Postoperative check-up at the Institute on a follow up appoinment
There is no extra cost if any correction or additional checkups are required.
Facts at a glance
The incision is usually 2 to 3 cm in length, and at the highest crease in the skin on the neck, since in most cases the scar is almost imperceptible. The thyroid cartilage is reduced, usually by carving at the most prominent area and the rim of its superior border. The cartilage carving is a delicate process and needs to be done meticulously.
Duration of Operation
Half hour to one hour.
Risk and Complication
There is a risk of shaving too much cartilage and affecting the vocal chords that lie just behind the trachea. This may permanently affect the voice.
The application of an ice compress to the neck for twenty-four hours lowers the side effects. Occasional hoarseness may occur but it clears up immediately as the swelling subsides.
The recovery takes at least one to two days.
The appearance a smoother and more feminine neck.
Most patients do not need to stay in the hospital overnight.
Pre Operative Care
Inform us about any allergies, serious medical condition(s), and all medications you are taking (both prescription and non-prescription).
Avoid aspirin and aspirin-containing medicines for two weeks prior to surgery.
Post Operative Care
You should avoid abusing your voice, ie. shouting and singing, for two weeks following treatment.
Passport and Visa
Please forward the copy of your passport to us before the arriving date.
US citizens can call San Francisco information (415) 744-4444 or you can search under "U.S. Government offices" in the white pages to find the phone number of your local passport office.
For most tourists, a stay of no more than 30 days does not require a VISA. For further information on Thailand's entry/exit requirements, please contact the Thai consulate in your country or your travel agent.
Our recommended airlines are Thai International, Northwest, Lufthansa, Singapore, and EVA which has wide seats.
Surgical fee is $USD 1,500
If you are HIV positive, then you are a risk to hospital personel. For this reason you need to pay an extra 60% to the original charge.
Airport Immigration and Customs
Please present the supporting documents confirming the scheduled operation upon request. Please do not carry any unnecessary drugs or dangerous objects in your luggage.
The operation can be arranged once you have all required papers ready. Just inform us of your earliest convenient date prior to arrival, either by clicking here to contact us via e-mail.