Medical Tourism and Cosmetic Surgery Overseas

Shelter Offshore | 2009-03-19

Over the last few years medical tourism has been growing in popularity.  Lets face it, why come back from your holiday with just a tan and a couple of bottles of local plonk when the potential is there to come back with a new body as well?!

The medical tourism market currently has an annual value of £13 billion and this is expected to double by 2010.  Many people elect to have cosmetic surgery overseas in order to take advantage of state of the art equipment, better quality healthcare, to avoid long waiting lists, but there is also costing to consider.  In many cases plastic surgery can be carried out overseas at a fraction of the cost for the same procedures in the UK, Europe or the US.

If you are thinking about having cosmetic surgery overseas you do need to research your market.  It is not going to be in your best interest to travel overseas for a £10 boob job and find they've been put in by a local veterinarian.  There is plenty of information on the internet and any research should start with talking to people who’ve already had surgery performed overseas, find out how their experience went. 



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