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How to Make the Right Decision Regarding Cosmetic/Plastic Surgery Abroad
Cosmetic and plastic surgeries have become a huge field of medicine in the last couple of decades. The interest in getting a cosmetic surgery rises yearly and with the innovations in the field it is becoming increasingly easier to get one. People go to plastic surgeons for many reasons: some want to correct a part of their body they are not completely satisfied with, while others have to undergo some kind of reconstructive surgery due to some event in their lives which has left them disfigured.
Whatever your reason to be looking for a cosmetic/plastic surgery, you have two options:
-Find local surgeons – Local surgeons are readily available in your home country. However, since cosmetic and plastic surgeries are mostly not covered by medical insurance and are considered elective procedures, it might happen that the price for the surgery is too expensive, depending on where you live. Also, not all countries have the same types of procedures available.
-Find surgeons abroad – Since cosmetic surgeries are usually elective, it is much better to try and find a good deal abroad. Prices vary from one country to another, and you can surely find what you are searching for a fraction of the price that you would get at home. Also, depending on the country, it is possible to find surgeries which are not available in your country. If you wish to have privacy and not disclose to people that you have gone for a cosmetic surgery, you can also just pretend it is a regular holiday.
The most important thing, however, no matter whether you choose to go abroad or to find a surgery locally, is to make an informed decision about the surgeon and the clinic where the operation will be performed. This is because cosmetic surgeries are designed to be impactful on your life. They are the game-changers, no matter how small, and a lot of things can go wrong, either during or after the surgery.
How to make an informed decision?
It is hard to put your trust in someone before you know enough about them. This goes for surgeons, as well, even doubly so, because this is someone that gets to play with your health and your looks. The best route to trusting your surgeon is knowing as much as you can about them (professionally, of course). To do this, you need to research and compare, so that you could choose a surgeon which really seems trustworthy and for who you can be sure will do a good job.
What to look for when researching cosmetic/plastic surgeons?
Questions to ask before booking
Is the surgeon certified by the relevant board to perform cosmetic/plastic surgery? – Not all cosmetic surgeons have certificates, which is why it is very important to ask this. Also, there are multiple different certifications available for plastic and cosmetic surgeries, so make sure that your preferred surgeon has the right certificate for the procedure you need.
How much will the treatment package cost me? – The cost of the package will depend on many things, notably on the experience of the surgeon, fees for the surgical room, stay at the hospital, and the surgery method. Don’t always go for the cheapest, as, in some cases, this can mean that something is omitted from the package.
How much will other expenses, like travel and stay, cost me? – You have to know about other expenses, as you have to prepare your budget. You don’t want to be stranded alone in a different country without any money while recovering from a plastic surgery.
Where will the surgery be performed? – There are a few boards which check whether the facilities are patient friendly. One of those is the International Joint Commission, one of the most reputed certification boards. Their standards are not easy to meet, so, if they have their certificate, then their facilities are probably of the highest quality. Steer clear of those hospitals that do not have these certificates.
Are there any before and after photos of this procedure at the desired hospital, or any patient testimonials? – It is always wise to see how people who have had the procedure before fared and what results they achieved. The doctors will always be happy to provide these for you.
We cannot talk enough about the importance of making the right decision when it comes to choosing a cosmetic/plastic surgery package. Becoming more beautiful might be important to people, but it is always more important to preserve your health. By staying informed and making proper decisions, you significantly lower the risks of something going wrong with the whole procedure. We are always there to help you get the right information and make the right choice, so contact us if you need a cosmetic/plastic surgery.
If you wish to know more about cosmetic/plastic surgeries both locally and abroad, we are here to answer all your questions. Feel free to contact us at any time!