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JBTG NZ Ltd (Jackie Brown Travel Group) Bums Tums and Gums

Discover world-class cosmetic surgery services  (Thailand) at Bums, Tums, and Gums. Specialising in body contouring, dental aesthetics, and facial enhancements. Book your consultation today!

When it comes to our annual holiday in the sun, few of us book every item individually. Finding and paying for flights, transfers, hotels and everything else separately is hugely time consuming. That’s why some people use a travel agent to help us put a medical tourism package tour together that includes everything we need for the trip in one price.

When it comes to Thailand or Mexico medical travel and tours, as an accredited and bonded travel consultant who specialises in cometic surgery and dentists in Thailand, Mexico and Turkey.

As an fully a qualified tour guide and and with a background in coaching and mentoring, I have the expertise to ensure that your experience is both safe and memorable.

  • Advantages of using a Medical Tourism Agency
  • Specialist knowledge and expertise – we will know the best countries and hospitals to find the treatment you want at the best price.
  • Experience – they will understand your condition and know exactly what you need to make your trip a success.
  • Reduced rates –JBTG can get access to special deals and discounts not available to the public.
  • Better access – because they supply so many clients, medical tourism agents can get priority when booking popular clinics, hotels and flights.
  • Complete medical tourism packages – JBTG will deal with every aspect of your trip, from door to door, so you don’t have to worry about forgetting something.
  • One price – by using JBTG everything will be included, so it will be easier to budget for your trip and you’ll have no unexpected expenses.
  • Someone to call – just like a holiday rep, JBTG gives you someone to turn to when you need help. Without their support you are on your own in a foreign country with no experience of the local system.
  • Accredited hospital - The hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI) as being of a world standard of excellence in healthcare.
  • Meet and greet at the airport

Also includes weekly updates leading up to your departure with handy hints on shopping, clothing to take, medication to stop taking etc

Will I pay for a JBTG’s services?

We charge a booking fee of $800, this covers my costs of taking care of you and travelling with you, as gone are the days of getting free flights or accommodation once you have booked your surgery, which means that you can get access to all the advantages above, without paying any extra. In fact, thanks to the experience and market knowledge of JBTG, you should end up paying a lot less for your trip and your treatment than if you booked it yourself.
The only time you may have to pay any additional fees is if you change your mind and cancel or amend your trip once documentation has been issued. Airlines and hotel providers will charge a cancelation fee.

Medications to avoid before your Surgery

Did You Know?

Nicotine patches and/or other nicotine replacement systems cannot be used as smoking cessation aids immediately before or during surgery. They cause some of the same problems with wound healing as cigarette smoking.

Tell your plastic surgeon and anaesthesiologist about every medication or supplement you take on a daily or regular basis. Also include those that you have taken in the last few months. Some medications, including certain anti-depressants, take several weeks to leave the body. Just because something is herbal or "natural" does not mean that it is safe. If these products are potent enough to do what they say they can, then they are also powerful enough to have side effects. Do not leave anything out.

Almost everyone who undergoes any surgery is told not to take aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen for at least a week before their surgery. Some surgeons tell you not to take these medications for two weeks before surgery.

Aspirin and other NSAIDs inhibit blood clotting and can cause excessive bleeding during and after surgery. Certain herbal remedies, too, may increase bleeding risk. For example, vitamin E, omega-3 fatty acids, green tea and gingko biloba can increase the risk of bleeding during and after breast implants surgery.

If you need a pain reliever in the days before your surgery, acetaminophen (Tylenol) is usually considered safe. Ask your surgeon what you can take to relieve pain in the days and weeks before your surgery to be on the safe side.
If you smoke, stop at least two to three weeks before surgery. Don't start again until at least two to three weeks after your surgery. Smoking significantly impairs circulation to the skin and interferes with healing. This may be a good time — and reason — to kick the habit for good. There are more tools available than ever before to help you quit. Talk to your surgeon about your smoking cessation options. Nicotine patches and or other nicotine replacement systems can't be used as smoking cessation aids immediately before or during surgery. They cause some of the same problems with wound healing as those caused by cigarette smoking.

Medications to Avoid Before Surgery

The medications listed below (and potentially many others) may have an effect on your blood's ability to coagulate. Please review all your medications-both over the counter and prescription drugs-with your surgeon. In many cases, your medication will have no effect on your surgery, and you be counseled to continue with your medication as usual, but your surgeon must be aware of what you are taking and all prescriptions should be documented in your medical record. In no case should you medicate yourself with any drugs (even if they are not listed here) without the knowledge of your primary care physician and your surgeon.

