Taqtik medical tourism
CategoriesAdvice,  Cosmetic Surgery

Top Ten Tips for your Cosmetic Surgery Holiday

Based on past client feedback and interviewing the surgeons, we detail 10 essential points to keep in mind before you travel on a surgery holiday!

DO have realistic expectations

The biggest factor that determines what you will look like after surgery is what you look like before!
We are all different, so the same surgery will look different for two different people, even if you are the same age, shape and size.
After a breast augmentation, the same size implant will look completely different in two different patients, as all nipples and chest shape and sizes are unique.
You cannot hope that your breasts will look like Scarlett Johansson and your butt will not look like Beyoncé’s! Judging yourself on others is just a recipe for disappointment and regret.
Do your homework, but be prepared for improvement, not perfection. Also remember that surgery will not change your life, that is up to you.

DON’T smoke!

Smoking promotes poor healing and bad scarring, so our surgeons recommend that you give up smoking completely for at least 4 weeks before and 4 weeks after surgery. You should not take Nicorette gum or nicotine patches either. The chance of developing keloid scars are greatly increased if you do smoke.

DON’T fall prey to the trends of new surgery methods

Plastic surgery methods are sophisticated now, and available the world over. Occasionally new names crop up for old methods, which are particularly favored by the more expensive surgeons at home to portray that they are inventors of new methods! More often than not, these ‘new’ methods are dressed up from traditional procedures, and all that has changed is the name! Beware of surgeons and websites that throw fancy words at you and then charge double!

DON’T feel pressured by the opinions of others

There should be only one reason that you are getting the surgery done – because YOU want to! Well-meaning friends and family will have their own comments, but don’t be swayed into or out of making a decision based on the opinions of others. People have surgery for a million reasons, but make sure that this is YOUR reason!

DO get your body into tip top condition before your holiday

A good diet and regular exercise in the weeks leading up to surgery can benefit healing and recovery. The goal is to get your body in optimal health, the blood and oxygen circulating. We have consistently found that the clients who are in good health and condition prior to surgery have the best healing and less obvious scarring in the months after surgery.
The measure of ideal body weight is BMI or Body Mass Index, which is a ratio of body weight in Kg to height in metres squared. Normal BMI is between 18 to 25. Candidates who are more than 15kg over the ideal body weight are not good candidates for cosmetic surgery such as liposuction or abdominoplasty, because these procedures are designed only for body sculpting and are not for weight reduction.
Surgery on overweight or obese patients will not achieve the goals and only result in patient dissatisfaction and higher chance of complications. Overweight patients should enter an exercise and diet regime to lose weight to near normal level and become suitable candidates.

DO get yourself some advice before you leave on wound/scar healing

Some scars can be treated with compression therapy, and some with topical creams. The creams are applied to reduce scarring and to speed up the healing process. Rose hip, aloe vera and some Vitamin E lotions have been found to help speed recovery. Massaging these creams helps soothe and soften the scars. The surgeon can also prescribe a specialized crème for reducing the appearance of scars. This must be applied morning and evening.

DO ensure you have a thorough consultation

The consultation is the most important part of the surgery, it is when you can ask all the questions that you have before the surgery. The surgeon will have as much time for you as you need, so use this time and don’t be shy to ask all the questions that you need.

DO cover up from the sun

Whatever treatment that you have, one thing is essential – keep all scars out of the sun! All good surgeons will advise you to do this – it is necessary for proper scar healing. Exposure to the harmful UV rays of the sun may damage the skin and lead to bad healing. So, bring your sunscreen and a good hat.

DON’T be afraid to ask questions!

Before you go, when you get to your destination, and after surgery, never hesitate to contact one of your team at TAQTIK to ask any questions. We will pass all medical questions to the surgeon and get back to you as soon as possible. We will be in touch with you after your holiday, we also like to ask if you can send across photos regularly so the surgeon can see wound healing and how the results are forming.

DO have fun!

Don’t forget to have a great holiday while you are recovering! There is plenty to do, as our team will show you, so take a bit of spare cash to make sure that you have a great holiday.
Pampering treatments, shopping trips, day trips, dinners and nights out are all possible, and can all be booked after your surgery, when you are feeling well. So make the most of your holiday – get some rest, get some fun nights in and out, and you will be feeling on top of the world when you arrive home!

CategoriesCosmetic Surgery,  Partners

Benefits of Facial Contouring in South Korea

Facial contouring, also known as facial sculpting, is an elective cosmetic surgical procedure that improves the general appearance of the face. It is an emerging trend and its goals are to improve the proportion of the face and all facial features, as well as make the face generally smaller. It can make a person’s facial features look more balanced as well as improve facial outline.

VG Plastic Surgery’s goal is to make the contours of your face softer and more feminine, enhance your appearance and make you look younger – There are several procedures to choose according to your needs:


Zygoma Reduction Surgery reduces the overall size of the face by removing the protruding cheekbones and soften the facial contours, which helps achieve a youthful appearance.

