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Dr.Sanguan Kunaporn

Surgeon

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Phuket Plastic Surgery Institute

Dr. Sanguan Kunaporn

Languages Spoken
Thai, English

Dr. Sanguan is renowned worldwide as a serious, innovative plastic surgeon who is willing to take on challenging and complex cases. Patients find him to be thoughtful with a keen attention to details and always ready to explain technicalities. He specializes in breast aesthetic surgeries: breast augmentation, breast lift or mastopexy, breast reduction and revision of all kinds.

He is one of the pioneers in male-to-female gender reassignment surgery, and among those who are still performing this type of surgery in Thailand. This has gained him a following from all over the globe.

He is former Vice president of the society of plastic reconstructive surgeon of Thailand and Secretary General of The Society of aesthetic plastic surgeon of Thailand (ISAPS)

In the international arena, he is a committee of Educational council and membership of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Locally, he is the Director and RM Surgical Committee of PPSI. He sees it as his obligation and goals that all PPSI clients are satisfied with the service and their surgery result is within acceptable standards. He works tirelessly to mentor younger surgeons through PPSI fellowship program and is happy to pass on his knowledge and experience.

Apart from his medical duties, he has been a member of Rotary for many years. In 2013-14, he was a District Governor. He often hosts exchange students to stay with him and his family in Phuket. He has frequent meetings in both domestic and abroad consequently so his clients are encouraged to book their surgery months in advance to ensure availability.

