Thailand has become a leading gender-reassignment destination for many transgender people from all corners of the world; it is a fast growing market in Thailand’s $4 billion medial tourism market. From small back end clinics to grand hospitals that look more like 5 star hotels gender-affirming procedures are available to everyone on any budget.
They say in Thailand, it is not about wanting to become beautiful it is a matter of saving someone’s life. To be trapped in the wrong body is the cruelest of situations for many transgender people. Patients from Europe and Australia often seek out the procedure for their unparalleled results and surgeons experience. A new growing market from the middle east and a steady stream of patients from Asian countries like Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, India and Nepal often means doctors and surgeons are booked back to back performing an impressive number of surgeries each year.