Rinrada Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery Clinic at Pattaya, Thailand specialises in Aesthetic Medicine and Laser Treatments with the goal to help patients achieve their desired look without compromising their safety, comfort, and privacy. Accredited to serve both local patients and medical travellers, the clinic has invested heavily in its infrastructure and in procuring sophisticated medical equipment and cutting-edge technology.
Committed to delivering a wide range of treatments and beauty enhancement procedures that adhere to internationally accepted standards of care, the clinic is staffed by highly trained and experienced plastic surgeons, Dr. Kuanhatai Ariya and Dr. Kessirin Ratanakeeree. Dr. Ariya has over ten years of professional medical aesthetic experience and training and is certified by both Thai and globally-recognised medical organisations. Meanwhile, Dr. Ratanakeeree trained in the United States where she obtained her Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine from the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine. She also attended numerous trainings and conferences both in Thailand and other countries. In addition, she received numerous certificates for completing various trainings on Skin Laser, General Dermatology, Chelation Therapy, Masterclass Blepharoplasty, and Botulinum Toxin Type A, among others.
Dr. Kraiwit Haegsawat aims to enhance the lives of his patients by offering specialized cosmetic surgery treatments for the face and body. He is a well-recognized expert in facial rejuvenation and body contouring, who is deeply committed to improving the aesthetic well-being of his patients. With over 20 years of solid experience, Dr. Haegsawat is an expert in both tried and tested practices of the last two decades as well as latest advances in reconstructive surgery.
Alarplasty is a cosmetic surgery of the nose that is aimed towards improving its appearance by trimming down wide, flaring and large open nasal (alar cavity). This is a specific kind of nose surgery wherein only the width of the nostrils is affected. Usually requiring local anaesthesia, this procedure involves creating an incision on the outside or inside of the alar region of the nose. The surgeon may remove nasal tissue in order to achieve the desired effect, after which the incision is sutured and concealed. Alarplasty does not involve the removal of the cartilage or bone material, so recovery usually takes only a few days.
Areola reduction is a safe and quick cosmetic procedure that reshapes and reduces overly-large, puffy, long, or droopy areola (breast nipples). Its aim is to improve the appearance of the breast nipples and make them appear more proportional to the size of the breasts. In this technique, a circular area of the outer areola is removed, and the skin surrounding it is brought inwards to lessen the volume of the nipple. A permanent, absorbable set of stitches is then fixed in place to make the size permanent. Areola reduction is performed under local or general anaesthesia, comes with minimal downtime and can make the breast area appear more shapely, youthful and tight.
Asian Blepharoplasty, known as “double eyelid surgery” is a cosmetic procedure aimed at creating a natural-looking double eyelid crease that goes harmoniously with the rest of the eyes and face, for a more attractive look. This technique can be performed through different methods, which include: traditional eyelid incisional technique or less invasive procedures such as twisting (DST) technique and passing sutures back and forth without making an incision. Asian Blepharoplasty requires careful planning to determine the best shape and size of the fold and produce optimum results. The most common technique used requires making an incision in the natural crease of the eyelid to remove a small amount of fat. The incision is then sutured closed.
Eyelid surgery or Blepharoplasty is a cosmetic surgical procedure that enhances the appearance of the eyelids. This procedure removes loose or sagging skin that distorts the eyelid’s natural contours (that may impair vision) and bags under the eyes. It also removes excess fatty deposits and fine wrinkles, as well as treats droopy lower eyelids. Typically done under local anaesthesia, the procedure involves creating incisions along the natural contours of the eyelids (to be well-concealed after the surgery). Through the incision lines, the surgeon removes or repositions fat deposits, tightens the muscles and removes excess skin. When the desired effect is achieved, the incisions are closed with sutures or surgical tape. Blepharoplasty may be performed in conjunction with laser or chemical peel to lighten dark lower eyelids.
