Buttock lipectomy or buttock lift is an elective cosmetic procedure that removes sagging skin in the buttock and thigh area. Many westerners travel to Southeast Asia for this procedure where they only pay 25% of what they would spend in their own country. However, in recent years, more and more Indonesians are also taking this route to take advantage of the advanced surgical expertise and sophisticated technologies that are available in their neighbouring countries. The top three SEA countries for buttock lipectomy are the following:
- Thailand – Thailand is known all over the world as one of the best destinations for plastic and cosmetic surgery. It features a long list of internationally recognised hospitals and highly experienced surgeons who have developed expertise in many cosmetic procedures. It is very popular among medical tourists because of its very low prices (up to 75% cheaper compared to the US and Europe) and advanced medical infrastructures.
- Singapore – Singapore is easily one of the best choices for international patients because of its world-class healthcare system. Featuring sophisticated technologies and several Joint Commission International (JCI)-accredited hospitals, it is home to some of the world’s most talented plastic and cosmetic surgeons. As a first-world country, it offers the highest standards of care in Southeast Asia that is comparable to that of the United States and Europe but not as expensive. Elective procedures in Singapore are up to 50% cheaper compared to Western countries.
- Malaysia – Malaysia has an efficient healthcare system with numerous modern hospitals that are fully equipped with advanced technologies. In recent years, the Malaysian government has focused on promoting the country as a healthcare destination leading to massive investments in its medical infrastructures. It features numerous hospitals that are internationally recognised. Also, the number of its Western-educated and trained plastic and cosmetic surgeons is steadily increasing. In terms of prices, Malaysia charges up to 75% cheaper when compared to Western countries and up to 25% cheaper when compared to Singapore.