Choosing a Cosmetic Surgeon Abroad: Remember the Basics

It’s time once again for end-of-year promises and New Year’s resolutions – which means self improvement and image repair. Consumers seeking cosmetic or plastic surgery to help restore breasts through breast augmentation or breast lifts, or those hoping to lose weight through liposuction, body sculpting or obesity and weight loss surgery such as bariatric surgical procedures, lap bands, gastric bypass or other techniques will be looking for cheap options to meet their goals.

However, remember that cheap isn’t always the bottom line when it comes to cosmetic surgery procedures. Yes, medical travelers can save thousands if not tens of thousands of dollars on cosmetic surgery in foreign destinations, not because standards or quality is lower, but because of different health care systems, lower malpractice and liability premiums and methods of practice in locations like Argentina, Turkey and Thailand, just to name a few.

Choosing a qualified plastic surgeon is of vital importance. The surgeon you choose should be a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons or a Society of Plastic Surgeons in the country of origin. Surgeries should be performed in an accredited facility by certified surgeons experienced in their specialty. Physicians and surgeons should be willing to inform potential clients of their training, experience and education, and offer proof of such, no matter the foreign destination that is chosen. When it comes to cosmetic surgery, follow the same practice you would in your home country: ask for qualifications, experience and success rates. Don’t be shy. After all, it’s your body.


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