The Ultimate Thailand Surgery Packing List

Aug 23, 2022 | 2. Blog, News

Proper preparation is key to ensuring a smooth Plastic Surgery journey – and packing well is a good place to start. From recovery necessities to culturally appropriate outifts, we’ll uncover what to pack for a truly seamless trip to Thailand.  

So, your suitcase is open, you’ve found your passport, but now you’re at a loss. If you find packing overwhelming, we get it—there’s a lot to consider. Not only are you jetting off to a country you might not have been to before, you’ve got a Thailand Plastic Surgery procedure thrown into the mix.

Instead of leaving it all to the last minute and running the risk of forgetting something important, take a deep breath and remember us. We’re here to help, and so is our Ultimate Thailand Plastic Surgery Packing List!

Everything you’ll need for your Thailand Plastic Surgery

CosMediTour’s Ultimate Thailand Plastic Surgery Packing List will get that suitcase of yours filled and help you to step onto the plane confident that you haven’t left anything behind. From clothes and toiletries to items for your hospital overnight bag, we cover it all. Simply read the list below and save the link for later so that you can check it off as you go.

Happy packing!

CosMediTour’s Ultimate Surgery Packing List

Important Items

These are things you simply can not forget. You don’t want to find yourself in transit without the following:

– Passport & travel documents (printed & electronic)
Surgery details/documents (printed & electronic)
– Credit Card, Debit Card, or Foreign Currency Card
– Currency (approximately 6000 Thai Baht to get started)
– Laptop/ tablet & mobile devices (and their chargers!)
– Thailand power adapter
– Facemask, hand sanitiser, tissues, & pillow for the flight
– Post-surgery support garments & ice packs
– Gentle laxatives
– In Thailand, Hotels charge guests if bed linens and towels are stained with bodily fluids.  So we recommend Clients pack and use Disposable Mattress Protectors, like these.
– Questions to ask your surgeon at your consultation
– Pictures of your desired results

*Pop ice packs in the freezer once you get to your accommodation—you’ll thank us when you return home from your hospital stay!


This sub-category will look a little different for every client—you may wish to add additional toiletry items depending on your daily routine. Use this as a guide and be sure not to zip that case without:

– Comfortable, light-weight clothing (front zip/button-up for easy removal post-surgery)
Slippers/comfy bed socks
– Warm jumper, hoodie, cardigan, or dressing gown (front zip or open front/tie around)
– Hat, sunglasses & sunscreen
– Comfortable walking shoes
– Slip-on shoes/thongs
– Body care (face wash, body wash, moisturiser, deodorant)
– Hair care (shampoo, conditioner, brush, hair ties etc)
– Toothbrush & toothpaste
– Personal care (tampons/pads, wet wipes, tweezers, medications including laxatives*)

*In addition to regular medications, Rhinoplasty clients may also wish to pack Arnica Cream to help with bruising. 

Hospital Bag

All Thailand Plastic Surgery procedures require a hospital stay. Once you’ve arrived at your hotel, pack the following into a small bag to take with you:

– Passport
– Mobile devices, laptop/ tablet, chargers & Thailand power adapter
– Comfy overnight wear & bed socks/slippers
– Clean change of clothes & underwear (loose fit/easy to get on and off)
– Toiletries
– Post-surgery support garments
– Books/magazines
– Regular medications
– Tissues & wet wipes

Carry On

There’s nothing worse than being on a flight without your headphones or rifling through your suitcase at the airport trying to find your travel documents. Take these items with you on the plane:

– Passport & travel documents, including Travel Insurance
– Currency – we recommend taking approximately 6000 Thai Baht
– Credit Card, Debit Card or Foreign Currency Card
– Surgery details and documents
– Mobile devices, headphones and power bank
– Facemask, hand sanitiser, wet wipes, tissues and lip balm
– Light jumper, socks and neck pillow
– Books and magazines
– Chewing gum, snacks and water bottle
– Emergency medications (paracetamol, antihistamines, inhalers)

What to Wear In Thailand

Although Thailand is a laid back, warm place it’s important that their customs are respected, particularly when it comes to what you’re wearing. 

We encourage all Clients (and Travelling Companions) to please ensure you dress respectfully at all times. This is particularly important when visiting temples or palaces, when your shoulders and knees must be covered.

At any time, please ensure:

  • Women avoid wearing mid-drift or overly revealing tops. As a guide, avoid wearing anything that shows cleavage or in a sheer fabric. Extremely short shorts should also be avoided, as should miniskirts.
  • Men should wear shirts and avoid sleveless ‘muscle shirts’ or singlets. Please ensure shirts are properly buttoned

Please also avoid wearing beachwear when not at the beach. Importantly, women should never go topless at the beach or poolside.

Need more assistance, or keen to get your journey started? Contact our Client Support Team on 1300 000 633.


Disclaimer: Please note any information provided should be used only as an information guide and not CosMediTour giving advice. Please ensure you do your own valid surgery research and seek advice from a general practitioner to enable you to be fully informed about surgery.

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