Purple Dragon

Enjoy a holiday in the Land of Smiles and go home looking and feeling like a million. What you save could even pay for your trip.

Thailand offers some of the very best health care in the world. Our hospitals and clinics have luxurious five-star facilities, highly trained professionals, and and cutting edge equipment. Yet, costs are a fraction of what they are in Europe and North America. What you save may cover the cost of your holiday, or more.

If you are contemplating elective procedures, like cosmetic surgery, joint replacement, vision correction or extensive dental work, you can have these things done in Thailand, enjoy a pampered recovery in a tropical environment, and still end up paying less than they would for the medical procedures at home. In many cases the money saved will more than cover the cost of your trip.

Believe it or not, some visitors to Thailand choose a surgeon or clinic with Google. We think that is a bad idea.For more than fifteen years we have introduced our guests to health care professionals who we have chosen carefully, who are trustworthy, and who have produced above-average results for our guests. If you plan to travel with Purple Dragon, there is no cost for this service. In the past some of  our customers have made poor choices and were not happy with the results. We do not want  that to spoil anyone's trip to our part of the world. If you are not buying any travel services from us we will charge you a fee.

Here are some of the things we can help you with:

"Lunch hour" aesthetic procedures. You do not need to "go under the knife" to look great, although some problems can be corrected only with procedures that require a hospital stay. Creases around the eyes and mouth can be almost erased with fillers. If you are not quite ready for a face lift, you might be a good candidate for a "thread lift." There are now many different kinds of devices now that can make fat disappear, tighten skin on the face and other parts of the body, eliminate blemishes, blotches and other skin pigmentation problems, and even erase tattoos. We know the people who can offer all of these services.

Minor surgical solutions. Minor surgical procedures include blepharoplasty (removal of "bags" above or below the eye), and changes to the contour of the nose, and Liposuction of the face, abdomen or thighs. Some of these procedures require anesthesia but not necessarily an overnight hospital stay. If sutures are required they are normally removed in about five days. People who have this kind of work done return home looking so great that nobody back home suspects that they have had more than a relaxing holiday in a tropical paradise.

Major aesthetic surgery includes things like full and partial face lifts, tummy tucks, male breast reduction, removal of sagging skin on the upper arm, and making that turkey neck disappear. Prices are about 25% to 30% of what you would expect to spend at home. You will need to plan on a 2-3 night hospital stay. Sutures are normally removed after about seven days, and you should not fly in a pressurized aircraft for at least seen days. Recovery time can be spent at a beach resort. If you are traveling alone, we can arrange for someone to check in on you, see that you are fed and not having any complications.

Sexual reassignment is a specialty in Thailand. There are probably more sex changes performed here than almost anywhere else in the world. And while you are here, you can have a brand new wardrobe tailor made to go with the new you.

Major corrective surgery includes knee or hip replacements and correction of other health problems that require surgery but are not an emergency. It also includes correction of major procedures that were botched by someone else. Prices for these procedures in Thailand are also very, very low.

Preventive and regenerative solutions. Thailand offers some kinds of treatments that may not be available to you at all, depending on where you live, like stem cell treatments. Most of these are done as outpatient treatment for many different kinds of health issues, mostly surrounding organ function (even including erectile dysfunction).

Health Check-Ups. If your insurance does not cover physical exams, Thailand is the place to spend half a day and very little money. Check-up packages can cover basics or cover everything, depending on your age, general state of health, or family history.

Dental Care. Thailand is the best place to have major or minor work done for a fraction of the cost where you live. Our dental clinics can handle anything from bleaching to veneers, to implants, to major reconstruction. Some procedures, like implants, may require you to return after six to twelve months.

How this works. First, follow the link below to start a conversation with us.  Ninety percent of the time when someone asks us for a specific procedure they actually need something completely different, so tell us what you want to fix.  We may ask you for one or more photos. Once you have your travel plans in place and you are comfortable with us, we will ask you for more information that clinics and hospital want to know ahead of time. As soon as possible after you arrive, you will have one  or more pre-arranged evaluations. For surgical candidates we like you to have at least two so you can choose the doctor or clinic you are most comfortable with. Normally these are free or there is a small fee that can be applied to the cost of treatment. It's as easy as that.

If you would like to start a conversation with us about combining wellness with your holiday in the Land of Smiles, please go here.