A skin tissue rearrangement is a procedure used to repair skin damage by re-arranging or transferring a flap of healthy skin from one part of the body to another. It is most commonly performed when a person suffers from a traumatic skin wound, such as a severe laceration or severe scarring. The procedure can be performed using many different techniques, such as Z-plasty, W-plasty, V-Y-plasty, rotation flaps, and advancement flaps, among others.
All these skin tissue rearrangement procedures are available at many Southeast Asian hospitals, especially in Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore. Known as the leading medical destinations in the region, these countries have a long list of hospitals that boast top-of-the-line medical facilities. Many of them are accredited internationally by the likes of the Joint Commission International (JCI) and the International Standards Organisation (ISO), which attest to their ability to provide superior care to their patients.
Such hospitals are staffed by highly esteemed surgeons whose qualifications and skills help ensure patients a successful operation. Many of them have received training in the US and Europe, and are widely recognised for their expertise. Due to their international backgrounds, these surgeons can provide the same quality and standard of care promised by US and European hospitals. Thus, medical tourists can expect only world-class medical care when they go to Southeast Asia.
While the quality of medical care is at par with western standards, Southeast Asian countries charge significantly less for the same procedures. A skin tissue rearrangement in Singapore, Thailand, or Malaysia is estimated to cost up to 75% less than it would in Western hospitals. For Southeast Asians, the cost savings further increase due to the shorter distance they have to travel for the treatment.
A skin tissue rearrangement procedure may require some preparation to prevent any complications. Thus, patients who are traveling for medical reasons can also take some time to mix in some sightseeing during their trip.