Botox, short for botulinum toxin, is a type of drug that can be used to remove wrinkles and achieve a more youthful appearance. When injected in controlled amounts, this neurotoxin effectively prevents signals from nerve cells to the muscles, thereby preventing the contraction and temporarily paralysing the area. This reduction in muscle contraction allows the face to appear stretched and more relaxed. The desired effect usually begins to set-in within 24-72 hours after the administration of botox into the neuromuscular tissue. Results last several months, after which repeated treatment may be necessary to achieve the same effect.
Breast augmentation with breast implants is a popular procedure that provides reconstructive and cosmetic benefits. Implants can enhance the size and shape of disproportionate breasts caused by heredity or previous surgeries (such as after a mastectomy). Breast implant surgery is typically performed under general anaesthesia, wherein an incision is created next to the breast through which an implant (made of either saline or silicone) is inserted. The incisions are often positioned in a way that can be concealed after the operation. Breast implant surgery is a safe and standard procedure, which usually takes an hour or two to complete. Breast implants have a life expectancy of more than ten years, after which replacement or enhancement may be necessary.
Breast Lift Surgery
Breast lift surgery, medically known as mastopexy, is a surgical procedure performed to raise the breast to make it appear younger and fuller. It is a cosmetic technique that is used to treat sagging breasts due to age, heredity or breastfeeding. In this outpatient procedure, the surgeon will make an incision in the breast area, through which extra skin is removed. The breast tissues will then be lifted up into a more upright position and breast implants may be inserted if augmentation is desired. Breast lift surgery creates an instant lift, although complete recovery is usually achieved after a few weeks.
Reduction mammaplasty is a common procedure that can improve your appearance while relieving you of the burden of having overly large breasts due to genetics or a previous augmentation surgery. This procedure involves creating an incision around the areola, downward to the breast. The excess skin, fat deposits and other tissues are removed to achieve the desired smaller size. Breast reduction, which is often performed in conjunction with liposuction to remove excess fat deposits, requires local or general anaesthesia, lasts a few hours, and requires at least a week for complete recovery.
Butt implants are highly recommended for patients who would like to achieve a shapelier, more youthful, and more attractive physique. Using these improves the buttock contour by creating a fuller effect. Buttock implants are made of solid or semi-solid silicone, and they feel and look similar to toned muscles. In this procedure, a surgeon makes an incision by the buttocks, through which the implant is inserted on top of or under the gluteus maximus muscle. Liposuction may also be performed during the procedure to achieve the desired contour in the buttock area. Recovery usually takes only a few days, and the results are permanent.
Chin augmentation is a surgical cosmetic procedure performed to balance the features of the face by making the chin bigger or longer relative to the size of the nose. This is recommended for patients with receding or weak chins, and for those who would like to improve their overall appearance. In this procedure, an incision is made either from the inside of the mouth or under the chin, through which an implant is placed. Implants or biological inserts may be made from silicone, or natural fat or bone tissues. The incision is then closed through sutures, with the scar barely visible. Chin augmentation effectively reshapes and enhances the size of the chin for a more balanced facial appearance.
Dermal fillers are injectable biocompatible materials used to reduce facial lines, restore volume lost due to aging, and increase facial fullness for a more youthful look. More specifically, these injections can make thin lips plumper, soften wrinkles and creases, enhance facial contours and improve the look of recessed scars. Getting dermal fillers is a quick procedure, with each targeted area taking no more than 15 minutes. After proper evaluation and planning, the chosen soft tissue filler will be injected in strategic positions on the face to achieve the desired effect. Injections cause minimal pain, although anesthetic ointment can be applied to lessen the discomfort. Results are visible after a couple of weeks.
Otoplasty is a cosmetic procedure that reshapes and enhances the appearance of the outer ear. It corrects outer ear (called the pinna) deformities caused by heredity, congenital factors or accident, which can cause psychological stress and embarrassment. Usually requiring intravenous sedation with local anaesthesia, the surgery starts with the surgeon making an incision behind the ear. Through this incision, underdeveloped pinna is augmented through cartilage grafts, protruding pinna are flattened by adjusting the cartilage structure, while overly large pinna is reduced through excising a portion of the cartilage. Otoplasty is a safe, simple procedure with consistently high satisfaction rates.
