Plastic Surgery

Even though we are not performing any plastic surgery directly at Metro Bangkok Clinic but having a high demand for face lift, rhinoplasty, breast augmentation and other surgical procedures, i had to be able to refer our valued customers to the most reputable surgeon in town. It is a big responsibility to refer anyone for plastic surgery, there was no room for mistake but strong of many years experiences, after having sent many friends, relatives and patients, i can testify of the beyond-excellent work done by Dr Chartchai Rattanamahattana and refer anyone to him with the most undoubtable confidence. I am proud and honored to work today in close collaboration with Dr Chartchai and i am happy to provide you with all the assistance you will need if you are considering having a surgery in Bangkok and no misunderstanding, it will not cost you anything more if you request my assistance, you will just enjoy all the service-mind that made Metro Bangkok Clinic one of the most sought after beauty clinic in Thailand. Let first me introduce you to the man who changed the life to so many people.

                                                         Renaud d'Hercourt, International Care Manager.

Dr Chartchai Rattanamahattana

As a young man growing up, Chartchai Rattanamahattana was influenced by his family's appreciation of the value of education. They encouraged him to pursue his goal of becoming a surgeon.

Today, with several thousand patients in more than 20 years as a plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Chartchai is recognized by colleagues as a distinguished and skilled surgeon, respected as much for his honesty, integrity and dedication to his profession as for his surgical skill and attention to his patients.

Dr. Chartchai is a board-certified surgeon, certified in plastic surgery by the Thai Board of Plastic Surgery and certified in general surgery by the Thai Board of General Surgery of the Medical Council of Thailand. He is an active member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Thailand, the Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons of Thailand and the Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons of Thailand.

He has completed fellowships at Tokyo University in Japan and Emory University Hospital in Atlanta Georgia, deemed one of "America's Best Hospitals".

Dr. Chartchai has admitting and operating privileges at leading hospitals in Bangkok including JCI-accredited Samitivej Hospital Sukhumvit, where he is the lead plastic surgeon and where he has practiced for more than 12 years. His practice is now more than 90% international patients and expatriates who come for cosmetic and reconstructive surgery from around the globe.

His cosmetic surgical specialties include facial surgery, breast surgery, abdominoplasty, liposuction and body sculpting. His reconstruction surgery includes breast reconstruction after a mastectomy, repair of congenital and accident-related facial deformities, and body lifts after massive weight loss.

For 6 years, he was a lecturer at Prince of Songkhla University in reconstructive and cosmetic surgery, and microsurgery. He regularly presents specialty lectures at the leading medical schools in Thailand.

Dr. Chartchai is a graduate of the Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital of Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand.

He is married with 3 children, the eldest of whom is following in his father's footsteps and studying to become a plastic surgeon.

Dr. Chartchai is a Diplomate, Thai Board of Plastic Surgery, and Diplomate, Thai Board of General Surgery.

Dr. Chartchai is a member of: National Academy of Medicine, Medical Council of Thailand and Royal College of Surgeons of Thailand 

Dr.Chartchai 's Philosophy

Dr. Chartchai is sensitive to the needs and desires in his patients. He has made a lifelong commitment to the art and practice of cosmetic surgery. Plastic surgery is his passion and this becomes clear as patients consult with him. 

He fully understands the needs of his patients because he understands and has observed in his patients over many years how powerful quality plastic surgery can be in enhancing one's life.

Many of us feel our bodies show an age to the outside world that doesn't match what we feel emotionally and spiritually. So when our faces make us look sad or angry, our bodies make us look lumpy, or our breasts hang to our waists, this is no longer acceptable. We may consider eyelid surgery, a facelift, an abdominoplasty, or a breast lift.

Our soul and our spirit may be youthful and world-wise yet our appearance may say to others we look worn, sad, used up, world-weary. We may believe "60 is the new 40" and "50 is the new 30" and we may feel it, but we may not look it.