  • Square Jaw Reduction smoothes out a flat and angular face.  If the jaw bones are well-developed, mandibular ostectomy or cortical osteotomy can be performed to slim down the face
  • The V-Line Chin Surgery involves not only correcting the shape of the chin, but creating a smooth and slim V-line, taking in consideration the overall contours of the face.
  • Volumizing Forehead can help you gain a plump and a three-dimensional-face and the facial features more defined.
  • Short Chin Implant Surgery creates a balanced appearance with a custom-made implant – This procedure is performed if you have a small or retruded chin to créate more volumen.  With a right size implant the facial contours will appear more natural and defined.
  • Front Cheekbone Surgery adds volumen to achieve more youthful and vibrant looks. The área below the eyes and next to the nose is of paramount importance.

  • Paranasal Augmentation creates a secret image transformation !  Implants are inserted into the laugh lines to make the face appear more three-dimensional and youthful with enhanced volume.

Make your dreams come true with facial countouring with VG Plastic Surgery ! If you have any questions about my partner VG Plastic surgery, their procedures please feel free to connect with me on the marketplace. 

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CategoriesPartners

World-Class Medical Care in Spain

QuirónSalud is the leading hospital group in Spain and offers world-class medical care in Spain.  Following a merger with the German company Fresenius-Helios, it is the largest hospital group in Europe, with over 60 yearsexperience in caring for people’s health features first-class hospitals, world-renowned experts, cutting-edge medical technology, the highest safety standards and a strong commitment to quality.

Major Medical and Surgical Specialties

QuirónSalud Hospitals provide comprehensive care of the highest quality in all medical and surgical specialties and are particularly renowned for its achievements in oncology and radiotherapy, NOTES and SILS minimally invasive surgery, cardiovascular surgery and interventional procedures, neurosurgery, orthopedics, and trauma, assisted reproduction (IVF), plastic surgery and cosmetic medicine. The hospital’s pride itself on its commitment to world-class medical care, excellence and the world-renowned experience and expertise of its specialists.

State-of-the-Art Equipment

Boasting the most modern, state-of-the-art equipment and the most advanced diagnostic techniques (such as PET-CT and molecular and genetic diagnosis) and therapies such as robotic surgery with the Da Vinci surgical system, neuronavigation, intracranial stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), percutaneous radiofrequency ablation of tumours and many others, all performed in the hospital’s “smart” operating theatres.

Across the country

Supporting world-class medical care in Spain, international patients receive exclusive, personalized treatment in their own languages, they are available in the regions of Madrid, Cataluña, Galicia, Aragon, Lisboa, Extremadura, Castilla, Levante, Andalucia, Basque Country, and the Balearic Islands.

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Taqtik face and facelift procedures
CategoriesCase Studies,  Cosmetic Surgery,  Partners

Sheree’s Face-lift Cosmetic Surgery Holiday

Sheree’s face-lift cosmetic surgery holiday was a leap of faith. The idea of a face-lift isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. A common concern about cosmetic surgery is that it will change the facial features that define you. That plastic surgery will make you look plastic and fake.

Sheree had all of these concerns, but she took the leap with Gorgeous Getaways and booked her face-lift with Dr Jalil in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Sheree’s Story

I was always open minded about plastic surgery but the idea of a face lift use to scare me as I used to think that I would hate if a surgeon changed my features. Over the last ten years I have seen Dr Jalil twice on NZ TV and I read about him in magazines. I was very impressed with his work, experience and how humble he came across on several programs.

A More Affordable Option

When I turned 50, I noticed the aging signs on my neck and eye lids. I decided to be brave and treat myself to a neck and eye lift and some liposuction. I knew I could not afford it in NZ and I trusted what I knew about Dr Jalil.

I booked myself in just before the new year and decided to go to Malaysia on my own, just to have proper rest and focus on healing and I was lucky, my family respected my decision of doing this on my own. I was totally impressed by the way I was met and the service I got from the moment I arrived in KL till the moment I left.

Client Service at it’s Best

Kumari, the PR nurse who looked after me was wonderful, she knows what she’s doing and she gives outstanding care. The nurses were outstanding and Dr Jalil’s work on my face is so natural and it took at least 10 years off my face. He is an excellent surgeon and I’m thrilled with my results. After my operation, I rested well for a good week and did so little then slowly during the second week, I started going out and experiencing Malaysia. I loved my experience and how Gorgeous Getaways looked after me.

The Results

It’s now exactly one month since I had my mini face lift and I’m back at work looking younger and enjoying it. My skin feels a bit tight but the doctor told me that, this feeling will last about 3 months before it all goes back to normal.

I highly recommend Dr Jalil and his team, I found them to be professional, experienced and they delivered exactly what I wanted. I had a very positive experience and I plan to go back to do some dental work. I’m glad I went on my own, it worked for me,I love my own company and I focused only on my healing rather than being touristic.

 

 

Sheree’s face-lift cosmetic surgery holiday experience is one of many case studies you can view here.

If you would like to know more about the face-lift procedure contact the TaqTik Health customer service team below or search for packages on the TaqTik Health Marketplace.

 

 

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