Facelift, clinically known as rhytidectomy, is a cosmetic surgical procedure performed to achieve a more youthful appearance. It involves creating a long incision from the temple down to the front of the ear, giving the surgeon easy access to the underlying tissues. These are tightened while excess skin and fat are removed either through laser or scalpel. The remaining skin is then stretched and re-draped to the face using absorbable sutures. Newer techniques involving the use of liposuction and endoscopic methods are available and provide less invasive approach compared to the traditional facelift. Facelift surgery lasts a few hours and is performed under local anaesthesia and sedatives, although general anaesthesia is required in some cases.
Gynaecomastia Surgery (GA)
Gynaecomastia surgery is a cosmetic procedure that corrects the condition characterised by enlarged or overdeveloped breasts in men, usually resulting from hormonal changes and abnormalities, heredity, use of certain drugs or obesity. In this procedure, excess localised fat, glandular tissues and breast skin are removed by the surgeon, resulting in a flatter, more appropriate breast size. This surgery is performed either through liposuction to remove excess fatty tissue or an excision technique to remove breast matter and excess skin. In some cases, both procedures are performed to realise the goal. Gynaecomastia surgery is safe and can restore back one’s confidence and manly physique.
Jaw or mandible contouring, or simply V-line contouring is a surgical procedure that improves one’s appearance by correcting the contour of the jaw to make it appear more feminine. In this procedure, the surgeon creates an incision on the lower gums to access the jawbone. Areas where there is prominent bone structure are reshaped using surgical tools such as drill, micro-saw or rasp, to achieve a well-rounded contour. Muscle tissues may also be removed. After the right contour is achieved, the incision is closed using self-dissolving thread. Recovery from jaw contouring surgery usually takes a few weeks, with the improved contour prominent after about a month.
Lip augmentation is a cosmetic procedure that creates fuller, more attractive and plumper lips. Although lip augmentation can be performed through a few choices of methods, the most popular procedure is through injectable dermal fillers, such as bio-compatible hyaluronic acid fillers. After the application of topical anaesthesia, the dermal filler is injected into strategic areas in the lips. The procedure takes less than 30 minutes, and recovery takes only a few days. After about seven days, you’ll enjoy fuller lips, which will last about six months. Injection of fat and lip implants are also used (but are less popular) as alternatives for augmenting the lips.
In contrast to lip augmentation, lip reduction is a cosmetic procedure that reduces the size of the upper or lower lip (or both) in those who have highly prominent lips due to genetics or due to a failed augmentation procedure. The procedure requires local anaesthesia or intravenous sedation and takes no more than a few hours to complete. It involves making an incision toward the inside of the mouth, through which a portion of the lip (usually excess fat, tissue or filler) is excised before the incision is closed. Lip reduction can effectively improve appearance and balance out facial features. Complete recovery takes a few days, and common side effects include swelling, bruising and redness in the affected area.
Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty or simply lipo, is a type of cosmetic procedure that instantly and permanently removes unwanted fat buildup in the thighs, abdomen, calves, arms, neck, buttocks, and chin. In this procedure, a thin tube called cannula is inserted under the skin near the fat layers. This tube breaks up and vacuums out accumulated fat. Liposuction is usually performed along with other cosmetic treatments such as tummy tuck or facelift to ensure optimum and more natural-looking results. Depending on the amount of fat removed and number of areas treated, complete recovery can take up to a couple of months.
