Is getting plastic surgery abroad to save money a good idea?

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If you want to get a particular procedure performed you might be tempted to look at getting your procedure carried out overseas in a bid to save money. Yes, it’s true that overseas rates are generally cheaper than in the US but it is strongly recommended that you avoid this route.

Below are some compelling reasons why getting plastic surgery abroad is not a good idea -

It is very risky

When you choose to get plastic surgery abroad, you are taking a big risk. You have no guarantee that the country you’re travelling to has the same strict regulations and standards as the US. Therefore if you’re unhappy with the results of your surgery, there might be nothing you can do about it.

You actually don’t save that much money

The main reason that people look to get surgery carried out overseas is because they want to save money, however this is something of a myth. Although the clinic you’re looking at might do the surgery for a fraction of the price, you have to account for flights and hotel costs.

Unless you’re planning to stay in the cheapest accommodation you can find and go with the cheapest airline, you often do not end up saving that much more money overall.

Do you want to recover in a foreign country?

When having a procedure carried out, there is often a good period of recovery time where you can experience side effects. Do you really want to go through this away from your friends and family in a foreign country?

You might have no access to regular comforts and this can make your recovery period quite miserable, especially if you have chosen cheap hotel accommodations.

Your health is the most important thing

Although money is always important, your health is much more important. Even if you manage to save a considerable amount of money by seeking out surgery overseas, the risk you take is simply not worth it.

Plastic surgery is a luxury

This is the most important thing to remember. Just because you really want to get a particular surgery done, doesn’t mean you have to get it done immediately. If you’re not able to afford to get it done safely and to the high standards of the US, then simply wait until you can. Going overseas to get surgery carried out is a shortcut that you could end up severely regretting later.

Dr. Fadi Constantine
Published by Dr. Fadi Constantine on August 19, 2015

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