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Doctor Chettawut Tulayapanich M.D. is a board certified plastic surgeon in Bangkok, Thailand. He specializes in gender reassignment surgery and has performed over 1,000 SRS and FFS procedures.
His facility has staff available 24 hours a day and uses the latest technology. A body temperature management system will help to keep you warm and is used in both the operating room and recovery room. They also provide an inflatable, alternating pressure mattress to prevent pressure sores.
Dr. Chettawut is able to create a vaginal depth of 6-7 inches (15.2-17.8 centimeters) for most of his patients. This will depend on your individual anatomy.
Dr. Chettawut requires letters of recommendation for surgery from a psychiatrist or licensed psychologist two months before your surgery date. If you are unable to get letters, you might be able to get a letter from a psychiatrist in Thailand for an additional cost. Patients who can provide only one letter of recommendation for SRS may be required to consult with a Psychiatrist in Thailand for a second opinion. This is due to new regulations in Thailand. The original letter will be kept by Dr. Chettawut.(List of online gender therapists that provide surgery letters)
If you have any health problems you should inform Dr. Chettawut at your first consultation. He might require medical records from your doctors. You shouldn't be afraid to disclose any health issues, this is for your own safety so that they can make sure the surgery goes as planned.
Dr. Chettawut doesn't require hair removal, he will remove most of the hairs during surgery. However, if you have perineal hair then you might want to remove it before SRS. Electrolysis is preferred, but laser or IPL will take less time. If you are embarrassed to get professional services, then the Tria Laser and Silk'n can be used from home for removing dark hairs.
You also may be able to do some of your own electrolysis from home with the One Touch system. The cheapest place to buy it is on Ebay, it usually costs about $10 USD. Make sure to also get replacement tips though, they bend easily.
I have found Tend Skin to work very well to reduce redness and bumps after electrolysis.
You must send all test results by email attached in jpg format within two weeks prior to your travel date. The original documents and x-ray films must be presented on your consultation day.
If you have HIV you must be healthy and have a current CD4 level of over 600. Surgery will cost 50% more to make up for the extra expense of disposable equipment. You will still be able to stay in the same rooms and hotel as any other patient.
You should expect to remain in Thailand for 3 weeks for SRS or FFS. If you plan on getting both SRS and FFS expect to stay 30 days. For breast implants or a tummy tuck the stay will be about 10-14 days.
Dr. Chettawut takes great care to preserve nerves and feeling. Most of his patients are able to achieve orgasm within a year of surgery.
As of 2013 - Currency Converter Below
|Male to Female (MtF)||Price|
|Sex Reassignment Surgery (SRS):||327,000 THB|
|Colon Vaginoplasty:||500,000 THB|
|Secondary Labiaplasty:||96,000 THB|
|Corrective SRS:||128,00 THB|
|Forehead/Brow Ridge Contouring:||186,000 THB|
|Trachea Shave Surgery:||58,000 THB|
|Feminizing Rhinoplasty:||122,000 THB|
|Chin Contouring/Shaving:||154,000 THB|
|Jaw Contouring:||144,000 THB|
|Breast Implant Surgery (200-450cc):||115,000 THB|
|Breast Implant Surgery (500-800cc):||124,600 THB|
|Hip Augmentation:||200,000 THB|
|Female to Male (FtM)|
|Mastectomy (Top Surgery)||160,000 THB|
|Chin Implant Surgery:||58,000 THB|
Dr. Chettawut will not allow you to schedule an appointment for longer than a year in advance.
There is a 20% non-refundable deposit. You can pay this with an international money wire. After sending the deposit, you should fax Dr. Chettawut the bank reciept so that you can schedule your appointment. The deposit does not hold the price, if you don't want to risk a cost increase then make sure to pay in full.
If you reschedule your surgery date more than two months in advance there is no fee. If you reschedule with less than 2 months notice there is a 5% fee, and if you reschedule less than a month before it is 10%.
You can cancel your appointment 6 months ahead of time without a penalty. Between 6 and 3 months the fee is 10%. Cancelation with 3 to 1 month notice is 15%. If you cancel less than a month prior to your surgery date you will lose 20% of the money.
You can see a picture of Dr. Chettawut's SRS results at this link. Link contains nudity.
After SRS, you will need to use a vaginal dilator for the rest of your life. This is to retain the depth. Each surgeon has slightly different methods of dilation, you will need to follow your surgeon's instructions.
You should make sure to check the cost of traveling when calculating the price of surgery. You can use www.skyscanner.net and www.priceline.com to find the most affordable flights.
For more information please visit Dr. Chettawut's website or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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