Dr. Sanguan Kunaporn

Dr. Sanguan Kunaporn
Dr. Sanguan Kunaporn

Speciality: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Language: Thai, English

Dr Sanguan is in a league of his own and renown worldwide as a serious, innovative plastic surgeon, who is willing to take on challenging and complex cases. Clients find him to be thoughtful and patient with a keen attention to detail and always ready to explain technicalities. Dr Sanguan is specialized in breast surgeries, especially
breast augmentation, lift, reduction and revision, as well as male-to-female sex reassignment surgery. This has gained him a following from all over the globe.

Dr Sanguan is National Secretary of The Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons of Thailand. Locally he is the Chairman of the PIAC Surgical Committee and sees it as his obligation and goal that all PIAC clients are satisfied and their surgery result is within acceptable standards. He works tirelessly to mentor younger surgeons and is happy to pass on his knowledge and experience.

Dr Sanguan has been a member of Rotary for many years and in 2014 he was District Governor. He lives in Phuket with his family and often hosts exchange students in his home. Dr Sanguan travels a lot and consequently his clients are encouraged to book their surgery months in advance to ensure availability.

His special interest includes:

  • Surgeries for Transsexual: Male to Female Sex Reassignment Surgery
  • Breast Aesthetic surgery

Education

  • Secondary – Suankularb Vittayalai College, Bangkok, 1973-1978
  • Undergraduate – B.S. ,Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, 1978-1982
  • Graduate – M.D.,Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, 1982-1984
  • Qualification – Thai Certified Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Since 1991

Training

  • 1984-1985 Internship, Rayong hospital, Rayong, 1984-1985
  • 1985-1988 General practitioner, Koh Samui island community hospital, Koh Samui, Suratthani
  • 1988-1991 Residency training, Plastic and Reconstructive surgery, Chulalongkorn hospital
  • 1991 Fellowship, Tampa craniofacial center, Tampa, Florida, USA

Professional Experience

  • 1991-1999 Plastic surgeon, Vachira Phuket general hospital, Phuket, Thailand
  • 1991-2006 Plastic surgeon, Phuket international hospital, Phuket
  • 2006-2015 Chief of Phuket International Aesthetic Center (PIAC)
  • 1991-present Founder, Phuket Plastic Surgery Center, Phuket, Thailand
  • 2005-present Director, Phuket Plastic Surgery Institute, Phuket, Thailand