Specialty
  • Male to female sex reassignment surgery
  • Breast aesthetic surgery: augmentation, lifting, reduction and revision
Education
  • 1978 - 1982: B.S. Chulalongkorn University
  • 1982 - 1984: M.D. Chulalongkorn University
  • 1991: Thai Certified Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Professional Experience
  • 1991 - 1999: Plastic Surgeon, Vachira Phuket General Hospital, Phuket
  • 1991 - 2006: Plastic Surgeon, Phuket International Hospital, Phuket
  • 2006 - 2015: Chief of Phuket International Aesthetic Center (PIAC), Phuket
  • 1991 - Present: Founder, Phuket Plastic Surgery Center, Phuket
  • 2005 - Present: Director, Phuket Plastic Surgery Institute, Phuket
Board Certification and license
  • 1984: Medical Licensure No. #12287, Medical Council of Thailand
  • 1991: Board Certificate, Thai Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Honors & Awards
  • 1991: Outstanding resident in surgery, Department of Surgery, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok
  • 1996: Local chairperson, 6th APC-ICPRS, Phuket
  • 2000 - 2004: Distinguished member of Committee of Muang Phuket Police Station, Phuket
  • 2010: Local chairperson, Thailand – Singapore – Taiwan Plastic Surgery, Phuket
  • 2020 : The Best leader in Plastic surgery, PPSI, Bangkok Siriroj Hospital, International Finance Leadership Awards 2020
Memberships and Committee in Professional Societies
  • A member of The Thai Medical Council
  • A member of Royal College of Surgeons of Thailand
  • A member of The Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons of Thailand
  • A member of The Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons of Thailand
  • Board of committee of The Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons of Thailand, Year 2005-2016
  • Organizing Committee, 13th ASEAN Congress of Plastic Surgery, Year 2006, Chiangmai, Thailand
  • Board of committee of the Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeon of Thailand, 2007-2016
  • A member of International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) since 2008
  • A Thailand National Secretary of International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) 2010-2014
  • A Course Director, ISAPS Symposium, OSAPS Congress 2014, Pattaya, Thailand
  • Organizing Committee, 14th OSAPS Congress of Plastic Surgery, 2014, Pattaya, Thailand
  • A member of ISAPS Educational council committee, 2014-2016, 2018-2020
  • A member of ISAPS Patient Safety Committee, 2016-2018
  • Secretary General of the Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeon of Thailand, 2016-2018
  • A member of ISAPS Membership committee, 2016-2018 and 2018-2020
  • A Course Director, ISAPS Course Vietnam 2016, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • A Course Director, ISAPS Symposium Bangkok 2017, ACPS 2017, Bangkok, Thailand
  • A Course Director, PPSI Breast aesthetic surgical excellence workshop, in partnership with J&J, Phuket 2017 and 2019, Thailand
  • Organizing Committee, 18th ASEAN Congress of Plastic Surgery, 2017, Bangkok, Thailand
  • A Regional Co-Chair Director, ISAPS course Ho Chi Minh City 2018, Vietnam
  • Vice President, International Affair of the Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons of Thailand, 2016-2018
  • A member of ISAPS Board of Directors 2020-22, Parliamentarian position.
  • A member of Communication, Branding and Public Relations committee, ISAPS, 2020-22
Recent Scientific and Lecture Activities
  1. An Evolution of Male to Female Gender Reassignment Surgery. 3rd China ISAPS Course, Chinese Congress of Plastic Surgery, Urumqi, Xinjinag, People Republic of China, 18 August 2011.
  2. การผ่าตัดแปลงเพศจากชายเป็นหญิง, ศัลยศาสตร์วิวัฒน์ เล่ม 41, ศัลยศาสตร์ตกแต่ง ในปี 2554 ISBN 978-974-350-702-1, บทที่ 13, หน้า 297 ถึง 336
  3. An Evolution of Male to Female Gender Reassignment Surgery. The 1st Asia-Pacific Congress on Cosmetogynecology, Chung-Ang University Hospital, Seoul. Na&Lee Women Hospital, Gimpo, Korea, Organized by Doctor Seminar, 11 December 2011.
  4. An Evolution of Male to Female Gender Reassignment Surgery. The 1st Queensland Transgender, Sistergirl, Gender Diverse Conference, Australia, 24-25 August 2012.
  5. An Evolution of Male to Female Gender Reassignment Surgery. Breast Reduction with Free Nipple skin graft technique. ISAPS Symposium 2014, Jaipur, India, 17-19 January 2014.
  6. An Evolution of Male to Female Gender Reassignment Surgery. Breast Reduction with Free Nipple skin graft technique. ISAPS Course Moscow 2014, Moscow, Russia, 16-19 May 2014.
  7. Male to Female Gender Reassignment Surgery. ISAPS 22nd Congress 2014, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, 19-22 September 2014.
  8. An Evolution of Male to Female Gender Reassignment Surgery. OSAPS 14th Congress 2014, Pattaya, Thailand, 27-29 October 2014.
  9. Common complication and unsatisfied outcome of Breast aesthetic surgery. The 4th ASEAN Mentor® CPGTM Surgical Excellence Workshop, Bangkok Hospital, Phuket, Thailand, 13 March 2015.
  10. Breast Aesthetic Surgery. The Fortune Forum of SZ Huayan International Beauty Management 2015, MeiChow, Guadong, Republic People of China, 30 March 2015.
  11. Corrective procedures after breast aesthetic surgery. TST Meeting 2016, Sheraton Huahin resort and spa, Prachuabkirikhan, Thailand, 19 March 2016.
  12. A Global beauty phenomenon is just around you: The Innovative healthcare business model for medical tourism. BDMS Academic Annual Meeting 2016, Continental Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand, 13 September 2016.
  13. Vaginal Agenesis reconstruction. The 51st Annual Conference of Association of Plastic Surgeons of India, APSICON 2016, 21 – 24 November 2016, New Delhi, India.
  14. Evolution of Male to Female Gender Reassignment Surgery. The 51st Annual Conference of Association of Plastic Surgeons of India, APSICON 2016, 21 – 24 November 2016, New Delhi, India.
