As an alternative to prohibitively expensive domestic cosmetic surgery, many people are now considering travelling overseas, where treatments and procedures are much less expensive. We’ve all heard the horror stories of botched cosmetic work and uncertified surgeons, but how reliable are these stories?
Obviously there are risks that come with travelling overseas for medical procedures. Travelling into a foreign nation with a different culture and language may be daunting for a lot of people. On top of that, the certifications, qualifications and standards of practice are unfamiliar.
If you book an appointment yourself, it’s up to you to educate yourself as to the surgeries you’re interested in, as well as the experience and qualifications of your practitioner. This is where many people come unstuck.
Travelling to another, unknown, country may be intimidating – but with the right guidance, it can be a physically and financially worthwhile undertaking. Low-cost surgery abroad doesn’t mean standards are lower. In fact, many non-Western countries have facilities and services based on the Western model, and provide safety and medical expertise as stringent as anything you’ll find at home.
However, there is an obvious need for patients to be careful about the practitioner they choose. All surgery carries a risk of complication, and though the risks are greater when travel is involved, it’s not that difficult to find a skilled and experienced practitioner.
So, while some apprehensions are absolutely normal when considering travelling overseas for a cosmetic procedure, the reality is that, if you go through the right channels, you’ll be worked on by highly qualified and experienced surgeons and medical staff.
There are also many benefits to travelling overseas for a cosmetic procedure – first and most prominent is that it’s far more affordable for the same or even a higher calibre of work. As well as that, you also get an overseas holiday! What better way to convalesce than by the pool in a five star hotel or experiencing all that another culture has to offer?
In addition to a safe and affordable service, Beautiful You Holidays offers world class cosmetic surgery in state of the art private hospitals at a fraction of what it would cost for the same procedure at home.