Scientific and Lecture Activities

  1. Free tissue transfers; A way to do it. , Chula Surgical Proceeding, ISSN 0857-314X , page 93-96
  2. Alar Nasi reconstruction by free vascularized chrondrocutaneous composite ear flap. Presented at 2nd Triangular TST meeting in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Sentosa, Singapore, 1994
  3. Free vascularized osteocutaneous fibula flap; unusual technique in anastomosis with vein graft. Presented during The 2nd Triangular TST meeting in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Sentosa, Singapore, 1994
  4. Sex Change. Lectured during The 25th Annual Meeting of Royal College of Surgeons of Thailand, Pattaya, Thailand, July 2000.
  5. Transsexual, Law and Medicine in Thailand. Lectured during The 6th Asian Congress of Sexology, August 2000, Kobe, Japan Journal of Asian Sexology, Volume 2, June 2001
  6. Male to Female Sex Reassignment Surgery. Lectured during Southern Comfort Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, September 2002.
  7. Surgical Technique of Male to Female Sex Reassignment Surgery, How I do it. Lectured during The 17th Regional Conference of Royal College of Surgeons of Thailand, Hadyai Songkla, Thailand, March 2003.
  8. Sex Reassignment Surgery; How I do it. Panel discussion during The Annual Meeting of The Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons of Thailand, Bangkok, Thailand, July 2003.
  9. Sex Reassignment Surgery; Penile skin flap and delayed scrotal skin graft Vaginoplasty. Lectured during The First Live SRS Workshop 2004, 9thInternational Congress of the Oriental Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Bangkok, Thailand, December 2004.
  10. Male to Female Sex Reassignment Surgery; Delayed scrotal skin graft vaginoplasty and Prepuce skin and Corona of Glans penis sensated Clitoroplasty. Vancouver General Hospital, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada Lectured on 10 May 2006.
  11. Male to Female Sex Reassignment Surgery; Delayed scrotal skin graft vaginoplasty. Panel discussion during The Annual Meeting of The Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons of Thailand, Bangkok, Thailand, May 2006.
  12. Male to Female Sex Reassignment Surgery; Delayed scrotal skin graft vaginoplasty. Panel discussion during 13th ASEAN Congress of Plastic Surgery, Chiengmai, Thailand, October 2006.
  13. Male to Female Sex Reassignment Surgery; Delayed scrotal skin graft vaginoplasty and Prepuce skin and Corona of Glans penis sensated Clitoroplasty. Lectured invited by Nagumo Clinic and GIDP center on 22 December 2007, Women Plaza, Tokyo, Japan. Live surgery demonstrated at Nagumo Clinic Tokyo, 23 December 2007.
  14. Male to Female Sex Reassignment Surgery. Lecture during 11th Oriental Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery at Waterfront Hotel & Casino, Cebu, Philippines, November 16-19, 2008.
  15. Breast Augmentation. A plenary session during 11th Oriental Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery at Waterfront Hotel & Casino, Cebu, Philippines, 16-19 November, 2008.
  16. Breast Reduction. A plenary session during 11th Oriental Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery at Waterfront
    Hotel & Casino, Cebu, Philippines, 16-19 November 2008.
  17. Male to Female Sex Reassignment Surgery lecture and Live surgery demonstration. A workshop and symposium of Sex Reassignment Surgery, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Mahidol University, Siriraj hospital, Thailand, 12-13 February 2009.
  18. Gender Reassignment Surgery. Lecture during Taiwan Plastic Surgical Association Congress, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Taiwan, 20-21 November 2010.
  19. 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.
  20. การผ‹าตัดแปลงเพศจากชายเปšนหญิง, ศัลยศาสตรว��วัฒน เล‹ม 41, ศัลยศาตรตกแต‹งในป‚ 2554 ISBN 978-974-350-702-1, บทที่ 13, หนŒา 297 ถึง 336
  21. 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 DoctorSeminar, 11 December 2011.
  22. An Evolution of Male to Female Gender Reassignment Surgery. The 1st Queensland Transgender, Sistergirl, Gender Diverse Conference, Australia, 24-25 August 2012.
  23. An Evolution of Male to Female Gender Reassignment Surgery. Breast Reduction with Free Nipple skin graft technique. ISAPS Symposium 2014, Jaipura, India, 17-19 January 2014.
  24. 24. 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.
  25. Male to Female Gender Reassignment Surgery. ISAPS 22nd Congress 2014, Rio DeJanero, Brazil, 19-22 September 2014.
  26. An Evolution of Male to Female Gender Reassignment Surgery. OSAPS 14th Congress 2014, Pattaya, Thailand, 27-29 October 2014.
  27. Common complication and unsatisfied outcome of Breast aesthetic surgery. The 4th ASEAN Mentor® CPGTM Surgical Excellence Workshop, Bangkok Hospital, Phuket, Thailand, 13 March 2015.
  28. Breast Aesthetic Surgery. The Fortune Forum of SZ Huayan International Beauty Management 2015, MeiChow, Guadong, Republic People of China, 30 March 2015.

Honor and Award

  • 1991 Outstanding resident in surgery, Department of Surgery, Chulalongkorn University
  • 1996 Local Chairperson, 6th APC-ICPRS, Phuket, Thailand
  • 2000-2004 Distinguish member of Committee of Muang, Phuket Police station
  • 2010 Local Chairperson, Thailand-Singapore-Taiwan Plastic Surgery Meeting, Phuket

Certification and License

  • 1984 Medical Licensure, Medical council of Thailand, No.#12287
  • 1991 Board certificate, Thai Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

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.
  • 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 member of ISAPS Educational council committee, 2014-2016
  • Organizing Committee, 13th ASEAN Congress of Plastic Surgery, Year 2006, Chiengmai,Thailand.
  • Organizing Committee, 14th OSAPS Congress of Plastic Surgery, Year 2014, Pattaya,Thailand.
  • Board of committee of The Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons of Thailand,Year 2005-2016.
  • Vice President, International affair of The Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons of Thailand, Year 2016-2018.
  • Board of committee of the Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeon of Thailand, Year 2007-2016.

Social Memberships

  • 1992 – present Charter member of Rotary Club of Tongkah, District 3330 RI
  • 1998 Patong Hospital Development Committee
  • 2000 Board of Phuket IT development Committee
  • 2000-2004 Board of Muang, Phuket Police station Committee
  • 2004-2005 President of Rotary Club of Tongkah, District 3330 RI
  • 2005-2006 Group Study Exchange (GSE) Team Leader, District 3330 RI Thailand to District 5050 RI, USA
  • 2006-2007 Assistant Governor, District 3330 RI
  • 2006-2007 District Chair of Subcommittee of Group Study Exchange, District 3330 RI
  • 2007-2008 District Chair of Subcommittee of Rotary Foundation Alumni, District 3330 RI
  • 2008-2013 District Chair of Subcommittee of Rotary World Peace Fellowship, D 3330 RI
  • 2008-2010 District Chair of Thai Malaysia InterCountry Committee, District 3330 RI
  • 2013-2014 District Governor, District 3330 Rotary International
  • 2014-2016 District Chair of International committee, District 3330, Rotary International

Media Attention

Appearance in several international documentary programs about Gender Reassignment Surgery in Phuket, Thailand, such as

  • 1999 MDR; Windrose, Germany6
  • 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 happen in Thailand