The Phuket Plastic Surgery Institute (PPSI) Blog is written by our staff to inform and educate our clients and those interested in plastic surgery and medical tourism to Thailand. The Blog objectives are to be contemporary, informative and up to date, whilst sometimes being critical and humorous.

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New Proposed Guidelines Include Cooling Off Periods For Australian Patients

June 12, 2015

During May 2015 the Medical Board of Australia who essentially are the “regulatory authority for doctors and surgeons” in Australia proposed new draft guidelines for the Australian cosmetic medical and surgical industry. Whilst any new Australian guide …

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Trash the Ash and Lose the Booze

June 20, 2013

Taking the high road to Plastic Surgery involves turning a cold shoulder on smoking and drinking. Preparing your body before the surgery is equally important as helping it to heal after. In PPSI, we strongly advise clients to shy away from their habitu …

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About Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery

June 6, 2013

Aesthetic Plastic Surgery refers to surgical procedures that represent a blend of art and science. The word aesthetic has been defined as “the appreciation of beauty or good taste”. The word plastic is derived from the Greek word plastikos, meaning to …

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Medical Tourism in 2013

May 31, 2013

Medical Tourism to Thailand is big business and Phuket is rapidly becoming the center of worldwide attention for overseas clients wanting an image change, particularly Plastic Surgery and Dental procedures. The numbers are quite staggering. According t …

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Phuket International Hospital Achieves Accreditation From Joint Commission International (JCI)

January 18, 2013

Phuket International Hospital has earned accreditation from Joint Commission International (JCI), the worldwide leader in improving the quality of health care. “Health care organizations around the world want to create environments that focus on qualit …

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5 Signs You May Need a Facelift

November 29, 2012

Many of my patients in the US think facelift surgery is reserved for a specific age. However, age is not always a determining factor. Here are 5 signs that you could benefit from a facelift: You have deep lines around your mouth. The skin around your j …

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Urgent Announcement

November 13, 2012

PPSI wishes to inform everyone that effectively immediately, we will no longer be offering Polyurethane (PU) implants for surgery. PPSI has made this decision because: Of difficulties in securing appropriate stock from suppliers with Thailand who no lo …

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Client Comments

November 5, 2012

My experience with PPSI has been wonderful. DR Rushapol and the staff are amazing. I am so happy with my result and will recommend the hospital to everyone. – Chanelle (Dr Rushapol) I would like to thank the PPSI and hospital for providing me an opport …

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Get your body procedures straight

October 20, 2012

Tummy tuck, liposuction, body contouring – there are so many plastic surgery terms involving the shape of the upper body, it can be confusing. Often, you’ll hear all these terms lumped together, in part because they are sometimes performed in conjuncti …

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Sit-ups or Surgery? How to Treat Your Tummy

September 29, 2012

Many of my patients have the same problem area: the tummy. No matter how many sit-ups or abdominal exercises they do, they just can’t seem to get rid of weight around the middle. For these men and women, plastic surgery procedures such as liposuction a …

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Client Comments

September 4, 2012

I was happily surprised at how efficient and gentle the whole process has been. I have been made to feel special not just a number as I would have felt in my own country. I am extremely happy with the service I have been given. – Tina (Dr Sanguan) Have …

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Is social media causing an increase in people seeking plastic surgery?

August 11, 2012

It’s estimated that more than 1 billion people worldwide now use social media websites such as Facebook and Twitter, with as many as 600 million frequenting these and similar sites daily, according to NewMediaTrendWatch.com. And now experts say that th …

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