Liposuction Ranks As Top Plastic Surgery Procedure In America While More Americans Fly To Thailand For “sun, Sand And Surgery”

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American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery has reported that the number one top surgical procedure in the United States for the year 2005 was liposuction. In that year alone, 455,489 liposuction treatments were done in America, 402,946 were women and the rest was men. The majority of the patients fall under the ages between 35 to 50 years old.

Second on the list was breast augmentation, totaling 364,610 cases in that year. The report revealed that 83.4 per cent of the patients used the saline device and 16.6 percent the silicone implant. The results of recent research demonstrate that women with saline implants are significantly more likely to express satisfaction with augmentation than women with silicone gel-filled implants.

There are no actual statistics on the numbers of transvestites since it involves some legal issues in many countries, but it has been reported that thousands of cases were done. Bangkok is known to be the premier place to go for sex change surgery. In fact, that is one of the top 10 procedures for which patients visit Thailand. A growing number of Americans are taking that path, traveling to countries like Thailand for cosmetic, orthopedic and heart surgeries and other medical and dental treatments that cost 20 to 80 percent less than at home.

For example, American surgeon’s fee for a full face-lift averaged $4822 in 2004, not including hospital costs, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. At Bangkok, it costs only 3,500 USD for a Face lift surgery (cheek bone area lift, cheek area lift, chin lift and neck lift). This cost is included hospital expenses.

The growth is in accordance with Thailand’s aim to establish Thailand as the “Center of Excellent Health of Asia” and this plan focuses on medical services, healthcare services and Thai herbal products. In 2004, as many as 20 billion Baht was generated by foreign patients seeking treatment in Thailand.

Many people want to take “cosmetics surgery holidays” in destinations that offer both tourist attractions and state-of-the-art plastic surgery technologies. Although when including the air fares and accommodation, the price is not lower than treatments in their home country, medical tourists get more than a better look from this type of vacation – they get better, revitalized feelings from the destination’s refreshing atmosphere too. “My partner and I had originally planned to fly in and have the surgery done straight away. As luck would have it, we got to fly to Thailand 5 days earlier than planned and decided to spend them in Pattaya, holidaying. I would definitely recommend this. The time to relax is a bonus, not to mention the additional shopping time….” said Bangkok Plastic Surgery Clinic’s Australian patient Rebecca who underwent breast augmentation surgery in 2006.

The statistics for the year 2006 is yet to come, but it is expected that the rankings will not change much, but the number of procedures might change due a greater variety of options.

The most beautiful places youve traveled to

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Sitting by the fireplace, having a mug of hot chocolate I travel back in time often with my husband to Thailand. The land of beauty literally. It took us months to save up for the trip, plan endlessly, search the net for the places to visit, the weather, the customs, the dress code, oh god, i still have the print outs with me, that my husband insisted that we go over atleast 10 times before we leave ( he even made me take it with me on the plane…pheewww!) Finally the day of departure arrived, i was so excited, because this was our honey moon trip.

We could hardly wait to get to Thailand, finally we landed, the moment we got off the plane a gush of hot and humid air hit us hard, and the first thought in my mind was, ” Oh! crap, i didn’t bring my summer clothes ” Believe me , on the net we found out that it was winters in Thailand, but they have hot and humid weather all the year through. We got to our hotel, it was 12 in the night so there wasn’t much to see except the very long expressway. My husband couldn’t take his eyes off the road, he was in awe with the cars. We got to our apartment in Bangkok, stashed our stuff and went out to eat something. We got out, and all that was open around 1 were Seven Elevens, (seriously i believe there are more seven elevens in Thailand than America itself.) We had to call home and tell our parents that we have reached safely so we went in search of a calling card, the language barrier got the best of us there, we couldn’t find it so we decided to find an Internet cafe and just email. A very nice young lady who understood our desperate and persistent hand movements to explain to her that we need an Internet cafe. She left her shop, walked with us to a distance, left us at the Internet cafe and went back. We were touched by her gesture. We thanked her in our broken thai, did our email and decided to call it a day.

The morning started very early in Bangkok for us. We had to travel to the beach resort Pattaya. My god, we saw some breath takingly beautiful places in Pattaya. It was awesome, it was a two hour journey generally which took us nine. Believe it or not, we took so many pictures that our memory chip was almost full by the end of the first day.

By far, the most beautiful place in Thailand is the The Sanctuary of Truth, the wooden temple. The building project is for 50 years. We saw it at 20 years of age, but no words can describe the intricate carving done for that temple. We were left bewildered after seeing that. We could not capture the beauty in our camera, it was far far far better in real life. A real treat to see.

Your trip will not be complete without seeing, the Nang Nooch Botanical Garden, Mini Siam, The Sanctuary of Truth, Elephant village, Ripley’s museum, Thai human imagery museum, coral island and para sailing. The beauty of these things can’t be judged with writing. You have to see it in person. So get yourself a pair of jeans, shorts and 3 shirts and go enjoy a week in Thailand, you will fall in love with the place just like us.

Make Decisions Choosing Accommodations Pattaya Hotels On Vacation

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The starting price should be used as a general indicator only.You can also browse Pattaya, Pattaya hotels by price, alphabetically or by class. Below is a comparison of the price range and facilities of three Pattaya hotels that can help you choose your accommodations on vacation. Agents rates for on-line bookings at international class hotels in Pattaya.

Beaches in Pattaya are urban beaches, mere steps from hotels, guest houses, restaurants and food stalls. View each Hotels Pattaya page to find guest reviews, pictures and photos and to do searches for hotels in Pattaya. Our guide to Hotels Pattaya provides a wonderful directory for helping make decisions on choosing accommodations. The Pattaya hotels and resorts guide provides a brief summary, customer ratings and reviews for hotels or resorts. For a quick summary see the list of hotels and resorts in Pattaya.

These shops are located mostly around the main street of South Pattaya and inside the upmarket hotels. Moreover, these hotels and resorts are located the most popular locations in Pattaya. Or you can just relax yourself on Pattaya beach; enjoy various services and food from numerous hotels and restaurants. Or you can just relax yourself on Pattaya beach ; enjoy various services and food from numerous hotels and restaurants. For detailed Pattaya hotels information or to make a reservation, select a hotel and let be your Pattaya travel agent.

Read Pattaya hotels descriptions, reviews by former hotel guests or place your own Pattaya hotels review. Many Pattaya hotels are situated on the beach with magnificent sea views from room balconies. Amenities within Pattaya’s hotels are second to none, with fine dining in multiple cuisine restaurants and coffee shops, bars, pubs, karaoke and games rooms. For others types of rooms, please use the search box and check rates for Pattaya hotels. Sports were always a key attraction in Pattaya from the early days when hotels introduced tennis courts and clinics.

We have every kind of lodging, cheap hotels, discount resorts and villas, luxury accommodation in Pattaya and all over the world. The hotels are not so grand, the restaurants smaller, and here you will find the beginning of Pattaya’s bar-beers, or open-air bars. A thriving metropolis, Pattaya has a great many resorts and hotels to suit every pocket. Nightlife beyond Pattaya’s hotels is more liberated, with discotheques, transvestite cabarets, nightclubs, karaoke bars, go-go bars and open-air bars.

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