There’s no shortage of cosmetic surgery clinics in Bangkok but many of them are not up to par, meaning many procedures are much riskier than they should be.
Towards the end of last year a 24-year-old English woman died in a clinic while she was having some problematic implants removed.
The doctor responsible, Sompob Sansiri, is only a GP with no specialist training and he’s now been charged with recklessness over the death.
But as you can see in the above Channel 4 report he’s still working at his clinic, albeit under another name.
One qualified surgeon interviewed in the report says that people need to be very careful when choosing a cosmetic surgery clinic in Bangkok. He says 90 per cent of the cosmetic surgery clinics in the Thai capital don’t even have adequate safety standards.
He also says that 50 per cent of the patients that come to see him do so to resolve problems caused by dodgy work by substandard cosmetic clinics.
Add on top of that a lack of regulation and people acting as cosmetic surgeons who shouldn’t be and you have a recipe for disaster.
Moral of the story is: do you research and pay bit more if it means you’ll get the proper care you need.
The same can be said in regards to dental clinics in Bangkok.