Today with increasing awareness of the aging process, with more information available to us, and with a growing desire to be our best, Dr. Chartchai understands that diet, exercise and cosmetic surgery all help to increase our feelings of wellbeing and even feelings of self-worth. And ultimately may lead to better health and a longer and more satisfying life.

When Dr. Chartchai consults with a patient, he considers each as a unique individual with unique needs and expectations, and goals. He understands that his patient's decision to seek a surgical correction or procedure is not made lightly, but with considerable thought. He considers a patient's desires and needs as a whole, and won't agree to extreme or inappropriate surgery procedures that are out of balance and harmony with a natural-looking outcome appropriate for the individual patient.

As a devout Buddhist who incorporates the fundamentals of Buddhism in his practice of medicine, he is non judgmental and observant of every patient's needs. He is conservative in his surgical approach and doesn't jump onto unproven "quick" procedures so popular among many plastic surgeons in western countries.

He listens carefully to each patient during a consultation so that together they reach an agreement to undertake a surgical procedure that fits the patient's requirements in a realistic and medically appropriate way. He encourages patients to work closely with him to achieve maximum outcomes.


Larry Weisenthal, M.D., Ph.D.
I am a 61 year old physician (medical oncologist) from Southern California. My websites are and While in Bangkok for a medical meeting in December, 2006, I had bilateral lower lid blepharoplasties performed by Dr. Chartchai Rattnamahattana. Dr. Chartchai was personally recommended to me by a colleague, Thai medical doctor, who told me that Dr. Chartchai was "the best." This turned out to be completely true.
I found Dr. Chartchai to be thoroughly professional, knowledgeable, well trained (see his website for details), courteous, and collegial. He was experienced in all the relevant blepharoplasty techniques, including transcutaneous and transconjunctival. In my own particular situation, the transcutaneous approach was chosen as the technique most likely to correct my problem, which included too much fat (a congenital problem, present since childhood) and loss of skin tone. The transcutaneous approach is very tricky, and not infrequently produces complications relating to poor positioning of the eyelid margins, following healing, with tissue retraction. The procedure itself went very well. I had no preoperative or intraoperative sedation, only local injections of lidocaine.
I preferred to remain completely awake and alert during the procedure. Most people would probably prefer to have some degree of sedation; the procedure can take one to two hours, and sedation does make time pass more quickly, from the patient's point of view. There was momentarily stinging and burning, as expected, which quickly passed. Thereafter, it was virtually painless, save for occasional minor and brief "twinges" of discomfort.
Dr. Chartchai and I talked to each other about social and family issues during the procedure. I had to restrain myself from talking too much, to allow Dr. Charchai to concentrate on the task at hand. For myself, I was glad to have avoided the sedation; it's just a personal choice (I also refused sedation for a colonoscopy I had earlier in the summer and for an inguinal hernia repair some years earlier). Post operatively, I had some pain when the lidocaine wore off. I took only plain acetaminophen (Tylenol), without opiates. I was happy to go back to my hotel room and lie down, with moist pads over the affected area.
The next day, I felt sufficiently recovered to attend a noon meeting at another hospital with a group of oncology colleagues, where I was the lead speaker in a round table discussion about recent technical advances relating to cancer chemotherapy. The same evening (one day post operatively), I flew home to Los Angeles. I flew business class (I would not recommend coach, only one day post operatively). I only had to take three acetaminophen tablets on the flight home. The next day, I went into work and worked a full day. Five days postoperatively, I had a colleague (dermatologist) remove my sutures.
By one week postoperatively, it appeared that I would have a very good result. It is now 4 months following my procedure, and I could not be more delighted with the result. Both upper and lower eyelids are perfectly positioned. I have no problems wearing my contact lenses. Cosmetically, I am elated to finally be rid of the "bags" which have been present all my life, and which my stepfather teased me about when I was a teenager.
As of this date, I have only a little triangular area of residual hemosiderin (iron) deposit underneath each lid, along with a little bit of hyperpigmentation of the lids themselves, representing slowiy resolving bruises. These create the false impression of "circles" under the eyes, but it is a vastly improved appearance, compared to how it was before the procedure, and both the hemosiderin deposits and hyperpigmentation will completely resolve over time.

