All things Thailand. Mar 4, 2011 10:47:22 GMT -5
Post by hoddle10 on Mar 4, 2011 10:47:22 GMT -5
thanks so much for replying. i have a few questions if you dont mind.
I have to admit, one of the things thats attractive about thailand is the cost. I rang up dr colin moore in Australia, maybe you have seen his website, i think hes the only aussie doc aloud to do dermal grafts, his site says he has a patent on it. So i ring up his secretay and she quotes me $26000. Holy Moly man, that 12 times more than thailand and 4 times more than dr krakovsky in the US. bloody ridiculous. but anyway, one of the things with the cost is that i want to make sure i have enough money so that if something goes wrong i can pay for the second surgery as soon as need be, i dont want to be working the checkout at woolies, asking for extra shifts so that i can get enough money to save my penis before it drops off!!. I plan on staying around for 3 weeks after surgery, to be near the doc, if i did this in the US, hotels will cost me too much, plus to have enough backup money for possible problems, its just not within my bank balance reach.
so if i have to weight it up, do i have a surgery by a guy in america like Dr krakovsky who has probably done ten times the surgeries of thai docs, and hope that he gets it right the first time because i dont have enough to go back to the US and pay for a repair. Or do i go to thailand, with docs that have not performed dermal grafts as many times as a grand master, but i will be within shouting distance of their office for three weeks if anything goes wrong, such as a torn stitch, and also have enough funds to go back immediately after that three weeks when im back in Australia.
the US option would be about 6000 operation, 2000 ticket, and the worry of not being near a doctor.
the cost for the thai surgery would be about 4000-5000 all up, including 3 weeks of hotels and airfares and food and then another 3000 to get back to thailand and pay for a repair operation if something happens after that three weeks. Thanks kind of how im looking at it.
So i was wondering how much he charged you to get it fixed when you arrived back in thailand??
why did they do it in the groin area??
I thought they normally do it in the abdoman or buttocks, so i was hoping to have it done where my bum meets my legs. Hopefully to hide the scar more, also i thought they took out two grafts and sewed them together, because otherwise the graft would be too wide. Theres so much confusion on dermal grafts for me because there is such limited information on the internet. i really thought there would be more personal experiences out there and more before and after photos. yours is only the second donor scar i have been able to find. The other was on maxyousize.com, and was just below the buttocks.
Did he tell you he was going to cut you on your shaft beforehand??, instead of the pubic hair area??
Im confused as to why they cut you on the shaft, i thought all the other surgeons seem to cut in the pubic hair area, that way it hides the scar for dermal grafts.
Also, you say he stitched you just behind the glands, this sounds good to me because i dont like the idea of a free floating graft, id hope he would stitch it at the base aswell.
Do you think the actual penis surgery was below what was expected, excluding the donor scar??
I get the impression that everything would have been successful if the stitches had not burst. did he give you anti erection medications?? and was there any problem bringing them back to australia though customs??
Also, did the doc tell you how many times he had performed the operation??, did you get to see before and afters from him??.
thanks mate, any info is greatly appreciated
Just because krakovsky is US based, don't be fooled into thinking he's a better option than Thailand. The US is the home of botched PE surgery. This is a bit unfair on America, as obviously there are more Dr's who perform the surgery and more patients and therefore naturally more disasters. However, one must be aware that in the US it's shockingly easy to get away with being a terrible PE surgeon. You don't even need to be a urologist or plastic surgeon, as far as I know.
Dr Krakovsky is a good example of the kind of "expert" you'll find performing PE in the US. I think he was a pain management Dr, until about 5 years ago. The company he worked for had a sister company that did PE surgery. They looked to expand and got their Dr to train Krakovsky. So until very recently, Krakovsky, who is an old man, had never done any PE surgery. And most patients prefer alloderm anyway, so I doubt he's done more than 100 dermal grafts in his life. On the old old yahoo board and MNS, there were several patients who had serious problems after Krakovsky surgery.
I'm certianly not advising you to go to Thailand, but just pointing out, that the only guy doing dermal grafts in the US, isn't very experienced, doesn't have much in the way of qualifications and has his fair share of botched surgeries. Also, from what I understand, he's hard to deal with when things go wrong.