  15. Video Surgery; Male to Female Gender Reassignment Surgery. The 51st Annual Conference of Association of Plastic Surgeons of India, APSICON 2016, 21 – 24 November 2016, New Delhi, India.
  16. India and Thailand as two players in Global medical tourism-Difference & Similarities. The 51st Annual Conference of Association of Plastic Surgeons of India, APSICON 2016, 21 – 24 November 2016, New Delhi, India.
  17. Evolution of Male to Female Gender Reassignment Surgery. The 1st ISAPS Course Vietnam 2016 and The 14th Annual International Scientific, 9 – 11 December 2016, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
  18. Video Surgery; Male to Female Gender Reassignment Surgery. The 1st ISAPS Course Vietnam 2016 and The 14th Annual International Scientific, 9 – 11 December 2016, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
  19. Medical Tourism and Patient Safety. The 18th ASEAN Congress of Plastic Surgery (ACPS 2017) and ISAPS Symposium Bangkok 2017, 8 – 10 March 2017, Bangkok, Thailand.
  20. Video Surgery; Male to Female Gender Reassignment Surgery. The 18th ASEAN Congress of Plastic Surgery (ACPS 2017) and ISAPS Symposium Bangkok 2017, 8 – 10 March 2017, Bangkok, Thailand.
  21. Mastopexy; Shape, size, scar, NAC. The 42nd Annual Scientific Congress of the Royal College of Surgeons of Thailand; the 1st Joint Surgical Meeting with the Ministry of Public Health. 1st Mekong Basin (CLMVT) Surgical Forum. 9 July 2017, Pattaya, Thailand.
  22. Revision breast aesthetic surgery. The 17th Annual International Scientific Congress “The safety in aesthetic medicine & surgery – first and above all”, Ho Chi Minh City Society Of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery, 8 – 9 December 2017, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.
  23. Revision procedures after SRS. The 17th Annual International Scientific Congress “The safety in aesthetic medicine & surgery – first and above all”, Ho Chi Minh City Society Of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery, 8 - 9 December 2017, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.
  24. Live surgery demonstration, Breast reduction lift with implant. The 17th Annual International Scientific Congress “The safety in aesthetic medicine & surgery – first and above all”, Ho Chi Minh City Society Of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery, 10 December 2017, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.
  25. Managing patient expectation and avoid surgical complication. PPSI Breast aesthetic surgical excellence workshop, in partnership with J&J, 21 – 22 June 2019, Phuket, Thailand.
  26. Correction of implant malposition, bottoming out, high implant, lateral migration, twin breasts. PPSI Breast aesthetic surgical excellence workshop, in partnership with J&J. 21 – 22 June 2019, Phuket, Thailand.
  27. Live surgery demonstration, Correction of bottoming out and lateral migration of breast implants. Correction of breast asymmetry with breast reduction lift and breast lift with implant. PPSI Breast aesthetic surgical excellence workshop, in partnership with J&J.  21 – 22 June 2019, Phuket, Thailand.
Media Attention
Appeared in several international documentary programs about gender reassignment surgery in Phuket, Thailand such as,
  • 1999: MDR; Windrose, Germany 6
  • 2000: ABC, Australia
  • 2000: Korea TV, Year
  • 2002: National Geographic Channel; Taboo series, Sexuality
  • 2004: NBC, USA
  • 2006: 20/20 NZ TV; A Final Cut, New Zealand
  • 2008: Channel 4 Japan
  • 2009: Thai PBS Channel, A silent killer
  • 2012: ABC, Australia, The1st Queensland Transgender, Sistergirl, Gender Diverse Conference
  • 2015: Channel 7, Australia, “What really happens in Thailand”
  • 2016: Channel 9, Australia and TVNZ: Beauty and the Beach, Season 1
  • 2017: Channel 4, Australia: Operation Thailand
Social memberships
  • A Founding member of Rotary club of Tongkah, District 3330 RI, Year 1992
  • President of Rotary Club of Tongkah, District 3330 RI, 2004-2005
  • Group Study Exchange (GSE) Team Leader, District 3330 RI, Thailand to District 5050 RI, USA, 2005-2006
  • Assistant Governor, District 3330 RI, 2006-2007
  • District Chair of Group Study Exchange Sub-committee, District 3330 RI, 2006-2007
  • District Chair of the Rotary Alumni Sub-committee, District 3330 RI, 2007-2008
  • District Chair of Rotary World Peace Fellowship Sub-committee, D 3330 RI, 2008-2013
  • District Chair of Thai Malaysia InterCountry Committee, District 3330 RI, 2008-2010
  • District Chair of Disaster relief committee, District 3330 RI, 2011-2012
  • District Governor, District 3330 Rotary International, 2013-2014
  • District Chair of International committee, District 3330, RI, 2014-2017
  • District Chair of My Rotary committee, Year 2016-19
  • RI President Representative, to District 3420, RI, East Indonesia, 2016
  • Executive Committee of the Thailand Rotary District Foundation, 2016
  • District Chair of Membership Development, District 3330, RI, 2017-2019
  • District 3330 RI Representative to Council of Legislation, 2019

VDO Testimonials


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Phuket Plastic Surgery Institute
Raquel
Date: February 2013

Procedure: Breast Augmentation (Breast Implants)

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Sarah
Date: October 2012

Procedure: Breast Augmentation (Breast Implants), Breast Lift

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Phuket Plastic Surgery Institute
Heather
Date: November 2010

Procedure: Breast Augmentation (Breast Implants)

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Phuket Plastic Surgery Institute
Amanda
Date: November 2010

Procedure: Breast Augmentation (Breast Implants)

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Catherine
Date: October 2010

Procedure: Breast Augmentation (Breast Implants)

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