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Thailand’s ‘Bag Doctors’


An underground cosmetics industry is flourishing in Thailand, fueled by demand from people who will do whatever it takes to be beautiful. “Bag doctors”—unlicensed practitioners who go house to house with bags containing medical equipment—perform risky procedures that in some cases ended in tragedy. CGTN’s Dusita Saokaew investigates the growth of the illegal trade.

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Thailand’s ‘Bag Doctors’


An underground cosmetics industry is flourishing in Thailand, fueled by demand from people who will do whatever it takes to be beautiful. “Bag doctors”—unlicensed practitioners who go house to house with bags containing medical equipment—perform risky procedures that in some cases ended in tragedy. CGTN’s Dusita Saokaew investigates the growth of the illegal trade.

 

Watch the story below:

 

DYING TO BE BEAUTIFUL CREDITS

Producer

Dusita Saokaew

Thiwari Werayasobprasong

 

Director

Dusita Saokaew

 

Writer

Dusita Saokaew

 

Program Editor

Ryan Chua

 

Video Editor

Sakarate Vattanasiriporn

 

Narrator

Dusita Chumsri

 

Camera Operator

Pongsarid Tomechai

Sakarate Vattanasiriporn

 

Production Manager

Thiwari Werayasobprasong

 

Assistant Production Manager

Sirapat Pitijinda

 

Researcher

Dusita Saokaew

Thiwari Werayasobprasong

 

 

Special Thanks

Noppaluck Clinic

Chanisa Clinic

 

Stock Footage

Daily News Thailand – New TV

Nation TV – Kebtok24Nation

One News – ONE HD 31