University in 1984 with a Surgeons Diploma, then worked and studied in plastic surgery from 1988 to 1991. His practical experience in Aesthetic surgery has continued for over 28 years and Dr Sanguan is renowned as an innovative specialist in GRA and mammoplasty procedures.

Breast procedures

Thousands of women have enjoyed amazing results after their breast reconstruction, revision, reduction, lift and augmentation surgeries. Dr. Sanguan regularly takes on challenging and complex cases previously rejected by other clinics or surgeons. He also ensures that scars are thin and small, becoming almost invisible with time.

I especially love working with Dr. Sanguan because of his thoughtful and warm approach with clients and his attention to detail. His main motivation is to meet his client’s expectations and will always discuss his surgical methods and possible outcomes in detail.

Dr Sanguan believes that the beauty in breasts is not in their size, but in their harmonious shape. The curves of the breast should be relevant to a woman’s height, weight and body shape. During the consultation, he uses computer simulation programs for visualization of the surgery results, giving the patient various options. Dr Sanguan’s patients are consistently happy with their results and and recommend him as the best surgeon for mammoplasties. I would highly recommend booking a surgery vacation with Dr. Sanguan at least six months in advance due to his busy schedule.

Because Dr. Sanguan is such an easy-going person, and always eager to help, you’ll feel comfortable asking him as many questions as you need. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to write down and I can refer them to Dr Sanguan, one of the world’s best breast surgeons.

If your planning a trip to Phuket and you want some information on the great medical options here, please leave me a comment below, or email me directly at victoria.pakhomova@taqtik.com.
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CategoriesDental,  Hospital/Clinics

The Jewel of the Orient for Cosmetic Dentistry

Thailand is an extremely attractive tourist destination. From the capital, Bangkok, with its vast cultural attractions, to exotic beaches, islands and national Parks, the country presents tourists with a wide variety of travel experiences. For the most part, Thailand is relatively inexpensive, offering many amenities, including excellent food and affordable, quality lodging. And the Thai people have a reputation for friendliness and hospitality that should appeal to every traveler.

The Bangkok International Dental Center (BIDC) is an award-winning center in Thailand with many locations like Bangkok, Phuket and Chiang Mai (Chiang Mai International Dental Center CIDC) with an established track record of accomplishments as an outstanding dental service provider focusing on quality assurance, and patient safety.

Visiting Bangkok

Bangkok is a teeming metrópolis and new buildings can be found around the corner from old Buddhist temples. It welcomes more visitors than any other city in the world because it is a city of contrasts with action at every turn. Marvel at the gleaming temples, catch a tuk tuk along the bustling Chinatown or take a longtail boat through floating markets. Food is another Bangkok highlight, from local dishes served at humble street stalls to haute cuisine at romantic rooftop restaurants. One of its main attractions is the Grand Palace, the temple at Wat Po.

Visiting Phuket

Phuket is Thailand’s largest island renowned for its beaches, like Patong, Karon and Kata. One of its main attractions is the Big Buddha, one of the most important and revered landmarks on the island. The huge image sits on top of the Nakkerd Hills between Chalong and Kata and, at 45 metres tall, can be seen from as far away as Phuket Town and Karon Beach. The lofty site offers the best 360-degree views of the island, with amazing vistas.

Visiting Chiang Mai

The best things to do in Chiang Mai include visiting some of the city’s beautiful temples and unique sites. The historical capital of the old Lanna Kingdom, Chiang Mai is rich in culture. The Old City – an attraction in itself – hosts most of the best temples, museums and other interesting sites, with many more just outside the ancient city walls and moat. One of its main attractions is the Underground Ancient City of Wiang Kum Kam

Enjoy Thailand and make your dreams come true in BIDC and CIDC !

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CategoriesDental,  Partners

BIDC – For Top Dental Services in Thailand

When looking for dental services in Thailand, Bangkok International Dental Center (BIDC) is a great Taqtik partner to consider offering several brands and locations to suit various budgets.

BIDC is the first Joint Commission International (JCI) accredited dental center with a 7-story building equipped with the latest dental and medical technologies.  They have over 20 treatment rooms with a team of over 40 dentists and is equipped with the most advanced technologies like computerized 3D CT Scan, digitalized x-rays, and carl zesis microscope, as well as a laboratory for immediate chairside teeth color specification and adjustments enabling quicker treatment, and more natural-looking teeth
aesthetics.

Phuket Dental Signature Clinic

With a 3-story center located in Phuket’s main city beach area, it is the largest dental clinic providing the full range of professional dental treatments and specializing in dental implants, dental crowns and teeth aesthetics.   They are the top dental implants provider for Straumann (Switzerland) and All-on-Four (Nobel Biocare).  All patients are treated by well qualified and experienced implantologist, and prosthodontic specialists. 

Bangkok International Dental Hospital (BIDH)

BIDH just launched on July 2019 and is an Invisalign Diamond Award Orthodontic Center.  Invisalign is a clear aligners system consisting of a series of transparent plastic trays used to adjust teeth.  They are clear alternatives to fixed clear braces for adults and teens. 

Thailand Trust Mark (TTM)

Al lof them have the TTM and their dentists and specialists studied at and are licensed members of the Thailand Dental Council, and many are also American Board Certified and internationally accredited. .

View Dental Packages and Pricing

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CategoriesDental

Veneers get dental patients smiling again.

Veneers get dental patients smiling again because they create a bright, uniform set of teeth. This simple and non-invasive procedure fixes many common dental problems like chipped, stained, crooked or uneven teeth.

