Saying that cosmetic surgery is gaining popularity in Thailand might be an understatement. In fact, when we talk about Botox nowadays, no one raises an eyebrow. Jokes aside, approximately 63,400 cosmetic and aesthetic procedures for the face and head were carried out in 2020 alone, with rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery, and fat grafting proving the most popular according to a study by Statista. But if you’re gonna get a nip and tuck, it shouldn’t suck — any form of surgery still carries its risks, and finding a reputable surgeon is extremely important.
It’s a good thing that it’s now easier than ever to access information about cosmetic surgery, as research is one of, if not the most crucial step in undergoing any cosmetic procedure. If you’ve put the work in and are ready to take the plunge, perhaps Siam Laser Clinic (SLC) might be on your radar. After all, they’ve been ranked no.1 in the Asia Pacific for meeting international standards in medical equipment and innovative technologies in cosmetic surgery.
Both the clinic and hospital under SLC recently picked up six major awards at the GlobalHealth Asia-Pacific Awards 2022. SLC Clinic managed to clinch three awards including Dermal Filler Treatment Provider of the Year in the Asia Pacific, Face Lift (Non-Surgical) Center of the Year in the Asia Pacific, and the Medical Aesthetic Clinic of the Year in the Asia Pacific, while SLC Hospital managed to clinch three awards including Face Lifting Surgery Service Provider of the Year in the Asia Pacific, Cosmetic Surgery and Plastic Surgery Hospital of the Year in the Asia Pacific, and Breast and Body Contouring Surgery Service Provider of the Year in the Asia Pacific.
SLC Clinic and SLC Hospital do all sorts of beauty treatments and cosmetic procedures – many of which they’ve trademarked – from facelifts to hybrid breast augmentations to laser hair removal, but are mostly known for their signature procedures of facial and body contouring surgeries.
Getting all up in your face
There are many reasons why one might get facial contouring surgery, with a boost in confidence cited as one of the most common ones. According to the experts at SLC Clinic, it’s important to consult with doctors who specialize in the type of surgery you’re after, as there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. Guess it’s a good thing SLC has 17 years in the biz under their belt and state-of-the-art technology — and skilled surgeons who know how to use it. The company boasts a roster of board-certified and highly specialized surgeons who are able to recommend procedures based on clients’ needs, taking into consideration the individual’s anatomy and accentuate, rather than completely change one’s existing features.
So what does facial contouring surgery do, you might ask? Well, there are different procedures for different concerns. For example, those who want to achieve a smaller face would go for cheekbone contouring surgery. Like most facial contouring procedures, it’s a highly precise procedure that involves making multiple incisions to the face, which leaves the patient at risk of scarring if not done properly. It works by reducing one’s cheekbones both frontally and laterally, which gives the appearance of a more proportional facial structure.
Another such procedure is SLC Clinic’s signature facial contouring procedure, which was invented by CEO Dr. Pimpida Warunyooratana — aka Dr. Da — herself. It’s her trademarked Hollywood Face Sculpt, and it’s exactly what you might imagine. A popular technique among Thai celebrities, the procedure aims to give one a more chiseled look, which involves accentuating one’s cheekbones and jawline through a series of injections with filler.
Procedures for any body
In addition to the wide range of facial contouring surgeries available, SLC also has a variety of body contouring surgeries. According to SLC Hospital, their trademarked Secret Lock, Victorian Waist surgery and Diamond Shape procedures are popular amongst those who have just given birth. The Secret Lock procedure is basically a breast lift, while the other two procedures work in tandem to remove excess skin and fat from the waist, back and butt. The surgery also promises minimal scarring, with incisions hidden in the bikini line, and expert care in allowing wounds to heal smoothly.
SLC has quite the clientele, which counts beauty and fashion content creator Fluk Karon among them. The Youtube star famously got a breast and butt augmentation at SLC Hospital and is a fan of their beauty treatments too. In fact, you might’ve come across the viral video of Fluk Karon getting laser hair removal that garnered over three million views.
The video also gives us a peek at the bright spaces and sleek furnishing at SLC Hospital, which at first glance looks like any other boutique hotel. According to SLC, this was intentional as they really wanted to separate themselves from other hospitals and create a calm atmosphere that may help to reduce some of the anxiety that comes with undergoing surgery.
Bouncing back post-surgery
SLC promises long-lasting results for the procedures mentioned and according to them, patients can expect to see results in three to six months. In the meantime, it’s possible for patients to experience discomfort, for example in the form of additional skin laxity depending on the procedure, and having a relaxing space to recover is key.
Thankfully, SLC Hospital allows patients to enjoy hotel-quality hospitality during their recovery period. They offer a personalized service, where patients can enjoy 5-star cuisine prepared by chefs from luxury hotels, high tea sessions, and even toiletries from Maai Spa and Claire like you would at any other luxury hotel. Those looking to splash the cash can even book their private VIP room which comes with a shuttle service and of course, a private jacuzzi in your bathroom.
Learn more about the variety of procedures available at SLC Hospital and SLC Clinic when you head over to their website.