Cosmetic surgery can be very expensive especially in countries like USA and major European countries such as UK, France and Germany. So many people travel to less expensive regions in Asia and South America for treatment.
Many clinics in the developing world are run and staffed by doctors who have trained in the USA and UK and offer skills that are equivalent to
major medical centres.
Usually the answer is no. There might be exceptions if the work is reconstructive following an accident. In most cases, though, elective surgery is not covered by insurance.
Some clinics do have working relationships with credit providers to help you fund your treatment.
The main consideration is that the clinic is not in your country of residence so that if you need follow-up treatment you will have to return to their country. This might cause expensive trips which will outweigh some of your savings.
Also you might experience language problems that could cause confusion. Many clinics offer interpreters but it could be difficult to express subtle requests in your treatment. It should be pointed out that many of the clinic listed on this site have extensive experience with foreign patients so you should be fine.
Well the answer is in the name. ‘Tourism’ – when you choose to have your treatment in an exotic and interesting country you can add on a holiday whilst your recover. Certainly, if the savings for the procedure cover the trip and the holiday then it can be considered as a bargain.
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