7 doctors weighed in:

Has anyone ever traveled to another country to get cosmetic surgery?

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Cynthia Poulos
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Medical tourism

Many people do this.
It works out well for some, and is disastrous for others. Is it that important to take a risk with your health far way from home? Perhaps you have found a competent doctor or clinic, but what if you encounter complications? Returning home could be difficult if not impossible, if you are that sick. Trying to find a doctor to take care of your problems could be very difficult.

In brief: Medical tourism

Many people do this.
It works out well for some, and is disastrous for others. Is it that important to take a risk with your health far way from home? Perhaps you have found a competent doctor or clinic, but what if you encounter complications? Returning home could be difficult if not impossible, if you are that sick. Trying to find a doctor to take care of your problems could be very difficult.
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Dr. Richard Tholen
"Saving money" could cost your life, or a good result. I've done too many revisions of cosmetic surgery done elsewhere (not to mention locally) to recommend this. There are lots of good surgeons everywhere, so stay close to family friends and help, because even if you find the "best" surgeon in a foreign country, complications can occur in any patient and with any surgeon!
Dr. Thomas Fiala
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Medical tourism

Yes - certainly, people do travel outside the us to get cosmetic surgery.
They are usually trying to save money. Sometimes it works out, and sometimes you come back with a complication that needs corrective work - and that ends up costing you way more than any money you might have saved. It's a big gamble.

In brief: Medical tourism

Yes - certainly, people do travel outside the us to get cosmetic surgery.
They are usually trying to save money. Sometimes it works out, and sometimes you come back with a complication that needs corrective work - and that ends up costing you way more than any money you might have saved. It's a big gamble.
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Dr. Jeffrey Rosenthal
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Not best idea

There are competent surgeons around the world; but, if a complication arises when you leave for home you have a problem. Make certain the surgeon is well qualified and works out of an certified surgical facility.
Otherwise, consider staying in your area.

In brief: Not best idea

There are competent surgeons around the world; but, if a complication arises when you leave for home you have a problem. Make certain the surgeon is well qualified and works out of an certified surgical facility.
Otherwise, consider staying in your area.
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Dr. Adam Hamawy
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: BE CAREFUL!!

Medical tourism is common practice where people travel to other countries to have cosmetic surgery for cheaper prices.
However, they but themselves at risk due to less quality control, and often unqualified doctors. Many spend thousands more after returning home to deal with complications. Remember, you get what you pay for.

In brief: BE CAREFUL!!

Medical tourism is common practice where people travel to other countries to have cosmetic surgery for cheaper prices.
However, they but themselves at risk due to less quality control, and often unqualified doctors. Many spend thousands more after returning home to deal with complications. Remember, you get what you pay for.
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Dr. Barry Press
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Yes

This is becoming more popular as the cost may be less in another country.
Unfortunately, it is difficult to know if the standards for surgeons and facilities are adequate. If there is a complication that occurs when you return home, you may find it difficult to find a surgeon willing to deal with such a complication. Be careful!

In brief: Yes

This is becoming more popular as the cost may be less in another country.
Unfortunately, it is difficult to know if the standards for surgeons and facilities are adequate. If there is a complication that occurs when you return home, you may find it difficult to find a surgeon willing to deal with such a complication. Be careful!
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