Veneers are a thin layer of porcelain that is custom-made to cover and adhere to your teeth. The veneers are matched to the color of your teeth so that they blend in naturally. Once the veneers are in place, you can and should brush them for good dental care.

Veneers can be whitened if they become stained through normal activities like drinking coffee, red wine, or other types of beverages that discolor teeth.

Being fitted for veneers is easy. The dentist will measure you for veneers at the first visit and have you come back to have the made-to-order veneers put in place. Depending on how many veneers are needed and how long it takes the laboratory to create them, the entire process usually takes two visits within one week.

If properly cared for, veneers can last five to ten years. It is an affordable, painless, noninvasive process that will have you smiling again!

Dental treatments for medical travelers

Today’s dental patient has choices when it comes to dental services. A medical travel consultant can assist you in booking a dental vacation at your choice of holiday destination.

Travelling for a dental procedure also allows you to properly rest and recover after surgery. Far from home and in an idyllic holiday location, you are better able to recover. All you need to focus on is following recommendations from your surgeon and taking the time your body needs to heal.

The average length of a great vacation is just about perfect for recovering from a trip to the dentist! Medical travelers find they return home rejuvenated on the inside and out.

Choosing the right destination

Phuket, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur are the world’s most preferred destinations for dental holidays. These Southeast Asian countries have accredited dental clinics with world class treatment and highly skilled specialists. Southeast Asia also offers an ideal environment for rest and relaxation.

Most packages offered by medical travel consultants include accommodation costs and client services. There are many locations where patients are provided with a client service manager on the ground, to navigate appointments, travel and post-surgery care.

Consultants can recommend the right destination and dentist for individual needs. You may also want to choose your destination based on your budget, and your travel preferences.

Take the next step

Do you want to know more about how veneers get dental patients smiling again? Get in touch with the Taqtik Health customer care team or search available packages on the Taqtik Health market place today.

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CategoriesCosmetic Surgery

Breast Augmentations and holiday destinations

Breast Augmentations in Phuket

Woman travelling to Phuket for Breast Augmentations enjoy fuller breasts and an idyllic holiday destination!

Breast Augmentation Plastic Surgery

A Breast Augmentation is a surgical procedure that increases the size of your breasts. The procedure gives breasts a fuller and more defined shape. During the procedure your surgeon inserts the breast implant behind the breast tissue through small incisions strategically placed to leave minimal scarring.

The Benefits of a Breast Augmentation

The Breast Augmentation procedure is popular with woman because it provides a major boost to self-confidence. Many Breast Augmentation patients have experienced tissue loss from pregnancy and breast feeding and want to gain back their pre baby femininity. Mothers who have spent years focusing on children find this procedure an immensely satisfying way to self indulge and to enjoy a well-deserved holiday.

Is a Breast Augmentation right for you?

When considering this procedure you should do your research and have a realistic expectation of results. If you’re in good physical and mental health then this procedure can work for you. Remember that although a Breast Augmentation will enhance your figure, it will not completely change it.

The surgical procedure

Patients are put under general anesthetic and require an overnight stay. Surgeons make an incision based on their recommendation as well as your preferences. Implants are placed beneath breast tissue. There are a variety of different sites that the incision is made.

  • Under the breast (infra-mammary). This incision is made in the crease between your breast and chest. Your surgeon will make the incision and a pocket for the implant to slide up and center behind the nipple. Infra-mammary incisions reduce visible scarring.
  • Around the nipple (peri-areolar). This incision is made between the dark areola and the breast skin around it. Your surgeon will make the incision and a pocked for the implant slide through and centre behind the nipple. Peri-areolar incisions reduce visible scarring.
  • In the arm pit (trans-axillary incision). This incision is made in the folds of your armpit tissue. Your surgeon will make the incision and a channel up to the breast for the implant to be positioned behind the nipple. Trans-axillary incisions place the scar completely away from the breast.
  • In the naval area (trans-umbilical). This incision is made on the rim of the navel. Your surgeon will make the incision and a tunnel through the subcutaneous fat layer, up to the breast for the implant to be placed behind the naval. Trans-umbilical incisions place the scar completely away from the breast.

Choosing your Breast Implant:

  • Silicone implants. This implant is the most popular choice among Breast Augmentation patients. Silicone has been used for implants for decades because it’s natural feel and appears in all sorts of daily beauty products like lipstick or anti-aging creams.
  • Saline Implants.  This material is made of a weak salt solution, which is similar to our own body fluids. Saline implants can fit through a smaller incision but can ripple and feel ‘squishy’
  • Shape and Size. You will discuss your choice in shape and size with your surgeon pre surgery. You can specify the shape, size and consistency of your implant depending on your desired result.

Why travel to Phuket for a Breast Augmentation?

Phuket has been a popular destination with hundreds of our clients because of the world class quality of care available in their hospitals. Surgeons are extremely well trained and many of them have graduated from American medical universities. Service packages to Phuket also include your own personal Medical Tourism Consultant. Long-time local Victoria will support you throughout your stay and show you the sights of Phuket while you’re there.

Before and After pictures

Gorgeous Getaways client Juanita traveled to Phuket, Thailand for her Breast Augmentation. It’s clear from these before and after pictures that Breast Augmentations can provide a natural looking improvement to the the shape, size and look of your breasts! You can see more before and after pictures of Breast Augmentation in Phuket here.

juanita before and after

breast aug before and after left

breast aug before and after front

Take the next step with Taqtik

If you have any questions about the Breast Augmentation procedure contact our customer service team here!

Get direct access to global health market with 1000’s packages in one place. Compare prices and destinations for Breast Augmentations here!

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