All in all, my expectations were exceeded, and I can recommend Dr. Chartchai without any reservations whatsoever. In addition to being a skilled cosmetic surgeon, he is a gentleman and a scholar -- as good as or better than any first rate American cosmetic surgeon.
Larry Weisenthal, M.D., Ph.D.
Huntington Beach, California, USA
April 23, 2008

Each Dawn I Die Until I Met Dr Chartchai. -
Bangkok, Thailand

 Mike Burke  

I had a weekend facelift done in a Hospital just outside Pattaya in September 2007 at a cost 0f 30,000THB it was to change my looks and life for the next 7 years. The mess that was made of me was unbelievable, strips of skin were just cut out the sides of my face and huge ugly stitches to close the wounds, i went through hell every time i looked into the mirror. The surgeon there tried on 2 occasions to revise the scars but it only made it worse. I then had 2 more scar revision surgeries done in Bangkok over the next 5 years but no luck, the scars got wider and deeper. I was in total despair and went to 2 more surgeons who requested that i go back to the surgeon who made the mess in the first place. 

I had known about this extraordinary surgeon named Dr. Chartchai who had a practice in Samitivej hospital Bangkok so i decided to contact him through his website, i sent photographs and was given the details of what was needed and an appointment to meet him in March 2014. Such a joy to have found somebody who would not only do the surgery, but do it right. I paid the money upfront and my surgery was scheduled for the 13 September 2014 ( 3 weeks post op ) I had the blood tests and x ray etc on Friday the 12 September everything went well and i was asked to arrive at the hospital at 10.00am on Saturday 13 September 2014.

I am a 57 year old male and the surgery was an endoscopic brow lift, full facelift and a neck lift. The great man marked my face up at 12.50pm and at 12.56pm the anesthetic was given and that was all i remember, the last thing was Dr. Chartchai patting me on the shoulder. The surgery took 7 hours and this great surgeon changed my life, my outlook and my looks, they used to call me Scarface now it is scar-less face. When i was awakened i was looked after so well when i was unconscious i was totally starving, no sickness, no pain, nothing, i was then given some sandwiches and soup. 

This extraordinary surgeon appeared at 8.30am Sunday morning and removed the bandages and drains and i asked him how i look, he said absolutely terrible and just give a small laugh, they discharged me at 9.50am ( able to get another breakfast in the hotel ) and that was that. Stitches were taken out the following Saturday and believe me no pain, results got better as the days went. 

Dr. Chartchai is not among the best, he is the best he gives everything to his patients, he is the top in the World at this type of surgery, do not be fooled by 5,000$ surgery it does not work, if you want the best go to the best. His virtues, values, experience, bedside manner are the creme de la creme. I am 3 weeks post surgery today and everybody back at work say i look 20 years younger, and the scars have all disappeared, unbelievable but true. I have included this Gentleman in my daily prayers and i will never ever forget what he did for me and as i said this was major facial surgery. God Bless you Dr Chartchai and staff. 

Shari Forbes

" While living in Bangkok, a friend of mine received a breast augmentation by Dr. Chartchai. She was very pleased and told her friends about her doctor. I went in for a consultation and it took me another two years before I returned for surgery. I had implants that were 10 years old and after breastfeeding two children, I needed a lift. Dr. Chartchai removed my implants and lifted my nipples. I also wanted to go down a cup size so smaller implants were used. The downtime was minimal and I am very pleased with the results. I am very happy with the lift and the smaller implant size. I also like having the implant placed above the muscle because they look and feel very real. Now, I am the one telling my friends about my doctor. Thank you Dr. Chartchai!"

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