Common Medications

Aspirin (Anacin, Ascriptin, Bayer, Bufferin, Ecotrin, Excedrin)
Choline and magnesium salicylates (CMT, Tricosal, Trilisate)
Choline saliclate (Arthropan)
Celecoxib (Celebrex)
Diclofenac potassium (Cataflam)
Diclofenac sodium (Voltaren, Voltaren XR)
Diclofenac sodium with misoprostol (Arthrotec)
Diflunisal (Dolobid)
Etodolac (Lodine, Lodine XL)
Fenoprofen calcium (Nalfon)
Flurbiprofen (Ansaid)
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, Motrin IB, Nuprin)
Indomethacin (Indocin, Indocin SR)
Ketoprofen (Actron, Orudis, Orudis KT, Oruvail)
Magnesium salicylate (Arthritab, Bayer Select, Doan's Pills, Magan, Mobidin, Mobogesic)
Meclofenamate sodium (Meclomen)
Mefenamic acid (Ponstel)
Meloxicam (Mobic)
Nabumetone (Relafen)
Naproxen (Naprosyn, Naprelan)
Naproxen sodium (Aleve, Anaprox)
Oxaprozin (Daypro)
Piroxicam (Feldene)
Rofecoxib (Vioxx)
Salsalate (Amigesic, Anaflex 750, Disalcid, Marthritic, Mono-Gesic, Salflex, Salsitab)
Sodium salicylate (various generics)
Sulindac (Clinoril)
Tolmetin sodium (Tolectin)
Valdecoxib (Bextra)
Blood Thinners
Warfarin sodium

Herbal Supplements

Fish Oil
Ginko Biloba
Green Tea
Kava Kava
St. John's Wort
Vitamin E
Vitamin C (large doses)

* This is not a complete list of all the medications and supplements that can cause problems with surgery or anesthesia. Make sure to tell your surgeon and anesthesiologist about everything you take on a regular basis, including those products that you have taken in recent months.

What To Wear After Surgery

Q: I'm having a Tummy Tuck, Breast lift and augmentation in a few months. What type of clothes can I wear after? Many people say that because of the swelling, my clothes won't fit. Should I buy some tracky pant dresses and maternity pants?

Jackie: It is wise of you to start planning. It is true that after surgery, you will be very swollen and that your regular clothes might not fit.

Most patients prefer clothing that is comfortable and easy to get in and out of. Tops and sports bras that zip in the front are great. It will be uncomfortable for you to try to put a shirt or sweater over your head. Sweatpants work very well. Although you will have some swelling. Right after surgery you may need clothes that can accommodate swelling. The good news is that after the breast implants your bra size will be larger, and after tummy tuck, you will have a smaller tummy to fit in pants once the swelling resolves.

The use of a post-surgical bra following breast surgery (augmentation, lift, reduction) is for both support and compression. Providing good support is more important than excessive compression. The 'support' will decrease post-operative pain and discomfort, reduce early stress on the skin closures, and help reduce dependent swelling within the breast. The 'compression' will help reduce swelling and enhance its resolution.

In fact, any type of garment that provides breast support and compression can be utilised. Immediately after the operation, surgeon place patients in a Surgilast tube top. This is a tubular elastic dressing that has a fishnet appearance. It is easy to place and avoids the need to worry about a properly fitting bra. Some patients continue this post-op and others change to a sports or other comfortable bra. I emphasize to my patients that whatever they chose to wear should provide support and compression, but most of all be comfortable. I want my patients to actually wear the garment for its benefits, so I certainly don't want the garment to increase post-op discomfort.

I recommend that patients wear post-op support and compression (every day, all day) for 6 weeks following surgery. During this time they prefer that they avoid an under wire bra. Patients can begin wearing an under wire bra after their swelling has subsided, the inframammary skin closures are healed and non-tender, and their implants have settled like they would expect.

Facelifts, Eyelifts and Rhinoplasty

Taking care of your skin after cosmetic surgeries is more complicated than after less invasive procedures because you need to treat your wounds, manage swelling, and keep up with everyday skin care for best results.

To minimize swelling, experts recommend regular use of ice or cold compresses, especially in the first three days after your surgery. Sleeping with you head elevated above your heart will also help avoid an increase in swelling overnight.

As for bruising, ask your surgeon whether you should take Arnica montana, an herbal supplement that may help minimize bruising or discolouration. I also am a big fan of Bromelin tablets (after surgery) which comes from the core of the pineapple. I also recommend eating pineapple leading up to and after surgery.

Even though your face will be sore after cosmetic surgery, it's important to continue to cleanse your skin regularly to help with healing and avoid build-up in your pores that might lead to breakouts. Try washing with mild astringent pads to cleanse sore areas without applying pressure. Then, be sure to apply a gentle, non-comedogenic moisturizer.

Make-up After Cosmetic Surgery

If your skin is intact and you have no open wounds, you can resume using makeup just a few days after your procedure. After deep chemical peels or ablative laser procedures, however, it's essential to wait until your epidermis (the top layer of your skin) has fully reformed. Be sure to check with your doctor about makeup use after any cosmetic surgery.

When you do get the go-ahead to use makeup, remember the following tips:

Go for mineral. Many makeup manufacturers now make mineral-based lines that are gentler on your skin and provide excellent coverage.
Cetaphil products from the supermarket are excellent post surgery

Our experts recommend pausing on ingredients like retinol, hydroquinone, and vitamin C two weeks before surgery and discontinuing their use for four weeks afterwards. Instead, focus on a gentle regimen consisting of simply formulated, thin cleansers (like Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser) and moisturisers like Keihls or for those on a budget Cetaphil moisturiser

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