Nasal Tip Surgery
Nasal Tip Rhinoplasty is a cosmetic procedure that corrects bulbous, boxy or wide nasal tip shape to make the face appear younger and more attractive. Known to be the most difficult component in rhinoplasty, this procedure can correct the shape of the nose tip by giving the underlying structures enough support and definition. In nasal tip correction surgery, the extra fatty tissues on the nasal tip are usually first removed, after which support is added with the use of cartilage grafts. In some cases, nasal tip correction can be performed without incisions, with the inside of the nose accessed only through the nostrils. Nasal tip surgery requires local anaesthesia and can be done on an outpatient basis.
Perhaps the quickest, safest and most effective way to remove fat from the neck is through liposuction. Results usually look very natural and there is a minimal downtime. In liposuction, local anaesthesia is applied to the neck after which a thin tube called cannula is inserted in strategic locations. The cannula sucks out the fat deposits in the neck to reveal a slimmer and leaner appearance. Swelling and bruising are common side effects after liposuction, but generally subsides after a few days. Neck liposuction is a safe procedure, especially since only a small area is being treated. There is usually no scarring, and the results are permanent with adequate diet control.
Rhinoplasty or nose surgery is a cosmetic surgical procedure that improves the shape of the nose to make it appear more aesthetically-pleasing. This can sculpt the nose or decrease it in size; it can also be performed to reduce the nose bridge to make it less prominent or give it more height. Typically performed on an outpatient basis, rhinoplasty requires local anaesthesia or sedation and involves a surgeon making cuts within your nostrils. The surgeon then manipulates the bone and cartilage underneath to modify the shape of the nose and achieve the desired effect. After the nose job, the patient is required to wear a nasal splint for a week and can expect swelling and bruising in the incised area. Full recovery and optimum results are typically seen after two weeks.
The Sellas - EVO
The Sellas-Evo is a technologically advanced second-generation fractional laser technique that helps patients achieve a more youthful appearance. It is designed to improve complexion and skin tone, minimise acne scars, diminish fine lines and wrinkles, decrease skin pigmentation (melasma), and improve the appearance of stretch marks. This breakthrough machine offers all the cosmetic benefits of a laser skin resurfacing procedure but with minimal downtime and side effects. Sellas-Evo utilises non-ablative, minimally invasive laser light that can be varied in width, density and depth depending on the treatment goal. Remarkable results are expected after a few treatment sessions. The procedure is often complemented with other laser treatment methods for enhanced, long-lasting effects.
Thermage Laser Treatment
Thermage is a safe and non-invasive cosmetic procedure that smoothens, tightens and improves facial skin to make it appear younger and more attractive. The technique is performed using a specialised device with a smooth tip that delivers radio waves into the skin to stimulate the natural renewal of collagen in the layers of the skin. Natural production of collagen diminishes with age and results in wrinkles and fine lines. Thermage counters this by stimulating the production of new collagen to reduce sagging and improve the skin’s appearance, texture, and smoothness. Thermage can be performed in virtually any part of the body including the face, eyes, arms, hands, thighs, lips, abdomen and buttocks.
Thread lift is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that instantly minimises the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Unlike the traditional facelift that requires surgical incisions, this procedure uses micro-threads to lift the skin of the cheeks, neck, and eyebrows. The thread barbs are inserted in strategic parts through a small cut in the skin. The top of the thread is then pulled, causing the barbs to snag and gently lift the skin outward. The threads hold the new youthful position in place, making the patient look rejuvenated. Thread lift does not require a complex surgical procedure, but it is performed under local anaesthesia. It usually takes a few days for recovery, and results are instant.
Tummy Tuck Surgery, also known as Abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure that removes unwanted fat deposits and excess skin in the upper and lower abdomen. This is an instantaneous way to achieve flat and well-toned abdomen without exercise or weight control. A tummy tuck procedure can be complete (wherein abdomen is incised from end to end), or partial (incision is similar to a Caesarean section), depending on the amount and location of fat to be removed. The surgical procedure can take from one to a few hours, usually requiring general anaesthesia. Tummy tuck is often complemented with liposuction to suction off fat deposits before excess skin is removed and stretched, resulting in a flatter abdomen.